may be deemed necessary, acting always in accordance with the provisions of civil and canon
(j) It shall review and advise the pastor on the annual parish budget as prepared by the Finance
Council as well as the proposed budgets of all offices and operations subsidized by parish
(k) h shall make every effort to provide the pastor with sincere and carefully considered opinions
and advice on any matter which the pastor brings before it, acting always in a spirit of
collaboration and charity.
(1) It shall render to all parishioners from time to time but not less often than annually a full
report of its work.
(m)It shall take whatever action is both necessary and appropriate to fulfill the purposes set forth
in Section 1 of this article.
ARTICLE III -
Section 1. In ordinary matters, the council shall submit its recommendations to the pastor in the
form of conclusions consisting of motions duly made, seconded and passed by a majority vote.
In weightier matters the Council shall attempt to reach a consensus through study, frank
discussion and prayer.
Section 2. The pastor shall take an active part in the work of the Council. If the pastor, for grave
reasons of fidelity to the Gospel, obedience to church or civil law, or other serious financial,
administrative or pastoral considerations, feels that he cannot in good conscience accept and
carry out the recommendations of the Council, he shall fully and frankly communicate his
reservations with regard to them to the assembled Council.
Section 3. The pastor must authorize the Council’s recommendations before they can become
Section 4. If, notwithstanding the reservations expressed by the pastor, a Council shall remain in
serious disagreement with him, or if a Council is seriously divided among its members, then the
pastor or the Council through its executive officer shall pursue the means towards a resolution
at the parish or Deanery levels. If these are unsuccessful, then assistance is to be sought
through the Diocesan Pastoral Council.