Eucharia Ministry is a knitting and crocheting ministry here at St. Christopher’s that creates blankets, shrugs, hats, scarves, and other items for those in need. We were founded in 2004 by Chris McCabe and Marlene Paine in memory of Sr. Carol Fox. “Eucharia” was the name Sr. Carol chose when she professed her final vows as a Sister of Mercy because of her deep love for the Eucharist. The ministry started with 19 members and has grown to more than 30 and includes women, men, and several out-of-town members. Vivian McManus and Mary Uzialko, our original members, welcome you to come join us.
In the early days items made by the group were donated to St. Mary’s Oncology because that is where St. Carol received treatment after her cancer diagnosis. We currently donate items to over 40 local organizations, including making blankets for babies baptized at St. Christopher’s. We always have something going on! Don’t knit or crochet? We can use help sewing pillows for patients undergoing dialysis, chemo, or other treatments. We have a pattern and will get you started. Perhaps you might consider purchasing 60” X 72” fleece tie blanket kits to do at home. There is a growing need for large blankets, which take a long time to knit and crochet. We can always use donations of yarn or gift cards to support our crafters. If you want to join us but have not had much luck in the past learning to knit or crochet, we have knitting looms and have recently purchased machine looms. We would be glad to show you how they work!
We meet in the Faith Formation building almost every Monday from 10 AM to noon to work on new stitches and projects. We would love to have new members join us! If you prefer to work from home we are happy to pick up your items. Please call Sheila Beers (764-9189) or Joanna Aguglia (594-9378) if you have any questions.