Parish Finance Council

The purpose of the Parish Finance Council is to aid the Pastor in the administration of parish goods. Our Parish Finance Council accomplishes this in three particular ways: 1) bi-monthly meetings to discuss the financials of the parish, 2) annual assistance in preparation of the parish budget, and 3) consultative discussion with the Pastor on matters of major financial impact upon the parish, particularly purchases and undertakings costing over $25,000. Our input is important to the Pastor, realizing that the Pastor is ultimately responsible - both in civil and Church realms - for all legal, business, and administrative matters of the parish.

 

Membership of the Council is attained by appointment of the Pastor and all registered parishioners are eligible for appointment. In particular, members are sought to represent all aspects of the parish, while also bringing particular administrative and/or financial background to the council.  Members serve three-year terms.

 

In addition to the Pastor, and the Parish Business Manager, our Parish Finance Council consists of six parishioners: Dee Downey (Chairperson), Jeff Hess, Pat Pell, James Reagan (Vice-chairperson), Cindy Smith, and Janusz Zak. Deacon Pete Moore serves as an ex-offico member. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns relating to the finances of the parish, please feel free to contact Dee Downey, Chairperson, at 440.236.3496, Joe Shuman, Parish Business Manager, or Fr. Joe Mamich, both of whom can be reached at 440.238.5555.

 

Every year, each parish of the Diocese of Cleveland is to produce a Financial Report to the Parish. Here at St. Joseph, we do this as an Annual Report, which may be found in the "documents" area on the right!