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Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Services

The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Department at St. Vincent’s University Hospital seeks to meet the needs of people in all their diversity as an essential part of the delivery of care in the Hospital. We understand that healing involves the whole person – body, mind and spirit. For this reason, our Pastoral Care Department offers support to patients, their loved ones and our staff. Our healthcare chaplains offer spiritual and religious care. Through gentle presence and prayerful encounter, we celebrate your hopes and joys, join in calming your fears and anxieties during your hospital stay, and search with you for deeper meaning during life’s difficult moments. .

The chaplains can provide pastoral care for all patients and respect the right of every person to accept or decline this offer. We liaise with ministers, from other Christian traditions and leaders/representatives from other faiths.

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

Religious services 

Mass Times

  • Wednesday and Sundays: 11.00am

Masses are available online at:

When no Priest is available, the Chaplain on duty will provide a Holy Communion service.

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.

The chaplaincy team

  • Liz Guerin (Co-ordinator): 01 221 5109
  • Caoimhe Hurley
  • Emer O’ Leary
  • Liam Cuffe
  • Matthew Murphy
  • Fr Damian O’Reilly
  • Hilda Plant (Church of Ireland)
  • Susan Dawson, Presbyterian Church (to be contacted by Chaplaincy Team)

The chaplaincy team can be contacted on 01 211 4325


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.