In accordance with Canon Law and Diocesan Statutes, the parish must have a parish finance council. The parish finance council is to have an active and defined role in advising and assisting the pastor in administering the temporal affairs of the parish by utilizing the skills and expertise of the finance council members in monitoring the financial activity of the parish.
The relationship between the pastor and finance council is one of support and collaboration. The finance council is an advisory body to the pastor and he should consult them over matters that relate to the temporal goods of the Church.
Membership on the finance council is by appointment of the pastor. The members of St. Bernard Parish Finance Council are:
Mary Ann Kimball