The Parochial Report established by the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church as a tool for the collection of data that is intended to assist the Church in planning for mission. They are to be completed each calendar year and are filed online with the Episcopal Church. The original Parochial Report with signatures along with additional reports are mailed to the Bishop’s Office.
The Parochial Report and all additional reports must be submitted to the diocese no later than March 1. The reports must be approved by the church’s vestry or Bishop’s advisory committee. Constitution and Canons require the submission of the reports or else the right to vote at diocesan convention could be jeopardized.
To help complete the report accurately, the National Church has provided the following workbooks:
- 2016 Parochial Report
- General Instruction for the 2016 Parochial Report
- Workbook Page 2: Membership Attendance and Services
- Workbook Page 3: Stewardship and Financial Information
Procedure for Filing the Parochial Report & Annual Report
Step 1: Online Filing of the Parochial Report
The Parochial Report must be file online at: http://pr.dfms.org/
Your UEID and PIN number were included in the mailing in January 2016. If you need your UEID and/or PIN number, please contact Cassandra Reiger (504-895-6634 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Step 2: Additional Annual Reporting for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
The following items are to be completed and submitted along with the parochial report to the Bishop’s Office no later than March 1. Please submit all items together to avoid delays in marking your annual report completed. For any questions or assistance, please contact The Rev’d Canon Shannon Manning (email@example.com or 504-895-6634)
Completed packets are to be mailed to:
The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
Report Forms (mailed to each congregation)
Request for Extension in Filing the Annual Report
This Annual Report, as required by Diocesan Canon 23.1, is due to the Office of the Bishop of Louisiana not earlier than 1 January 2016 and no later than 1 March 2016. If you are unable to complete the annual report by this date, please contact the Rev’d Canon Shannon Manning (504-895-6634 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for a request for extension in filing the annual report.