The Archdiocese has posted its Annual Report for 2013. In his introductory letter to the report, Archbishop Richard Smith reviews the pastoral highlights of the year and reflects on the Holy Father's call to all the faithful.

"Pope Francis has called on each of us to accept that we are, by virtue of our baptism, missionary disciples of Jesus Christ, endowed with many gifts and talents for the service of the Gospel," writes Archbishop Smith. "So what does it mean to be an authentic missionary disciple in our day? This is the question upon which he asks us to reflect."

In 2013 an estimated 215,000 individuals were registered with the parishes of the Archdiocese – up significantly from the 180,000 recorded in 2012. On the financial side, the report cites operating expenses of $3.253 million, resulting in a net operational deficit for 2013 of $345,304. The budget for 2014 projects a small surplus.

Archbishop Smith also expressed his thanks to the people of the Archdiocese: "Please remember that the gifts you share with the Church through the Sunday collections are deeply
appreciated. May God bless you for your loving support, and may you continue to enjoy His gifts in abundance."

Read the Annual Report for 2013