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Bikers blessed before riding in ‘God’s great church of the outdoors’

Deacon Franz Hoffer, "Deacon Harley" to some in the community, blesses bicyclists and motorcyclists June 12at St. Michael Parish in Sterling Heights. The deacon, who blessed bikes for eight years at his former parish, hopes to continue the tradition at his new assignment.


Dan Meloy | The Michigan Catholic

‘Deacon Harley’ blesses motorcyclists, bicyclists in new tradition at Sterling Heights parish Sterling Heights — Bikers of all kinds were revved up with the Holy Spirit at St. Michael Parish in Sterling Heights. On June 12, St. Michael Deacon Franz Hoffer — “Deacon Harley,” as he is known to some in the community — invited…