Presentation on theme: "Parish of the Holy Trinity Hudson Budget Plan for the Fiscal Year July, 2012 – June 30, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Parish of the Holy Trinity Hudson Budget Plan for the Fiscal Year July, 2012 – June 30, 2013
INTRODUCTION Holy Trinity Parish came into existence through the merger of the Church of the Resurrection, Germantown and St. Mary’s Church, Hudson on July 1, Although Holy Trinity Parish is one unit, we still maintain separate financial records for each worship site (Resurrection and St. Mary’s). However, our financial documents submitted to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany show the combined operations from Holy Trinity Parish. As you proceed through the explanations related to our Proposed Budget (hereafter referred to as the Budget) for the Fiscal Year you will see information related to each worship site as well as their combined numbers for Holy Trinity Parish. The Budget is prepared by the staff of both worship sites and submitted to the Finance Committee for review and modifications where necessary. The Finance Committee consists of six chosen lay members from the Parish at large (three from each worship site), the President of the Parish Council, and the Pastor. If you have questions concerning any aspect of the Budget you may contact members of the Finance Committee, Deacon Charles O’Neill, Financial Manager, or Arlene Leipshuts, Bookkeeper. The last slide of this presentation lists the names, phone numbers and addresses of the people to contact.
OVERALL BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS The following points may be helpful in your understanding as to how we arrive at the budget numbers being presented: Salaries are based on increases set by the Diocese. Benefits are based on those required by law and those offered by the Diocese to employees, such as health insurance, life insurance, and pension. Those benefits required by law are items such as disability insurance, worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance. There are contracts the Parish has with outside vendors which are based on negotiated contracts. Utility costs are determined by vendors and are rather inflexible. Our utility provider for electricity and gas is National Grid.