About the Bill Folz Memorial "Golf for Vocations" Tournament and Fund Raiser

Bill Folz, Jr.

Bill Folz, Jr. was known as "Mr. Serra" in Arizona. He held many offices including Serra International board member, and hosted the Serra International Conference in Phoenix during the 1980s. Despite all of the honors. Bill remained a constant servant to promote vocations as a Serran.

Bill's real passion for consecrated vocations within the Catholic Church was evident as he helped found several Serra Clubs. He was the president of the Phoenix Club and helped start the Serra Club of the East Valley in 2001. Bill could bring the resources together from Serra National and International to assist a new club.

Bill was also a dedicated volunteer at our first two golf tournaments and enjoyed working the prize holes. With his quick wit and humor he was a natural to encourage players to ante up with financial support for vocations. Join us in honoring Bill, who remains a great example of what it means to be a "Serran":

  • To pray daily for current and new vocations to religious life.
  • To foster fellowship by affirming vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life in our community. Through Serran ministry we strengthen ou rmembers and our common Catholic faith.
  • To encourage new candidates to the priesthood by providing funds to support the Diocesan Vocations Office.

Why Golf for Vocations?

Golf for Vocations, Inc. is a 501c3 charitable organization.  The proceeds from our tournament, now in its 16th year, go directly to support vocations to the priesthood in the diocese of Phoenix.

The cost of education and formation for a single Priest is significant.  Considering the record number of seminarians, we now have, and with the recent opening of Phoenix’s first Seminary, The Nazareth House, the need for support is greater than ever before.  We are grateful for the ongoing participation of all our sponsors and players and we look forward to growing the event in the years to come.

With your involvement in this tournament, you are helping with the critically important process of the formation of our future Priests.   Remember the words of St John Paul II; ‘Without seminarians, we have no priests; without priests, we have no sacraments; and without sacraments, we have no church’.

Thank you for your support.

For more information about the East valley Serra Club, go to www.serraeastvalley.org.