The intentional purpose of the Saint Thomas Prayer Shawl group is to gather in Christian fellowship, to knit together, and that the work done by the group should benefit the sick and shut-in and other charitable causes. Though not designed as a knitting class, experienced members have always been helpful to beginners in learning to knit. Knitting needles and yarn are provided. If the purpose of the group interests you and you would like to become involved, the first meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the living room of the parish house. For more information, email Linda Morfi.