Brothers and sisters,
Some of our generous parishioners and friends have been asking how to support our parish in this time that masses have been suspended. First of all, I have assured them and all of you that though we are not having masses, our church and chapel are opened for prayers and we are listening to confessions and are close to each one of you.
As a way to keep supporting our parish and the Archdiocese of Newark, we are setting up a connection with GoFundMe so you can continue to help in our mission to announce the Good News.
Please, continue to pray for us as we will be praying for you during this time.
Fr. Manoel Oliveira, pastor
Hermanos y hermanas,
Algunos de nuestros generosos paroquianos y amigos nos están preguntado como se podría continuar haciendo donaciones a nuestra parroquia en este tiempo cuando no hay misa. En primer lugar, les he dicho "aún que no tengamos misas, la iglesia y la capilla estarán abiertas para oraciones y confesiones. Estamos cerca de vosotros en este tiempo.
Para hacer donaciones a la parroquia y a la arquidiócesis estamos iniciandondo una forma de donar usando GoFundMe y así ayudarnos en nuestra misión de anunciar la Buena Noticia.
Por favor, continuen rezando nosotro así cómo nosotros rezamos por ustedes.
P. Manoel Oliveira, párroco
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.