SAN PEDRO City, Oct. 30, 2015 – Manila Archbishop Emeritus Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, DD together with San Pablo Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD and San Pablo Bishop-Emeritus Bishop Leo M. Drona, SDB, DD including members of the clergy and guests will grace the silver jubilee celebration of the Erection of San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in San Pedro City on Nov. 15.
Seen as the main event and the crowning affair of a year-long silver anniversary undertaking, the celebration will be highlighted by a concelebrated Mass at 9:00 a.m. at the San Lorenzo Ruiz parish church to be led by Rosales, Famadico, and concelebrating priests.
According to the prepared program, the event will be themed: “Parokya ng San Lorenzo Ruiz, Bantayog ng Isang Matatag na Sambayanang Nananampalataya sa Diyos.”
The Consecration and Blessing of the church’s new altar, lectern, and the church grounds will take place within the Mass.
The cardinal and Famadico will also lead the ground-breaking ceremony for the proposed 3-storey parish pastoral complex building near the church premises.
Drona will lead the 6:00 p.m. concelebrated Mass together with some members of the clergy while parish priest Fr. Romy O. Ponte will preside over the 7:00 a.m. Mass.
Prior to the Nov. 15 main celebration, the parish will organize various activities among which would be the various School Night events to be held at the parish grounds.
Schools expected to participate include Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Sts. Joseph and Mary Academy, Casa del Nino High School, among others.
The San Lorenzo Parish church is located at Pacita 2A-Guevarra Subdivisions, Brgy. San Lorenzo (formerly Brgy San Vicente), San Pedro City. (Fr. Romy O. Ponte / CBCP News)