Finance Council

The complexity of modern parishes has led the Church to mandate the creation of Parish Finance Councils to assist the Pastor in a consultative role with his administrative duties with an emphasis upon the Christian stewardship of the goods entrusted to the Parish.

Finance Council Members are appointed solely by the Pastor for an expected three-year term. Parishioners interested in serving on the Finance Council should contact the Pastor, the Parish Secretary or the Council Chairman preferably in writing including a current resume. Council members need to be familiar with interpreting financial reports and investment statements along with general management experience in areas such as, for example, human resources, budgeting, print communications, and various types of insurance.

The duties of the Finance Council include:

  • Identify, evaluate and formulate the parish’s needs for present and long range financial support.
  • Assist in determining the best means of investing excess parish funds.
  • Bring about active and informed participation of parishioners in the Archbishop’s Annual campaign for Progress.
  • Keep Archdiocesan assessment payments current.
  • Develop and maintain just and non-discriminatory salaries and benefits for Parish employees.
  • Approve an annual operating and capital budget, and review their management during the applicable fiscal year.
  • Keep current concerning all Archdiocesan policies regarding investments, fund raising, property sale, etc.
  • Develop a system to keep Parishioners informed of the financial status of the Parish.
St. Anne's Council of Catholic Women

The National Council of Catholic Women was formed in 1920 at the request of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops to serve as a relief effort for causes resulting from World War I. On the international level, the National Council is a member of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO), which is affiliated with the Secretariat of the Laity at the Vatican. The World Union comprises the largest women's organization in the world.

Today, both national and local councils -- including the CCW Council at St. Anne's Parish -- promote and implement programs set forth by local Bishops as well as our own programs. Members who join all levels of Council, including Interparochial Affiliations, remain autonomous, but are united in heart and purpose in the apostolic work of the Church.

CCW Mission Statement:

The National Council of Catholic Women acts through its affiliated organizations to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. National Council of Catholic Women programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.

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