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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Special Services - Spiritual Care  

A full-time chaplain is available to provide pastoral care and counseling to all residents and their loved ones. The chaplain is generally in the building Sunday through Thursday and is available on call for emergency situations at any time.

While we encourage residents to remain involved in their own congregation’s life, we recognize that it is frequently not possible to attend one’s own faith community for worship. Therefore, the DuPage Care Center offers a variety of religious services and all are welcome to attend. All faiths are welcome and clergy members invited to visit.   Chaplain

Chapel 

A multi-faith chapel is available for residents, family and staff for prayer and meditation.  Plants, stained glass windows and a beautiful quilt add to the serenity of the room. The chapel is available 24-hours a day.

Weekly Services

Catholic Mass 

Local priests lead the Sacred Liturgy, preach and celebrate the Eucharist Sundays at 10am in the Residents’ Dining Room. Eucharistic ministers distribute Holy Communion to those Catholic residents unable to attend Mass. Special Masses are offered on Holy days of obligation.

Protestant Worship  

Local churches host residents in a service of hymn singing, prayer and preaching held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Recreation Room. A communion service is offered by the Chaplain on fifth Sundays. 

Rosary

The Rosary is prayed as a group on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. in the Recreation Room. Holy Communion is served and special prayers are offered. Church Volunteer

 

Ecumenical Service  

A variety of local clergy preach and pray on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Residents’ Dining Room. Volunteer musicians offer special religious music and lead residents in hymn singing. Musicals and "Praise and Testimony" services are offered for the holidays or other special occasions during the year. 

Christian Science Service 

A full Christian Science Service with Hymns and Readings from the Bible and the Christian Science Text Book- Science and Health with Keys to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is held on alternate Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Recreation Room, April-November.   Various local congregations host this service. A Christian Science Practitioner is often present for consultation.

Devotions

Neighborhoods within the Care Center have devotions on alternate weeks lead by the chaplain. The style varies, depending on the interests of the participants.

Monthly Services

Wheaton Christian Activity 

This spirit-filled service offers testimonies of faith, prayers for healing, hymn singing and spiritual song is held fourth Saturdays at 1:30 pm in the Recreation Room. Birthdays for the month are celebrated.

Evening Worship 

Several community church members provide evening worship and fellowship opportunities. These opportunities, which are listed on the Recreation Calendar, include Christian music, Bible Study, and more.

Monthly Memorial Service 

An inter-faith memorial service is held most months on a Sunday afternoon to honor those residents who have passed away and to help with the grieving process of family, residents, staff and volunteers. Family members of the deceased are invited to attend.

Hymn Sings 

In-house hymn sings and religious concerts are scheduled on a regular basis.  Church(1)

Jewish Holiday Services 

Special services are arranged to honor specific Jewish holidays.

Daily Catholic Communion

The Holy Eucharist is available to Catholic residents most days. Ministers of care from local parishes provide prayer and the Blessed Sacrament.

We strongly encourage family members and friends to join their loved ones for worship here. We are always in need of help transporting residents to and from services. If you would like to help, or should you have questions or concerns about religious programming, please contact the chaplain’s office at 630-784-4262.