Statistical Overview (as of December 31, 2016)

Bishop 1
Retired Bishop 1
Diocesan Priests
Active in diocese 80
Working or studying outside diocese 6
Retired, sick or absent 53
Total number of Diocesan Priests 139
Religious Priests resident in Diocese 53
Extern Priests in diocese 9
Ordinations
Diocesan Priests 0
Transitional Deacons 0
Permanent Deacons 90
Religious Brothers 11
Religious Sisters 97
Parishes 82
Missions 11
Homes for the Aged, Chronically Ill, or Invalids 5
Number assisted annually 1,014
Residential Care of Children 1
Number assisted annually 824
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 9
Colleges and Universities 1
Total Students 2,401
High Schools 5
Total Students 2,880
Elementary Schools 17
Total Students 3,336
Parish Religious Education
High School Students 403
Elementary Students 18,875
Receptions into the Church
Infant Baptisms 2,248
Minor Baptism (those between ages 7 and 17) 98
Adult Baptism (18 and over) 62
Received into Full Communion 114
First Communions 2,668
Confirmations 2,701
Marriages
Catholic 626
Interfaith 127
Total 753
Deaths 3,229
Total Catholic Population 284,895
Total Population 777,314

Contact Us

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722

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