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Hayley Winters
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The Feast of St. Jerome

The Feast of St. Jerome is an annual community event held in the fall that honours the university's Patron Saint. Historically the celebration includes a mass, followed by a reception and dinner, and the opportunity for our donors and friends to connect, reminisce, and raise money for St. Jerome’s University student bursaries.


A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award. The annual award is the university’s highest honour for recognition of Catholic leadership. It is given to an individual(s) who has demonstrated, either through professional or personal achievements, extraordinary accomplishment in the fields of leadership, education, and service to others. Previous recipients of the award include The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Dick Callahan, Dr. John “Jack” Raymond Sehl, Robert Way, Mary Kuntz, Steven Lubczuk, and in 2020, COVID-19 Pandemic Essential Workers.

Thank you for supporting our online October 2, 2021 20th Anniversary Feast of St. Jerome event, which raised $50,000 for first-year student entrance scholarships. Please use the link below to listen to the Honourable Graydon Nicholas's speech presented at the event. 

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Thank you to our 20th Anniversary Feast of St. Jerome sponsors:


To find out more about our sponsors, please click on their logo to visit their website.





CANCELLED due to the pandemic.


The 2019 Feast of St. Jerome liturgy and dinner raised $50,000, with net proceeds dedicated to student bursaries. 


We also congratulated Mary Kuntz, who was selected as our 2019 Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership Award recipient. 

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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. For more information about sponsor opportunities please connect with us at













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