The diocesan Budget Committee is in the process of gathering data on anticipated income and expenditures in preparation for creating the 2020 diocesan budget, and invites anyone with questions, concerns or suggestions about the diocesan budget process, or about the budget itself, to join for one of four April conversation sessions with the committee. Questions about the annual budget, assessments and Diocesan Mission Initiatives (formerly known as Strategic Ministries) will be particularly welcome. These sessions will replace the spring budget hearings held in prior years.
"We intend that these conversations will be beneficial to all who attend--those who represent their parishes’ concerns and aspirations, those responsible for making the budget process more transparent and the budget itself more easily understood, and all of us who are committed to living into the diocesan mission strategy via the choices we make with our resources," Budget Committee chairperson Virginia Rogers said in announcing the schedule of conversation sessions.
The four budget conversation sessions will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on:
• Wednesday, April 3 at Trinity Church (81 Elm Street) in Concord
(click here to participate via Zoom webinar on April 3)
• Thursday, April 4 at the Church of the Good Shepherd (74 High Street) in Wareham
(click here to participate via Zoom webinar on April 4)
• Tuesday, April 9 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston
(click here to participate via Zoom webinar on April 9)
• Wednesday, April 10 at Trinity Church (124 River Road) in Topsfield
(click here to participate via Zoom webinar on April 10)
For reference, the 2019 budget is available here.
Questions may be directed to Budget Committee chairperson Virginia Rogers at 978-468-6679 (phone), 978-289-0012 (text) or email@example.com.