August the 16th will be the ninth anniversary of the passing of Father Ray, and for those who were living in Pattaya nine years ago you will surely remember his funeral as being the biggest Pattaya has ever seen, or is likely to ever see.
For ‘Father Ray Month’ this year there are many activities that the people of Pattaya are invited to attend.
Once again in August this year, the Father Ray Foundation will be remembering the life and celebrating the work of Father Ray Brennan.
On the afternoon of Saturday the 11th of August there will be a special sports day taking place at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities, located on Sukhumvit Road. Teams will comprise of students from the school, local VIP’s and dignitaries as well as a team of Thai superstars from Channel 3.
The following evening, Sunday the 12th, you are invited to Walking Street to watch and listen to the rock musicians from the vocational school. This annual concert will see the band playing a selection of both Thai and English songs, and they are guaranteed to get Walking Street dancing.
On the evening of Thursday the 16th of August the annual Memorial Mass will take place. This year the Mass will be held on the grounds of the Vocational School for People with Disabilities. The Mass will be followed by a candlelight ceremony along Sukhumvit Road to Father Ray’s final resting place in the cemetery of St. Nikolaus Catholic Church. Mass starts at 18.30.
Two days later, on Saturday the 18th, the Thai Red Cross will set up a special clinic at the Redemptorist Center, also located on Sukhumvit Road, and everyone is invited to attend. The Thai Red Cross will be providing a free physical health check, donations of blood will be gratefully accepted and present will be a specialist in tattoo removal.
And don’t forget to buy your tickets for the 2012 Luck Draw. Tickets cost 100 baht and there are 150 prizes to be won, including motorbikes, bicycles, cameras, household appliances, jewelry and the top prize is a brand new car.