Welcome to this Go Fund Me page for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Ridgewood NJ.
This opportunity is offered as a tool for those who want to continue to support the parish in these difficult days and were accustomed to giving through the envelope system or other means of support. If you already use the electronic system, that's fine. This is not intended as an extra fund raiser. While the structure of the giving arrangement with the GoFundMe page relates to the Archdiocese, all the funds donated to Mount Carmel will come to Mount Carmel. And I understand this emergency may strain the financial well being of many. I leave that to your own judgment.
While many of the usual parish activities/events are on hold, the parish staff continues developing plans for our return to normalcy, as well as continued efforts to provide resources for you to use to both stay in touch and experience the love God has for all of us in this emergency Go to our website to link to so many of these resources, as well as our weekly bulletin. You can also find many of these same resources on our Facebook page. Be well, be safe and be blessed. Msgr Ron Rozniak, Pastor.
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.