Friday, February 27, 2015

03.01.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 21

March 1, 2015 - Second Sunday of Lent

+ Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18 + Romans 8:31-34 + Mark 9:2-10 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

No Masses will be offered during Spring Break: March 8-14
6:30pm Mass ONLY will be offered on Sunday, March 15




Mass Intentions:
Sunday3.110:30 am
6:30 pm
+ John Cleary
For the SAU Community                
Monday     3.2    Noon             + Fr. Joe Hratz
Tuesday     3.3   4:30 pm+ Thomas Lingris, '61
Wednesday     3.49:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday3.5    4:30pm+ Kenneth Brockhouse, '61
Friday        3.6       Noon+ Rick Berry

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space); Late Night Adoration 9pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: "Church of Mercy" Brown Bag noon (Gathering Space); Nurses Christian Fellowship 4pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ecumenical Reflection noon (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8pm (Gathering Space)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
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



TAKING TIME                              
Where does time go?  It seems hard to believe that we are nearing the midpoint in the semester.  If it is true that time flies when you’re having fun, we must really be having fun. Or is it just that some of us are getting older.  Regardless, the following advice came from a book of quotes and anecdotes edited by Anthony Castle.  Its source is anonymous, but its wisdom is good, especially this weekend as a large group of students participate in an Antioch Retreat and all of us prepare for Spring Break:
Take time to THINK—it is the source of power. 
Take time to PLAY—it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to READ—it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY—it is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to LOVE and BE LOVED—it is a God-given privilege.
Take time to BE FRIENDLY—it is the road to happiness.
Take time to LAUGH—it is the music of the soul.
Take time to GIVE—the day is too short to be selfish.
Take time to WORK—it is the price of success.
Take time to SHOW YOU CARE—it is the way of God.
With prayers that all Ambrosians enjoy a happy, healthy and holy spring break! —Fr. Chuck

•Speaking of Time---Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD on Sunday, March 8!  Set your clocks 1 hour ahead!•

•Please note the Spring Break Christ the King Chapel Schedule--- No masses or regular chapel activities Sunday March 8 – Saturday, March 14.  No 10:30 am mass March 15th.  Regular Mass schedule resumes with 6:30 pm mass on Sunday,  March 15.  

•Brewed Awakening
Want to learn more about the Middle East and cultures of that region? On March 2, Brewed Awakening will feature SAU international recruiter Munir Sayegh, who travels to recruit prospective students around the world. The discussion will focus on everyday life in the Middle East. All are invited to enjoy free coffee and speciality drinks at this Brewed Awakening in the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, March 2 from 8-9pm.

•InterfaithSAU
SAU’s Interfaith group will have it’s meeting on Monday, March 2 at 8:00 pm in in the Chapel Gathering Space in conjunction with this week’s Brewed Awakening discussion.  Ambrosians of all religious traditions are encouraged to join InterfaithSAU in open discussion and interfaith service.

•Late Night Adoration
Spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament every Monday during Lent at 9pm in the Chapel.  Enjoy a time of song, scripture, and silence to end your day.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•A Church of Mercy
Come and discuss Pope Francis’ “A Church of Mercy” at noon on Tuesdays.  This program is especially aimed at faculty and staff, but all are welcome to this “brownbag” lunchtime discussion.  Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu.

•Wednesday Ecumenical Reflection
Join in every Wednesday at 12 noon for a time of quiet prayer: 15 minutes of song, Scripture, and silence.  Perfect for the middle of a busy week.  All are welcome!

•Women & Faith
Gather weekly on Thursday evenings from 8-9 pm in the gathering space with other young women to pray, reflect on God’s Word and share faith.

•Ambrosian Reflections
Follow along online with the readings for Lent and reflections from SAU faculty and staff.   Find them on the main SAU webpage, or go to http://saulent.blogspot.com/.  New reflections every weekday all throughout Lent, even over Spring Break!  There are still some days unspoken for if you would be interested in writing one of the short reflections. Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

•Online Stations of the Cross
Be sure to view the Online Stations of the Cross, with SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich.  Make them a part of your Lenten reflection!  Visit: http://saustations.blogspot.com/

•Spiritual Community Housing
Applications are available to live on the Spiritual Community floor for the 2015-2016 school year next year!  The Spiritual Community provides a living and learning environment in which students deepen their spiritual lives and learn from the spiritualities of others.  All students of all religious and spiritual traditions who are interested in enriching their spiritual lives in community are encouraged to apply.  Forms due March 17, find out more at the Residence Life website.

