St Mary Catholic Church          4050 S. 3900 W., West Haven, UT 84401

Finance Committee


Canon Law 537 “In each parish there is to be a finance council which is governed, in addition to universal law, by norms issued by the diocesan bishop and in which the Christian faithful, selected according to these same norms, are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish, without prejudice to the prescript of ⇒ can. 532.”

Mission Statement

St Mary’s Finance Committee reviews/analyzes parish financial data and informs and educates members of the parish as to the general financial state of the parish.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of the annual budget.
  • Monitors the revenues and parish assets, reviews expense payments to ensure budget compliance.
  • Reviews the parish's financial, banking and investment statements.
  • Provides oversight of the parish's accounting procedures.
  • Monitors the parish's debt.
  • Provides advice, consideration and recommendations on financial matters for the parish priest and advisory committee.
  • Monitors special projects related to the church's accounting practices, investments, or finances.
  • Educates parishioners to the general financial state of the parish.

Group Membership

  • Members are appointed by the pastor based on their qualifications.
  • Members should possess strong accounting, finance, and business experience and/or education.
  • Appointment terms are for three years. Members may be appointed at the discretion of the pastor.
  • The finance committee shall consist of 5 to 7 members.
  • Committee members may be expected to represent the finance committee at advisory committee meetings, or as requested by the pastor.
  • Committee members are expected to spend six to eight hours per month on finance related activities.
  • If you are interested in joining the Finance Committee, please call the Church Office to set up an interview with Father Vidal.


Monthly meetings are held in the parish center on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. If anyone would like to attend a meeting, please contact Lori (801-309-9757) to get on the agenda.


Council Members

Cecilia Costesso, Brent Littlefield, Pat Martinez, Lori Patino (801-309-9757)