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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Holy Family in Albion Rocketed Towards its Parish Goal!

Last week, Fr. Richard Csizmar hosted a series of Kickoff Meetings to introduce the families and parishioners at Holy Family in Albion to the Upon This Rock initiative.  On Tuesday and Thursday this week, over 55 families attended these community gatherings, taking their parish to 81% of its goal – that’s $388,600 of their $480,000 goal (an 8% increase from just last week)!
To date, Holy Family has received gifts from 60 families; Fr. Dick is optimistic that even more of his parishioners will be able to contribute to Upon This Rock.  Like every parish involved in this initiative, Holy Family asks for prayerful support of the parish community as their goal quickly approaches.

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. Rose of Lima | Buffalo
Fr. Joe Rogliano at St. Rose of Lima will be conducting the first Commitment Weekend for any of the Pilot Parishes this weekend!  Last weekend, two campaign Ambassadors gave testimonials about their experience with and garnering support for the Upon This Rock campaign, which were warmly received by the congregation.

St. Vincent de Paul | Niagara Falls
Fr. Bob Hughson and his parish raised $23,750 in one night at a public wine and cheese reception.  This leaves St. Vincent de Paul less than $15,000 from its $960,000 goal.  Once they surpass this, $0.55 of every dollar raised will go back to the parish. 

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