•CRS Rice Bowl App Available
Download at: http://www.crs.org/ricebowl-app/.  This week the Rice Bowl reflections focus on Nicaragua.  Your sacrifices this Lent can make a difference in the world - Rice Bowls are still available in the Gathering Space. Please utilize this perfect way to allow Lenten sacrifices to help those who most in need.

•Fast Fest
This week’s fast is the Laziness Fast.  Strive to use your time better all week.  Email ministry@sau.edu to get reminders and encouragement during the weeks of FastFest.

•Just Advocacy Week 
JAW is a five-day leadership experience for college students interested in the intersection of faith and politics. Come join us in Washington, D.C. to learn about leadership, community organizing, and advocacy strategies centered on Catholic Social Tradition. From June 14-19, participants will experience what it's like to lobby an elected official, how to be a social justice leader in their community, and gain issue knowledge on economic inequality.This program is designed for those who recently completed their freshman year in college but haven't started their senior year yet. College credit is available.  Learn more and apply here.

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters Retreat
Are you interested in checking out religious life?  This retreat provides an opportunity to pray with and learn about four  religious communities in Dubuque. The retreat begins with dinner and prayer on Friday, April 10th at 5 pm and closes with dinner on Saturday, April 11th (to conclude by 6pm). For more information contact Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM vocations@dubuquepresentations.org.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

02.22.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 20

February 22, 2015 - First Sunday of Lent

+ Genesis 9:8-15 + 1 Peter 3:18-22 + Mark 1:12-15 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday2.2210:30 am
6:30 pm
+ Caroline Griffin
For the SAU Community                
Monday     2.23    Noon             + Fr. John Boyle
Tuesday     2.24   4:30 pm+ Patrick Doyle, '57
Wednesday     2.259:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday2.26    4:30pm+ Jacque Rader, '60
Friday        2.27       Noon+ John Sherwin, '51

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Late Night Adoration 9pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: "Church of Mercy" Brown Bag noon (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ecumenical Reflection noon (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8pm (Gathering Space)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
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



FAMILY TO ME
Many siblings of our current SAU students come to campus this weekend for another opportunity for us to celebrate family.  It is always a joy to celebrate the bonds of familial love.  But family need not be limited by blood relationships or parental adoption. Catholic social teaching reiterates this time and time again.  In a 1979 pastoral letter, the US Bishops named racism as a sin which mocks the most basic doctrine of Christians: that God became incarnate in Christ, making all human beings siblings to Christ.  Our church leaders stated, “Let all know that racism is a terrible sin that mocks the cross of Christ and ridicules the Incarnation. For the brother and sister of our Brother Jesus Christ are brother and sister to us.”  Speaking to his newly created Cardinals last Sunday, Pope Francis challenged them to lead the way putting no limits on love,  to claim “total openness to serving others” as their only title of honor, and to see Jesus in every person who is excluded.  It’s a powerful message for all of us. Years ago at a conference on music and liturgy I heard composer Marty Haugen perform a song entitled, “One ‘Ohana.”  ‘Ohana is a Hawaiian word for one universal family. I am told it’s also a key theme in the Disney Lilo & Stitch series. “Family” it says, “means nobody gets left behind, and nobody is ever forgotten.”  A perfect goal for us to strive to live this Lenten season. After all, we are all brothers and sisters to one another. ---Fr. Chuck  

•Rite of Calling Candidates to Continuing Conversion  
This Sunday at the 10:30 am Mass, we will introduce those from the St. Ambrose University community who are preparing for reception into the Catholic Church and those preparing for the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist during the Easter season.   Please keep these Ambrosians in your prayers throughout Lent.

•Fast Fest  
Take part in a different fast every week of Lent!  The first week of Fast Fest is this week: a Desserts Fast.  We challenge you to go without sweets at your meals, and eat healthier things.   Want email reminders & encouragement during the weeks of FastFest?  Email ministry@sau.edu to get on the list.

