An Uprise is Happening!


Here are a few places where Uprise has been featured or recognized! The more who share Uprise, the more difference we can all make. We cannot possibly outmatch God in His generosity! 

UPRISE Featured in FAITH Magazine, December 2018 Issue!

We are most grateful to the Diocese of Grand Rapids Communications leadership and team for their enthusiasm and support of the UPRISE movement.  Thank you for featuring the start of UPRISE, especially the UPRISE NextGen movement-makers such as Grace Welsh, Simon Vernon and teacher Nikki Kevin who in the first year are living out with great generosity their Works of Mercy!

Click here or copy and paste in your browser to download a copy of the story pages 18-23.

We hope you will join UPRISE so visit our website landing page to Join the Movement!



Happy 1st Anniversary UPRISE!

Much gratitude to all the UPRISE commitment makers for your generosity and works of mercy of the last 12 months. Thank you for helping to spread this movement worldwide in the coming 12 months!

Click on the image below to download our first anniversary highlights.

COMING UP!  World Youth Day – January 21-28, 2019 Panama!

The Diocese of Grand Rapid and the Archdiocese of Detroit are collaborating to organize a young adult charter Holy Pilgrimage to experience the joy and strength of our faith by living it with 500,000 others who will travel to Panama City to witness our beautiful faith, together in solidarity!  Uprise and the Works of Mercy are just one way Pilgrims can spiritually prepare to experience the joy of living in our universal church! For more information visit

UPRISE on Holy Family Radio!

October 20, 2017 – Grand Rapids, MI – Uprise was invited by Holy Family Radio to be featured on launch day in their 1:00 p.m. block, interviewed by Deacon Jim Thorndill.  Participating in their Fall Fund Drive, two new first time donors called in to the station, and identified that they were inspired to give to the radio station, inspired by Uprise!  Just what we hoped Uprise would do, generate more time, talent, treasure and ties to Catholic causes, organizations and experinces!  Thank you, Greg, Joseph and Grace for sharing with loyal listeners your Catholic faith, and your commitment to Uprise:  Our Catholic Generosity Commitment ! 

Catholic Business Leaders’ Forum

October 20, 2017 – Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids, MI – Uprise was officially launched to approximately 200 members of the business community at the October Catholic Business Leaders’ Forum.

Pastoral Ministers’ Gathering

October 16, 2017 – Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids, MI – Uprise was asked to present at the October Pastoral Ministers’ Gathering, hosted by Mark Mann, Director Family, Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Make the Commitment

It doesn’t take much — giving your time to help someone, sharing a passion to empower others, or even gathering your friends to brainstorm an idea that could make someone else’s day — an act that will surely make yours, as well!