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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St. John the Baptist in Alden Reports a Stellar Week!

Congratulations to Fr. Jim Ciupek and his team of volunteers for securing more than $325,000 from the first 25 gifts at St. John the Baptist in Alden. Fr. Ciupek has visited with 30 parish families as he works to receive early decisions and build upon his team of leaders and ambassadors.
Parishioners have been excited to learn of the plans for ministry and evangelization throughout the diocese.  They also look forward to using their parish share to repair the steeple and roof of the church.

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. Mary of the Assumption | Lancaster
The parish raised more than $100,000 this week!  Fr. Paul Steller reports that St. Mary has reached the 30% mark, with gifts from 24 families.

St. Amelia | Tonawanda
St. Amelia passed the 25% mark this past week, with an average gift of $20,924 from 30 families.

Good Shepherd | North Tonawanda
Eight families have given gifts, thus far, already bringing the parish to 26% of its goal – $132,250.  

Holy Cross | Buffalo
In just the last week alone, Fr. Quilin Bouzi has raised 10% of his parish goal!

Most Precious Blood | Angola
Fr. John Kwiecien is happy to report that his parish has raised over 10% of his goal this week, bringing the parish to $66,400!
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