Diocese of Scranton Sets Annual Golf Classic for July 9th

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Diocese of Scranton officials are planning the ninth annual St. John Vianney Vocations Golf Classic to be held Monday, July 9, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top.

All donations are welcome. Proceeds help foster vocations to the Diocesan priesthood and support seminarian education. For reservations or information, call the Diocesan Development Office at 570-207-2250 or visit DioceseofScranton.org.

Members of the planning committee include, seated from left: Karen Clifford, Kathy Oven, Mark Soprano, Marilouise Agnone Ruane, Director of Stewardship, cochair; Rev. Donald Williams, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, chair; Msgr. David Bohr, Secretary for Clergy Formation; Rev. Jeffrey Walsh, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, and Michele Long.

Standing, same order: Michael P. Brown, Paul Woelkers, Rev. David Cappelloni, Christopher DiMattio, Jim Bebla, Secretary for Development; Atty. Joseph O’Brien; Msgr. Donald McAndrews, Scott Lynett, Dominic Rinaldi, Thomas Considine, and  Rev. Joseph Evanko.

Members of the golf committee not pictured include Deacon Frank Hine, Thomas Medico and Frank Orlando. 


Dr. Jennifer Sidari: Hope is Contagious Golf Tournament

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Members of the Dr. Jennifer Sidari Golf Tournament Committee present a donation to The Helping Hands Society, Hazleton from the proceeds of last year’s tournament. Pictured from left: Bill Goldsworthy, Tournament co=chairman, Larry Sidari, committee member, Mary Beth Koch, Executive Director of The Helping Hands Society and Pete Sidari, father of Jennifer.

The friends and family of Dr. Jennifer Sidari will gather on the green of Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 7 for ‘The Dr. Jennifer Sidari: Hope is Contagious Golf Tournament’.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.  A gourmet food tent will compliment the course and the event will conclude with a cocktail hour and dinner reception.  

The cost is $85 per golfer, $330 per foursome, $125 per Hole Sponsor and $50 for dinner-only guests.  All proceeds of the tournament will support The Jennifer Sidari, M.D. scholarships at two of her alma maters: Wyoming Area High School and The Commonwealth Medical College, as well as other community nonprofits.

Jennifer Sidari, M.D. passed away unexpectedly in May of 2013, just two weeks after receiving her doctoral degree from The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC).  Born and raised in West Pittston, Jennifer was also a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and The University of Scranton.  

Despite her shortened life, Jennifer’s accomplishments are innumerable.  She was nationally recognized in her medical education with a nomination for the Physicians of Tomorrow Award.  During her studies at TCMC, she volunteered in children’s hospitals and clinics around the world including South Africa and Haiti.  Most of all, Jennifer was known for her contagious smile and selfless personality.

The tournament is limited in capacity, so reserve your foursome today! For more information on additional sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your spot on the course, please contact one of the event chairs, Bill Goldsworthy at (570) 237-1810, wpgoldy@gmail.com or Mike Cabell, (570) 233-1389, mfcabell@gmail.com.  For more information on Dr. Jen’s Hope or to download a tournament brochure, visit http://www.drjenshope.org.  Donations may also be made to Dr. Jen’s Hope Foundation, c/o The Luzerne Foundation, 15 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston PA 18643.

Diocese of Scranton’s annual golf classic

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The Diocese of Scranton will hold its seventh annual St. John Vianney Vocations Golf Classic on Monday, July 11, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top.

Tournament proceeds help foster vocations to the Diocesan priesthood and support seminarian  formation. Bishop Joseph C. Bambera is honorary chair.

Committee members planning the event in conjunction with the Offices of Vocations and Development are, seated from left, Michele Long;  Attorney Joseph O’Brien, Reverend Donald Williams, Diocesan Director of Vocations and Director of Seminarians, chair; Monsignor Donald McAndrews, and Reverend Jeffrey Walsh, V.E., Episcopal Vicar for Clergy.  

Standing: Tom Considine; Monsignor David Bohr, Diocesan Secretary for Clergy Formation; Reverend Joseph Evanko; Marilouise Agnone Ruane, Diocesan Director of Stewardship; Reverend David Cappelloni; Dominic Rinaldi; and Mark Soprano.

The “captain and crew” tournament begins with lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. A reception and awards dinner immediately follows play. To register for golf or make a donation, call the Development Office at 570-207-2250 or visit www.DioceseofScranton.org.