Members of this ministry are ladies (men are also welcome!) who donate their time and talent by creating hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need of comfort. As the knitters are working they are petitioning God with every stitch on behalf of the person who will receive the shawl. This ministry has been active in the parish for over five years and has produced literally hundreds of shawls for those in our parish needing comfort.
The prayer Shawl group meets the third Monday of every month in the classroom 7 at 1:00 pm. At this time the ladies gather to pray, share prayer shawl stories and share new patterns or ideas for shawls. This ministry is open to all those who love to knit or crochet.
The Eucharistic Chapel is accessible 24/7 from the outside via a key pad operated entrance from about mid April through November 1. To learn the key pad code please call 715-356-6284, ext 7.
Dangerous ice and snow conditions prevent 24/7 access from November 2 through mid April.
The Eucharistic Chapel is accessible year round anytime the church is open.
St. Francis of Assisi is a most popular saint in these Northwoods, which abounds with the surrounding beauty and wildlife. A strong Franciscan presence, especially the Marywood/Franciscan Spirituality Center on the shores of Trout Lake and the Secular Franciscans at Holy Family, help make St. Francis feel especially at home!
The prayer walk is situated to the northeast of the parish complex and consists of 10 different meditation stations. These aspects of the life of Francis speak forcefully to the church and contemporary culture. They cover such topics as respect for creation, the Prayer of S. Francis, Francis and the Muslims, the call of Francis to renew the church, the spirit of poverty.
Francis often stepped away from daily life to refocus at various hermitages. There is a small hermitage along the walk for day use.
Please contact 715-356-6284, ext. 7 for more information.