If you are searching for a new worship home, or are interested in learning about how to register as a member of the OLMC family, know that we are praying for you and are here to assist in any way we can. Thank you for your interest in our community; we are eager to welcome you here in Wickliffe.
How do I become a parishioner?
The process of registering at the parish is simple. We require a brief meeting with a member of the pastoral staff. This purpose of this conversation is three-fold: to obtain the necessary information for you and your family; to get to know a little more about you and learn how our parish can help fill any pastoral, personal, or spiritual needs; and to share information about our community.
The only information you will need to bring to this meeting is the dates and places of any Sacraments received by all members of the family to be registered (Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Marriages). Certificates are not necessary.
To schedule a meeting, either call the rectory office at (440) 585-0700 or email Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens next?
Following your meeting, you will registered into our internal database. Please note that privacy is paramount, and all information is used strictly in-house. At the time of our next mailing, envelopes will begin to arrive to you by mail. If you would prefer, on-line giving is also an option, and more information can be found here. At this time, you are officially considered a member of our parish, and we are here to serve your needs.
The Salve! Welcoming Committee meets regularly to discuss how to best provide for the needs of new parishioners. This includes (but is not limited to): twice-yearly Open House and Church tour, Nametag Sundays, events focused primarily to new parishioners, individual support, and more. If you have any suggestions or questions regarding how we can best welcome our new members, please let us know.
What does it mean to be a registered parishioner?
As a Catholic and registered parishioner of a parish, I am expected to:
Regularly attend and participate in Sunday Mass – preferably as a family
Regularly participate in the sacramental life of the Church
Develop and practice an ongoing personal/family prayer life
Witness to the teachings of the Church by one’s manner of living life
Seek to understand and practice what it means to be and live as an active and committed Christian steward in service to the parish and the wider universal Church
Commit annually to a generous, sacrificial and proportionate commitment of one’s time, talent and treasure in service to the broad mission of the parish and the wider universal Church without counting the cost or having any expectation of something in return
Recognize, understand and accept my need to regularly give and share rather than giving and sharing only when there happens to be a need
Acknowledge, as a registered parishioner, that I am to be a participant in serving the mission of the parish rather than being only a spectator.
Realize the necessary and ongoing importance of love, generosity, faith and family.
Dan Loughman, catholicsteward.com