The spiritual vision of the Church cannot be separated from its presence in the world and its effective management of material resources. The responsibility for such management lies in the hands of the Parish Priest or Administrator, but needs the assistance of a Parish Finance Council which is a canonically necessary part of the overall structure of every Parish.
The Parish Finance Council is essential for the effective management of a modern Parish. Without its existence it is impossible for Priest and People to work together responsibly in the overall mission of the local Church. In future Episcopal visitation of parishes, contact with Parish Finance Councils will be an integral part of the process.
The Parish Finance Council meets 5 to 6 times per year.