Philip S. Anselmo Jr.
The parish Pastoral Council is a consultative group under the authority of the Pastor that considers and proposes practical recommendations concerning the pastoral works in the parish. As provided for in universal and particular law, the Pastoral Council might be called upon to provide consultation or consent to the Pastor before he can act validly.
The parish Finance Council is a group under the authority of the Pastor that “assists the pastor in the administration of the goods” of the Parish of Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church (cannon 537). The Finance Council functions in a consultative manner. As provided for in universal and particular law the consultation or consent of the Finance Council must be sought and received by the Pastor before he can act validly.