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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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"HUMBLING EXPERIENCE"

- Fr. Janaczek


Fr. Janaczek reports that Our Lady of Loreto in Falconer has surpassed its goal! With $208,350 from 54 gifts, they have raised 104% of the $200,000 goal! It was at the first Commitment Weekend on August 7 and 8, that 15 new gifts, totaling $29,160, pushed the parish over goal!
 
Fr. Janaczek expresses his deep gratitude to his parishioners for supporting Upon This Rock through time, talent, and treasure. He praised his parishioners: “They have shared at a level that is truly sacrificial.” Through the generosity of the parish, it is now possible to begin much needed improvements on the parish grounds including the parish center. The parish center is in need of repairs, from the basement hall floor to the walls and ceilings. Maintenance to the parking lot is also vital after the hard winter months.
 
Congratulations to Fr. Janaczek, campaign volunteers, and all of the parishioners at Our Lady of Loreto for all your successes!
 
Read 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!

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Other Upon This Rock Highlights
 
Block 2
 
St. Joseph | Gowanda
The parish has sent out their mailings and is beginning their Public Phase. Their first Commitment Weekend is August 27 and 28.
 
Holy Apostles | Jamestown
Congratulations to Fr. Mende, the dedicated Ambassadors, and the entire Holy Apostles Parish Community as they finished their second Commitment Weekend at 120% of goal!  Their generosity and hard work will not only greatly benefit the diocese, but their parish as a whole!
 
St. Isidore | Perry
Fr.
Blazekewski reports that the parish is now at 65% of goal, having raised $165,585 from 39 generous families!
 
St. James | Jamestown
One of the Ambassadors received 3 gifts totaling $67,100 - one which is a $63,000 life insurance gift. The Ambassador said, "I knew the larger one would surprise everyone, but all three families that gave did so sacrificially and all three families are guided by the faith and a deep commitment to seeing our Church thrive." 
 
St. Mary of Lourdes | Bemus Point
The parish reached 77% of their goal at $339,025 from 37 gifts!
 
St. Aloysius | Springville
Fr. 
Cobel continues to have visits with parishioners as they reach 80% of goal.
 
Our Lady of the Angels | Cuba
Fr. Mancuso has successfully accomplished 91% of the goal at Our Lady of the Angels. They hosted their first Commitment Weekend this past Saturday and Sunday which will be reported on in our next newsletter.
 
Sacred Heart | Lakewood
Fr. Zaczynski is continuing 
visits, and has a helpful group of parishioners willing to volunteer for the campaign.
 
St. Anthony |
Farmham
Fr. Fliss hosted his first Commitment Weekend this past weekend. The parish has already achieved 115% of their original goal of $265,000! They are moving strong to their Challenge Goal of $315,000.
 
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