Easter Sunday (A) | Apr 12, 2020
Dear Students,

This has certainly been a different experience of Holy Week than any we've had before! I've been spending time this week meeting with students remotely as we journey through our Holy Week virtual mission, "Holy Week with the Saints." We began on Palm Sunday discussing the faith of St. Peter. On Holy Thursday we learned about St. Catherine of Sienna's devotion to our Lord in the Eucharist. And on Good Friday we looked at Christ's passion through the eyes of St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy. We've had about a dozen students join in for each session so far, from all across the state and as far away as California. It's not too late to join us! If you missed the sign-up period but would like to join us for our final two talks (at 10:00 am on Holy Saturday and 7:00 pm on Easter Sunday) just email us and we will send you an invitation.

My family and I would like to wish each of you a Blessed Easter. Even though this year's celebration will no doubt not be what any of us expected at the beginning of Lent, the glory of Christ's Resurrection cannot be diminished by trials and difficult circumstances. I wish you joy and peace wherever and however you are celebrating Easter this Sunday.

In Christ's Peace,
Deacon Matt
This Sunday
P reparing a reflection for Easter Sunday on Holy Thursday creates a sense of tension. How can we properly rejoice in the Resurrection of Christ while we are still contemplating his passion and death? But isn’t the Christian life itself like this: rejoicing in the hope of our future resurrection while still undergoing the process of death?
Celebrating Easter at Home

  • Bishop Jugis is live streaming all the liturgies of Holy Week (including Easter Sunday) from the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Charlotte on the Diocesan YouTube channel. The Diocese has also provided a pdf resources with all the readings and prayers for the Holy Week liturgies. More information here.
  • St. Mary's is live streaming Easter Masses on the parish Facebook Page. The Easter Vigil will be Saturday at 8:00 pm and Easter Sunday Mass will be at 11:30 am.
  • The Magnificat has provided Liturgies of the Word for the Easter Vigil and for Easter Sunday.
This Week on YouTube
Deacon Matt's talking about...

Is there a topic you'd like Deacon Matt to talk about? Let us know!
Online Small Groups

Cathy and Jesse are hosting an online discussion Wednesday nights from 8 to 9 pm on 1 and 2 Corinthians on Zoom. Email Cathy at cadutour1@catamount.wcu.edu for information on how to participate.
Hang out with your CCM friends!
Our student Peer Ministers are hosting a couple of different remote hang out times via Zoom as a way to spend some time with our friends. Join us Fridays from 7:00 until 10:00 pm or Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. (The Sunday one will start the Sunday after Easter).

If you have questions, email Cathy (same email as above).
Divine Mercy Novena
Beginning on Good Friday and ending on Divine Mercy Sunday (the Sunday after Easter) we will be praying the Divine Mercy chaplet and novena live on our Facebook Page at 3:00 pm each day. Join us in prayer!
Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister