vol 23 no 13
November 16, 2014 - Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31 + 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6 + Matthew 25: 14-30 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm
November 23, 2014 - Christ the King
+ Ezekiel 34: 11-12, 15-17 + 1 Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28 + Matthew 25: 31-46 +
Due to Thanksgiving Break, no Masses will be celebrated November 23-29
|For the SAU Community|
|Monday||11.17||Noon||+Chelsey Bildstein, '13|
|Tuesday||11.18||4:30pm||+ Fr. John Kloepfer, '49|
|Wednesday||11.19||9:15pm||For student intentions|
|Thursday||11.20||4:30pm||+James McCabe, Sr., '49|
|Friday||11.21||Noon||+ Fr. John Whalen, '65|
This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Gottlieb Conference Room); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)
Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or email@example.com
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
An Attitude of Gratitude
We begin Thanksgiving Break as the upcoming week comes to a close. But Thanksgiving is more than just a one day holiday or a week’s break. Thanksgiving is a way of life. It means living with an attitude that helps us to recognize blessings that we would otherwise take for granted. An appreciation of blessings keeps us from being envious, bitter, and critical of life. It is no wonder then that grateful people are also happy people. It has been said that a bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it. How do you develop an attitude of gratitude? The following poem offers wise advice:
Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean; Count your full years instead of your lean.
Count your health instead of your wealth; Count on God instead of yourself.
Blessings for a happy Thanksgiving and safety in travels. ---Fr. Chuck
•Service House “Giving Tree” Project Be sure to pick up an ornament from the Giving Tree in the Gathering Space for a Christmas gift for QC children at Project Renewal. Sponsored by the themed house “Make a Difference,” this benefits the children at Project Renewal. Simply pick up an ornament and bring the unwrapped items (children’s pajamas) back to the Chapel by Dec 7th. Your generosity is deeply appreciated!
• Thanksgiving Break Service Trip Spend 4 days of your Thanksgiving break making a difference in Kansas City! This service trip will take place at Holy Family Catholic Worker House from November 22-25, serving meals and visiting with guests at the soup kitchen. Space is limited - email firstname.lastname@example.org today if you are interested in going.
•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass There will be a music rehearsal at 6pm this Monday, November 17, for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass. All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to help lead music for the mass on Sunday, Dec 7 at 10:30am. If you are interested, please email email@example.com to learn more.
•Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom See this inspiring movie about the life of Nelson Mandela on Monday, November 17 at 7pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Special Guest: Potiphar Nkhoma, the Affirmative Action Officer for the City of Davenport. Admission is free, and all are welcome!
•Advent Season Events Sunday, November 30 is the first day of Advent. Advent not only is a season of preparation for Christmas, it acknowledges our need to be constantly vigilant for the Lord’s return, “waiting in joyful hope.” Here are ways you can make it a joyful season of hope:
→Pick up a copy of the Daily Meditation Booklets by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP. They will soon be available in the chapel gathering space and in the window space by the Rogalski Center Post Office.
→Take advantage of opportunities for Daily Mass in Christ the King Chapel. Monday and Fridays at 12:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm, and Wednesday at 9:15pm.
→Spend some time in prayer to begin Advent with Late Night Adoration on Monday, December 1 at 9:00pm. A wonderful time to reflect and begin this season, join us for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
→Take part in the Advent Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Wednesday December 3 at 8:30pm in Christ the King Chapel. A short service of prayer is followed by the opportunity for individual confession to one of the priests who are present.
→A special Lessons and Carols service will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00pm in the Chapel. Come join in a time of reflection on scriptures for the season, with music featuring the University Chorale and Chamber Singers.
→Celebrate the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass with us on Sunday, December 7 at 10:30am in the Chapel. Presider and homilist will be Most Rev. Martin Amos, and music led by a combined choir of SAU Chamber Singers and Music Ministry. The McMullen Awards will also be presented. Come celebrate our patron saint!
→Plan to take part in the Student Candlelight Mass preceding Midnight Breakfast on Tuesday Dec. 9 at 9:00pm. In the chapel, filled with light from candles held by students, we celebrate the mystery, the joy, and the hope Christ’s birth has brought to our world. All are welcome to each of these events.
• Hunger Week wrap-up Thanks to all who participated in the activities during our 17th annual Hunger Week. Food from the canned food drive was donated to the Central Community Circle Food Pantry and will go a long way to stock their shelves. Thank you to those who supported the Clothes Out Hunger sale and the Graduate Student Government Association for their matching funds; with the funds, the Ambrosians for Peace & Justice packed 3000 meals with Kids Against Hunger. These meals will be sent to Liberia to sustain undernourished children. Thanks to Greenlife for holding a successful bake sale for Oxfam. The week ended with the Hungry Games on Saturday night - congratulations to Max Moline and Chris Bennett, Hungry Games winners from McCarthy Hall. Thanks to all for their support of Hunger Week!
•Poverty Issues film series Progressive Action for the Common Good is hosting a film series on poverty. Join this community action group Saturday 11/15 at 9:30am, featuring the films “We're Not Broke” and “Inequality for All” in McCarthy 013. There will be discussion sessions after each film. Free and open to the public.
•Chicago Vocation Event Fr. Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary, together with Cardinal George and Archbishop Cupich, are hosting an event called, “Who Will Fill Their Shoes?” on Friday Nov. 29 from 10 am to 2 pm. Men from the Archdiocese of Chicago between the ages of 16 - 35 may register by going online to www.ChicagoPriest.com.