Giving Tuesday


What is #GivingTuesday?

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday seeks to harness our enthusiasm for spending during the holiday season and translate it into a remarkable day of giving. The generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends plays a vitally important role in providing opportunities for our future priests’ success. Therefore, we would ask that you consider making a gift to the SJS Annual Fund on Nov. 29.

Why should I give?

Saint John’s Seminary is a vibrant community of impassioned men who are constantly praying for you, for one another, and to become better each and every day on their journeys towards priesthood.

As Advent continues and we prepare together for the coming of the Lord, we’re making a big upgrade to set the scene here at SJS. This year’s Giving Tuesday gifts will go towards the purchase of a new nativity set, hand-picked for Saint John’s by one of Monsignor’s top design advisors, so that we might come together and remember the holiest of all nights each and every day. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for this purpose.

Won’t you consider skipping your Starbucks, Dunks, or other morning treat on November 29, and instead donating that $5 instead towards a more reverent and holy worship experience for your favorite seminarian?

Click here for some photos of the exquisite indoor/outdoor nativity set we hope to purchase!  

How can I make a contribution?

Please click here for our online giving form, choose “Other” as your designation, and write in “Giving Tuesday”. Don’t forget to see if your employer will match your gift! You can also mail a check made out to Saint John’s Seminary to: Giving Tuesday @ Saint John’s Seminary, 127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135. Thank you for supporting your future parish priests!