Welcome to the GoFundMe page for St. Raphael – Livingston. We have you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time as we, and the world, address the constraints imposed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. We miss seeing you in person, and have heard your desires to continue to support our parish and its efforts to help those in need. This page will allow you to express your generosity through the period of isolation, self-quarantine, and social distancing. Your donations will, as always, be tax-deductible and you will receive a tax receipt automatically.
Peace and Blessings,
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.