Dear St. Peter’s parishioners and online friends of the parish,
It is already one year since we have all been hit by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Throughout this time, our parish has continued to be a beacon of hope, not only to the families in our parish, but also to those who have benefited from our live-streamed Masses, as well as those families who have tragically lost ones during this period and whom we assisted in the celebration of their funerals under most difficult circumstances.
Our priests and parish staff have worked relentelessly to keep our parish offices open every day since the start of the pandemic, celebrate the sacraments without missing a beat, and bring the presence of Christ to the sick, the fearful and the mourning. Furthermore, our Food Pantry, which assists innumberable families, never missed a distribution, even though the volunteers are mostly elderly.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our parish. All money raised through individual parish GoFundMe pages will reach our parish within a week from the donation. You may also continue to give through your typical methods if you prefer, such as through parish envelopes, which you can drop off in secured donation-box in the Church, or at the Rectory Offices.
In the certainly that the Lord will not be outdone in generosity, I remain,
sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Ivan Sciberras
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.