If you have been attending the same parish for a time and don’t see yourself moving or attending elsewhere, you absolutely should register at your parish. Here’s why:
Once you register, you feel more at home in church. You become part of your church family in a tangible way. It gives you a sense of belonging and allows your priest to get to know you as well.
We are all responsible for helping the greater Church grow in strength and numbers. As a registered parish-ioner, it adds weight to that role. As an “official” member of the parish who is open to the voice of the Holy Spirit, you will feel led to contribute to the needs of the church.
Becoming a member of your parish is a promise to be active in your faith.
Access to parish information.
This gives your parish the ability to reach out to you and let you know about events, prayer and study opportunities and ways you can give back.
Bottom line — register at your parish. Declare your commitment to your faith proudly and officially join your church family!