St. Joseph Catholic Community relies exclusively on the donations of parishioners for its financial survival. The global pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have triggered dramatic challenges for many parishioners and the parish itself. Already hobbled by multiple years of six-figure deficits, the parish has an urgent need to correct the downward spiral and move toward financial stability.
Parish leadership has cut expenses and is now considering property and clergy divestments, which, if approved by the Diocese of Metuchen, could buy a few extra years of operations. Our only remaining hopes come through continued parishioner generosity. In this section, we have two options for parish support:
We realize discussion about money is awkward, but in these times it is essential. Please read this article, “What Your Pastor Won’t Tell You About Parish Giving” for more of a reality check about the wider arena of parish needs and parishioner contributions.
Thanks to all who have contributed to the operations and mission of St. Joseph Parish over the years, and especially during these turbulent times.