Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

St. Francis de Sales Cathedral

Sample Prayer:

Our hope is

this prayer shawl will heal your body,

calm your fears, and raise your spirits.

As you wrap it around you,

feel God's arms holding you,

you are not alone.

God Bless you.

--Pat Rozelle, Fairfield, Connecticut

prayer shawl ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry, which provides shawls/throws to people who are ill or troubled and who are in need of prayers and comfort, has been started at the Cathedral. If you can knit, crochet, or quilt and would like to share your time and talent as part of this ministry, please contact Pastoral Council Member, Cindy Matherne at CMatherne2@comcast.net or 852-1334.

If you feel that you cannot contribute by making shawls or throws but would like to donate funds to purchase yarn and quilting materials, those donations would be most welcome.


Parishioners who have family or friends in need of prayers will be able to request shawls/throws which have been prayed over by the maker and other ministers and blessed by Fr. Josh or Fr. Simon Peter.

All parishioners can be part of this ministry by praying for the recipients of the shawls. St. Francis de Sales medals and holy cards and special prayers are included with each shawl.

500 Goode Street Houma LA 70360 US

Office: 985-876-6904    Fax:  985-851-4204