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Blue Mantle Ministry

"Knitting and Crocheting for Peace"



     Our Lady in Blue, known for her compassion, is the model that the Blue Mantle Ministry ladies keep in mind doing their crafts.  She inspires them with her presence as the statue sits on the table surrounded by yarn and finished products for the sick, for babies, and layettes for single mothers.

     Although it is not known who crafted the small statue, the statue of Mary holding her knitting needles is placed in the center of their work table when the ladies meet; by her silent prayer she supports the ladies doing her work for those in need.


The Blue Mantle Ministry is a unique group that has been

meeting since November 2008.

     The ministry is the brain child of Ann Louise Schnepf who proposed the idea

then gathered ladies with knitting and crocheting skills. Together they prayed and

decided their calling to be "Knitting and Crocheting for Peace".

     The group crochets and knits blankets for those who are ill, baby clothes for

clothes for needy mothers. They also craft lap blankets and comfort shawls for the 

homebound and knit gloves and scarves for needy children.  

     All items are given away, not sold. Knitting and crocheting materials are donated.

The ladies describe their spirituality in this way:



"With humility and honor, we gather to create for those who are in need."



"The spiritual and physical gifts of our creations are from our hearts

and from our hands."



"May we all be blessed with the healing power of giving and receiving."

Membership is open to


...anyone who either knits or crochets.

...anyone with the desire to learn these crafts.


Meetings are held on Monday evenings from 7 - 9 pm. in the Conference Room in the Ministry Center.
(See parish calendar for schedule)

Contact: Katharina Weirether  203-793-9082

To sign up or to donate yarn click here




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