We continue to focus on supporting the mission of St. Louis Parish, Catholic Charities and the Diocese.
Two weeks ago it was my happy privilege to announce to you that St. Louis had surpassed its goal of $959,000 in the Upon this Rock program. Since that time the total raised by our parish has grown to more than $1.2 million dollars. That means that St. Louis receives 55% for every dollar collected toward the Upon This Rock effort. That translates into $.55 for every dollar stays here at St. Louis.
We will continue to focus on supporting the mission of St. Louis Parish while at the same time assisting the mission of Catholic Charities and the ministries of the Diocese. Letters have been sent to all parishioners inviting them to be a part of this historic initiative. We have a chance of reaching $1.35 million dollars with the continued support of all parishioners working together. The success of everything we do at St. Louis depends on all of us working together.
The next two weekends we will be doing what are called “commitment weekends.” We will be asking everyone who is at Mass to consider making a commitment to the Upon This Rock effort. A pledge card was also included in the mailing you should have received that can be returned to the parish before the commitment weekends.
I continue to be grateful for your dedicated commitment to St. Louis and ask that you kindly consider being a part of this venture as we seek to serve our community and strengthen the Catholic Church in Western New York for generations to come.