•Late Night Tie-Dye event
 Ambrosians for Peace & Justice, along with Late-Night programming, are hosting a tie-dye event this Friday night 2/20, at 10pm on the 1st floor of the Rogalski Center.  Free FastFest t-shirts are available for you to tie-dye, or bring your own shirt.  See you there!

•Late Night Adoration  
Come spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Monday, Feb 23 at 9pm in the Chapel.  Enjoy a time of song, scripture, and silence to end your day - every Monday during Lent!  Email ministry@sau.edu if you’d like to learn more or to assist with the service.

•A Church of Mercy  
Come and discuss Pope Francis’ “A Church of Mercy” and bring your lunch to the Gathering Space at noon on Tuesdays.  The first book by Pope Francis, this is a collection of his speeches, homilies, and papers during the first year of his papacy, and outlines his vision for the Church today.  This program is especially aimed at faculty and staff, but all are welcome to this “brownbag” lunchtime discussion.  Contact Fr. Chuck at adamcharlesa@sau.edu if you’d like to receive the book and be part of this discussion which starts this Tuesday, Feb. 24!

•Wednesday Ecumenical Reflection  
Every Wednesday at 12 noon take some time out for quiet prayer in the Chapel: 15 minutes of song, Scripture, and especially silence.  A great time for quiet reflection in the middle of the week.  All are welcome!

•Women & Faith
 Gather weekly on Thursday evenings from 8-9 pm in the gathering space with other young women to pray, reflect on God’s Word and share faith.

•Ambrosian Reflections
 Follow along online with the readings for Lent and reflections from SAU faculty and staff.   Find them on the main SAU webpage, or go to http://saulent.blogspot.com/.  New reflections every weekday all throughout Lent!  If you would be interested in writing one of the short reflections, contact Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

•Online Stations of the Cross
 Pray the Online Stations of the Cross, with SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich.  Make them a part of your Lenten reflection!  Visit: http://saustations.blogspot.com/

•CRS Rice Bowl App  
Rice Bowls are a wonderful opportunity to make a difference during Lent, and Catholic Relief Services has provided an app that comes with prayerful reflections for the day, information about their work, and even meatless recipes from some of the countries they serve.  A perfect mix of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Find out more here: http://www.crs.org/ricebowl-app/.    This week the  Rice Bowl reflections focus on Tanzania, where a simple soybean is changing lives! What actions can you take this Lent to change lives—at home and around the world?  Rice Bowls still available  in the Gathering Space.

•Spring Break Service Trips   
Our spring break service trips are gearing up for their week of service in East St. Louis, Detroit, Kentucky, and Cleveland.  Anyone still wanting to go on a trip is welcome to apply as an alternate.   Please contact ministry@sau.edu for more details.

•Brewed Awakening  The next Brewed Awakening will be on Monday, March 2. Interested in learning about the Middle Eastern culture?  Brewed Awakening will feature SAU international recruiter Munir Sayegh, who travels to recruit prospective students around the world. The discussion will focus on everyday life in the Middle East. All are invited to enjoy free coffee and speciality drinks at this Brewed Awakening in the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, March 2 from 8-9pm.

•Spiritual Student Ambassador Position
Applications for a leadership position on the Spiritual Floor are due  on Friday. Contact Fr. Chuck Adam for more information at ministry@sau.edu, and/or download the application here: http://www.sau.edu/Student_Affairs/Residence_Life/Join_Our_Team/Student_Ambassadors.html.

