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Parish Registration

Please register at your local parish if you have recently moved, or even if you have been attending there for years. There's usually information in a parish Sunday bulletin about new registrations. When in doubt, talk to the priest after Mass. You may visit the parish office and fill out a simple form available in the narthex, or submit the form below electronically. 

By registering in a parish, you are declaring your desire to be part of a Catholic faith community. Your registration affects a parish in many ways. Census numbers may determine how many priests are assigned to a parish, what benefits and obligations the community has to the diocese, and how many Masses and programs are planned and scheduled.

Reasons to Register:

  1. Registration enables the parish pastor and staff to get to know you better, and helps them be able to  communicate with you by sending you mailings. Once you are registered, please notify the parish office of any changes in address or phone number.
  2. You will also receive a packet of envelopes to place your regular contributions. This is important if you want to receive a year-end statement from the parish for income tax purposes. You will also be expected to contribute the the annual Catholic Services Appeal You may also activate online giving for any contributions to the parish by visiting here
  3. Members can expect pastoral care from their parish, including baptisms, anointing of the sick, and funerals.
  4. You must be registered in a parish to receive a Catholic wedding, and be actively involved for twelve months prior to requesting a wedding date.

What is expected of parish members: 

Here are the minimums that are expected of parish members (Catholics):

  1. Pariticpate at Mass on Sundays, and also on the holy days of obligation.
  2. Go to Confession at least once a year,
  3. receive Communion at least once a year during the Easter season.
  4. Join in fast and abstinence during Lent
  5. provide for the support of the Church through monetary gifts and/or active service.

       Cf. "Precepts of the Church,"  Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2242-43

What About Children who are 18 Years of Age or Older?

Children are considered members with their parents until they turn 18 years old. Once they are 18, it is their own responsibility to attend church and to register as a member independent of their parents. At least one person in the family has to be Catholic (generally one of the parents) for a family to be parish members.


Thanks for taking a moment to register your household's information with the St. Joseph Catholic Church parish office. Please fill out the form as completely as possible and then click submit.

Name of Husband
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Husband Date of Birth //
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Baptized Catholic?
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Confirmed?
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Date and Place of Marriage
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Name of Wife
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Wife Date of Birth //
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Baptized Catholic?
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Confirmed?
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Date and Place of Marriage
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First and Last Name(s) of Other Adult(s) in Household
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First and Last Names of Child(ren) in Household
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Children Dates of Birth
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Primary Phone --
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Secondary Phone --
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Email Address
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Alternative Email Address
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Home Address
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Alternative Address
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Dates at alternative address
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Other preferred means of communication? Please list here.
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Does anyone in your family have any special needs or situations you wish to bring to our attention?
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Other Comments:
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Is this information:
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