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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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First Two Parishes Are Over Goal!

Congratulations to St. Rose of Lima, Buffalo and Immaculate Conception, Ransomville for surpassing their goals! Both parishes will now receive 55% of every dollar raised.
 
Father Joe Rogliano and the parish Ambassadors were the first to reach the parish’s $445,000 goal in mid-September. This came from just 62 gifts. St. Rose of Lima has currently raised $499,100 from the first 84 gifts. With the returning funds, they plan to invest in paving and restoring the parking lot, make essential repairs to the roof of the church, re-point necessary portions of the church stonework, and upgrade the air conditioning system in the church.

“I’m overwhelmed by the generosity and support my parishioners have shown throughout this endeavor.  It has been a wonderful and enriching experience to share with them.” -Fr. Joe Rogliano

Fr. Jim Bastian and his Ambassadors recently reached their $340,000 goal and will publicly announce their campaign this weekend at all Masses. Immaculate Conception plans to use their funds raised to make necessary renovations and upgrades to the entrance way of the church, install additional stained glass windows in the church, renovate a new sacristy and convert the current sacristy into the Arlene McQuay Memorial Library, build a permanent outdoor structure to serve youth, family, and parish activities, and purchase a carillon bell system for the parish community.  

“I have been so inspired by the generosity of my parish. We are small, but strong faith community, and my parishioners have responded to the Bishop’s call to participate.” -Fr. Jim Bastian



Read more below for even more good news from the Upon This Rock initiative!

 

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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.

Amen!

The campaign has raised nearly $16 million! This comes from 550 donors and has been raised by more than $11 million from Leadership Gifts and roughly $5 million from the parishes.
Other Upon This Rock Highlights

Saint Vincent de Paul

Saint Vincent de Paul Parish has crossed the 90% mark in advance of the first parish-wide receptions and public announcement.


St. Mark Parish
This week, Fr. Rogliano received a $100,000 gift, moving his parish to 85% of its goal.

St. Benedict Parish
The Upon This Rock initiative was announced by Fr. Mock last weekend.  His parish, with a goal of $1,175,000, has already crossed the 70% mark!

Holy Family Parish
Fr. Csizmar and his team of Ambassadors crossed the 60% mark of his parish's $480,000 goal.  To date, Fr. Dick has made 59 visits and continues to spread the news of Upon This Rock to his parishioners.
 

St. Mary Parish
Fr. Gullo publicly kicked off Upon This Rock at St. Mary, with a goal of $380,000.  The parish has already raised 59% with a present total of $224,525.
 
SS. Peter & Paul Parish
SS. Peter and Paul Parish has raised more than $1.2 million, which represents 59% of their $2,125,000 goal, thanks to an average gift of $11,487 from 109 generous donors.  Father Art will publicly announce the campaign the weekend of October 31st and November 1st.
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