Outreach 2024

LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Conference
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., August 2-4

Outreach 2024 has reached capacity, but we’ll be in touch if spots open up.


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Each year, Outreach gathers LGBTQ lay people, clergy, scholars, artists, educators, students and family members to build community, share best practices and worship together.

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Schedule preview

The Outreach conference will feature three keynote addresses, several timely and compelling panels, multiple opportunities for worship as well as time for community building.

Speakers, panelists, and worship leaders include:

  • Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington
  • John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., president of Georgetown University
  • Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D., Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace
  • Rev. William Hart McNichols, renowned iconographer and artist
  • James Martin, SJ, founder of Outreach and editor-at-large of America


Panels include:

  • News from Rome: The Synod and Fiducia Supplicans
  • Women and the Church
  • Transgender Catholics and the Church
  • Telling LGBTQ Catholic Stories
  • The Bible and Homosexuality
  • Race, Intersectionality and LGBTQ People
  • LGBTQ Ministry in Parishes
  • LGBTQ Ministry in Education
  • Parenting LGBTQ Children

A full list of panels and panelists will be available in the coming weeks.

Friday, Aug. 2

Activities start at 5pm

Opening Celebration
Prayer Service
Keynote Address: John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., President, Georgetown University
Cocktails and Seated Dinner
Evening Reception

Saturday, Aug. 3

Activities start at 9am

Mass, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, presider
Concurrent Panels
Keynote Address: Father William Hart McNichols, author and iconographer
Cocktail Reception

Sunday, Aug. 4

Activities start at 9am
Conference concludes 1pm

Mass, James Martin, SJ, presider
Keynote Address: Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D., Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace
Conference Conclusion

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Refund Policy
  1. All changes, substitutions, and cancellations must be made in writing to Ryan Di Corpo, the managing editor of Outreach, at rdicorpo@outreach.faith.
  2. Refunds will only be given for cancellations received in writing at least 10 calendar days prior to the event date on Aug. 2, 2024.
  3. Cancellations received after the above date cannot be refunded.
  4. No refunds will be given for “no shows” or cancellations the same day of the event start.
Terms and Conditions

To participate in the Conference Participants must:

  1. Register for the Conference, which can be done exclusively via an on-line form available at the Conference’s website; and b.) Pay the Conference fee, as defined by the Organizer c.) During their registration process, participants must fill all fields marked (*). Participants thereby guarantee that all the details provided are correct.
  2. The Organizer reserves a right to modify the list of speakers and/or the agenda.
  3. The Participants shall be fully liable for any damage they cause both in the venues involved in any Conference activities and in their accommodation.
  4. The Organizer reserves a right to alter the Conference date for reasons beyond its control.
  5. The number of Conference registrations is limited to 250 participants. Registrants will be enlisted on a first come, first served basis.
  6. By registering, participants accept these Regulations.