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.
View this email in your browser

Bishop Malone Publicly Announces Upon This Rock Campaign

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Bishop Richard J. Malone addressed the press at Cardinal O'Hara High School to publicly announce the Upon This Rock initiative. In attendance at this event were Pilot parish pastors, campaign Ambassadors, and representatives from various segments of the campaign.  

Bishop remarked, "As I've met with pastors and parishioners to discuss this effort, many have said 'my parish needs me.' I agree, your parish does need you. We also need each other. This campaign jointly addresses our individual parish needs and establishes long term sustainable funding for our ministries."

A key moment in the presentation was a video that highlights every element of the Upon This Rock campaign.  Many of the representatives in attendance at the public launch were featured in this video, describing how this initiative will improve each component.  The full video can be seen below:


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.


Upon This Rock - Final Version
Click here to play the video
Be sure to read below for all the local news coverage this event received!
More Upon This Rock News Coverage

The Buffalo News | Another Voice: Upon This Rock Will Set Catholic Diocese's Foundation for the Future

WIVB, Buffalo Channel 4 News | Diocese of Buffalo Launches $100 Million Upon This Rock Campaign

The Buffalo News | Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Sets Sights on $100 Million in Goals

Western New York Catholic | Bishop Malone Announces Upon This Rock Capital Campaign

88.7FM WBFO, Buffalo's NPR Station | Buffalo Diocese Kicks Off Ambitious $100 Million Campaign

Buffalo Business First | Diocese of Buffalo's $100 Million Fundraiser Coming to All 164 Parishes

WGRZ, Buffalo Channel 2 News | Diocese of Buffalo Launches $100 Million Capital Campaign

Time Warner Cable News | Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Launches Massive Capital & Endowment Campaign

930AM WBEN | Catholic Diocese Launches $100 Million Campaign

Niagara Frontier Publications | Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Launches Five-Year, $100 Million 'Upon This Rock' Capital & Endowment Campaign

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal | Catholic Diocese Announces New Campaign

Niagara Gazette | Buffalo Diocese Announces Upon The Rock Campaign
More Upon This Rock News Coverage

St. Joseph Cathedral | Buffalo
Fr. Peter Drilling led the first of two Commitment Weekends.  St. Joseph Cathedral has raised 127% of its goal from 27 gifts.

St. John the Baptist | Alden
Fr. James Ciupek reports that St. John the Baptist has raised 50%, or $404,900,  of its $805,500 from the first 30 gifts.

St. Mary of the Assumption | Lancaster
Nearly 50 families have contributed to Upon This Rock at St. Mary.  Fr. Paul Steller and Ambassadors have the parish at 46% of its goal, with $556,350 raised so far.

St. Amelia | Tonawanda
At their Recruitment Weekend this past weekend, over 300 families indicated that they are interested in learning more about Upon This Rock or want to see how they can help further this initiative.

St. John Paul II | Lakeview
The parish raised $95,700 this week.  Fr. Peter Kraulus and his Ambassadors have been working hard to promote Upon This Rock on a weekly basis.

St. John the Baptist | Kenmore
Fr. Michael Parker has brought in over $500,000 thus far.  With 42 gifts collected to date, the parish stands at 28% of its total goal.

Holy Name of Mary | Ellicotville
Fr. Ronald Mierzwa raised $78,500, which represents 18% of goal.
Copyright © 2016 Upon This Rock WNY, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp