Spiritual and religious services

Spiritual Care

During the clinic’s response to COVID-19, chaplains continue to be available at Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester, Minnesota. In-person worship services at the chapels at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, are not being held due to COVID-19.
Read about the restrictions in place at Mayo Clinic due to COVID-19.

The goal of Spiritual Care at Mayo Clinic is to engage the spiritual dimensions of people — their beliefs, faiths, cultures, values and religious practices for healing, well-being and growth. We believe that faith, values and spiritual practices are vital resources for healing and well-being.

Mayo Clinic and its hospital campuses offer the services of a chaplain for patients and visitors. Chaplains are available:

  • To listen and offer spiritual and emotional support
  • To accompany those in crisis or grief
  • To share prayer and sacraments and to lead worship
  • To reflect and consult on ethical concerns and decisions

Contacting a chaplain

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To arrange a visit, call Spiritual Care, 507-255-5780 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours and on weekends, call the Mayo Clinic operator at 507-284-2511 and ask to speak to a chaplain.

If you are a patient or visitor at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, or Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, you may ask your nurse to page the on-call chaplain at any time.

Chaplain Services offices are located at:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, Eisenberg Building, Second Floor, Room 2-130
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, Joseph Building, Main Floor, Room M-61

Religious services

Mayo Clinic offers religious and spiritual support for many denominations and in many locations in the two hospital campus locations and in the clinic.

Interdenominational

Worship service

  • 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the Saint Marys Chapel, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, Domitilla Building, First Floor

These services are broadcast live on the Mayo Clinic Television Network, Channel 11.

Communion

Communion in patients' rooms is available at both Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. To request Communion, please contact your nurse.

Anointing the sick

A chaplain is available at both Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus for individual anointing upon request. Please contact your nurse.

Catholic

Mass schedule

  • Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and Monday through Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the Saint Marys Chapel, Domitilla Building, First Floor. Masses are broadcast live on the Mayo Clinic Television Network, Channel 11

Holy Communion

Holy Communion in patients' rooms is available for Catholics at both Mayo Clinic Hospital campuses, Saint Marys Campus and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus. To request Communion, please contact your nurse.

Anointing the sick

A priest is available at both the Methodist and Saint Marys campuses for individual anointing upon request. Please contact your nurse.

Sacrament of reconciliation

A priest is available at both hospitals for individual confession upon request. Please contact your nurse.

Additional worship services

  • Contact Spiritual Care at 507-255-5780.

Chapels and meditation spaces

People of all faiths and traditions are invited to Mayo's worship and mediation spaces.

Chapels

All chapels are open 24 hours a day. Patients may come in hospital attire. You are invited to write daily prayer requests in a book located in the chapels so that others also may pray for your intentions. Spiritual support booklets, called Care Notes, are available in all chapels.

Chapel at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus

Located in the Eisenberg Building, Second Floor. It's open 24 hours a day for prayer and reflection.

  • Interdenominational services (worship and Communion) 9:30 a.m., Sunday
  • Catholic services (Mass) 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Friday

Chapel at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Located at the east end of the Domitilla Building, First Floor. It's open 24 hours a day for prayer and reflection.

  • Interdenominational services (worship and Holy Communion) 10:45 a.m., Sunday. Anointing the sick follows
  • Catholic services (Mass) 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 8:30 a.m., Sunday. Sacrament of reconciliation 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Saturday

The Saint Francis Chapel

Located in the Francis Building, Fifth Floor, Tower Section. It's open 24 hours a day for prayer and reflection. No scheduled services are held in the chapel.

Worship and meditative spaces

Groves Foundation Meditation Room

Located in the Mary Brigh Building, Seventh Floor. It's available 24 hours a day for people of all faith traditions. This area, which faces east, is designed for quiet time, prayer and meditation.

The Saint Francis Peace Garden

Located on the west side of the Generose Building. It's open from dawn to dusk during the spring, summer and fall. You are welcome to use the garden for meditation and reflection.

Mayo Center for the Spirit

Located in the Mayo Building, Subway Level. It's available during regular working hours, Monday through Friday. The center is a quiet space designed for prayer, meditation and reflection.