5th Sunday of Easter Mass Guide

Dickinson Catholic Campus Ministry – DCCM 

5th Sunday of Easter Mass

Sunday, May 2 at 3:00 P.M. EST


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


Announcements Before Mass 

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

-We welcome Fr. Don Bender, who has come to celebrate Mass with us through the end of the semester. Fr. Don is the Pastor of St. Patrick’s in Carlisle and was DCCM chaplain from 2015-2017.

-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. 

-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.


First Reading – Acts 9:26-31

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

When Saul arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples,
but they were all afraid of him,
not believing that he was a disciple.
Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles,
and he reported to them how he had seen the Lord,
and that he had spoken to him,
and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
He moved about freely with them in Jerusalem,
and spoke out boldly in the name of the Lord.
He also spoke and debated with the Hellenists,
but they tried to kill him.
And when the brothers learned of this,
they took him down to Caesarea
and sent him on his way to Tarsus.

The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace.
It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,
and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit it grew in numbers.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Responsorial Psalm – Ps. 22:26-27, 28. 30, 31-32

R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
I will fulfill my vows before those who fear the LORD.
The lowly shall eat their fill;
they who seek the LORD shall praise him:
“May your hearts live forever!”
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
All the ends of the earth
shall remember and turn to the LORD;
all the families of the nations
shall bow down before him.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
To him alone shall bow down
all who sleep in the earth;
before him shall bend
all who go down into the dust.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
And to him my soul shall live;
my descendants shall serve him.
Let the coming generation be told of the LORD
that they may proclaim to a people yet to be born
the justice he has shown.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.


Second Reading – 1 Jn. 3:18-24

A Reading from the First Letter of Saint John.

Children, let us love not in word or speech
but in deed and truth.

Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth
and reassure our hearts before him
in whatever our hearts condemn,
for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us,
we have confidence in God
and receive from him whatever we ask,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And his commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another just as he commanded us.
Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,
and the way we know that he remains in us
is from the Spirit he gave us.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Gospel Acclamation – Jn. 15:4a, 5b

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Remain in me as I remain in you, says the Lord.
Whoever remains in me will bear much fruit.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel – Jn. 15:1-8

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

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

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
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.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”

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


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. If you are viewing online, you can go to our website at http://blogs.dickinson.edu and there is a donate tab there

-There are bags on the table in the back from the St. Patrick-DCCM campus ministry team. Each bag contains a book of prayers and a book on confession. Please feel free to take one as you pass by the table in the back.

-We also have new bibles, rosaries, and other books on the table in the back, so also feel free to take them for yourself and your friends.






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