Finance Council

Finance Council

Members:

Cecelia MacLellan, Sharon Mitchell, Stephen McDonald, Christine Spears (Chair), Melissa Lunn (Archdiocesan staff)
Ex Officio (Leadership Team): Fr. Bryan Sabourin, Kate Robinson, Simon Gomez

Frequency of Meetings:

Monthly

The Parish Finance Council assists the pastor in the administration of parish temporal matters. An active, well-formed Parish Finance Council is a key element for promoting
the financial health of a parish, assuring accountability and assisting the pastor in
using the financial resources to carry out the mission and the proper objectives of the Catholic Church as stated in Canon 1254, and in the document Communities of Missionary Disciples:

Each parish is to have a Finance Council which is regulated by universal law as
well as by norms issued by the diocesan bishop; in this council the Christian
faithful, selected according to the same norms, aid the pastor in the administration
of parish goods with due regard for the prescription of canon 532.

The Finance Council works closely with the pastor, who is accountable to the diocesan bishop for the administration and stewardship of the temporal goods of the parish. The pastor, according to Canon Law, has among his responsibilities, the responsibility
for parish financial and temporal management. The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor and his key collaborators in meeting these obligations.