Jesuit Heritage Week

January 28 to February 3, 2018

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. 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 features new events in addition to perennial favorites such as Spike-a-Jesuit, the annual volleyball face-off between the students and Jesuits of Georgetown.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018

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

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

JHW Opening Mass - 8:00 pm in Gaston Hall; Reception to follow Healy Hall, 2nd floor.

Join the Georgetown Jesuit Community for Sunday Mass featuring the Chapel, Contemporary and Gospel choirs. Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J., will preside, Fr. Joseph Lingan, S.J., will preach. 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 for refreshments and conversation after Mass on the 2nd floor of Healy Hall. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Daily Examen - 12:30 pm 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 Fr. Matt Carnes, S.J. All are welcome!

A Walkabout Woodstock Theological Library - 1:30 - 3:00 pm in Lauinger Library, lower level

Founded in 1869, the Woodstock Library is one of the oldest and most notable theological libraries in the U.S. Drop by for a chance to see some historical treasures and chat with Fr. Leon Hooper, S.J., head of the library. All are welcome! This event will repeat on Tuesday.

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

Students are invited to gather for hospitality in the Jesuit Residence Commons. Jesuit historians and Georgetown professors, Fr. John O’Malley, S.J., and Fr. David Collins, S.J., will share personal stories and reflections. This event is for students only. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Daily Examen - 12:30 pm 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 Shiva Subbaraman. All are welcome!

A Walkabout Woodstock Theological Library - 1:30 - 3:00 pm in Lauinger Library, lower level

Founded in 1869, the Woodstock Library is one of the oldest and most notable theological libraries in the U.S. Drop by for a chance to see some historical treasures and chat with Fr. Leon Hooper, S.J., head of the library. All are welcome!

Chaplains' Tea: Time Travel: 228 Years of Jesuits @ Georgetown  - 3:00 - 3:50 pm in Healy Hall Foyer

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

Vespers Service - 6:30 pm in Copley Crypt Chapel

V. Rev. John Vitko and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship welcome Fr. Ron Murphy, S.J., and all friends to the weekly Vespers service. All are welcome!

Spike-a-Jesuit - 9:00 pm 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, January 31, 2018

Daily Examen - 12:30 pm 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 Fr. Brian McDermott, S.J. All are welcome!

Jesuits: History & Spirituality - 12:30 pm 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. 

From the Desert to the Center of Life: Spirituality’s Public Consequences- 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Dahlgren Chapel

Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, and author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Community, delivers a Dahlgren Chapel Sacred Lecture. All are welcome!

Jesuit Trivia - 9:00 pm 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 1, 2018

Daily Examen - 12:30 pm 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 Dr. Jeanne Lord. All are welcome!

A Conversation: Lawrence Joseph and Paul Elie - 2:00 - 3:00 pm in Riggs Library, Healy Hall

Acclaimed poet and law professor Lawrence Joseph reads from his work and discusses it with author and Faith & Culture series moderator Paul Elie. Joseph’s most recent book, So Where Are We?, boldly encounters some of the social justice challenges of our time.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Daily Examen - 12:30 pm 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 Fr. Chris Duffy, S.J.  All are welcome!

Musica Jesuitica:Friday Music Series - 1:15 - 2:30 pm in McNeir Hall, New North

The Georgetown University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Prof. Frederick Binkholder, will perform Mass nr. 4 in F (1790) by Johann Melchior Dreyer. Dreyer (1747-1824), studied at the Jesuit Gymnasium in Ellwangen, Germany. All are welcome!

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

Imam Yahya Hendi leads communal Jum’ah prayers. Fr. Dan Madigan S.J., offers a brief reflection at the conclusion of the service.  All are welcome!

Shabbat6:30 pm in Makóm, Leavey Center

Rabbi Rachel Gartner leads weekly Shabbat prayers; Fr. Ludovic Lado, S.J., offers d’var torah. A kosher dinner follows. 

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