Easter Sunday Mass Guide – April 4, 2021

Dickinson Catholic Campus Ministry – DCCM 

Easter Sunday Mass 

Sunday, April 4 at 3:00 P.M. EST 


We welcome everyone back to in-person Mass, and we most certainly welcome everyone joining us via our live-streams on Facebook, Instagram, and our website. This moment – our return to in-person Mass – has been several months in the making. We hope that you feel welcome, whether you have joined us before or if this is your first time. God Bless and Happy Easter! 


Please note that confessions will be available before Mass, starting at 2:15 P.M. 


Announcements Before Mass 

-We welcome everyone who has joined us in-person and online 

-Our worship guide can be accessed through http://blogs.dickinson.edu/dccm. Scroll down on our home page to where it says, “Check Out the DCCM Blog and Worship Guides.” Click on the box with our Easter Sunday Mass flier and that is where you will find our worship guide for today. 

-We will have music today, but no singing is allowed, per the college’s event guidelines. We will provide the titles of all our music from today as indicated in the appropriate areas. 

-Please drop off your donation offering at the table in the back. There are two boxes. One is for DCCM donations and the other is for the charity that our campus priest, Fr. Raja, helps run, Starlight Charities. 

-Please follow the instructions of our ushers when it comes time for communion. 

-Please maintain social distancing and keep your mask above your nose and mouth while you are in your seat. 


Opening Hymn – Jesus Christ is Risen Today (Surrexit Christus Hodie) 


Introductory Rites 

Priest: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit 

People: Amen 


Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. 




Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 




The Lord be with you. 

People: And with Your Spirit. 


Penitential Act – Confiteor 

Everyone: I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,

(Striking breast three times, everyone says):

through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;

therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God. 




Priest: Lord Jesus…Lord Have Mercy 

People: Lord Have Mercy 


Priest: Lord Jesus…Christ Have Mercy 

People: Christ Have Mercy 


Priest: Lord Jesus…Lord Have Mercy 

People: Lord Have Mercy 




Priest: Have mercy on us, O Lord. 

People: For we have sinned against you. 


Priest: Show us O Lord, your mercy. 

People: And grant us your salvation. 




Priest: Lord Have Mercy 

People: Lord Have Mercy 


Priest: Christ Have Mercy 

People: Christ Have Mercy 


Priest: Lord Have Mercy 

People: Lord Have Mercy 


Priest: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. 

People: Amen 



Everyone: Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.


Collect/Opening Prayer 

Priest: Let Us Pray…God, Forever and Ever. 

People: Amen 


First Reading – Acts 10:34a, 37-43 

Lector: A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles 


Peter proceeded to speak and said:
“You know what has happened all over Judea, 
beginning in Galilee after the baptism
that John preached, 
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Spirit and power.
He went about doing good
and healing all those oppressed by the devil, 
for God was with him.
We are witnesses of all that he did
both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.
This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible,
not to all the people, but to us,
the witnesses chosen by God in advance,
who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
He commissioned us to preach to the people
and testify that he is the one appointed by God
as judge of the living and the dead.
To him all the prophets bear witness,
that everyone who believes in him
will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.” 


Lector: The Word of the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 


Responsorial Psalm – Ps. 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 

Lector: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. 

Everyone: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. 

Lector: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
    for his mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Israel say,
    “His mercy endures forever.” 

Everyone: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. 

Lector: “The right hand of the LORD has struck with power;
    the right hand of the LORD is exalted.
I shall not die, but live,
    and declare the works of the LORD.” 

Everyone: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. 

Lector: The stone which the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
    it is wonderful in our eyes. 

Everyone: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. 


Second Reading – Col. 3:1-4 

Lector: A Reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians 


Brothers and sisters:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, 
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory. 


Lector: The Word of the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 


Sequence – Victimae Paschali Laudes 

Lector: Christians, to the Paschal Victim
    Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems;
    Christ, who only is sinless,
    Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
    The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring
    What you saw, wayfaring.
“The tomb of Christ, who is living,
    The glory of Jesus’ resurrection;
Bright angels attesting,
    The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
    to Galilee he goes before you.”
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
    Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
    Amen. Alleluia 


Gospel Acclamation – Cf. 1 Cor. 5:7b-8 

Priest: Alleluia, Alleluia 

Everyone: Alleluia, Alleluia 

Priest: Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed;
let us then feast with joy in the Lord. 

Everyone: Alleluia, Alleluia 


Gospel – Jn. 20:1-9 

Priest: The Lord be with you.  

People: And with your spirit. 

Priest: A Reading from the Holy Gospel According to John. 

