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!
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.