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The Philosophy of Eastern Health concerning Pastoral Care
Pastoral care is offered as a component of the holistic and interdisciplinary approach to health care. It assists clients to mobilize their spirituality, faith and religious resources to enhance their health and quality of life. (Pastoral Care Manual, # II: 20).

Eastern Health Pastoral Care Vision Statement
We believe that all patients, families and staff of Eastern Health have a right to pastoral services. We are committed to have competent staff deliver pastoral services that are respectful of the clients’ traditions and wishes, and who are connected to the interdisciplinary teams, the pastoral care team of the sites and denominations as well as pastoral care providers in the community. We will work to improve the quality of pastoral care through continuous evaluation, research and professional development.


Continuing the mission of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, the Church in the Archdiocese of St. John’s strives to centre its love and concern on those who need it most. From this perspective, PASTORAL CARE involves:

  • Promotion of healthy behaviours and practices
  • Prevention of unhealthy behaviours or practices
  • Care and counselling  for people in crisis
  • Advocacy for those who are voiceless or who may not be heard

Pastoral Care is especially, but not exclusively, addressed to

  • THOSE WHO SUFFER IN MIND, BODY OR SPIRIT, whatever their age,
  • AND their families,friends and care-givers

Therefore, the Archdiocese of St. John’s provides Pastoral Care to people in the following facilities:

  • Health Sciences Centre
  • Janeway Children’s Hospital
  • The Waterford Hospital
  • St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital
  • St. Patrick’s Mercy Home
  • Hoyle’s-Escasoni Complex
  • The Leonard A. Miller Centre
  • Emmaus House
  • The Gathering Place

Outside the city of St. John’s, the Archdiocese provides Pastoral Care for:

  • Placentia Hospital
  • Lion’s Manor, Placentia
  • Burin  Peninsula Health Care Complex
  • The Grand Bank Health Care Centre


Memorial University of Newfoundland

UC 5001, St. John’s, NL   A1C 5S7
Telephone (709)737-8589

For more information, see

Her Majesty’s Penitentiary

Mr. John Ridgley, RC Chaplain
Her Majesty’s Penitentiary
P.O. Box 5459
St. John’s, NL  A1C 5W4
Telephone number (709)576-2270

St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital/Miller Center

Reverend Francis Slattery

Reverend John Costello

St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital
LeMarchant Road
St. John’s, NL  A1C 5B8
Telephone number (709)777-5464
Residence (709)745-5781
Pager: 570-943410
For more information, see:

The General Hospital/Health Sciences Complex

Fr. G. Francis Roche
Pastoral Care Department
300 Prince Phillip Drive
St. John's, NL
A1B 3V6
(709) 777-6300

Janeway Child Health Centre

Sr. Mary Molloy, PBVM
Pastoral Care Department
300 Prince Phillip Drive
St. John's, NL
A1B 3V6
(709) 777-6300

Waterford Hospital


St. Patrick’s Mercy Home

Reverend John Maddigan, Chaplain

Sr. Monica Hickey, RSM
Pastoral Care
St. Patrick’s Mercy Home
146 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John’s, NL
A1B 1S5
Telephone number (709)726-2687
For more information, see:

Hoyles-Escasoni  Complex

Fr. John Costello
Pastoral Care
Hoyles-Escasoni Complex
10 Escasoni Place
St. John's, NL
A1A 3R6
(709) 753-7590