“May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, as we put our hope in you.” (Psalm 33:22)
November 30, 2021 is Giving Tuesday. The Society of Mary (Marists) invite you to join the celebration of Giving Tuesday by coming together with millions around the world who will participate in this global generosity movement. There’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things.
The Society of Mary (Marists) is honored to participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday with a one-day fundraising goal of $5,000 on November 30, 2021. We generally go about our work as our founder, Fr, Jean-Claude Colin, SM, prescribed, as if “hidden and unknown.” We are not invisible; rather, we are often somewhat conspicuous inside our ministries serving quietly in the way of Mary, who laid aside her own vision, plans and dreams in favor of God’s plan for her. In fact, this is what it means to be a Marist – discerning and accepting God’s plan. And like Jesus and Mary, we strive to embody the presence of a Creator rich in mercy.
Our appeal this Giving Tuesday acknowledges the lives and work of all our members in the United States – active in parishes, schools, campus ministries, hospitals, prisons, and special ministerial programs. Of course, many of us are now too senior in age to be working full-time, and a good number of our senior members remain in ministry through the practice of contemplative and intercessory prayer.
Our financial needs are focused on today and the future. On Giving Tuesday, we ask you to consider:
– Contributing towards ministries that seek to bring peace, justice, and pastoral care
– Supporting to help recruit and educate seminarians, priests, and brothers especially with the recent launch of our Marist Vocation Year – a year dedicated to reflecting, praying and promoting vocations for the Church and to the Marist Society.
– Contributing to provide health care and financial support for our aging membership
– Supporting to help maintain our operations toward a viable future
Never underestimate the power of your giving to the Society of Mary (Marists). Please consider sharing your blessings with us on Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Click HERE to donate online. We encourage our Facebook users to donate through our Facebook page on Giving Tuesday when Facebook will be joining in this global day of giving by matching donations made to non-profit organizations.
Some of you are already generously contributing to the Society but we thought it important to share with all of you this opportunity of this day dedicated to generosity around the world.
With gratitude for all of your support for us now and in the past, may God bless you!