Biking for Vocations 2021

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Biking for Vocations
Biking for Vocations 2021 is an exciting five day pilgrimage designed to raise awareness of vocations to the priesthood and vocational discernment, as well as to generate support for the seminarians currently in formation.

In 2019, this new initiative started with eight bikers and one route, and has grown to two routes and 10 bikers, plus a few special guests! This year, the bikers will be leaving St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and heading into two separate directions, traversing separate parts of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, with one group also cycling into the Diocese of Allentown!

Both of these pilgrimages include visits to parishes where the seminarians will participate in Holy Hours, panel discussions, Mass and give their vocation stories.

Meet the Riders of 2021!

Perimeter Route

Interior Route

Special Guest!

Thank you for your prayerful support of the seminarians. To financially support this initiative, please consider making a donation.

Pilgrimage Updates

August 9, 2021
Final Day of Biking for Vocations 2021!

Today was our final day for our 3rd annual #BikingforVocations! Before returning to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, the Interior Route participated in beautiful Masses at Visitation BVM and lunch at St. Francis of Assisi in Norristown. The Perimeter Route had one more stop along the way before returning to the Cathedral. […]

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August 8, 2021
Biking for Vocations 2021 Day 4!

Today is Day 4 of #BikingforVocations. The Perimeter Route finished their tour through the Diocese of Allentown with Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena (Allentown, Pennsylvania). They then returned to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by stopping for lunch at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Hilltown. They ended their day […]

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August 7, 2021
Day 3 Biking for Vocations 2021!

Today the Perimeter Route made it all the way to the Diocese of Allentown! Our bikers first stopped at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Bally, where they met up with Fr. Mark Searles who joined them for the day. The bikers then headed to the beautiful Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena for an evening […]

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August 6, 2021
Day 2 Biking for Vocations 2021!

Today, our bikers road a collective of about 270 miles around the Archdiocese of Philadelphia between the 2 routes and 11 bikers! Their day was filled with riding and wonderful ministry with stops at St Isaac Jogues, St. Mary in Schwenksville, a stop through Valley Forge, Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with […]

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August 4, 2021
Day 1 of Biking for Vocations 2021!

Day 1 of Biking for Vocations is in the books! Special Guest Bishop McIntyre joined the Interior Route. Their first stop was St. Katherine Drexel, Chester, where they were joined by the Missionaries of Charity Sisters for Midday Prayer, and then headed to St. George in Glenolden, Fr. DeLacy's home parish. The day ended with […]

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August 1, 2021
Dominic Mirenda Trains for Biking For Vocations

Biking for Vocations begins this week, August 4th-8th! Wherever we travel, the Word of God travels with us and speaks to us. Look what seminarian Dominic Mirenda came across while training for Biking for Vocations! May this upcoming biking pilgrimage foster an encounter with Christ in our diocese and parishes.  Please continue to pray for […]

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July 31, 2021
Mickey Fairorth Shares his Vocation Story

As we prepare for Biking for Vocations, 2021, we invite you to listen to Mickey Fairorth share his Vocation Story from the 2020 Pilgrimage.  Mickey will be riding with the Perimeter Route this year, and is entering the Spiritual Year in a few weeks, having completed 2 years of formation already. To follow along with […]

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July 30, 2021
Biking For Vocations 2021 Public Events - You're Invited!

As our seminarians complete each day of Biking for Vocations, they will be participating in ministry events that are open to the public. For a complete list of Public Events to be held during Biking for Vocations 2021, click HERE. To follow along with the seminarians, and to receive live video updates throughout the day, […]

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July 16, 2021
Training up for Biking for Vocations 2021!

Biking for Vocations 2021 kicks off on August 4th! The biking seminarians have been out training for this awesome 5-day pilgrimage!  While training for the interior route, seminarian, Dan Monastra, stopped at Old St. John's Cemetery in Bucks County, which was founded in 1743, and prayed for the deceased.  Thank you for the prayers for […]

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July 15, 2021
Our Lady of Ghisallo, Pray for Us!

On July 15th, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of La Madonna del Ghisallo, Patroness of Cyclists!  As we continue to prepare for Biking for Vocations on August 4 - 8, 2021, we ask you to pray for those priests, Bishops and seminarians who will be biking through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and into the […]

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Pilgrimage Itinerary

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