Tuesday, January 16, 2018

All Are Welcome!

St. Columba Catholic Church
Welcome Page

Mass Schedule

Masses at Holy Family

Saturday Afternoon at 5:00
Sunday Morning at 9:30

Masses at St. Columba

Sunday Morning at 8:00
Sunday Morning at 11:00

At Holy Family, Hebron
Tues. & Thurs. 7:00pm
At St. Columba's, Columbia
Wed. & Fri. 9:00am

Saturday at Holy Family
4:00 - 4:30pm or by appt.

Prayer Shawl Contact Jan Collard  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Shawls ... made for centuries universal  and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally  loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give  solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have  been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings  to fly above their troubles..."

Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every  stitch.

Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!

(*The shawls can  also be crocheted, quilted, woven or machine knitted as well!)

Some uses for the shawl... Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical  procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement;  prayer or meditation; commitment or marriage ceremonies; birthing, nursing a  baby; bridal shower or wedding gift; leading ritual; first menses or croning  rites of passage; during an illness and recovery; ministering to others;  graduation, birthday, anniversary, ordination, holiday gifts; or just  socializing...there are endless possibilities!


Church of the Holy Family
185 Church Street Amston, CT 06231
(860) 228-0096

Saint Columba Catholic Church 
328 Route 66, Columbia, CT 06237
(860) 228-3727