Newark, N.J., Mar 23, 2020 / 15:00 pm
The Archdiocese of Newark is working with GoFundMe Charity to encourage Catholics to support their parishes online during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many parishes have suffered a sharp drop in donations following the loss of in-person Sunday collections because of the suspension of public Masses.
To date, Catholics have raised more than $70,000 in response to the appeal.
"Together we will navigate unchartered waters, provide assistance to those in need, and secure the road ahead for the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Newark," said Cardinal Joseph Tobin in a statement published on Saturday, March 21, on the archdiocesan website.
"We are coordinating with the team at GoFundMe Charity to provide one online platform for the faithful to support continued outreach and the critical needs of their own parish communities and other parishes in need," Tobin said.