“All who believed were together and had all things in common.” Acts 4:22
The Finance Council serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor.
The Catholic Church recognizes the extent of the responsibility that goes with the fiscal management of the various operations that constitute the business of a typical parish. It also recognizes that fiscal management is not the primary focus of most pastors’ education and formation. For this reason , the Church has made provisions in Canon Law (Canon 537) for every parish to maintain a Finance Council to asist the Pastor in his duties in administering the temporal goods of the parish.
St Paul’s Finance Council consists of 6 – 10 parish volunteers who have experience in finance. They serve a three-year term.