Bereavement Ministry


The Bereavement Ministry offers spiritual and emotional support, along with companionship for those who have experienced the loss of loved ones.  The members of the ministry are trained to successfully implement our mission to give comfort and support to the grieving families of the Saint Francis of Assisi Church community by giving them our time, hearing their thoughts and sharing their tears.  The Bereavement Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month in the Parish Conference Room at 10:00am.

If you are interested in participating in this ministry or know someone who might benefit from this ministry, please contact Paddy and Barbara Rice at or via phone at (941) 473-3677 or complete the Volunteer Information Request form below to be contacted.

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.