We welcome you if you are a new member to the parish and invite you to register at the Parish Office. We also encourage you to share in a parish ministry program. You may register at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in a variety of ways including picking up the forms at the Parish Office or printing and filling the Parish Registration Form Here. You can either mail the completed form to the rectory, drop it in the collection basket or hand deliver it to the Parish Office.
BECOME A REGISTERED PARISHIONER
One of the most important things that the people of a parish should do is register. Registering for the parish not only makes you more a part of the family of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish but it also gives you and your family a chance to be counted and heard in the parish.
Some important reasons to register are the following:
Sponsor Certificates – when you are asked to be a sponsor for either Baptism or Confirmation you need a letter signed from your pastor stating that you are a practicing Catholic which also means that you belong to your local parish. If you are not registered in the parish it is not possible for the pastor to sign these forms.
Marriage Preparation – If your marriage is being done at another Catholic parish you may be required to submit a letter from your pastor allowing you to get married in another parish or church.
Funerals – when burying a loved one in a catholic cemetery without a funeral mass it is necessary to get priest lines. Unfortunately the pastor needs to know if a parishioner was a registered member before he can officially sign the documents.
Mailings – You will receive all parish mailings with regards to special events and announcements.
Contributions – registered parishioners receive weekly envelopes to assist with the day to day operations of the parish. At the end of the year, those who wish to receive a statement of their contributions throughout the year for income tax purposes, may request for one.
These are just a few of the ways that being a registered parishioner can make your experience a better one at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.