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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St. Mary Reaches 100% of Goal!

After their first Commitment Weekend, St. Mary, Arcade had tremendous success, propelling them to surpass their goal of $380,000.  Fr. Joe Gullo reports that in just the past week, his parish raised 26.7% of their goal – that’s over $100,000!  Overall, parishioners have given 121 gifts, with an average gift of $3,146.
St. Mary will host its second Commitment Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.  Since the parish has gone over goal, $0.55 from every dollar will go back directly to St. Mary.  Fr. Joe is optimistic that he will see continued support as his parishioners continue to learn about Upon This Rock.

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. Mark | Buffalo
Fr. Joe Rogliano reports that his parish is almost to 150% of goal, as parishioners have raised $1,085,233 from 158 gifts.

St. Vincent de Paul | Niagara Falls
After a successful first Commitment Weekend, Fr. Bob Hughson and his parishioners are now on the brink of passing their $1,150,000 challenge goal.

Holy Family | Albion
The first Commitment Weekend brought in $535,595 from 149 gifts.  Fr. Dick Csizmar is excited to report that Holy Family is now as 112% of their goal as they move into their second Commitment Weekend.  

SS. Peter & Paul | Hamburg
As they move into their second Commitment Weekend, SS. Peter & Paul is at nearly 90% of goal from over 400 gifts.
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