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District Superior's
Letter to Friends & Benefactors

December 2011

Dear Friends and Benefactors,

As the year 2011 comes to an end, I would like to thank you for your generous support of the apostolate of the Society of St. Pius X in the United States of America.

This past year, the United States District has initiated many projects to improve the work of the Society and help the priests in their apostolate. The education department has worked on school curriculum, teachers’ seminars, the publication of grammar books, and a coming translation of the 1912 Catechism of St. Pius X, among others. We can already see some fruits of these tremendous efforts; for example, there is a renewed program for Language Arts being implemented in our schools.

An extension of the District Office is also being built. This project was started over a year ago and is not yet complete. We hope and trust that it will be operational in January. The objective of such an extension is mostly to allow more meetings at the Regina Coeli House. With the number of priories increasing, it is important for the District Superior to be able to receive the priests at his office. In that regard, a meeting for all the priors is scheduled in March. The priors come once a year to review their particular apostolates. This building will also help priests working at the District Office to expand their current projects. Finally, we are also planning a yearly meeting for newly-ordained priests in order to help them adapt to their new ministry.

In collaboration with the Canadian District, we are also redesigning our website as well as improving all public communication. We are hoping to have the new website running in January 2012. In the same spirit, we have prepared a new version of The Angelus, which you will also be able to see in January. We are confident that this will help to better propagate the Faith to all Catholics.

The administration of the District has also been improved, especially the financial side, which includes a new accounting system. This is so the priests in their apostolate can foresee their needs and plan for the future. It is for me an occasion to express my gratitude to all those who dedicate their time helping us with these administrative functions. I am thinking especially of the coordinators of every mission chapel, the treasurers, and all volunteers, even those with the most discreet tasks…

With so many projects going on, allow me to take the liberty of making a Christmas appeal. All of these developments are expensive and the bills are not necessarily easy to pay. Would you consider making a donation, even small, to support the Society? I am aware that you are already supporting many projects in your schools and parishes, and I am very grateful for all the support you give to the Society. I dare to appeal, however, to your proven generosity, without which we would not be able to improve our apostolate.

As we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Incarnate Word, divine gift from God, may your donation be a way to express to God your gratitude for the many graces received for the salvation of your soul. May it also become one more reason to receive from the One who cannot be outdone in generosity.

I assure you that I remember all of you, with a special thought for our benefactors, at the altar and in our daily Rosary. I give you my priestly blessing, in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Fr. Arnaud Rostand

 

 
 

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