Within each parish, and Family of Parishes, the Archdiocese of Detroit has mandated a Parish Finance Council. The Council is a consultive body to Fr. Mike working directly with him in the areas of pastoral planning and financial manners such as: the administration of parish finances, budget, parish facilities, and long-range financial planning. The Finance Council takes into consideration the needs of the Parish as expressed by Fr. Mike, clergy, staff, and commissions.
The Parish Finance Council consists of 5-8 members of the parish who are fully initiated, active, and practicing Catholics. Members typically possess expertise in finance, law, accounting, property management, and personnel management. Other valuable areas of expertise include: engineering, maintenance, construction, technology, heating/cooling, and project management. The members must demonstrate outstanding integrity, the desire to lead projects and the ability to work in groups.
The Finance Council members are appointed by Fr. Mike. Parishioners who would like to join the Finance Council should express their interest and qualifications to him. The chairperson and the secretary are the two officers of the council. Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday beginning at 6:00 PM. Minutes are kept to document attendance, discussion items and decisions.
The Parish Finance Council is responsible for:
Staff Contact: Fr. Michael Quaine:
Office Phone: 586-247-0020
Office e-mail: FrMike@stmichaelcc.org
Revised: Nov 16, 2022