Prayer Shawls Ministry

About the Ministry:

Compassion and the love of knitting or crochet have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every prayer shawl. 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 by our priest before the shawl is wrapped for giving.

Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical procedures; comfort after a loss and bereavement; during times of stress; prayer or meditation; birthing, nursing a baby; bridal shower or wedding gift; during an illness and recovery; ministering to others.

Even in Summer a Prayer Shawl can bring comfort and healing to someone who is struggling. While confined to home in our current global health scare, our Parish shawl-makers are still hard at work, creating lovely, comforting shawls rich with prayers and blessings for those who need them. Shawls are in stock now. If you know someone who is sick, grieving, preparing for surgery, expecting a baby, reaching advanced age, suffering from loneliness, anxiety or depression, or is in need of encouragement and a “prayerful hug”, let us know! Contact Sandy Palodichuk at 408-813-5798 to choose just the right color and size!

Would you like to join this ministry? We are currently meeting on “Zoom” on the third Monday of every month at 10am. Contact Sandy for details.

Tangible Signs of Love and Prayer



Sometimes you may not able to have a prayer shawl with you.  The Prayer Shawl Makers offer this pocket/purse size option instead.

The little “shawls” are just the right size, approximately 2”x3”.  Perfect for mailing to someone in need of comfort to remind them of the love and prayers that it contains.

Holy Spirit parishioners, please contact Ministry Chair Sandy P. at 408-268-7821.

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