UPON THIS ROCK
March 13, 2020 | Pastor's Corner
From January 2016 until June 2016 St. Louis was part of the Upon This Rock initiative. As a part of the program, parishes were asked to identify a need that they would like to address in order that each parish may continue their good works. For more than 15 years we discussed installing a lift to make it easier for people to access the hall and adding a new handicapped accessible bathroom. This project was completed thanks to your generosity to the Upon This Rock campaign.
St. Louis continues to receive two yearly disbursements from the Upon This Rock campaign. At the end of January the parish received $35,520.68. This added to our previous disbursements totals $280,615.14. Thank you for remaining faithful to your pledge commitment to Upon This Rock.
This past year the benefits received from Upon This Rock were added to our Annual Preservation Fund Drive to underwrite the cost of the projects completed over the summer. We have completed the entrance way on the St. Louis Place side (handicapped ramp side) of the church; replaced the wall and stairway on the Edward Street side of the church; and the entrance way to the sacristy.
This year we look forward to adding the Upon This Rock funds to our Annual Preservation Fund. The projects that we are looking to do this year include: some interior painting of the church, adding a chair lift to reach the choir loft, and parking lot repairs.
As with any old house there will always be something that needs to be done. Once again thank you for your support of the projects that St. Louis is able to complete each year allowing us to maintain our Gothic Grandeur. As always, may St. Louis bless you in return for your generous support of our Annual Preservation Fund and Upon This Rock.