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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As you know, Upon This Rock is a newsletter you receive weekly in your inbox reporting the latest news concerning the campaign. We strive to keep you informed of the most current number totals from each Block to the status of each parish. While this is a great way to stay up-to-date, we have now added other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SoundBoard. Millions of people use social media, especially sites like Facebook and Twitter on both personal and professional settings so it is easy to stumble across a friend or family member who is interested in Upon This Rock like you.

Every week we update our social media on the goings-on of the campaign that are not written about in the weekly newsletter. The stories are more intimate as we offer a chance to hear directly from those involved with the campaign. Through our most recent initiative, Together in Faith, it is possible to listen to people within our community talk about Upon This Rock and what it means to them. Just this past week we spoke with three Ambassadors at Infant of Prague in Cheektowaga about their part in the campaign and how it positively impacted their parish. You can look forward to listening to their accounts this Friday on our Facebook page.

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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. Gregory the Great | Amherst

Upon This Rock at St. Gregory the Great went Public!  This past weekend and this coming weekend of the 27th and 28th, the campaign will be discussed at masses to explain the vital ministries aided by this endeavor.  They also have Public Receptions coming up on September 14th and 28th.  To date, St. Gregory the Great is at 42% of goal with over $2,300,000 raised.

Block 2

Christ the King | Snyder
Fr. Gaglione raised $46,500 from 5 gifts which bringing him one step closer to crossing the halfway mark!

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph | Niagara Falls
Fr. Klizek reports that the parish has reached 25% of goal from $243,600 raised! A team of Ambassadors 
are up and running to assist Fr. Klizek in his efforts.

Our Lady of Loreto | Falconer
The campaign at Our Lady of Loreto has ended at 110% of goal - $219,830 from 61 gifts. Thank you to all who supported this amazing effort!

Our Lady of Peace | Clarence
Fr. Doyle hosted an Advance Gift Reception with 17 people in attendance! They are now 64% of goal, raising $236,640 from 46 gifts.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart | Orchard Park
Fr. Kowalcyk is continuing visits to his parishioners at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. His parishioners and staff continue to have a positive outlook on the campaign. 

Resurrection | Cheektowaga
Resurrection posted a strong week with $28,000 collected in pledges! Currently, the parish stands at 74% of goal or $371,595 from 54 gifts and will be going public in a few weeks.

St. Anthony | Farnham
As a result of a successful Commitment Weekend, St. Anthony raised an additional $37,675 from 17 families! They are now at $342,015 which is 129% of their goal!

St. Joseph | Gowanda
Even after surpassing 
goal, St. Joseph Gowanda is receiving decisions from many parishioners through their mailing. Fr. Porpiglia and his volunteers are working very hard to keep up the current success of their campaign! To date, the parish is 107% of goal, from 54 gifts totaling $556,050.

St. Isidore | Perry
Fr. Blazejewski reports his parish is approaching 70% in anticipation of the Kickoff event on August 25th.

St. Mary | East Amherst
Fr. Yetter is pleased to have raised $19,600 at the first reception! This brings St. Mary up to 70% of its $2,205,000 goal.

St. Mary of Lourdes | Bemus Point
Fr. Remick and the parish went public with Upon This Rock this past weekend during all masses.  Parishioners are also welcome to attend a reception on Tuesday, August 23 at 6 pm in the Church Hall at Bemus Point.  Refreshments will be served.
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