Friday, April 29, 2016

05.01.16 & 05.08.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 27

May 1, 2016 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 15:1-2, 22-29  +  Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23  +  John 14:23-29  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

May 8, 2016 - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
+  Acts 1:1-11  +  Ephesians 1:17-23  +  Luke 24:46-53  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm



Mass Intentions:
Sunday5.110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     5.2Noon+ John Purney, '54
Tuesday     5.34:30 pm+ Loren "Bud" Thompson, '60
Wednesday     5.49:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday5.5            4:30 pm+ Robert Wise, '70          
Friday        5.6Noon+ Rand Wonio, '73
Sunday5.810:30 am
6:30 pm         
+ Eleanor Finn                
Monday     5.9Noon+ John T. McGrath, '68
Tuesday     5.109:00 pmFor SAU graduates

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Commencement Mass Music Practice 7 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)


Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

Prayer Ministry - send intentions to BeesKnees@sau.edu.



BEE BLESSED WITH ENOUGH….
As I write this message for the last Campus Ministry bulletin of the 2015-16 academic year, it is likely that many Ambrosians are looking back over the past year with a sense of accomplishment.  For some, looking back might also reveal a bit of remorse over what was not realized. But hopefully through the learning process all students have been enriched, discovered much about themselves, and because of their St. Ambrose education are able to face the future with confidence. To have gained such hope is to learn what Ralph Waldo Emerson meant when he wrote, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  In gratitude for that power inside all of us, I offer the following blessing for our graduates and for all Ambrosians: May you always have enough…..  
Enough happiness to keep you pleasant.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
Enough enthusiasm to look forward.
Enough faith to banish despair.
Enough determination to make each day better than the day before. 
Congratulations to all graduates.  Summer blessings to all.  ---Fr. Chuck  


•Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday, May 1 and next Sunday, May 8 will be the last regular mass schedule weekends of the year. The last daily mass is Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm.  Beginning on Sunday, May 15 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am every weekend that summer classes are in session (except May 29, due to Memorial Day, and July 3, due to Independence Day).  No daily masses are offered during the summer session.  10:30am Sunday masses will be held through July 17 and resume on August 14.  Have a great summer!

•Thank You from Campus Ministry
We would like to express our thanks and great appreciation for all of the gifts and talents our students, faculty, and staff have shared through campus ministry this year. The list is too long to mention everyone but we would especially like to acknowledge those who participated in: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice; Service on Saturdays; Antioch retreat leaders; New Student and Bee-Leaving retreat leaders; Bridge Bible Fellowship leaders; Brewed Awakening organizers; Bee’s Knees prayer members; Mass and More volunteers; and all who faithfully served as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, Altar Servers, and Music Ministers in our liturgies. THANK YOU!

•Tuesday, May 10 - Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm and Midnight Breakfast at 10 pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team!  All are welcome at the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel). A blessing will be offered for all who will be graduating. Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria follows, beginning at 10pm.

•Self-Care Drive - Ends May 1
APJ is collecting self-care items (Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant) for a Health and Wellness Fair at Robert Young Center, a community mental health center.  Bring donations to Christine Urish's office (Health Science building #226), Anna Windsor (McCarthy #408), or Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel #114)

•Rice Bowls
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Rice Bowl collection from your sacrifices this past Lenten season.  Once again, SAU gave generously, and we have sent $1000 to Catholic Relief Services to combat hunger around the world!

•Earthquake Relief for Ecuador
Thank you for your contributions to the Earthquake Relief in Ecuador.  The need is great and there is still time to contribute directly to http://www.crs.org/ways-to-give or through Campus Ministry (please send cash or a check through campus mail to Campus Ministry (memo: Earthquake Relief)).

