Spiritual Care Services

The Spiritual Care Department, an integral part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team at Cedars-Sinai, receives an average of more than 1,200 referrals a month. Patients, family members and loved ones will find a wide variety of services that go hand-in-hand with spiritual care at Cedars-Sinai.

With the philosophy that healing involves the whole person—body, mind and soul—the Spiritual Care Department supports patients and families in spiritual and emotional distress. Our chaplains represent a broad array of religious faiths and cultural backgrounds and can help with:

  • Spiritual and emotional healing support
  • Prayers and blessings
  • Religious texts, literature, rituals and sacraments
  • End-of-life issues, assistance with advance healthcare directives
  • Grief support for patients and family members
  • Family support and participation in family-staff meetings
  • Communicating patients' cultural and spiritual needs to staff
  • Lifecycle events (memorial services, baptisms, weddings, etc.)
  • Reiki relaxation sessions
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Religious study sessions
  • Identifying resources in the community
  • Assessing and addressing your spiritual needs
  • Ethics consultations
  • Critical incident stress management (CISM) and group crisis intervention

Weekly Chapel Services

All services take place in the chapel. Some are also televised on Cedars-Sinai's in-house Channel 50, offering convenience for patients and their families and visitors.

Monday

Catholic Mass: 12-12:30 p.m.
Reiki for Relaxation: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday
Rabbi Weiner's Torah Study: 12-1 p.m.

Wednesday
Catholic Mass: 12-12:30 p.m.
Christian Worship and Fellowship: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Thursday
Mindfulness Meditation: 12-12:30 p.m.

Friday
Catholic Mass: 12-12:30 p.m.
Muslim Prayer Service: 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Welcoming of Sabbath Service: 3:00-3:15 p.m.

Saturday
End of Shabbat Services (periodic): 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Sunday
Catholic Mass: 1:30-2 p.m.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Call the Spiritual Care 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.