BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEON COMMITTEE
Valerie Fagan

The Committee helps provide solace and support during a time of loss by providing a luncheon for the family and their friends following a Funeral or Memorial Mass at the Church of Saint Patrick. Volunteers buy and set up food, serve and clean up. Four teams rotate as needed. There is no charge to the family; to cover food costs, a donation of $5.00 per person is suggested but not required.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Barbara Peterson

Joy shared is double the joy, grief shared is half the grief. Every second Thursday of the month, a Bereavement Mass is held at 8:00 AM in the chapel. On the same day, the Bereavement Support Group meets from 9:00-10:30 AM room 6 in the parish hall. Please join us.

*HEALTH & CARING
Linda Mostek, RN 941-371-0259

The Health & Caring Ministry reaches out to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional health needs of the community of St. Patrick’s, using a Parish Nurse and many volunteers to provide blood pressure screening, respite care and transportation, and Eucharistic Ministers to the sick and home bound.

RESPECT LIFE
Esther Rachwal

Support the right to life! This ministry strives to increase parishioner's awareness of the inherent dignity of human life from conception to natural death. The focus of the ministry is on society's most vulnerable groups: expectant mothers and their babies, the aged, the terminally ill and the imprisoned.

PARISH OUTREACH/STEWARDSHIP
John Pecilunas or Jane Lange
941-378-1703, ext. 303

Throughout the year, the Church of Saint Patrick and its ministries reaches out to people in need in our community. Some examples include monthly food/clothing/toy Outreach collections, an annual School supplies drive, Christmas Giving Tree program, diaper drives for Our Mother’s House and Easter baskets. We have a need for food/clothing/toy/personal hygiene donations at any time to help support immediate needs of walk-ins. Please call for more information and/or if you wish to volunteer.

RESURRECTION HOUSE
Valerie Fagan

This group feeds the hungry, both physically and hopefully spiritually, acting as Jesus would by performing service for others, reflecting His glory in our words and deeds. Four teams rotate to prepare and serve food at the Resurrection House, a day-center for the homeless population of Sarasota. We serve approximately 100 people twice a month on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.

WELCOMING
Deacon Ray Lyons

Fellowship opportunities outside of Mass are provided for people to gather such as Sunday’s Coffee & Donuts (after 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM Mass), Tuesday & Thursday “Kaffee Klatch” (coffee club), and a Welcoming Brunch twice a year for new parishioners. Volunteers help set up, serve, and clean up after events.