Although Canon Law makes no mention of a Parish Council, it does stipulate in Canon 537 that "in each parish there is to be a finance council, ...in which the Christian faithful...are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish."
The work of the Finance Team is to set an annual budget for the parish and to moniter the montlhy income and expenditure in relation to the budget. It seeks to offer expert advice to the Priest in all financial matters, supports him in decision making concerning the management of the parish monies, and assists in the preparation of financial documents such as loan applications and the Annual Financial Statement.
The current Finance Team is comprised of:
Fr Linh Tran,
and Maureen Ryan.