The Finance Council is a consultative body to the pastor with complete access to all records and documents relating to the financial status and operations of the parish and assisting him in carrying out the administrative functions of the parish. The group meets at least four times per year. Members represent a cross-section of the parish and bring various areas of expertise.
Any vibrant parish consists of many committees, groups, organizations, and ministries. However, there are only two that are required. In its wisdom, the Church knows that no pastor should lead and make decisions in isolation. To help him in his ministry, the pastor is to have two advisory bodies: one of which is the Finance Council.