Finance Council

 Archdiocese of Milwaukee Parish Finance Council Norms

“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 (i.e., the pastor represents the parish in all juridic affairs).” Code of Canon Law, c. 537. This consultative body is called a Parish Finance Council.

The St. Gabriel Parish Finance Council is the consultative body in all parish financial matters. The Finance Council shall have 5 members: 2 representatives selected from the at-large membership of the Parish Pastoral Council by the membership of the Pastoral Council; 2 members of the parish appointed by the pastor; 1 trustee appointed by the pastor. The Finance Council meets a minimum of 6 meetings per year and requires the following committees to assist with specific responsibilities:

Budget Committee: facilitates and approves the parish budget as well as reviews the periodic financial statements for budget performance.

Buildings & Grounds Committee: oversees the proper working and major maintenance of parish buildings and grounds.

Cemetery Committee: oversees the proper recording and maintenance of parish cemetery grounds and establishes cemetery plot pricing, plot policies, and restrictions.

Personnel Committee: acts as a hiring committee for parish director positions; sets policies in the employee handbook; advises on employee benefits and salaries and acts as an advisory committee to the pastor and director of administration on non-confidential personnel matters.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the business of the Parish Finance Council, please feel free to contact Fr. Tim or Laura Rogacki, Finance Manager

Committee Members include the following parishioners and staff:

  • John Borgen - Chairperson
  • George Wiciak - Parish Trustee Treasurer
  • Bill Humpal - Parish Trustee Secretary 
  • Rob MacDonald - Pastoral Council Liaison
  • Kevin Brehm
  • Fr. Tim Bickel - Pastor
  • Mike Reichert - Director of Administrative Services
  • Laura Rogacki - Finance Manager

2024 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

January 31, 2024

2023 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

November 29. 2023

2022 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

January 25, 2022

2021 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

November 30, 2021

August 31, 2021

April 6, 2021

February 23, 2021

January 26, 2021


2020 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

June 14, 2020

April 28, 2020

April 14, 2020

February 2020

January 2020


2019 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

May 28, 2019

June 26, 2019

July 30, 2019

August 30, 2019

September 24, 2019


2018 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

November 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

February 6, 2018

May 29, 2018


2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

January 2017

March 2017

May 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

November 7, 2017

November 28, 2017


2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

January 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

September 2016

November 2016

St. Gabriel Parish 2016 Annual Report


2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

December 2015