Tuesday, December 1 has been designated as “Giving Tuesday.”  As Catholics, we are called to receive God’s gifts gratefully and share them lovingly with one another. December 1st we will join in the celebration of Giving Tuesday, a global day of kindness and generosity. In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that can give us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things.

You can show your generosity in a variety of ways during Giving Tuesday—whether it’s donating funds, participating in a new ministry, volunteering, or praying, every act of generosity and kindness counts!  If you are considering any year-end donations, this is a great time to make them.

The diocese has set up a page to donate directly to St. Agnes Parish online. Although this is primarily set up for a single day (December 1st), the diocese is opening their website for donations starting on November 20 and ending on December 1.

Giving Tuesday donations will not be assessed the normal 9% “tax” that the diocese assesses on normal contributions made to St. Agnes.

To donate funds, go to: https://givingtuesday.dwc.org/campaigns/st-agnes-parish-shepherdstown-wv

Although online donations are the primary way of making donations to St. Agnes for this, you are not required to do it online.  You can donate with a check or cash by putting it in an envelope in the weekend collection basket, mailing it to the office, or dropping it off at the office.  Just make the checks payable to St. Agnes and indicate that it is for “Giving Tuesday” so that we can notify the diocese of your non-assessable donation.  Be sure to note on the check and/or envelope that this is for “Giving Tuesday.”  It is important that these are delivered to the office on or before December 1.

As you may be aware, 2020 has been a difficult year.  St. Agnes parishioners have been extremely generous in continuing to support St. Agnes during these challenging times.  We plan to use the funds donated through this program to help make up the gap between our income and expenses exacerbated by the pandemic.  Thank you for all that you have done for St. Agnes in 2020!