The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an outreach ministry at St. Bernard Parish. One can participate by attending the gatherings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month or from their home. We welcome knitters and crocheters who are able to make the meetings or individuals who prefer to make their prayer shawls at home.
Prayer shawls are given as an example of God's love and care. The shawl is made of soft yarn so the recipient can wrap up in it and feel God's arms around him or her. Individuals in this ministry pray before, during and after they work on the shawl. Upon completion of the shawl, a blessing is provided by Father Dennis. Thus, the blessing flows from person-to-person with both the maker and recipient feeling the unconditional embrace of the sheltering, mothering God.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Bernard Parish is open to anyone who has the skill to knit or crochet or who has the desire to learn. Additional hands are always needed. Whether you knit or crochet quickly or slowly,, your help is valuable to make our mission succeed. To learn more on the Prayer Shawl Ministry, contact the parish office at 920-739-0331