Thursday, February 23, 2017

02.26.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 20

February 26, 2017 - Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 49:14-15 + 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 + Matthew 6:24-34 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday02.2610:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     02.27Noon+ Braddock Shovlain
Tuesday     02.284:30 pm+ Larry Weldon, Jr.
Ash Wednesday     03.01Noon
4:30 pm
9:15 pm
+ Fr. Joseph Hartz

For Student Intentions           
Thursday03.02            4:30 pm+ Richard Geiger          
Friday        03.03NoonAntioch Retreat

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel); Peer Campus Ministers 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Fellowship 3:30 pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 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.

Sign Up for Campus Ministry Events any time during the year!  Go to: http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16.


Hey, You Got Something on your Forehead!
The unseasonably warm weather this past week broke records for 6 straight days. Since it's still February, we know haven't escaped all of winter just yet. However this Wednesday we start Lent, a season that's name is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word that means Spring. Spiritually it's a time to prepare the soil of our hearts and  be prepared for the renewal that comes at Easter. Many people will be asking, "what are you giving up for Lent?" An even better question might be, "what are you doing for Lent?" Or to use "bee" terminology, "what are you Bee-coming?" Do you know what the ashes really mean?  They are a public acknowledgement that we are committed to change. They symbolize our desire to become better people. This doesn’t mean that Lent has to be a time of self-inflicted pain and a time of drudgery.  Actually, our liturgy calls Lent a season of joy, an opportunity, and a time of grace. But to accept Lent as a gift means to take a good hard look at our lives.  Change is never easy, but we are lucky enough at St. Ambrose to have a community of faith to support us and lots of activities to help. Ash Wednesday is our springboard launching into this journey toward a spiritual springtime.  Amid the hustle and bustle of college life and never enough time, may we see this 40-day season as a gift and a time of renewal.  What a blessing that ash smudge on our foreheads really can be.  ---Fr. Chuck


•Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule for Distribution of Ashes - March 1
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 @ SAU:  Consider these activities as part of your Lenten observance:
Daily Mass:  Monday/Friday at 12 noon;  Tuesday/Thursday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 9:15 pm.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wednesdays 8:30 - 9 pm.  Communal Reconciliation Service: 7pm Tuesday, April 11.
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.
Communal Stations Services: Friday, March 24 at 7 pm.  Wednesday, April 12 at 8:30 pm with Ambrosians for Peace and Justice.
Small Faith Sharing Groups: Student-led small groups will meet for one hour every week to read, reflect, discuss, and pray together.  Groups will either focus on the Lenten Sunday readings, or on the life and writings of monk and mystic Thomas Merton.  Register for a group at https://tinyurl.com/SAULent2017.
Lenten Prayer Series: Learn and practice different forms of prayer Mondays at 8pm throughout Lent:
March 6 - Eucharistic Adoration; March 20 - Scriptural Rosary; March 27 - Taize; 
April 3 - Liturgy of the Hours; April 10 - Eucharistic Adoration
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 (April 9-12).  Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more, and get the CRS Rice Bowl app for your smartphone!
Lenten Booklets: Booklets for a reflection, activity, and prayer for each day of Lent are made available in Christ the King Chapel and the campus mailroom.   Feel free to take a copy of “Becoming Whole, Becoming Holy” by Alice Camille, and pray along throughout Lent.
Online Stations of the Cross: An online collection of student reflections based upon the stations of the cross, featuring Fr. Edward Catich’s signature artwork.  Updated weekly throughout Lent with two additional stations and corresponding reflections each week.  See them at http://saustations.blogspot.com.
Ambrosian Faculty/Staff Reflections: Follow along with the daily readings for Lent with our online SAU Faculty/Staff Reflections.  New reflections will be posted at saulent.blogspot.com for every day of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday.  If you’d be willing to write one, email Fr. Chuck at adamcharles@sau.edu.
Fast Fest: Take part in a different fast every week of Lent!  Fasts are based on the Corporal Works of Mercy.  You can sign up with the Ambrosians for Peace & Justice on Ash Wednesday or Sunday, March 5th, or email ministry@sau.edu.

