2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements
Please see below a link Annual Report for 2019 looking at the activity that is taking place in our parishes and the support provided to parishes by Diocesan Support Services.
The Archdiocese of Dublin files two financial reports annually with the Charities Regulatory Authority.
The first financial report of the “Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin” comprises the financial statements of the Diocesan Support Services and a number of other charitable funds administered by the diocese.
The second financial report represents the combined financial overview of the “Parishes of the Diocese of Dublin”. This Charity comprises the financial statements of the Combined 197 Parishes, the Share Fund, the Common Fund and the Clerical Fund. There are 197parishes in the Diocese. The assets and liabilities of a parish belong to the parish, not to the bishop or to the parishes collectively. Parishes are established and operate according to the provisions of the Code of Canon Law which gives each parish separate canonical status, rights and obligations
Religious Order Parishes
There are eight parishes listed in the financial statements excluded from the Combined Parish Accounts. The physical assets such as churches in these parishes are managed by the relevant religious order and these orders also have their own charitable registration with the Charities Regulatory Authority.
The Religious Orders complete their own reporting for the Charities Regulatory Authority.