Jesuit Heritage Week

Sunday, January 29 to Saturday, February 3, 2017

The last Sunday in January marks the beginning of Jesuit Heritage Week as the main campus becomes the venue for a host of special events and programming that explore and celebrate Georgetown's Jesuit history and traditions.  Planned and organized by a student-led team, Jesuit Heritage Week brings together distinguished faculty and special guests in events and activities focused on the work of the Jesuits around the world and here on the Hilltop. Programs focus on spirituality, social justice, the arts, education and include opportunities for meeting and becoming acquainted with individual Jesuits.  Each year, the students develop new ideas to join some perennial favorites such as Spike-a-Jesuit, the annual volleyball face-off between the students and Jesuits of Georgetown.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017

Weekly Āratī - 5:00 pm in Makóm, Leavey Center

Brahmachari Sharan and the Hindu Students Association welcome Rev. Jerry Hayes, SJ, and all friends on campus for their weekly worship gathering and conversation. All are welcome!

JHW Opening Mass - 8:00pm in Gaston Hall; Reception to follow in Healy Hall

Join the Georgetown Jesuit Community for Sunday Mass featuring the Chapel, Contemporary and Gospel choirs. All are warmly welcome to join this festive celebration that takes the place of Dahlgren Masses (7:30 pm, 9:30 pm, and 11:00 pm) and the Protestant service in St. William Chapel (7:00 pm.) The campus community is invited to Healy Foyer for refreshments and conversation after Mass.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Daily Examen - 8:45am in Copley Crypt Chapel

At the heart of the Jesuits’ spirituality is a practice called the Examen. We take a few minutes to reflect on our day and notice where God is acting in our lives and in our world.  Led by Lindsay Kelleher, Chaplain-in-Residence. All are welcome!

Jesuits Come to Leo's  - 11:30am-1:30pm in Leo's Dining Hall

Students: ever wish you could sit down with some of the Jesuits outside of a classroom or chapel? Here’s your chance! Members of the Georgetown Jesuit Community join the Leo’s lunch crowd to share a meal and conversation.  Be sure to introduce yourselves! Students only.

The Jesuits and the Popes: A Historical Sketch - 12:30pm in the Murray Room, Lauinger Library 5th Floor

Since the founding of the Society of Jesus in 1540, the relationship between the Jesuits and the Popes has had its ups (Pope Francis!) and downs (the Suppression of the Order.) Historian Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., will talk about his latest book, the first to trace this full history and analyze each phase as it unfolded. A light lunch will follow the presentation.  All are welcome!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Daily Examen - 8:45am in Copley Crypt Chapel 

At the heart of Jesuit spirituality is a practice called the Examen. We take a few minutes to reflect on our day and notice where God is acting in our lives and in our world.  Led by Rev. Chris Duffy, S.J., Associate Vice President, Program Initiatives.  All are welcome!

Chaplains' Tea: Time Travel with the Jesuits - 3-3:50pm in Healy Hall Foyer

Join Campus Ministry chaplains and staff for tea and treats from Homeboy Foods. See our special timeline display showing highlights from Jesuit and Georgetown history.  All are welcome!

Vespers Service5:45pm in Copley Crypt Chapel

Rev. Constantine White and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship welcome Rev. Ronald Murphy, S.J., and all friends to the weekly Vespers service. After the service, all are invited to join Rev. White and Rev. Murphy in the weekly Interfaith Sandwich Making that provides food for the Georgetown Ministry Center. All are welcome!

Contemplatives in Action: Jesuit and Lay Partners in Education, Health Care & International Development - 7:00pm in Healey Family Student Center, Social Room

Every day Jesuits and lay people collaborate to address some of the most urgent needs of our world. Our panel will share insights from experience and research. Rev. Ron Anton, S.J., Senior Advisor, Executive Education, MSB; Dr. Patricia Cloonan, Dean and Associate Professor NHS; Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor SFS; moderated by Rev. Matt Carnes, S.J., Associate Professor and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, SFS. All are welcome!

Holy Eucharist with Commonplace, the Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry - 8:00pm in Copley Crypt Chapel

Mother Becky Zartman and the Protestant Chaplaincy welcome Rev. Greg Schenden, S.J., and all friends to the weekly traditional Eucharist service.  All are welcome!

Spike-a-Jesuit - 9:00pm at Yates Fieldhouse Volleyball Courts

The annual face-off between Jesuits and students will determine which team claims the coveted Spike-a-Jesuit trophy, currently held by the Jesuits. Come support your team! All are welcome!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Daily Examen8:45am in Copley Crypt Chapel

At the heart of the Jesuits’ spirituality is a practice called the Examen. We take a few minutes to reflect on our day and notice where God is acting in our lives and in our world.  Led by Rev. Jon Rice, Director of Residential Ministry. All are welcome!

Jesuits: History & Spirituality - 12:30pm in Healy Hall, Room 105

Rev. Charles Gonzalez, S.J., opens his popular class to any student, faculty or staff member during Jesuit Heritage Week.  This opportunity is repeated on Friday at 12:30 pm in Healy 105. 

Jesuit Storytelling - 7-8:30pm in Wolfington Hall, the Jesuit Residence

Students are invited to gather for hospitality in the Jesuit Residence Commons. Members of the Jesuit Community will share their personal stories. Students only. 

Jesuit Trivia - 9pm in the Healey Family Student Center, Bulldog Tavern

How much do you know about Jesuits? How much do you know about Georgetown in general? Come test your knowledge and schmooze with some amazing Georgetown Jesuits. Students and Jesuits only; no minimum age requirement.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Daily Examen8:45am in Copley Crypt Chapel

At the heart of the Jesuits’ spirituality is a practice called the Examen. We take a few minutes to reflect on our day and notice where God is acting in our lives and in our world.  Led by Rev. Greg Konz, S.J., Jesuit Community Administrator. All are welcome!

Music of the Chiquitos Missions - 7:00pm in Copley Formal Lounge

We welcome back renowned musicologist, Fr. Piotr Nawrot, founder of the International Festival of Baroque and Renaissance Music in the Chiquitos Missions, Bolivia.  He will speak about the Festival, the enduring musical legacy of 17th and 18th century European Jesuits and Bolivia’s Guarani people. Fr. Nawrot will be joined by members of the Georgetown University Chamber Singers, who will share their insights about the ensemble’s recent performance at the International Festival. Co-sponsored with the Department of Performing Arts. All are welcome!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Daily Examen - 8:45am in Copley Crypt Chapel 

At the heart of the Jesuits’ spirituality is a practice called the Examen. We take a few minutes to reflect on our day and notice where God is acting in our lives and in our world.  All are welcome!

Musica Jesuitica Friday Music Series - 1:15pm in Dahlgren Chapel

The Georgetown University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Prof. Frederick Binkholder, will be joined by acclaimed Baroque period instrument ensemble Modern Musick in a performance of music composed within the Chiquitos Missions of the Society of Jesus in the 17th and 18th centuries. All are welcome!

Jum’ah Prayers1:30pm in Bulldog Alley, Leavey Center

Imam Hendi leads communal Jum’ah prayers. Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., offers a brief reflection at the conclusion of the service.  All are welcome!

Georgetown: An Education for Life - 3:00pm in ICC Auditorium

Georgetown educates beyond a career, preparing graduates to make a personal commitment to the common good, to service, to a vocation of ethical and spiritual fulfillment. Panel includes Provost Robert Groves, Prof. Karen Stohr, Philosophy department, alumnus Christian Chung, F ’15, GF ’16, and student Piyusha Mittal, F ’18. Moderated by Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry. All are welcome!

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