You can find these and future Lenten activities listed on our website: www.sau.edu/Campus_Ministry/Lent.

•Service on Saturday
This weekend on February 25th from 9:45am-12:15pm, we will work with the Humility of Mary Housing program, preparing an apartment for one of their transitional housing families as they prepare to move in.  To join in, email us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Labor Trafficking Presentation: “The Human Thread”
Campus Ministry and Ambrose Women for Social Justice are hosting a presentation by Chris Cox on Labor Trafficking on Thursday, March 2 at 11am-12 noon in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  Chris Cox is the director of The Human Thread campaign which seeks to increase “solidarity between consumers of clothing and the people who produce them,” and to showcase the reality of where cheap clothing comes from, and the human cost of such clothing.  Free and open to the public.  Learn more at www.humanthreadcampaign.org.

•Confirmation Preparation
Catholic students interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu.  Sessions will be on Thursdays at 5:15 pm beginning March 23rd.

•Themed Housing 
The campus ministry staff would be happy to assist students who may be interested in developing a spiritual or social justice theme.  Groups of 4 may apply for McCarthy, groups of 5 for Campus Houses and groups of 8 for the Townhouses.  The deadline to apply for Themed Housing is March 2nd.

•Upcoming Service Opportunities 
Three other service opportunities to consider: One with the Food Hub, serving and bussing tables at their Farm-to-Table Mardi Gras themed dinner on Tuesday Feb 28th from 5:30-8:30pm.  Another ongoing opportunity with Manor Care, a nursing home, visiting residents in the afternoons.  A third, ongoing  opportunity with the River Bend Food Bank to volunteer as an afternoon receptionist in their office.  Please contact Kaitlin at ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•You Gotta Prayer?
You can send your prayer requests confidentially online to BeesKnees@sau.edu or write them on the paper provided and place in the wooden box near the Reconciliation Room in the chapel.  The collective BeesKnees Prayer ministry members will add their prayer to yours.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

02.19.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 19

February 19, 2017 - Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 + 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 + Matthew 5:38-48 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday02.1910:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     02.20Noon+ Wallace Longbons, '56
Tuesday     02.214:30 pm+ Sharon Hitchcock, '03
Wednesday     02.229:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday02.23            4:30 pm+ Fr. John Boyle, '53          
Friday        02.24Noon+ Deborah Dzuro, '71

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 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.

Sign Up for Campus Ministry Events any time during the year!  Go to: http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16.


THE FAMILY OF HUMANITY 
This weekend family members of our students are welcomed to campus. It is  good to celebrate family. Family is important.  A comedian who takes a more cynical view once said, “Youth is that time in life when you blame all your troubles on your parents. Maturity comes when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.”  In truth, maturity comes when we learn not to cast blame and to take responsibility for our own actions.  Maturity comes when we learn to be grateful for the sacrifices, support, and love that have enabled us to be the persons we are today.  While every family has its own narrative and its unique functions and dysfunctions, ideally “family” is the place where we learn essential messages about life, love, and service to others. In family we learn to love and be loved; to take and to give; to forgive and to be forgiven.  Ironically, we celebrate family at a time when many forces are looking to narrow its meaning by excluding others.  Let's accept the challenge to broaden our belief in one human family. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa stated upon reception of the 1987 Pacem in Terris Award in Lee Lohman Arena, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Thank God for families. They help us grow to become mature humans together.   ---Fr. Chuck


•Antioch Retreat - REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, FEB 22!
Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  The March 3-5th retreat is open to any SAU student.   Transportation is provided, leaving campus on Friday, March 3rd at 6 pm and returning Sunday, March 5th at 2 pm.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/AntiochSP17 by Wednesday, February 22nd. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Shannon Milazzo or Connor Obert.

•Apply to be a Peer Campus Minister
Applications for 2017-2018 Peer Campus Ministers are due on Friday, February 24! Peer Campus Ministers are undergraduate students who live in the Residence Halls and work with the Campus Ministry staff to develop and coordinate opportunities for spiritual development and faith sharing in their hall community.  Those who are accepted will work an average of 5-8 hours per week, and earn a $1,500 stipend, in addition to selecting their housing early.  Learn more about Peer Ministers at the Campus Ministry Website, or fill out the application online here: http://tinyurl.com/saupcm17.