•Estimate Number of Hours of Ambrosian Service from 2015-2016 year
Students, faculty, and staff at St. Ambrose University once again responded to the call to serve this year.  Our attempt to count the hours of service has come to 158,467 hours this year.  THANK YOU to all students, faculty, and staff who gave of yourselves in service over the year.  Here is what has been done:
Co-Curricular Service:   35,699 hours
--Ambrosians for Peace & Justice:  276 hours  --Project Renewal Halloween party and Fit-Fest: 440 hours  --Service on Saturdays:  348 hours  --Quad Cities Fall Break Local Service Trip: 5 people, 44 hours  --Kentucky Spring Break Service Trip: 5 people, 250 hours  --Mississippi Spring Break Service Trip: 6 people, 300 hours  --East St. Louis Spring Break Service Trip: 11 people, 550 hours  --Dance Marathon: 500 people, 16,580 hours, $194,300 raised  --Bee the Difference: 600 students, 1,800 hours  --Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi: 215.5 hours  --Antioch Student Retreat Team: 34 students, 340 hours  --Confirmation Retreats:  260 hours  --Music Ministry: 1,700 hours  --Sacristans and Altar Servers: 96 hours  --Circle K: 151.5 hours  --Habitat for Humanity: 5 builds and 2 Spring Break Service Trips, 759 hours  --Athletic Department: 6,600 hours  --Bees Knees Prayer Ministry: 2,546 hours  --Bridge Bible Fellowship: 543 hours  --School mentoring & tutoring: 74 hours  --Swimming Club – 8 students, 40 hours  --Student Alumni Association: 25 hours  --Nurses Christian Fellowship:  118 hours  --Enactus: 170 hours  --CommUNITY day: 70 students, 210 hours  --PRISM : 72 hours  --Psychology Club & Psi Chi: 600 hours  --Triota: 10 hours  --Chemistry Club: 12 hours  --Student Physical Therapy Organization: 50 hours  --Student Occupational Therapy Organization: 15 hours  --Individual Students’ service to  World Relief, AWANA, Gilda’s Club, individual service trip, local medical centers : 504 hours            
 Curricular Service:  119,637 hours
--Urban Plunge: 490 participants, 1225 hours of service, 25 agencies served  --New Student Seminar classes: 42 hours  --Kinesiology: 210 hours  --Physical Therapy: 750 hours  --Speech-Language Pathology: 41 students, 1,148 hours  --Honors Program:  22  students, 980 hours  --Theology:  14 students, 75 hours  --Justice & Peace Studies: 22 students, 50 hours  --Social Work: 49 students, 25,264 hours  --Music Department: 58 hours  --Women & Gender Studies:  1,015 hours  --Art Department: 14 hours  --Education: 31,206 hours  --Occupational Therapy: 16,300 hours   --Organizational Leadership: 35 students, 125 hours  --Engineering: 15 students, 675  hours --Nursing: 40,500 hours
Faculty/Staff Service: 3,131 hours

• Serving After College
 If you are looking for a way to continue serving after graduation, whether in the local area or a new city, please consider the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, one of the oldest and largest Catholic organizations for serving the needy in the world.  Our members' core mission is visiting the needy in teams to provide material assistance and a listening ear for a few minutes, and to grow spiritually in the process.  The Society has a presence in a majority of American dioceses, including a number that have programs specifically for young adults in their 20s and 30s.  To find out more, please feel free to contact the Young Adult Chair, Bryan Kirchoff, atbryankirchoff@att.net or (314) 640-4366; also, feel free to check www.svdpusa.org to learn more about the Society.

Friday, April 22, 2016

04.24.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 26

April 24, 2016 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 14:21-27  +  Revelation 21:1-5a  +  John 13:31-33a, 34-35  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.2410:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     4.25Noon+ Francis Fosdick, '51
Tuesday     4.264:30 pm+ Max Beam, '45
Wednesday     4.279:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.28          4:30 pm+ Joanne Forlini, '99          
Friday        4.29Noon+ Jo Ann Mattke, '58

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Commencement Mass Music Practice 7 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Mendoor Speaks 6 pm (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)


Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

Prayer Ministry - send intentions to BeesKnees@sau.edu.



BEE at Peace
It may be an understatement to say that the last weeks of a semester can cause a bit of anxiety. Graduating seniors may be anxious about next steps in their lives. Other students may be worrying over internships and summer jobs. And of course there are those looming final exams and final papers.  Amidst it all, It's important to take a deep breath, pause and gain perspective. There are three things that often rob of us the peace we that need to function well: Regrets over yesterday's mistakes; Worry over tomorrow's problems; And ingratitude for today's blessings. I have always found prayer and solitude to be an important means of finding peace. Despite what some might think, prayer doesn't mean that God will do our work for us. But prayer can help us to be at our best and to work to our potential. And prayer helps us become aware of the wonderful daily reminders of God's love that we too easily take for granted. A prayer by the 17th century gentle reformer, St. Francis de Sales says so it beautifully:

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; 
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things;
And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you today and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and Imaginations.

