Often people may attend Mass at a certain parish for several years, but never register.  In our society, sometimes a person may feel more comfortable at a particular parish whether or not it is the geographical area where the person lives.  When a pastor accepts the registration, he also accepts the responsibility of their spiritual care. For instance, if a person were sick or dying, that parish priest has the responsibility for that person.  Parish registration creates a two-fold obligation:  on one hand, the pastor is obligated to support the mission and needs of the parish and its parishioners; on the other hand, the individual takes on the obligation to support the mission and needs of the parish and his/her fellow parishioners.


    We strongly encourage you to register, even if you do not wish to receive weekly contribution envelopes.  Registering in a parish is a declaration of your desire to be part of a Catholic community and to make a commitment to the life of St. Mel Parish community.  Being a registered parishioner makes the process much easier when you wish to participate in a parish ministry, or when it is time for infant baptism, school or religious education registration, weddings, when asked to be a baptismal or confirmation sponsor, and even funerals.  A registered parishioner receives all parish mailings.  Once you are registered, please notify the parish office of any changes in address or phone number.


    We are so gifted with many wonderful people who have lived parish life in an admirable way!  We are so proud of our liturgical ministers, our school and religious education families, our music ministers, the caring people of our parish who work with the bereaved, the sick, our children and teens, all those who participate in the Mass, and sacraments and devotions….and we invite you to be ONE with us! 


    Why not sign up today?  You may register online by clicking here, or print the form below and return it to the Parish Center. In addition, the form is available in the Parish Office or in the vestibule of the church.