Parish News

Parish News  



Volunteers at St. Michael’s Parish who are involved in any Parish activity that entrusts the care, responsibility, or supervision of children or vulnerable adults is REQUIRED by the Diocese to take a Safe Environment Training. For further information regarding this training, please contact Diane at 941-349-4174 in the Parish Office.

Join The Prayerline Ministry

The Prayerline Ministry is in need of members who will pass along prayer requests. The number of phone calls varies with the time of year but usually it is approximately 6 calls per week. If you would be interested in joining this ministry, please call Juanita at 921-2034.


If you have a family member serving overseas, call the Parish Office (349-4174) and we will publish their names in the bulletin to remind everyone to ask for God’s blessings on them. Please let the Parish Office know when they return safely home, so that we may also rejoice with you and remove their name from this list.  Please contact Gerry Tausch at 924-3251 for support of our military through


This garden is located in the rear parking area by the grotto and is a place for remembering babies and young children who have lost their lives for many different reasons.  Bricks, engraved in memory of a child, are available to purchase for $100 per brick.  Order forms are available in the Parish Office.



Both Sarasota Memorial and Doctor’s Hospital have a Catholic Priest assigned to visit the Catholics in the hospital. Upon entering either hospital, inform them that you are Catholic and would like a priest to visit.

Religious Education News

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION is held on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month (Oct - May) from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  For details contact Chelle Maida at 349-4174 ext. 308 or email her at

CELEBRATING A SACRAMENT THIS YEAR?  Has your child reached an age to begin preparing for the reception of the Sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation?  In the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank Dewane has mandated the Religious Education and "Sacramental Preparation" programs for children receiving First Communion or Confirmation will be a two year process.  The Sacrament of First Communion is usually celebrated in the Second Grade.  The preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin in Grade Nine, culminating in the reception of the Sacrament at the end of Grade Ten.  For more information contact Chelle at 349-4174 ext. 308 or email her at


2014-2015 BOARD

Nancy Sweeney - President

Carol Daunt - 1st Vice President

Lynda Fischer - 2nd Vice President

Helen Clifford - Treasurer

Brenda Higgins - Secretary


If you are interested in joining this fun group of women for the 2014-2015 year, please call Nancy at 356-2109. The annual fee is $15.00.


Join other parishioners and friends for a casual dinner out at one of Sarasota's area restaurants.  We meet the second Tuesday of each month. Details can be found in the weekly Parish Bulletin.