On March 23, 2015 the Prayer Shawl Ministry started at Our Lady of Lourdes. Prayer shawls bring comfort, healing and peace to those who receive them as they are fashioned with prayers and love. They can be given to anyone in need of comfort, whether for a physical or mental illness, stress, etc. There are shawls for men, women, children, babies and baptisms. As we were blessed with a large donation of yarn to start our ministry we now have 48 shawls. Each shawl comes with an attached medallion of Our Lady of Lourdes as well as a bookmark depicting Our Lady and a special prayer.
If anyone has a special someone in need of a shawl please call Peggy Dietrich at 519-725-5847. As we have almost depleted our supply of yarn, donations of full skeins of yarn (yarn should be easy care i.e. no wool, silk, alpaca, or cotton so that shawls are machine wash and dry) as well as monetary gifts are always appreciated. They may be dropped off at the parish office. Monetary gifts, put in an envelope marked Prayer Shawls, can also be deposited in the offertory collection basket at all Masses. Also, if anyone is interested in joining this ministry, please call Peggy at the above number. We meet once a month but anyone can work from home as well.