In an effort to create awareness about Heed the Call and vocations to the Priesthood, seminarians from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary have launched Biking for Vocations. Heed the Call is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood.
Over the course of five days (August 8-12), seminarians will travel more than 150 miles by bike to offer holy hours, prayer services, and discuss their vocation pathways at Archdiocesan parishes located in Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties.
Biking for Vocations will kick off with an opening ceremony and blessing of bikes led by Reverend Stephen Delacy, Director of the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood.
Following the conclusion of ceremony, the seminarians will depart for their five-day pilgrimage.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
The Chapel of Saint Martin of Tours
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
To view the pilgrimage itinerary, please visit https://heedthecall.org/bikingforvocations/.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Reverend Alex Pancoast, Parochial Vicar of Saint Joseph Parish, will lead a Holy Hour at 7:30 p.m. Father Pancoast completed six years of formation at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and was ordained by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. in May.
Friday, August 9, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
On the final day of the pilgrimage, the seminarians will visit Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish in Horsham (afternoon) before returning to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Background on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
Founded in 1832, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has been forming men for priestly service in the Catholic Church for more than 180 years. In August 2018, the seminary reported an overall enrollment of 175 seminarians, the largest enrollment since 2000-2001. Of the 52 new seminarians, 18 are seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. With the generosity of many, these young seminarians are able to successfully transform into the compassionate and loyal priests and inspiring leaders of tomorrow’s Church. For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please call 610-667-3394 or visit www.scs.edu.
Editor’s Note: For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please visit www.scs.edu.
For information about the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, please visit https://heedthecall.org/.
To learn more about Biking for Vocations, please visit https://heedthecall.org/bikingforvocations/
Deputy Communications Officer