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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More Success at SS. Peter & Paul Parish!

SS. Peter and Paul Parish had a terrific week, raising more than $100,000 this week.
At the first of three parish-wide receptions this week, Fr. Art Mattulke was asked by a parishioner who had been to a previous meeting of Upon This Rock to address the parishioners and say a few words.  The man shared his story about him and his wife have recently gone through a number of personal and financial hardships.  Though they first saw this initiative as another obstacle, he shared with the crowd that after reflection and prayer, they decided how important this will be for the Church.
He remarked, “I’m going to do what I can do to help…  If others can do the same, then we can all be successful.”  Of the twenty families that gathered, seven of the group will be making gifts that totaled $28,800.  Two additional receptions held at SS. Peter and Paul saw over fifty people in attendance and raised $64,400 in total.  

Read more below for even more good news from the Upon This Rock initiative!



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

Immaculate Conception
The Upon This Rock initiative was announced by Fr. Jim Bastian last weekend.  His parish has generously pledged $396,875, taking them to 117% of their goal! After his announcement, people came up to Father to offer their support.

St. Mark
12 families attended a reception this past Wednesday. Three of them pledged for a total of $25,800, and the remaining nine are praying about their gift, meaning their decisions will come in within one to two weeks.
Holy Family
The Campaign Executive Committee at Holy Family Parish has been diligent about reaching out to their fellow parishioners, conducting three to four visits every week. Their efforts are helping Fr. Csizmar raise funds and awareness about the initiative as he prepares to make the public announcement about the campaign.  
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