We are sorry to say that this is the last month that the Kalendar and Notes will be sent by post. There was scarcely any response to our appeal last time for donations of stamps. The Chapter has thus decided, sadly, that the traditional method of communication is no longer economically viable. The cost of postage is horrendous, beyond belief, as you all know! The monthly Kalendar will be available, in future, on our Website only, and most of you will have access to it that way.
The majority of our Missions are now producing their own monthly/fortnightly bulletins, so, in any event, the centralised system was becoming irrelevant. Far more happens in each Mission than what we have been able to report – and that, in itself, is excellent. The Traditional Kalendar of the ArchConfraternity is, as you all know, obligatory, and that will still be published and distributed on a monthly basis to priests and to the Guardians of Missions. The Chapter of Advice does understand the need for Missions to build up their own funds - but individuals who are not attached to a Mission, yet keep informing us how much they value the monthly Notes, could have been more generous! And they, regrettably, have not been!...........
The Chapter also decided unanimously that we will request an annual Quota from each Mission or Parish, and that amount will be decided amongst the Clergy and Guardians. Our people, in the places where we do have strong support, have been utterly generous in all ways. Arrangements will be made with them about future central finance.