Memorial Mass for Father Ray was held on the evening of 16th August at St. Nikolaus Church, the church where he was once parish priest and where he is buried.

As the Mass came to an end, and once the final note of the final hymn was sung, the priests led a procession to Father Ray’s final resting place. As each person, young and old, stood in front of the grave they laid down a single red rose. While Thais placed their hands together and performed a wai, others bowed their heads and paid respect to Father Ray, the man whose work changed the lives of thousands and whose legacy continues here in Pattaya.