Have a peaceful weekend!   ---Fr. Chuck


•Please Donate to Support Victims of the Earthquake in Ecuador
On April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, which has killed at least 570 people.  Catholic Relief Services - the official international humanitarian agency of the US Catholic Church - is responding to the needs of those who are affected.  You can also donate to CRS online: www.crs.org/ways-to-give. If you wish Campus Ministry to forward your donation to CRS on behalf of the SAU community - please send cash or a check through campus mail to Campus Ministry (memo: Earthquake Relief).  Even a small donation can help make a big difference in the lives of those affected by this natural disaster.

•Enter Your Service Hours by Monday, April 25
Please help us tabulate hours of service that have been given to the community during the 2015-2016 academic year from our students, faculty & staff members!  Please log onto this form by Monday, April 25th, to record hours of service from your class, club, or service you did on your own as a member of the SAU community: https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/

•SAU Day of Giving TUESDAY APRIL 25
Join Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends on Tuesday for music and snacks in the BeeHive. Gifts made to St. Ambrose on this day will be doubled by the #50k2day challenge.  T-shirts and koozies to give away, and much more!  Every gift helps support our students in their educational goals.  Stop by the BeeHive on Tuesday, or give online at www.sau.edu/give.

•Mendoor Speaks: The Story of a Returning Citizen
Mendoor Smith, a scholarship quarterback at SAU who left college to become a full-time drug dealer and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, will share his story of redemption and atonement at 6 pm, Wednesday, April 27, in Christ the King Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by Diversity at St. Ambrose with support from the athletics and psychology departments, QC Empowerment, Boots on the Ground, Critical Mass, 100 Black Men and STEP-Quad Cities. Contact: Ryan Saddler, ext. 5728. Read more at Mendoor Speaks.

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 14 at 9am in the Chapel.  Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin This Monday, April 25 at 7pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•Graduating Senior Volunteers for Commencement Mass
Attention graduating seniors: if you would like to assist with the Commencement Mass (Saturday, May 14 at 9am), please contact us at ministry@sau.edu.  There are lots of opportunities to be involved in this liturgy, including serving as readers, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, assisting with the procession or with the decorating of the altar and bringing up of gifts.

•Seeking Confirmation Retreat Leaders for 2016-2017
We are looking for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen to help out on our Confirmation Retreat Team for next academic year.  Lead students from diocesan parishes in large-scale Confirmation retreats right here on campus!  A great service to the diocese, and a great way to gain valuable experience serving as part of a retreat team.  Retreat dates are set for Sunday, September 25, 2016 and Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Please email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in helping out with the team next year!

•“Dash 4 Drex” Memorial Run
Saturday, April 30 is the Eighth Annual Dash 4 Drex, a 2.1 mile run/walk established to honor the memory of student Derrek Drexler who died in March 2009 after a courageous battle from a rare complication from a viral infection. The Dash begins at 9am in front of Bechtel Hall.  Cost: $25/public, $20/SAU students, $15/t-shirt only.  All proceeds benefit the Derrek D. Drexler Scholarship Fund at St. Ambrose University.  Go to Dash 4 Drex to register or make a donation.  Contact Campus Rec GA Mike Greco (Grecomichaels@sau.edu) to learn more.

•Self-Care Drive
Ambrosians for Peace and Justice are collecting self-care items for a Health and Wellness Fair at Robert Young Center, a community mental health center.  Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant will be collected for individuals in the programs at the Robert Young Center.  We will be collected until May 1st, and can be dropped of to Christine Urish's office (Health Science building 226), to Anna Windsor (McCarthy room 408), or to Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel 114).

