An Impressive Start for St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo!
Congratulations to Fr. Peter Drilling who was able to surpass his $542,000 goal just 5 weeks from the first 12 gifts to the campaign.
In addition to being a contributing parish St. Joseph Cathedral is also one of the major components of Upon This Rock as a whole. The Cathedral is a vital piece of our history as a diocese and is an essential part of the future of our Catholic community in Western New York. Downtown Buffalo has experienced exciting growth and revitalization in recent years, and St. Joseph Cathedral is the epicenter of Catholic outreach, community engagement, and evangelization in this flourishing community. Therefore, Upon This Rock will direct $2 million to create an endowment fund, which will sustain the vitality of this icon of our faith in perpetuity.
The remaining Block 1 parishes are either in the setup process or have recently started visiting with parishioners to invite their participation in Upon This Rock. This newsletter will begin reporting Block 1 statistics in January 2016.
Read below for even more good news from the Upon This Rock initiative!