Faculty and staff were recognized for their service to Bethlehem University at the annual celebration of De La Salle Day on Saturday, 12 May 2018.
The Feast Day of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of All Teachers and the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, is celebrated worldwide on 15 May.
During his speech, Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, said “the combination of a religious and a lay community results in a unique group here at Bethlehem University working together and by association for the benefit of the students.”
He also thanked every member of the community for carrying out the mission of Bethlehem University.
A Mass presided by Father Hicham Chemali, Assistant Coordinator of Institutional Values, was held at the Chapel of the Divine Child.
During the Mass, the Lasallian Brothers publicly renewed their vows to fulfill the mission of St. John Baptist De La Salle, as demonstrated through their service at Bethlehem University.
In his homily, the presider urged the attendees to be open like children so as to receive God’s manifold blessings.
Following the mass, faculty and staff who reached “milestone” anniversaries were recognized for their service to Bethlehem University and received awards.
All were invited to a luncheon buffet prepared by the students of the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism.