“The Pastor represents the parish in all juridical affairs in accord with the norm of the law; he is to see that the goods of the parish are administered in accord with the norms of canons 1281 – 1288.” (Canon 532)
“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 prescriptions of canon 532.” (Canon 537)
The parishioners of Holy Family are served by a finance committee that functions in an advisory and consultative role to the pastor. The purpose of the finance committee is to assist the pastor in his administrative responsibilities through fiscally prudent management of parish finances and in the administration of parish goods and resources. The pastor is obligated by Canon Law to consult with the finance committee on certain matters. Although the pastor is not obliged to follow the recommendations of the committee, the pastor should not act against such advice, unless there is an overriding reason.
Holy Family’s Finance Committee Members (Aug, 2018)
Bob Fournier, Parish Council Liaison
Shanele Kirksey, School Board Liaison
Laura Reibenstein, Chairperson