Friday, February 13, 2015

02.15.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 19

February 15, 2015 - Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Leviticus 13: 1-2, 44-46 + 1 Corinthians 10:31 - 11:1 + Mark 1: 40-45 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday2.1510:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                
Monday     2.16    Noon             + Edward Zach, '58
Tuesday     2.17   4:30 pm+ Stephen Sherry, '52
Ash Wednesday     2.18Noon
4:30 pm
9:15 pm
For student intentions           
Thursday2.19    4:30pm+ Julius Crocker, '64
Friday        2.20       Noon+ Caroline Griffin, '16

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Interfaith 7pm (Lower Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8pm (Gathering Space)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
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



A WELL-SHAPED HEART 
Since this is Valentine’s Day weekend, we are probably noticing hearts and lots of things that are made in heart shapes wherever we look. We find hearts on clothing, on Valentine’s Day cards, in messages sent to our email inboxes. Chances are you can’t overlook many heart-shaped cakes, candies and cookies this weekend. But by Wednesday the attention of Christian people shifts from looking outwardly at things that are heart-shaped to looking inward to the center of our being. On Ash Wednesday we ask, “what shape is my heart in?”  The season of Lent, which begins Wednesday, is a season of grace leading us to change. In his Lenten message for 2015 Pope Francis challenges Christians during Lent to form hearts that are able to love. Francis prays this Lent that we may each develop “a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference.” The “globalization of indifference” is a phrase used often by Pope Francis to describe the disregard for others that takes control of our world.  Elli Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner once observed, “The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.”  If we are totally indifferent to the suffering of the poor, to victims of injustice, and to those in our midst dealing with pain, then our hearts are badly out of shape. They are closed to God and closed to our brothers and sisters. On the other hand, during the upcoming season of grace, if all the sacrifices we make, all the devotions we pray, and all the service that we perform can more freely reflect the God who holds all human beings in his own divine heart, then the discipline of Lent will lead to a renewal of our hearts. By the grace of God, our hearts become well-shaped to love.  Prayers for Lenten blessings to all Ambrosians.    ---Fr. Chuck 

•Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule for Distribution of Ashes - February 18
Ash Wednesday masses with the distribution of ashes will be offered at 12:00pm, 4:30pm and 9:15pm in Christ the King Chapel. Christian churches of many denominations offer the distribution of ashes in the same manner as Catholics do, symbolizing our desire to use the season of Lent to renew our lives of faith. As such, all Christians are welcome to receive ashes at these masses.

•Understanding the Lenten Fast and Abstinence 
FASTING: Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting as explained by the U.S. bishops means partaking of only one full meal. Two other smaller meals (not equaling another full meal) are permitted as is drinking of liquids.
ABSTINENCE:  Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.  Abstinence forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, milk products or condiments made of animal fat. We are reminded each year that the obligation to do penance on these days is a serious one, but no one should be scrupulous in this regard and if health reasons or the ability to do one’s work is seriously affected, these regulations do not apply.

•LENT at SAU:  Consider these regular activities a part of your Lenten routine:
→Daily Mass:  Mon/Fri at 12 noon;  Tues/Thur at 4:30 pm; Wed at 9:15 pm.
→Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wed. 8:30 - 9:00 pm.  Communal Reconciliation Service: 7pm March 30.
→Stations of the Cross: Booklets for praying the Stations are available under the First Station.  Pray with the Stations in the Chapel any time you like.
→Operation Rice Bowl:  Let your Lent make a difference in the lives of others, and support Catholic Relief Services through the Rice Bowl.  It’s simple - 1) pick up a Rice Bowl at Sunday or Ash Wednesday mass, take it to your room, floor, or home, 2) donate money from your Lenten sacrifices all season long, and 3) bring the Rice Bowl back to the Chapel during Holy Week (March 29 - April 3).  Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.
→Lenten Booklets: Booklets for a reflection, activity, and prayer for each day of Lent are made available in Christ the King Chapel as well as by the mailroom on campus, provided to you by Campus Ministry.  Feel free to take a copy of “Turning Around” and pray along throughout Lent.
→Late Night Adoration: Come spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament every Monday at 9pm in the Chapel during Lent.  Enjoy a time of song, scripture, and silence to end your day.
→Read and Discuss “A Church of Mercy,” by Pope Francis: Especially geared for faculty and staff, but all are welcome to a Tuesday, “brownbag” noon discussion in the Gathering Space.  Contact Fr. Chuck at adamcharlesa@sau.edu if you’d like to be part of this discussion which begins Feb 24.
→Wednesday Ecumenical Reflection: Join us for 15 minutes of eccumenical prayer: a Taize song, scripture, and quiet reflection each Wednesday of Lent at noon.
→Women & Faith:  Gather weekly on Thursday evenings from 8-9 pm in the gathering space with other young women to pray, reflect on God’s Word and share faith.
→Fast Fest: Take part in a different fast every week of Lent!  Begins Monday, February 22!

