St. Stephen's Church and parish is committed to serving our people and nourishing them spiritually. Founded in 1904, the parish continues to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teach the Truths of the Catholic Faith.
Although the parish office is closed, our staff continues to be paid. Our weekly goal of $8,000.00 is what we would collect if regular Sunday Mass would have been offered. Your contributions to our goal help us pay our staff and our utilities so that we can keep the doors of our Church open for personal prayer.
In these days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to maintaining the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church. Confession is available on the weekends during the normal Mass times and the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the main altar of our Church when Mass would normally have been offered. We will livestream Sunday Mass for the benefit of the faithful at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22 and Sunday, March 29.
Let us pray for one another during these days. Thank you for your financial support of our parish and be assured of our prayers.
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.