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Since its inception in 1997, the Catholic Business Network of Prince George’s County (CBN-PG) seeks to help create a dynamic presence in the business community. CBN-PG is proud to support and help sustain the good works of our Catholic elementary schools, high schools and religious education programs through the County.

In addition to monthly networking breakfast meetings, annual fundraising events including the annual Awards Celebration & Gala and our popular CBN-PG Crab Feast and other networking opportunities and events, the Catholic community in Prince George’s County has indeed been made richer by the support, stewardship, service and generosity of the Catholic Business Network.

Board of Directors

  • Ann O'Hare
  • Father James Day
  • John Kincaid, Jr.
  • John McGuirk
  • Kathleen Brown
  • Renee Green

Such a beautiful morning for our January networking breakfast.

networking grant The Forestville Pregnancy Aid Center was the recipient of our January $1500 grant!

The Guest Speaker for January was Stacey RoigSecretary of the Commission at MD Workers’ Compensation Commission in Baltimore. She is an accomplished and versatile management professional and leader with more than 20 years experience in a broad spectrum of key management, administration and compliance positions in both the corporate and non-profit arenas.

Attendees Included:

Brie Hall of Holy Redeemer
Celia Wendel of Kolbe’s Copies
Cynthia Morgan of F500 Advisory
Fr. James Day of DeMatha Catholic
Gwen Uyenco of Forestville Pregnancy Center
Jim Palmer of Loyola
Joe Hines of Online Payroll
John Kincaid of Stoy Malone
John McGuirk of John J. McGuirk & Associates, Inc.
Kat Brown of TB Digitals
Lauren Kirwan, RM Thornton
Melissa Antonio Huar of Bishop McNamara
Renee Green of Money Concepts for Life
Sister Mary Bader of St Ann’s
Stacy Roig of MD Workers Comp
Stefanie Solari of Washington Wise
Tamara Campbell of St Mary the Assumption
Zach Hooker of St Josephs Regional School
Cinawaye Elivert of St Mary the Assumption & State Farm

Holy Redeemer School in College Park is looking for a part time bookkeeper. If you are interested or know of someone who might be please read more below.

  1. Title:​​​Bookkeeper
    Reports to:​​Pastor
    Grade/Job Code:​Exempt

    Position Summary
    The bookkeeper reports directly to the Pastor and is responsible for performing general accounting and human resource functions for the parish, including the school. The accounting function includes bookkeeping (general ledger, accounts payables, accounts receivable, payroll, budget reporting, and financial statement and report preparation. The human resource function includes supporting the hiring and on-boarding of new employees, benefits administration, employee data, termination processing, and reporting. The bookkeeper/human resource representative will do administrative office work as needed.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Works with a high level of initiative and independence in support required by the parish/school.
    • Ability to work productively and maintain harmonious working relationships within the office.
    • Attends Archdiocesan parish financial operations and human resource programs.
    • Communicates with pastor, principal, parochial vicars, deacons, directors, office personnel, parishioners, Archdiocesan personnel, and others outside of the Church with a cheerful and respectful attitude.
    Human Resource Functions
    • Responsible for supporting parish/school employees and assuring adherence to local, state and Federal law and compliance with Archdiocesan Employee Policies.
    • Supports the parish/school recruiting for new employees, screening candidates, hiring candidates, and new hire paperwork.
    • Supports the on-boarding of new hires including orientation to benefits, review of Employee Policies, and understand how to use CHRIS to maintain employee information and request time-off.
    • Responsible for ensuring that employees meet benefit enrollment deadlines for both new employees during on-boarding and current employees during annual enrollment.
    • Disseminates benefit information to all parish and school employees that is received from the Archdiocesan Human Resources Office and answers questions regarding benefits. Maintains and keeps current employee personnel files in a secure location.
    • Location contact to coordinate Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Family Medical Leave. Supports process of employees leaving the employment including reviewing benefit continuation program.
    Accounting and Payroll Functions
    • Responsible for ensuring parish/school funds are available for the purpose of meeting payroll and payroll tax deadlines to avoid financial penalties.
    • Coordinates payroll biweekly ensuring it is submitted by Wednesday at 12:00 noon.
    • Reviews all W-2 information and payroll taxes and reviews the year-end process from the payroll network. Maintains and reconciles the parish/school operating accounts.
    • Reconciles all parish satellite accounts monthly.
    • Prepares bank deposits and records receipts.
    • Processes all incoming invoices for parish and school and is responsible for paying in a timely manner without incurring a penalty.
    • Processes check requests from the rectory and school in a timely manner.
    • Prepares checks to be signed by the pastor or the parochial vicar in the pastor’s absence.
    • Produces and completes monthly reports by the 15th of the following month.
    • Submits monthly statements of incoming expenses and balance sheet to the pastor and principal.
    • Prepares and submits the annual parish financial report to the Archdiocesan Finance Office.
    • Provides weekly parish income report to the pastor.
    • Prepares the annual parish budget for the pastor in a timely fashion.
    • Prepares weekly collection to be delivered to the bank and deposited within 24 hours.
    • Prepares offertory and educational Archdiocesan assessment every month to be submitted to the Archdiocesan Finance Office.
    • Prepares and sends monthly Stewardship Report to the Archdiocese Finance Office.
    • Attends Parish Finance Council Meetings.
    • Maintains and keeps current all financial files, payables, deposits and taxes.

