For an event schedule, printed mail in registration form or to view a description of what is included in your sponsorship level, download the Golf Outing brochure HERE
Bishop John C. Reiss Memorial Golf Outing is held annually to benefit the Charitable Trust for the Aged, Infirmed and Disabled Priests
The priests who serve in the Diocese of Trenton are its most valuable resource. After many years of extensive education, they serve in active ministry well beyond the retirement age of most people in the secular world. Our priests bring to each day a profound love of the Lord which is demonstrated through their ministry and their dedication to the people of God.
No one gets into this life of service for the money, and like the rest of us, the priests must plan for their retirement. They are fortunate to have a pension plan into which contributions have been made on their behalf throughout their years of service enabling the priests to have a small income upon retirement. The pension, Social Security, and diocesan-provided benefits such as health/dental/vision coverage and reduced auto insurance rates, provides a reasonably comfortable retirement for our priests.
However, like many other Americans, our priests are living longer. Most living independently at first but eventually seeking residency at the diocesan-subsidized facilities; Villa Vianney for the independent priests and those who need some assistance in their daily lives; and St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center for those who need nursing care whether short- or long-term. The number of priests eligible for retirement will nearly double in the next five years and so will the costs for their care.
Your faithful support of the Bishop Reiss Golf Outing helps to ensure that the diocese will always have the means to provide the needed financial support for our priests in retirement.
“I have prayed that God would guide me in this journey, making His will abundantly clear and providing the way to answer His call.”
- Retired Diocesan Priest, Rev. Msgr. “Casey” Ludzinski