During 24 hours of giving on Nov. 29, 2022, we invite you to #GiveCatholicWM and donate generously a financial gift to St. Anthony of Padua. All proceeds that are donated through the diocesan website to St. Anthony will go toward our new fitness path. Thank you for your generosity!
Each year since we began participating in Giving Tuesday in 2017, the response of Catholics in our diocese to #GiveCatholicWM on Giving Tuesday has been exciting to witness. Thank you for your support of our diocese’s parishes, schools, and ministries, and for sharing the gifts of your time, talent, and treasure all year through!
The donation page will be available starting at 12:00 a.m. on November 29.
Giving Tuesday Challenge Grants
Generate momentum with 2022 Challenge Grants sponsored by the Catholic Foundation of West Michigan!
Once again this year, the Catholic Foundation of West Michigan has agreed to sponsor Giving Tuesday challenges offering grants totaling $10,000! The five challenges are intended to encourage participation, inspire the sharing of faithful, joyous stories, and spark good-natured competition. Take up one or more of these challenges throughout 24-hours of giving on Nov. 29 and help qualify St. Anthony to receive additional funds! Click the button below for details.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and an opportunity for Catholics and others to #GiveCatholicWM in support of our diocese’s parishes, schools, and ministries. During 24 hours of giving on Nov. 29, 2022, we encourage you to donate to St. Anthony with the goal of accomplishing good things together through the power of generosity.
How do I donate?
The opportunity to give begins at 12 a.m. (midnight) on Nov. 29, 2022 with the first challenge beginning at 5 a.m. From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., you’ll be able to give securely online through the diocesan giving website (donate link will be made available on this page starting at midnight on Nov. 29). Individuals have the option to give in general or to designate their gift for a particular parish, school, or other ministry. Credit card fees will not be charged which means 100% of your designated donation will go to the parish, school or ministry you select!
Giving Tuesday and the Gospel value of charity
Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has become the world’s largest giving movement. At the heart of this movement is what Catholics recognize as the Gospel value of charity. “Charity unites love of God with love of neighbor; it bridges Old and New Testaments; it provides the foundation for human morality; it spans all time and all peoples.” (In All Things Charity: A Pastoral Challenge for the New Millennium, USCCB) As a people who recognize that all we have as well as who we are comes from a God of bountiful love, generosity of spirit, of time, and of material goods is an integral part of our Catholic faith and, when practiced, has the ability to bring people together, promote human dignity, and build a better society.