All Discussions Tagged 'finance' (8)

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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

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

Parish Finance Council Guidelines

The Catholic Standards for Excellence identify several activities for the finance council including: Assisting with the preparation and ap…

Started by Peter Denio

0 May 3, 2013

Diocesan/Parish Finance Council

Canon 492, §3 prohibits the inclusion of persons related to the bishop up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity from the dioces…

Started by Lori Albanese

0 Jul 20, 2012

Advisory Councils serve the pastor's apostolate, the laity's apostolate, or both?

Tom Gallagher wrote a thought provoking article in today's National Catholic Reporter regarding the role of advisory councils. In it, Mark…

Started by Peter Denio

8 Jun 6, 2012
Reply by Ben Mokry

The Challenges of Multiple Parish Pastoring

One of the significant changes in leadership in American parishes is the need for priests to pastor multiple parishes.  A recent book by Sr…

Started by David E. DeLambo

0 Mar 23, 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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