PLM - Parish Liturgical Ministry - Union in Communion

Liturgy in Music Ministry

Music is a large part of our worship and celebrations at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  We are always expanding our choir and seek cantors and choir members.  Rehearsal is Wednesday from 6:30p to 8:00p, and the choir sings at the 10:00a Mass each Sunday from September through June.  For more information, call Nadine Goodrich, (941) 697-4899 Ext. 7200 or send an email to [email protected]  All Masses are cantor led with piano/organist accompaniment.  


Sacristans are responsible for assuring the proper treatment of the Holy Species, namely that of the Sacred Blood and Blessed Sacrament during and after the celebration. They are also responsible for keeping the Holy Tabernacle secure. Sacristans are responsible for Mass set up and clean up.  Setup can vary slightly depending on the individual mass and presider. At every mass, they are responsible for setting up for both Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist which means preparing all the books, vessels, offertory, and incense when appropriate.  Contact John Wandersee via email at [email protected] or by phone at 941-567-7127.

Altar Servers 

Altar Servers assist Father at different Eucharistic liturgies such as Weekend Masses, funerals, and weddings.  Boys and girls who have received their First Communion become eligible to participate. Contact Matt Egan via email at [email protected] or by phone at (215) 962-1942.


Readers proclaim the word of the Lord.  If anyone would like to take advantage of the spiritual benefits offered by the acceptance of the duties of the readers, please contact Pat Lawson via email at [email protected] or by phone at (518) 423-0118.

Ministers of Holy Communion

Ministers of Holy Communion are those who assist in administering the Eucharist at all Masses.  If interested, contact Rose Marie Morris via email at [email protected] or by phone at (941) 830-8739.

Homebound & Healthcare Ministers

Homebound Ministers of Holy Communion are those who assist in administering Holy Communion to the homebound at local nursing homes, parishioner homes or hospitals.  If interested, contact Martha Mingel via email at [email protected] or by phone at (941) 697-4899 Ext. 7205.

Ministers of Hospitality

Ministers of Hospitality have the ministry of creating an atmosphere of welcoming by greeting parishioners, assisting with seating, and taking up the collections.  This ministry is open to all men, women, and young adults of the parish.  For more information or to become a Minister of Hospitality, call John Mingel at (941) 697-0132.

Church Environment

The Church Environment is a group of parishioners who clean and maintain the sanctuary area.  Anyone interested in being part of this ministry may call Mary Pope via email at [email protected] or by phone at (507) 380-3531.