Posted on February 5, 2018 · Posted in News, Past Events

Vroom, vroom for St. Luke’s Center

Archbishop Thomas Wenski leads dozens of bikers on annual fundraising ride

DORAL | Bikers led by Archbishop Thomas Wenski roared through the streets of South Florida Feb. 4 — Super Bowl Sunday — but not to celebrate the big game.

The annual Archbishop’s Motorcycle Ride raises funds for St. Luke’s Center, a drug and alcohol-abuse treatment facility operated by Catholic Charities.

Dozens of bikers joined the archbishop for 8:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral, then followed him on the 31-mile ride to Peterson’s Harley Davidson in northwest Miami-Dade County, where they enjoyed a BBQ lunch and some fun and games.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski sets out on his annual ride to raise funds for Catholic Charities' St. Luke's Center, a rehabilitation facility for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. The ride began with morning Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doral, and ended at Peterson's Harley-Davidson in Northwest Dade, with dozens of fellow bikers taking part.

Photographer: MARLENE QUARONI | FC Archbishop Thomas Wenski sets out on his annual ride to raise funds for Catholic Charities’ St. Luke’s Center, a rehabilitation facility for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. The ride began with morning Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doral, and ended at Peterson’s Harley-Davidson in Northwest Dade, with dozens of fellow bikers taking part.

After Mass and before setting out, the archbishop also went around blessing the bikers’ rides. (Click here to read the archbishop’s homily.)

The annual event is coordinated by the Archdiocese of Miami’s Development Office.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski blesses motorcyclists and their bikes before leading dozens of them on a ride from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doral, to Peterson's Harley-Davidson in Northwest Dade. The annual ride raises funds for Catholic Charities' St. Luke's Center, a rehabilitation facility for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Photographer: MARLENE QUARONI | FC Archbishop Thomas Wenski blesses motorcyclists and their bikes before leading dozens of them on a ride from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doral, to Peterson’s Harley-Davidson in Northwest Dade. The annual ride raises funds for Catholic Charities’ St. Luke’s Center, a rehabilitation facility for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.