Finance Committee

The Archdiocesan District Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Archdiocesan District Council and a subcommittee of the National Finance Committee.  It is comprised of appointed lay members from across the Archdiocesan District. The Archdiocesan District Finance Committee works with the National Finance Committee to implement the Total Commitment Program approved by the Archdiocese Clergy-Laity Congress in 2006.  The committee meets regularly throughout the year. The committee also meets with Parish Councils to review their allocations, hear appeals, answer questions, discuss their issues and assist them.


  • Provide for financial transparency and accountability
  • Providing open transparency in Archdiocesan District financial reporting
  • Assists in preparing Archdiocesan District Budget


  • Implementation of the total Commitment Program for the Archdiocesan District
  • Set deadlines
  • Coordinate preparation and distribution of allocations
  • Hears and decides appeals
  • Assist parishes through Compliance process
  • Works with National Finance Committee

Members:  Clergy Members:

  • Protopresbyter Elias Villis, Chancellor of the Archdiocesan District
  • All Vicars are Participating Members of the Archdiocesan District Finance Committee

ExOfficio Members:

  • Mr. Larry Hotzoglou, Archdiocesan District. Vice Chair - Saint Nicholas, Flushing
  • Mr. Theodore Germanakos, Archdiocesan District. Council Treasurer - Zoodochos Peghe, Bronx

Lay Members:

  • Mr. Harry Raptakis – Chair – Cathedral of St. Paul, Hempstead
  • Mr. Nicholas Balidis – Church of Our Savior, Rye
  • Mrs. Lydia Vagelos-Callimanis – Saint Spyridon, NYC
  • Dr. Steven Gounardes –  Holy Cross, Brooklyn
  • Mr. Jordan Kokkoris – St. Demetrios, Astoria
  • Mrs. Anna Nikolados – Holy Trinity, Hicksville
  • Mr. Peter Skeadas – Church of Our Saviour, Rye

Archdiocesan District Staff:

  • Joanne Marzella – Consultant - Church of Our Saviour, Rye



March 10, 2022 7 P.M. Virtual Seminar by National Finance Committee concerning the preparation of Data Forms for 2023 Total Commitment. Information to follow.
March 14, 2022 7 P.M.  Virtual Seminar by National Finance Committee concerning the preparation of Data   Forms for 2023 Total Commitment. Information to follow.
March 14, 2022 Data Forms to be sent to Parishes with revised manual.
May 15, 2022 All Data Forms to be Submitted to Archdiocesan District for Review.
September 1, 2022 2023 Total Commitment Allocations to be sent to Parishes.
September 15, 2022 Deadline for submission of Request to Appeal 2023 Allocation.
September, 2023 TBD Date for Appeal Hearings.
December 31, 2022 Deadline for collection of 2022 Total Commitment and Pension Benefits.
January 15, 2023 Final Deadline for receipt of Total Commitment for 2022.

*All dates above are subject to change

All appeals and compliance conferences will be heard at the:

Archdiocese Headquarters
8 East 79th St., New York, NY

Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or as otherwise scheduled.

Appointments are to be coordinated with: Maria Anna Kassomenakis – (212) 774-0210.