Join the Parish

All of us are on a spiritual journey and what matters most is not where a person is on that journey, but actually being on the journey itself. We seek to welcome all people regardless of the stage of their spiritual life, with all their hopes and struggles, as we all journey together. 

So where do you start? Join us for Mass on SundayThat’s the place to experience the parish community and to pray with others who have set down roots here. If it’s your first time coming to Mass, we encourage you to introduce yourself so that we can meet you. 

You can also check us out on FaceBook to get a sense of who we are.

Whether you’re new here, or have been attending for years, if you decide you would like to register as a member of our parish, below is how you can join.

Do you have questions or concerns before joining? Feel free to contact us.


St. Mary, Portage Membership
To join the parish, all you need to do is complete a registration form and turn it into the parish.  Forms are available from the Parish Center, Tuesday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM.  Forms are also available for download here. You can bring your completed form to the Parish Center, mail it to the parish, or put it into the offering basket on the weekend. 

The first full weekend of every month is New Member Weekend.  There will be a parish representation available after each Mass to welcome potential new members to complete a New Member Welcome Card.

Registration Form
Please download the registration form below.

Portage Membership Registration Form- Printable Paper Form


St. Mary, Briggsville Membership
To become a member please call Sr. Anita at the Parish Office, 981-2282 to make arrangements.

Becoming Catholic
If you are an adult who is not yet a baptized Christian, or if you have been baptized as a Christian but are not yet fully initiated into the Catholic Church, and you want to learn more about the Catholic faith and enter into full communion with the Church, then the RCIA program, the “Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults” is designed just for you. If you are considering joining the Catholic Faith, please contact the Parish Center (608-742-6998) and we will put you in touch with our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) coordinator.