The Marist Centre in Ranong was blessed and opened in June 2013 by Bishop Joseph Prathan of the Sura Thani Diocese supported by two Bishops from Myanmar.
The Blessing and Opening was celebrated with prayer, dancing and singing and performances by Marist Mission Ranong Students.
The Ceremony was also attended by Fr Pat Devlin, the Marist Superior of Thailand-Philippines District, by Fr Kevin Stewart, with Geoff Henry, from the Marist Mission Centre Australia, 3 Thai priests and 3 Burmese priests, the Catholic network organizations, the catholic community in Ranong, friends from Singapore, and the Marist Brothers (FMS) from Bangkok.
Fr Jimmy McElroy and Irish students from St. Mary’s College in Dundalk, Ireland were also present during the ceremony.
The whole Marist Team now enjoy working together in one Centre and providing Education, Health and Migrant Support Programmes daily to hundreds of Burmese Migrants and their families.