•Online Stations of the Cross
View the Online Stations of the Cross, with new SAU student reflections (posted on Ash Wednesday) and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich.  Make them a part of your Lenten reflection!  Visit: http://saustations.blogspot.com/

•Ambrosian Faculty/Staff Reflections
New for 2015 - follow along online reflections on daily lenten scripture readings. Reflections from SAU faculty and staff.   Find them on the main SAU webpage, or go to http://saulent.blogspot.com/.  If you’d be willing to write one of the future reflections, please email Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

•Spiritual Student Ambassador Position Opening
Applications are now available for SAU student’s for a leadership position on the Spiritual Floor for the 2015- 2016 academic year.  The SCA position requires a student dedicated to his or her own spiritual life and one who is willing to help others in their spiritual growth. Compensation includes housing. Applications due Feb 27.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam for more information at ministry@sau.edu, and/or download the application here.

•Service on Saturday
Spend time on Valentine’s Day playing board games with residents living at the Arc of the QC, a group home for individuals with developmental disabilities.   We will leave campus at 10:45am, play board games and share lunch with the residents, and return by 1:30pm.  Email ministry@sau.edu to take part.

•Brewed Awakening
Interested in hearing about AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps?  This week’s Brewed Awakening will feature SAU student John Wray, former volunteer.  The discussion will focus on what they are and the differences between the two. Join us to enjoy free coffee and speciality drinks at this Brewed Awakening in the Gathering Space on Monday, Feb. 16 from 8-9pm.

Friday, February 6, 2015

02.08.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 18

February 8, 2015 - Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Job 7: 1-4, 6-7 + 1 Corinthians 9: 16-19, 22-23 + Mark 1: 29-39 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday2.810:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community
Monday     2.9    Noon             + Jim & Bev Grothus
Tuesday     2.10   4:30pm+ Charles Ruhl, Sr.           
Wednesday     2.119:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday2.12    4:30pm+ Sally Shade Johnson, '58              
Friday        2.13       Noon+ Donald Costello, '51        

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
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



NO WORRIES….
There seems to be no shortage of things for people to worry about these days. Students might find themselves with increased anxiety over academic subjects that are becoming more challenging at this point in the semester. Decisions will soon have to be made in regard to next year's course of study, housing, and job situations. Maybe Valentine's Day is even causing a bit of anxiety for some who are less than happy in the area of life giving relationships. Its a good time to be reminded that sometimes we all worry way too much. An interesting statistic that I had saved says that an average person's anxiety is focused 40% on things that will never happen; 30% on things about the past that can't be changed; 12% on criticism by others, mostly untrue; 10% about health, which gets worse with stress; and only 8% about real problems that must be faced. So why do we allow such a small part of life to deplete the energies from all that can brings us joy?  There is an old proverb that says, "Worry pulls tomorrow's cloud over today's sunshine."  At a time in the year when the amount of sunshine is sparse enough the way it is, there is no need to make it even worse?  Let your faith help you put your worries aside. As one of my own spiritual guides used to say, "Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway."  ---Fr. Chuck 

•Brewed Awakening
Interested in hearing about volunteering in Haiti?  This week’s Brewed Awakening will feature Paige Echele and Corrigan Goldsmith, both students here at SAU who traveled to Haiti over Christmas break to volunteer in an orphanage.  Come enjoy speciality coffee beverages and enlightening discussion on Monday, (Feb. 9) at 8pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.

•Spring Antioch Retreat REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus, forming a safe, non-judgemental place to discuss faith and life in context of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   The spring retreat begins Friday, February 27th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, March 1st in the early afternoon. You can Register for Antioch online or pick up a registration form in the Chapel Gathering Space and return it to campus ministry by February 11.  For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Amanda Aberle, AberleAmanda@sau.edu or Dan Mahoney, mahoneydanielj@sau.edu.

