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Parish Finance Council

The Archdiocese of Newark


The Finance Council is responsible to assist the Pastor with parish financial planning and administration with the specific mandate to assist the pastor in the administration of temporal goods. A Parish Finance Council is essential to parish life in financially supporting the mission of the parish and planning for the future. 

Parish Administration Manual

The Parish Administrative Manual serves as a guide to assist parish staff in their day-to-day performance of administrative and management functions.  It serves as a consolidated reference document about the operations and programs of the Archdiocese of Newark.

The Manual is functionally organized.  The major sections are equivalent to the functional activities of a parish/school.

The manual is designed so that the contents can be updated and revised on an ongoing basis.  Revisions result from the implementation of new policies or changes to existing policy, including those direct by government regulatory agencies.  To access the manual, click on the underlined manual title above. 


Parish Finance Councils 2022-23

All workshops will be held via Zoom at 7:00 pm . Please register below and a Zoom link will be sent the day of the workshop.

     Finance Council Basics, 9/22/22,  Powerpoint for Workshop /sites/default/files/files/Finance%20Council%20Fall%202022%20Intro%20and%20Covid%20Response%20Website%20Presentation(1).pptx

     Capital Campaigns, 10/27/22,

     Planned Giving, 11/19/22,

     How to Conduct an In-Person Solicitation, 1/16/23,

     How to Create an Annual Report for the Parish, 2/12/23,

     Online Giving, 3/6/23,

     Stewardship, 4/17/23,

     How to Talk About Money in Your Parish, 5/3/23, 





Parish Finance Council Workshops

Based on the responses to the survey, we have offered the following workshops in 2022.  We started with the workshop on Finance Council Introduction for New Members, held on October 5th. A link to the PowerPoint of that workshop and those already presented are available below.  

Finance Council Workshops PowerPoints

Parish Finance Council Training Presentation including a Response to Covid

The Archdiocese offered a workshop in the Spring and Fall 2021 to update the 2019 presentation. The update includes new information to update parishes with regards to a Covid response.  A Power Point of the presentation offered at the Spring and Fall 2021 workshops can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. 

Pastor and Parish Finance Council Responsibility including a Covid Response PowerPoint

Below are the PowerPoint presentations of the workshops that were offered from the Fall 2021 to Spring 2022:

How to Read Quick Books, November 2021 Workshop PowerPoint

Cash Controls, January 2022 Workshop PowerPoint

Finance Council Relationships with the Pastor and Pastoral Council, February 17 Workshop PowerPoint

Budget and Finance Council Report Process, March 15, 2022 Workshop PowerPoint

Online Giving, April 26, 2022 Workshop PowerPoint

Stewardship/Increased Giving/Fundraising Ideas