Welcome! Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich Parish is located in southern Bayonne, NJ. We were created in January 2016 when Bayonne's mother parish, St. Mary Star of the Sea, was merged with Bayonne's youngest parish, St. Andrew the Apostle. We have the distinct priviledge of being named after Bayonne's holiest daughter - Miriam Teresa Demjanovich. Bl. Miriam was born and raised in Bayonne and was Beatified in 2014.
Every week, we depend on the generosity of our parishioners to support the parish facilities and apostolates. We are fortunate to have two worship sites to serve the needs of the parishioners and we have a vibrant Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen to serve our neighbors in need. However, maintaining two aging churches is a financial burden few other parishes have. We have established this page as one other alternative for you to use to help support the parish. Our weekly goal is based on our average weekly collection.
Be assured of my continued prayers for each and every one of you and may teh Good Lord bless you for your generosity.
Rev. Philip Sanders
The Archdiocese of Newark
Welcome. The Archdiocese of Newark is coordinating with the team at GoFundMe to provide one online location for the faithful to support the critical needs of their own parish (through this page) or other parish communities (through the Parishes in Need fund). The faithful may also contribute through their usual channels (e.g., envelopes, other online giving, the Annual Appeal).
Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to your parish on the parish’s GoFundMe page, or to the Parishes in Need fund, which will be used to conduct outreach to those in need and support those communities struggling to continue to pay their employees and church utility bills through this crisis. Contributions raised through the parish GoFundMe page will benefit that parish.
Cardinal Tobin has waived the usual archdiocesan assessment for contributions raised through this initiative. GoFundMe does not charge a platform fee (0%). There is a 0% platform fee and only an industry-standard payment processing fee of 1.9% + $0.30 per donation. If a charity receives a donation of $100, they will net $97.80. Donors will also have the option to tip GoFundMe Charity to support their continued business.
Thank you for your generosity to your parish and to those parish communities unable to meet their critical needs alone.