“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.” (John 6:56-57)
On the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Campus Ministry at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) celebrated Holy Mass with the NDU community on May 31, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., in the University Chapel, Zouk Campus.
University Chaplain Fr. Jean Pierre Eid celebrated Mass, which was concelebrated by University Chaplain General Fr. Albert Assaf, University Chaplain Fr. Antonio Feghali, and Director of NDU Choir and the School of Music at NDU Fr. Khalil Rahme. Pastoral Work students served the Mass and Joumana Medawar voiced the hymns accompanied by organist Marc Abou Naoum.
During his homily, Fr. Eid reminded the participants of how God almighty, who had made his presence known through mysterious signs in the Old Testament, manifested as Jesus Christ, a God of love and mercy, in the New Testament. In this alliance of love, God, who became flesh, invites us to dispel fear and abandon sin. He dwells among us in the Holy Sacrament and invites us to love him and to love each other.
When Mass ended, the Blessed Sacrament was exposed and the congregation worshiped the Lord in silence and meditation. The Chaplain General then blessed the congregation with the Eucharist.
In the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, the congregation felt a strong spirit of unity, love, and emotion, and was in awe of God’s glory. The Adoration on that day was a special instant in time where each worshiper felt complete peace, far removed from the clatter of this world and its daily preoccupations and anxieties.