Summer Fest

2017 SJV Summer Fest
Thursday July 19th - Sunday July 22rd

$20,000 Cash Giveaway drawing on Sunday, 7/22/18, at 7:00pm

Thursday – Kick Off Run

Friday – 5pm – 11:00pm

Saturday – 1pm – 11:00pm

Sunday – 12pm – 5:00pm

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Country Music - Friday night with Eric Van Houten coming from Nashville  

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The festivities will begin on Thursday July 19 with the annual SJV 5K Kickoff Run and Walk starting at 6:30 pm.  Pick up your race packets on Tuesday between 6:00-7:30pm or after 4pm on 7/20/17.  Online registration, prize money eligibility and complete details will be posted at  

On Friday, July 20th, the lawn fete will be in full swing with the annual “Cruise Night”. There is no entrance fee for the Car Show which starts at 6pm and there will be two awards for fan favorits.  Our entertainment tent will feature WNY favorite from Nashville, Eric Van Houten, opening act at 7pm and he will be performing from 8-11 pm. 

On Saturday, July 21st, will be hitting the entertainment tent the from 8-11 pm.

On Sunday, July 22nd, in honor of the 25th Anniversary, there will be a noon outdoor mass followed by the annual Dinner which will be available from 1-4 pm. The live music will continue until 7pm.

$20,000 Cash Raffle The opportunity to win only exists if you get into the raffle with each ticket costing only $25 each.  The prizes awarded are 1st - $10,000, 2nd - $5,000, 3rd - $2,500, 4th - $2,000 and 5th - 10th - $500 each.  Ticket sales are available in the Parish Office during regular office hours or give the office a call at 674-9133 and one can be mailed to you.  Big Raffle drawing is at 7:00pm on 7/22/18 at the close of the Summer Fete.

Variety Tent The Variety Tent is back this year commemorating the 25th Anniversary.  This tent is one of the more popular tents as it will house many raffles including our famous Candy & Grocery Bag raffle.  The Grocery Bag Raffle is such a successful game as all the winnings are donated.  With that, we NEED YOU!  Over the coming weeks, please consider donating grocery items by placing them in the bin at the rear of the church or dropping them off at the Parish Office during regular office hours.

Kid’s Tent Once again, the Kid’s Tent is looking forward to offering various games, prizes, bounce houses and other surprises to the youth of our Parish Community at the upcoming Lawn Fete. The success of this event in previous years could not have been possible without all of the hardworking volunteers and generous parishioner donations. If you have items that you would like to donate for prizes, please direct them to the parish office to the attention of Rene Reaska. Thank you in advance for your support!

Beer Keg Challenge We are looking for parishioners to join the Beer Keg Challenge.  Donations of $25 for a quarter-keg and $50 for a half-keg will help to offset the cost of entertainment for the weekend.  All Keg Supporters will be recognized on a sign in the Entertainment Tent. Join the fun by dropping off a donation at the parish office or in the collection basket in an envelope labeled Beer Keg Challenge. Thank you for your support.

Basket Raffle We need your help again this year. Please donate to the basket raffle tent as it is one of our most successful tents because of you and your donations. Consider making a completed basket or simply giving us a donation or items to make a basket. There will be a RED CONTAINER in the back of Church for "NEW" items, which we will use to compile baskets. All completed baskets should be brought to the Parish Office during regular business hours. Our baskets are $35+ in value. Thank you for your continued support!

All of this can’t happen without our volunteers.  The Lawn Fete Committee needs 500 volunteers for a variety of activities.  Our success depends on your help.  Please volunteer by signing up today.  Fill out the form on this page and a chairperson will call you to assist, or you may send us a note to the parish office, call 674-9133 or email

 Look at the FUN we will have!!!

Fireworks Friday and Saturday (weather permitting)