The Prayer Shawl Group will resume meetings Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6-7:00 pm in the church social hall.  Meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, March 11 through June 10, 2020.  New members are always welcome!

If you have questions about the ministry, please contact Mary Ellen Ogozalek via phone at 570-645-3719 or email

Waiting for the Headstart kids to some pick out some hats, mittens, and scarves!

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!

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
Betty Orsulak Sharon Kracum
Ann Marie Gray Anne Zuber

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

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