Parish Finance Council

The Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Council serve as consultative bodies to the pastor in the administration of parish finances, budget, parish facilities, and long-range financial development. The pastor appoints members of the finance council based on their expertise in the areas of finance, civil law, accounting, property management, budgeting, and personnel management. Although independent bodies, the parish pastoral council and the parish finance council must be collaborative in their efforts regarding parish leadership. Essentially, their dialogue with one another should foster mutual respect and support as to the parish vision. While the pastoral council needs an understanding of the parish finances, its expertise is not in financial matters. Likewise, the finance council is administrative in nature, and not responsible for the pastoral planning or long-range visioning of the parish, other than financial resources necessary to support such planning.