•Daily Lenten Reflections 
The season of Lent begins on February 18.  We are inviting faculty, staff, and other Ambrosians to write short daily reflections based on the scripture readings of each weekday of Lent that will be posted on the SAU website.  If you’d be willing to write one of the short reflections as a way of helping the SAU community be more attentive to the path to growth this Lent, please email Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

•Online Stations of the Cross
Students are invited to offer a reflection based on a specific station of the cross, as well as an experience from their life as a college student that relates to the station in some way.  Past reflections by our students have been wonderful, see them at  http://saustations.blogspot.com/.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more information.  Submissions due Feb 13.

•Service on Saturday
Join us next Saturday February 14th at 10am at Dress for Success, an organization that helps women in need find professional attire for work.  We will be sorting clothing donations.  Email ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•Women & Faith
We are forming a new group for young women interested in growing deeper in their Catholic Faith through shared prayer, reflection on God's Word and discussions about relevant faith topics.  The group will meet on Thursday evenings from 8-9 p.m. in the chapel gathering space during Lent beginning Thursday, Feb. 19th.  If you'd like more information, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu  

•Lenten Noontime Discussion
Want to take part in an informal lenten discussion group?  We will offer Tuesday, “brownbag” noon discussion in the Gathering Space based on The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis.  The first book by Pope Francis, this is a collection of his speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy and details his vision for the Church and for Christianity in the world today.  Especially geared for faculty and staff, but open to all Ambrosians. Contact Fr. Chuck Adam or Tammy Norcross-Reitzler if you’d like to be part of this 5 part discussion which begins February 24th.

•Late Night Adoration
Stay tuned for information about the next opportunity for Late Night Adoration, as we look to reschedule from the cancellation this past Monday.  Be sure to email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu if you’d like to help out with this and other prayer services in the future!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 11-14, July 9-12
Interested in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This summer program equips participants with the experience, tools, and resources to assist them in all avenues of youth ministry.  Earn your certificate in just two summers, and courses can be taken for Theology credit!  Find out more and get an application: click here or email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu.

•Spiritual Student Ambassador Position Opening
Applications are now available for  SAU student’s  for a leadership position on the Spiritual Floor for the 2015- 2016 academic year.  The SCA position requires a student dedicated to his or her own spiritual life and one who is willing to help others in their spiritual growth. Compensation includes housing. Applications due Feb 27.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam for more information at ministry@sau.edu, and/or download the application here.

•A Social Justice Internship - CCHD
Applications for an internship with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development are being accepted until Feb. 28.  Are you Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Then this internship might be for you.  CCHD provides grants for self-help projects developed by grassroots groups working to address the root causes of poverty in their communities;  Works to increase Catholics’ awareness of poverty in the U.S; Educates about the Catholic social tradition; Builds bridges between poor and non-poor communities. For more information click here or contact Loxi Hopkins, 563-888-4212 or hopkins@davenportdiocese.org.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

02.01.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 17

February 1, 2015 - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Deuteronomy 18: 15-20 + 1 Corinthians 7: 32-35 + Mark 1: 21-28 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday2.110:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community
Monday     2.2    Noon             + Jim & Bev Grothus
Tuesday     2.3   4:30pm+ William & Virginia Davis           
Wednesday     2.49:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday2.5    4:30pm+ John "Bill" Coleman, '49              
Friday        2.6       Noon+ Fr. George "Pat" Thompson, '48        

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
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



Whose Side Are You On?
          Super Bowl Sunday puts me in mind of a story that the late Fr. Bill Dawson sometimes used in homilies. He told of Jesus attending a college football game that featured the  Protestant Punchers verses Catholic Crusaders. It was the biggest rivalry of the season. Sitting in the stands, Jesus cheered loudly as the Crusaders scored first. Then the Punchers scored, tying the game. Jesus jumped up in his seat with joy. The man sitting directly behind him displayed a puzzled frown on his face.  He tapped Jesus on the back, and said, “Good man, which side are you rooting for?”  “Neither', was his answer, “I’m just enjoying the game.”  The man sneered to his neighbor, “Hmm, another atheist!” 
           When it comes to rooting for a team in this year's Super Bowl, I feel a little bit like Jesus in the imaginary story. I am not on either side of this year's Super Bowl.  Apart from a break in the game to preside at the 6:30 mass, which without too much disappointment, may keep me from the halftime show, I'll likely just enjoy watching. Maybe there is a lesson here for life itself.  If on a regular basis more of us expressed delight in the accomplishments and joys of others, rather than looking for accolades for ourselves, we'd more quickly come to the realization that we are all in this venture of life together. A winning football coach once said that he used the following three fundamental principles for developing team spirit: 1) If anything goes wrong, I did it. 2) If anything goes fairly well, then we did it. 3) If anything goes really well, then you did it.  Try it.  This approach might make life more enjoyable.  More importantly, it helps us remember that we are all on the same team. ---Fr. Chuck   

