Prayer Shawl Ministry
This ministry knits/crochets prayers and yarn into shawls, blankets, lap robes, hats and scarves. These gifts are then presented to those in need of comfort, in hopes they will gain strength from the prayers that surround them in the form of the Prayer Shawl gift. If you would like more information about this ministry or you would like to volunteer, contact Cindy Cardello at 919-846-8825 or Donna Quirk at 919-847-2084
Prayer Shawl Bulletin Article - October 25, 2015
Experienced. Determined. Creative. Generous. Compassionate. Goal-oriented.
These are all great qualities in a person. Imagine all of these qualities in each person in a team of 32 members! Our Prayer Shawl Ministry highlights all these qualities each and every time they gather.
The experienced members are always willing to share their knowledge and tips with new members. I’ve watched new members bring in their yarn and needles with no idea how to knit or crochet. Within a few months, they are completing hats, scarves, and afghans!
Determination and goal-oriented go together with this group. Just recently they heard that a delegation from our parish is going to St. Francis Inn. They got to work and they have knitted and crocheted 80 hats and scarves to share with folks in Philadelphia who are cold, 80 hats and scarves for people at Moore Square, and 50 pairs of pajamas to send to Catholic Parish Outreach. Since July, the ministry has donated more than 474 items!
Creative doesn’t begin to cover all the color combinations of yarn, patterns, and ways to use that last little bit of yarn. There are bright colors for babies, delicate stitches for women’s prayer shawls, and bold colors for men’s laprobes.
Generosity underscored every item. All items are donated. Most yarn and materials are purchased by individual members. The time to make all these items is something that can’t be measured, but the joy returned in the thank you cards reflects all the love that is shared between this ministry and all the folks they touch.
If you’d like to be part of this group, consider joining us at our next meeting. You’re guaranteed to have a great time!