WESTLAKE -- The 2018 Bishop's Golf Classic will be played Friday, Sept. 216, at the National Golf Club of Louisiana, 2801 Louisiana Way. The four-person scramble tournament will feature an afternoon round with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, following lunch. Registration begins at noon. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Fees are $500 per team. Tee box sponsorships are $150 and banner sponsorships are $1,000.
Bubba Oustalet Automotive Group of Jennings is a tournament sponsor.
Proceeds from the event provide financial assistance to the Seminarian Education Fund and the Priest Retirement Fund.
Educating the men who are studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Lake Charles is an expensive task. Thirteen men are currently in various stages of their education and training at four different seminaries.
The Diocese provides 55 percent of a seminarian's educational cost at the college/philosophy level with the students responsible for the remainder. At the theological seminary the Diocese obligates itself to pay 100 percent of the educational costs.
At the opposite end of priestly life is the retired priest. We must see to the care and welfare of these men who have given their lives to spreading the Gospel message in the faith communities of Southwest Louisiana.
Currently 10 priests are in this category. The Diocese will expend over $300,000 on the welfare of these wonderful and holy men during the next fiscal year. The depth of their sacrifice to the Faith is reason enough to aid them for the remainder of their days.
Registration forms will be available at area golf courses and the offices of the Diocese of Lake Charles, 414 Iris Street.