•OT Program Equipment Drive
The Occupational Therapy program is starting a Reuitilization Program to collect gently used assistive technology devices (such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and other self care devices) to distribute to underserved individuals who are being seen in the new interprofessional clinic at the Health Sciences Building.  The drive is taking place April 18-22.  If you have an item you would like to donate, or to see the full list of items they are looking for, please email lansingannem@sau.edu or call x6128.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 
Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email ministry@sau.edu.

•Catholics on Call Conference - August 3-6
Catholics on Call is offering a summer conference at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL for young adults (ages 18-30) who are striving to discover God’s call in their lives.  Gain insight from renowned speakers and skilled church ministers, and have the time to listen as God speaks within you.  A no-pressure experience that provides you with a better understanding of vocation, prayer, and discernment, and offers skills that will support you as you make decisions for your future.  Conference fee is only $100 (includes lodging and meals).  Learn more and apply online here: http://www.catholicsoncall.org/apply

•QUOTE: "Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society."--Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, no. 91

Thursday, April 14, 2016

04.17.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 25

April 17, 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 13:14, 43-52  +  Revelation 7:9, 14-17  +  John 10:27-30  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.1710:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
+ Isabelle Adam
Monday     4.18Noon+ Twila Parker, '39
Tuesday     4.194:30 pm+ Michael Friemel, '62
Wednesday     4.209:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.21          4:30 pm+ Gerald Bednarik, '51          
Friday        4.22Noon+ Dr. Mike Orfitelli

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: CommUNITY Day  noon-5pm
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); "Thirty Days Living as a Muslim" 8:00 pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)


Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

Prayer Ministry - send intentions to BeesKnees@sau.edu.



Preparing a Fruitful Garden
A cartoon that was printed in a newspaper last week showed pictures of the typical wardrobe for April in the Midwest. Monday’s picture featured a gentleman clothed in rain gear. Tuesday he wore t-shirt and shorts. By Friday he was back in winter scarf and heavy coat. Hopefully, now having experienced a few days of warm weather, Spring is finally here. For many people, Springtime means time to make preparations for their vegetable gardens. But all of us can give thought to the fruit that our lives produce. Here is an interesting take on garden preparations we can take part in any time of the year: 
Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind; Peace of heart; Peace of soul.
Plant four rows of squash: Squash gossip; Squash indifference; Squash grumbling; Squash selfishness.
Plant three rows of lettuce: Lettuce be faithful; Lettuce be kind; Lettuce really love one another. 
And every garden needs turnips: Turnip for church; Turnip for service; Turnip to help one another. 
Water freely with patience. 
And to conclude the garden, we must have thyme: Thyme for God; Thyme for study; Thyme for prayer. Thyme for renewing recreation.  Happy Spring-Thyme!  ---Fr. Chuck


•Service this weekend: Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest! 
It's a fitness festival with and for with kids & families from Project Renewal, the after-school program just a mile south of campus.  The Fit-Fest is a challenge run with 10 stations of obstacles put on by many of SAU's teams and club sports, including obstacles with soccer, crossfit, taekwondo, football, a blow-up obstacle course and more.  We need help with timing the participants and redirecting traffic at the busy intersections to keep everyone safe.  Volunteers for the timing and traffic piece are needed 8:20-11am this Saturday, 4/16.  Let us know at ministry@sau.edu if you can help!

•Service this weekend: CommUNITY day! 
The 2nd annual spring neighborhood clean-up is on Sunday 4/17 from noon-5pm.  Most of the projects will involve raking, mulching, and trash pick-up for our neighbors south of Locust.  Sign up to help with your group of up to 6 people at https://www.qcbt.com/community-day.  Lunch and a t-shirt are provided!

•Seeking Confirmation Retreat Leaders for 2016-2017
We are looking for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen to help out on our Confirmation Retreat Team for next academic year.  Lead students from diocesan parishes in large-scale Confirmation retreats right here on campus!  A great service to the diocese, and a great way to gain valuable experience serving as part of a retreat team.  Retreat dates are set for Sunday, September 25, 2016 and Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Please email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in helping out with the team next year!

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 14 at 9am in the Chapel.  Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin Monday, April 25 at 7pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•Graduating Senior Volunteers for Commencement Mass
Attention graduating seniors: if you would like to assist with the Commencement Mass (Saturday, May 14 at 9am), please contact us at ministry@sau.edu.  There are lots of opportunities to be involved in this liturgy, including serving as readers, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, assisting with the procession or with the decorating of the altar and bringing up of gifts.

