The major areas of responsibility of the Business office are finance, personnel, operations, development, planning, and the physical plant. The Business Office is responsible for the annual budget and all financial reports to the diocese. The fiscal year of the parish is from July 1st through June 30th. The budget statement prepared is used as a blueprint. The financial report is a historical document, communicating actual expenditures and balances for the year just completed. All payroll and expenditures for the parish are released from this office.
The Pastoral Council is a consultative body implemented to advise, aid, and assist the Pastor in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the parish community. The Pastoral Council holds regular meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
The parish is divided into seven geographical areas. It is their responsibility to develop and provide a two-way communication link between the parish and their area parishioners.
The Pastoral Council Area Representatives welcome and visit new families who have registered.Â They provide parish information and extend the invitation to new family members to participate and join one or more of the parish ministries and/or organizations.
PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Parish Finance Committee works with the Business Manager to establish a budget for the parish. It monitors monthly expenditures throughout the year and makes suggestions to the Business Manager and Pastor regarding the parish finances.
All press releases, interviews and advertising regarding parish and organizational functions are approved first by the Pastor and parish office. This is essential. Although our parish family appreciates any publicity regarding our accomplishments and events, we also realize that it is an important responsibility to provide accurate information.
Development is under the guidance and supervision of the Business Manager, providing support for all aspects of development for the parish, and school.Â The manager is responsible for the development, planning, design, and implementation of various fundraising programs; as well as performing the necessary research, outreach, follow-up, and proposal writing to ensure adequate levels of funding.