Parish Councils & Committees

Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council functions as a consultative body to the pastor of St. Catherine’s. It consists of selected professionals to advise the pastor in these areas:

  1. Preparation of the annual operating budget

  2. Long-term financial planning

  3. Annual parish financial report, which is submitted to the Diocesan Bishop

  4. Annual and periodic financial reports to the faithful

The Council ensures that an adequate system of internal controls is in place to guide the parish in caring for and managing financial resources and temporal goods.

Pastoral Council

The St. Catherine’s Pastoral Council assists the pastor of St. Catherine’s in serving the parish community by exploring the needs of the parish and responding appropriately. This is accomplished through prayer, listening and dialogue.

The pastor determines the size and membership of the council through a selection process of his discretion. Structure of the Council is formalized through bylaws with an elected Chairperson and a regular meeting schedule.