Parishioners join fun run for church CR renovation

Parishioners join fun run for church CR renovation

Art on the main door of the San Isidro Labrador parish church in Quezon City OLIVER SAMSON

By Oliver Samson

May 21, 2018

QUEZON City

A number of the faithful in this city sweated under the sun as they joined a fun run on May 12 to raise funds for the renovation of the church’s toilets.

With a green light the from Fr. Noel B. Azupardo, over a hundred people from San Isidro Labrador parish rose before dawn for the event that took place at the Himlayang Pilipino, said Janine Bacud, Steward Ministry head.

The proceeds raised will be used for the rehabilitation of the church’s existing toilets, said Lorna Tomampo, PPC head for finance.

More funds to come

According to her, the fun run has raised about half of the funds required to renovate the toilets.

With the available funds, the project will start soon, she noted.

Usually, church projects commence despite inadequate funds, said Oliver Pura of the parish’s formation ministry.

“But additional funds always flow in to complete the project,” he explained.

A movie block screening is being considered to raise more funds for the planned renovation, Tomampo said.

The parish’s current hermano and hermana mayores have donated a particular amount for the prizes of the fun run winners, she pointed out.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle

The organizers also chose a fundraiser fun run to promote a healthy lifestyle among the faithful, said Pura.

About 200 people registered  for the event with over a hundred joining the 2-kilometer and 3-kilometer categories, shared Janine Bacud, stewardship ministry head.

The parish church is located in barangay Pasong Tamo.