The purpose of this ministry is to provide a
source of comfort to any child or adult
struggling with emotional or physical
issues. The blankets are handcrafted and the
recipient prayed for by the blanket creator.
Anyone who requests a blanket receives one,
parishioner or not. The blanket is blessed
and is a gift from
San Antonio Catholic Church. The hope is to “wrap
up” those in need of our prayers, solace,
and love with an actual physical presence.
The finished blanket is approximately 36” x
36” square…….give or take. Personal
creativity is encouraged. The blanket can be
knitted, crocheted, quilted. Shawls would
also be welcomed. Once the blanket is
finished, each is folded and tied with a
satin ribbon (which the ministry provides).
Or you may use a ribbon of your choice.
Behind the ribbon is placed an envelope
which includes a letter from the ministry
and a small prayer book with simple
uplifting prayers for times of struggle or
suffering. If so desired, you can place a
note such as “created for you by…………first
name only” in the pocket. If you are not able to attend a
Prayer Blanket Meeting, but would like to
participate with your time, talent , and
prayer………….you may contact
Mary Anne McKenna 941-380-7977