This is a cross-post from my other blog, but I feel it's justified.
What to do when you need to raise millions of pesos for a parish mission center building project? Do it step by step, brick by brick, peso by peso.
As I've written here before, we are a new parish. We're celebrating our first anniversary next week. Our parish priest, Fr. Steve Tynan, launched St. Benedict's Mission Center building project during our fiesta last July, as he said it's necessary for the vision and mission of the parish as well as the apostolate of the Missionaries of God's Love (MGL) in the Philippines.
This tiny building currently serves as the parish office:
This portion at the back serves as the meeting, storage, and practice area:
And this is what our parish church looks like at present:
The mission center, as planned, shall have an adoration chapel, a baptistery, meeting rooms for the different ministries and commissions, living quarters for the priests, as well as proper office space. There are generous individuals who have already given their pledges, but we need more bricks to see this building into completion. Ground-breaking will be on Monday, August 27, 2007.
We would greatly appreciate donations in cash or in kind (cement, paint, chairs, etc.) for this project. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help the mission of our parish.
Thanks and God bless!