Vocation director ‘pedals’ the priesthood

Father Bryan Dolejsi, left, and seminarian Jonathan Cheever kicked off the “Pedaling the Priesthood” tradition with a 150-mile ride through the Olympic Deanery in August 2012. Photo: Courtesy Father Bryan Dolejsi Father Bryan Dolejsi, left, and seminarian Jonathan Cheever kicked off the “Pedaling the Priesthood” tradition with a 150-mile ride through the Olympic Deanery in August 2012. Photo: Courtesy Father Bryan Dolejsi

Seminarians to join in 200-mile bike ride

Father Bryan Dolejsi, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Seattle, will promote vocations to the priesthood with a 200-mile bike ride through the Southern Deanery over three days in July. Father Gary Zender and archdiocesan seminarians Jonathan Cheever and Keefe Piper will join Father Dolejsi for the third annual “Pedaling the Priesthood” tour.

They will start Monday, July 7, with a 9 a.m. Mass at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Vancouver. Then they will ride to Our Lady Star of the Sea Mission in Stevenson in time for a 6:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a light dinner, a presentation about promoting vocations and an update on archdiocesan seminarians. All are welcome.

Tuesday, July 8, they will ride from Stevenson to St. Rose de Viterbo Church in Longview to celebrate a 6:30 p.m. Mass followed by a light dinner and presentation.

The ride concludes Wednesday, July 9, as they ride from Longview to St. Joseph Church in Vancouver for another 6:30 p.m. Mass, dinner and presentation.

Those interested in joining the riders for part of the journey (they average about 15 miles per hour) should contact Father Dolejsi at 206-382-4880 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Updated July 7, 2014