Sacred Heart Church Prayer Shawl Ministry
The SHC Prayer Shawl Ministry was approved by the Sacred Heart Parish Council on June 16, 2010. Our first meeting was on Wednesday July 28, 2010. Since that time we have knit and crocheted almost 400 prayer shawls and the demand continues. We have also knit prayer squares for Veterans and our active Military troops. We have worked with other Prayer Shawl Ministries throughout the Diocese of Norwich to honor our retired Priests in the Diocese with prayer shawls and Mass Cards with the generous support of a few Knights of Columbus Chapters throughout the Norwich Diocese.
The Sacred Heart Church Prayer Shawl Ministry is a vibrant and active Ministry of parishioners who gather twice a month to pray together and knit or crochet prayer shawls for those in our Parish Family and outside our Parish Family who are going through difficult times. We also knit and crochet prayer shawls to celebrate happy Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage.
If you knit or crochet, or would like to learn please come to a meeting. We meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Rectory Conference Room at 56 Sacred Heart Drive, Groton, CT. You may also contact Linda Kidder at 860-437-7799 (work) or 860-572-5721 (home) for more information.
If you cannot attend our meetings you can still join and knit or crochet at home. We have several invisible knitters and we can always use more!
We also have several Rope Rosary Warriors who hand tie rosaries. If you would like to learn how please contact Linda Kidder.
If you cannot knit or crochet but would like to be involved please come to a meeting. We always need people to pray over the prayer shawls, attach labels and medals, help with delivery and distribution, coordinate supplies for the group.
If you need a prayer shawl or know someone in need please contact Linda Kidder or call Barbara Navarro, our Parish Secretary at the Rectory Office at 860-445-2905.
For more information about the origins of the Prayer Shawl Ministry please see the following link: http://www.shawlministry.com/