OUR FINANCE TEAM
Our members are well versed in Finance and Accounting, and have considerable experience as part of the Parish community.
Our current members are:
Father Michael Court (Parish Priest), Kevin Gurney (Chair), Mark Lennon, Joe Zappia, Gayle Anderson, Brian Fitzgerald, Liz Urquhart, and Paul Dewberry (Operations Manager)
The Finance Committee works closely with the parish priest, as a consultative body, who is accountable to the Archbishop for the administration and stewardship of the temporal goods of the parish.
The Code of Canon Law and the Archbishop requires every parish to have a Finance Committee. An active, well-formed Parish Finance Committee is a key element for promoting the financial health of a parish, assuring accountability and assisting the Parish Priest with his temporal responsibilities. 📝The Statutes for Finance Committees
Our role can be broken down into four categories as follows. Use the links to find out more about each category
TIME, TALENT & TREASURE 🕒🤹🏽💰
The parish reduces its running costs through the generosity of the parishioners who volunteer their time and talents. We have so many talented individuals; electricians, gardeners, cleaners, accountants, carpenters, musicians, the list goes on. All of these volunteers help the Parish keep the running costs down.
No matter how much parishioners give of their Time and Talents there will always be a need for giving of our Treasures. Some expenses cannot be diminished, eg. council and water rates, insurances, electricity, etc. So it is vital that parishioners continue to give generously toward the operational costs of the Parish, via the Direct Giving Program.
Our two finance and administration staff, Paul Dewberry and Bernadette Winn, are most helpful and friendly and are ready to assist you when needed.
CHARITABLE WORKS FUND
The Parish conducts three special collections per annum to raise money to cover our contribution to the Charitable Works Fund (CWF). Parishes are levied 10% of their Direct Giving and 20% of all other income (eg. rent) for the CWF contribution. Any shortfall in the three special collections must be made up from our Direct Giving income.
You can donate to the CWF at anytime via clicking on: