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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 Council Workshops

Based on the responses to the survey, we are offering the following workshops for the 2021-2022 year.

We started with the workshop on Finance Council Introduction for New Members, held on October 5th. A link to the Power Point of that workshop is listed below.  Our next workshop is on...

 How to Read QuickBooks/Finance Reports, on Thursday, November 4th, at 7:00 pm via zoom

This workshop will provide details into reading parish QuickBooks and Finance Reports    

Click here to Register

 

Upcoming Workshops for 2021—2022 

Save the Dates!

(all workshops are via zoom)

Cash Controls  ....................................................................... Wednesday, January 12th at 7:00

Finance Council Relationships with the

    Pastor and Pastoral Council ..............................................Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 pm

Budget and Finance Council Report Process ....................... Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00 pm

Online Giving .........................................................................Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm

Stewardship/Increased giving/Fundraising Ideas  ................ Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 pm

 

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