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St. Joseph Parish operates on a June 30 fiscal year end. Annual reports are typically available by the end of August and are distributed to all parishioners with the stewardship letter on Stewardship Sunday each September. Here is the latest stewardship letter and annual financial statement:

2016 Stewardship Letter

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Finance Council Information

The St. Joseph Parish Finance Council is an advisory committee organized to provide support and advice to the Pastor in overseeing and maintaining the financial resources of our Parish.

Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Joseph Parish Finance Council is to ensure that adequate financial resources are available for the current and future needs of the Parish. This Council recognizes the need to accomplish this objective while preserving and encouraging the growth of the St. Joseph Parish family. This mission will be accomplished by:

• Developing and supporting programs that enhance the stated mission.
• Keeping the Parish informed of the financial health of the Parish.
• Serving as “internal consultants” to other Parish organizations in the areas of budgeting and financial administration.
• Formulating financial guidelines and long range plans.

We generally meet on the fourth Wednesday of odd-dated months at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Conference room. We have an additional meeting the 4th Wednesday of June to approve the parish budget for the next fiscal year. Meeting times and location are subject to change.

What Does the Parish Finance Council Do?

Your financial contributions to St. Joseph parish require careful stewardship. The Finance Council reviews and analyzes in detail income and expense statements, balance sheets, cash-flow analyses, and other reports each month. The Finance Council also reviews, approves, and monitors the annual budgets for the parish, the day school, and the parish school of religion, and oversees funding for parish ministries. (The parish’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.) Every September, the pastor and the Finance Council make a report to all parishioners on the finances of the parish.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Parish Finance Council, please submit your background information to Monsignor Callahan, Pastor, at jcallahan@stjoecot.org.

The current volunteer members of the Parish Finance Council are:

Brigid Henke, Chairman
636-294-7108
brigid.henke@gmail.com

Larry Albright, Secretary
636-441-4827
lgalbright@mindspring.com

Doug Bauche
636-399-6045
dbauche@enterprisebank.com

Grace Carey
636-244-2905
gandbcarey@yahoo.com

Mark Prainito
636-300-8185
mprainito65@gmail.com

William Cottle
636-447-5867
wcottle43@gmail.com

Mark Forhan
314-303-0365
markf@cornerstoneinsurancegroup.com

Tom DeBlase “Emeritus Member”
636-936-0045
tomdeblase@sbcglobal.net

If you have any questions about the Finance Council, please contact one of these members.

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