To partially fulfill the obligation of the People of God to support Catholic Schools and the unique education they bring to the children within the Archdiocese of Baltimore
The funds acquired through this special assessment are specifically restricted to use in parish, interparish, or Archdiocesan schools.
Archdiocesan School – Any separately incorporated school with respect to which the Archbishop has significant reserved powers including those schools established as Archdiocesan Collaborative Schools (ACS) by the Archbishop.
Parish Offertory – Those funds entered in accounts 4010-4050 of the Uniform Charter of Accounts for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Parish School – Any school that is owned and operated by a parish within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Interparish/Regional School – Any incorporated school that has been formed to serve two or more parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and has parishes as sponsors and/or as affiliates of the school.
School building – Any building where the primary use is for the instruction of students or for the administration of educational programs.
The Special Assessment called for in this Policy will be assessed at a rate of 1 to 5% of a parish’s annual offertory, depending on the parish’s average offertory for the prior two years, as follows:
|Annual Offertory Amount||Contribution %|
|Less than $100,000||1%|
|$500,001 and over||5%|