de Sales Invitational


De Sales Invitational

Brotherhood and Basketball

2023 De Sales Invitational

De Sales Invitational

The 2023 De Sales Invitational was generously underwritten by Tom & Lynne VanHimbergen, Kevin & Linda Steiner, Pat Connaughton, and Fr. Gerry Brittain.

The 3rd annual De Sales Invitational basketball tournament featured 12 teams from around the United States. It was an extraordinary weekend of basketball, but also a lot of brotherhood, for the 250 men who have chosen to give their lives to Christ. Between games, the men prayed together, ate together, and enjoyed a camaraderie that strengthens the future of our Church. Thank you to everyone who participated, from the seminarians and priests, to the many families who came to cheer the seminarians on!

Our own Shormen won the intensely-fought championship game over St. Paul Seminary in overtime. Our Lady of Guadalupe came in third. Congratulations to all!

Seminary Basketball Team

Watch the games on the Seminary's YouTube channel



Friday at MMOC

Game 1
34   Saint Francis de Sales
33   St. Vincent de Paul

Game 2
55   St. Paul
48   Our Lady of Guadalupe

Game 3
37   Kenrick-Glennon
36   Moreau

Game 4 | 2OT
49   Mundelein
46   St. John's

Game 5
45   Immaculate Heart of Mary
42   Notre Dame

Game 6
39   St. Gregory the Great
31   SFDS Gold


Saturday at MMOC

Game 7
43   Our Lady of Guadalupe   
31   SFDS Gold       

Game 9
46   Mundelein                       
43   St. Gregory the Great      

Game 11
41   St. Paul                                      
21   Immaculate Heart of Mary     

Game 13
53   Moreau
43   St. John's

Game 15
39   SFDS Gold
24   St. Gregory the Great

Game 17
33   Kenrick-Glennon
31   Moreau

Game 19
40   Saint Francis de Sales
28   SFDS Gold

Saturday at Miller Gym

Game 8
46   Saint Francis de Sales
34   St. John's                          

Game 10
54   Kenrick-Glennon
31   Notre Dame                   

Game 12
28   Moreau
26   St. Vincent de Paul         

Game 14
77   Our Lady of Guadalupe
38   Notre Dame

Game 16
37   St. Vincent de Paul
29   Immaculate Heart of Mary

Game 18
53   Our Lady of Guadalupe
37   Mundelein

Game 20
38   St. Paul 
27   St. Vincent de Paul

8 p.m. | Game 21
36   Saint Francis de Sales
28   Kenrick-Glennon

9 p.m. | Game 22
38   St. Paul
34   Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sunday at MMOC
Games open to the public and livestreamed

3rd Place Game
58   Our Lady of Guadalupe
51   Kenrick-Glennon

Championship Game | OT
51   Saint Francis de Sales
48   St. Paul

The dates for the 2024 tournament are February 9-11, 2024.


2022 De Sales Invitational

de Sales Invitational

The second annual De Sales Invitational hosted 12 teams from around the nation on February 18 - 20, 2022. Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary won for the second year in a row by defeating Saint Francis de Sales Seminary 53-47, in a repeat of last year's championship game. Moreau placed third. It was an amazing weekend for the hundreds of seminarians who traveled to Wisconsin to pray and play together. 

2022 Games can be viewed on YouTube.

The 2022 De Sales Invitational was generously underwritten by Tom and Lynne VanHimbergen.

2021 De Sales Invitational

The innaugural De Sales Invitational Basketball Tournament was held in February 2021. Six teams from Midwestern seminaries came together for a weekend of brotherhood and fun. The three days of camaraderie were particularly welcome because all of the seminaries were living in some state of quarantine at the time. An excellent team from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska defeated the SFDS team in the championship game. Kenrick-Glennon placed third.

The 2021 De Sales Invitational was graciously underwritten by Tom and Lynne VanHimbergen.

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