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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A Stellar Showing from St. Mark Parish in Buffalo!

The community at St. Mark Parish in Buffalo has shown incredible leadership in this campaign, surpassing their goal of $780,000 before Fr. Joe Rogliano’s public announcement scheduled for next weekend.  Recent receptions have seen families come together in the school’s cafeteria, excited and willing to learn all about the initiatives of Upon This Rock
The results at these receptions have been outstanding as even more families have sat down with Fr. Joe and St. Mark’s Ambassadors, following the call to become leaders in this endeavor.  To date, St. Mark has raised $840,200 from the first 70 gifts – that’s 114% of its goal!  The parish now aims to take advantage of the over goal sharing formula – for every dollar raised over the goal, the parish will receive 55 cents rather than the 35 cents received for every dollar up to the goal.

Congratulations to the St. Mark parish family on their early success.  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

St. Rose of Lima | Buffalo
Since Saint Rose of Lima Parish publicly announced the campaign two months ago, weekly phone-a-thons have been held on Thursday evenings. The parish and it’s wonderful volunteers are now preparing for the first two Commitment Weekends of the Upon This Rock campaign. 

St. Vincent de Paul | Niagara Falls
St. Vincent de Paul hosted its second wine and cheese reception for Upon this Rock with 15 families in attendance.  Currently at 96%, Fr. Bob Hughson’s parish is quickly approaching its goal!

Holy Family | Albion
The first reception at Holy Family Parish to tell families about Upon This Rock was this week – and there are two more next week!  Fr. Dick Csizmar was pleased to announce that the parish has already raised 73% of its goal before the public announcement.

SS. Peter & Paul | Hamburg
SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Hamburg has reached the 65% mark, and will be bringing Upon This Rock to the entire parish from the pulpit this weekend.
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