Holy Mass marks opening of Academic Year at Bethlehem University

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Holy Mass marks opening of Academic Year at Bethlehem University

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On September 5, 2019, Bethlehem University community celebrated the beginning of the new academic year 2019-2020 by holding a Holy Mass of the Holy Spirit, which was presided by Bishop Boulos Marcuzzo, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine and a member of the Bethlehem University International Board of Regents.

Fr. Peter DuBrul and Fr. Iyad Twal concelebrated the Mass in presence of Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine and Brother Peter Bray, Chancellor of Bethlehem University, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

“We gather here to thank God for the opportunity to be at Bethlehem University and to ask God’s blessing for the new academic year,” Br. Peter said in his welcoming speech. “This is a Mass of the Holy Spirit because we believe that the abundant graces of God come to us through the Holy Spirit. It is through the Holy Spirit that teachers and students are inspired.”

In his homily, Bishop Marcuzzo prayed to the Holy Spirit to guide the Bethlehem University community to spread wisdom through education.

It is a tradition at Bethlehem University to start the new academic year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit. The mass is an occasion where the administration, faculty, staff, and students come together in prayers to offer thanks to God and to pray for the success of the new academic year.

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:16
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