•Late Night Adoration - Monday, Feb 2
Come take part in a time of scripture, song, and quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  Late Night Adoration starts up again on Monday, Feb 2 at 9pm in the Chapel.  Come for 5 minutes, the whole hour, or anything in between.  A perfect way to end the day!  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•Brewed Awakening
 “Jewish Faith and Culture” is the topic for the next Brewed Awakening which takes placein the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, February 2 at 8:15pm.  Allan Ross, director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, and Tomer Swisa of the Jewish Federation of Peoria will provide information about Judaism and the importance of interfaith action. All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a lively discussion.

•The Feast of St. Blaise
St. Blaise is a 4th century Christian martyr and patron saint of those with throat illness.  His Feast day is Tuesday. The traditional blessing of throats will be offered after Tuesday’s 4:30 pm mass and after the 9:15 pm mass on Wednesday.

•Souper Bowl of Caring 
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice invite you to make a difference as you prepare to watch the Super Bowl this weekend.  Visit APJ members after the 10:30am Mass to donate for Cafe on Vine.  These students will also be at “The Big Game Party” on Super Bowl Sunday in the cafeteria for raffle tickets for gift cards to local establishments- just $1.  For $2, you can enter your best guess for Super Bowl questions with a chance to win 50% of the guess donations.  Donations raised will be given locally to Cafe on Vine, as well as a charity that cares for youth in at-risk situations.

•Online Stations of the Cross
Campus Ministry is accepting submissions for student reflections for the Online Stations of the Cross.  Students are invited to offer a reflection based on a specific station of the cross, as well as an experience from their life as a college student that relates to the station in some way.  Past reflections by our students have been wonderful, see them at  http://saustations.blogspot.com/.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more information or to submit a reflection.  Submissions due Feb 13.

•Spring Antioch Retreat
Registration forms are now available for this semester’s Antioch Retreat.  The retreat begins Friday, February 27th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, March 1st in the early afternoon.  Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus, forming a safe, non-judgemental place to discuss faith and life in context of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   Pick up a registration form in the cafeteria during the week or in the Chapel Gathering Space and return to campus ministry by February 11.  For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Amanda Aberle at AberleAmanda@sau.edu or Dan Mahoney at mahoneydanielj@sau.edu.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 11-14, July 9-12
Interested in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This summer program equips participants with the experience, tools, and resources to assist them in all avenues of youth ministry.  Earn your certificate in just two summers, and courses can be taken for Theology credit!  Find out more and get an application: go to (www.sau.edu/Campus_Ministry) or email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu.

•Spring Break Service Trips 
We are happy to announce that all 4 service trips over spring break are filled!  Anyone still wanting to go is welcome to apply as an alternate.

•A Social Justice Internship - CCHD
Applications for an internship with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development are being accepted until Feb. 28.  Are you Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Then this internship might be for you.  CCHD provides grants for self-help projects developed by grassroots groups working to address the root causes of poverty in their communities;  Works to increase Catholics’ awareness of poverty in the U.S; Educates about the Catholic social tradition; Builds bridges between poor and non-poor communities. For more information: http://www.davenportdiocese.org/socialaction/sacchdinternship.htm or contact Loxi Hopkins, 563-888-4212 or hopkins@davenportdiocese.org.

•Prayer to St. Brigid (Sunday Feb. 1 is the Feast of St. Brigid, second only to St. Patrick, as patron of Ireland.)
Saint Brigid, You were a woman of peace. You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness. You brought hope to the downcast. 
May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious,
and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world. 
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made. 

Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us. 
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit. Amen