Statistical Overview (as of December 31, 2018)

Bishop 1
Retired Bishop 1
Diocesan Priests
Active in diocese 73
Working or studying outside diocese 7
Retired, sick or absent 53
Total number of Diocesan Priests 133
Religious Priests resident in Diocese 58
Extern Priests in diocese 7
Ordinations
Diocesan Priests 3
Transitional Deacons 1
Permanent Deacons 87
Religious Brothers 13
Religious Sisters 112
Parishes 80
Missions 11
Homes for the Aged, Chronically Ill, or Invalids 5
Number assisted annually 1,048
Residential Care of Children 1
Number assisted annually 762
Day Care Centers 1
Number assisted annually 40
Specialized Homes 5
Number assisted annually 57
Special Centers for Social Services and Assistance 5
Number assisted annually 49,101
Residential Care of Persons with Physical and/or Mental Disability 3
Number assisted annually 375
Permanent Housing Units 145
Number assisted annually 317
Diocesan Seminarians 14
Colleges and Universities 1
Total Students 2,401
High Schools 5
Total Students 2,790
Elementary Schools 17
Total Students 3,722
Parish Religious Education
High School Students 2,405
Elementary Students 15,556
Receptions into the Church
Infant Baptisms 2,057
Minor Baptism (those between ages 7 and 17) 77
Adult Baptism (18 and over) 49
Received into Full Communion 63
First Communions 2,506
Confirmations 2,559
Marriages
Catholic 570
Interfaith 91
Total 661
Deaths 3,158
Total Catholic Population 278,863
Total Population 836,255

Contact Us

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722

Phone: 508-675-1311
E-mail: info@fallriverdiocese.org