Dear Parishioners & Friends of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church,
I realize that we are going through a very difficult time. I hope and pray that all of you are safe.
I also know that it has been very difficult during this season of Great Lent to be cut off from your spiritual home. Unfortunately, this was an unavoidable decision to help keep people from being exposed to the coronavirus.
We are currently working on the ability to live stream Masses in the near future. We hope this would be an opportunity for our parishioners to somewhat fulfill their spiritual needs and stay connected to their church.
It is truly amazing that from the first days of restrictions, warnings & closures so many loyal & faithful parishioners have fearlessly continued to deposit their contributions & donations into the MSH mailbox located at the front door of the Parish Office/Rectory. Many, many thanks for your response of generosity & sensitivity in this time of crisis. May God reward you!
To help our parish, we are participating in an Archdiocesan sponsored GoFundMe Campaign. All of the money raised goes directly to our own parish. I understand these are hard times and all of you have been impacted financially by this unfortunate global calamity. If your situation allows you to continue to support our parish, it would be greatly appreciated.
We ask all members of our parish family to add their weekly Mass offerings to our GoFundMe page each week our Church is closed. We ask that you share this important information with your friends & neighbors. We are stronger as a family when we come together! May God continue to bless us all!
Our faith has gotten us through many difficult challenges in the past. Let us continue to nourish our faith and put our trust in the Lord.
V. Rev. Canon Felix R. Marciniak
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.