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Viola Poletes Montgomery
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Sandra Moon
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The Feast of St. Jerome

The Feast of St. Jerome is a community event that honours our Patron Saint.  This event hosts our donors and friends and is held annually in October. Following an opportunity to celebrate liturgy together, we enjoy a night of celebration, dining, connecting, reminiscing, and raising money for entrance scholarships to St. Jerome’s University. A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership, and the honouring of the recipient.


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Last Year's Event

The annual Feast of St. Jerome Liturgy and Dinner is our signature fall event. All net proceeds raised are dedicated for student scholarships. In 2016, a record $51,000 was raised when 300 friends and donors came together as a community to celebrate!


During the dinner, the Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership is presented to a community leader. The 2016 recipient, Dr. Jack Sehl, was a personal friend of the late John Sweeney. Like Sweeney, Dr. Sehl exhibits the qualities of leadership, commitment and doing good work for the betterment of the community on the whole while also being faithful to his Catholic faith and upbringing. Dr. Sehl’s quiet philanthropy and altruism has been known for many years within the Waterloo community, but he has consistently declined any accolades. It was only because of his friendship with John Sweeney that Dr. Sehl allowed St. Jerome’s University to honour his life’s achievements. 



This Year's Event: September 29, 2017
The Feast of St. Jerome Liturgy & Dinner is an annual celebration and fundraising event with proceeds raised to support  student scholarships at St. Jerome's University.  

Please join us on Friday, September 29 as we celebrate student scholarships and the 2017 recipient of 

the Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership 


The Right Honourable Paul Martin
5 p.m.  The Feast of St. Jerome Liturgy will take place in Notre Dame Chapel.  All are welcome - no ticket required.

5:30 p.m.  Feast of St. Jerome Reception & Dinner in the Atrium of the Academic Centre. This is a ticketed event to support student scholarships. 

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When you give to St. Jerome’s University, you support a premier Catholic liberal arts institution that provides opportunities that transform students into men and women who are ready to shape the world. Consider sponsoring The Feast of St. Jerome Liturgy and Dinner; through your support we can help shape the leaders of the future.