Every week, Upon This Rock will report to those involved with the campaign with updates on parish goals and momentous news from this wonderful initiative.
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With the holiday having come and gone, the success of Upon This Rock never stops as St. Mary of the Assumption in Lancaster went over goal! Fr. Paul Steller is thrilled to report that the parish has raised $1,222,023, a total of 102% following their Commitment Weekends.
The unity of St. Mary is a sight to behold as an astounding 303 gifts were given by the parishioners. Those gifts will enable the parish to create a Deferred Maintenance Fund that will help preserve the parish for years to come. Fr. Steller would like to use the funds towards restoring the stained glass windows in the church, repairing the roof of the rectory and address the needs of the cemetery. Since the parish met its goal, 55% of all additional funds will be going back to its community.
Congratulations to Fr. Steller and everyone at St. Mary for making this campaign a success!


A Prayer for Upon This Rock

Loving God, we come to You,
standing together in faith,
ready to realize the freshness of a bold endeavor,
as we look to the future of our Church.

Building up the Kingdom of God on earth is Your will and our privilege.
Bless our efforts with the energy and enthusiasm we need. 

Jesus, our Redeemer,
encourage and guide us.
Open our hearts to be good stewards because of our love for You.

Holy Spirit, our Sanctifier,
empower us to carry out Your will for the Upon This Rock campaign.

May Your Goodness be upon us,
And give us success to the work of our hands and hearts.

We ask Your blessing now and always 
through Christ Our Lord.


Other Upon This Rock Highlights

Block 1
St. Amelia | Tonawanda
Msgr. Maloney extends his heartfelt thanks to all the parishioners who made their second Commitment Weekend such a success. There were 39 new gifts that came in for a total of $94,445. The parish has reached 91% of goal.

St. Gregory the Great | Amherst
The new team of Ambassadors received their packets this week and will be going out into the St. Gregory the Great community to visit with parishioners and share the message of the campaign and the ways in which it will benefit their parish and our greater Church.

St. Leo | Amherst
St. Leo the Great had their 2nd Commitment Weekend on June 25th and 26th where they raised $40,680. They currently are 15% over the original goal!

Block 2

Blessed Trinity | Buffalo
Fr. Reger hosted his Campaign Executive Committee Training this past Tuesday. His team of Ambassadors were eager to help with the effort and learn how to best dedicate their time.

Holy Apostles | Jamestown
Holy Apostles has reached 90% of their goal, and will make their Public Announcement, sharing the message of this important campaign from the pulpit, this coming weekend.

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph | Niagara Falls
Fr. Klizek is happy to report that the parish is at 16% of goal, raising $99,000 last week alone!

 Holy Trinity | Medina
Fawls is overwhelmed by the generosity of his parishioners as they have reached 56% of goal -- $291,300 from 28 gifts!

Infant of Prague | Cheektowaga
The parish had a great week raising 9% of their overall goal! Through the work of Fr. Ray Corbin and the Ambassador team, $73,000 was raised from several significant gifts.

Our Lady of Hope | Buffalo
Fr. Bouzi had his Public Announcement this past weekend. Parishioners were enthusiastic to hear more about Upon This Rock and its initial success at Our Lady of Hope Parish.

Our Lady of Loreto | Falconer
Fr. Joseph Janaczek reports that the parish has reached 75% of goal, raising $57,300 this week alone from 8 gifts. A team of nine Ambassadors joined Fr. Janaczek in his efforts and to outreach to the parishioners in the parish.

Resurrection Parish | Cheektowaga
Resurrection had their first Ambassador Training last week, and they will be making visits starting next week. Currently, Resurrection is at 36% of their $500,000 goal from 21 gifts.

St. James | Jamestown
Fr. Duffy and Dcn. Lennon met with 16 families this week and they raised $47,500 from 8 gifts.

St. Joseph University | Buffalo
St. Joseph University Parish had another six figure week, and surpassed 50% of goal!

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