If you haven't heard already, the Diocese of Fall River has found it necessary to implement a parish assessment in order to fund the operatons of the central administration of the Diocese. Beginning in January 2016, the Fall River Diocese will be implementing a program which over 90% of the other dioceses in the country have been using for many years. Like other dioceses, the assessment is a % of the ordinary income of a parish. The Diocese has been very fortunate in not having to implement an assessment previously. The parish assessment will help to stabilize the financial position of the Diocese.
**This assessment in no way impacts the Catholic Charities Appeal since the CCA funds the critical apostolates and agencies in the Diocese, such as Catholic Social Services, and not the central administrative functions.