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Supporting Formation on the Fairway: Golf Outing Supports Seminarians’ Studies

39th Annual Desert Golf Classic golf outing raises funds to continue support of seminarian formation

by Editorial Team

With a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. on September 20th, 2021, the 39th Annual Desert Classic was underway.

123 golfers gathered to provide support for the seminarians’ Desert Formation Experience, a thirty-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land to experience their spiritual growth and priestly formation in the very places Jesus taught and prayed.

This year’s outing was chaired by Dcn. Christian Flagstadt, Diocese of Marquette, and seminarian Michael Bruno Selvaraj, Archdiocese of Detroit, and winners were Dr. Thomas Butts, Erich Mau, Mike Kerby, and Mike Shearon.

Sacred Heart is deeply grateful for the contributions of our golfers, as well as for all our generous sponsors:

Holy Land Sponsor
Ka-wood Gear and Machine

Title Sponsor
Knights of Columbus

Event Sponsor
Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services

Reception Sponsors
Auger Klein Aller Architects
St. Andrew Catholic Church, Msgr. Michael Hrydziusko
Urban J. and Maryane L. Hubert
Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Directors

Lunch Sponsors
Brad and Mariann Merrelli
Law Offices of Joseph A. Lavigne
RMW Productions, LLC

Individual Hole Sponsors
A.J. Desmond and Son Funeral Directors
Alliance Catholic Credit Union
Archdiocese of Detroit Ordination Class of 2019
Fr. John Bettin
Bodman PLC
Dr. Bill Grace
Paul Erickson
Dan and Rosemary Kelly
Knights of Columbus Riverview Council #13980
Mass for Commerce
QMI Group, Inc.
Sacred Heart Church - Auburn Hills, Fr. Craig Marion
Simone Companies
St. Aloysius Parish, Fr. Mario Amore
St. Daniel Parish, Fr. John Bettin
St. Lucy Parish - St. Clair Shores, Fr. Jim Commyn
St. Margaret of Scotland, Fr. Ron DeHondt
Paul and Julie Tomasko

Eagle Sponsors
Fr. Tim Dombrowski
Most Rev. Bernard J. Harrington
John Kullman
Very Rev. Salvatore Palazzolo, JCL
Edward J. Petersmark
Sacred Heart Parish - Auburn Hils, Fr. Craig Marion

Hole in One Sponsors
Detroit Spectrum Painters
RMW Productions, LLC
St. Andrew Catholic Church, Msgr. Michael Hrydziusko

Birdie Sponsor
Carl R. Tenuta

by Editorial Team

Editorial Team

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Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Christ-centered Catholic community of faith and higher learning committed to forming leaders who will proclaim the good news of Christ to the people of our time. As a leading center of the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart serves the needs of the Archdiocese of Detroit and contributes to the mission of the universal Church.