Dear Friends of St. Pius X Church,
I hope you and your family are doing well and are safe based on the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 health crisis. With the suspension of all Sunday and daily Masses, this not only impacts us spiritually, but financially. I am appealing to you to support our parish community by sharing your gift of Sunday offering. These funds are critical for the continued operation of our parish at this unprecedented moment in time.
St. Pius X does much more than offer Sunday Mass. It is there for you in the happiest moments in life – baptisms, first communions, weddings – and is a source of comfort during some of the most challenging, during times of sorrow, like the death of a loved one. There are prayer groups, food pantry, soup kitchen, social activities and on-going religious education. All of this depends on you! Realizing that these may be financially difficult times for some of you, I wish to offer my sincerest appreciation to those of you who are able to provide any level of support to our beautiful parish. Know that you are in my prayers.
May God continue to bless you, Rev. Marek Wysocki, Pastor - St. Pius X Church – Old Tappan, 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.