Hospital Ministry

“When we come together, with tenderness, with those who have need of care,
we carry the hope and the smile of God." - Pope Francis

The Office of Institutional Chaplains directs the chaplains who serve in all the hospitals and correctional institutions operating in the State of Maine. If you have a question for the office, please contact the Diocese of Portland at 207-773-6471. Please visit the Office of Health Care Ministry, Archdiocese of Boston for several publications with concern to chaplaincy (

Directory of Chaplaincy Services


MaineGeneral Medical Center, Alfond Center for Health
Lay Catholic Chaplain: Mr. Peter Czerwinski

Tel: 207-626-1227

Riverview Psychiatric Center
207-624-3900 or 1-888-261-6684


Northern Light Acadia Hospital
Father. Apolinary Kavishe, AJ, Tel. 207-973-7000

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center:
Tel. 207-262-1000

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center:
Father Apolinary Kavishe, AJ, Tel. 207-973-7000

St. Joseph Hospital
Father Robert Tumwekwase, AJ
Sr. Mary Edmund, CSSF, Tel. 207-262-1000


St. Andre Health-Care Facility:
Sandra Lucas, BCC, Tel. 207-282-5171

Southern Maine Medical Center:
Janice Biasin-Hanson, Pastoral Care Office, 207-294-5300


Central Maine Medical Center
Pastoral Care Department
Fr. Arockiasamy Santhiyagu, HGN; Tel. 207-795-2291
Fr. Michael Adebote, SMA

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion & St. Mary's Residences
Lead Priest-Chaplain: Father Arockiasamy Santhiyagu, HGN
Director of Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy Service: Mr. Charles Demm, Ph.D.

John Baugher
Lisa Watson-Hill

Tel. 207-777-8520 (Medical Center Pastoral Care Office)
Tel. 207-777-4260 (St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion Pastoral Care Office)


Maine Medical Center:
Tel. 207-662-2951
Father Amandus Sway, AJ
Father Kevin Upham
Mr. Michael Vaughn

Northern Light Mercy Hospital:
Tel. 207-879-3358 or 207-879-3744
Father Paul R. Marquis
Sr. Patricia Mooney, RSM
Father Amandus Sway, AJ

Togus VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs
Father Jacob C. George