Finance Council

Finance Committee Members

Rev. Ian Jeremiah, Pastor
John Schmeltzer, III, Parish Trustee and Council Co-Chair
Carol James, Parish Trustee
Terry Goodwin, Council Co-Chair
Frank Gilbride
Don McGuire
Michael Nedder
Susan Raymond
William Shea

December 15, 2016

Dear St. Michael the Archangel Parishioners:

As your pastor, it is my responsibility to report to you annually on the financial condition of our parish. I am choosing to do this during the Advent Season because Advent is a season of hopeful expectation as we long for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Similarly, the financial condition of our parish for the past fiscal year gives me a hopeful expectation of the future. I am personally grateful to you for your generous support of the parish and its many ministries and good works. I know that this expression of my own gratitude is also that of our entire parish family.

In the past year, we have changed. We have another year of life under our belts. Maybe it was a year full of successes, joys, and advances. Maybe it was a year full of failures and sins. Maybe it was a year of suffering and hardship. Whatever happened during the past year, it has affected us. We have more experience, more knowledge, and, we hope, a little more wisdom and a deeper love for God and neighbor.

I believe that because of our life and parish experience during the past year, you and I and St. Michael’s parish are now ready to discover new facets of God’s inexhaustible treasury of greatness and new levels of meaning, wisdom, strength and joy. A famous quote says: where there is faith in the future, there is power in the present. Our parish, through the committed work of the Planning Task Force, has laid out a roadmap for our parish vitality through the priority areas of Family Life, Liturgy & Worship and Building & Facilities. Yes, when we have faith in the future of our parish, there is power in the present in our parish

It is not hard to let the spirit of true joy brighten up our lives these days, as Christmas comes closer. Jesus came to open a path from earth into heaven. The joy of the Christian is the joy of a hope guaranteed by God himself. This is true joy, the joy of hope, and Christ is its source

The manger scenes that abound this time of year vividly portray the most amazing fact in human history: God actually became a human being. He was actually born once as Mary's little baby, so that by our faith in him we could be born again as children of God. It's a good tradition, one that can help all of us live these days more profoundly and joyfully. At every Mass, as Christ renews his presence among us in the Eucharist, let us promise that as we approach the celebration of Christmas, we will let that presence bring joy to our hearts - true joy, the kind that only Christ can give.

I pray that you and your loved ones will have a safe and blessed Christmas and New Year.
Let us pray for one another.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Fr. Ian
Pastor

Download a copy of Financial Reports by clicking on the links below

Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2016

Statement of receipts & disbursements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016

Replacement and Maintenance Fund as of November 2016

Financial Statement 2015

Financial Statement Commentary June 2015

Financial Statement 2014

Financials December 2014

Financial Statement Commentary December 2014

Parish Planning Study September 2014

Financial Statement Commentary June 2014