Administrative Leadership

Finance Council
Contact: Julie Keckstein, financecouncil@standrewparish.cc

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. Each council member serves a three-year term unless the Pastor requests otherwise. The Finance Council meets approximately six times throughout the year in the Parish Office.

Parish Council
Contact: Kent Simmons, 2017-2018 President, parishcouncil@standrewparish.cc

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.  All council members are required to complete the Protecting God's Children training program.

Current Council members are Alex Clapper, Damion Faulkner, Maura Holowchak, Bob Jones, Judy Kavanaugh, Jon McClymont, Maggie McGlade, Eric Messerly, Adrienne Pietropaolo, John Posani, Kent Simmons and Jen Wenzke.

To contact any member of Parish Council, please send an email to parishcouncil@standrewparish.cc.

  • 2019 Parish Council Elections
    • Electronic Parish Council Application Form (to come May 2019)
    • Parish Council Application Form (printable form to come May 2019)
      • Check back in May 2019 for details on Parish Council Elections

Stewardship Committee
Contact: stewardship@standrewparish.cc

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.

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, stewardship@standrewparish.cc, 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:

  1. St. Andrew Parish offers Online Giving for those who prefer to initiate 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.
  2. Electronic contributions via direct deposit are also available. Much like Online Giving, electronic contributions 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.
  3. The 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.