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!