Financial Management Training Initiative

The purpose of this initiative is to help pastors in your diocese confidently and competently act as chief stewards of parish resources.

Catholic Extension is offering a two–day workshop for pastors and those preparing to become pastors. This agreement covers 100 percent of the cost of the workshop. Catholic Extension also will provide 50 percent of the cost of lodging (up to $2,000) for priests who require overnight accommodations to attend the workshop. 

The topics of the two day workshop will include: A Senior Pastor’s Perspective: $Administration and Priestly Ministry; Introduction to Bookkeeping 101; Reading Financial Statements 101; a Senior Pastors Panel; Budget Supervision 101; Checks & Balances Supervision 101; and Clergy Taxes & Savings 101.

Experts from the DFMC (Diocesan Fiscal Managers Conference) network who are very knowledgeable about the nuances of Church finances and sensitive to the unique perspectives of priests will travel to your diocese to offer this workshop at a mutually agreed location and time.

Duration: 2 days
Value to Participating Diocese: $17,000 (per workshop)

Documents

Overview of Financial Management Training for Priests Initiative

To Apply

  1. Read and review the Program Guidelines, linked above
  2. Complete the online application form, due by Thursday, June 25, 2015

For More Information

Contact Terry Witherell, Senior Director of Mission, at 508.668.1786 or twitherell@catholicextension.org.