Mission The mission of the Business Office is to coordinate the financial, accounting, and management services of the diocese and promote generous and responsible use of all human and material resources.
Purpose The primary purpose of the Business office is to record the financial activities of all entities under the control of the Central Administrative Offices of the diocese and to provide the bishop and finance council with information necessary to ensure the financial stability of the diocese. Through the annual budget process, the finance department, under the direction of the finance council, recommends program priorities in view of the resources available.
Function Under the "Secretariat for Administrative Services" branch of the diocese, the Business office assists parishes, schools, and diocesan departments in the following areas: protecting financial assets, assisting with financial questions, providing financial reporting and forms used in daily operations, and complying with diocesan civil laws, regulations, and policies. In summary, we are here as stewards trying to make sure the diocesan resources are being effectively used to reflect the mission Christ has given to us.
Every year, a summary of diocesan audited financials are mailed to every household in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend through Today’s Catholic