Finance Council

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The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body which advises the Pastor on financial matters

Mandatory Activities/Responsibilities

  • Assist the Pastor in the preparation and presentation of the Parish annual budget in consultation with other parish groups
  • Review the semi-annual financial reports which are made to the Chancery
  • Assist the Pastor in the integration of the budget mechanism with goal setting processes to ensure that financial resources and parish goals are compatible
  • Study parish revenue and make recommendations to the Pastor for maintaining or increasing revenues
  • Assist Pastor in providing financial reports to parishioners
  • Advise the Pastor in the development of salary administration program for parish employees
  • Review contracts with outside parties and approve where appropriate
  • Review and approve security procedures for the handling of money
  • Recommend to the Pastor financial policies for the parish, in light of current policies issued by the diocesan finance and legal offices
  • Provide consultation on the financial feasibility and projected resources to support planning projects of the parish
  • Members must be available for all scheduled meetings

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Fully initiated Catholic of good standing in the parish community
  • Active member of the parish
  • Volunteer has sufficient experience and skills to contribute
  • Skilled in working on a team
  • A financial background would be very useful

Personal Traits and Qualities

  • Needs to be flexible and have good relational skills
  • Tolerance and patience is an asset
  • A good sense of humour and a spirit of generosity

Orientation and Training

  • Standard parish orientation program
  • Most experience is gained in the committee
  • Guidance for committees comes from the Chancery

Participant Group

  • The Finance Council, pastor and other parish leaders

Support, Supervision and Evaluation

  • The Pastor evaluates and supervises
  • Support is provided by committee members
  • Evaluation will take place at the end of each committee members term

Length of Ministry Appointment

  • Three years

Benefits and Working Conditions

  • Satisfaction of working on team
  • Job has a direct impact on the financial management of the parish
  • Members must work 4-5 hours per month max
  • Will develop group and team working skills

Screening Measures

  • This is a low risk position
  • Completion of an Information Form is required
  • Completion of the Ministry Covenant Form


Parish Office at (416) 489-1540, Ext 221 or Click Here.

Latest Parish News

  • December Mom's Group - Gifts for the Homeless
  • Canned Food Drive - Nov. 17 & Nov. 24, 2018
  • Parish Lift in Operation!
  • OLPH Youth Ministry for Grades 5-8 and OLPH Youth Band
  • Catholic Mom's Group
  • Many pictures posted in (Picture) Gallery

December Mom's Group - Gifts for the Homeless

Thank you - from the Mother's Group

On December 6, our moms gift-wrapped 75 mitts and hats for those in need. Thanks to our generous parishioners for donating toward the purchase of materials. These will be delivered by our moms with their families to those in need over the Christmas season.

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Thank you - 2018 Ecumenical Christmas Food Drive

A sincere thank you to all those who contributed to the 2018 Ecumenical Food Drive and the many hard working volunteers who made this wonderful community endeavor happen once again.

We collected close to 15,000 items which is higher than last year. This is a remarkable result given that it takes place on one day and also recognizing that there are now more similar events within the GTA.

Also, $3800 was contributed to allow for further bulk purchases
by the food banks to meet their needs.

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The New Parish Lift
I am pleased to inform you that the new lift is now fully approved and operational. All the parish staff have keys to the lift and can assist you if you need to use the lift. The parish ushers, along with other parishioners, will be trained on its use so that there should always be a sufficient number of people who can assist anyone needing to use it.

- Msgr. Jim Hannah

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Edge – Youth Ministry!

Edge is a program for children in grades 5-8, held on the last Thursday of every month. Registration is ongoing and forms can be found at the back of the church; please complete and return to Scott Samuel or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Youth Ministry is pleased to announce the formation of a youth band. We are currently looking for singers, guitarists, drummers, bass players, string players, horn players and musicians of all kinds. This band will be a community where OLPH youth will be free to casually jam, learn popular songs and put on music showcase nights here at the parish.  Interested youth musicians of all ages are encouraged to contact Scott Samuel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. 

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 Moms of all ages are invited to attend our Mother’s Group meetings which are held once a month on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Come to be refreshed and inspired with other moms over coffee, tea, and goodies.

For more information, please contact Jenny McGrath or Alison Endrizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or visit

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Many 2017 and 2018 pictures have been posted in the "Picture Gallery" under the "Gallery" Top Nav menu.

These include pictures in the following areas:

  • Mother's Group
  • Parish BBQ
  • Renovations in the church
  • Holy Week services
  • Confirmation and First Communion
  • OLPH School students & families

If you find any captions to be incorrect or need improvement, please contact Alison Endrizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Beyond the Parish News

  • Events Around the Archdiocese

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Click on the link below for a full list of ongoing activities and events beyond OLPH parish and around the Archdiocese of Toronto!

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Saint Quotation for Pentecost

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him, the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.

Saint Augustine of Hippo