St. John the Baptist Church is a Roman Catholic Church, part of the Archdiocese of Newark, located at 3026 John F. Kennedy Bouldevard in the Journal Square area of Jersey City, NJ. It began in 1892 and was completed in 1897. It was designed in the Byzantine-Romanesque style by George Palliser, its architect, constructed to service the spiritual needs of area Catholics. During the course of its years, the church not only attracted attention because of its striking architectural features, but it became a prominent example of the finest in ecclesiastical art and contains perhaps the largest collection of mosaics in any parish church in the United States. For anyone who know Jersey City history, or for anyone who has been associated with the people of St. John the Baptist Parish, this church is more than a monumental structure, more than a majestic showplace of ecclesiastical art; it is a landmark of a living faith. Today it serves people of all ethnic backgrounds.
Currently, due to extensive damage from past leaks in the roof, the interior of the church had been undergoing renovation; however, because of complications, the project has come to a halt and with the current health crisis, the project will be further delayed. Financial assistance is humbly requested to complete the project, as well to maintain the mission of the Church. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.
May God Bless you all, especially in this time of health crisis. You are all in our prayers.
Rev. John Berchmans Antony
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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.