Parishioners volunteer their services to the Church in the roles of Finance council. All are welcome to participate. Contact the pastor for more information
Statute 278. Every parish must have a Finance Council whose role is to cooperate with the pastor in all aspects of the financial life of the parish. It is to advise the pastor on financial matters but it is not in any way to be construed as a decision-making body.
Statute 279. Ideally the Finance Council should be distinct from the Pastoral Council. In cases where two distinct councils cannot be formed due to a lack of numbers, a combined council is acceptable.
Statute 280. The Finance Council is to be limited to the laity, and is to be comprised of no less than 3 and no more than 5 members, not including the pastor.
Statute 281. The members of the Finance Council are to be appointed by the pastor for a determined period of time. The pastor may remove a member of the Finance Council for a serious reason, after consultation with the Eparchial Bishop.
Statute 282. The pastor may invite his parochial vicar, deacons, or subdeacons to attend any or all meetings, however they are not considered members of the Finance Council.
Statute 283. All members of the Finance Council must maintain the confidentiality of the deliberations of the council, especially with respect to privacy and personal reputations.
Statute 284. Meetings of the Finance Council are to be held in the parish facilities and meetings are to take place at least once every three months.
Statute 285. It falls to the pastor alone to call meetings of the Finance Council and to set its agenda.
Statute 286. The pastor is to keep the Finance Council informed about the income and expenses of the parish and to seek its advice on the following matters:
a) Raising funds to meet parish needs;
b) Capital expenditures;
c) Annual financial reports to the faithful and the Chancery;
d) Investments of parish funds.