Prayer Quilt Ministry

 

 

Prayer Quilt Group

 

   Prayer Quilt Ministry

Founded in 2008, the ministry gave the first prayer quilt to a recipient in March 2009.  Over the years the requests have grown from 52 in 2009 to 223 in 2014.  As of February, 2015, 1149 quilts have been given.  The prayer quilts are lap size, machine sewn, made from donated fabrics and free to recipients. 

At the weekly ministry meeting members pray for all quilt recipients and ministry benefactors.  Long threads are sewn where the corners of the square meet on top of the quilt.   A prayer is said and a knot is tied with each thread.  Each knot represents a prayer said for the recipient.  Completed quilts are blessed by one of the priests following the morning Mass.  The quilts are then delivered to the recipients. 

During the 2012-2013 school year, each St. Rita Day School and PSR student decorated a fabric square.  The Prayer Quilt Ministry then assembled 12 different prayer quilts from all of the squares.  Through the St. Rita World Mission, these quilts are being given to orphanages, missions, schools and churches in El Salvador and Africa. 

The Prayer Quilt Ministry has no boundaries or restrictions.  Anyone who would find comfort from this tangible sign of prayer may receive a prayer quilt.  The reason for the need is confidential.

The ministry depends on donations of fabric.  Fabrics that are cotton/polyester or cotton, including denim and corduroy, are used.  Please no holiday prints. If you have a sewing machine and can sew a straight seam, consider sharing your time and talent with this prayerful, vibrant and rewarding ministry.

Signed Quilt

To request a prayer quilt fill out the form listed below and drop off at the Rectory Office.
If you have any questions or would  like
to donate fabric or volunteer your time and talent,
please call:

Lin Gedeon 440-543-5943

Pat Williard 330-963-7192

 Click here to print request form