300 kick off month of commemorations for Father Ray

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Labor Ministry advisor Suwat Janittikul led Chonburi officials and representatives from local charities and schools in kicking off a month of commemorations for Rev. Raymond Brennan 15 years after the founder of the Father Ray Foundation died.
Labor Ministry advisor Suwat Janittikul led Chonburi officials and representatives from local charities and schools in kicking off a month of commemorations for Rev. Raymond Brennan 15 years after the founder of the Father Ray Foundation died.

About 300 people remembered Rev. Raymond Brennan 15 years after the founder of the Father Ray Foundation died.

Labor Ministry advisor Suwat Janittikul led Chonburi officials and representatives from local charities in laying a commemorative wreath at the Father Ray Monument at the Redemptorist School for Persons with Disabilities Aug. 11.

The event marked the start of nearly a month of commemorations of the Roman Catholic priest who began schools and shelters for disabled and impoverished children.

Suwat used this occasion to sign a partnership agreement with 13 organizations to encourage volunteerism, employment and a better quality of life for children. He also presented 40 certificates to volunteers.

The highlight of the event was a storytelling session where graduates of various Father Ray schools told how the foundation changed their life.

Scheduled events for the rest of August includes an Aug. 16 mass and alms offering at St. Nicolaus Church, an Aug. 17-21 sale of affordable appliances and food at the Redemptorist School, an Aug. 18 blood drive and health fair, also at the school; a crossword puzzle and Japanese Go game competition Aug. 19, and the Aug. 25 closing ceremony.