Saint Mary's Church, Dumont, New Jersey
Dear St. Mary's Parishioners:
We hope you are faring well with the ongoing issues we are facing on a day-to-day basis. Here at St. Mary's, we are doing our best in spite of the closures and postponements we are called upon to endure with you. For more information, check out https://stmarysdumont.org/ and our archdiocesan webpage www.rcan.org. E-mails will be sent to our PACT/Religious Education families with updates as they occur.
As in your household, our parish family has many financial obligations which must be met in spite of the suspension of mass and the inability for us to physically take up a collection. We are relying on your help to get through these trying times. You may continue to donate via envelopes which are sent to the parish. Please consider donating through "GoFundMe" as a means to help us to begin to meet these obligations.
Tax-deductible receipts are available with each donation.
Our prayers continue for the end to the current crisis, the well-being of all, and the day when we are finally able to gather again at our parish church to celebrate the Eucharist together once again.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration! May God continue to bless you and the community of St. Mary's in Dumont.
* We hope to add livestreaming directly through YouTube at our StMarysDumont YouTube page. Follow this link for a message from Fr. Carey:
You may also see updates posted on two St. Mary's Dumont FaceBook pages:
The message below is from our Archdiocese of Newark
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.