Prayer Shawls Provide Comfort

In this season we spend time thinking of all that we have to be thankful for – but we also know people who are experiencing hardship. The parishioners at Our Lady of the Lake have those people in their hearts and minds when they support their Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Each prayer shawl is hand-knitted, each one is unique – and each one comes with a personal prayer. By putting a little bit of themselves and their faith into these shawls, volunteers are making connections with those who may be struggling, and providing them some comfort and warmth, along with the knowledge that someone is praying for them. Whether the person is suffering ill health, or struggling with the loss of a loved one, or some other personal hardship, a caring human connection is often what they need most.

Shawls are provided at no cost to anyone in need – parishioners simply stop at the rectory to pick one out and take it in a gift bag with a hand-made card to deliver to anyone they think would be warmed by the gift. To learn more about Prayer Shawl Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake, visit the website at

Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017