•Service on Saturday 
Our service project for this weekend, February 18th will be helping at the Clothing Closet at Sacred Heart Cathedral, sorting clothing donations and interacting with the guests as they shop.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:15am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at ministry@sau.edu.  Next week on February 25th from 9:45am-12:15pm, we will work with the Humility of Mary Housing program, preparing an apartment for one of their transitional housing families as they prepare to move.

•Dinner for SAU Men Interested in Pursuing Ministry
Want to join us for a homemade meal and informal discussion for SAU men interested in pursuing ministry? Join us this Monday evening, February 20.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu to sign up.

•Lenten Faith Sharing Groups 
Student led small groups will meet weekly during Lent for one hour to read, reflect, discuss and pray together.  The Sunday evening group will meet from 7:30-8:30 pm beginning March 5th for contemplative dialogue using Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton.  The Monday (7-8 pm) and Wednesday (8:30-9:15 pm) groups will reflect on the Sunday Scripture readings of Lent.  Register at www.tinyurl.com/SAULent2017.

•Faculty/Staff Lenten Reflections
Ash Wednesday is just a little over a weeks away---March  1. The last two year we asked for faculty and staff members to write reflections on the scriptures of each weekday of Lent. Again this year, we are asking faculty and staff members to consider writing reflections for this year. There are still a lot of open dates. If you would be willing to do so please contact Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

•Online Stations of the Cross
Campus Ministry is accepting submissions for student reflections for the Online Stations of the Cross.  The stations feature the artwork of the late Fr. Edward Catich, who imaged the stations through the experience of a college student.  Students are invited to offer a reflection on a station by relating it to their own lived experience as a college student.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more information or to submit a reflection.  Submissions due Thursday, February 23.  View the past reflections at saustations.blogspot.com.

•Themed Housing 
The Residence Life Office is accepting applications until March 2nd from students who wish to live in a themed house or apartment.   The campus ministry staff would be happy to assist students who may be interested in developing a spiritual or social justice theme.  Groups of 4 may apply for McCarthy, groups of 5 for Campus Houses and groups of 8 for the Townhouses.  The deadline to apply for Themed Housing is March 2nd.

•Special Parking Request for Monday, February 20
Monday, Feb. 20, St. Ambrose is hosting a Visit Day in the Rogalski Center. A number of prospective students and their guests will be attending the event from 8am to 1pm. The admissions office is asking faculty and staff who usually park in the Rogalski Center lot to consider parking in other Zone 2 lots on campus. This will help facilitate a warm welcome to campus. Contact: Calvin Cooper, Security, ext. 5725 about parking; Hilary Frakes, Admissions, ext. 6002 about the event.

•Volunteer Help Needed at Project Renewal
Project Renewal’s Afterschool Youth Program is in need of some help this semester.  After-school help with tutoring, reading, and playing games is especially needed on Mondays from 2:35 – 5:30 p.m, Wednesdays from 1:35 – 5:30 p.m, and Fridays from 2:35 – 5:30 p.m.  On these days even if a volunteer can only come for an hour within that time frame it would be super helpful!  Contact us at ministry@sau.edu if you could help out.

•Confirmation Preparation
Catholic students interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu.  Classes will begin after Spring break.

•Singing the Liturgy: Michael Joncas
St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport will feature Fr. (Jan) Michael Joncas on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm.  Fr. Joncas is an author of 4 books on liturgy and a famous composer of liturgical music, including “On Eagle’s Wings,” “I Have Loved You,” and “Take and Eat.”  His presentation will explore the various elements of the Mass and music that helps the “full, conscious and active” participation of the faithful.  A free will offering is requested.  All are welcome.  Students looking for a group to go can contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

02.12.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 18

February 12, 2017 - Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Sirach 15:15-20 + 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 + Matthew 5:17-37 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday02.1210:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     02.13Noon+ Thomas McAleese, '55
Tuesday     02.144:30 pm+ Douglas Dcamp, '78
Wednesday     02.159:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday02.16            4:30 pm+ Phillip Fleming, '66          
Friday        02.17Noon+ Samantha Cochuyt, '11

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel); Peer Campus Ministers Meeting 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 3:30 pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 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.

