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Viola Poletes Montgomery
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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 the fall. 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.

20th Annual Feast of St Jerome - Saturday October 5, 2020

We will be celebrating the 20th Annual Feast of St. Jerome Liturgy and Dinner on Saturday, October 5, 2020! The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a Feast of St. Jerome Liturgy in Notre Dame Chapel, followed at 5:30 p.m. with the Feast of St. Jerome Reception and Dinner, in the Atrium of SJU's SJ2/Academic Centre.


We hope that you will join us for this annual celebration and fundraising event with proceeds raised to support student scholarships at St. Jerome's University. We also look forward to announcing our 2020 recipient of the Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership.

Last Year's Event

The 2019 Feast of St. Jerome Liturgy and Dinner was another success raising $50,000! All net proceeds raised were dedicated to student scholarships. Thank you to our friends and donors who came together as a community to celebrate and support our students.


We also congratulate Mary Kuntz, who was selected as our 2019 Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership Award recipient. Kuntz has been an active leader, philanthropist, and community supporter behind the scenes in Waterloo Region for decades. She accepted the award on behalf of all women of her generation, who demonstrated leadership in the Catholic community, acknowledging the importance of quiet leadership shown by many women from the home and to the classroom.

Mary Kuntz
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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!



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.