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Finance and Administration Commission


 Connie Swart, Chair 319-895-8694, email conni_ellyn@yahoo.com



The Finance Commission has its responsibility and obligation of short and long term planning, providing for, and supervising the financial concerns and the physical properties of the parish. It is concerned with the budget, stewardship, and church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the parish plant. This commission thus provides the necessary administrative and financial skills needed to sustain the mission and ongoing development of the parish community. The Finance Commission facilitates and communicates with other parish commissions to provide for their fiscal needs. (It should be noted, however, that this commission does not decide priorities for the parish; this is the responsibility of the Pastoral Council itself.)


The functions of this commission are:

  • To research, prepare and submit to the Pastoral Council the annual parish budget for the approaching fiscal year.

  • To integrate the goal-setting process with the budget mechanism to insure that financial resources and goals are compatible.

  • To review periodically actual income and expenditures of the parish versus budgeted income and expenditures, and to recommend action when they deviate.

  • To assist in establishing effective means of raising the funds needed to attain the goals of the parish.

  • To inspect periodically all parish properties so that they remain in proper repair.

  • To submit a list of priority repairs and improvements to the Pastoral Council as a guide to the parish maintenance needs.

  • To take responsibility for care of the parish grounds, i.e., snow and ice removal, lawn care, etc.

  • To insure that the financial policies of the parish are in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines.

  • When possible the parish shares its facilities with other community groups.

Maintenance Items (January 2014)

Tired of writing a check to the church every week? Would you like to set up a regular contribution to the church? You may use this form. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat reader, which is available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html.

If you would like to increase your monthly auto pay, please contact the church bookkeeper, Loraine Kula, at 319-895-6246 or lorainestjohn@q.com.



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