Thank you for visiting the Mission and Ministry web page. Founded in 2003, the Office of Mission and Ministry is dedicated to promoting the Catholic and Jesuit identity of Georgetown, and the values we are committed to living out in our lives and work.
The Office of Mission and Ministry supports Georgetown's mission to integrate learning, faith and service through a broad array of programs, seminars, social justice immersion experiences, retreats, and opportunities for spiritual reflection. With the support of colleagues across the University, we educate women and men to be reflective, lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life, and to live generously in service to others. We introduce faculty, students, and staff to the vision of our founder, Archbishop John Carroll, who imagined a university in dialog with the city and world and with the Church and other faith communities. Such lively conversation has animated Georgetown since our founding in 1789 and continues today in remarkably diverse ways.
Because we respect the wide variety of religious and humanist perspectives of our colleagues, we strive to represent a “centered pluralism” in our offerings, anchored by our Catholic and Jesuit identity and respectfully engaging the particular traditions represented in our community.
We hope that the programs and activities described on the following pages will provide a sense of the vitality of our mission and the joy with which we approach our work.
Rev. Kevin O’Brien, SJ
Vice President for Mission and Ministry