PARISH REGISTRATION is a TWO-WAY STREET
Benefits for the Parish
Census Numbers may determine how many priests are assigned to a parish, what benefits accrue and obligations the community has to the archdiocese and how many Masses and programs are planned.
Registration enables the parish to contact the faithful through newsletters and other correspondence about programs and activities, including spiritual opportunities such as a retreat. The parish community members help one another and lift each other in times of need. A pastor noted that there are times that he wants to console someone from the parish whose relative died, for example, but he doesn’t have an updated phone number.
The formal registration helps the parish welcome and get to know new parishioners. Updated contact information ensures mission continuity when there are pastoral changes or staff changes.
Benefits for You
Scheduling sacraments, obtaining sponsor certificates, participating in religious education programs, and getting donation statements for tax purposes are simplified.
A sense of identity and belonging forms in a parish community and gives you a way to be included in the religious, social, and ministerial activities.
Registration develops unity and ownership.
In times of joy and in times of struggle, it is comforting to have the support of a parish family. The parish will have your information for Communion calls if you are ill or immobile, or for making hospital visits when requested.
To register for St. Luke’s Parish you can visit our website (www.stlukestl.org) and click on the “Get Involved” tab and then “Online Parish Registration” or contact the parish office and Donna will be happy to assist you.