Pastoral Care Services at St. Joseph's/Candler

The mission statement for St. Joseph’s/Candler, Rooted in God's love, we treat illness and promote wellness for all people, is at the core of patient care and pastoral care at St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP).

Pastoral services provide spiritual counseling and support to patients and their families. The Pastoral Care department, which respects all religions and maintains multi-denominational relationships in the community, also provides appropriate patient and family education and relaxation and comfort resource materials related to issues of spirituality, health and well-being.


St. Joseph's Hospital
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31419
(912) 819-2129
Director's Secretary: Janice Gross

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 819-6001
Director's Secretary: Janice Gross


St. Joseph's Hospital

Sr. Maureen Connolly (Director) (912) 819-2521
Fr. Robert Chaney (P/T) (912) 819-2129
Fr. Matthew J. Ericksen (912) 819-3329
Fr. Joseph Smith (912) 819-2568
Fr. Rudy Roxas (912) 819-3464
Sr. Theresa Carter (912) 819-2569

Candler Hospital

Rev. Columbus B. Burns (Director) (912) 819-6002
Rev. Tavious Mays  (912) 819-6003
Sr. Donna Marie Coward (912) 819-6464
Sr. Veronica Kovach (912) 819-8465

Weekday Mass and Worship Schedule

(In the Chapel and on Channel 83 or 5)

St. Joseph's Hospital

11:30 a.m. - Monday through Friday in the Chapel and on Channel 83 (Mass)
12:15 p.m. - Every Wednesday (Interfaith Service)

Candler Hospital

12:00 p.m. - Every Tuesday in the Chapel and on Channel 5 (Catholic Mass)

Sunday Mass and Worship Schedule

St. Joseph's Hospital

11 a.m. - Sunday Mass and Worship

Candler Hospital

10 a.m. - Sunday (Ecumenical Service)

Receiving Holy Communion at St. Joseph's/Candler

St. Joseph's Hospital - Holy Communion is distributed in patients' rooms to Catholics who wish to receive. Additionally, Mass is celebrated every day in the Chapel.

Candler Hospital - 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month in the Chapel or by arrangement with nurse and Pastoral Care office to be served in your room.

To Converse with a Chaplain

Your spiritual and emotional resources can help you toward recovery and a more fulfilling personal life. We are available for conversation or pastoral counseling by contacting our office.

To Obtain Reading Material

Our offices stock written material on dozens of topics related to spirituality and health including the Bible.

To Request Prayer

Call the hospital operator at either hospital and ask for the Pastoral Care office. A daily prayer list is maintained inside the front of the St. Joseph's Chapel and by the door of the Candler Chapel.

Memorial Services

Memorial services are celebrated quarterly.

Daily Prayer

Prayer is offered each morning between 8 and 9 a.m. over the hospital intercom system.

Contact Pastoral Care Staff for Assistance

For more information or to make an appointment, please call our pastoral care staff at 912-819-6001. 

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100

Candler Hospital Campus: 912-819-6000