Day 39

Church of the Holy Spirit in Memphis Tennessee has been our family home parish for 26 years. I               feel so good to be home. Pastor Fr. Michael Werkhoven and Associate Pastor Fr. Mathew     Panackachira are faithful, loving servants… Continue Reading →

Day 38

As I trek into Arkansas I am in familiar territory. In a couple of hours I will be in Memphis. I remember this part of the world from when our sons attended Kia Kima Boy Scout Camp near           Hardy… Continue Reading →

Day 37

West Plains Missouri is the home of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Their Pastor, Fr. Shoby Chettiyath offered a generous announcement about Southern Eye Institute during 8 am Mass. Our Ride announcement flier was posted on their community bulletin board. I… Continue Reading →

Day 36

I am riding towards West Plains in southern Missouri. About 30 miles before I reach West Plains I happened upon Twin Bridges Canoe and Campground located of the North Fork River. The              Camp is… Continue Reading →

Day 35

Fr. Ian Murphy is the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville Missouri. A gentle and kind man, he was a seminary classmate of Fr. Elvis Gonzales of Memphis. Fr. Murphy      served communion during 8… Continue Reading →

Day 34

I have traveled 3,850 miles so far on this Ride. I am excited to feel myself drawn back to Memphis, less than 800 miles away. Cathy and I have prayed the rosary together (by phone)  every morning but I miss… Continue Reading →

Day 33

I have visited many beautiful and impressive church facilities during this Ride. Certainly St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Omaha Nebraska is one of them. Fr. Ron Wasikowski led the 8am        celebration of Mass this morning. His prior assignments included… Continue Reading →

Day 32

I made my way to Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton South Dakota. This is the most-western point of entry to navigate the Missouri River going-east to where it intersects    the Mississippi River north of St…. Continue Reading →

Day 31

St. Patrick Catholic Church is located in picturesque O’Neill. Fr. Marcus Knight celebrated Mass   this morning. Our Ride was also detailed in their weekly bulletin and offered as a special   intention during this Mass. After Mass I had… Continue Reading →

Day 30

The weather is weird this morning. It is cloudy and foggy with a slight mist in the air. My weather radar suggests rain all around me but I never actually encounter it. So the temperature remains in the cool 60’s…. Continue Reading →

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