Missionary of the Month Program
One facet of Holy Redeemer Church, Bangkok, not shared by any other churchin Bangkok, is its Program entitled MISSIONARY OF THE MONTH.
The first Sunday of each month, barring a special feast celebrated that day, is a special occasion for proclaiming the missionary work of the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers in Thailand. A missionary, usually a priest, is invited to speak at Saturday evening and Sunday Masses, both English and Thai, outlining the various work undertaken in his parish
and the success or failures met therein.
The Program was introduced to this parish more than 40 years ago, seemingly for two reasons: first, to give an insight into missionary work outside the city of Bangkok, and, secondly, to repay the St. Louis Provinces of Redemptorists for the funds needed to build Holy Redeemer Church.
Missionaries have come from various parts of Thailand to explain their work and their needs. The diocese of Udonthani has the greatest representation since most of the work of the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers takes place there. Priests have also come from Pattaya to proclaim the work performed there (Orphanage, Schools for Blind, Deaf and Handicapped), from Sriracha (Minor Seminary) and Sampran (Major Seminary). The Redemptosistines of America were represented by Sister Kay, a Thai member, who explained
the work of the Redemptoristines worldwide. A Brother of the Society of the Divine Word, stationed in the North East, told of his work with the poor and needy of that area. Others have stood at our pulpits to cooperation to explain various works of the Church and to thank our parishioners for their cooperation in these works.
The parishioners of Holy Redeemer Church, Bangkok, share in the missionary work of these speakers. Their generosity, both spiritual and material, has helped in the creation of schools, churches and other buildings in the North East, and has helped improve the living conditions of missionaries stationed there. We, the members of the Vice Province of Bangkok, are
indebted to them and, hopefully, manage to repay them with the best service possible in church and school. May God bless them abundantly.