March 10, 2015
A Prayer Shawl ceremony was held at Wesley Village on Thursday, March
5. More than 75 hand-knit prayer shawls, lap robes and afghans were
donated to the hospice patients of Masonicare Home Health and Hospice.
The items were made by a group of residents at Wesley Village who call
themselves ‘The Wesley Village Prayer Shawl Knitters’. Their goal is to
provide comfort and warmth to hospice patients.
The ceremony, which marked the 11th anniversary of this
program, was organized by Barbara Quinn, Director of Volunteer Services
at Wesley Village, and Sue Laughlin, Volunteer Coordinator for the
Brookfield at Newtown branch of Masonicare Home Health and Hospice. It
featured a candle-lighting, readings and blessing of the shawls. Over
3,000 shawls have been donated since 2004.
For more information about Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, please call the Masonicare HelpLine at 888-679-9997.