Shawl Ministry - Wrap Them In Love

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Shawl Ministry will not meet the months of January and February 2020.

We have several shawls, cancer caps and prayer squares available for recipients. If you know someone who would be comforted by one of these handmade treasures stop by the Parish Life Center any Thursday between 6:30-8:00 pm and pick out an item that would be most fitting for your recipient.


Ten years ago during Lent, the Shawl Ministry was started at Holy Spirit. Since then, over 700 shawls have been knitted or crocheted and distributed to parishioners to offer warmth and comfort and we are now also making “cancer caps” for anyone undergoing cancer treatment.

Prayer Shawls are lovingly made to be given to those undergoing medical procedures, as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress, during bereavement or an illness and recovery.  The person who will receive the shawl is prayed for while the shawl is being made that the recipient will receive the blessings of comfort, peace, and wholeness, the gift of warmth, and the knowledge that they are loved. 

When the shawl is completed it is blessed by the ministry and sent on its way.  We have the yarn and people who can help you get started to an outreach opportunity that is very gratifying.  It is easier than you think!  New members to the Shawl Ministry are always welcome and needed.  If you have been away for a while, come back and see us!

The Shawl Ministry has weekly meetings on Thursdays, in the Parish Life Center, Room 52 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  

We sincerely hope you will consider joining us, whether you already know how to knit or crochet or want to learn. 

For more information, or to request a shawl for someone, please contact Joan Durbin at (317) 919-6757.

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