In a matter of two weeks, daily life has drastically changed, and we are all affected by this sudden impact. In the interest of safety and protection of the faithful and the community at large, the difficult decision to suspend all public worship was made. This change in the way we worship was implemented with a heavy heart. In these trying times the first-place people often go in time of need is the local parish. Under the current conditions brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, parishes are limited in the services they can offer to the faithful. Already with great financial limitations and difficulty, the suspending of all public worship will dramatically affect our parish financially. I invited you to support outreach to those most in need as well as cover the critical needs of our own parish communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Please be assured of my continued prayers for you and ask your prayers for this your humble servant.
As our Eucharistic fast continues, we pray for its quick end.
United to you in prayer, Fr. John Carlos.
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.