To: Parishioners and Friends of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala
From: Fr. Patrick J. O'Doherty, Pastor
Since the fire on Saturday morning, the office has received, and continues to receive, inquires how to make an online donation to Queen of Peace Catholic Church. The guaranteed method that your assistance will reach the parish in this time of need is to use the following link:
The link connects you to the Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, which is part of the Diocese of Orlando. The Catholic Foundation launched this giving-service at the beginning of the quarantine in March 2020 to assist those parishes who did not have an established method for online giving. All funds received by the Catholic Foundation through this service go directly to Queen of Peace and deposited into our savings account. Please be sure to select Queen of Peace Catholic Church just below where the donation amount is indicated. A screenshot is provided below to highlight where to select Queen of Peace Catholic Church. The other required information to complete your gift is similar to an online purchase where the method of payment and billing address are entered. Any amount received will be added to your annual tax receipt letter by the parish.
An additional item to note. It has also come to our attention that an UNAUTHORIZED GoFundMe account has been established by a group out of West Palm Beach, FL. We are working with the Diocese to contact these folks to ensure all funds received by them come to Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Please only use the link to the Catholic Foundation provided above for making online donations to our parish.
God bless, Father Patrick
Father Patrick J. O'Doherty, Priest
Father Paul Thomas, O.C.D., Parochial Vicar
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