My dear people of God,
We at Immaculate Conception Church pray to God that you are well and safe from this Corona Virus Pandemic. We understand how difficult it is for all of us.
As your shepherds, we have decided to suspend our regular daily and Sunday Masses to protect all of us from being exposed and worse, being infected by the virus. Thank you for your kind understanding. However, please know that we are here to minister to whatever spiritual needs you may have during this time of difficulties.
The suspension of Masses put our church into a serious financial challenge. Regular Sacrificial Giving, which is the main source of our income, is not coming in. We have the bills to pay, facilities to maintain and staff to be paid. We also extend help to people in need through our social service ministry like sending lunches to Harrison House and food supplies to Center For Food Action.
I know that everyone is affected financially at this time. We are in this together as a church community. Immaculate Conception Church needs you to continue our ministry.
I am, therefore, appealing for your heartfelt generosity for financial support. Whatever amount you can give will be greatly appreciated. Your donation will go a long way than you can ever imagine.
God is never outdone in generosity. As He promised that you will be blessed a hundredfold.
Thank you very much.
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.