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.
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|
|Reinhart Food Service||8295.51|
|DJS Clean&Shiny Service||1650|
|The Home City Ice Company||1254.4|
|Forest Homes Liquor||1229.7|
|Above Par Golf Carts||1410|
|Brookfield Party Rentals||820|
|S & I Professionals||2805|
|NET PROFIT||$ 78,348.94|
|SECOND ROUND OF PAID BILLS:|
|American Rest. Equip||425|
|Net Profit||$ 64,426.22|
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 $50,000 per month. Here is a breakdown of our fixed expenses:
|Mortgage (Principal & Interest)||$||7,737|
|Credit Card Fees||$||30|
|Bread & Wine||$||150|
|Water & Sewer||$||830|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.