As Pastor of your parish, I want to assure you that you and your loved ones continue to be in my Mass intentions and prayers as we stay strong together during these difficult times.
Our parish was established almost 100 years ago to meet the spiritual needs of the local Polish-speaking community. Now, we are an assembly representing more that 27 different nationalities – truly an ecumenical gathering.
I know these are extremely difficult times for all of us. If possible, we would appreciate it if you would donate, either your weekly church offering or any amount, to Sacred Heart through this Go Fund Me page. You can contribute from your home and the funds will be available to the parish very quickly. Further, for the time being, all funds collected will be exempt from the usual Archdiocesan assessment of offerings.
We also welcome and are grateful for donations from any friends of our parish.
May God bless us all and keep us safe. As is our tradition, we implore the Blessed Virgin Mary to heed our prayer and intercede on our behalf for a speedy resolution of this worldwide pandemic.
Rev. Kevin Schott
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.