Chaplaincy

St Michael's Centre/Hospice (Care Home)

ST MICHAEL'S CENTRE HOSPICE

St. Michael's Centre/Hospice located in South Burnaby on Sussex Avenue is a 'faith-based' 128 bed Complex Care Centre with a 16 bed Hospice founded over 30 years ago with the support of The Vancouver Archdiocese, The Diocese of New Westminster and The B.C. Conference of The United Church of Canada.

The Manager of Spiritual, Pastoral & Religious Care provides support, counselling, prayer, anointing, ministry to the sick and dying and guidance to our residents, their families, friends and staff. The current Manager of Spiritual, Pastoral & Religious Care, the Reverend Randolph Bruce an Anglican Priest ensures that residents are connected to their faith communities.

Clergy and laity from the local Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and United Churches share responsibilities for a Sunday afternoon worship service at 2pm.  The Clergy of St. Mary's Parish say Mass once a month on a Wednesday and the Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist bring the Sacrament to our residents on a Friday. Four Seasonal Services are arranged each year to mark: Easter, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day and Christmas to which a guest speaker is invited from our three founding denominations.

A monthly memorial service is held for our residents and the families of our residents who have passed-over and gone home. Reverend Bruce is also available to support the families for a funeral service or a celebration of life.

The Reverend Randolph Bruce is on site at St. Michael's three days a week 7:45am - 3:45pm - usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - direct line is 604 412 2195 and e-mail at rbruce@stmichales.bc.ca