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Share the Joy!

An Evening of Music, Fashion & Art

The Redemptorist Thailand’s mission has always been rooted in responding to the needs of the communities they serve and are a part of. In support of the humanitarian projects of the Redemptorist Thailand, members of the RIS teaching staff alongside alumni, parents, students and other members of the community, took part in Share the Joy!, a fashion, art and musical event, held on December 16, 2021, at Deli’s by Delizia, close to the RIS Minburi campus.

Rev. Fr. Michael Picharn Jaiseri, C.Ss.R., Provincial of the Redemptorists of Thailand and RIS School Licensee, attended the event to offer his support, talk about the Redemptorist foundation, and lead the opening prayer. Rev. Fr. Puwanai (Ole) Tantikul, C.Ss.R., also spoke at the event to show his appreciation for the RIS community and their support as teachers and staff from RIS Ratchapruek and RIS Early Years were also in attendance.

Musical entertainment included veteran music artists and budding performers, who were either RIS alumni or members of the current-day RIS community—Michael Sawatsewi, Debbie Klongtruadroke, Tyra Dominique Tan, Kacha Saenmahung, Thinley Lhendup, and Jeremiah Boulware. Acclaimed voice coach and musical director Tim Johnson also attended the event, accompanying Tyra Dominique Tan on the piano. MUIC Media & Communication Arts student Thee Rojanavanich opened the show with a performance of pop standards and classics.

Celebrated fashion designer and RIS parent Ms. Len Nepomuceno-Mortel, who dresses royalty, celebrities, diplomats and members of high society, generously showcased her designs to the delight of audiences and also featured RIS alumni and teaching staff on her catwalk.

Visual artists also kindly took the time to contribute to the event. Former RIS faculty member Dr. John Stiles donated a calendar from his photo project with Jeremiah Boulware, the Bangkok Photo Rambles. Dr. Stiles also donated a photograph. Visual arts teachers Mr. Josh Kern and Ms. Cathy Kemp also generously donated artworks.

It was an evening of exquisite fashion designs, meaningful art and photos, and heartfelt music. Patrick Jacob of Deli’s by Delizia in Ramkhamhaeng 164 graciously provided the venue for this service-oriented event. Amidst the global challenges the community has faced these past couple of years, it has become clear that humanity is strong and able to withstand big storms when people support each other in times of need!

The Redemptorist Thailand missions include the Mercy Centre, the Father Ray Foundation, and Sarnelli House, among others. To learn more about the Redemptorist in Thailand, their various missions and how you can help support them, please visit: www.cssr.or.th