The Code of Canon Law mandates a Finance Council in each parish (Canon 537). The title of Parish Finance Council is indicative of the consultative nature of this body in accordance with the Code of Canon Law.
The Holy Family Parish Finance Council (HFPFC) is made up of a group of laypersons who advise the co-pastors and pastoral administrators regarding stewardship of parish financial resources. While the HFPFC has significant responsibility for the stewardship of parish financial resources, it is the role of the pastor and the pastoral council to discern the directions and priorities that will advance the mission and life of the parish.
Some areas in which the finance council provides counsel and assistance:
- Developing and overseeing the process for determining and approving the annual parish budge
- Providing analysis of current financial reports which will be available to the parish pastoral council
- Assisting in the development, format, and presentation of an annual report to the parish community and Archdiocese
- Developing a long-range financial plan for funding operational and capital needs in the parish.
- Providing analysis regarding fiscal implications of proposed goals, strategies and programs;
The purpose of the finance council is to provide the pastor, the parish pastoral council and other leadership bodies with competent financial analysis. The finance council’s membership includes individuals who have knowledge and expertise in the areas of business, administration, and financial management.
The current members of the HFPFC are:
Fr. John Kiley, Pastor, Ex-Officio
Joseph Grella, Chair
Joseph Parisi III
The HFPFC meets an average of once a month throughout the year.
Click on the links below for Financial Reports and St Mary’s Chapel Presentation: