Last 27th of June 2013, the bishop of Surat Thani Diocese, Bishop Joseph Pratan, blessed the Marist Centre. here in Ranong, Thailand.
The celebration was also graced by the other two bishops from Myanmar (from the Diocese of Loiko and Meik).
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 (would stay in Ranong from June 27 to July 7) present during the said ceremony.
After the ceremony, those who were present were entertained by the sing and dance performances by the selected MMR pupils and students. The celebration was successful and very much alive.