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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Last week, Upon This Rock posted its first episode for the Together in Faith podcast with Bishop Malone as he answered some our questions about how this campaign will affect the Diocese of Buffalo. We have created a way to reach out to the community in Western New York so that people can have a chance to hear firsthand accounts. The voices that you hear will range from local pastors, volunteers at various parishes, donors, or someone from the campaign office!

 Podcasts from now until May 2017 will feature people talking about their experiences, their hopes for the future, and what Upon This Rock means to them. Episodes will be between four and five minutes long so that they will be quick and easy to listen to on the go.  


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 I

Our Lady of Hope | Buffalo
This past weekend Our Lady of Hope held their first Commitment Weekend, raising $58,586 of their $218,000 goal. A total of 31 families contributed to the campaign, bringing their total to $136,686 as they move into their second Commitment Weekend.

St. Gregory the Great | Amherst
With a strong showing this week raising $16,500, Fr. Biernat reports that the parish is over the $2,000,000 mark!

Block II
the King Parish | Snyder
Fr. Gaglione would like to thank all the parishioners who rallied behind Upon This Rock at Christ the King. This week alone, the parish raised over $200,000, or 31% of their $2,070,000 goal. The outpouring of support has been amazing!

Infant of Prague | Cheektowaga
Infant of Prague brought in $42,000 this week, bringing their total raised to $382,700. They are currently at 48% of their $800,000 goal.

Our Lady of the Angels | Cuba
Fr. Mancuso is continuing to do visits and has been receiving positive feedback from his parishioners. The parish is approaching 60% of goal and will make their public announcement at the end of the month.

Our Lady of Loreto | Falconer
Fr. Janaczek went public with the campaign this weekend! To date, they have raised $161,100 or 80% of goal!

Our Lady of Mercy | LeRoy
Fr. Donavan is very happy about reaching 40% of his $890,000 goal and is overwhelmed by the generosity of his parishioners.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart | Orchard Park
Fr. Kowalczyk brought in a steady number of gifts this week, totaling $46,000, bringing the total to $268,500.

Resurrection Parish | Cheektowaga
The Ambassadors of Resurrection Parish started making visits this week. Currently, they are at 43% of their $500,000 goal.

St. Anthony | Farnham
St. Anthony’s Parish is at 88% of their overall goal before their first reception! Fr. Fliss will be hosting two receptions over the next two weeks that will help propel them over goal. After reaching goal 55¢ on each dollar above goal will stay in the parish!

St. Joseph | Gowanda
St. Joseph Gowanda has achieved 83% of their goal, raising $430,900 from 34 gifts and is working hard to get ready to move into their Public Phase!
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