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Parish Life at St Clare's

Prayer Shawl

What is a Prayer Shawl?

A prayer shawl is a shawl that has been knitted or crocheted by a caring person (crafter) in our parish for someone who is facing treatment for cancer.

Many blessings and prayers are knitted or crocheted into every shawl. The crafter begins each shawl with prayers for the recipient. Prayers are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. When the shawl is completed, it is blessed by Fr. Scott before being presented to the recipient.

The shawls are meant to serve as mantles of God’s gentle love and blessings. Our hope is that, as the recipients wear their shawls, they will be enfolded in warmth, peace, strength and comfort.

How can I get involved or obtain a prayer shawl for someone?

If you would like to join the Prayer Shawl Team, or if you have any questions, please call Laura at 604-944-9064 or email at ccml@telus.net.

You need not be an expert – most patterns are simple knit and purl. Crocheted shawls are also welcome.

If you know of someone undergoing treatment for cancer and who would benefit from receiving a prayer shawl, within our parish or beyond, please contact Laura (contact info above). There is no charge, but a donation to further the work of the ministry would be appreciated.

If you do not knit or crochet, but would still like to help, donations of yarn, ribbon and medium size gift bags would be most appreciated.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Thessalonians 5:12-13

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who are laboring among you and who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you, and to show esteem for them with special love on account of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

2Cor.9:6-8

The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may share in every good work.