Can. 532 In all juridical matters, the parish priest acts in the person of the parish, in accordance with the law.
Can. 537 In each parish there is to be a finance committee to help the parish priest in the administration of the goods of the parish, without prejudice to can. 532. It is ruled by the universal law and by the norms laid down by the diocesan Bishop, and it is comprised of members of the faithful selected according to these norms.
From the Code of Canon Law
The Church Universal, through its governing directives known as "canon law" mandates that good persons be chosen from each community to serve as assistants to the pastor in the administration of temporal goods. This body is known as the Finance Council, or Finance Board. The majority of members of Holy Spirit's Finance Board have been serving in that capacity since before 1998 and bring a wide variety of experiences and skills to their job of discernment. What do they discern? They discern how to meet the pastoral priorities set by the pastor, staff, and advisors in the best manner, and how to help shape and direct those priorities according to the particular resources of the community.
The council assists the Pastor and the Business Administrator in carrying out the material administration of the parish. The Finance Council is concerned with parish resources, the budget, church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the physical plant. The current members of the Finance Council are: