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University Chaplain Office

Mission
The Office of the University Chaplain was established by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, itself founded by the Lebanese Maronite Order (OLM) in 1938, with the purpose of broadening the reach of OLM spirituality at the University.
The office aims to support all pastoral and social activities, namely liturgical celebrations, biblical sharing sessions, spiritual accompaniment, conferences, spiritual retreats, pilgrimages, humanitarian and social activities, socio-cultural outings and sports activities. The chaplain provides assistance to pastoral and scout movement events, through the USEK University Pastoral, the Marian Apostolic Movement and Scout Spirit.

Pastoral and Scout Movements

The University Pastoral
The University Pastoral was founded by the Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Lebanon in 1979, and was officially recognized by the Lebanese State in 1988. Registered within the organic statute of the University, the Pastoral is open to all current students.

The objective of any University Pastoral within a Catholic higher education institution in Lebanon is to provide for students a space for leading a Christian life and spiritual reflection. Those students who join have the chance to live a fulfilling human experience of exchanges and encounters.
Marian Apostolic Movement
The Marian Apostolic Movement is a Christian secular movement founded originally in Lebanon in 1973 and in 2017 at the University. It takes the Virgin Mary as an idol, to honor Her in their mission and practical life. It was created to meet the need to live the spirituality of the Oriental Church and the Vatican Council II reforms.

The USEK branch of this Movement brings together all its current and former members together with the aim of participating in the mission of the Lebanese Maronite Order at the University.
Scout Spirit
Scout Spirit is a group of youth founded in 2017 at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK). It gathers all the University students who belong to different scout associations, be they current or previous members.

As its name indicates, Scout Spirit aims to bring the values of the scouting movement to life at the University through a range of activities. Scout Spirit also helps its participants, from across the different faculties and campuses, to get to know and interact with each other.
Apostolic Team
The Apostolic Team unites all those who want to participate in religious and social activities at the University, whether teachers, administrators, staff or students.
Administration
University Chaplain: Fr. Charbel Abboud

Assistant University Chaplain: Fr. Joseph Njeim

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Aïda Halim

Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on USEK holidays)

Location
Building B 115

Contacts
E-mail: universitychaplainoffice@usek.edu.lb
Tel: +961 9 600 282 (University Chaplain Office)
Tel: + 961 9 600 593 (Administrative Assistant Office)
Fax: +961 9 600 100

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Calendar
Date Event Time Place Organised by
September 7 and 8, 2017 Welcome days From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On campus University Pastoral
September 7 and 8, 2017 Welcome days From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On campus Scout Spirit
September 8, 2017
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Mass 12:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit University Pastoral
September 9, 2017 Pilgrimage From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Monastery of Saint Anthony – Qozhaya
Monastery of Saints Sarkis and Bakhos
Saint Charbel’s House, Bekaakafra
Apostolic Team
September 14, 2017
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Recital performed by the band “Wings” From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Esplanade of the Faculty of Music Marian Apostolic Movement
September 30, 2017 Hiking Trip From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Scout Spirit
October 8, 2017 Excursion From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monastery of Our Lady of Nourieh
Msaylha Castle
Arnaoon Village
University Pastoral
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October 9, 2017
the commemoration of the canonization of Saint Charbel
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Testimony of Mr. Raymond Nader 1:00 p.m.   Marian Apostolic Movement
October 18, 2017
Feast of Saint Luc
Lecture by Rev. Fr. Toni Eid, Ph.D. 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Apostolic Team
November 2, 2017
the commemoration of all the Faithful Departed
Holy Mass 12:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit University Pastoral
November 10, 2017
Feast of the Lebanese Maronite Order
Testimony 12:30 p.m.   Marian Apostolic Movement
December 1, 2017 Christmas songs and music During the day On campus Marian Apostolic Movement
December 4, 2017
Feast of Saint Barbara
Holy Mass 12:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit University Pastoral
December 15 – 23, 2017 Christmas Novena 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Apostolic Team
December 21, 2017 Charitable mission From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Roumieh Prison University Pastoral
January 5, 2018 Blessing of Water and Holy Mass of the feast of the Glorious Epiphany of the Lord 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Apostolic Team
January 6 and 7, 2018 Winter Camp Scout Spirit
January 13, 14 and 15, 2018 Spiritual Weekend University Pastoral
February 2, 2018
Feast of the presentation of Christ in the Temple
Blessing of candles and Mass 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel University Pastoral
February 8, 2018 Holy Mass of the feast of Saint Maroun 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel University Pastoral
February 12, 2018 Ash Monday 1:00 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit University Pastoral
February 16 and 23, 2018
March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2018
Stations of the Cross 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Marian Apostolic Movement
February 22, 2018 Scouts’ Day From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On campus Scout Spirit
March 19, 2018
Feast of Saint Joseph
Holy Mass 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Apostolic Team
March 21, 2018
Mothers’ Day
Holy Mass 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Marian Apostolic Movement
March 23, 2018
Feast of Saint Rafqa
24 hours of prayer Starting at 7:30 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel University Pastoral
April 15, 2018 Good Deeds Day From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Scout Spirit
April 21, 2018 Vélo-paper competition The Students Affairs Office and the University Chaplain Office (University Pastoral)
April 23, 2018 Holy Mass 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Apostolic Team
May 3, 2018 Marian March 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel University Pastoral
May 10, 2018
The feast of the Ascension of Our Lord
Praising dance 12:30 p.m. Marian Apostolic Movement
May 31, 2018
Feast of Corpus Christi
Holy Mass 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Apostolic Team
June 8, 2018
Feast of the sacred Heart of Jesus
Holy Mass 1:00 p.m. Saint Ephrem Chapel Apostolic Team
June 1, 2 and 3, 2018 Summer camp Scout Spirit
June 8, 9 and 10, 2018 Summer camp University Pastoral


P.S.: We celebrate the Holy Mass at Saint Ephrem Chapel every Tuesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. (organized by the University Pastoral), and every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. (organized by the Apostolic Team).
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
Fax : (+961) 9 600 100
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