My Dear Parishioners and OLMC Family.
Welcome to our Go Fund Me page!
As our parish mission statement states:
As a Catholic Christian Community, we are seeking to know, love and serve our God. We do this in an environment where all are valued and all can grow through the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ.
Given these uncertain times and the coronavirus crisis, we have partnered with the Archdiocese in a unified effort to support our parishes as the suspension of masses have greatly impacted the financial support of the parish. I hope you make use of this opportunity to continue to support our parish via our go fund me page weekly and as is needed. I have set our goal this week at $7,500.00 to make up the deficit we are encountering without our regular weekly collection at masses, as well as our income from bingo. Also note, that as a parish we have just expended more than $95,000.00 on our recent repairs to the parish center roof, our sound systems and the parish garage. This has significantly reduced our parish reserves. Mount Carmel has been a faithful Parish community since its founding in 1966 and continues to be. The parishioners have been faithfully supporting your parish ever since, I believe and trust that you will continue to do so. This amount reflects the operating needs of our parish on a weekly basis, such as, gas and electricity, heating, air conditioning, payroll and maintenance, things that normally would not come to mind since your contributions take care of these, but now with minimal income it is becoming more and more difficult. So prayerfully consider what you can reasonably commit too, maybe even increasing your normal tithing so that we can afford to meet our critical needs. The parishioners, and the public can track how much each parish has raised in total on their individual parish GoFundMe pages. You will be able to view our live stream of the mass on Sundays, at 11 AM, until further notice. You may access the following links listed below to view any updates or messages. Know that all of you are in my prayers and that the staff and I are with you spiritually and united in prayer during these difficult times.
Sincerely united in prayer with you,
Reverend Ernest G. Rush, Administrator
John Beirne (Parish Trustee), Maryann Bonassi (President of Parish Council) & Judy Gencarelli (Parish Secretary)
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.