People: Glory to you, O Lord 


Priest: On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark, 
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter 
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, 
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb, 
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter 
and arrived at the tomb first; 
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, 
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, 
and the cloth that had covered his head, 
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in, 
the one who had arrived at the tomb first, 
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture 
that he had to rise from the dead. 


The Gospel of the Lord: 

People: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 




Renewal of Baptismal Promises 

Priest: Do you reject Satan?
People: I do.
Priest: And all his works?
People: I do.
Priest: And all his empty promises?
People: I do.
Priest: Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
People: I do.
Priest: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
People: I do.
Priest: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?
People: I do.
Priest: God, the all-powerful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and forgiven all our sins. May he also keep us faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever.
People: Amen. 


Sprinkling of Holy Water 


Prayers of the Faithful 

Priest: For…Let us pray to the Lord. 

People: Lord, hear our prayer. 


Offertory (Offertory Hymn: New Creation) 


Prayers Over the Gifts 

Priest: Pray brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may become acceptable to God, our almighty Father. 

People: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands 

For the praise and glory of his name, 

For our good and the good of all his holy Church 


Priest: …Through Christ Our Lord 

People: Amen 


Eucharistic Prayer Preface 

Priest: The Lord be with you. 

People: And with your spirit. 

Priest: Lift up your hearts 

People: We lift them up to the Lord. 

Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

People: It is right and just. 


Priest: It is truly right and just…and so we acclaim 

People: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts 

Heaven and earth are full of your glory, 

Hosanna in the highest. 

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, 

Hosanna in the Highest. 


Eucharistic Prayer 


Memorial Acclamation 

Priest: The Mystery of Faith 

People: We proclaim your death O Lord 

And profess your resurrection 

Until you come again 




People: When we eat this bread and drink this cup 

We proclaim your death, O Lord 

Until you come again. 




People: Save us, Savior of the world, 

For by your cross and resurrection 

You have set us free. 


Great Amen 

Priest: Through him, with him, and in him, 

O God almighty Father, 

In the unity of the Holy Spirit, 

All glory and honor is yours, 

Forever and ever. 

People: Amen 


Our Father and Sign of Peace 

Priest: At the Savior’s Command, and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say 

People: Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. 


Priest: Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

People: For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and forever. 


Priest: Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you;
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will. 

People: Amen 


Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you always. 

People: And with your spirit. 


Everyone: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. 


Priest: Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. 

People: Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed. 


Communion (Communion Hymn: Behold the Lamb) 


-Follow the instructions of the usher who will tell you when to go 

-Please maintain six feet between the person in front and behind you. 

-Keep your mask on as you approach the priest. As the priest says, “The Boody of Christ,” you will respond, “Amen,” and those will be placed on your hand. 

-Move at least six feet to the side, pull down your mask to consume the host, and pull the mask back up over your nose and mouth before returning to your seat. 

-There will also be a hand sanitizing station available for after you receive communion. 

All baptized Catholics in a state of grace (not in a state of mortal sin) are welcome to receive communion. If you are not a baptized Catholic and/or in a state of mortal sin, you are invited to come forward for a blessing from the priest with your arms crossed over your chest, or you are invited to remain in your seat for personal prayer during communion. 


Act of Spiritual Communion 

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You. 



Prayer After Communion 

Priest: Let Us Pray…Through Jesus, Our Lord. 

People: Amen 



-If you were not here at the start of Mass to hear this announcement, please drop off your donation offering at the table in the back. There are two boxes. One is for DCCM donations and the other is for the charity that our campus priest, Fr. Raja, helps run, Starlight Charities. 

On the table in the back, there are 40 Easter goodie bags that have been put together by a few parishioners from St. Patrick’s in town, especially our new lay campus minister, Darlene Meier. You are all invited to take a goodie bag as you head out. 

-If you are joining us virtually, you are also welcome to take a goodie bag…please email us at catholic@dickinson.edu if you would like a bag or message us on our Instagram or Facebook pages. 

-Sunday Masses will be outdoors in this spot each Sunday at 3 PM, so you are most welcome to come and worship with us in the coming weeks in person or virtually. 

-You are all welcome to join us for an outdoor campus walk/social after Mass. If you would like to join, please wait outside of Allison Hall while we tear down. 


Concluding Rites 

Priest: The Lord be with you. 

People: And with your spirit. 


Priest: May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

People: Amen 


Priest: Go in Peace 

People: Thanks be to God 


Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Everyone: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil;

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,

by the power of God,

thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world

seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


Closing Hymn – Out of Darkness (Kendzia) 

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