Thank you to all who joined us for the 2024 OMV Gala!

Save the date for April 26th, 2025 • Boston’s Seaport Hotel

It was an evening of cocktails, dinner, an auction and fellowship to support OMV Seminarians! This year’s theme was Nunc Coepi “where a lifetime of service begins.” We celebrated our whole OMV community, honoring those who are called to serve and sharing the joy and hope that connect us all.

Support Seminarians

Although the event has passed, it’s not too late to be a part of this joyful annual celebration to honor and thank our Oblates of the Virgin Mary seminarians, brothers and priests who have dedicated their lives to service. The OMV Gala supports our Seminarian Fund, enabling more young men to answer God’s call.

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A Video Honoring Fr. Dave Beauregard, OMV

This year, we showed gala guests a video honoring the life and legacy of Fr. Dave Beauregard, OMV, who was integral in the founding of the Our Lady of Grace seminary and the early days of the Oblates in the United States.

YouTube video

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.

Fr. Shawn Monahan smiling


Fr. Shawn Monahan, OMV, will be our emcee for the evening! Ordained as a priest for the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in 2002, Fr. Shawn has been involved in a variety of apostolic ministries since then. He’s served as a parish priest in New Jersey and Illinois, a certified retreat and spiritual director at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and as a Novice Master helping young men discern their vocation at Our Lady of Grace Seminary.

You may also recognize him from our latest virtual workshop, The Path to Healing Our Broken Hearts, where he leads us on a healing journey to the Lord’s compassionate love.

Seminarian Fund

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 giving 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 in the coming years.

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.

2024 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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