We, the Parish Finance Council are pleased to share with you, our valued parishioners, the financial
results of Fiscal Year 2015/2016. On the reverse side of this document is an Operating Summary for FY2016, which includes the approved budget for FY2017.
The sharing of this information validates our commitment to transparency. The Diocese has full access to our financial records and in the spring of 2016 an on‐site audit of FY2015 was completed by an independent accounting firm. Also, as is required, we completed our Annual Self Review for FY2016.
Please note the following financial and/or operational highlights of FY2016:
As we move forward into FY2017 there are certain challenges that we will face as a community that are a result of the Diocesan decision to close the Academy at the end of FY2016. Though the Academy building is not occupied there are operational expenses that must be paid. Some of these expenses were previously paid solely by the Academy while others were shared by SLA, SLEMS and the Parish. Those expenses that were previously paid solely by the Academy will be paid by the Parish while the shared expenses will continue to be shared by SLEMS and the Parish resulting in increased expenses for both sites.
We encourage those of you who are new to our Parish to participate fully in our community. We provide
opportunities throughout the year to sign up for liturgical ministries and to become involved in other
volunteer services. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.
We would like to thank you for all of the support you have bestowed upon St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish through your many meaningful gifts. Our Parishioners continue to give generously in support of the Annual Diocesan Appeal and to the many 2nd collection efforts in support of works of charity and justice both locally and globally.
Should any of you have any unanswered questions after reviewing this report, please contact one of the
members of the Parish Finance Council. They will be more than happy to answer your questions. Additionally, you may also contact Carla Gerrard by e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fr. Ernesto Orci (Pastor) Monica Argenti, Phil Dolan, Bridgit McGarry (Schools)
Carla Gerrard (Site Accountant) Mark Tarcha (Parish Finance Council Chairperson)
Mike Armstrong, Michael Kalt, Pedro Rincon (Current Finance Council Members)
Dennis Azevedo, Marlene O’Donnell (Retired Finance Council Members)