Dear Parishoners of the Church of Saint Mary,
During difficult times like these, Jesus Christ and His Church have always been our hope amidst the storms of this present life. As this situation changes day to day, the one thing we can hold fast to is our faith. While we may not be able to gather together as a faith community in our church, we can still support the Church's mission with daily prayer and generous giving.
As a thank you for supporting our wonderful parish, and to help us grow in faith while we are apart, we have purchased a subscription to FORMED, an online Catholic video streaming service. You will be able to access hundreds of Catholic videos to watch with your family at any time, 24/7. To sign up, visit www.formed.org. Select "I Belong to a Parish or Organization" and search "Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford, NJ" to find our account. I hope you will find this streaming service a blessing for yourself and your family.
May our prayers to Mary, our parish's patroness, be heard as we move forward in the upcoming days. Be assured of my daily prayers for all of you and please continually pray for our world.
Very Reverend Michael J. Kreder, V.F., KCHS, Pastor
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.