The Prayer Shawl Ministry

Using time and talent as a show of God’s love through us.

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. Ministry members offer prayers fir the person who will receive this item as they work to complete each prayer shawl/lapghan.

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.

“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 group meets on the 4th Monday of the month (1:00-2:00 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 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.

Saint John Vianney has an active Prayer Shawl Ministry. These shawls are crafted by parishioners and are available for any occasion, whether there is a Baptism, funeral, wedding, birthday, or just a way to say, “I care for you.”

If you would like a prayer shawl, please call Char Valencic at 440-668-7180 or email at and place your request.

As each shawl is crafted, prayers are offered for the person who will receive it.