This message was delivered at all masses on October 22-23, 2011 as part of our annual Stewardship campaign.
I am Chuck Sgro, currently serving you as Chairman of the PPC. I need to talk to you about a situation that will have an effect on all of us, long term.
The Community of Epiphany is facing a $69,377.00 shortfall in our current fiscal year budget and we need your help. This past May, after weeks of evaluation and preparation, the Parish Council passed a deficit budget. This means we are expecting our expenses to operate from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 to be higher than our anticipated income.
Passing a deficit budget is unusual, and in fact has only happened one other time in our 40 year history. After many meetings, deliberations and discernment, it was the consensus of all of your Leadership, including Staff, Members of the Finance and Administration Committee and the PPC Members that we should pass the budget with its shortfall and then address this with the Community of Epiphany and ask you to take the appropriate corrective action.