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Spiritual Care

Altru's Spiritual Services is committed to meeting the spiritual needs of patients and their families, and to provide pastoral care education in the community. We recognize that spiritual care and religious resources are integral dimensions of healing and health.

About Spiritual Care

To help meet the spiritual needs of our patients, we offer the following services:

  • Spiritual care for inpatients, their families, and staff
  • Religious support for patients, families, and staff
  • Grief support through individual counseling and resources
  • Parish visitors can be arranged as available at the patient's request
  • Eucharistic ministers for those wishing to receive Sacrament of Holy Communion as available
  • Care Planning & Directives

For more information, call Altru's Spiritual Care at 701.780.5300.

Worship Services

  • Catholic services held the first and third Thursday of the month in the hospital chapel at 12 p.m. All are welcome. Please see the schedule outside of the chapel for details.
  • Local radio stations also broadcast services on Sundays

Additional Services

If the ministry of a Jewish Rabbi or religious tradition is needed, please call 701.780.5300.

Cancer Care Services

When a cancer diagnosis is made, many patients suddenly find themselves asking questions concerning faith or the meaning of life.

Altru's Spiritual Care offers spiritual support to people of all faiths during cancer treatment. Chaplains are members of a multi-disciplinary team and are available to help you and your family while you are hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment at Altru Cancer Center.

There are a variety of spiritual issues a chaplain can assist you in:

  • Chaplains are available upon request at the cancer center
  • Drawing on your religious faith to assist in coping with illness
  • Providing sacraments and religious rites
  • Support in dying and facing death for patients and families
  • Supportive bridge to your religious community and/or clergy
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