Father Ray Foundation plans St. Patrick’s Day parade

Friday, 22 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By  Warunya Thongrod

More than 2,000 people are expected to join in a St. Patrick’s Day parade being organized by the Father Ray Foundation and area Irish clubs.

Foundation President Rev. Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul and Vice President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri met with Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh Feb. 7 to work out the final details of the March 17 march, which will be the longest yet at more than one kilometer.

This year’s parade will move along a single traffic lane on Second Road from the Alcazar Theatre near Soi 4. Festivities will begin a 1 p.m. and the procession at 2 p.m.

Last year, children from the Father Ray Foundation livened up the green St. Patrick’s Day parade.Last year, children from the Father Ray Foundation livened up the green St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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  • Comment Link Monday, 25 February 2013 10:46 posted by Sean Murphy

    Sure and it will be another great day for the Irish.Fr Ray gave his whole Life to the Thai People.
    Coming from America and born of Irish Parents he was told he would be going to Thailand even before he was Ordained. (His Mother was known to have said,And it is him that is the only one of us that likes Rice.)
    Arriving here ,he spent some time at Siracha and then to Loei . where he became proficent in the local Lao Language.
    Then he turned up in Pattaya,and by chance he started his Orphenages.
    There could not be a better cause for a Parade
    then to use this sainted day as a Fund Raiser for
    his dedication.
    So dig deep as some of us have Short Arms and Deep Pockets.
    I lived my early life in Thurles Ireland and I can not remember seeing a Leprechaun or men dressed up in Green clothes with ginger Beards.
    Our Family went to Church and thanked God St Pat
    sent all the Snakes to Pattaya.
    So even if your name is Wolfgang or Claus and you wouldn't know a Leprechaun from Troll Doll
    join in the fun and give a thought to the Poor Tykes who but for the Redemptionist Movement
    Might be sitting at the kerb with a cup saying Kaw Hi Tang.
    Sean.

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