As we’ve been introducing the Parish Pastoral Council members to each of the Worship communities. We’ve gotten some questions about communications and transparency concerning parish finances. Did you know that:
- A full year financial report is generally provided in October/November in conjunction with our stewardship drive. The report is given at the masses and a bulletin insert. We generally publish a mid-year report in February, although I we missed it this year as we were focusing on the Shine the Light Campaign preparation. We also post the financial report on the web site.
- The weekly bulletin typically includes the prior week's collections and how the month-to-date collections compare to the budgeted amount. The exceptions are when our accountant is on vacation, in which case any missed reports are included in the subsequent bulletin.
- We're always looking for members for the finance committee and visitors are always welcome. The committee usually meets the last Monday of the month (except in June and December) at 7:00pm at the Mission Center. Please double check with Pat Waite, the committee chair first, as every once in a while the meetings are moved or cancelled. Pat can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.