Prayer Shawl Ministry

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
– Matthew 7:7

The Prayer Shawl Ministry began here at St. John Vianney in 2005 and is comprised of members who enjoy knitting and/or crocheting shawls and lapghans using their time and talents to provide these items as a reminder of God’s love. A shawl or lapghan can be given to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, a bridal or baby shower gift, friendship and love, personal achievements, or to console those who are grieving, comfort those who are ill, bring hope to those who are in despair. In the past 14 years, we have made and given away 2,019 shawls!

The group meets on the 4th Monday of the month (6:30-7:30 pm).  Donations and yarn are always appreciated and new members are welcome. The ministry also gratefully accepts donations. It takes four 7 oz. skeins of yarn (Red Heart) to make one prayer shawl/lapghan. Thank you to those who donated yarn or money in the past.  Please know your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated! This ministry is connected with all the prayer shawl ministries around the world, bringing comfort and joy to those in need. Contact Kathy or Char to request a prayer shawl or lapghan to give as a gift at no cost!

The cold weather always brings to mind the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. John Vianney. The members of this ministry are hard at work knitting/crocheting lovely prayer shawls and lapghans. If you know of anyone who would enjoy a shawl or lapghan, please see below how to reach us.

After 15 years leading the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Char is passing the torch to Kathy Hengesbach and very grateful to her for stepping up to take over and lead this wonderful group.

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Hengesbach or Char Valencic

call or text: Kathy (330.998.4971)
call or text: Char (440.668.7180)