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Hospital Chaplaincy

Hospital Chaplaincy is supported by the Bishop's Annual Appeal:

Hospital Chaplaincy in the Diocese of Saskatoon

The diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy team, funded by the Bishop's Annual Appeal, provides pastoral outreach at the two secular hospitals in the city of Saskatoon: Royal University Hospital and Saskatoon City Hospital. Because St. Paul’s Hospital is a Catholic hospital, their spiritual care program has existed since it opened, more than 100 years ago. Through a recent memorandum of understanding between the Health Region and the bishop of Saskatoon, the diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy program strives to offer effective pastoral care at the other two hospitals.The goal is for Roman Catholic patients to receive loving spiritual care during their stay. 

In addition to full-time chaplain/coordinator, Jacqueline Saretsky, 306-292-5531 or 306-659-5839, the team includes between 25 and 30 volunteers, full-time chaplain Rev.  Rhéal Bussière, and five parish priests who cover calls on weekends. 
For more information about hospital chaplaincy at Royal University Hospital and Saskatoon City Hospital call Jacqueline Saretsky at (306) 292-5531 or at (306) 659-5839. 
For information about hospital chaplaincy at St. Paul's Hospital ask at the nursing desk, or call (306) 655-5000 and ask them to page Spiritual Care for St. Paul's Hospital.

Dying Healed workshops:

The Dying Healed workshop teaches important issues about human suffering, human dignity and the power of human presence, as well as other end of life issues.

The workshop includes important pastoral and practical aspects of what to say, how to listen, and how to be with people who suffer illness, disability and loneliness.

It is intended to be a preparatory training for those who would like to spend time with people who are elderly, ill, disabled and dying; those people who are the most vulnerable to the negative influences to Canada’s euthanasia and assisted suicide law. Those interested in hosting a Dying Healed workshop can contact Jacqueline Saretsky at (306) 292-5531 or Email jsaretsky [at] for more information.


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