Pastor’s Note 2/24/19

     The Upon This Rock (UTR) Parish and the Diocesan Fundraising Campaign continues.  Our parish receives its share of parishioner donations twice a year in direct proportion to the pledges fulfilled.  The amount received by us from UTR Funds the end of January 2019 was $12,367.69.  It will be spent on special and ongoing maintenance projects on our campus as it was specified in the parish campaign announcements.  The amount is lower than expected, which no doubt reflects the  uneasiness of many people to contribute funds to the Diocese in this very painful time of the sexual abuse scandal.  However, UTR payments are made to separate legal entity – the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo – NOT the Diocese of Buffalo.  Pledge payments cannot be used for settlements or legal fees associated with the sex abuse  scandal. Thank you to all for participating in this important endeavor to support our parish and the      Diocese. 

     Congratulations to Msgr. Leo McCarthy who celebrates his 60th priesthood ordination this year.  Our parish honors him with a special concelebrated 4:00 pm Mass and a reception dinner this Saturday. 

     Fr. Matt