Crafting for Those in Need

The Caring Crafters Ministry was established on April 27, 2023.  We are crafters that gather together each month to use our talents in sewing, crocheting, knitting and paper crafting to make items through our church and community that show we care and want to serve and comfort those in need.

Currently we are assisting the Bereavement/Consolation Ministry by making our crocheted or knitted prayer shawls for them to distribute to those who are mourning the loss of a loved one; and for the Ministry to the sick and homebound we make lap blankets for them to distribute to those who are suffering pain because of an illness or injury, or feeling sad, lonely or helpless.   We pray as we make these shawls and blankets so that the recipient may be comforted by these handmade items to help strengthen and restore them and know they are not alone when they use them. They are then blessed by Fr. Ramon and distributed to the ministries.  So far, we have delivered 26 prayer shawls and 22 blankets to these ministries.

We are in the process of designing and sewing baptismal bibs, confirmation and catechumen stoles for the individual to wear as they receive their sacrament.

We are helping our community by crocheting, knitting and sewing baby items such as blankets, bibs, receiving blankets, sweaters, hats and booties for the South Lake Pregnancy Center and have delivered 68 items to help with their needs.  We also make  blankets, scarves, and hats for the homeless for their use during the colder months.  More projects to come as we grow.

We are a very busy ministry and while our members are socializing, sharing ideas, and enjoying working on their projects or learning new ones, we are also serving and helping others wherever we can.  Even if you don’t crochet, knit, sew or paper craft, you can come and learn to do any of these fun crafts and be rewarded by serving others with your creations.  We have very talented ladies who are willing to teach and share their knowledge with you.

On Wednesday morning, September 27, Father Ramon Blessed 26 prayer shawls and 22 blankets that were made by our Caring Crafters Ministry.  With him are (from left to right) Claudette Gagne, Cecelia Novak, Lynn Mickinac, Betty Piotraczk, and Janet Gauthier.

The shawls are given to and distributed to the Bereavement and Consolation Ministry at the Celebration of Life Service and the blankets go to the Ministry of the Sick.  The blankets that include the caps are given to Cancer patients.

Come join us!
Where:  St. Faustina Classrooms 1 and 2
When:  The second Wednesday of each month
Time:    10:00 am to 12:00 pm