Sign Up for Campus Ministry Events any time during the year!  Go to: http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16.


Disappointed? 
When things don't turn out according to our hopes and plans, it really can be terribly painful. Just ask the fans and members of the Atlanta Falcons football team who late into last week's Super Bowl saw their dream of victory so quickly vanish. Many students will have had the experience of not doing well on a test for which they thought that they had studied sufficiently. And perhaps as we approach Valentine's Day there are some feeling a little down about that relationship that just didn't work out. What do you do when everything in your life seems messed up?  Well, first, you don't quit. You get right back up and you try again. I've always appreciated the wise statement about courage: “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.’” But it is also so important to keep perspective and realize how much we are taking for granted when we are moping about because of a loss or disappointment that in the big picture of things really isn’t all that important. This week a woman who lost her home in the terrible storms that went through the southern part of the United States was interviewed about her loss. Beautifully she expressed gratitude that she and her loved ones all survived and with a deep southern accent she said, "I don't have time to complain. I'm too thankful." That’s a great attitude to develop, especially for those times that every person experiences---when life disappoints.  --Fr. Chuck
   
•Antioch Retreat March 3-5
Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   The March 3-5th retreat is an opportunity to relax, listen, discuss, pray, play and meet new people.  Transportation is provided, leaving campus on Friday, March 3rd at 6 pm and returning Sunday, March 5th at 2 pm.  Register online at http://tinyurl.com/AntiochSP17 or pick up a registration form in Chapel Gathering Space or the cafeteria and return to Campus Ministry by Wednesday, February 22nd. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Shannon Milazzo or Connor Obert.

•Peer Campus Ministers for 2017-2018
Applications to be Peer Campus Ministers for the 2017-2018 academic year are now open!  Peer Campus Ministers are undergraduate students who live in the Residence Halls and work with the Campus Ministry staff to develop and coordinate opportunities for spiritual development and faith sharing in their hall community.  Those who are accepted will work an average of 5-8 hours per week, and earn a $1,500 stipend, in addition to selecting their housing early.  Learn more about Peer Ministers at the Campus Ministry Website, or fill out the application online here: http://tinyurl.com/saupcm17.  Applications are due Friday, February 24.

•Service on Saturday 
Our service project for this weekend, February 11th will be helping at the Project Renewal.  Because it's a sniffly time of the year, Project Renewal could use some deep-cleaning at the house to keep these kids healthy!  If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, we could use your help..  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:50am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at ministry@sau.edu.  Next week on February 18th from 9:15am-12:15pm, we will work with the Clothing Closet at Sacred Heart Cathedral, sorting clothing donations and interacting with the guests as they shop.

•Poppin’ Topics (Thursday, February 16th)
Poppin’ Topics is a discussion forum for students, offering popcorn with various butter flavors, and a poppin’ topic for discussion.  This week’s “poppin’ topic” is the Women’s March on Washington and women’s rights in general.  The discussion will be led by Allison Ambrose, Associate Dean of the College of Business/Accounting Professor, and Jodi Prosise, Engineering Department Chair.  They will host a discussion about their recent experience at the Women’s March on Washington, how you can get involved in movement’s like this, and what we can do as a society to protect human rights.  Come prepared with any questions or comments you may have on the subject.  The discussion will take place at 7PM in the gathering space.  Feel free to volunteer to help or to offer suggestions for future topics. You can email Paul Burd (burdpaula@sau.edu) or ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Themed Housing
The Residence Life Office is accepting applications until March 2nd from students who wish to live in a themed house or apartment.   The campus ministry staff would be happy to assist students who may be interested in developing a spiritual or social justice theme.  Groups of 4 may apply for McCarthy, groups of 5 for Campus Houses and groups of 8 for the Townhouses.  The deadline to apply for Themed Housing is March 2nd.

