Tee Up For A Brighter Future

The Rector’s Classic is more than just a golf outing—it’s a celebration of community and the enduring mission of Mundelein Seminary. By participating and sponsoring, you’re not just getting involved a premier event; you’re becoming part of a legacy of support that empowers seminarians to become compassionate leaders in service to the Church and the world.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting to master your swing, the Rector’s Classic offers an unforgettable experience for golfers of all levels. Picture yourself navigating the lush fairways and challenging greens of a fun course, surrounded by stunning scenery and fellow enthusiasts—all while supporting a noble cause. If you’re not a golfer, you can still support the Rector’s Classic by purchasing tickets to attend the reception, dinner, and awards ceremony following our day on the course.

Our golf event will begin at Pine Meadow Golf Club on Thursday, September 12, 2024 and will include a BBQ lunch, a swag bag at registration and a special gift for each golfer.

The day of togetherness will continue into the evening with a reception, silent/online auction, raffle, dinner and award presentation on the campus at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of something truly special. Become a sponsor and purchase tickets to the Rector’s Classic today and join us as we tee up for a brighter future, one swing at a time.

Rector’s Classic Highlight Video


Register for golf and/or the reception and dinner

Explore the Course

The Schedule: Thursday, September 12


10:30 AMRegistration and driving range open at Pine Meadow Golf Club
11:15 AMBBQ lunch
12:30 PM Shotgun begins

Dinner & Reception

6:00 PMCocktails, silent auction and raffle at University of St. Mary of the Lake dining hall
7:00 PMDinner and awards ceremony
9:00 PMEvent ends

Sponsorship Opportunities

Rector’s Classic Sponsorship Video

The Rector’s Classic isn’t just about birdies and bogeys; it’s about building a legacy. By sponsoring this prestigious event, you’re not only showcasing your commitment to philanthropy but also investing in the education and formation of tomorrow’s priests. Your support directly impacts the academic, spiritual, and pastoral formation of our seminarians, empowering them to serve our communities with compassion and conviction.

As a sponsor, your brand will gain exposure to a diverse audience of clergy, community leaders, and avid golf enthusiasts. From prominent signage on the course to recognition in our event materials, your generosity will be celebrated and remembered. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow sponsors and participants, forging valuable connections while making a meaningful difference.

Join us on the fairways of generosity and tee off for a cause that transcends sport. Your partnership in the Rector’s Classic is more than just a sponsorship—it’s a testament to your dedication to faith, service, and the future of our Church. Together, let’s drive toward a brighter tomorrow, one swing at a time.


  • Driving range
  • Lunch
  • Golf for 12
  • Cocktail reception and dinner for 24
  • Full page ad in program
  • Signage on the golf course and seminary
  • Option to include items with logo in the swag bag


  • Driving range
  • Lunch
  • Golf for 8
  • Cocktail reception and dinner for 16
  • Full page ad in program
  • Signage on the golf course and seminary
  • Option to include items with logo in the swag bag


  • Driving range
  • Lunch
  • Golf for 4
  • Cocktail reception and dinner for 8
  • ½ page ad in program
  • Signage on the golf course
  • Option to include items with logo in the swag bag


  • Driving range
  • Lunch
  • Golf for 4
  • Cocktail reception and dinner for 4

Your logo on every single shirt worn by the seminarians helping with the event

Logo and blurb about company in program

Logo on swag bags at check-in

Logo on signage on beverage carts that travel throughout the course

Logo signage at lunch on the golf course by grill and on each dining table

Logo / dedication as a thank you in the program and can take home floral arrangements

For those who can’t join OR are golfing and would like to further support the event and promote their business with a tee box sign

Your parish, organization, or family can congratulate the award honoree, the seminary, or a particular seminarian. 1/8 page color ad will be in the printed keepsake dinner program

Silent Auction

Bid on online/silent auction items

Rules for Shotgun Golf

  • Shotgun golf will begin at 12:30 PM. Foursomes will be broken up in 1A and 1B all the way through to 18. Those that are “Hole Sponsors” will begin at the hole with their logo on a flag.
  • There is a 2 putt max.
  • Beat the Seminarian: Longest drive will be on hole 4.
  • Beat the Seminarian: Closest to the pin will be on hole 17.
  • The hole-in-one will be at hole 5 and there will be detailed instructions on the course.
  • The staff at the golf course will calculate the lowest foursome, closest to the pin and longest drive and those winners will receive an award at the dinner.
    • In the event of a tie for the lowest score, the staff at Pine Meadow will total the back 9 of the scores and determine the winner. If the back 9 still results in a tie, the staff will total the front 9. In the event there is still a tie, they will look at the handicap and determine the winner.
  • Mulligans will be available for purchase and golfers can buy as many as they want and use the honor system when cashing in on their Mulligans.
  • When golfers arrive, they will check-in and they will be told their starting hole. USML Seminarians will take their bag and place it on a golf cart with their name, so when lunch is over the golfers will go to their cart and drive to their starting hole.

2024 Honoree

Sister Rosemary Connelly, RSM

2024 In Service of One Another Honoree

We are proud to honor Sister Rosemary Connelly, RSM, Chairman of Misericordia with the 2024 Cardinal Joseph Bernardin In Service of One Another Catholic Humanitarian Award.

Sister Rosemary is a member of the Sisters of Mercy.  A native Chicagoan, she attended parochial schools and taught in several Archdiocesan schools while continuing her studies.  In 1959, Sister Rosemary earned a B.S. in Social Science.  She then earned a Master of Arts in Sociology from St. Louis University in 1966 and a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 1969.  She was appointed Administrator of Misericordia in 1969.  She has also received nine honorary doctorate degrees – from the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Loyola, DePaul, Lewis, St. Xavier, Marquette, Dominican and MacMurray Universities, as well as numerous awards and honors.

Misericordia began providing services for persons in need in 1921. Operated by the Sisters of Mercy, it first served as a maternity hospital on the South Side of Chicago. In 1954, it turned its attention to another group in need of special care – children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 Sister Rosemary was appointed Misericordia’s Executive Director in 1969. At that time, there were no services for children with disabilities – so she started a variety of programs designed to help the children achieve the highest level of independence possible. In 1976, Sister Rosemary, 39 children and 35 dedicated staff members moved to the former site of Angel Guardian Orphanage on the North Side of Chicago at 6300 North Ridge. It was an abandoned campus with dilapidated buildings.

A visionary who devoted more than 50 years to the community that has become the Misericordia of today, Sister Rosemary’s leadership over the years has led to a far-reaching program that includes 600 children and adult residents, an Outreach Program serving more than 200 families, 1,100 employees and thousands of volunteers both on and off campus. Nearly 400 people currently are on Misericordia’s waiting list. Sister was integral in establishing Misericordia as one of the nation’s leading communities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It has become a model for others in providing a wide range of residential options, educational programs, vocational training, therapy and medical services, social and recreational activities, health and fitness, and opportunities for spiritual growth.

To read more about Sr. Rosemary and all he has done and accomplished please click HERE.

Past Honorees

Golf Committee

  • Mr. Sean Klock, Chair
  • Mr. Brian Callahan
  • Mr. Marty Endre
  • Mr. Bob Galecke
  • Mr. Todd Helfrich
  • Mr. Thomas R. Kiley
  • Mr. Daniel B. Love
  • Mr. Mike Rigali

  • Reverend Martin Zielinski+

For more information or to become a sponsor contact Jillian Frick or click HERE to register, sponsor or bid on silent auction items.