A new initiative to fund the educational efforts of the SSPX in the United States has just been launched.
Fr. Wegner's Christmas Appeal Letter for 2014 is announcing the USA District's new Sarto Education Trust.
The purpose of the fund is to assist the Society of St. Pius X's efforts to further the Catholic formation of children in its various educational institutions, of which presently there are 26 schools and a liberal arts college. Fr. Wegner reminds us in his letter that this apostolate of the SSPX is merely continuing the efforts of the Catholic Church in fulfilling Christ's instruction to His disciples to “teach all nations …to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
For nearly 2000 years the Church took this mission seriously, with stunning results. The Church Christ founded educated nobles in kingly courts and peasants in rickety shacks. Following Christ’s command, entire cultures were Christianized as the Church spread throughout the world.
The Church as educator promoted unity and stability among its members—rich or poor, intellectual or simple-minded—toward a common supernatural goal of union with God in heaven.
The schools of the Society of St. Pius X are committed to providing a genuine Catholic education to our youth. They seek to fulfill the purpose of Christian education: to make the truth of Christianity known to all men and to instill moral discipline, in order that each student may be submitted to the reign of Jesus Christ in the spiritual, moral and intellectual spheres."
The new Sarto Education Trust—endowed with Pope St. Pius X's surname—intends to raise $2 million and already a quarter of this has been raised! This interest that will be obtained from this fund will be utilized:
to provide need-based tuition assistance to families who yearn for a traditional Catholic education but cannot afford it, to upgrade science laboratories, and to offer professional development training for our dedicated clerical and lay staff."
More details can be read in Fr. Wegner's Christmas Appeal Letter, but if you are already convinced, why not make a donation right now: just select on the Special Purpose drop-down menu: Sarto Education Trust (SSPX Schools).