The new code of Canon Law requires a pastor to have a
finance committee. This committee has a consultative
vote and assists the pastor in the administration of
parish goods (Canons 532 and 537).
The finance committee is responsible for the effective
stewardship of a parish. The fiscal component should
reflect Gospel values and overall parish and diocesan
goals. Financial concerns should be addressed within the
context of the mission of the parish.
Advise pastor in all financial matters.
Prepare any financial information needed in
accordance with total parish planning.
See that expenditures reflect the mission statement,
goals and objectives of the parish.
Prepare the annual budget in consultation with the
Pastor and other committees.
Review income and expenditures to determine that the
parish is operating within the approved budget.
Provide the parishioners with periodic and (at
least) annual report of the financial state of the
Study parish income and make recommendations to the
Parish Pastoral Council for maintaining and
increasing income to meet parish priorities and