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Prayerful Handiwork Ministry

In addition to making prayer shawls that bring warmth and comfort to community members who are ill or going through a difficult time, this ministry steps up to make hats, scarves, and mittens in the winter months. Cold weather items are shared with Catholic Charities Maine Refugee and Immigration Services. Prayer shawls are in ready supply, usually. If you know someone who would benefit from being wrapped in that kind of visible support from Our Lady of Hope Parish, please let us know. 

About Parish Ministries

St. Ignatius of Loyola tells us that Jesus’ desire is that we join Him in making God’s dream for the world present in our decisions and actions. In this way, we are living the gifts of the Eucharist as the visible presence of God’s love in our world. Here at Our Lady of Hope we trust that God has provided – in us – the people, talents, and resources needed to make God’s dream real.

We nourish each other as Jesus wished. Through our more than two dozen ministries we work to alleviate spiritual and physical hunger, reduce the isolation of people who are lonely or excluded, and we care for our common home – the environment, in the wider world and in our hearts.

Naturally, there’s more we could do. Ignatius called it “the magis”: doing the very best quality work that we can for the greater service of God and universal good. Your commitment and participation brings these ministries to life in the spirit of the magis.

Prayerful Handiwork knitted items
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