Parish Finance and Pastoral Councils

We  have many ways to get involved at our parish community.  These are just a few of the opportunities available.  Call the parish center to get involved today.

Parish Finance and Pastoral Councils

Parish Pastoral Council

The Council is a vehicle for the parish members to share in the pastoral mission of Jesus Christ and the Church in a specific location in the Archdiocese. It does this by developing Catholic identity, promoting evangelization, and fostering stewardship. The Council strives to build a community of disciples who recognize their baptismal calls to lives of holiness, witness and service. The Council engages in a continual process of pastoral planning, which takes into account the needs and priorities of its parishioners, the Archdiocese, the broader community, and the world.


Parish Finance Council

The Council provides advice and guidance to the pastor in the administration of parish assets. The Council prepares the parish budget, any budgets for extraordinary expenditures, and reviews financial statements. The Council monitors the financial condition of the parish, including regular financial reviews/audits as well as the internal financial controls by following there commendations in the audit/review. The Council reviews any indebtedness of the parish and assists the pastor in fulfilling his obligations under canon law #1284.5 (“pay the interest on a loan or mortgage when it is due and take care that the capital debt itself is repaid in due time”). The Council provides assistance in the formulation and communication of an annual financial report to the parish community as required by canon law #1287.2.


Learn More

To find out about joining or assisting with any of these committees, contact the St. Margaret Mary Parish Office at 414-461-6073.