Bishop Rizzotto Golf Classic, March 10

February 8, 2011

CYPRESS — The 8th annual Bishop Rizzotto Golf Classic benefiting St. Dominic Village is March 10 at the BlackHorse Golf Club. St. Dominic Village is the only Catholic retirement facility in the Archdiocese.

Combining his passion for golf with his pastoral desire to support the work of St. Dominic Village, retired Auxiliary Bishop Vincent M. Rizzotto helped establish the Golf Classic in 2003 to raise funds for resident programs at the Village.

The tournament provides a packed day of golf, fun and fellowship on and off the course. The retired bishop is inviting everyone from parishes of the Archdiocese to partake in the festivities, as well as contribute to a worthy cause.

"The tournament has always been a great source of pride for me," Bishop Rizzotto said.

Founded in 1975 on the site of the former Dominican College, St. Dominic Village provides high quality, affordable living and nursing services. The Village offers independent retirement living, assisted living, intermediate nursing care, skilled nursing care, a wellness center and the Pope John XXIII Residence for Retired Priests.

"The mission of St. Dominic Village is to serve the elderly in a Christian and dignified manner," Bishop Rizzotto said. "The people there, both clergy and laity, receive excellent care in their senior years. Therefore, it is my privilege to be able to host this golf tournament that benefits the Village."

St. Dominic Village promotes and preserves the dignity of each person belonging to the close-knit community — from residents and their families to staff members.

"I may be a resident there myself someday," Bishop Rizzotto said, "and in some ways, I am paving the way for my own presence in the future."
For more information, call St. Dominic Village at 713-440-3413 or visit

\— Jonah Dycus contributed to this story