This group manages the linens used during the Liturgy of the Mass. Volunteers rotate to collect, clean, iron, lay out the linens, and manage inventory. This is a sub-committee of the Women’s Club.
Deacon Ray Lyons
Altar servers assist the priest and deacons during Mass. Open to students in 1st grade and above. Altar servers are asked to arrive 15 minutes before Mass and serve for the duration of Mass. Two annual meetings and a bowling or skating party is held at least once a year. Training provided.
CHURCH DECORATING COMMITTEE
The decorating team helps to create a beautiful church for each liturgical season. The creative director leads the volunteers, so you do not have to be creative to join this group! Some lifting and climbing is involved.
CHURCH PEW CREW
This dedicated team keeps our church and chapel organized and clean. Members meet every Monday after weekend Masses to straighten the books in the pews, and refill prayer cards, envelopes and pencils. If Monday is a holiday, the crew meets up on a Tuesday.
EXTRAORDINARY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Steve and Peg Cork
Known as Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, parishioners are called upon to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist under both species of Bread and Wine, the Body and Blood of Christ. Most serve once or twice a month. Please find the Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister Schedule here.
Do you have a great speaking voice? Become a lector and proclaim the Word of God during the celebration of Mass. Volunteers rotate monthly.
Do you love to sing or play an instrument? Join the choir! The Music Ministry offers an opportunity for all musically inclined people to share their talent during the celebration of the Holy Mass. Members meet for practice on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:30 PM for instrumentalists and 6:30-8:30 PM for choir members.
Parish Office, 941-378-1703, x300
The Sacristan ministry provides support services to the congregation of Saint Patrick Church, Deacons and Priests on a daily and weekly basis. This ministry requires an attention to detail, accountability and a dedication to service and is responsible for opening/securing the church for daily and weekend Masses, Funerals, Weddings and special services.
Dave and Kathy Wallace
This ministry provides the hospitality, fellowship, courtesy, and welcoming to those who come to the celebration of the Mass each weekend. Additionally, they also take up the collection and facilitate the smooth flow of people for Eucharist, entering/exiting the building, and manage emergency situations.