Services, Observances & Information
Every patient wants to feel comfortable following their religious practices and traditions during their hospital stay or visit. At Cedars-Sinai, you can meet with a chaplain, participate in Christian and Catholic services in the chapel, and view religious and holiday programming on Cedars-Sinai TV.
You can attend Christian services in the chapel, located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers. These services and other special events may also be viewed on Cedars-Sinai closed-circuit TV on Channel 50.
Services in the Chapel
The Cedars-Sinai chapel is open 24 hours a day to patients, visitors and employees. Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated four times a week. Christian fellowship and worship servicess take place every Wednesday. We provide Bibles, devotional cards and rosaries on request.
Please note that all services are broadcast live on Channel 50.
Catholic Mass are held:
- Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12 p.m. (noon)
- Christian holidays
Christian services are held:
- Wednesday, 1-1:30 p.m.
- Christian holidays
As a Christian, your faith is important to you. Cedars-Sinai provides services and religious items so you can continue in your faith while here. We offer:
- Emergency baptisms
- New Testaments and Bibles
- Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Anointing of the sick
- Prayers for the dead
- Devotional reading and prayer cards
- Assistance contacting your pastor, parish priest or an outside clergy member
- Visits from Spiritual Care team volunteers
- Inspirational and holiday programs on Channel 50
- "Music for Healing" by volunteer singers
Information for Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses may want input about using blood and blood products, as well as information about non-blood alternatives. To request a visit from a Jehovah’s Witness Hospital Liaison Member or Patient Visitation Representative, please call the Spiritual Care office at 310-423-5550.
Advance Healthcare Directives
By completing an advance healthcare directive, you can clearly state your healthcare goals, values and preferences. An advance healthcare directive allows you to share with your care team and loved ones what is most important to you when thinking about your health—and gives you greater peace of mind.
Review these forms and resources. Talk with your doctor, your family and your rabbi or spiritual adviser, and work with them to complete your advance healthcare directive. That way, your care team and those most dear to you can honor your healthcare decisions.
Call the Christianity team Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.), or send a message. You can also visit our offices, which are on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, next to the chapel.