“We make a living by what we get,
But we make a life by what we give.”
- Winston Churchill
First, I would like to thank Cardinal Tobin's initiative through GoFundMe campaign to help parishes struggling from missed contributions due to cancellation of Masses.
Your weekly contributions enable us to pay for many bills -- i.e. utilities, insurance, maintenance -- of the parish including payroll of employees. We would appreciate if you can send us your weekly donation through mail or drop it off at the Rectory (drop-off box is at the right side of the door facing Rectory). Our on-line giving is also a good option to send your donation electronically. You may go to church’s website – stjosephchurchlodi.org and click on the ‘On-line Giving’ button to setup your donation either recurring or one-time. Or, utilize this GoFundMe campaign.
We know that this global crisis is also a trying time for your household so any amount given wholeheartedly is appreciated and can make a difference.
Thank you and always remember we are always here for you.
Fr. Ryan & Fr. Shjo
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.