UPON THIS ROCK UPDATE
August 29, 2019 | Pastor's Corner
From January 2016 until June 2016 St. Louis was part of the Upon This Rock initiative. As a part of this 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. In January the Parish received $33,847.35. July 31, 2019 St. Louis received its second disbursement for this year: $30,542.01 for a total of $64,389.36 for 2019. This added to our previous disbursements totals $245,094.46. Thank you for remaining faithful to your pledge commitment to Upon This Rock.
This year the benefits we receive from Upon This Rock will be added to our Annual Preservation Fund Drive to underwrite the cost of the projects now underway. We have completed the entrance way on the St. Louis Place side (handicapped ramp side) of the church. The work to replace the wall and stairway on the Edward Street side of the church is well underway and moving along nicely. The entrance way to the sacristy will be the final stage of this project.
As with any old house there will always be something that needs to be done. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete these projects. As always, may St. Louis bless you in return for your generous support of our Annual Preservation Fund and Upon This Rock.