•Service Trip in May
Another service trip has been added!  Consider joining the service trip during the week of May 15-20 to the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in central Illinois, an organic farm with gardens, alpacas, and chickens.  Lots of time outdoors on this trip - We’ll work in the gardens as the growing season begins and work with the alpacas and chickens.   Applications are due by Monday April 18 and can be found in the chapel gathering space and lower chapel or by contacting ministry@sau.edu.

•30 Days Living as a Muslim
Join us Monday, April 18 at 8pm in the Gathering Space to watch the documentary “30 Days Living as a Muslim”, featuring a Christian American who moves to a different part of the country to experience what it’s like to be a Muslim in the United States. A discussion will follow, with free coffee drinks and hot chocolate.

•Service Hours Tabulation
Please help us tabulate hours of service that have been given to the community during the 2015-2016 academic year from our students, faculty & staff members!  Please log onto this form by Monday, April 25th, to record hours of service from your class, club, or service you did on your own as a member of the SAU community: https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/

•Self-Care Drive
Ambrosians for Peace and Justice are collecting self-care items (Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant) for a Health and Wellness Fair at Robert Young Center, a community mental health center.  Collection runs until May 1st, and can be dropped off to Christine Urish (Health Science building 226), Anna Windsor (McCarthy room 408), or Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel 114).

•Gideon's Society on Campus Monday
Every couple years, members of the Gideon's Society, whose mission is to make Scriptures readily available to anyone who desires them, ask to come to campus to distribute free pocket size copies of the New Testament. We have given them permission to be at several spots on campus this Monday morning, April 18. They agree not to proselytize, but only to offer you an invitation to receive a copy of the New Testament. Please be courteous and respectful of their enthusiasm for the Word of God.

•OT Program Equipment Drive
The Occupational Therapy program is starting a Reuitilization Program to collect gently used assistive technology devices (such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and other self care devices) to distribute to underserved individuals who are being seen in the new interprofessional clinic at the Health Sciences Building.  The drive is taking place April 18-22.  If you have an item you would like to donate, or to see the full list of items they are looking for, please email lansingannem@sau.edu or call x6128.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 
Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email ministry@sau.edu.

•Catholics on Call Conference - August 3-6
 Catholics on Call is offering a summer conference at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL for young adults (ages 18-30) who are striving to discover God’s call in their lives.  Gain insight from renowned speakers and skilled church ministers, and have the time to listen as God speaks within you.  A no-pressure experience that provides you with a better understanding of vocation, prayer, and discernment, and offers skills that will support you as you make decisions for your future.  Conference fee is only $100 (includes lodging and meals).  Learn more and apply online here: http://www.catholicsoncall.org/apply

Thursday, April 7, 2016

04.10.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 24

April 10, 2016 - Third Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 5:27-32, 40-41  +  Revelation 5:11-14  +  John 21:1-19  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.1010:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     4.11Noon+ Gilberto Correa
Tuesday     4.124:30 pm+ Dr. Gerald Cooper, Jr '04
Wednesday     4.139:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.14          4:30 pm+ Michael Hart, '62          
Friday        4.15Noon+ Gerald Lafeber, '60

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: Busy Student Retreat Orientation 7:30 pm (Gathering Space)
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8:00 pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Busy Student Retreat Closing 5:30 pm (Gathering Space); Women & Faith 8 pm (Gathering Space)


Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

Prayer Ministry - send intentions to BeesKnees@sau.edu.




