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Fr. Jamie Dennis waves his hat toward pilot Chris Conkright on April 12, 2024 before climbing aboard and blessing the local farms and neighborhoods from above, with prayers for safety and prosperity. COURTESY OF LAVIDA MISCHEL

Blessing the farms from above


Joining pilot Chris Conkright, Fr. Jamie Dennis (pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Sorgho), administrative assistant Lavida Mischel, and St. Mary Magdalene parishioner Danny Ebelhar took to the Sorgho sky on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Fr. Dennis, with the Blessed Sacrament in hand, prayed and blessed nearby farms and neighborhoods, praying for safety and prosperity for this season. The 20-minute flight included the Knott Farm, Ebelhar Farm, Stephen Farm & Nursery, as well as nearby neighborhoods.

(Left to right) Pilot Chris Conkright, parishioner Danny Ebelhar, and administrative assistant Lavida Mischel accompanied Fr. Jamie Dennis, the pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Sorgho, on his April 12, 2024 flight above the area to pray for safety and prosperity for this season’s crops. COURTESY OF LAVIDA MISCHEL

Originally printed in the May 2024 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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