The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body of lay persons established to advise the Pastor in matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the parish. The relationship between the Pastor and the council is one of support and collaboration. The authority of the Pastor is not diminished by the establishment of the Parish Finance Council.
It has been the consistent policy of the Diocese of Charlotte that a Parish Pastoral Council be established in each parish. While the two councils are separate and each has a different and specific role in the life and operation of the parish, they work together for the good of the parish. The chairperson of the Parish Finance Council is an ex-officio member of the Parish Pastoral Council and provides them with periodic reports on the financial status of the parish and its activities.
The Parish Finance Council is composed of the Pastor, as an ex-officio member, and not less than three reputable and practicing members of the parish knowledgeable and skilled in financial matters. Membership is by appointment of the Pastor. Members serve for a three-year term and may be appointed to a second three-year term. The Chairperson is appointed for a term of one year and may be reappointed.
The Business and Office Managers are not members of the Parish Finance Council, however they may attend meetings at the request of the Chairperson to assist the council in its deliberations.
Principal responsibilities of the Council include:
- Preparation of an annual budget
- Periodic review of the Diocesan bookkeeping and accounting system
- Ensuring the submission of the Semi and Annual Financial Report to the Diocese
- Preparation and publication of an Annual Financial Statement and Report provided to the Parish Pastoral Council and members of the Parish community.
Jim Stilson, 336-643-7038; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Widman 336-508-5789; Email: email@example.com
Charlie Witzke 336-643-0595; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Craig 404-307-4162; Email: email@example.com
Marilou Fox (ex officio) 336-294-4696 ext. 252; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Joseph Mack 336-294-4696; Email: email@example.com
Thank you to all who are using auto draft for your donations. It is a tremendous help for our budget. To download a copy of an auto draft request form click here.
See the illustration below to help you correctly identify the Routing Number and Account Number located at bottom left on your Voided check
Please note: We are adding new date options for drafting your bank or credit card account. If the 5th or the 20th don’t work for you, you may now pick a date of your choice. for more information, or to begin an auto draft. please call 336-294-4596.
Allocations : The collection we call “allocations” is an outreach collection for local charities. It may also be referred to as GSO/Guilford Charities.
Mission Trips : This collection is taken up in early summer to enable the youth of our parish to go to Catholic Heart Work Camp.
Priests’ Retirement : This collection is unique in that the Diocese makes an assessment each year for this purpose. The Diocese specifically requests that we take up a collection in September and remit the funds from that collection. The balance due is then paid in January of the following year. Because we do not get enough money in the September collection to fund the entire assessment, which is usually a little over 40,000, we take up collections in December, March and June to supplement the September remittance. Our fiscal year ends June 30, after which a new assessment is made the following September.
You will find an envelope for each of these special collections in your envelope package. Thank you so very much for your continued generosity and caring.
Please Note: St. Paul’s financials have been removed from the website for security reasons. A printed copy can be requested at our parish office, or by emailing Marilou Fox. Thank you for your understanding.