Parishes are generally territorial, that is they include all the Christian faithful in a certain territory. The current limits of our parish territory are the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Biscayne Bay to the west, 17th Street to the south and 69th Street to the north. Therefore, if you live within our boundaries you are by the law of the Church a parishioner at St. Patrick.
If you do not live within our boundaries but worship regularly at our parish, you are considered a parishioner too. We prefer that parishioners register at our office. Registration enables us to get to know you better, and facilitates communication with you.
We also prefer that you use our parish envelopes which are useful not only to record your contributions for tax purposes but also to verify your attendance at Mass.
If you wish to have your child accepted at St. Patrick School/Preschool, to receive a letter of recommendation, to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation or to be accepted in a Catholic High School, your active participation in parish life needs to be established and your record of Mass attendance is used to do that. The only way we can know that you attend Mass regularly is through registration and your use of the parish offering envelopes system.