Pastoral Care at Touro

Religious support & resources

Pastoral care is administered by a Catholic priest or a Unitarian minister to patients and families to provide spiritual guidance and support during a time of need. Traditional religious practices of prayer, scripture reading, and communion are offered to patients and family members.

Pastoral care self-assessment:

  • Am I facing the possibility of long-term illness or death?
  • Am I questioning my faith and/or my relationship with God?
  • Am I facing an ethical decision/dilemma such as “do not resuscitate status, organ donation?
  • Do I feel I would benefit from receiving sacraments?
  • Would I like to talk with or pray with a chaplain or priest?

Chaplain availability

A chaplain is in-house or on-call Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The chaplain is available to persons of all faiths and can assist in contacting your clergy representatives.

Our Catholic chaplaincy team includes:

The ecumenical chapel is available 24/7 as a quiet place of prayer and meditation for all patients, families, and staff. To request a chaplain, contact the in-house operator at 504.897.7011, or dial 0 if calling from within the hospital.

Interfaith pastoral services are provided by The McFarland Institute and Catholic chaplaincy services are provided by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

The Pastoral Care Department is located on the third floor across from the chapel.