Role of the Finance Council at St Jude Catholic Community, Ocala FL
Finance councils are mandated by Canon Law and by the the Diocese of Orlando.
“In each parish there is to be a finance committee to help the parish priest
in the administration of the goods of the parish, without prejudice to Canon 532.
It is ruled by the universal law and by the norms laid down by the diocesan Bishop, and it is comprised of members of the faithful selected according to these norms.” Canon 537.
The Parish Finance Council is consultative in nature to the Pastor. The St. Jude Finance Council serves in an advisory capacity in the administration and stewardship of parish finances and parish budget for our facilities, and long-range financial development. Members of this committee are appointed by the Pastor.
A Way of Life
Lord, gratefully acknowledging Your mercy and humbly admitting our need, we pledge our trust in You and each other. Filled with desire, we respond to Your call for discipleship by shaping our lives in imitation of Christ.
We profess that the call requires us to be stewards of Your gifts. As stewards, we receive your gift gratefully, cherish and tend them in a responsible manner, share them in practice and love with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
We pledge to our ongoing formation as Stewards and our responsibility to call others to that same endeavor. Almighty and ever-faithful God, it is our fervent hope and prayer that You who have begun this good work in us will bring it to fulfillment in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.