Blessed Sacrament in Andover Sets Upon This Rock Record!
Fr. Sean DiMaria has surpassed his parish’s $75,000 goal, bringing in 91% of goal in the past week alone. This marks the quickest parish campaign to reach its goal in the Upon This Rock initiative to date. The parish's incredible momentum doesn’t end just yet – Fr. Sean is still scheduled to meet with more parishioners this week and Blessed Sacrament’s will soon be entering the public phase of its campaign.
We talked with Fr. Sean who, first and foremost, wanted to thank the people of Blessed Sacrament for making this possible. “Even though we haven’t started the public phase of our campaign,” Fr. Sean said, “It’s a real blessing to see that people have been so generous. Everyone at the parish is enthused about Upon This Rock and looking forward to seeing what will happen in the near future.”
Now that Blessed Sacrament is over goal, 55% of whatever is collected will come back to the parish for ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the parish grounds. A key component to this preservation will be the repair and partial replacement of the archway to The Gate of Heaven Cemetery. “We have a perpetual need for our rural cemetery,” Fr. Sean added, “and it’s important that we maintain this land as best we can.”
Congratulations to Fr. Sean and parishioners at Blessed Sacrament for all of their successes up to this point in the campaign!
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