Inspired by the International Prayer Shawl Ministry, Hooks and Needles was born in 2005. Talented parishioners share their love of crochet and knitting by making shawls, hats, baby blankets, and scarves. Prayer is infused into every item; prayer for the recipients, for their caretakers, and for the makers of each item. Prayer, especially, that those receiving our gifts will be comforted by something warm, made with love.
Since 2005 we have donated thousands of shawls and hats to parishioners, local hospital cancer and hospice units, the neo-natal unit for struggling newborn infants, to soldiers overseas, Hines VA hospital, Shepherd’s Table, American Heart Association and more.
How You Can Get Involved
Our members at a May Meeting
Anyone with an interest in knitting or crochet – whether it be novice or advanced – is invited to join us! We share patterns, meet new people, laugh together!
We usually meet twice a month during the day on Tuesdays, from August to June. We also meet in the evening once a month September-October-November, and March-April-May.
Some of our members are not able to attend our group get-togethers, but make items and deliver them to the parish office.
For more information, or to request a prayer shawl, please contact St. Michael Parish at 708-349-0903.
Nation-Wide Campaign #HatNotHate – By September 24
#HatNotHate is a nation-wide campaign to bring awareness to the impact bullying has on children and teens. To participate, you can knit or crochet an extra blue hat-the color of anti-bullying awareness.
We’re requesting hats to give to students for World Day of Bullying Prevention on October 1st. This is a beautiful gesture of solidarity, so we hope you’ll join us in supporting their effort. Once you’ve finished your hat, please mail it to this address by September 24 to get the hats to students by October 1:
Lion Brand Yarn Co.
HAT NOT HATE
135 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072