Parish Finance Council

An active Finance Council is critical to the sound management of the parish. For this reason, every parish is required by the Code of Canon Law (Canon 537) to establish a Finance Council which acts as a consultative body of the faithful to assist the pastor/administrator in the administration of the goods of a parish and to ensure accountability to the archdiocesan bishop and parishioners.

The pastor, according to canon law, has responsibility for parish financial and temporal management. The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in meeting these obligations. While the Parish Finance Council does not have decision-making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision-making process: sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus.

Archdiocesan Parish Finance Council Policies

Star of the Sea Parish Finance Council

Vincent Barsalou
Donald Beaulieu
Mary Beth Bradanese


Annual Report July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Annual Report July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Annual Report July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Annual Report July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Minutes May 2015
Joint Meeting with Pastoral Council & Holy Family Parish Finance Council

Lord God, your will is to bring hope and a future to all your people.

Trusting in your steadfast love, we ask your guidance in our approach to parish finances. 

Help us to learn to let no debt remain outstanding, except the debt to love one another.

Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by taking human flesh, sanctified material things to be a means of your grace; grant us wisdom in our attitude to money, and a generous heart in the use of the resources entrusted to us, that by faithful stewardship we may glorify you.


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