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Prayer Shawl Ministry

What We Offer

     On October 21, 2009, Prayer Shawl Ministry met for the first time. There were ten ladies at the first meeting including Rita Osborne and Alma Middelton. As of June 27, 2016, there have been 100 people, including one gentleman, that have passed through our classes. Within our ministry, Rita teaches crocheting and Alma teaches knitting.

     We make Prayer Shawls, baby blankets and hats, neck scares and hats. Prayer shawls are for anyone in need of prayers such as those in nursing homes, at home, or in a hospital dealing with sickness, depression, and/or loneliness. We have made over 150 Prayer Shawls.

     Prayer Shawls are also donated to St. Francis Palliative Care. Baby blankets are donated to Catholic Charities and Project Linus. We have made baby hats for the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Hats and scarves are made for the homeless shelters and the Soup Kitchen. We also make items for the craft booth at the Summer Festival.

     The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the lower level of the Parish Center. Tim Lake is the Parish Council Representative with Rita and Alma as Co-Chairs of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. 

Contact Information

If you are interested in joining, please contact Rita Osborne at 317-946-7452 or Alma Middelton at 317-340-5978.

Bible Quote

The Greatest Commandment, to love one another. -Luke 10:25

Volunteer Quotes

  • “I feel blessed to be part of this ministry. The making and giving of a Prayer Shawl makes me feel helpful and when I am able to give a shawl, I know it brings a sense of peace to the person receiving it. I have had people tell me they wanted to be buried with their shawl.” -Barbara Melton
  • “The Prayer Shawl Ministry has touched me from within. Meeting new people, touching base with people from the past, talking current events, and having a Blizzard after working together is all great fun. However, the main reason for being involved with the Prayer Shawl Ministry is caring for the sick. When a shawl or lap robe is presented to a sick person, they light up like a lightbulb. We then share a common prayer together. Each person with whom I have shared a shawl has been truly grateful. It helps all of us.” -Diane Beasley