Can someone be a regular practicing Catholic, at large, not belonging to any certain parish?
I can see this being a problem for those who are anticipating certain sacraments: baptism, first confession & Holy Communion, Confirmation, even Holy Orders.
For someone without children who is not called to the priesthood or religious life, the only real troubles I can see are:
- The absence of the parish “family.” Sometimes a problem, sometimes a blessing.
- If one should die, one has no parish and it does make the Catholic funeral a bit dicey.