•Dinner for SAU Men Interested in Pursuing Ministry?
Want to join us for a homemade meal and informal discussion for SAU men interested in pursuing ministry? Join us on Monday evening February 20.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu to sign up.

•Confirmation Preparation
Catholic students interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu.   Classes will begin after Spring break.

•Volunteer Help Needed at Project Renewal
Project Renewal’s Afterschool Youth Program is in need of some help this semester.  After-school help with tutoring, reading, and playing games is especially needed on Mondays from 2:35 – 5:30 p.m, Wednesdays from 1:35 – 5:30 p.m, and Fridays from 2:35 – 5:30 p.m.  On these days even if a volunteer can only come for an hour within that time frame it would be super helpful!  Particularly, upcoming dates needing help are Feb 15, 16, 17, and 22.  Contact us at ministry@sau.edu if you could help out.

•Singing the Liturgy: Michael Joncas
St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport will feature Fr. (Jan) Michael Joncas on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm.  Fr. Joncas is an author of 4 books on liturgy and a famous composer of liturgical music, including “On Eagle’s Wings,” “I Have Loved You,” and “Take and Eat.”  His presentation will explore the various elements of the Mass and music that helps the “full, conscious and active” participation of the faithful.  A free will offering is requested.  All are welcome.  Students looking for a group to go can contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

02.05.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 17

February 5, 2017 - Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 58:7-10 + 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 + Matthew 5:13-16 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday02.0510:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     02.06Noon+ Patrick Cleary, '55
Tuesday     02.074:30 pm+ Kim Kreinbring, '77
Wednesday     02.089:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday02.09            4:30 pm+ Anthony Rotunno, '49          
Friday        02.10Noon+ Daniel Nelson, '10

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Friday: Mass with Catholic School 8th Graders 1:30 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.

Sign Up for Campus Ministry Events any time during the year!  Go to: http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16.


All Members of One Team
Super Bowl Sunday really is an unofficial national holiday in our country. Even those who haven't watched a single football game all season will attend Big Game parties and tune in to the contest of the NFC and AFC champions, the Falcons and the Patriots. For many, the commercials might be the most exciting part. One of the commercials tells the story of a mid 1800's German immigrant, Adolphus Busch, who came to America, following his dream in this land of promise. He met up with Eberhard Anheuser and they formed a great team, producing a beverage I find myself enjoying (responsibly) now and then. Ambrosians might recall the family that included a child named John McMullin who came to America from Ireland about the same time. Thank God for that. He would become the founder of what is now St. Ambrose University. And in our own time, Mohamed Sanu Sr., a Muslim and a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, lived in his parents’ home country of Sierra Leone before returning to the United States. Now he's a member of a Super Bowl team!  Whether it's the Super Bowl football game on the field, the food we eat, or a beverage we share; whether it’s the jersey we wear or the television we watch the game on; we recognize that talents nurtured and knowledge gained in every part of world will have contributed to our enjoying the Super Bowl. We need each other. Let's make sure after the game is over, we double our efforts to overcome forces among us that want to divide and exclude.  May we return to the core national conviction that no matter where anyone is from, they can be a part of our team. --Fr. Chuck
   

•Statements of Concern
Bishop Martin Amos, bishop of the Diocese of Davenport and Sister Joan Lescinski, president of St. Ambrose University have both issued statements of concern over President Trump’s Executive Orders regarding immigration. You can read these letters and other information regarding Catholic Social Teaching and immigration on the Campus Ministry website: http://www.sau.edu/Campus_Ministry/Justice/Immigration_and_Refugees.html

•Human Rights Solidarity Walk & Candlelight Vigil
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice will be hosting a Human Rights Solidarity Walk and Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:30pm, beginning in the Chapel Gathering Space.  APJ will facilitate prayer and give information on a variety of different topics of concern to show that we stand in support for all those in need. During the walk we stop at different stations and learn about different topics such as, human trafficking, refugees, immigration practices, and restorative justice--all topics that affect our community.  APJ would love to see as many people as possible there, so come and bring a friend! Help get the word out.

