CANON 537: Each parish is required to have a Finance Council which is regulated by universal law as well as by norms issued by the diocesan bishop; in this council, the Christian faithful, selected according to the same norms, aid the pastor in the administration of parish goods with due regard for the prescription of Canon 532.

CANON 532: In all legal affairs, the pastor acts in the person of the parish in administering the goods of the parish.