Frequently Asked Questions


What is the role of the American Martyrs’ Finance Council?
The Finance Council advises Msgr. Barry in managing parish finances and operations, in areas such as accounting, budgeting, investing, capital improvements, insurance, legal and regulatory compliance, and financial reporting.

How many members make up the Finance Council, and who are they?
The Council currently has 10 members. See the members and their bios here.

How can I contact the Finance Council with a question, comment or suggestion?
Send a confidential email to the Finance Council Chair, Diane Daegele.

Do Parish Council Members review parishioner contributions?
No. Canon Law prohibits Finance Council members from having access to records about contributions of individual parishioners and other confidential information.

How long do Finance Council Members serve?
Members serve three-year terms. This provides both continuity and fresh input. Four of the current 10 members have been appointed since 2010. 

Does the Finance Council review non-finance issues?
In addition to helping manage parish finances, the Finance Council advises Msgr. Barry on a wide range of issues, such as employment policies, insurance, compliance with civil and Church regulations, and community relations.