In a project that was started in late June 2011, Fr. Luke and the PPC began the fund-raising drive to rehabilitate the storage room at the back of the church. As part of the this year’s parish fiesta celebration, the Munting Lakan at Lakambini project was launched to rally the different ministries and organizations to support this communitarian effort to raise funds for the construction of safe and secure storage facility for the church. As an offshoot of this project, a larger portion of the area will house a meeting room which is badly needed by the growing parish.
And so on Parish Night, the main highlight of the program was the announcement by Fr. Luke of the total funds raised. The project generated over P177,000.00 in donations with the AP, MBG and Music Ministry, as a team, generating the largest share. As a result, their muses, Lakan Karl Sebastian Tan Ng Gui and Lakambini Ladan Andales, were crowned Munting Lakan at Lakambini ng Sanlo.
Fr. Luke and actress and MBG member Ms. Nova Villa awarded the sash and crowns. The project exceeded its target of raising P100,000 through the bayanihan efforts of all ministries and organizations as well as the parents and guardians of the munting lakans and lakambinis and the rest of SLRP.
While it was a friendly competition among the different teams (made up of groups of ministries and organization), it was clear that the winner was the parish of San Lorenzo Ruiz. Very soon it shall boast a new and secured storage facility with a spacious meeting room to ease the congestion of the current parish hall which can no longer accommodate all the meetings and functions of its ministries and organizations. This is San Lorenzo Ruiz’ precious gift to his parishioners on the occasion of his feast.