The ministry of Arimatheans is to attend funerals, witnessing to the life of the deceased parishioner and providing support to the family. Some of our funerals are very small because parishioners have outlived their friends and even some of their family members. The presence of the Arimatheans is a great support to families. Arimatheans attend funerals when they can; there is no attendance requirement.

If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Margaret "Posey" Bauer via email at or by phone at 941-697-9299 or complete the Volunteer Information Request form below to be contacted for more information.

Volunteer Information Request Form

I am interested in receiving information and/or talking with a Ministry Leader regarding the following Ministry. I have reviewed the information on the webpage regarding this Ministry and would be interested in speaking with the Ministry Leader.

I understand that if I decide to join in this ministry, I will need to complete a Volunteer Application Form and, as a part of the Diocese of Venice Safe Environment requirements, all volunteers must take a Safe Environment Training program. Some volunteer opportunities involving children and vulnerable adults also require a fingerprint and background check. (The Parish will pay the fee for this).

Please fill in contact information below.

A Ministry Leader will be in contact with you in the immediate future. Thank you for your interest in sharing your time and talent.