Volume 11 | 13 March 2018
BUF Bulletin
Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation, recently visited Bethlehem University with a group of pilgrims. Monsignor celebrated Mass for the visitors and members of the University community in the Chapel of the Divine Child. Breda Shelton, Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, is shown proclaiming the First Reading during Mass. 
Katie Acuff, a fellow pilgrim and a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, is shown proclaiming the Responsorial Psalm. Click on the button at the bottom of this newsletter to take a virtual tour of the Chapel of the Divine Child at Bethlehem University.
After Mass, the group was hosted for lunch by the University’s Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism. The lunch was prepared and served by the students of the Institute. John Schlageter, Executive Director of the Bethlehem University Foundation, addressed the group following their meal.
Visiting groups are greeted by Bethlehem University students in the "Student Ambassador" program. The Ambassadors lead pilgrims on a tour which features the Chapel of the Divine Child, the Cultural Heritage Center, and academic facilities, and a discussion with the students about life in Bethlehem. A stop at the University allows pilgrims the opportunity to have a direct encounter with the Christian community in the Holy Land and to experience the work of Bethlehem University. If you are travelling to the Holy Land, click the button below to organize a trip to the University.
Monsignor Rossi and John Schlageter are planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early 2019.  More details to follow.  
About Bethlehem University:
Jointly founded by the Vatican and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Bethlehem University annually enrolls more than 3,200 students in bachelor, master, and professional diploma programs. A Catholic co-educational institution, the University is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land. The University's mission is to provide quality higher education to the people of the Holy Land and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge.

About Bethlehem University Foundation:
The Bethlehem University Foundation is the U.S. registered not-for-profit organization entrusted with the sole mission of supporting and promoting Bethlehem University. The Foundation is a means for United States citizens to make a tax deductible donation in support of Bethlehem University.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit  www.bufusa.org   
or like the Foundation's Facebook page " Bethlehem University Foundation " 

To learn about the Camino Campaign, visit    www.TheWayToBethlehem.org