Responsibilities

The Parish Finance Committee has a particular responsibility to ensure that the Parish is adequately resourced in terms of its facilities and staffing. It supports the pastoral works of the parish, working closely with the Parish Priest and Parish Pastoral Council by preparing budgets, providing financial advice, accounting for parish income and expenditure and safeguarding parish assets.

The PFC has an important responsibility to find the funds necessary to support priority pastoral needs. In doing so, a balance needs to be struck between short-term and long-term pastoral priorities.

The Finance Committee supports and works closely with the Parish Priest and Parish Pastoral Council in their work of creating plans for the parish.

(Norms for Parish Finance Committees – September 2006)
Chairperson: Graeme Hansen