The ministry of Lectors is one of proclaiming the word of God. This blessed inheritance is found in the scripture of the Old and New Testaments. The core purpose of this ministry is to give meaning and life to the scripture readings, so that the congregation can experience the Word of God through these readings.

Deacon Leonardo Pastore Coordinates the English Lectors

Deacon Humberto Alvia Coordinates the Spanish Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers


A ministry directed to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion. Visits to the hospitals, nursing facilities, homebound are an important part of the assignments.

The Secular Order of the Servants of Mary / La Orden Seglar de los Siervos de María


The Secular Order of the Servants of Mary:

The Secular Order of the Servants of Mary, is a community of men and women that follow the Rules of Life of the order while living in the world. It’s also called the Servite Family. It has communities all over the world. The members go through a formation period for at least one year. They make a promise to Mary for life, to follow her son Jesus. Inspired by the Blessed Virgen Mary they provide services of mercy in fraternity. This is a Diocesan Community.

La Orden Seglar de los Siervos de María:

La Orden Seglar de las Siervas de María, es una comunidad de hombres y mujeres que siguen las Reglas de Vida de la orden mientras viven en el mundo. También se llama Familia Servita. Tiene comunidades en todo el mundo. Los miembros pasan por un período de formación de al menos un año. Le hacen una promesa a María de por vida, de seguir a su hijo Jesús. Inspirándose en la Santísima Virgen María, prestan servicios de misericordia en fraternidad. Esta es una comunidad diocesana.

Grupo De Oracion “Oasis De Agua Viva” - Spanish Prayer Group

CANTAMOS, ALABAMOS Y GLORIFICAMOS AL PADRE, AL HIJO Y AL ESPIRITU SANTO acompañados de nuestra SANTISIMA MADRE MARIA.  Tenemos prédicas, enseñanzas de la Biblia, intercedemos por las personas que necesitan oraciones y escuchamos testimonies de las grandezas de nuestro Señor Jesucristo para sus hijos.

Todos los Jueves de 6:30 a 9:00 pm.  Salón A.

Coordinador:  Carlos Agustin 941-350-3853 o Sub-Coordinadora:  Diana Diaz 941-735-6748.

Migrant Ministry In Myakka

St. Jude Parish provides religious activities for migrant workers who cannot travel to Sarasota or the closest local church. They receive religious education, the Eucharist, penance service, preparation for Baptism and the sacrament of Baptism, all near their homes. Quinceañeras and other religious traditions are celebrated. Most activities are held on Sundays after 4:30 p.m. The young adults work with the youth community and help with the Eucharist.

Respect Life Ministry

This Ministry serves as a liaison with the Diocesan Respect Life Office. They initiates prayer and activist events, including: monthly holy hour on the first Friday of the month, 40 Days for Life fall event; January prayer walk and Florida Legislative Day. We collects funds for women and babies in need. Our Mission is to educate people about abortion through study of Church documents and informing the community of relevant legislation.

Natalia Cava, Coordinator

The centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a 40-day prayer vigil outside an abortion center or referral center – it’s bringing your Christian witness to the place where babies’ lives – and their parents’ souls – are in extreme danger.

And your local 40 Days for Life campaign leader needs your help.

It’s easy to find the nearest campaign. Just go to the 40 Days for Life website:

Participate in the 40 Days for Life Campaign to pray for the end of abortion

Jail Ministry

St. Jude Parish serves the jail population in Sarasota County and Port Manatee. Prisoners are visited inside their cells to bring the Word of God and Hope to their lives. The clergy provides spiritual guidance and consolation, listening to their stories, praying with them, bringing them back to the Lord.

Deacon Humberto Alvia

Portugese Prayer Group