The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Sundays by appointment.  Parents and Godparents are required to have an interview with the Pastor.  To register call the Parish Office at (941) 697-4899 or fill out the Baptism Registration Form found on the Baptism Webpage.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday afternoons from 3:00pm to 3:30pm or by contacting the Parish Office for an appointment.  Contact the Religious Education office at (941) 697-4899 Ext. 7012 if you have questions.

First Holy Communion

Children celebrate First Holy Communion in May after a two-year preparation in 1st and 2nd grade Religious Education formation.  For special arrangements for older children or children with special needs, phone the Religious Education Office at (941) 697-4899.


The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred after a two-year preparation by 9th and 10th grade Students. Registration can be arranged by calling the Parish Office at (941) 697-4899 or filling out the Registration Form online.


Saint Francis of Assisi Church asks that couples planning to marry to obtain the Brochure online or at the Parish Office before any other marriage arrangements are made.

Holy Orders

Those moved by the Holy Spirit t inquire about a Vocation to the Priesthood or Religious Life, please contact Father York at (941) 697-4899 Ext. 7005, or the Diocese of Venice Office of Vocations at (941) 486-4720.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is administered every Monday at 9:00am in Church. The Pastor visits all Catholics at Englewood Hospital on Tuesday and Englewood Hospice on Wednesday. The Pastor responds to requests for the Sacrament from the Homebound and our three Nursing Homes. Please contact Father York at (941) 697-4899.

Funeral Mass

To arrange for a Funeral Mass or Memorial Mass, please have your Funeral Director phone or a family member contact the Parish Office at (941) 697-4899.