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The finance council of St. Barbara Church is the committee responsible for establishing the annual church operating budget and monitoring how the funds of the parish are generated and spent. This council is ultimately responsible for the overall financial wellbeing of the parish and its ministries. The council is governed by the code of Cannon Law 537. The council consists of the pastor, deacon, business manager and nine members of the parish, and who are required to be in good standing with expertise in matters of finance or civil law. In conjunction with the pastor, the Finance Council provide good stewardship of parish finances and ensures that members of the parish receive an understandable annual financial report. The Council advises the pastor and the Parish Council in matters of finance and administration of parish goods.
The council is always looking for qualified people with a solid financial background to help keep the parish on the right track. Please contact us for further information.
The Pastoral Council has been set up to help develop the spiritual life of the parish. The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature, because it strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God's people in the parish. A Parish Pastoral Council gives its help to the pastor by fostering pastoral activity, identifying the needs and by being a focal point of communication for other committees. They provide the necessary guidance and recommendations that the other parish committees require to be successful in their endeavors within the parish.
This group is made up of the Pastor, Deacons, Coordinator of Religious Education and 10 elected members. Three council seats are available each year within the term beginning May 1 and running three years. Members can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
The mission of the Stewardship/Development Committee is to teach the responsibility and accountability that each of us has to return thanks for all God’s gifts by inspiring the members of the parish to commit themselves as true disciples of Jesus Christ. The committee has a responsibility to inspire, enable and encourage parishioners to share their gifts of time, talent and treasure for the good of all. Commitment of a positive vision and good stewardship is vital to the success and mission of St. Barbara Church.
The committee is always looking for positive members who wish to share their time, talent and treasure with the parish or assist others in doing so.
In order to successfully build the Kingdom of God, the Parish must provide meaningful worship services and Catholic education programs for parishioners and other individuals of all ages. The goals and purpose of the committee is to provide opportunities for parishioners to grow in their faith through liturgical celebrations, programs and activities. They also provide training of Eucharistic Minsters, music staff, hospitality greeters, lectors, servers, RCIA sponsors, youth group leaders and Altar Society members. By training these groups St. Barbara is thus extending faith development to the parish as a whole.
In addition they also are able to focus on the needs of the entire, worshiping community and the assembly. They oversee the recruitment, training and evaluation of liturgical ministers and jointly prepare with the C.R.E., all the sacramental celebrations such as Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion, etc. They assist in preparation of the weekend liturgies, for special occasions and Holy Days.
The Worship Committee encompasses the following areas of the parish and its ministries:
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
Parish Vocations Crucifix Program
The Worship Committee is always looking for people to assist in these areas. If you want to be part of this committee or any aspect of the worship committee, please contact one of the above representatives for further information regarding the specific worship service you are interested in joining.