Parish Stewardship Council
The Parish Stewardship Council is an advisory group to our pastor, made up of 20-25 individuals. Their main focus is on identifying and leading initiatives that help parishioners engage in “stewardship as a way of life” to share their time, talents and treasure. The guidance for developing this engagement is found in the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship where Bishop John J. McRaith states that “Once one choses to become a disciple of Jesus Christ, stewardship is not an option.”
The members of the St. Ann Parish Stewardship Council have studied and embraced this guidance as they have examined how each of us at St. Ann can develop an understanding of our God-given talents and engage with opportunities to share these talents through our time and treasure. The stewardship council is committed to helping each person discover their talents and find opportunities to fulfill God’s plan for them.
The Parish Pastoral Council is a prayerful, consultative body assisting the pastor and providing the fullness of vision needed for the Parish’s mission. The work of the Council focuses on planning, developing and implementing a Pastoral Plan to carry out the parish’s Vision and Mission. The Parish Pastoral Council is an important resource in achieving full and inclusive participation of the whole parish in the ministries and activities of the Parish.
Parish Finance Council
The Finance Council is the consultative group which assists the Pastor in carrying out the material administration of the parish. It has the obligation of planning, and supervising the financial affairs and physical properties of the parish. The Finance Council is concerned with parish resources, the budget, church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the parish plant. In addition to its consultative role, the Bishop requires the approval of a Parish Finance Council for construction, major expenditures, etc. The council at St. Ann’s is composed of nine members serving staggered three-year terms.