Welcome to My Website!

I’ve created this site so you can easily…

  • Download my Music & Lyrics

    Listen to my Prayer Songs. Download them and see lyrics to all my Prayer Songs.
    click here

  • Travel With Us

    Discover exciting and spiritually rewarding Catholic Travel Opportunities.
    learn more

  • ACCESS MY HOMILIES & REFLECTIONS

    Read my Homilies, Bulletin articles and the Reflections of others that have touched my life.
    read now

  • pay it forward

    If you wish, make a gift to one of the charities that I personally support.

click here to find out more

Welcome to My Website!

I’ve created this site so you can easily…

  • Download my Music & Lyrics

    Listen to my Prayer Songs. Download them and see lyrics to all my Prayer Songs.
    click here

  • Travel With Us

    Discover exciting and spiritually rewarding Catholic Travel Opportunities.
    learn more

  • ACCESS MY HOMILIES & REFLECTIONS

    Read my Homilies, Bulletin articles and the Reflections of others that have touched my life.
    read now

  • pay it forward

    If you wish, make a gift to one of the charities that I personally support.

click here to find out more


TRAVEL WITH US IN 2019

For over 35 years, Pat and I have traveled with Educational Opportunities Christian Tours. A few years ago, I was asked to head up EO Catholic Travel. This section features some of the travel programs that we are currently offering. On most of the travel programs below, Pat and I will be serving as Cruise Directors and/or Hospitality Staff. We would love to have you travel with us. Click a brochure below for more information on each trip. If you register online, please list “Deacon Ray Defendorf” as your Tour Host. My Tour Host ID# is 03625.

FEATURED 2019 PILGRIMAGE

A Pilgrimage to Poland & Prague

A Pilgrimage to Poland & Prague

May 13 - 21, 2019

STARTING FROM $3198

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FEATURED 2019 CRUISE

Sacred Journey to the Greek Isles, Italy & Rome

Sacred Journey to the Greek Isles, Italy and Rome In the Footsteps of St. Peter and St. Paul with guest speaker Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

October 18 - 27, 2019

STARTING FROM $4798

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12th Annual EO Catholic 2020 Celebration Cruise

On the Celebrity Equinox

7-Day Caribbean Cruise featuring the ports of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, San Juan – Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie – St. Thomas and Nassau – Bahamas.

Interfaith presentations by Dr. Gregory P. Seltz along with Musical Guest Kevin Bogan. Daily Mass on the ship. Mission opportunities available

January 18 - 25, 2020

STARTING FROM $899

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Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2020. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. EO Catholic will offer these and several other Pilgrimages that will included a performance of the Passion Play. Tickets are limited so early reservations are suggested.

Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimages 2020

A Pilgrimage to Italy
and Passion Play

A Pilgrimage to Italy<br/>and Passion Play

10-day Pilgrimages
3 Departure Dates

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A Best of the Holy Land
and Passion Play

A Best of the Holy Land<br/>and Passion Play

13-day Pilgrimages
5 Departure Dates

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Germany & Austria Music Tour
and Passion Play

A Best of the Holy Land<br/>and Passion Play

9-day Pilgrimages
4 Departure Dates

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Gentle Spirit, rest in my smile,
be in my touch
as gentle as You.

Gentle Spirit. Powerful God
Let your love shine
through me.

Let your love shine
through me.


Joining the All Saints Academy preschoolers in a Thanksgiving song.

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Worship With Us

St. Mary’s

155 State St. Corning, NY

Saturdays at 4:00pm
Sundays at 7am & 11:30am


St. Vincent de Paul

222 Dodge Ave. Corning, NY

Saturdays at 5:30pm
Sundays at 9am


immaculate heart of mary

115 E High St. Painted Post, NY

Tuesday & Thursday at 6:45am
Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 12:10pm

MUSIC AND LYRICS

During fourteen years as founder and director of Celebrate Life, a music ministry for teens, Deacon Ray first composed, performed and recorded many of his original prayer-songs.

All Songs & ALBUMS

Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Matthew 6:33

Champions for the poor:
Help Me Build a home in Bon patay

BUILT

more than 107,000 housing units to shelter the poor

EDUCATED

children in developing countries by building 368 schools

PLANTED

more than 2 million fruit trees to provide nutrition to the poor

SHIPPED

more than 75,000 containers of life-saving aid supplies

PROTECTED

the poor from deadly disease with more than 2,286 drinking water systems