2nd Sunday of Easter | Apr 11, 2021
Deacon Matt Newsome, campus minister
Greetings!

Where does the sacrament of Confession come from? Where does it say in the Bible that the Church has the authority to forgive sins? In this Sunday's gospel reading, Jesus appears to the Apostles one week after the Resurrection and tells them "whose sins you forgive are forgiven" (Jn 20:23). One week after Easter Jesus sends the Church on a mission of mercy, which is why we celebrate the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. Read more here.

This Sunday before Mass, instead of our usual Rosary, we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. If you are unfamiliar with that devotion, you can click here for instructions. As always, Father Paul will be available for Confession one hour before Mass for any who would like to receive this sacrament of mercy.

Next weekend is our Spring Camping Retreat at Deep Creek. If you haven't signed up yet, this is your last chance! Click here for more information. We hope you'll join us!

In Christ,
Deacon Matt
This week in Campus Ministry...

  • SUNDAY MASS on campus at 4:00 pm at Hillside Grind. We will be praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:30 pm and Father Paul will be available for Confessions beginning at 3:00 pm.
  • CCM Connect this week will feature a special interview with our pastor. Fr. Paul belongs to the Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria, who has priests serving all over the world. Learn more aboutFind out what it's like to serve the Church as a missionary priest this Wednesday at 7:00 PM on our YouTube channel.
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOLY HOUR of Adoration and Evening Prayer from 8-9 PM.
  • SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES for men and women. Click for more info.
  • FRIDAY MASS is back this week at 12:30 pm in the chapel!

Divine Mercy Resources

Don't miss out...

  • This is the last weekend to sign up for our Spring Camping Retreat!
Thank you for your support!
Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister
828-293-9374