Mission

Besides promoting devotion to Saint Jude, the Shrine supports various ministries of the Dominican Friars of Saint Catherine of Siena Church and Priory: parochial work, preaching, and hospital ministry. We provide hospital chaplains to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornel Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Rockefeller University Hospital, and the Hospital for Special Surgery in the work of the Catholic Chaplaincy.

In addition, the Dominican Friars provide pastoral care to health professionals: physicians, women and men religious, nurses, support staff clergy as well as patients and their families. Also, the Dominican Friars provide educational opportunities for administrators, physicians, allied health care professionals, nurses, seminarians, and parishioners with emphasis on Catholic health care ethics and Catholic moral theology in health care.