Financial Services

The Office of Financial Services assists the diocese and its parishes, schools and affiliated agencies by seeing that the necessary temporal goods are acquired and administered prudently, professionally and in accordance with church law.

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Parish Financial Practices Policy Manual
Use the links below to navigate to specific sections of the manual:

Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents
  • Statement of Purpose 1-1
  • Introduction 1-2
Programs and Services

Contact Numbers and Addresses


Parish Financial System

  • Financial Objectives 3-1
  • Pastor's Responsibilities 3-1
  • Business Manager's/
    Bookkeeper's Responsibilities 3-2
  • Parish's Responsibilities 3-2
  • General Information 3-3
  • Maintenance of Parish Records 3-3
  • Bank Accounts, Other Financial Institution Accounts, Petty Cash 3-4
  • Collections and Cash Receipts (Cash, Checks, Electronic Transfers) 3-4
  • Cash Dispersements 3-5
  • Credit Cards 3-6
  • Payroll 3-6
  • Month-End Procedures and Preparation of Financial Statements 3-7
  • Annual Report 3-8
Parish Accounting System
  • Parish Chart of Accounts and
    Account Definitions 4-1
  • Parish Expanded Chart of Accounts 4-20
  • Transaction and Classification
    Examples 4-30
  • Payroll Accounting Examples 4-35