Dear St. Charles Borromeo Parish Family,
I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief parish update regarding the parish Trustees.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, and every parish in the diocese, is incorporated as a religious corporation pursuant to the Religious Corporations Law (RCL) of the State of New York. Annette Nolan and William May, both of whom passed away last year, served as our previous Trustees and provided long and generous service to the parish. To fill these roles, we have asked Angela De Marco and Frank Pond to be Trustees and they have agreed to serve the parish in this role. Angela has been a parishioner of St. Charles since 1975; and Frank, together with his wife Maureen and their children, have been a parishioner since 1992. In their roles as Trustees, Angela will serve as liaison to the Parish Pastoral Council and Frank will serve as liaison to the Parish Finance Committee.
The Trustees, together with the Pastor, serve as the governing board of the parish and exercise their authority and responsibilities fo rthe benefit of the parish according to civil law, cannon law, and church teachings. As such, they are responsible for administering church property and revenue for the support and maintenance of the parish (e.g., verifying and approving year-end financial statements, real estate transactions, business decisions). All actions taken by the Trustees must be approvied by the Bishop. The RCL of the state of New York requires that Trustees meet at least three times per year and hte Trustees of St. Charles Borromeo meet quarterly and serve for a three-year term.
We send our heartfelt thanks to Angela and Frank for their ongoing stewardship and ministry to St. Charles Borromeo.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Ed Doran