5th Sunday of Easter | May 2, 2021
Deacon Matt Newsome, campus minister
"I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing" (Jn 15:5)

Jesus says, "I came that you might have life" (Jn 10:10) and this Sunday he illustrates how we share in his life. "I am the vine," he tells us, "you are the branches." As long as the branches remain attached to the vine they are alive; cut them off and they wither and die. How do we make sure we're not cut off from Christ? John tells us: believe in Jesus and "love one another just as he commanded" (1 Jn 3:23). Love is the the glue that keeps us grafted to the vine of divine life. Read more on our website.

The semester is rapidly drawing to a close. Please pay attention to our schedule below so you don't miss out on how we're wrapping up the year!

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

  • April 30 - TODAY! Holy Hour of Adoration 12-1 PM. Fr. Paul is out of town this weekend, so there will be no Friday Mass. Join us instead for a holy hour of Adoration, beginning with the Liturgy of the Word and concluding with a time of silent prayer.
  • April 30 - Friday Night Fire at CCM. Join us around the fire pit on the CCM lawn for conversation and fellowship. 7:00 PM till ???
  • May 2 - Cinco de Mayo celebration. Join the Hispanic community at St. Mary's for food, music and fun at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva from 2-7 PM.
  • May 2 - SUNDAY MASS on campus at 4:00 PM at Hillside Grind. Confessions are available an hour before Mass. This week our celebrant will be Fr. Doug May, a Maryknoll missionary priest who has spent many years ministering in Egypt. Fr. Doug has faculties to celebrate both the Roman and Coptic Rites, and will be sharing with us aspects of the Coptic liturgy. (More info)
  • May 5 - CCM Connect: This week we interview the graduating seniors on our Peer Ministry team. Watch it Wednesday at 7:00 PM on our YouTube channel.
  • May 5 - WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Outdoor Adoration on the Lawn from 8-9 PM. This will be our final Wednesday night Holy Hour of the semester.
  • May 7 - FRIDAY MASS at 12:15 PM in the chapel. This will be our last Friday Mass of the semester

Next Sunday...

  • May 9 - LAST MASS OF THE SEMESTER at 4:00 PM at Hillside Grind. We will conclude the Mass with a special blessing for graduates and a "blessing of the brains" before Exams.
Deacon recommends...

  • This interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno, the Director of the Vatican Observatory, on the YouTube Science Channel, Sixty Symbols. He talks about the relationship between Christianity and science, faith and reason, and how the Church came to have it's own astronomical observatory.
Thank you for your support!
Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister