How you can donate and
help Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Dear Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parishioners,
I am writing to ask your support for an Archdiocese-wide initiative that Cardinal Tobin
has launched to support our parish community, outreach to those in need, and parishes
in response to the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on everyday life.
We are partnering with the team at GoFundMe, a leading online giving organization,
to provide one online platform for the faithful to support outreach to those most in need,
as well, as cover the critical needs of their own and other parish communities during the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is a coordinated and unified effort.
The first-place people often go in time of need is their local parish. Under the current
conditions brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, parishes are limited
in the services they can offer to the faithful, but our church is open for private prayer.
Please continue to support your parish as this has greatly affected our financial situation
as we still need to pay bills and make payroll even though we will miss at minimum
4 weekly collections and our Bingo income which equates to about a weekly deficit of
$7,500.00 and that is to just meet the needs of our bills and payroll. I have set this as
this week’s goal and will update it weekly.
Cardinal Tobin has temporarily waived the usual archdiocesan assessment in support of this initiative.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our parish. Visit our parish GoFundMe page: charity.gofundme.com/olmclyndhurst
The funding flow for this initiative offers both simplicity and transparency for our parish community and others who choose to contribute:
All money raised through individual parish GoFundMe pages will flow into a central archdiocesan fund, and the Parish Business Services team will aim to release all funds to parishes in the amount raised for the parish within the week
Pastors, parishioners, and the public can track how much each parish has raised in total on their individual parish GoFundMe pages
All money raised through the Parishes in Need fund will be distributed to conduct outreach to those in need and to those parish communities unable to meet their critical needs alone
Contributions are tax-deductible, and contributors will receive tax receipts automatically
You may also continue to give through your typical methods if you prefer:
For those who would like to continue to give through envelopes or cash during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please: Drop them off at the rectory or mail them directly to our Rectory, 197 Kingsland Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071
For those who give through our existing online giving platform, or direct deposits and mailings you may continue to do so.
Please also remember the Annual Appeal among your options for contributing
Our parish will have a livestreamed celebration of Mass this Sunday and each Sunday at 11 AM
Thank you for generosity to our parish and to those parish communities unable to meet their critical needs alone.
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 united with you in prayer and Jesus Christ,
Reverend Ernest G. Rush
By using contribution envelopes, you can request a contribution statement when you file your taxes
Community Alliance Program
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (OLMC) has partnered with Boiling Springs Savings Bank to raise money for our parish through their Community Alliance Program (CAP).
The Boiling Springs Community Alliance Program (CAP) is designed to provide financial help to Non-Profit entities, such as Our Lady of Mount Church, enhance the bank’s community involvement & provide a tax benefit for the bank. This is a WIN / WIN situation for all.
NO MONEY WILL BE WITHDRAWN from OLMC program supporters’ accounts and your information will continue to be completely confidential.
Boiling Springs Bank will make a quarterly donation to OLMC based on the average balance of our supporters & parishioners’ enrolled accounts once OLMC has the required minimum TWENTY individual supporters, parishioners enrolled in CAP. There is no limit on the number of accounts each supporter and/or parishioner can enroll in CAP.
Enrollment is quick & easy. Simply visit a Boiling Springs Branch and fill out a Community Alliance Supporter Account form. No documentation is required other than proof of your name & address. Please be sure to use the unique CAP #454 assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by Boiling Springs Bank.
Questions, etc., please contact Mary Dennehy, Lyndhurst Branch Manager (201.939.5550) or call OLMC parishioner Steve Colacurcio (201.410.3784).
2020 Annual Appeal
SHINING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
The theme of the 2020 Annual Appeal is “Shining the Light of Christ.” As disciples, we are individually called to radiate the love of God in our work, our relationships, our service and our giving (cf. Mt. 5:16). As a Catholic faith community, our common worship, hospitality, pastoral care and ministry reflects this love to the wider community. By sharing our time, unique talents, and personal treasure, we participate in shining the light of Christ ever more brightly.
As members of the Catholic Church of Newark, we are united by a common mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ - to proclaim the Gospel, to pass on the faith to the next generation through the celebration of the sacraments, to care for the poor and vulnerable, and to form our future priests. The 2020 Annual Appeal binds us more closely to this mission through our stewardship of God's many gifts.
Your support of this year's Annual Appeal will have a direct impact on the lives of those served through the ministries and programs of this Archdiocese.
Will you prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2020 Annual Appeal?