Knitting & Crocheting Outreach Ministry

Mission Statement:

To help anyone struggling through a time of transition, crisis, or need by providing them with blessed, handmade, knitted and crocheted garments which are intended to be a physical reminder to the persons receiving them that they are being covered in prayer and wrapped in God's love.

Who is given a garment and how is it given?

The articles are “handmade with love” and are donated to nearby organizations serving people in need.  The Ministry is also open to individual requests for assistance.  Please let us know if you are aware of any person or organization in need of our assistance.

 A card will be enclosed explaining that the garment was made by The Knitting and Crocheting Outreach Ministry and that the garment was blessed during Mass. 

Some of the organizations we support include Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association, AMVETS Heroes on Wheels Program, F.I.S.H., Family Strides, Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center, the Even Start Program at Torrington High School, and Carolyn's Place in Waterbury. 

 The articles we provide include booties, sweaters, caps and blankets for babies; sweaters, hats, mittens and scarves for children; ear warmers, hats and scarves for adults; lap robes for those who are wheelchair-bound, as well as prayer shawls for anyone in any type of need.

Donations:

Donations of handmade articles as well as materials such as yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks can be left in the foyer of the church in the receptacle for the Knitting and Crocheting Outreach Ministry.  Financial donations to the Ministry can be made payable to the church with a notation on your check that the funds are “for the Knitting and Crocheting Outreach Ministry”.

 

Chairperson/Contact:  Jan Hirchak, Phone:  860-485-1319, Email:  rhirchak@snet.net

Note:  Knitting or crocheting can be done at your own convenience.  There is no formal membership.  Anyone who wishes may join us when we gather together in fellowship once a month (we do not meet during the summer).

 

 

 

Upcoming Workshops:

November 19, 2016

December 10, 2016

January 14, 2017

February 11, 2017

March 11, 2017

April 8, 2017

May 6, 2017

June 3, 2017

All WORKSHOPS take place 9am to 2pm

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