Contact: John Bernard, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 1983 Revised Code of Canon Law (c537) requires the creation of a Parish Finance Council to advise the Pastor in the administration of parish temporalities. The council’s function is to assist the Pastor in the prudent planning and administration of all parish financial matters and to provide effective advice in the management of parish assets.
In fulfilling its responsibilities, the Parish Finance Council must be directed by the values of the Gospel as well as by good business practice. Efficient and effective use and management of parish resources must be measured as much by their contribution to the parish mission and ministry as by commonly accepted business standards.
The Council consists of nine lay members who are appointed by the Pastor and serve three-year terms. Upon completion of the initial term, the Pastor may request that a board member continue to serve for another three-year term. The Finance Council meets approximately six times throughout the year in the Parish Office.
Contact: Cathy DeLuca, 2016-2017 President, email@example.com
The purpose of the 12-member council is to advise and assist the Pastor in matters of importance to the parish, provide strategic planning and foster communication and coordination among parish organizations. Members are elected each spring by parishioners and serve three-year terms. The council meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to all members of the parish (PGC compliance required to be a council member).
Current Council members are: Marilyn Dougherty, David Lim, Amy Tague, Cathy DeLuca, Mike Koehler, Mary Smart, Jennie Statczar, John Posani, Kent Simmons, Jan Walsh and Saundra Woodruff. To contact any member of Parish Council, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nomination forms for the 2017 Parish Council will be available in the Spring.
- Completed nomination forms are submitted in May of each year.
- Nominees should insert completed forms in a sealed envelope (marked “Attention: Parish Council”) and place the envelope in the collection basket or drop it off at the Parish Office.
- Elections will be held in June of each year .
Stewardship is the humble acknowledgment that everything we have, our time, our talents and all our worldly treasures, come from God. Christian stewardship calls upon each of us to: nurture our relationship with God through prayer (time), put our faith into action through our service (talent), and to share our gifts with others by giving (treasure). The Stewardship Committee strives to assist our parishioners in being good stewards of the many blessings God has bestowed upon us. The Stewardship Committee seeks spiritually motivated, actively involved individuals with the ability to envision where the broad practice of stewardship can take St. Andrew Parish. Members serve three-year terms. The Stewardship Committee meets monthly. Here are a few examples of Stewardship within the Parish:
- Donut Sundays: Once a month, St. Andrew Parish holds a Donut Sunday. Coffee, donuts and juice are served in the Parish Hall after the 7:30, 9, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. Volunteers are provided by a hosting parish organization. All are welcome to attend, meet parishioners and learn more about getting involved in the parish and engage in fellowship. Watch the bulletin for monthly dates.
- Welcoming Committee: The Welcoming Committee, a subcommittee of the Stewardship Committee, contacts newly registered parishioners to help them feel at home in their new spiritual community, hosts New Member Welcome Receptions throughout the year and encourages parish engagement based on the personal areas of interest of the newest members of the parish family. The committee’s goal is to warmly receive newcomers as they adjust and ease into their new environment.
Stewardship of Treasure
Contact: Ann Whiteman, Business Manager, email@example.com, 451-4290, ext. 102
In scripture, we are often reminded to be generous with our time, talent and treasure. We are called to take care of others, to share what we have, to return a portion of our gifts and harvest to God. We are reminded always to do this with purity of intention and according to our means. Guided by prayer, each Catholic makes a decision to live out their Christian life as a good steward. St. Andrew Parish encourages parishioners to contribute to their parish at various intervals of support. One interval allows us to financially meet our daily operational needs and incorporate additional programs into the life of the parish. We have two options available for you to fulfill your stewardship of treasure to our parish and the wider Church:
- St. Andrew Parish is now offering Online Giving is available for those of you who would like to initiate your donations online. If you have not yet signed up for Online Giving, we encourage you to consider it. Visit our Online Giving webpage for more details or go directly to the Online Giving website here.
- Electronic contributions via direct deposit are still available. Much like Online Giving, electronic contributions helps bring consistency to our parish by allowing you to give as you wish, even when you are out of town or unable to attend Mass. This provides us with the ability to more accurately project and control our cash flow. Click here for a printable Electronic Contribution Form.
- Traditional Envelope System uses a third party envelope company to send bi-monthly envelope sets to those not enrolled in Electronic Contributions. Many corporations will match charitable gifts made to religious organizations and elementary schools. Please contact the Human Resources department of your company or call Ann Whiteman for more information.