Active Parishioner Status
Do you send your child to a Catholic School?
Or plan to apply in the future?
Have you been asked to be a Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor?
You will need a Parish Verification or Sponsor letter. To do this, the parish office must be able to verify that you are an Active Parishioner. Additionally, many of the Catholic Schools offer discounted or “Catholic” tuition rates for being an active parishioner. You may ask, what is an active parishioner? It is much more than just joining a church.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta defines “active parishioners” as those registered and worshipping members who contribute of their time, talent, and financial resources to support the Parish by the following:
supports their Parish financially,
actively participates in Mass each week,
shares their talent within the parish community (Adult Ministry, not children/youth).
Volunteer involvement within the parish does not include attendance at events, but requires active membership and frequent participation in one or more of our many ministries. Also, active status in the parish does not include volunteering in the school or other non-parish service.
While we encourage children to be active in ministry to the parish, status is dependent on the involvement of the parents.
Due to COVID-19 all families were granted "active" status for the 2021-22 school year. For the 2022-2023 year - and all future years - families must adhere to the requirements above to receive "active parishioner" status.
We would like you to share your talents with us. We have many opportunities here at OLA to get involved. Some ministry’s can take a lot of your time and involvement; others are a couple of times a year; so there is something for everyone to be involved in our Parish Life. Click here to learn more about the ministries of OLA.
OLA has many fun events for your family to enjoy, however, attending something is not considered as sharing of your talents.
An example of enjoying one of our events while sharing your talent would be to formally sign up with the responsible ministry to help with the coordination, set-up, tear-down, or overseeing that the event runs smoothly.
By participating in the prayer of the Church through it’s liturgies, and by sharing your time and talent with Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, you are answering your baptismal call of Priest, Prophet and King. To learn more about Stewardship at OLA and our Baptismal call, please click here.