•Peer Campus Ministers for 2017-2018
Applications to be Peer Campus Ministers for the 2017-2018 academic year are now open!  Peer Campus Ministers are undergraduate students who live in each of the Residence Halls and work with the Campus Ministry staff to develop and coordinate opportunities for spiritual development and faith sharing in their hall community.  Those who are accepted will work an average of 5-8 hours per week, and earn a $1,500 stipend, in addition to selecting their housing early.  Learn more about Peer Ministers at the Campus Ministry Website, or fill out the application online here: http://tinyurl.com/saupcm17.  Applications are due Friday, February 24.

•Service on Saturday
Our service project for this weekend, February 4th will be helping at the River Bend Food Bank.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 10:10am and return before 1pm.  We will be working with the Backpack project, to provide weekend meals for children to take home from school. Email us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Spring Antioch Retreat Sign Up
Consider taking part in the Antioch Retreat this March 3-5.   The Antioch Retreat is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   The retreat is an opportunity to relax, listen, discuss, pray, play and meet new people.  Transportation is provided, leaving campus on Friday, March 3rd at 6 pm and returning Sunday, March 5th at 2 pm.  Register online at http://tinyurl.com/AntiochSP17 or pick up a registration form in Chapel Gathering Space or the cafeteria and return to Campus Ministry by Wednesday, February 22nd. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Shannon Milazzo or Connor Obert.

•Catholic Campaign for Human Development Internship
Applications for this paid internship are now being accepted until February 15th for the internship during the 2017-2018 academic year. Are you Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Then consider being an intern for CCHD.  The Catholic Campaign for Human Development provides grants for self-help projects developed by grassroots groups working to address the root causes of poverty in their communities.  The intern will help builds bridges between poor and non-poor communities in their work with Quad Cities Interfaith, a local community organizing group.  The intern must be able to attend the May 31-June 2, 2017 CCHD Training.   For more information, contact ministry@sau.edu.

•Dinner for SAU Men Interested in Pursuing Ministry?
Want to join us for a homemade meal and informal discussion for SAU men interested in pursuing ministry? Join us for a special dinner on Monday evening February 20.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu to sign up and get more information.

•Confirmation Preparation
Anyone interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu.  

•Singing the Liturgy: Michael Joncas
St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport will feature Fr. (Jan) Michael Joncas on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm.  Fr. Joncas is an author of 4 books on liturgy and a famous composer of liturgical music, including “On Eagle’s Wings,” “I Have Loved You,” and “Take and Eat.”  His presentation will explore the various elements of the Mass and music that helps the “full, conscious and active” participation of the faithful.  A free will offering is requested.  All are welcome.  Students looking for a group to go can contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

Friday, January 27, 2017

01.29.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 16

January 29, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13 + 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 + Matthew 5:1-12 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday01.2910:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     01.30Noon+ Edwin Brechon, '62
Tuesday     01.314:30 pm+ John Grothus, '50
Wednesday     02.19:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday02.2            4:30 pm+ Virginia "Ginger" Wolft, '55          
Friday        02.3Noon+ Michael Marks, '53

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel); Peer Campus Ministers 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Friday: Music Ministry Retreat 4 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.

Sign Up for Campus Ministry Events any time during the year!  Go to: http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16.


Standing as One for the Fullness of Life
         Exercising one's freedom of speech is an important principle of our democracy. The enormous success of last weekend's Women's March in Washington, DC and other cities was a positive sign of people taking that freedom seriously. This weekend, the annual March for Life will draw thousands to Washington, DC. Those who march in defense of human life also offer a powerful witness to what it means to stand up and support the dignity of the human person. The two marches really have a lot in common from the standpoint of Catholic Social Teaching. It is stated well by Fr. James Martin, SJ, the well known author and editor of American Magazine who pointed out last week that being Pro-Life also means being Pro-Social Justice.  In his blog he writes:

         "That means that I am not only for the dignity of the human being from the moment of conception, but also until the natural end of life. For life does not end with birth. A person who is truly pro-life is pro-all life. pro-every stage of life for every person. For all life is sacred, because all life is created by God....So I am for care for the poor, for a living wage, for affordable healthcare, for adequate housing, for a humane work environment, for equal pay for women, for generous child care, for the support of the aged and infirm. That means I support caring for the marginalized among us: the refugee and migrant, the homeless, the person with disabilities, the single mother, women who are abused, minorities of every kind who are persecuted, and all who feel left out, lonely, ignored."
      
