The person who receives the prayer shawl need not be a parishioner of St. Greg’s.
The prayer shawl will be blessed by a priest upon completion, so there is no need to have it blessed again. You can share this information with the recipient as well.
The prayer ministry is NEW to St. Greg’s, so please feel free to share suggestions with our pastoral associate,
Michelle Zakula at:
Prayer Shawl Ministry
What is the Prayer Shawl Ministry?
The shawls are usually knitted or crocheted and prayers are said during the creation of the prayer shawl.
How Can I Make a Shawl?
We have patterns, yarn, and a welcome packet available in the Parish Office during business hours each day. We can also leave a shawl (or materials) in the Sacristy for pick up on the weekends at Mass.
Two ways to create:
Create a prayer shawl
Donate yarn: If you have yarn that you would like to donate, we will put it to good use. We prefer thicker yarn that is soft to the touch, as it will create the nicest shawls for the recipients. You can add to the yarn in the basket located in the Parish Office Lobby.
Make a financial donation: If you aren’t necessarily “crafty”, but you find value in the prayer shawl ministry, consider a financial donation to help restock the supplies. Checks can be made out to St. Greg’s and on the memo line, write “Prayer Shawl Ministry”. You may place checks in an envelope and return via the offertory basket or mail/drop them off at the Parish Office.
For questions related to the prayer shawl ministry contact:
Parish Office at 543-8292