Do You Enjoy Knitting? The Purly Girls ministry does...

10-09-2016Parish Life

Every Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:00 pm the St. Therese's room in the Parish Center is filled with an army of knitters and crocheters called the Purly Girls—laughing, socializing, small time of prayer and making something beautiful for God. Several years ago Barbara Assmann and Hilda Rocchetti ran into one another in Michaels craft store getting yarn and the idea to start a knitting group for the parish began.

The two approached Sr. Pat, asking if there was something the knitters (known as the Purly Girls) could make for the needy in the parish. The Purly Girls now provide knit goods for 'Life Choices', making baby things such as blankets— shawls and walker bags for nursing homes and for the homebound; they also provide hats and scarves for the needy of our parish. The knitting meetings begin with a prayer and then work begins! The ladies socialize, knit, enjoy coffee, and cakes (provided by faithful bakers), and genuinely enjoy one another's company. Barb shared that "The knitting group has kept me grounded in the needs of those less fortunate—it enables those who practice this great gift to remain sharp." The members of the Purly girls are able to place their God -given talents at the service of God and of their neighbor.

The Purly Girls are always in need of new members and of colorful unused yarn! If you are interested in learning more about the group please contact Barbara Assmann at or by calling 908-788-9335.