All Ministries

All Ministries

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Angels:

We sincerely welcome you to our Church and to our faith community. All of us belong to the Catholic ‘universal’ Church and you, in particular, can bring tremendous gifts to our Parish. If you are new to us, we invite you to join one of our many ministries. We are a relatively young parish; however, we have accomplished so very much in a short period of time. We have seen enormous growth in our community, which reminds us of both the opportunities and the challenges that face us in the future.


The founders of Our Lady of the Angles laid the ground work for us. We must now continue to grow and flourish by way of giving our time, our talents, and our treasures. There is much to accomplish in the coming years, and it will require the dedication and generosity of all parishioners. In what way can you offer your time, talent and treasure for the honor and glory of Our Lord? We encourage you to set aside some time in your busy day to look through this Ministry Catalog. We ask everyone to give this prayerful consideration.


The ministries listed on this booklet reach out to all members of our church community. Christ asks all of us to help grow His church. Our growth is flourishing; however, it takes many volunteers to keep our momentum going. Once you begin to get involved in our church community you will find that you will make some wonderful new friends who share your Catholic beliefs and values.

Stewards of our Time …
Make Mass the top priority on Sunday
Spend time in prayer each day
Pray with family and loved ones

Stewards of our Talent …
Use our gifts to help build the kingdom
Remain active in our parish ministries
Remain open to new ministries
Teach our children to serve the Church

Stewards of our Treasure …
We are called to look at our giving as a response for the blessings God has given us
Make an intentional gift each week
Use offertory envelopes and online giving
Support the Catholic Faith Appeal

If you are interested in serving in any of the ministries listed below please call the parish office at 941-752-6770. You can also see our weekly bulletin for the contact name and email for these various ministries.

 

Community Life

Bereavement Reception: Volunteers working with the family of the deceased to arrange a light lunch reception, decorate tables, serve food and beverages, and assist in the clean-up.
Time Commitment: 3 hours / occasion.

Encore, Adult Singles: Volunteers gather for social events for adult single members of our parish to share friendship, companionship and support.
Time Commitment: 1 hour / event.

Knights of Columbus Council 13341: A Catholic men’s fraternal society. The K of C sponsor several fund raising events throughout the year, providing both fellowship and enjoyment for members and their families. Visit the website.
Time Commitment: 1 - 1 ½ meeting hours / month. 24 volunteer hours / year.

Saint Clare Woman’s Guild: Women 18 years and older, to attend monthly meetings where women of the parish come together to share social experiences and sisterhood. The Guild is also actively involved in fundraising through its annual fashion show.
Time Commitment: 1 ½ meeting hours / month.

Sunday Breakfast: Parishioners are invited to a monthly breakfast following Sunday morning Masses. Volunteers serve in the kitchen and assist in the clean-up.
Time Commitment: 3 - 4 hours / event.

Welcome Team: Volunteers contact new parishioners to welcome them and to help them engage in the life of the parish and the ministries. They also greet and welcome new parishioners at the Sunday Breakfasts and other special social events.
Time Commitment: 1 - 2 hours / month

Evangelization and Faith Formation

Adult Faith Enrichment (Ongoing Catechesis): Volunteers assist with bible study, faith sharing and other formation programs
Time Commitment: 1 ½ - 2 hours / week.

Catechists: Catechists facilitate Faith Formation and Sacramental classes for our children. Volunteer catechists teach the faith using diocesan approved curricula.
Time Commitment: 1 ¼ hours / week.

Ministry of Moms (MOMs): Mothers dedicated to creating a vibrant family faith. Our mission is to connect, support and offer moms opportunities & resources to grow in their Catholic faith. We meet every other Thursday from 3:45pm until 5:30pm.
Time Commitment: 1 ¾ hours / bi-week.

Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): A group of parishioners who guide individuals interested in converting to the Catholic faith. Classes are held from September to Pentecost.
Time Commitment: 2 - 3 hours / week.

Vacation Bible School (VBS): Volunteers, including teens of the parish, participate in all aspects of the program creating a positive experience for all involved.
Time Commitment: 5 hours / day (8AM - 1PM) for one week during the summer.

Youth Ministry: Volunteer opportunities are available as:
Core team leaders and assistants working with the youth on a weekly, year round basis
Hospitality team setting up potluck dinners and arranging food
Service team organizing service projects around the parish or in the community
Prayer angels praying for the continued growth of the program, our youth, and their leaders.
Time Commitment: Core Team Leader/Assistance – 2 hours / week; Hospitality Team – 2 hours / month; Service Team – 2 hours / month; Prayer Angels – Ongoing.

Finance and Administration

Money Counters: Volunteers count the weekly collections.
Time Commitment: 2 - 4 hours / week by rotation.

Liturgy and Worship

Altar Servers - Adult and Youth: Altar servers assist the priest in the celebration of Mass.
Time Commitment: 1 - 2 weekend and/or weekday Masses / month.

Art and Environment (A & E): Volunteers decorate, maintain and clean the Church.
Time Commitment: 1 hour / week.

Baptism Angels: Volunteers assist the priest through the process of baptismal preparation and ceremony.
Time Commitment: 2 hours / event.

Chorus Angelicus (Adult Choir): Volunteers sing at the Sunday morning Mass and at special liturgies. The choir season runs from October thru Pentecost.
Time Commitment: 3 - 4 hours / week.

Praise Band: Vocalists and musicians, 10 years and older, serve at the Sunday evening Mass.
Time Commitment: 2 ½ hours / week.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Volunteers assist the priest at Masses with the distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful.
Time Commitment: 1 - 2 weekend and/or weekday Masses / month.

Hospitality (Ushers and Greeters): Volunteers greet parishioners, assist with seating, circulate the collection baskets, facilitate the Communion lines, and distribute the weekly bulletin.
Time Commitment: 1 - 2 weekend Masses / month

Lector: Volunteers proclaim the Word of God during Mass.
Time Commitment: 1 - 2 weekend and/or weekday Masses / month.

Wedding Helpers: Volunteers assist the priest during the marriage ceremony.
Time Commitment: 1 - 1 ½ hours / occasion

Pastoral Care and Outreach

Good Samaritans: Volunteers in this ministry commit to serving families of the parish in times of great need. This may include transportation to a doctor’s appointment, grocery shopping, and delivering prepared meals on a temporary basis.
Time Commitment: 1 - 2 hours / occasion

Loving Stitches: Volunteers meet to knit, crochet, and sew items for donation to various charities.
Time Commitment: 1 ½ hours / week.

Ministry to the Homebound, Hospitalized or Infirmed: Volunteers bring communion to the homebound, hospitalized and those in assisted living facilities.
Time Commitment: Varies by need

Peace and Justice: Volunteers are dedicated to serving the charity of the month, participating in Adopt-A-Road program for Manatee County, and Catholic Relief Service Rice Bowl initiative.
Time Commitment: 1 - 1 ½ hours / once every two months

Prayer Line Angels: Volunteers pray privately for the specific needs of others.
Time Commitment: Varies by need

Respect Life: Volunteers organize and participate in programs and events that recognize the divine dignity of Christ present in every human from the moment of conception to natural death.
Time Commitment: 1 ½ hours / month

Stewardship and Development

Gardening Helpers: Volunteers maintain Church grounds. They weed, mulch and clear away brush as needed and maintain the Memorial Garden.
Time Commitment: 2 hours / month

Golf Tournament Committee: Annual fundraiser for the Church. Volunteers work from August through November organizing, advertising and promoting the tournament.
Time Commitment: Varies by need