Addressing Emotional, Spiritual, and Personal Concerns
Pastoral Care team members at Jersey Shore provide spiritual care to persons of all faiths during their stay, responding to spiritual questions, concerns, and crises just as our medical teams respond to physical needs. We focus upon the patient as a whole person, so that any concerns – emotional, spiritual, or personal – are addressed in a caring, compassionate manner.
The Pastoral Care Team consists of a number of professional chaplains and caregivers who deliver pastoral care to ensure that a variety of religious and spiritual needs will be met for all patients, families, and staff. Rev. David Cotton is the leader responsible for all the activities of the team members as well as providing direct ministry to patients, families, and Jersey Shore team members. Our staff also includes a full time Roman Catholic Chaplain, chaplains who minister to persons of all faiths, and an on-call Rabbi. The professional team is supported by a large group of dedicated Eucharistic Ministers, pastoral care volunteers, and local community clergy of all faiths.
Jersey Shore welcomes persons of all faiths to pray, meditate, or just spend some quiet time in our beautiful Young Interfaith Chapel, located on the first floor of the Booker Pavilion. For our Catholic patients, families, and staff, Mass is said Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel and broadcast over closed circuit television, channel 48.
To contact Pastoral Care, please call the main number for Rev. Cotton at 732-776-4991. If you wish the services of the Catholic chaplain, please call 732-776-4165. If you are in the medical center, please feel free to stop by the Pastoral Care office, located on the first floor of the Booker Pavilion.
If you have a religious need, or if you want some support or a listening ear and a comforting presence, please know that Jersey Shore’s Pastoral Care Team is here for you.