The St Jude Parish Finance Council assists the pastor and financial administrator in the administration of parish temporal matters. An active, well-formed Parish Finance Council will become a key element for promoting the financial health of our parish, assuring accountability and assisting the pastor with his temporal responsibilities.
The Finance Council is a consultative body that assists and works closely with the pastor, who is accountable to the diocesan bishop for the administration and stewardship of the temporal goods of the parish.
The Finance Council assists the pastor in the decision-making process – representing the parishioners. sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus.
The Parish Finance Council will meet regularly with specific agendas and will have access to all the relevant financial information and policies of the parish.