In the more than thirty years that he spent in Pattaya,
Father Raymond Brennan changed the lives of many neglected and abandoned
children and disabled students. An American Catholic priest of the
Redemptorist order, he received the first child into his care in 1974, a
time when the US was at war with Vietnam, and Pattaya was still a small
fishing village with dolphins regularly sighted in the bay.
Our beloved Father Ray will be
remembered for all eternity.
He worked tirelessly to help the disadvantaged of
society, establishing several homes for orphaned, abandoned and abused
children as well as schools for blind children and young people with
It was seven years ago that Father Ray Brennan passed
away on August 16th 2003, and since that day the
Father Ray Foundation has not only continued the work he founded, but it has
also started new projects in his vision.
Each year the children, students and workers at the
Father Ray Foundation join the people of Pattaya to remember the life and
work of this great man.
This year the annual Father Ray Day will be held over two
days. On Sunday 15 August at the new Central Festival Pattaya Beach
Department Store the children and students from the Father Ray Foundation
will perform a selection of shows to entertain the people of Pattaya. This
event will run from 2.30 – 7.30.
On the evening of Monday 16August, a remembrance Mass
will be celebrated at St. Nikolaus Church on Sukhumvit Road, starting at
18.00. This will be followed by a candle light procession to the final
resting place of Father Ray.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or 038 716 628