The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body mandated by Canon Law of the Church which provides advice and assistance to the pastor concerning the finances of the parish. The Council is comprised of five to eight members who are knowledgeable in financial affairs and who are appointed by the pastor.
The Council assists the pastor in the preparation of the required annual financial reports to the Archdiocese for the parish, school, and Religious Education program; in the development and review of the annual operating budget, and the analysis of the financial conditions of the parish.
Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (except for July and August). Special meetings are held as required.
Every parish is strongly encouraged by Canon Law to have a parish council. Its purpose is to advise the pastor when it comes to matters of the parish and to be a sounding board for initiatives or ideas that the pastor is considering for the parish. It is not a voting body. It is strictly advisory. Its members comprise a cross-section of the parish. Having a parish council allows for greater participation, allows the pastor to function more effectively, and builds a stronger sense of family. Each member serves a specific term.
Membership is currently determined by appointment and in the future by nominations. Parishioners are welcome to attend parish council meetings.