Friday, May 24, 2013

Cancel your Subscription Missal and Save your Parish Thousands

Parishes are sometimes cautious about switching from a disposable subscription missal program to a permanent one because they are confronted with an up-front price that is higher than what has been budgeted for in the current year. Additionally, pastors are sometimes concerned about saddling a parish with something for years, fearing that once the permanent resource has been purchased, it must be used for a decade or more to be worth the investment.

The truth, though, is that the Lumen Christi Missal – a complete, permanent replacement for your disposable missal program – will pay for itself in under three years!

Let's take a look at the numbers and compare:

500 Copies of the Lumen Christi Missal: $10,475 + $800 (shipping) = $11,275

500 subscriptions to the leading Subscription Missal: $3,775/year + $800/year (shipping) = 

       Year 1 - $4,575
       Year 2 - $9,150
       Year 3 - $13,725
       Year 4 - $18,300
       Year 5 - $22,875
       Year 6 - $27,450
       Year 7 - $32,025
       Year 8 - $36,600
       Year 9 - $41,175
       Year 10 - $45,750

The savings are staggering. The Lumen Christi Missal pays for itself in less than three years.

If a parish keeps the LCM in their pews for 2.5 years, it will have broken completely even. If, for whatever reason, the parish had a desire to move back to a subscription missal after this time, they could do so without having lost a cent.

However, when a parish keeps the LCM in their pews for 10 years (or longer!), they will save upwards of $34,000, if not more!

In a time of constant economic insecurity, the Lumen Christi Missal is a way be a good steward of your parish's limited resources.

Our own Jeffrey Tucker reviewed the LCM here. You can place an order here.

Or if you'd like to contact us directly about bringing the Lumen Christi Missal to your parish, you can reach us by email at, or by phone at 602-910-4180.