In what has become an annual tradition since its inception in 2010, some local members of the Catholic fraternal and service group the Knights of Columbus plan a special Good Friday Stations of the Cross on March 29, rolling from church-to-church in Southeast Texas on motorcycles to complete their religious pilgrimage.
Their special Stations of the Cross will culminate with a Knights of Columbus donated lunch to the low-income guests served at Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas’ Hospitality Center located at 3959 Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur.
Knights on Bikes is a sub-group of Knights of Columbus members who have a strong affinity for motorcycle riding. The Knights on Bikes will ride their motorcycles to a series of 13 different churches in the area on Good Friday morning in a variance on the meditative prayer the Stations of the Cross, which reflect on 13 scenes from the day of Jesus Christ’s death.
A brief prayer service will be conducted at each of the churches, culminating with a final reflection at the Hospitality Center, where the Knights on Bikes will enjoy a meal made possible for Hospitality Center guests by a donation from the Knights of Columbus.
The Center serves a midday meal every day of the year for the benefit of the homeless and other low-income members of the community for whom the Center’s daily meal is an important food supplement.
The meal at the Hospitality Center is served from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Knights on Bikes are expected to arrive at the Center between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.
For further information about the agency, please visit Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas’ website www.catholiccharitiesbmt.org .