27 April, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014   2nd Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy

From today's 2nd reading:

"Although you have seen Him, you love Him; even though you do not see Him now, yet believe in Him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls"

A wonderful message of joy and salvation to meditate on while we knit this week.


20 April, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014....Easter Sunday

He is risen! Alleluia!    Happy Easter to the members of our Prayer Shawl Ministry.

04 April, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014...5th Sunday of Lent

From today's Responsorial Psalm: 

 "With the Lord there is mercy and redemption" PS 130

Today's responsorial psalm reminds us that God is merciful and forgiving...we. as knitters,  frequently make mistakes; dropped stitches, an error in the flow of the pattern, or a ball of yarn that becomes hopelessly tangled...  but these are just  frustrating roadblocks along the way to the finished prayer shawl and God sees the beauty, not the mistakes, in our humble garments of love...just as He forgives our sinfulness; our mistakes along the way to everlasting life.

30 March, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014....4th Sunday of Lent 

Laetare Sunday...."rejoice" that we are midway through the season of Lent; Easter is coming ever near!

From today's responsorial Psalm:

"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; in verdant pastures He guides me, He gives me repose; beside restful waters He leads me, He refreshes my soul"  PS 23: 1-3

The quiet contemplation of Psalm 23 is a lovely way of refreshing yourself and your spirit as you begin to knit.

23 March, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014...third Sunday of Lent

From today's second reading: "And hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us"  Romans 5: 1-2 5-8

This excerpt from today's second reading is a reminder to our ministry that God pours His love and the love of the Holy Spirit into our hands as we take up our needles and knit stitches of hope into our shawls.  Have a blessed week!

16 March, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014...second Sunday of Lent

From today's Gospel:

"He was transfigured before them. His face shown like the sun and His clothes became white as light"  Matthew 17: 1-9

This quote, excerpted from the Sunday readings of Fr. Kevin O'Sullivan O.F.M., is food for thought...especially for our ministry of giving warmth and comfort to others.

"Let the thought of the Transfiguration encourage us to do the little God demands of us."

08 March, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014.....1st Sunday of Lent

From today's Responsorial Psalm...."A clean heart create for me oh God and a steadfast spirit renew in me."

What we as knitters sometimes need is a sense of renewal and cleansing.. a steadfastness to continue our task....the will to pick up our needles and continue to form our mantles of love when it seems as if our shawl will never be finished!

06 January, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014...The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

"And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them until it came and stopped over the place where the Child was. They saw the child with Mary His Mother."

29 December, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013....the Feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph

We, as women, know very well the qualities it takes to be loving spouses, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and members of extended families. As we honor the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph today, let us take the words of the second reading and apply them to our own lives and ministry

Put on, as God's chosen ones, holy and  beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, bearing with one another ........and whatever you do in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him" Reading 2  COL 3: 12-21


25 December, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013....Christmas Day

A blessed and joyful Christmas everyone!

"For today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord!"