The Finance Council works closely with the Pastor, who is accountable to the Archbishop for the administration and stewardship of the temporal goods of the parish. The Finance Council offers financial advice, planning, and direction. It helps to find and manage the resources to fund parish projects and programs under the Pastor’s leadership. The Finance Council reviews the Parish Annual budget and Parish Annual Report.
During the last two years the Finance Council has been instrumental in looking for ways to reduce our debt to the Archdiocese of Chicago. In March 2008 ,we received a letter from Cardinal George agreeing to reduce our debt every year by a fourth if we balance our budget and pay all our bills to the Archdiocese of Chicago. Currently, we have eliminated our debt to the Archdiocese and continue to work on the challenge of paying our debts and taking care of our buildings.