“Without the Eucharist, the Church simply does not exist.” (Pope Benedict XVI)
June 20, 2019 – On the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Campus Ministry at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) celebrated Holy Mass with the NDU community, in the University Chapel, Zouk Campus.
University Chaplain Fr. Jean Pierre Eid celebrated Mass, Friar Johnny El Helou and Dr. Solange El Helou voiced the hymns.
At the beginning of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament was exposed and the congregation worshiped the Lord. Fr. Eid then blessed the congregation with the Eucharist.
In his homily, Fr. Eid said:
«On a Solemn Feast like this, many things might be preached and taught, but today let us look at some areas for reflection:
I. The Reality of the Eucharist – On this Solemn Feast we are called above all to faith in the fact (as revealed by the Lord Himself) that the Eucharist, the Holy Communion, is in fact a reception of the very Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, whole and entire, in His glorified state. The Eucharist is not a metaphor, nor a symbol, neither is it a “piece” of Him… it is truly the Lord, whole and entire!
II. The Requirement of the Eucharist –Taking Holy Communion is not a ritual rather it is essential for our survival. In effect, without the Eucharist we will starve and die spiritually: If we don’t eat food in our physical lives, we grow weak and eventually die; it is the same with Holy Communion, if not received regularly, would cause us to die spiritually. It is essential for our survival.”
May the Blessed Sacrament continue to bless the NDU community.