Hospital & Long-Term Care Chaplaincy

Community Services & Outreach

Pastoral Care 

The Catholic Perspective 

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
  • the elderly
  • the young
  • the imprisoned
  • those who suffer in mind, body or spirit, whatever their age
  • their families, friends and caregivers 
The Archdiocese of St. John’s provides Pastoral Care to people in the following facilities:
  • Health Sciences Centre
  • Janeway Children's Hospital 
  • Waterford Hospital 
  • St. Clare's Mercy Home
  • St. Patrick's Mercy Home
  • St. John's Long-Term Care Facility
  • The Leonard A. Miller Centre
  • Chancellor Park
  • Agnes Pratt Home
  • St. Luke's Home
  • Glenbrook Lodge 
Outside the city of St. John’s, through its parishes, the Archdiocese provides Pastoral Care for:
  • Placentia Hospital 
  • Lion's Manor, Placentia
  • Burin Peninsula Health Care Complex
  • Grand Bank Health Care Centre
  • US Memorial Hospital, St. Lawrence
  • Blue Crest Nursing Home, Grand Bank
  • Various other long-term care facilities throughout the rural areas of the Archdiocese

Chaplaincy Services 

Memorial University 

Counselling Centre UC5001B

Student Affairs & Services 

St. John's, NL A1C 5S7

Father Joe Mroz

MUN Chaplain


Sarah Broderick

Pastoral Care Centre


Tel: (709) 726-3660 | ext 248

Her Majesty's Penitentiary

89 Forest Road

St. John's, NL A1A 3Z9

Tel: (709) 729-1200

Mr. Gerry Phelan

RC Chaplain


St. Clare's Mercy Hospital

154 Lemarchant Road

St. John's, NL A1C 5B8

Tel: (709) 777-5000

Reverend Philip Melvin
Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre

100 Forest Road

St. John's, NL A1A 3Z9

Tel: (709) 777-6555

Reverend Philip Melvin
Health Sciences Complex

300 Prince Phillip Drive 

St. John's, NL A1B 3V6

Tel: (709) 777-6300

Father Tony Bidgood, C.Ss.R

Janeway Children's Health & Rehabilitation Centre 

300 Prince Phillip Drive 

St. John's, NL A1B 3V6

Tel: (709) 777-6300

Father Tony Bidgood, C.Ss.R

Mrs. Jean Hall (Fri & Sat)

Waterford Hospital 

306 Waterford Bridge Road

St. John's, NL A1E 4J8

Tel: (709) 777-3300

Mrs. Paulette Kane
St. Patrick's Mercy Home

146 Elizabeth Avenue

St. John's, NL A1B 1S5

Tel: (709) 726-2687

Ms. Theresa Ryan
St. John's Long Term Care Facilities
Reverend Randy Doucette 

Community Services

and Outreach 

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