NEW An extract from the new Newsletter Ite Missa Est authored by Fr. Robert Brucciani (District Superior – GB and Scandinavia) for November-December 2015.
SUPPORT THE SOCIETY
In The Balance
Having reviewed the operations of the Society in the District, I think it is important that the faithful know something of our income and running costs.
In 2014 the income from collections and donations amounted to £620 per faithful, per annum.
Running costs amounted to £1120 per faithful per annum.
The difference was made up by reserves and legacies. Clearly, this mismatch of income and expenditure cannot continue for very long and requires that we implement austerity measures to increase income and reduce costs.
The best way of increasing income is to increase the number of faithful who attend our Mass Centres! Financial gain should not be our first motive, however. We need to convince others of the necessity of the Society of St. Pius X for the preservation of Catholic tradition and hence the future of the Church itself. Recent events in Rome make even clearer the need for a stable, well founded priestly society professing the integral Catholic Faith who can speak out without fear of the machinations of those who profess a new theology—a theology which puts God at the service of man. Loyalty among existing faithful and recruitment of new faithful is therefore vital for our future.
One easy way of increasing support is to encourage others to subscribe to our email announcements. Just send email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Another way of increasing income is to maximise the number of donations which take advantage of the Gift Aid Scheme. Gift Aid is a way for charities to increase the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers by claiming back the basic rate tax paid by the donor on the donation. It can increase the value of donations by a quarter at no extra cost to the donor. You can either put cash donations in the yellow envelopes available at all of the chapels, or sign a declaration of donations made over a period of time. The form can be found here:
We are actively implementing cost cuttting measures such as renegotiating or cancelling unfavourable service contracts, reducing paid staff and increasing the efficiency of the way we do things (eg. meetings/catechism by Skype instead of face-to-face). One quick way of increasing efficiency and reducing costs is to allow us to communicate by email wherever possible.