KATIE HOLMES officially returns to the Catholic faith and registers as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

“Everyone is thrilled to have Katie join us,” a member of the church's choir said.

 “She has not yet attended a service, but when she does she will be welcomed with open arms.”

The landmark church, located on 16th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, is known for its free thinking and is open to gay and lesbian Catholics.

The church’s mission statement indicates that the Roman Catholic Church parish “strives to be a prophetic, welcoming community, inclusive witness to the presence of Christ Jesus in our midst.”

Prior to her divorce filing from King Scientologist Tom Crusie Katie was studying the Ways of  Xenu.

Katie grew up Catholic in Ohio.

Cruise and Holmes issued a joint statement saying, "We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents."