Our Lady of Perpetual Help Finance Council assists the pastor by supporting his stewardship of parish resources while being accountable to the parish and the diocesan bishop. An active, well-formed Parish Finance Council is a key element for promoting the financial health of a parish, assuring accountability and assisting the pastor with his temporal responsibilities. The Finance Council works closely with the pastor.
The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in meeting these obligations. While the Parish Finance Council does not have decision making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision-making process – sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus.
Every parish is required to have a Parish Finance Council. The Parish Finance Council meets regularly with specific agendas and has access to relevant financial information and policies of the parish. In order to be effective in their responsibilities as members of the Parish Finance Council, members should have a love for the Church and its mission and develop a thorough understanding of the parish’s mission, goals, people and other resources. The members should have knowledge of diocesan statutes and policies regarding temporal issues and other financial matters.
If you are interested in learning more about Finance Council, or would like to be considered for an open position, please contact one of the current council members (updated 11/27/23):
- Jerry Boland, Pastor
- William McGowan, Chair
- Mary Lynne Januszewski, Director of Finance & Operations
- Amy Mills, School Principal
- Barbara O’Hara-Matzkin, School Business Manager
- Megan Anderson (School Board Rep)
- Bridget Baumstark (PPC Rep)
- Anne Burke
- Colin Gubbins (Building & Grounds Rep)
- Michael Haverty
- Robert Hicks
- Gwen Kindelin
- William MacFadden (School Board Rep)