Our Prayer Shawl Ministry provides a hand-knitted and blessed shawl to anyone in need of solace.
Each knitter begins each shawl with prayer and a blessing for the recipient and continues to pray with each stitch that is made until the shawl is completed.
It is our hope that the shawl will be a tangible expression of the care St. Edward‘s community has for each recipient. You may pick up a prayer shawl at the parish office. Each shawl includes an encouraging note:
Our prayer is that you will use this shawl as a mantle of love. Wrap yourself in it when you feel down, when you need comfort, when you need sleep, whenever you feel a need for love and support. The person who made the shawl wove prayers for God’s love and healing into every stitch. It is our hope that this shawl will comfort you and give you peace.
For more information or to join this ministry, please call the parish office ay 952-835-7101. All knitters use the same type of yarn and the same pattern. Volunteers make the shawls on their own time in their own homes. They do not receive material goods, services and/or money as compensation to provide this ministry on behalf of the parish.