The 36th Annual Desert Golf Classic, which will be held on September 18, 2018, at the Inn at St. John’s Golf and Conference Center in Plymouth, Michigan, funds the Desert Formation Experience, a thirty-day spiritual pilgrimage first-year graduate seminarians make each year to the Holy Land.

Tournament play, 18-hole scramble.
Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast.
Shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.
Box lunch and beverages provided on the course.
$10,000 Hole-in-One, Most Accurate Shot, and Closest to the Pin contests, as well as a raffle.
Open bar and hors d’oeuvres begin at 4:30 p.m.
Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.
Prizes and award presentations follow dinner.

Each year, Sacred Heart Major Seminary gathers friends and golfers for an exciting golf outing. I am pleased to invite you to participate in the 36th Annual Desert Golf Classic. It will be held on September 18, 2018, at the beautiful Inn at St. John’s Golf and Conference Center, in Plymouth, Michigan.

For over three decades now, you and many others have supported this golf outing that helps to fund a unique feature of our priestly formation program, the Desert Formation Experience. Your generosity provides seminarians the opportunity for an intensive thirty-day spiritual pilgrimage, walking and praying in the very land where Jesus walked, taught and worked his miracles.

The day’s golf is followed by a reception and an excellent dinner, giving you time to relax and compare scores with other players. The evening is topped off with an award presentation and the distribution of prizes.

On behalf of our seminarians, thank you for your support of the Desert Classic. Let’s pray for great weather! With prayerful best wishes, I remain,

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness



10:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Shotgun Start

4:30 p.m.

Open bar & hors d’oeuvres

5:30 p.m.



The Inn at St. John's
44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

Desert Golf Classic 2017 Highlights

Sacred Heart Major Seminary


Forming Hearts and Minds. Proclaiming Jesus Christ.

The mission of Sacred Heart Major Seminary is simple and compelling: to educate and form priests, deacons, and lay ministers to be leaders of the new evangelization of our increasingly secularized world.

Sacred Heart’s students are formed by highly-credentialed instructors who teach according to the mind of the Church. Students are inspired by the example of the Good Shepherd and the surrounding urban environment to answer the call to serve human needs. Called into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, students are thereby prepared to assist others into that same intimate friendship.

Desert Formation Experience