    Qualifications
    Required Education and Experience
    Bachelors degree in accounting preferred. Three to five (3-5) years experience in bookkeeping or accounting required. One to two (1-2) years of experience in human resources preferred. Knowledge of and skill in using personal computers. Microsoft GP and UltiPro knowledge a plus. Must be a practicing Catholic with knowledge of the Church.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Comprehensive bookkeeping skills to adequately serve parish/school financial operations. Knowledge of CMS for Windows, UltiPro and Great Plains software strongly preferred. Skilled in MS Office and in particular MS Excel. Sound organizational and organizational skills. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to perform outlined tasks. Knowledge of church procedures preferred. General knowledge of local, state, and federal employment law preferred. Must be able to select, apply, adapt, and modify procedures to meet daily operating situations. Must use good judgment in accomplishing assignments, setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and complying with guidelines of the established work schedule and lunch break.

    Work Environment
    This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a part time position of 3 full days per week. Evening and weekend work may be required in rare situation as job duties demand.

    Contact
    Please send your resume to frmark@holy-redeemer.org.

CBN-PG had another great networking breakfast! After a long summer break it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and some new ones. Special thanks to Father Rob of the UofMD Catholic Student Center for leading us in a prayer service. Bishop McNamara was the proud recipient of our September Grant.

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Highlights

  • We got to hear about the awesome SHARE program. They have monthly value packages that cost just $21 and include $40-$50 worth of basic and healthy groceries. Anyone and everyone may buy as many SHARE packages as they’d like by registering through a location convenient to their office or home neighborhood.
  • PGCR (Prince George’s Community Resources) at Holy Family – A new ministry to serve those who are differently abled, in Prince George’s County. A collaborative ministry funded by Catholic Charities that seeks to work with local faith communities, service providers and agencies to connect individuals with current services in Prince George’s County. To reach the Director, Stacy Brogsdale call 301-442-3708 or email HERE.

The Catholic Business Network of Prince George’s County (CBN-PG) proudly announces its selection of the 2016 Hometown Hero, Henry P. Stawinski III , Prince George’s County Police Chief. A lifelong county resident and a DeMatha High School graduate, his nomination as Hometown Hero was unanimously approved by the CBN-PG Board. Chief Stawinski certainly lives out the principles of his Catholic faith daily as he serves the County.

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When his father was a Prince George’s County police officer and Hank was a young boy, the younger Stawinski would witness his father interacting throughout the community and would marvel at what a police officer is able to learn about human nature and human behavior by performing their job. Hank followed in his father’s footsteps and became a member of the county police department. After 23 years of service, Hank Stawinski was selected as the police department’s Chief, with unanimous approval by the County Council.

Hank Stawinski is a lifelong Prince George’s County resident. He graduated from DeMatha High School in 1986 and received his biology degree from Boston College before entering the Police Academy in the early 1990s.

In the two decades of service prior to being named police chief, he rose in the ranks of the department, serving as a homicide detective, commander of a busy district in the county, becoming deputy chief over daily operations and then interim chief prior to being named Chief of Police.

In his first month as interim chief, Stawinski was faced with addressing an investigation into an elementary school volunteer arrested on child pornography charges involving more than a dozen students as well as the slaying of a 2-year-old girl and her mother, allegedly over non-payment of child support. He is well known for his data-driven methodology, especially when it comes to analyzing crime reports. Through his leadership and emphasis on current data, the police department is now managed in real-time and can respond with appropriate resources accordingly. This leads to a much more effective operation.

After being sworn in as Chief, we have seen him perform in a stellar manner during the aftermath of the recent slaying of one of their fellow officers. He has performed his duties in stellar fashion and with the utmost care and concern for those most directly affected including the family of the slain officer and for the fellow officers that served with him.

One of the key strengths Chief Stawinski brings to the police department and to the office of chief is the strengthening of relationships not only within the department but especially throughout the entire community of Prince George’s County.

The Catholic Business Network is delighted to recognize and honor Chief Stawinski as the 2016 Hometown Hero and in honoring him, we also recognize the women and men who serve as police officers to protect and defend the citizens of Prince George’s County.

Chief Stawinski will be recognized as the 2016 Hometown Hero at the 18th Annual Awards Banquet of the Catholic Business Network of Prince George’s County on Tuesday evening, May 3, 2016 at the Greenbelt Marriott. For more information and to purchase tickets visit our Awards Banquet page.

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Our speaker for March was Brian Mulholland, Chairman and President of the John S. Mulholland Family Foundation, Inc., located at 1629 K Street, NW – Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006. 
Their family foundation assists in feeling the working poor of Washington, DC through supporting the food pantries at St. Thomas More and St. Francis Xavier churches in Southeast and Holy Name Church in Northeast. For more information, click: http://www.jsmff.org

bill ryanOur guest speaker for November is Bill Ryan, the new Superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington.

Superintendent Bill Ryan previously served as the employee performance and evaluation officer in Prince George’s County Public Schools. His more than 20-year career includes extensive experience at both the school and central administration office levels. As superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington, Ryan has oversight of 68 Catholic elementary schools and 20 Catholic high schools and seven early childhood programs in Washington, D.C. and suburban and southern Maryland. These 95 Catholic schools serve approximately 27,000 students from diverse backgrounds. The Catholic schools in the archdiocese form the largest non-public school system in the area. Come hear Superintendent Ryan’s report since taking over his position in July and his vision for the future of our schools.

Our monthly breakfast meetings are the 3rd Friday of each month 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Country Club at Woodmore, located at 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville, MD 20721.

$20 for members who pre-register; $30 for non-members and non-registered members. It includes a wonderful buffet breakfast.

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