What About You?
When Pope Francis visited Philadelphia this past September, he praised the religious women and men who built and staffed centers for education, healthcare, and places for charity and service in America. He especially spoke of Sister Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia-native and champion of education and health care for minorities and the poor. He told the story of a meeting she had with Pope Leo XIII in the years before she ever considered becoming a nun.She wanted the pope to send priests and nuns to the missions in the United States, but he turned the request around and asked her: “What about you? What are you going to do?” Pope Francis went on to say that this exchange reminded Drexel that every baptized Christian has a mission to build up the Church. In our own day, he said, “we must challenge and inspire others to recognize their mission for the good of Church and society.” I believe we do that at St. Ambrose. Recently a YouTube video promoting an upcoming collection for seminarian education was produced by the Diocese of Davenport. One of the speakers in the video was Deacon Ross Epping who will be ordained a priest this summer.  Ross stated that he found inspiration for his vocation from the priests he met while a student at St. Ambrose. How nice to hear. But I am certain that Ross’ story is not an isolated example. Many have found inspiration from dedicated faculty and staff who approach their positions at St. Ambrose not simply as a career, but as a vocation of service. This Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. mass we are honored to celebrate with our president Sister Joan Lescinski as she marks 50 years as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We are grateful that Sister Joan asked to renew her vows and give witness to the joy of her vocation in the presence of students and the SAU community. We congratulate her and thank God for her witness. And as we reflect on the witness of so many others, may each of us find a way to answer the question once asked to St. Katharine Drexel: “What about you?”   ---Fr. Chuck 


•Celebrating Sister Joan’s Golden Jubilee
Please join the SAU community at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday April 10 in Christ the King Chapel for a celebration honoring Sister Joan Lescinski’s Golden Jubilee as a sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  During the mass Sister Joan will renew her vows. A reception will follow in the Gathering Space.  We congratulate Sister Joan and we are honored to be able to celebrate her 50 years of service in religious life.

•Senior Bee-Leaving Retreat
St. Ambrose seniors are invited to an overnight retreat, Friday, April 15-16 at Sugar Creek Retreat Center.  Join your classmates for a fun evening to celebrate the past & spiritually prepare for the future.   Depart for the retreat from St. Ambrose at 5 p.m., Friday, April 15th and return Saturday morning.  Cost is just $10, and we’ll provide the evening meal and breakfast.   Please register online at www.tinyurl.com/SAUBeeLeaving by April 13th.   For more information contact us at ministry@sau.edu

•Welcome Busy Student Retreat Guides
We are pleased to welcome  Sr. Rita Cameron, PBVM; Fr. Thom Hennen, Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD; Sr. Stefanie MacDonald, OSB; and Sr. Belinda Monahan, OSB to campus as spiritual guides for this semester’s Busy Student Retreat.  They will spend the week helping students reflect on scripture and the movement of God in their lives. Please keep these directors and students in your prayers this week.

•Service on Saturday
Join us this Saturday April 9th at the RiverBend FoodBank from 10:15am-12:45pm to help pack backpacks with food for area children.  Next weekend on Saturday April 16th from 8:30am-11:15am we’ll be helping at Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest event, a fundraiser for the after-school organization.  Volunteers are needed to help with directing traffic and timing the participants during the event.  Want to help?  Email ministry@sau.edu!

•Turn In Your Rice Bowls
If you haven’t yet turned in your Rice Bowl, please bring it to the Chapel Gathering Space, and leave it in the marked basket.  Proceeds go to fight hunger in the Quad Cities as well as globally.  You can also make a donation by going straight to CRS online.  Thank you for your generosity!

•Brewed Awakening
Join us Monday, April 11 at 8pm in the Gathering Space for our final Brewed of the year. In preparation for Earth Day, GreenLife will lead a discussion about global climate change, invasive species, and Earth Week.  Free coffee specialty drinks and hot chocolate will be provided.

•CommUNITY day
Come help out spring clean-up in the neighborhoods around campus for the 2nd year in the row with CommUNITY day on Sunday, April 17 from 12-5pm.  SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to form a team of up to six people, and register on this website for the day: www.qcbt.com/community-day.  Help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors!

•Service Hours Tabulation
Please help us tabulate hours of service that have been given to the community during the 2015-2016 academic year from our students, faculty & staff members!  Please log onto this form by Monday, April 25th, to record hours of service from your class, club, or service you did on your own as a member of the SAU community: https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/

•Service Trip in May
Another service trip has been added!  Consider joining the service trip during the week of May 15-20 to the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in central Illinois, an organic farm with gardens, alpacas, and chickens.  Lots of time outdoors on this trip - We’ll work in the gardens as the growing season begins and work with the alpacas and chickens.   Applications are due by Monday April 18 and can be found in the chapel gathering space and lower chapel or by contacting ministry@sau.edu.

