Out of curiosity, what determines which church is a Catholic’s home parish? Is it something you choose or is it determined by geography? What about when there are two churches very close to each other? I’m asking this because my county has two parishes and I live in a location where I’m like, an equal distance away from either of them but one is much bigger than the other. They are both 15 minutes away by driving. However, each one is in a different zip code. One is a much larger parish that is in the city and has a lot of young people. We’ll call that Parish A. The other is a smaller one that is close to a retirement home in the country and, therefore, serves an older population. We’ll call that one Parish B. Parish B., which serves an older population, is in my home zip code. If I were to go through with RCIA, I would hope to go through RCIA with Parish A. because Parish A. has a bigger population of people in their 20s-30s and I feel like it would be helpful to have Catholic friends close to my own age. My friend, who happens to live 5 minutes away from me, attends mass and is registered with Parish A., even though she shares the same zip code as Parish B. So I’m guessing zip codes don’t matter when it comes to parishes? Or maybe I’m confused? Or maybe my friend and I live right along the boundary?