We are happy you found us and we open our doors to everyone in the spirit of Jesus, the Word Incarnate, who came to seek and save the lost! Incarnation Parish is a lively community of around 2400 families, situated on Florida’s Suncoast in the thriving cultural city of Sarasota. We focus on providing men and women of faith with the opportunities to engage in the Gospel in four major areas of parish life:
Through participation in the Church’s sacramental life: Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick
Through our many parish ministries which engage the poor, elderly, handicapped and anyone disadvantaged. Our ministries provide countless hours of service to the community.
In addition to our Pre-K to Grade 8 school, we encourage parishioners to be lifelong learners, and so provide all levels of faith formation, including a comprehensive Religious Education program, RCIA, youth group, adult bible study, and opportunities that offer ongoing formation for the lay faithful.
Our faith informs and influences every aspect of our lives, even our leisure time. God created us to be in community with others, and there is so much beauty, goodness, and joy to embrace in this world. Parishioners socialize constantly throughout the year through our many ministries, at parish gatherings, school sponsored events, festivals, service fundraisers, and just on a weekly basis as we come together on Sundays to rest from our labors and praise God!
Our Church building consists of a main Church used for Sunday worship with capacity around 1000 persons. Our beautiful chapel which is very inviting and a favorite among parishioners is used for daily Mass, weddings, and funerals and can seat around 300 persons. Adoration is held here every day during the week.
We have beautiful statues, a parish library, excellent musicians, and an atmosphere conducive to prayer. Many stained glass aficionados also flock to Incarnation Parish in Sarasota, to see our 18 windows depicting various scenes from the Gospel of John made by the famous artist Thornton Utz.
Our Parish School:
Incarnation Catholic School Pre-K -8th Grade opened in 1961 at a temporary site and moved into the current building in 1962. It continues its proud tradition today forming young people in a Catholic worldview to be lifelong learners and disciples of Jesus. In 2008, Incarnation Catholic School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. Dr. Jack Chavez is our new principal, coming to us from Illinois with a strong background in Educational Leadership. We have dedicated teachers, a small community atmosphere, weekly Mass with the kids helping in various ministries, and a safe and fun environment for learning.