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Pastoral Care Services

St. Francis Pastoral Care Department includes Catholic priests and a team of chaplains of other denominations who are available to minister to all persons in need, regardless of religious preference.

To contact a member of the Pastoral Care Department, call (318) 966-4000. Our office is located on the fifth floor of the hospital. Pastoral Care hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For spiritual needs outside of regular hours, call the operator at "0" to page the chaplain on call.

Chaplains visit patient rooms on a regular basis offering prayer, spiritual support and other spiritual resources to meet the needs of all our patients, families and visitors. Regardless of religious preference, you or your family may also request a visit from the Pastoral Care team at any time by calling (318) 966-4000. Communion is offered daily to Catholic patients. Television channel 4 broadcasts live Masses from the Chapel. Channel 4 also offers reflective images of nature and scenic destinations accompanied by soothing music to create a peaceful mood.

Chapel and Prayer Room

Our Chapel is located at the back of the hospital near Purchasing, and is open to patients, families and friends for prayer and meditation. It is open to the public for Mass on Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m., and on Saturday and Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation at 11 a.m. Masses are live streamed on television channel 4 to patients’ rooms. To have one of our Masses offered on behalf of yourself or a loved one, contact Pastoral Care to make arrangements by dialing (318) 966-4000.

A nondenominational Prayer Room for quiet reflection is located on the second floor opposite the ICU waiting room. The Prayer Room is open 24/7.

Special Services and Sacramental Opportunities:

  • In-room visitation for all faiths upon request
  • Sacramental Care: Reconciliation (Confession), Holy Communion, Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites are available for Roman Catholics.
  • Patients of other faiths may make requests for Sacramental Care and other forms of prayer and spiritual support through our office at (318) 966-4000, or by talking with one of our chaplains.
  • Short-term/crisis pastoral support
  • Spiritual materials such as rosaries, Bibles and other resources are available upon request.
  • Prayers offered over the intercom every morning and evening time.