The Prayer Quilt Ministry includes members from the parish community who combine the gift of prayer with the gift of hand-tied quilts. At the monthly 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 prayer quilts are blessed after the homily during a weekday morning Mass and parishioners are invited to extend a hand in prayer for the recipient.
Founded in 2008, the ministry gave the first prayer quilt to a recipient in March 2009. Over the years the requests have grown and in 2021, the ministry gifted it's 2,000 quilt!
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!
To request a prayer quilt, please contact the Parish Office.
Parish contact: Rita Lewis