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!

Ways to Give


Upon This Rock is a historic initiative for the Diocese of Buffalo, which will fund extraordinary projects and programs.  Large or small, each donation makes a real difference here in Western New York. Please call us at 716.847.8742 so we can help you help us.

Below, you can learn about the various ways in which you can make a donation. 

Make a one-time gift to Upon This Rock on our website with your credit card.

Pledged over time and up to five years.

Gifted securities are sold promptly upon receipt. To download the form click here.

Includes hedge funds, private equity interests, and closely held securities.  Typically, it is not possible to sell such securities immediately upon their having been gifted.

Individuals who are 70 years of age at the time of the gift may receive campaign credit for confirmed outright bequest provisions or other planned gifts, such as charitable remainder trusts (CRT), charitable lead trusts, and charitable gift annuities.

This includes a cash option, percentage of the estate, a gift of property, or life insurance policies. To download the Bequest form click here.

Your company's gift will be recognized as a special gift and not included in your total pledge. To find out more, click here.

Will be credited as the appraised value of the gift at the time it is accepted, provided there is no restriction on its sale.

Taxpayers who are age 70 1/2 or older can exclude from income up to $100,000 of distributions made from a traditional IRA if the distributions are made payable to Upon This Rock. To download the IRA form click here.

We ask all members of our community, regardless of their ability to give financially, to pray for the support of the Upon This Rock initiative.  As we stand together in faith, use this prayer for further strength and guidance.

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 us 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 Upon This Rock campaign.

May Your Goodness be upon us,

And give us success to the work of our hands.

We ask Your blessing now

And always through Christ Our Lord. Amen!