Healing Ministries



The Healing Mission is located on the Saint Boniface campus, and is open Tuesday & Friday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.  Call 941-349-5616 x335.  (Closed August & September)

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The St. Boniface Prayer Shawl Ministry has prayer shawls (for both men and women), lap blankets and chemo caps that have been knitted with continual prayers for their recipients and blessed by our clergy. These "knitted works of love" are for those in need of prayerful healing.  If you or someone you know might find comfort from one of these items, please contactMeg Larrabee (941-923-2062) to make arrangements for the delivery of one of these items.


The Healing Mission is a place of quiet prayer and healing. The primary work of the Mission volunteers is to be in the presence of God with a visitor, who comes seeking healing in body, mind or spirit.

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Through our active and diverse healing ministries at Saint Boniface we reach out to those in difficult times, emotionally or spiritually, and to those who are home- or hospital-bound. We welcome your involvement!  See the ministries and groups below. For personal contact information, consult your parish directory.
FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE   This pastoral and wellness ministry centers on promoting wholeness of body, mind and spirit.  The philosophy of the Faith Community Nurse is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition and historic practice of professional nursing, and is consistent with the basic assumptions of many faiths:  we care for self and others as an expression of God’s love.  It is a new specialty, not a new concept.  Read more here.
The Healing Mission is a place on the Boniface campus for quiet prayer and healing of body, mind, or spirit. It is open to parishioners as well as members of the community at no charge. It is staffed by trained volunteers whose goal is to be in the presence of God with their visitors. Appointments are on the half hour. Call (941)349-5616 x335 and leave your name for an appointment.  Click here for more information and the history of the Healing Mission at Saint Boniface.
The Labyrinth in our Main Courtyard is a gift of the parish to the community.  Many find it healing or centering to walk this circuitous path as a form of meditation, prayer or reflection.  A guide sheet is available at the entrance.  Read more.
Our LEVs are parishioners who are charged at the altar at the end of Sunday services, and receive the small black boxes which contain the sacrament. These trained volunteers carry the sacrament to parishioners who are in the hospital or at home, and are otherwise unable to receive communion at church. Lay Eucharistic Visitors ensure that, "We who are many are one body because we all share one bread, one cup." Contact Andi Taylor, Pastoral Care Director, at (941)349-5616 x313 or via email.
This group practices silent meditation preceded by listening to tapes of John Main, Benedictine monk and internationally renowned Christian meditation teacher. The group meets November through April. For information contact Merrill Kaegi between November and April or contact the church office via email.
Our Pastoral Care Team Visitors regularly visit parishioners who are homebound or in the hospital. Their visits keep these parishioners connected with our parish community, and keep staff aware of pastoral concerns. Strict confidentiality is maintained. The volunteers meet for supervision/ education. Call Andi Taylor (941-349-5616 x313) or via email.
The Prayer Group includes men and women devoted to the practice of intercessory prayer, contemplation and meditation. Their weekly meetings review the weekly list of those who have asked for prayer.  They commit to pray each day for those in need and for problems in the world. Members meet after attending the Thursday Healing Service and Eucharist at 10:00am. All are welcome to join the group. Call Bonnie Doell or contact the church office via email.