All Saints Together
Deacon Ray Defendorf Deacon Ray Defendorf is a permanent deacon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester New York who is the pastoral administrator of St. Mary's Church, Bath, NY. Deacon Ray was ordained to the diaconate in 1982. He fulfilled a life-long dream when he entered full time church ministry in 1996 after careers as a radio disc jockey, an elementary school teacher, and health education television producer, and, for 17 years, the Director of Community Relations and Fund Development at Corning Hospital in New York's Southern Tier. Deacon Ray is also talented songwriter and sought after performer and speaker. During seventeen years as founder and director of Celebrate Life, a music ministry for teens, he composed, performed and recorded many of his original prayer-songs. Deacon Ray's most recent recording is a CD featuring the song 'All Saints Together'. The recording also includes several of his most popular previously recorded prayer songs. Over the years, he has been invited to speak and present concerts for churches of many denominations throughout New York and Pennsylvania. interspersing his concerts with scripture, personal witness, humor, and preaching. Patt Best Defendorf, Deacon Ray's spouse of 36 years, is featured on the recording as the soloist on Psalm 27. Christopher Defendorf, a talented song-writer and recording engineer collaborated with his father on the production of this recording. Other cds by Deacon Ray include: Gentle Spirit, Walk With Me Lord, and Personalized versions of his Welcome Children Song currently available for over 100 popular boys and girls names. For informatin, contact Deacon Ray by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deacon Ray has recently released two new CD recordings: Listen to the Story - Songs, Stories and Prayers for Children, and personalized versions of his song 'Welcome Children' (e.g. 'Welcome Annie', 'Welcome Christopher', etc)which is available for approximately 140 children's names. For more information, or to order other Deacon Ray recordings by mail, visit DeaconRay.com ir email me at Deaconray@stny.rr.com.