Welcome to St. Anne's, Fair Lawn GoFundMe page! The COVID19 event has made it necessary to reach out to you in this way because we can't celebrate Mass each Sunday, nor during the week. So instead, we're seeking your help to financially support our community through GoFundMe and the coordination efforts with all 230 parishes of the Archdiocese. The way this will work is that all funds collected in St. Anne's name will be deposited in a special account with the diocese and then fully distributed to each parish every week.
St. Anne's has been in Fair Lawn for over a hundred years. As it's Mission Statement states, we're here to help each other "to worship God reverently and joyfully; understand and proclaim the gospel of Christ in all we say and do; to build a welcoming and forgiving community serving the needs of all God's people ."
We do this through the 40 or so ministries we have in our community. Ours is a very active community as people understand that a parish that works together is one that stays together. We try to reach out to all different groups, especially our younger families. We have a special Mass for families that has a Children's Liturgy of the Word. Our Music Ministry makes all our celebrations joyful and prayerful. Our Social Ministries reach out to people in need and our Community Ministries work to build up our sense of belonging. Our Ministries of Faith Formation for Children and Adult Formation raise our awareness of God's work in all of our lives. Our school brings a Catholic dimension to the education of the young people who walk in its halls and learn in its classrooms.
You can reach us at stannefairlawnnj.org; at @stanne_fairlawn for Twitter; at @stannefairlawnnj for Facebook; saintannechurchfairlawn.flocknote.com/dashboard or adminatstannefairlawnnj.org.for our parish emails; and now GoFundMe.
Thanks for your participation and continued support of our parish. When we share together we grow together!
Fr. Joe Doyle, Pastor
Fr. Sam Monaco, Parochial Vicar
Rich McGarry, Deacon
Msgr. Anthony Ziccardi, Weekend Assistant
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.