During this uncertain and challenging time as we deal with the Coronavirus crisis, we have partnered with the Archdiocese in an effort to support our parishes. Due to the suspension of Masses which have greatly affected the financial life of our parish, please make use of this means as an effort to support your parish at this difficult time. Apart from our usual monthly expenses, also note our parish has just expended around $100,000 for the recent repairs of our Church boiler. This has significantly reduced our parish reserves. We have proudly served our St. Michael Church community for over 100 years. It is our great hope to continue serving the spiritual needs of our parishioners. We are streaming our Masses on
to keep us united spiritually. Please support your parish with your prayers and financial contribution. Know that my prayers and that of our staff are with you.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Minhyun Cho, Pastor
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.