•2016 Baecke Lecture - Justice for People with Disabilities: The Capabilities Approach
Dr. Martha Nussbaum, PhD, will present the 2016 Baecke Endowment for the Humanities Lecture on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  Dr. Nussbaum is the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, holding associate appointments in classics, divinity, and political science, and is an author and editor of numerous books and publications.  The Baecke Endowment, established in 1981 by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baecke, enhances teaching and learning experiences in the humanities.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

•OT Program Equipment Drive
The Occupational Therapy program is starting a Reutilization Program to collect gently used assistive technology devices (such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and other self care devices) to distribute to underserved individuals who are being seen in the new interprofessional clinic at the Health Sciences Building.  The drive is taking place April 18-22.  If you have an item you would like to donate, or to see the full list of items they are looking for, please email lansingannem@sau.edu or call x6128.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 
Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email ministry@sau.edu.

•Catholics on Call Conference - August 3-6
Thinking about the possibility of a life of service in the Church as a lay minister, religious sister or brother, or priest?  Catholics on Call is offering a summer conference at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL for young adults (ages 18-30) who are striving to discover God’s call in their lives.  Gain insight from renowned speakers and skilled church ministers, and have the time to listen as God speaks within you.  A no-pressure experience that provides you with a better understanding of vocation, prayer, and discernment, and offers skills that will support you as you make decisions for your future.  Conference fee is only $100 (includes lodging and meals).  Learn more and apply online here: http://www.catholicsoncall.org/apply

Thursday, March 31, 2016

04.03.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 23

April 3, 2016 - Second Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 5:12-16  +  Revelation 1:9-13, 17-19  +  John 20:19-31  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.310:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     4.4Noon+ Paul Barton, '48
Tuesday     4.54:30 pm+ Jerry Wilkins, '03, '04
Wednesday     4.69:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.7          4:30 pm+ Donato "Dan" Petrucelli, '50          
Friday        4.8Noon+ Charles Azzaline, '59

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8:00 pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8 pm (Gathering Space)
Friday: Dan Schutte Concert 7 pm (Chapel)
Saturday: Dan Schutte Workshop 8:30 am (Chapel)


Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

Prayer Ministry - send intentions to BeesKnees@sau.edu.




Plenty to Smile About
Easter is more than a one-day celebration. Christians celebrate a whole 50-day season of Easter. But even more, Easter is a way of life to be lived every day. In recent weeks across our world and even here in our own community there have been more tragedies than I have space to mention here, but despite the tensions of life, hope always prevails. And living that hope is central to the Easter message. One of the ways we at St. Ambrose University live out that hope is through service in the pursuit of justice and peace. We are proud to be a part of a coalition that honors peacemakers every year and this year we honor the work of the Venerable Thich Nhất Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peace activist who received the prestigious Pacem in Terris award from Bishop Amos in California this past Fall. Even though health concerns prevent him from traveling to Davenport, a local ceremony honoring him will take place in Christ the King Chapel this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Nhất Hạnh was a friend of Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr. and worked with them in the pursuit of non-violent solutions to conflict. In fact, Dr. King nominated Thich Nhất Hạnh for the Nobel Peace Prize. Nhất Hanh also teaches us much about being fully present to each moment. A book of meditations I picked up recently included the following quote from Thich Nhất Hanh: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. Sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.” It is especially true for people who live the promise of Easter. If we can become more fully aware of all that is within us and all that is before us at each moment, there really is always plenty to smile about. ---Fr. Chuck 


•Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
This weekend we celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the 10:30 am Mass.  Nathan Pittman will be baptized and confirmed.  We will also welcome Will Horack and Taylor Stewart into full communion of the Catholic Church with a profession of faith and the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion.   Briana Morales and Emily Doty will celebrate their First Communion and Confirmation.  Paul Burd, Kaitlyn Doty, A.J. Michalowicz, Sydney Oppelt, Leah Poss, and Alexis Roberts will also be confirmed on Sunday.   The candidates met together throughout the past year to explore the Sunday Scriptures and experience the Catholic way of life.  We congratulate them and welcome them with great joy!  If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or preparing for the sacraments, please email ministry@sau.edu.

