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.

As required by canon law, we are accountable to you, the parishioners and to the diocesan bishop to provide:

  • Stewardship of collected funds
  • Financial condition of OMC
  • Fund raising
  • Risk management and
  • Facility improvement / maintenance

While the Parish Finance Council does not have decision making authority, we view consultation as the heart of the decision-making process. Sharing information, investigating, monitoring, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus is how we function best.

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.

Our Responsibilities

  • Reviewing income and expenses to insure that we remain on budget and in compliance with the diocesan Chart of Accounts
  • Review of internal control and procedures
  • Promoting the principles and practice of Christian stewardship
  • Coordinating all major fund raising efforts
  • Annual inspection of parish facilities and assets
  • Addressing all major administrative matters concerning the purchase, sale, renovation or construction of parish facilities
  • We meet approximately four times per year and normally serve for a three year period.
  • Members are requested to actively serve on committees to provide adherence to established policies and procedures.


The pastor, a chairperson, a secretary and 6 to 8 parishioners with expertise in temporal affairs such as financial / property management, business administration, construction, real estate and or law.

So that we can continue to grow and flourish as a vibrant parish our goal is to recruit at least two new members each year.

If you have the time, talent, inspiration and motivation to be a steward in this capacity for OMC, please contact Fr. Steven.