Join Us for the 2024 OMV Gala

April 27th, 2024 • Boston’s Seaport Hotel

Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, an auction and fellowship to support OMV Seminarians! This year’s theme will be Nunc Coepi “where a lifetime of service begins.” The Annual Gala is a celebration of community and commitment, honoring those who are called to serve and sharing the joy and hope that connect us all.

Register to Attend

Purchase tickets to attend our joyful annual celebration to honor and thank our Oblates of the Virgin Mary seminarians, brothers and priests who have dedicated their lives to service. Early bird tickets are $250, but this price won’t last long!

Purchase Tickets


If you’re joining us from out of state, stay the night at the Seaport Hotel (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA). Guests can get a discounted rate as part of our room block. Use this booking link to make your reservation online or ask for the OMV Gala event rate if you choose to book over the phone.

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV

Keynote Speaker

We’re excited to welcome Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, as this year’s keynote speaker. Currently on a missionary assignment in the Philippines, Fr. Nnamdi serves in the Congregations’ Retreat Ministry and in the House of Formation for novices and theologians in Antipolo, Philippines.

He is originally from Nigeria and specialized in Ecclesiology at St. John’s Seminary in Boston, USA.

Jim Jessee

Gala Chair

Jim Jessee has worked at MFS Investment Management since the mid 1980s and was a co-head of MFS’ Global Distribution from 2011-2017.

Jim learned of the work of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary through attending Mass at the St Francis Chapel in the Prudential Center, which is in the same complex as the MFS offices in the Back Bay of Boston. He was attracted by its serenity and intimate setting in such close proximity to his daily workplace.


All proceeds from the event will benefit the Seminarian Scholarship Fund, providing our young seminarians with the financial support they need on the road to ordination and lives of service. Help us to continue the mission of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary by becoming a corporate sponsor or making a donation to the seminarian fund.

Become a Gala Sponsor

There are a variety of sponsorship levels and recognition for the 2024 Annual Gala, and we welcome you to learn more about making a commitment this year.

Donate to the Seminarian Fund

Support Oblate seminarians preparing for the priesthood. Your contribution covers the costs of education, spiritual formation and housing as they answer God’s call.

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2023 Annual Gala Sponsors

Thank you to all of the Gala sponsors! Your support enables current and future seminarians to pursue a lifetime of service.

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St. Ignatius Province of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 04-2596681