All Discussions Tagged 'council' (12)

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Role Confusion among Parish Leadership Bodies

Inevitably as I talk to different pastoral leaders, there seems to be a great deal of role confusion with regard to the key leadership bodi…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Jul 15, 2016

How comfortable are your councils and staff leadership with disagreement and conflict?

An area where I have been spending a good amount of time talking with pastoral leaders is the necessity for honest, unfiltered discussion.…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Jul 8, 2016

A Finance Council Self-Assessment

When was the last time your parish finance council did a self-assessment of their duties?  If it has been some time, or perhaps it has neve…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Jul 7, 2015

Internal Controls and the Role of the Parish Finance Council

Kevin O’Brien, from the Office of Finance and Administrative Services in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas discusses Internal Financial Cont…

Started by Peter Denio

4 Sep 25, 2013
Reply by Fr. Kenneth Allen

Finance Councils and Parish Budgets

Dr. Mark Fischer, Professor of Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California discusses the Role of the Parish Finance Council in…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Sep 18, 2013

Revenues and Expenses: The Ins and Outs of the Parish Budget

Johanna Mitchell from the Office of Fiscal Management in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY provides an overview of categories in a typical parish…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Sep 18, 2013

Sample Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines

Developing or re-establishing a parish pastoral council?  The Standards for Excellence provide some helpful practices related to its operat…

Started by Peter Denio

0 May 2, 2013

The Need for Broad Consultation

Several years ago a prominent fast-food chain —seeking to increase sales through meeting the needs of its customers— placed feedback forms…

Started by David E. DeLambo

1 Apr 30, 2012
Reply by Mark F. Fischer

Five Descriptors of a Well-Formed Spirituality for Parish Groups

Leading retreats for parish groups is a favorite part of my job. I enjoy the secluded settings, the creating of sacred space using art and…

Started by David E. DeLambo

0 Feb 27, 2012

Recruiting Qualified Parish Finance Council Members

Our current diocesan guidelines recommend that parish finance council members be “…practicing Catholics (obviously); skilled in financial m…

Started by Jill Braniff

5 Feb 21, 2012
Reply by Marcy Meldahl, SPHR

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