The diocese's Finance Department is looking for volunteers with experience in internal controls, auditing or accounting to help provide assistance to parishes in implementing good business practices. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asked all dioceses to provide such assistance. Two years ago, Bishop Richard Pates approved a three-year plan to employ a set of internal controls and verification at all parishes. Since then, the diocese has issued a parish resource manual, held quarterly business office forums, offered self-assessment surveys and conducted a peer review process. The next step, says diocesan Director of Finance Paul Carlson, is to introduce professional, onsite reviews at each parish and school. If you can volunteer for this effort, contact Christie Rice or Paul Carlson. The diocesan Finance Department will provide refresher training if needed.