1st Infantry Division Crest
Irwin Army Community Hospital Crest
Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas

The "Big Red One" Hospital


Ministry & pastoral care


The mission of the Irwin Army Community Hospital Department of Ministry and Pastoral care is to offer spiritual support to patients, their families and hospital staff. This ministry is manifested most clearly in times of crisis.


The chaplain is committed to respect the dignity and faith tradition of each individual. They base their pastoral care ministry on an inclusive basis, open to persons of all faiths or no faith. The chaplain also facilitates communication between patients and their faith communities, provides worship opportunities, and counseling.


Services Provided


  • Catholic Mass Tuesday and Thursday
  • Confidential Counseling
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Religious Support and Accommodation Services





   Chaplain's Office


   Phone:   (785) 239-7871


   On-Call Duty Chaplain: (785) 239-HELP (4357)


   Hours:     Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

                   Closed on federal holidays and selected

                   training holidays



                   Ground Floor, Adjacent to Dining

                   Park in parking garage, lower levels for quick





   Hours:     The Chapel is open for prayer, meditation and

                    reflection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



                   First Floor, Adjacent to the Emergency

                   Department. Park in parking garage, upper

              levels for quick access.