Welcome to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Team. As we strive to continue our mission in this difficult environment while many of our activities have been suspended, we are discovering new ways in which we can bring the love and light of Christ to our community. There are several obstacles we face, but none that cannot be overcome. Modern technology has enabled us to virtually celebrate the Eucharist with you during a time when we cannot be together in the physical church. You may join us for mass through Facebook at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (@ihmnj) at 10:00 am on Sunday and 8:30 am on weekdays.This is but one of many ways in which we are sharing our love with our parish community. There are several ways in which we normally receive the generous support of our community to carry out our mission including the weekly offertory, on-line electronic giving and donations sent in the mail. Since the main avenue of support, the Sunday offering, has been disrupted at this time, The Archdiocese of Newark has created this new way of supporting our parish community as well as to helping other parishes in need. I invite you to visit our website www.ihmparish.net in the upcoming days to discover more ways in which we will seek to help you stay connected and engaged to your faith, your community and your parish. I ask you to support us by your prayers. As your circumstances allow it, your generous financial support would also be appreciated. Thus, we can take this difficult time and make it an opportunity for us to grow in holiness and reach out in love to our neighbors. In the meantime, please be assured of our prayers for all.
Fr. Mike Ward
Fr. Valentine Ugwuanya
Fr. Rob Kunze
Deacon Jack Lynch
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.