Established in 1980, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology's annual golf event bears the name of its founder, the late Honorable Judge Roger W. Breslin, Sr. The proceeds of this event benefit resident seminarians who experience unexpected financial need while they prepare for the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Seminary. Over the past 38 years, the Breslin Fund has helped purchase textbooks and has paid for uncovered medical expenses, emergency travel and other expenses, enabling our seminarians to focus on their formation without financial concern.
The 38th Annual Judge Roger W. Breslin Cornerstone Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Cedar Hill Country Club located at 100 Walnut Street in Livingston, NJ.
Monsignor James C. Turro '44/M.Div. '48
Celebrating 70 Years Faithfully Serving
As A Priest of Jesus Christ
For the past 70 years, Monsignor James C. Turro has been the embodiment of a servant of Jesus Christ, a steward of the mysteries of Christ!
While growing up in Jersey City, James Turro attended St. Paul of the Cross Grammar School and St. Peter's Prep. He attended Seton Hall University, where he completed his bachelor's degree in classical languages in 1944. Following graduation, the call to the priesthood led him to study theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, located at that time in Mahwah. On May 22, 1948, Father James Turro was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh in St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral in Newark, as Sacred Heart Cathedral was still in the process of being completed.
After his ordination to the priesthood, Father Turro studied at The Catholic University of America, where he earned a licentiate in theology. He went on to study in Rome, at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1959, Father Turro began teaching Scripture at Immaculate Conception Seminary and was assigned to act as director of the seminary library, a role he served passionately for 45 years. In recognition of his many contributions to its development, and care the library now bears his name.
In recognition for his service to the Church, Father Turro became Monsignor Turro as he was named a Prelate of Honor to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II in 1989. As a Professor of Theology, Monsignor Turro has served the students of Fordham University, Fairfield University, LaSalle University, St. John's University and Immaculata College. For many decades, Monsignor Turro has taught at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook and at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell. He has worked on the editorial board of the Archdiocesan newspaper and served on the Presbyteral Council, Priest Personnel Board and Continuing Education Committee in the Archdiocese of Newark.
As a Priest in the Archdiocese of Newark, Monsignor Turro served the parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack, in 1959, followed by an assignment as weekend assistant at Our Lady of Mercy in Park Ridge, a parish family he continues to celebrate Mass with for over 50 years.
Monsignor Turro has provided spiritual guidance to thousands of priests, religious men and women, and laity. He has also led numerous pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Greece and Turkey, and continues to be a much sought-after speaker. Although he has retired from teaching at Immaculate Conception Seminary and serving as Director of the Library, Monsignor Turro remains a vital member of our community.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Cedar Hill Country Club
Livingston, New Jersey
Golf Event (includes Cocktail Reception and Dinner)
Registration 11 a.m.; Lunch 11 a.m.; Shotgun start 12:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:30 p.m.
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