Online registration is still necessary on weekends. Right now, most Catholic parishes are requiring this because it helps us stay within our safe limits on the number of people who can come to Mass. If you register ahead of time, it ensures that you and your family have seats, and it speeds entry into the church. The list of attendees gives us the opportunity to contact everyone who attended that Mass, just in case. Remember, not everyone who comes to Mass here is a member of the parish. Read "A Personal Scare".