Ministries

Altar Servers

Students are eligible to become Altar Servers after they have received First Communion. Those who volunteer are trained and outfitted with a cassock and surplice. A schedule with Mass assignments will be distributed monthly. Please contact the office of Faith Formation at 941-426-2893.

Adult Altar Servers

Adult Altar Servers assist at the daily 8:30 am Mass, the 7:30 am Sunday Masses and funerals. For more information on becoming an adult altar server, please contact the Parish Office. 

Choir

The Adult Choir sings at the Saturday and Sunday Masses. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm in the Church. In addition to the weekend Masses, members of the adult choir volunteer their time to sing at funeral liturgies during the week. For more information, please contact our music director, Nathan Boock at 941-426-4729.

Contemporary Choir

Parishioners with a love for music are welcome every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 pm to rehearse in the Church. For more information contact Nathan Boock at 941-426-4729. The contemporary choir sings each Sunday at 10:45 am Mass and includes instrumentalists and singers.

Eucharistic Ministers

Pastors may call parishioners to become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. After a training program, the candidate is formally commissioned to serve at the altar and carry the Eucharist to shut-ins and those in nursing homes. Classes in pastoral ministry and workshops are periodically attended by those called. For more information on becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please contact the Parish Office.  

Holy Name Society

The Society is a branch of a worldwide confraternity of the Church founded to publicly proclaim Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This is a spiritual organization for all men and women of the parish which also supports our Pastor by helping our parish with supplies, equipment, maintenance, and financial needs through our bingo games.

For more information, please contact Ron Sadowski at 941-416-5559.

Lectors

From the very beginning, Christians have gathered together to hear the word of God, and, from the very beginning, there have been individuals entrusted with the task of reading the word in the liturgical assembly. Those chosen are carefully prepared so that the reading should develop in the faithful a profound appreciation of Scripture. For more information on becoming a lector, please contact the parish office. 

Prayer Groups

The Living in the Spirit Prayer Group welcomes everyone on Thursday evenings between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm. The format consists of prayer, worship, and praise through singing, quiet time with the Lord, weekly scriptural teaching, testimony, and sharing. It is a time to gather in community to praise God on a one-to-one basis as the Spirit moves us. Contact Maria Kalapati at 941-426-0083.

The Medjugorje Prayer Group. Rosary Group meets in the Church every Wednesday morning after the 8:30 am Mass. The 15 mysteries of the rosary are recited as well as consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. For more information, please contact the Parish Office.

For immediate prayer needs & petitions, please call Dolly at 941-240-5419.

Respect Life

All volunteers advocate life from womb to tomb through prayer, peaceful witness, education, and advocacy. One of the tenants of our Catholic faith is the protection of the defenseless and those without a voice and these ministries promote that protection.  This ministry is part of a nationwide effort to protect, nurture, and sustain human life. 

For more information please contact: Deacon Richard Frohmiller at [email protected]

Rosary Makers

For more information, please contact The Parish Office.

Sacristans

The Sacristy is the special room in the church where the sacred vessels, vestments, etc., are kept. The Mission of Sacristan is to set up the vessels before Mass.   After Mass, the Sacristan takes the vessels to the sacristy and sets them on the counter.  The Priest or Deacon purifies the sacred vessels (ciborium, chalice, cups, carafe and cruet), which contain the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Sacristans are dedicated volunteers who take care of these items. They serve on a rotation basis at the week-day and weekend Masses and are available for funerals, weddings, and baptisms.  

Sociables

Come one, come all, to social events for men and women every Friday at the Activity Center beginning with Line Dancing from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed by Bridge and Pinochle from 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lessons available to newcomers.

St. Vincent de Paul

An international organization that helps the needy with food, clothing, and financial assistance. It also provides aid during disasters, floods, hurricanes, etc. Help is made possible through the generosity of the parishioners via the poor boxes and donations of food and clothing. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Activity Center.

Ushers

Ushers help out before, during, and after each Mass. Duties include seating people, taking up collections at Mass, assisting Eucharistic Ministers, crowd control when required, and passing out the bulletins.

For more information, please contact Ron Sadowski at 941-416-5559