Recent Testimonial from one of our Parishioners

"Thank you so much for the kindness of giving me this shawl, it was real medicine for my soul and you will be blessed 10 fold for making my journey easier.  You are good kind loving people. God Bless You"

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What is a Prayer Shawl Ministry?

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is an intentional endeavor to bring peace and comfort to those who are in need of prayer.  Each 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. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering God!

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How can Prayer Shawls be Used?

Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; prayer or meditation; commitment...there are endless possibilities!

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How can I join this Ministry?

Our Pastorate Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Thursday from 10am-Noon in the Monsignor Albert Room at St. William of York.  If you would like to participate from home that is great too.  If you would like more information please contact the St Agnes and St William of York Parish Office below.

Do I need to know how to Knit/Crochet

Absolutely NOT!  If you wish to learn, there are plenty of helping hands that will teach you and before you know it you will be knitting with the rest of the ministry.

Do you Wish to Donate to the Prayer Shawl Ministry?

If your calling is to donate yarn or other supplies to the Prayer Shawl Ministry, please drop off your donations to the St Agnes St William of York Parish Office below.