So many organizations have been or will be financially affected as a result of the Coronavirus. Our parish is not exempt from this.
Your stewardship funds the necessary day to day operations of the parish. Without it, we will have a very difficult time maintaining the work of the St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church. We thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.
For a time, we will not be able to be around the Lord’s table together. Nevertheless, we are always connected. In Chapter 15 of Saint John’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that he is the vine and we are the branches. In this chapter, he urges his disciples to remain in him as he remains in us. So for now, let us be consoled and encouraged by Jesus’ words:
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want, and it will be done for you.
Yes, although separated for now, together we can remain in the Lord through our prayerful solidarity and by relying on our baptismal gifts of faith, hope, and love.
Through the intercession of Saint Joseph and Mary, our Good Mother, may God bless us all.
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.