Contact: Julie Keckstein, email@example.com
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.
Contact: Maura Holowchak, 2019-2020 President, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Maura Holowchak (2020/President); Damion Faulkner (2020); Bob Jones (2020); Judy Kavanaugh (2020); Jon McClymont (2021); Maggie McGlade (2021); Eric Messerly (2021); Adrienne Pietroapolo (2021); Paul Brown (2022); Lorri Posani (2022); Ed Sprigler (2022); and Jen Wenzke (2022).
To contact any member of the Parish Council, please send an email to email@example.com.
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:
Stewardship of Treasure
Contact: Ann Whiteman, Business Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: