During the past year, an accounting firm selected by the diocese, conducted a routine audit of St. Peter’s Church and School operations. This audit is usually conducted every five to seven years in every parish of the diocese.
This past week, the parish financial council, along with the trustees and auditors received the results of this audit from the accountants who conducted the audit.
In general, the parish and school received a satisfactory report of all its financial operations, and were found to be in compliance with all diocesan regulations.
The report while generally positive, did recommend some adjustments and procedural changes that will simplify and tighten up our entire operation. I have accepted their recommendations, and plan to move forward, with the help of the finance council, auditors, and parish staff to make these changes.
I want to thank all those who generously support our parish school on a weekly basis, and encourage those who could do more, to prayerfully consider increasing their level of stewardship giving.
Your generosity, as well as the timely payment of tuition, will make it possible for us to continue providing Catholic Education for the people our tri-parish school.
I want to conclude by thanking our parish office manager, Charlene Schrieber, Al Papino, parish bookkeeper, Marianne Beirne, accountants payable secretary, Connie Anderson, parish secretary, Joan Sickinger, school principal, and Barbara Rossi, and Karen Hardy, school secretaries, for their tireless dedication to our parish and school. I also thank them for workingdiligently with the audit process during this past year.
I also express my thanks to our parish trustees, Flo Hainey, Jack Madden, our parish auditors, Ben Algeo and Bryan Cote, along with the other members of the finance council, Carmela Brazeau, Judy Mc Cormick, and Steve Isherwood, for their support and dedicated service to me and to the parish and school community.
May God continue the good work that he has begun in us. Be assured of a remembrance in all my prayers.
Rev. Roger C. Gagne