The members of the Finance Council are:
Mary Pat Flaherty
The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the Pastor in the administration and stewardship of parish resources.
The Council meets on a regular basis with a specific agenda and has access to all the relevant financial information and policies of the parish. In addition to reviewing financial statements on regular basis, the Finance Council reviews and provides input in the formulation of the annual budget and assists in the formulation and communication of the annual Financial Report to the parish. The Parish Council is consulted for any commitment of parish resources in excess of $10,000; Archdiocesan approval is needed in excess of $40,000. The Parish Council reviews internal controls and procedures, and periodically reviews bank reconciliation reports. Importantly, the Finance Council considers the long-term financial needs of the parish, helping the Pastor in the establishment and oversight of the Parish Endowment Funds and advising on the need for extraordinary fund-raising (Capital Campaigns), and on the application of undesignated bequests and memorials received from time to time.
Here at St. Francis, we greatly value our Finance Council and are blessed to have extraordinarily knowledgeable, talented and committed parishioners serving in this capacity.