The parish finance commission acts as an advisory board to the Pastor. The Pastor seeks their input and assistance based on their professional experience and personal knowledge of the Parish. While the Commission votes on some expenditures, they have no authority to issue declarations to the Pastor on financial matters. However, their input is sought on all significant financial and business matters that concern Church of the Assumption Parish.
The Finance Commission is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget. The budget preparation is done in cooperation with the parish business manager. The budget is presented to the Pastoral Council with recommended approval by Finance. Adjustments can be made to the budget during the year. Generally speaking, the process for revisiting budget items is to have the adjustments reviewed by the Finance Commission.