         As we conclude our two weeks of activities celebrating civil rights at St. Ambrose University, I hope more and more Ambrosians will have learned our history as a catalyst for civil rights in the Quad Cities and beyond.  But I also pray that we stay alert to the needs of our own day, and despite differing points of view, stand together for what really matters: making our world a more just, more inclusive, more wholesome place where every human person is afforded their dignity and can live in peace. --Fr. Chuck 
     


•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 Friday, February 3rd. The traditional blessing of throats will be offered Friday after the 12 noon Mass.

•Peer Campus Ministers for 2017-2018
Applications to be Peer Campus Ministers for the 2017-2018 academic year are now open!  Peer Campus Ministers are undergraduate students who live in each of the Residence Halls and work with the Campus Ministry staff to develop and coordinate opportunities for spiritual development and faith sharing in their hall community.  Those who are accepted will work an average of 5-8 hours per week, and earn a $1,500 stipend, in addition to selecting their housing early.  Learn more about Peer Ministers at the Campus Ministry Website, or fill out the application online here: http://tinyurl.com/saupcm17.  Applications are due Friday, February 24.

•Sign Up for Campus Ministry Activities!
At the beginning of each semester we offer students a chance to sign up for all of the campus ministry activities - from liturgical ministries, to retreat opportunities, to service (if you already filled it out in the fall, you don’t need to do so again).  If you’re new or haven’t had a chance to sign up yet this year, you can do so online at http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16, or email us at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•Liturgical Ministers
A schedule for 2nd semester liturgical ministers (lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, server/sacristan, and greeters/ushers) will be created soon.   If you didn’t serve last semester and you are interested this semester, please contact Campus Ministry at ministry@sau.edu.

•Service on Saturday Next Week
Our service project for this weekend is full, but we’ll be helping at the the River Bend Food Bank next weekend on Saturday, February 4th.  Our carpool will leave at 10am and return by 1pm.  We will be working with the Backpack project, to provide weekend meals for area children to take home from school. To join in, email us at ministry@sau.edu by Thursday, February 2nd.

•Music Ministry Rehearsals & Retreat
All SAU students are invited to help lead music for Sunday and weekday masses, and other prayer services.  Music Ministry is open to students of all musical skill levels.  This is a great time to start if you haven’t been before.  Rehearsals are Thursdays at 6pm in the Chapel, or join us on Sundays before either mass: we meet at 9:30am for the morning mass, and 5:45pm for the evening.

Plus, join us for a special Music Ministry mini-retreat on Friday, February 3 from 4pm - 9pm.  This retreat will be a short time for prayer, team building, discussion about music within the church, free food, and, of course, exploring new music from our brand new Gather 3 hymnals.  The retreat is open to all musically-inclined SAU students, but please sign up by emailing Chris Clow (ministry@sau.edu) by Wednesday, February 1.

•Catholic Campaign for Human Development Internship
Applications for this paid internship are now being accepted until February 15th for the internship during the 2017-2018 academic year. Are you Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Then consider being an intern for CCHD.  The Catholic Campaign for Human Development provides grants for self-help projects developed by grassroots groups working to address the root causes of poverty in their communities.  The intern will help builds bridges between poor and non-poor communities in their work with Quad Cities Interfaith, a local community organizing group.  The intern must be able to attend the May 31-June 2, 2017 CCHD Training.   For more information, contact ministry@sau.edu.

•Confirmation Preparation
Anyone interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu.

•Antioch and Busy Student Retreat Spring 2017
Mark your calendars and plan to attend if you haven’t participated in an Antioch Retreat!  This semester’s Antioch begins on Friday evening March 3 and participants arrive back to campus early in the afternoon of March 5, 2017.  Sign up information for Antioch will be available soon.  The Busy Student Retreat is scheduled for the week of April 2, 2017.