July 28, 2019

Dear SMT Family,

At the end of every fiscal year, it is necessary and important that I communicate to you how we are doing financially. The good news is, as you can see, we ended this year in the black, with a small surplus.

Budget

Compared to one year ago there are some positives. Offertory and Bingo were slightly up as well as Organizations income. However, there are negatives. This year's surplus is $25K less than last year's.

The major contributors to this loss that can be addressed are: 

  1. Rental Income (we have two hopeful leads that would eliminate the deficit).
  2. Grant revenue (see below)
  3. Personnel Costs (increased due to organists adn annual 2% raise; I am not certain what to do at this point.)

So this coming year could prove a challenge, with plans to paint the church interior and to complete the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. I am going to apply for a grant with the Knights of Columbus for the latter--that would help. Also there is no harm done in praying to win the lottery.

Father Waldman Signature

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