Parish Finance Council Guidelines

The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body of laypersons established to advise the pastor in matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the parish and school. The Code of Canon Law requires that every parish have a Finance Council. The applicable canons and statutes are as follows:

Canon 537:

“In each parish there is to be a finance council which is governed, in addition to universal law, by norms issued by the diocesan bishop and in which the Christian faithful, selected according to these same norms, are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish, without prejudice to the prescript of can. 532.”