The Diocese of Fall River recognizes that proper stewardship of parish assets is a fundamental responsibility of our pastors and parochial administrators. Per Canon 537, all parishes must have a Finance Council that advises the pastor or parish administrator, and each parish must present an annual report to parishioners (Canon 1287.2). The Parish Finance Council Guidelines for the Diocese of Fall River stipulate that all parishes are required to provide a copy of their annual report to the Bishop. In accordance with the best practices outlined by the Accounting Practices Committee of the USCCB in 2007, the report to the Bishop should include the date the parish released its annual report to parishioners.
You will find on this page links to all parish reports submitted to the Bishop for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 2022 – June 2023 reporting period).
Parishes: Please click here for a blank report template that can be used for the annual report. Note that parishes can use an alternative format if it meets the requirements outlined in bullet 8 of the Parish Finance Council Guidelines.