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. Vincent De Paul in Niagara Falls!

The community at St. Vincent De Paul in Niagara Falls has shown incredible leadership in this campaign, surpassing their goal of $960,000 after a wine and cheese reception.  Recent receptions have seen a tremendous outpouring of generosity and community building as parishioners contributed to Upon This Rock.

The results at the various gatherings and receptions have seen even more families sit down with Fr. Bob Hughson, Fr. Jeff Nowak, and St. Vincent De Paul's Ambassadors, following the call to become leaders in this endeavor.  

To date, St. Vincent De Paul has raised $988,555 from 139 gifts - that's 103% 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. 

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
St. Rose raised more than $65,000 this week, including efforts made during the first Commitment Weekend.  As Fr. Rogliano and the parish prepare to wrap up the fundraising effort this weekend, St. Rose’s total is now $570,410 from 115 gifts!

Holy Family | Albion
Holy Family has passed 90%, having raised nearly $50,000 this past week. They’ve now raised $438,400, 91% of goal, following Fr. Csizmar’s public announcement which was received with energy and enthusiasm. 

St. Benedict | Eggertsville
Saint Benedict will be heading into its first Commitment Weekend at just under 80% of goal raised with an average gift of $9,721.  This weekend, Fr. Mock and his team of Ambassadors will be asking for an informed decision from each parish family.

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