St. Margaret of Cortona is no stranger to major a National crisis. In 2012 the flood waters of Hurricane Sandy shut down St. Margaret's church for almost a year. Back then for an entire month we were unable to celebrate Holy Mass. Today, a different crisis has shut our doors as well as doors of just about all other churches and most businesses. This most be done to defeat this virus. Obviously, St. Margaret's is unable to collect our normal revenue for the foreseeable future because there are no Sunday collections. I know that many of you are unable to earn money that you would normally give on Sunday, because many of your jobs have shut down. However, if you are able to contribute to St. Margaret's and help us meet our expenses during this difficult time, it would be greatly appreciated.
To learn more about our parish, please go to our website, stmargaretlfnj.org. Please join me in praying for those who have been hit with this virus. We pray for their recovery. We pray for those who have died and that Almighty God may welcome them into His Kingdom. Finally, we pray for all those nurses and doctors who are on the frontlines of this battle. Take care and God bless you and keep you well.
Fr. Kevin Carter
Pastor, St. Margaret of Cortona, Little Ferry, NJ
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.