Parish Verifications for Catholic Schools

Dear Catholic School Parents,

You have probably seen our notice about Parish Requirements through our bulletin, website, e-news, and/or social media. In case you have missed the information, I am sending this reminder.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires all families to submit a Parish Verification form to their Catholic School to verify that the family is registered and active in the parish.

The Archdiocese defines “active parishioners” as those registered and worshiping members who contribute of their time, talent and financial resources to support the Parish by the following:

  • Regular attendance at liturgy,

  • Consistent financial support of the parish, and

  • Volunteer involvement within the parish.

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 2020-2021 school year. For the 2022-2023 year - and all future years - families must adhere to the requirements above to receive "active parishioner" status.

If you would like more information about the ministries at OLA you can download our Ministry Guide by clicking here or you can go to the Stewardship page on our website by clicking here. For current/urgent ministry needs please click here.

My staff will begin processing Parish Verifications in mid-November. If you are not currently contributing in the ways listed above, please get started now.

Yours in Mary, Our Mother, Father Jim


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