Divine Mercy Sunday Mass Guide – April 11, 2021

Dickinson Catholic Campus Ministry – DCCM 

Divine Mercy Sunday Mass 

Sunday, April 11 at 3:00 P.M. EST 


Please see Fr. Raja before or after Mass for confessions.


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 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 for DCCM in the wicker basket at the table in the back. 

-Please follow the instructions of our usher 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 – The Strife is O’er (Finita Jam Sunt Praelia)


First Reading – Acts 4:32-35

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

The community of believers was of one heart and mind,
and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
but they had everything in common.
With great power the apostles bore witness
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and great favor was accorded them all.
There was no needy person among them,
for those who owned property or houses would sell them,
bring the proceeds of the sale,
and put them at the feet of the apostles,
and they were distributed to each according to need.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Responsorial Psalm – Ps. 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24

R. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
Let the house of Israel say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
Let those who fear the LORD say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
R.  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
I was hard pressed and was falling,
but the LORD helped me.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
The joyful shout of victory
in the tents of the just:
R.  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.
R.  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.


Second Reading – 1 Jn. 5:1-6

A Reading from the First Letter of Saint John.

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,
and everyone who loves the Father
loves also the one begotten by him.
In this way we know that we love the children of God
when we love God and obey his commandments.
For the love of God is this,
that we keep his commandments.
And his commandments are not burdensome,
for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.
And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.
Who indeed is the victor over the world
but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

This is the one who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ,
not by water alone, but by water and blood.
The Spirit is the one that testifies,
and the Spirit is truth.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Gospel Acclamation – Jn. 20:29

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord;
Blessed are those who have not seen me, but still believe!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel – Jn. 20:19-31

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John. Glory to You, O Lord.

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked,
and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.


Offertory Hymn – The Feast of Victory (Hillert)


Communion Hymn – I am the Bread of Life (Toolan)


-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. 




-If you were not here at the start of Mass to hear this announcement, please drop off your donation offering for DCCM in the wicker basket at the table in the back.

On the table in the back, there are some leftover 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. If you did not get a goodie bag last week, please stop by the table to get one.

-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. 

-DCCM President Aidan Birth ’21 will be giving a talk this evening at St. Patrick Church on Marsh Drive as part of a young adult praise and worship night for Divine Mercy Sunday. See our groupme and social media pages for the link to the live-stream. If you would like to attend in-person, please message us on social media or email us at catholic@dickinson.edu to let us know.


Closing Hymn – Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Wesley)






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