• Welcome to St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church!

    Welcome to St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church!

    For more than 100 years, St. Sava's has been the spiritual home to Milwaukee's Serbian Orthodox community. Thank you for joining us!

  • Church History

    Church History

    Learn more about the history of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral.

  • Events

    Events

    Stay up to date with all of the events happening here at St. Sava! Our calendar is constantly updated.

  • Organizations

    Organizations

    Learn more about the variety of organizations and opportunities to get involved here at St. Sava's.

Welcome to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

Founded in 1912, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral is the spiritual home to a large congregation in the Milwaukee area and dedicated to the patron saint of the Serbian people, Saint Sava.

Our parochial school, St. Sava Orthodox School, was established in 1996 and provides children with an Orthodox Christian-based education for students ages preschool through eighth grade. To learn more, we invite you to visit our school’s website.

Our Mission

The mission of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral is to preserve, practice and proclaim the Holy Orthodox Faith with adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ our Lord, the Apostles and the Holy Scripture; to serve our parishioners and our community; to grow our parish and welcome all who seek to partake in the spiritual and cultural offerings of the Orthodox faith. We will manage our parish in a manner that will ensure its financial strength and stability for all future generations.

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the Church of God, which he bought with his own blood. – Acts 20:28

REPORT FROM YOUR ST. SAVA CATHEDRAL BOARD 

Serbian Days Financials


Please see the spreadsheet below for the Serbian Days 2016 Financials, which are now complete. Congratulations to all parishioners on a successful Serbian Days!

    SERBIAN DAYS 2016    
DEPOSITS: $132,217
PAID BILLS:
Forsees Products3550.74
Reinhart Food Service8295.51
DJS Clean&Shiny Service1650
Pappas Bakery184.08
The Home City Ice Company1254.4
Discount Liquor801.4
DSS Deli576.65
Franklin Meats450
John Malchine2430
Schulte Poultry1011.8
Charnecke Tents7600
Usingers730.78
Forest Homes Liquor1229.7
Lalusic400
Raffle Winners4000
Above Par Golf Carts1410
Brookfield Party Rentals820
Port-A-John1680
Viking Communications288
S & I Professionals2805
Todd Radmanovic2000
Bands10700
TOTAL$ 53,868.06
NET PROFIT$ 78,348.94
SECOND ROUND OF PAID BILLS:
Journal828
Beechwood10325.62
Pepsi620.64
American Rest. Equip425
Gordon48.46
Batzner650
Add'l Bills1025
$ 13,922.72
Net Profit$ 64,426.22

Financial Update

After a six-month of study of the income and expenses of our St. Sava parish and campus, we have determined that the cost of operating the church is approximately $50,000 per month. Here is a breakdown of our fixed expenses:

Administrative Expenses
Payroll (Wage/Pension/Insurance/Fees)$16,491
Allowances$2,196
Insurance$3,201
Mortgage (Principal & Interest)$7,737
Radio Hour$650
Credit Card Fees$30
$30,305
Church Expenses
Diocese $2,645
Candles $1,600
Bread & Wine$150
$4,395
Rental Property
Pest Control$89
Taxes$3,090
Water & Sewer $830
$4,009
Operations
Trash Removal$438
Maintenance Supplies$600
Utilities (Elec/Gas/Water)$6,780
Telephone$1,780
Internet $370
Postage $400
Copy/Printing$100
Alarm $110
Copier Contract$524
$11,192
Total$49,901

Given this financial scenario, for the first six months ending May 31, the church experienced an operating deficit of ($36,595). Watch for a letter arriving at your home soon that explains our plan for increasing revenues and improving this financial problem.

Monthly Pledge Update

Knowing our fixed monthly expenses has allowed us to look at ways to make sure we can meet those costs.  Our campaign to ask parishioners to make a monthly donation to our Cathedral is getting off to a gratifying start. As of today, December 3, 2016, we have over 80 responses with a total amount of $5800 monthly.

If you have not yet, won’t you consider becoming an Angel to St. Sava Cathedral?  Here are the ranks of angels to choose from:

$1000 (Seraphim)     $500 (Cherubim)     $250 (Throne)     $200 (Dominion)

$150 (Virtue)     $100 (Power)     $75 (Principality)     $50 (Archangel)     $25 (Angel)

It cannot be stated enough that every contribution has value.  Should you choose less than $25 on a monthly basis, you will still be contributing to the operating expenses of our beloved cathedral.

Status Of Church Water Leaks & Roof Repairs

Since we first reported on these major structural repair needs, several organizations and individuals have stepped up to help. Most recently, the Kolo Srpskih Sestara, in an extreme act of generosity donated $18,000 towards the $25,000 needed for these repairs. Thank you Sisters! The commitment of the Sisters to the short-term and long-term care and preservation of our beautiful cathedral is a true example for others to follow, as many have in fact been doing. We are blessed to have such thoughtful and giving people in our community.

Would You Like Information Via Email?

Over the next few months the board will begin to use email more often to get news to our parishioners. If you’d like to receive information this way please give us your email address so you may be included. Provide it by email to Boris Veleusic, Membership Secretary, at borisveleusic@yahoo.com or on paper to any board member. Thank you!

Prince and Princess Visit

For pictures from the Prince and Princess visit, please follow the link below.