A Prayer Shawl can be used for those who are:
- Undergoing surgery or serious medical procedures
- In need of comfort after a loss
- Dealing with times of stress
- Living with illness or going through recovery
- Ministering to others
The shawls can be crocheted, sewn, woven or knitted. Any parishioner may request a prayer shawl for themselves or someone else. 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 before the shawl is sent on its way.
A note with a prayerful explanation, along with the following message, "This shawl has been made for you by the members and friends of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Apopka, Florida", is attached to each shawl.
If you would like to participate in this ministry by using your creative gifts, or request a prayer shawl, please contact Karen Richards or Kathy Keigh.