Parish Finance Manual

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Parish_Finance_Cover3The new updated Parish Administration & Finance Manual has been published!

The promulgation date of this manual was February 15, 2008.

The updated manual is the result of an important collaboration of clergy, parish lay leadership, and Diocesan staff which reflects the best practices of our own parishes, the not-for-profit world, and guidance from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Parish Administration & Finance Manual is part of the Six Key Elements; the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing commitment to improving and enhancing financial controls at the parish and diocesan levels.

Manual chapters are available for download below. If you have difficulty accessing and or printing these chapters, please call:

Cynthia Mahony
Parish Financial Accountant
Tel: (203) 416-1621

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Parish: Membership, Structure, & Leadership
Chapter 2: Appendix
Chapter 3: Parish Finance Council
Chapter 4: Budgeting & Reporting
Chapter 4: Appendix
Chapter 5: Human Resources & Payroll
Chapter 5: Appendix
Chapter 6: Chart of Accounts
Chapter 6: Appendix
Chapter 7: Cash Receipts
Chapter 7: Appendix
Chapter 8: Fundraising
Chapter 8: Raffle Appendix
Chapter 8: Bingo Appendix
Chapter 8: Bazaar Appendix
Chapter 8: Sealed Tickets Appendix
Chapter 9: Parish Investment Policy
Chapter 10: Cash Disbursements
Chapter 10: Appendix
Chapter 11: Record Retention
Chapter 12: Parish Development
Chapter 12: Appendix

Copyright notice: © 2008 The Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation.
All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the written permission of The Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation. Permission is hereby granted to clergy and finance and accounting personnel associated with a Parish of the Diocese of Bridgeport, and all members of the Parish Finance Council, to use the forms and supporting documents contained herein in connection with the accounting and financial matters of such Parish.