Prayer Shawls are freely given to people who are sick, hurting, grieving or dying. They are also given for celebrations of special birthdays. In addition to the shawls, some knitters also make Christening blankets for all the parish christenings. Recently, we had begun to make Prayer Cloths, small knit or crocheted pieces that may be placed in a pocket or wallet or held while praying.
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry was started by three parishioners, Linda Sano, Pat Taaffe and Anne Samson at Our Lady of Mercy, prior to our merger in 2009 and the ministry continues to grow and blossom here at Christ Our Light. We currently have 21 knitters and have made well over 100 prayer shawls just in the past year.
We bring in the shawls we have made and with extended hands pray together, from a variety of prayers over the shawls, asking for God’s blessing on those who will receive them. Prayers have been composed largely by parishioner, Anne Samson. Yarn is primarily donated by parishioners along with monetary gifts to help purchase extra yarn and gift bags. If you are a beginner and need help, we have occasional tutorial sessions, which are announced in the bulletin.
Whether you knit, crochet or just have a desire to learn and share with others, this may be the ministry for you.
ALL ARE WELCOME!