Church of the Incarnation at 2901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34239 US - Parish Ministries at Incarnation Church
Parish Ministries at Incarnation Church
Altar Guild - Kathy Dansard 924-0907
Arimatheans/Pallbearers - Antoinette Kovacs 924-6923
The Arimatheans are a group of concerned parishioners who volunteer to attend funerals of deceased parishioners. Just as Joseph of Arimathia cared for the body of Christ, our parishioners see to it that no one is laid to his or her final rest alone. If you are interested in this ministry please contact Antoinette Kovacs at 924-6923.
Altar Servers - Deacon John 921-6631
The Altar Servers serve God and his people at Mass on Sundays, holy days and at funerals. This ministry is open to all boys and girls of the parish. You must have made your First Communion and be at least in the fourth grade. If you are interested in this ministry please contact Deacon John at 921-6631.
Ave Maria Council - Marie McEntee 371-0579
Boy Scouts - Dan LeClair 780-7187
Care Ministry - Deacon John 921-6631
Our Care Ministry consists of over 25 volunteers who visit the sick in the hospitals, nursing homes or at home. This ministry helps to keep that connection between those that are ill and our parish community. These ministers bring communion to those unable to attend our Sunday mass. If you would like more information on this ministry or know of someone who would like a home visit please contact Deacon John at 921-6631.
Carmelite 3rd Order - Joan Walsh 365-4045
Cenacle of Prayer - Pat Bretherton 371-7443
Charismatic Prayer Group - Mike Hargesheimer 924-0082
Love's Victory Prayer Group is a charismatic prayer group that meets weekly to praise and worship God. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact Mike Hargesheimer at 924-0082.
Children of Mary Rosary Group - Ellie Longo 955-6592
Children’s Liturgy - Carole McDonnell 377-1078
Childern's Liturgy helps to bring the gospel message to the younger children of our parish at their level. It is held during the 9:00AM Mass every Sunday while Religious Education classes are in session. The children are dismissed before the first readings and return at the offertory. Teachers and aids are much needed! For more information on this ministry or to volunteer as a Teacher or teacher's aid, please contact Carole McDonnell at 377-1078.
Divorced Healing Group - Jane Waligora 924-1076
Eucharistic Adoration - Lucy Gatza 953-4857
Extra Ordinary Ministers - Deacon John 921-6631
Extra Ordinary Ministers distribute the Body of Christ at daily and weekend liturgies. For more information on this ministry or to volunteer as an Extra Ordinary Minister, please contact Deacon John at 921-6631.
Good Samaritans - Jean Fountain 809-1505
The Church of the Incarnation's Good Samaritian motto is "Helping Good Neighbors and Good Neighbors Helping". This Peace and Justice group was formed in March 2000, and in 2004, the group name was changed to the Good Samaritan Ministry. Good Samaritan volunteers run errands, do grocery shopping, mail packages, take client to medical appointments, to service agencies, and provide transportation to Mass. If you WANT TO HELP your neighbors and were wondering how to get involved, here is one way! For more information on this ministry or to volunteer as a Good Samaritan, please contact Jean Fountain at 809-1505.
Girl Scouts - Julie Krueger 921-5358
Knights of Columbus - Dave Altwies 922-5101
Lectors - Mary Ellen Strzempka 924-3616
Parishioners with a strong speaking voice, a love of Sacred Scripture and a willingness to serve are invited to be Lectors at our weekend Masses. For more information on this ministry or to volunteer as a Lector, please contact Mary Ellen Strzempka at 924-3616
Legion of Mary - Pat Blessinger 371-0981
The Legion of Mary is a dedicated ministry of men and women who love Our Lady and wish to do her work in this world. You are invited to The Legion Of Mary meeting on any Tuesday at 7 pm in the Religious Ed Office. We think you will find this to be an interesting meeting; one based on Legion spirituality and practical works. Come, listen and follow the inspiration that Mary gives you! For more information on this ministry or to join the Legion of Mary, please contact Pat Blessinger at 371-0981.
Meditation Prayer Group - George Browning 366-3128
Men’s Club - Thomas Flood 954-232-5038
Please click on the link to view the Men's Club web page.
Military Ministry - Ellie Longo 955-6592
Our Military Ministry is in full swing. After a successful parish and school drive we were able to send much need items to our troops in the Middle East. There will be a "foot locker" available in the foyer of the church where you may drop off your donations when you come to mass each week. A list of the needed items can be found there. Located in the same area is our prayer board which shows the pictures of our parishioners' loved ones who are serving our country all over the world. Let us pray for their safe return and for real peace in our world. Please contact Ellie Longo at 955-6592 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. Thank you for your support .
Music Ministry/ Choirs
Members of the Music Ministry serve as cantors at all parish Masses and as choir members in the three parish choirs - The Incarnation Choir (11:00 a.m. Mass), The Folk Group (9:00 a.m. Mass) and the Contemporary Ensemble (6:00PM Mass). Parishioners with previous choir experience or demonstrated musical ability are encouraged to serve in the Music Ministry. For more information or to volunteer, please call 941-921-6631.
Offertory Families - Pat Kelly 926-3005
Parish Library - Parish Office 921-6631
Prayer Line - Gerard Prohm 343-0873
Parish Prayer Line takes requests to pray for those who are ill, for thanksgiving, or for special needs. Volunteers are needed to help in praying for these requests. For more information on this ministry or to volunteer for the Parish Prayer Line, please contact Gerard Prohm at 343-0873.
RCIA Program - Deacon John Crescitelli 921-6631
Religious Education - John Garisto 924-9566
Respect Life - Dave Altwies 922-5101
The Catholic Church asserts and affirms the inherent diginity of all human persons. Respect Life is involved with all the issues that pertain to a better way of life for all God's people, from the unborn to the elderly. Respect Life cooperates and participates in local and Diocesan Pro-Life events throughout the year. For more information on this ministry or to volunteer for Respect Life, please contact Dave Altwies at 922-5101.
Rosary Makers - Roblyn Hanna 925-8557
Prayer Shawl Ministry - Barbara Frankovsky 351-1432
Sociable Singles 50+ - Maureen Ogilive 716-3828
St. Vincent de Paul - Jason Peters 921-6631
St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic organization of lay persons who, in a spirit of justice and charity, see to helping those in need. SVDP sponsors a number of events at the parish, including the Christmas Gift Collection and food and clothing drives throughout the year. For more information on this ministry or to volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, please contact Jason Peters at 921-6631 or visit our website at www.svdp-incarnation.org .
Ushers - Vic Ticola 922-5279
Men and women who greet and direct parish members, collect the offertory gifts and assist the handicapped. They are usually the first contact to new or visiting parishioners. They should be a warm, cheerfuland helping person. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry please call the parish office or Vic Ticola at 922-5279.
Vacation Bible School - Lisa Russo 921-6631
Welcome Committee - Parish Office 921-6631
Women’s Club - Mary Ellen Strzempka 924-3616
Wonder Club - Edith Smith 924-4815
Youth Group - Dustin Mantz 921-6631