The Rev. Fr. Alan Jorgensen sprinkles holy water on the bikes.A band plays in the lead-up to the blessing.Looking east from Blessed Sacrament's parking lot, the steeple of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd rises in the background of this shot of the band.The festivities continue in the lead-up to the blessing at noon.Allegan Boy Scouts manned the colors for the blessing.The Rev. Fr. Alan Jorgensen adds to his ensemble prior to the blessing.Looking good, Father Jorgensen!After sprinkling holy water on the first responder vehicles, he moved on to the approximately 100 bikes gathered for the blessing.The cross atop Blessed Sacrament is visible in the background of this bike.The Rev. Fr. Alan Jorgensen wraps up with some final words of the blessing and prayer.

Blessing of the Bikes motors into Allegan

By Ryan Lewis, Editor

The Rev. Fr. Alan Jorgensen blessed approximately 100 motorcycles gathered at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Allegan on Saturday, May 10.

The day featured a cookout and musical entertainment throughout the day.

Eight classic cars also showed up to bask in the sun for th event.

Jorgensen prayed for the safety of the riders and for the safety of first responders in the county. He then walked up and down the parking lot sprinkling holy water on the assembled bikes, some having traveled a hundred miles to attend the blessing.


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