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Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Services

The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Service is a multi-denominational team of chaplains providing spiritual and emotional support as an integral part of total patient care.

The chaplains can provide pastoral care for all patients and respect the right of every person to accept or decline this offer. We provide support for patients, their families and staff by being a listener, a comforter, an advocate, a companion and a resource. We liaise with ministers, from other Christian traditions and leaders/representatives from other faiths.

The chaplain on duty will always endeavor to make the necessary arrangements if any of our patients require a visit from a member of their denomination or faith tradition.

Religious services 

In line with Government & HSE advice regarding public gatherings, our masses are now available on our online streaming service at:

Mass Times
• Mon to Sun: 11.00 All services include Holy Days.

Additional services

  •  Holy Communion is available to our patients on request by contacting Chaplaincy. Please inform a nursing member of staff who can request this for you.
  • Patients wishing to take the sacrament of confession and the sacrament of the sick may request this through the hospital’s nursing staff.

Remembrance services are held to acknowledge and remember patients and staff who have died in the previous year. Family members are now invited to view this service online at the above link.

Dates for these services are:

  • Saturday 28th November 2020 at 11am – The Annual Mass for Deceased Patients and Staff of St Vincents University Hospital.
  • Saturday 28th November 2020 at 15.00 – Annual Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for the Deceased Patients and Staff of St Vincents University Hospital.

The chaplaincy team

  • Claire Best (co-ordinator): 01 – 221 5109
  • Caoimhe Doherty
  • Fr. Damien O’Reilly
  • Fr. Liam Cuffe
  • Jenny Cuypers
  • Mark Davis
  • Eddie O’Farrell, (C.S.Sp.)
  • Matthew Murphy

The chaplaincy team can be contacted on 01 211 4325

Visiting clergy

  • Ms. Hilda Plant, Church of Ireland
  • Susan Dawson, Presbyterian Church


tel:        (01) 221 4325


Ground Floor – Nutley Wing
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4

Opening Hours

See time of the pastoral drop-in service on the door of the chaplain’s offices.