Prayer Shawl Ministry

A Ministry of St. Patrick

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayerfully knit or crochet shawls for those who need comfort at a time of illness, grief or other difficulty. All shawls are blessed by our priest or deacon before they are offered to parishioners. Shawls are offered for free and can be picked up between Masses on the weekend or in the office from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm during the week. Please note: we are unable to mail our Prayer Shawls. Donations of cash/check will help defray costs. (Checks may be written to Circles of Claddagh. Memo: Prayer Shawl Ministry.)

Beginners, Novices and Experts Welcome

The Circles of Claddagh brought this ministry to our parish. They continue to offer in-person and financial support. Coordinated by the St. Mother Teresa Circle.

All skill levels (and genders) are welcome. Any parishioner can create shawls. Learn how you can participate in this rewarding ministry. For Questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the Ministry Leader.

Origins of Prayer Shawl Ministry

St. Patrick Prayer Shawl Ministry honors the origins of this nationwide ministry:

These shawls are meant to be given away unconditionally and NOT to be sold.

Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!

Source: Prayer Shawl Ministry 



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Ministry Stats

Ministry Leader: Sue Swanson and the Saint Mother Teresa Circle
Staff Contact: Jeremy Weakly

Age Groups: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Ministry Category: Creative

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