St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Ruamrudee International School, Minburi, Bangkok, Thailand

This small chapel, or oratory, was named after the Patron Saint of Father Thomas Griffith, C.Ss.R., the founder of Ruamrudee International School. It was first opened to serve a small group of Catholics when the Redemptorist Fathers moved Ruamrudee International School to Minburi in 1992.

Later, the Redemptorist Fathers decided to build a larger church for the RIS Catholic community, and for Catholics who wished to come for Sunday Mass and Mother of Perpetual Help Services on Wednesday. The new St. Thomas Church was officially opened and blessed by Cardinal Meechai Kitbunchu in 2002. Fr. Chuchart Srivichairatana, C.Ss.R., was named as the first pastor of this church. (See below for further details on the history of the church.)

St. Thomas Aquinas Church serves the RIS community with Masses. An all-school Mass usually takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Father Meechai Udomdej, C.Ss.R., the Superior of Saint John Neumann Community in Minburi, is the current pastor.

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