We are dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of our residents, their families, and staff by providing pastoral support, worship opportunities, visitation, counseling, and prayer.
Protestant worship services, led by Lutheran pastors, are held at each affiliate on a weekly basis. Roman Catholic services are also held weekly at each affiliate. We encourage visits by members of our residents' home congregation and spiritual leaders as well.
The Niagara Lutheran Health System provides health care services to nearly five hundred individuals on any given day. In order to provide pastoral care to such a large number of people, we organized a team of Chaplain Assistants (CAs). Chaplain Assistants visit and pray with those in need of pastoral care, provide a listening ear, and refer those with greater needs to our Chaplain, The Reverend Allen K. Griep. They also bring Holy Communion to residents unable to attend regularly scheduled worship services.
The Chaplain Assistant program, which began February 2009 was made possible through a grant from the Lutheran Church Extension Society of Buffalo. For more information about our Chaplain Assistant program, contact Pastor Griep at (716) 684-8400.
Our current worship schedule:
Lutheran/Protestant Worship with Holy Communion
|Niagara Lutheran Home & Rehabilitation Center (NLHRC)|| 2:00 PM Sundays|
GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center (GHRC)
10:45 AM Saturdays
|GreenField Court & Manor (GCM)
|| 1:00 PM Saturdays |
2:30 PM Fridays
||Mass every 1st Friday at 11:00 AM, 1st Thursdays at 2:00 PM and|
|Deacon-led worship all other Fridays at 11:00 AM|
|GHRC||Mass every Monday at 2:30 PM|
|GCM||Mass every Thursday at 3:30 PM|
Volunteers are welcome and encouraged
If you, or a group from your church or orgnization, would like to help transport residents to and from worship, especially at Niagara Lutheran Home & Rehabilitation Center and GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, once a week, once a month, or even occasionally, please e-mail Noreen Kayser at email@example.com or call her at (716) 886-4377.
The Pastoral Care Department has its own, confidential email address at [email protected]