Hey, as a Roman Catholic…I can register as a parishioner in an Eastern Catholic parish but I would still retain my latin rite, correct? I just registered at a UGCC parish, but I just want to verify that I will not run into problems later on by doing this.
I think the only issue is that I would need the Byzantine pastor to vouch for me to the Latin church that I am a practicing Catholic if I planed to get married some day, correct? From my friends (all Latins) who have been getting married lately they said that the parishes are being really strict about being registered in the parish AND being an “active member” (which really means giving money through a verifiable means such as check) for even up to a year.
I have been going to this parish for a few years anyway, and now I am actually able to go there a few times a week due to my schedule, so I figure…why not just register.
I do know that I have to keep an eye on the Latin obligation days and fast days so I don’t miss those. That is usually not to hard though as this Eastern parish follows the Gregorian Calendar…and their rules are generally stricter.