Praying Hands



Praying Hands Ministry
Knit and Crochet for Those in Need

Praying Hands ministry members knit and crochet for those in need. All items are blessed and prayerfully given in times of joy and sorrow. Projects include baby blankets, prayer shawls and squares, hats, and lapghans. Items are donated to hospitals, parishioners, the military and homeless and community organizations so that they can feel the warm embrace of God’s love.  

To request a prayer shawl:
1. Contact the Parish office at 639-6712 or
2. Enter the name of the person needing a shawl in the prayer shawl book located in the commons area of the church.  


Help Out With Knitting November Beginning Nov. 2!

The Praying Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry produces prayer shawls, lapghans (some for our Vets), baby blankets, chemo hats, March for Life scarves and countless squares for baptisms, Cursillos, Caritas guests, and the military. These gifts equates to nearly $4000 in outreach and they operate on donation only. Please help support this beautiful ministry where prayer is put in every stitch.

To Help with our Knitting November campaign:

DONATIONS: PLEASE NO WOOL, and they prefer Caron brand, 1 pound packages but welcome any donations. Donations can be put in the bin located by the library beginning November 2. Financial donations are also welcome – indicate on the envelope that it is for Praying Hands.


St. Gabriel’s Praying Hands ministry began in 2006 as a small group. Within a short time, it has grown into 50+ people who dedicate themselves to the creation of beautiful items that provide caring and comfort to those who receive them.  

The prayer shawl ministry is a national organization that began in New Haven, Connecticut. To learn more, visit the Prayer Shawl Ministry website.

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