Do you know someone who is going through a difficult time? Would you like them to receive a prayer shawl?

St. Joseph of the Panther Valley invites you to participate in this Corporal Work of Mercy.  If you know how to knit & purl or single & double crochet you can make a shawl!

NEW! Learn to Knit Classes

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is offering classes for anyone age 12 and above interested in learning how to knit. Classes will be held on Wednesdays October 17, 24, and November 7 and 14 from 6pm to 7:30pm in the parish social hall.

Pre-registration is not necessary.  You will need size 10 knitting needles, measuring tape or gauge, scissors, and yarn needle. Please join us.

Should you have any questions please contact MaryEllen Ogozalek 570-645-3719 or Dorothy Kuhn 570-645-2580.

Basic materials are needed – yarn, needles, and a pattern – before you begin to knit or crochet the shawl, a prayer is said dedicating the work of your hands for the intentions of the receiver.

When completed, the shawl is blessed and then given to a nursing home resident, someone who is homebound, a parishioner, neighbor, or friend in need of comfort or solace for whatever reason.

If you have questions about the Prayer Shawl Ministry or need more information, please contact Mary Ellen Ogozalek via phone at 570-645-3719 or email

Would you like to learn more about the Corporal Works of Mercy?  Click here!

Current Members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry

Ann Marie Stauffer Donna Dowling Mary Hnat
Barbara DiMattea Jackie Lawrence Pat Matika
Barbara Sommers Jane Infante JoAnn Behrens
Bonnie Schuetrumpf Julianne O’Gorman Barbara Boyd
Linda Figura Marcy Miller MaryAnn Yusella
Lottie Hager Marianne Garfield Faye Hlavaty
Betty Orsulak Sharon Kracum Anne Zuber
Ann Marie Gray

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118 N. Market St.
Summit Hill, PA 18250
Phone: 570-645-2664
Fax: 570-645-3037

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