A Prayer Shawl is a symbol of community, of warmth, of prayers from and for others. The shawl shape recreates a warm hug from friends or prayer partners. Shawls are typically given to homebound, grieving or ailing parishioners. Occasionally, celebratory shawls are given, such as for weddings or births.
Members of the St. Brendan Prayer Shawl Ministry knit or crochet shawls for distribution through the Ministry of Care and Consolation. Those who fashion the shawls are also free to give their work to friends and family. Our crafters remember recipients and their intentions in their prayers.
Meetings are scheduled monthly from September through June each year, generally in the morning of the first Saturday of the month. These are working meetings--some members work only at meetings, others work at home as well, and some work only at home because they are unable to attend meetings. Besides a time to knit or crochet, meetings provide a time of conversation and fellowship for the members.
In 2016 we are adding a weekday work session during the third week of the month. Come when you can and stay as long as you are able. Bring your current shawl or charity project to work on. See calendar below for date and time details.
It is not necessary to attend meetings to belong to our ministry. You can make a shawl in your own time and place and donate it through the Church office at your convenience.