Prayer & Spirituality
At St. Joseph of the Lakes we have many opportunities for sharing prayer requests, receiving or making a prayer shawl and participating in various prayer groups or reflection retreats.
The Prayer Network has been a profound support to numerous persons in need. You may also place prayer requests in the prayer vase found in the chapel or in the prayer book located on the St. Joseph altar in the Historic Church. Requests for prayers can be made to Barb Uschold Anderson at (651) 784-3015 ext. 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Barb also if you would like to volunteer for the prayer network to pray for requests.
Prayer Shawls or Pocket Prayer Shawls
Knitted or crocheted shawls or pocket prayer shawls are distributed to the sick and those in need to assure them they are wrapped in prayer, love and are not forgotten by our community. Contact the parish office at (651) 784-3015 to request a shawl for someone in need or to pick up a kit to make a shawl.
Community members meet each Thursday at 7:00pm to share Centering Prayer which is a silent meditative prayer where each person experiences God's indwelling presence. Center prayer augments more active modes of prayer by building a personal relationship with God and moving beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.
Navigating through our busy lives with God at the center can be a challenge. Nourish yourself with other faith filled women as we retreat with prayer, laughter, creative expression, conversation and quiet reflection. Retreats are held several time a year and are announced in the parish bulletin.