Dear St. Peter’s parishioners, I am writing to ask your support for an Archdiocese-wide initiative that Cardinal Tobin has launched to support our parish community and its outreach to those in need - in response to the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As you can imagine, our parish will continue to face regular running-expenses (including utitilities and salaries), but without a steady Sunday Offertory. The first place people often go in time of need is the local parish. Under the current conditions brought on by the Coronavirus ( COVID-19) pandemic, parishes will find it harder to cater to the needs of the faithful. 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. Contributions are tax-deductible, and contributors will receive tax receipts automatically. 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. For a message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., the Parishes in Need fund, and more on how this initiative will support the critical needs of our parish communities, please visit: https://www.rcan.org/parishsupport For more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Archdiocese of Newark’s response, please visit: https://www.rcan.org/COVID19
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.