Today’s parish is not only a spiritual sanctuary and respite for the soul, but it is also a large and complex business entity with a large and detailed budget, many staff members and programs to manage, a large facility to maintain, tax filings to be made, fiduciary responsibilities to donors, and many other needs and requirement. Today’s pastors are not only expected to be conscientious caretakers of the spiritual lives of their parishioners, they also need to have the administrative skills to run an efficient parish.

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