Dear Parish Family,
During this difficult time, the Cardinal has directed all Parishes to set up a GoFundMe page to support our Parish while the regular Offertory Collection is not taking place.
All the money raised for Our Lady of Perpetual Help will flow into a central Archdiocesan Fund which will then release all the monies raised by each parish on a weekly basis. Of course, all donations are tax-deductible and tax receipts will be automatically generated to each contributor.
Everyone who wants to continue utilizing our Parish Envelope System may do so by sending them to the Parish (25 Purdue Avenue, Oakland, NJ 07436).
Please also remember the Shining the Light of Christ Appeal among your generous contributions to the Church of the Archdiocese of Newark.
I look forward to a time when our Parish Family will again be able to assemble together in prayer and praise.
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.