Official membership at any Catholic Church within the Diocese of Rockford is based upon parish boundaries. All Catholics living within the boundaries of St. Mary Parish are automatically considered members of our parish. Additionally, Catholics are encouraged to register at the parish office. This can be done by either getting a registration form in the St. Joseph Center, filling out the electronic registration form online, or by stopping into the parish office.
If you live outside the parish boundaries and wish to worship at St. Mary, you are most welcome! In this case you have one of three options. First, you may simply attend Mass here and enter into the life of the parish. Second, if you wish to register here you may as long as you understand that you are still, according to Church law, an official member of the parish in who's boundaries you live. Third, if you wish to change your official membership you will need to write a letter to the Bishop to make this request. In that case please contact the pastor for additional information on this process.