•Celebrating Sister Joan’s Golden Jubilee
Please join the SAU community at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday April 10 in Christ the King Chapel for a celebration honoring Sister Joan Lescinski’s Golden Jubilee as a sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  During the mass Sister Joan will renew her vows. A reception will follow in the Gathering Space.  We congratulate Sister Joan and we are honored to be able to celebrate her 50 years of service in religious life.

•Turn In Your Rice Bowls
If you haven’t yet turned in your Rice Bowl, please bring it to the Chapel Gathering Space, and leave it in the marked basket.  Proceeds go to fight hunger in the Quad Cities as well as globally.  You can also make a donation by going straight to CRS online.  Thank you for your generosity!

•Pacem in Terris Local Celebration
On Saturday April 2nd at 4pm, the local celebration for the most recent recipient of the Pacem in Terris award will happen in Christ the King Chapel.  In October, the award was presented for Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a teacher, author, and peace activist.  Please join us for the local celebration on Saturday, that will honor the life and work of Thich Nhat Hanh.

•Service on Saturday 
Join us this Saturday April 2nd to pick up sticks, pull weeds, and do other gardening work at Project Renewal from 9:30am-11:30am. Transportation will be provided. Sign up at ministry@sau.edu to join.  Upcoming Service on Saturday opportunities are at the RiverBend FoodBank on April 9th from 10:15am-12:45pm to help pack backpacks with food for area children.  The following weekend on Saturday April 16th from 8:30am-11:15am we’ll be helping at Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest event, a fundraiser for the after-school organization.  Volunteers are needed to help with directing traffic and timing the participants during the event.

•Wellness Center Ground Breaking
Participate in the celebration of the ground-breaking for our new Wellness and Recreation Center on Thursday, April 7th at 2:30 pm on the practice field west of the PE Center.

•Concert and Workshop featuring Dan Schutte - April 8-9
Dan Schutte, Catholic liturgical musician and contemporary Catholic songwriter (his credits include Here I Am, Lord; City of God; Table of Plenty; Blest Be the Lord; and many more), will be here for a concert and workshop April 8-9.  Concert Friday, April 8 at 7pm; Workshop Saturday, April 9 from 8:30am-12 noon.  His Friday concert will focus on our call to say “yes” to God in our lives, signified through his song Here I Am, Lord.  The Saturday workshop will focus on his Mass of Christ the Savior, and the process he used in writing it.  Both events are free for SAU students; $5 each for non-SAU students with ID; otherwise, concert is $20 and workshop is $25.  Proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Benedict at Benet House Retreat Center.

•Busy Student Retreat
Interested in attending a retreat while still being able to go to classes, work, and spend time with friends?  The Busy Student Retreat is for you!  The retreat will be held from April 10-14th  and it takes place right here on-campus in the midst of your regular schedule.  You commit to 30 minutes of prayer time and schedule a time to meet daily  with a spiritual guide one-on-one for 30 minutes. Pick up a form in the Gathering Space or Register online at www.tinyurl.com/BSRSpring16.  Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler 563-333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu for more information!

•Brewed Awakening
Join us Monday, April 11 at 8pm in the Gathering Space for our final Brewed of the year. In preparation for Earth Week, GreenLife will lead a discussion about the Flint, MI water crisis.  Free coffee specialty drinks and hot chocolate will be provided.

•Senior Bee-Leaving Retreat
St. Ambrose seniors are invited to an overnight retreat, Friday, April 15-16 at Sugar Creek Retreat Center.  Join your classmates for a fun evening to celebrate the past & spiritually prepare for the future.   Depart for the retreat from St. Ambrose at 5 p.m., Friday, April 15th and return Saturday morning.  We’ll provide the evening meal and breakfast.  Please register online at www.tinyurl.com/SAUBeeLeaving by April 13th.   For more information contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Save the date: CommUNITY day
For the 2nd year, Ambrosians will be helping in the neighborhood around campus with spring clean-up in yards.  Save the date for Sunday April 17th from 12-5pm and look for sign-ups for your team of 6 coming soon!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 
Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email ministry@sau.edu.