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Spiritual Care


We, St. Joseph's Health and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Standing (left to right): Rev. Joshua Czyz, Sr. Adelbert Durant, OSF, Rev. Severine Yagaza, Sr. Chris Steigerwald, OSF,
Rev. Joshua Tanzola, & Deborah Welch  Seated: Rev. Jose Colon, Chaplain Joy Magee; & Chaplain Brigid Dunn


St. Joseph's will be a leading regional health system of choice serving and providing value to the communities of Syracuse and Central New York


Spiritual Care is an integral component of holistic care, which includes care of the mind, body and spirit. We, as spiritual caregivers, fulfill our Mission and Vision when:

  • We address the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, family members, staff and volunteers in the entire St. Joseph’s Hospital Network regardless of religious denomination or faith tradition.
  • We care for others in a spirit of prayer and discernment.
  • We minister as a team of Chaplains, Eucharistic Ministers and Spiritual Care Volunteers.
  • We enhance our ministry by fostering professional relationships with all members of the patient care team.
  • We give priority to referrals for spiritual care generated from patients, families, staff and volunteers.
  • We promote our personal and professional growth through education and evaluation.
  • We extend our presence and influence throughout the Network by serving on various committees.


Spiritual Care Ministry is part of patient care and is available seven days a week 24 hours a day. We can be accessed in a variety of ways:

8:00AM – 4.00PM
  • Call the day pager at 315.490.7311 
  • Authorized staff may enter consults in EPIC for a chaplain visit: 
    • go to “consult” 
    • search “spirit” 
    • press enter
Patients, family and staff all may refer someone to Spiritual Care.

4:00PM – 8:00AM:
For immediate assistance for urgent needs, please contact the Administrative Coordinator at 315.448.5854.


Sunday – Thursday: Noon Mass
Friday: Noon Communion Service
Saturday: No Mass/Service

Holy Days of Obligation: 4:00 PM (vigil) and 12:00 noon (on the feast itself)


Holy Communion is distributed daily by our Eucharistic Minister

Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation are celebrated upon request. Please contact a chaplain through EPIC by entering “Consult” and searching “Spirit” or by contacting a chaplain through the Day Pager.

Also, you are welcome to drop by the Spiritual Care Office on the first floor.