Thursday, August 21, 2014

08.24.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 2

August 24, 2014 - Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 22: 19-23 + Romans 11:33-36 + Matthew 16: 13-30+
Masses at 10:30am and 6:300pm







Mass Intentions:

Sunday8.24   10:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community            

Monday     8.25    Noon+Brent Micheal Shirk, '82           
Tuesday     8.26    4:30pm+Dr. Betty Whitted           
Wednesday     8.27    9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday8.28    4:30pm+John Moran              
Friday        8.29      Noon        

This Week's Activities Include:
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



God said, “I Did Do Something….”
While we have been very busy the past week with Welcome Week and with the beginning of a new academic year, there has been a great deal of sadness in our world. Whether it's the racial unrest on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, violence in places like Iraq, in Syria, or the Ukraine,  or children fleeing from their homes to our nations borders, there is much to discourage us.  And yet, we must never be so blinded by sin that we fail to see grace. Take for instance the 500 plus first year students who took part in Monday’s Urban Plunge. Who can measure the good that came from those few hours of service to our community? Along with building friendships and serving our community, we hope students felt a sense of empowerment to do even more to work for change. And as President Obama has said to youth on a number of occasions, “The best way not to feel hopeless is to get up and do something.”  It calls to mind a story originally told by the late Jesuit, Fr. Anthony DeMello:  One day a man on the way home from work was confronted by the harsh reality of a homeless man begging on the streets and he dropped a few dollar bills into a kettle.  He sat on the subway next to a grieving mother and he offered her a listening ear. And he arrived home to hear the news of conflict overseas on the evening news.  He plopped down in his chair and cried out, “God, how can you let these sort of things happen? Why don’t you do something to help these people?” As he fell into a slumber in his chair, he heard a quiet voice. To his surprise God answered and said, “I did do something. I created you.”      ----Fr. Chuck


•Mass Schedule
We resume our academic year mass schedule today with both Sunday masses at 10:30 am and 6:30pm.  Daily mass is offered Monday and Friday at 12pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm and Wednesday at 9:15 pm in the Grotto if weather permits. The simpler (about 25 minutes) daily mass provides a great way to recharge your spiritual batteries during the week. In addition, the chapel is open for all Ambrosians for quiet reflection from 7am - 10pm daily.

•BEE Involved! Sign Up
This Sunday, August 24 you can sign up for the various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm masses.  Fill out a yellow card in the pews and let us know what you are interested in - we have activities ranging from Brewed Awakening discussions to various reflection and sung prayer and many other types of service and activities! You can also stop by our offices in the lower chapel and we will be glad to speak with you and answer any questions. Or, email us at ministry@sau.edu and we can get the sign up information to you.  We’re looking forward to a great year!

•Like Us on Facebook!
Be sure to like the CM page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SAUCampusMinistry  Stay up to date on news, get some insights for prayer and reflection, learn about service opportunities, and so much more!

•Music Ministry
Love to sing or play an instrument?  Music Ministry is looking for you!  Music Ministry is made up of SAU students of all years, majors, and musical ability, and leads music for Sunday masses, Mass and More, and other prayer services and events.  Interested?  Sign up on an interest card, or email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.  Practices are Monday nights at 6pm in the Chapel, beginning this Monday, August 25!

•Brewed Awakening
The first Brewed of the year will be Monday, August 25 at 8pm in the Chapel Gathering Space. With the tragic loss of Robin Williams so recent, the first discussion will be led by our counseling staff who will help us understand depression and its effect on the individual and community. Come to the informal student discussion and enjoy free coffee drinks. There won’t be a Brewed on Labor Day, September 1.

•The Bridge Bible Fellowship
“The Bridge” will begin next Tuesday August 26.  This is a time of fellowship for SAU students of any Christian denomination.  Each Tuesday evening begins with Worship and Praise at 8:40 pm followed by discussion on a biblical topic at 9pm.

•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
Join us this week for the first meeting of Ambrosians for Peace & Justice (APJ).  We are a group of students who are interested in peace and justice, doing service projects together and discussing the larger picture of social justice in our community and world.  All Ambrosians are welcome!  We will meet on Wednesdays at 8pm, beginning 8/27, in the lower chapel.  See you there!

•Service on Saturdays
We’re kicking off the Service on Saturdays season with a painting project!  Join us on Saturday 8/23, 9:30-noon for a morning of local service in our neighborhood.  For more information, contact ministry@sau.edu or stop by and see us in the Lower Chapel!

•BEESknees is a unique prayer ministry that allows Ambrosians to pray in their own time and manner for confidential intentions presented each week on behalf of fellow Ambrosians. If you’d like to be part of it, or have intentions to offer, send to: Beesknees@sau.edu.

•R.C.I.A./Sacramental Prep./Learning More about the Catholic Church
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, being confirmed if you have not completed your sacraments, or simply want to learn more about the Catholic Church, contact Tammy by emailing ministry@sau.edu.  A group will be forming soon.

•Your One-Stop Vocation Retreat 
This Labor Day weekend an opportunity is available for Catholic women to explore your vocation with Catholic Sisters from 6 different communities located along the Upper Mississippi River Valley in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. You’ll learn about their prayer life, community life, ministries and traditions. You'll screen and discuss films about Catholic women religious. You'll enjoy the companionship of your hosts, the Benedictine Sisters, who will provide tours, conversation and answers all weekend long. You’ll learn what religious life is REALLY like!   It takes Fri. Aug. 29 - Mon. Sept. 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. West, Rock Island, IL, 61201. There is no cost.  Contact Sister Stefanie MacDonald smacdonald@smmsisters.org.

•Bridge Relationship Relationship
The Bridge Bible Fellowship Relationship Retreat will be held on Sept. 5-7.  The full title is "God's Prescription for Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships."  For more information, contact KelleyKirkB@sau.edu.

Friday, August 15, 2014

08.17.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 1

August 17, 2014 - Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 56: 1, 6-7 + Romans 11: 13-15, 29-32 + Matthew 15: 21-28+
Masses at 10:30am and 3:00pm







Mass Intentions:

Sunday8.17   10:30am
3;00pm
For the SAU Community              

Wednesday     8.20    9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday8.21    4:30pm+Patricia Simmons Rowe, '78              
Friday        8.22      Noon+Donald David Foster, '54        

This Week's Activities Include:
Wednesday: Music Jam 8pm (Hayes Courtyard); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)
Thursday: Daily mass 4:30pm
Friday: Daily mass 12 noon

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



What Makes SAU Home?
  Residence Halls open up on Sunday to new first year students, we celebrate a “welcome mass,” and we begin our annual “welcome week” in preparation for a new academic year. It seems appropriate that this year’s welcome week materials are entitled, "Welcome Home."  We hope that all new Ambrosians quickly come to discover that SAU is a "home, away from home." There are so many who stand ready to assist our students in being at home here. If one needs any proof of the caliber of dedicated people who work so hard to make St. Ambrose what it is, they can point to a very recent example: the professional and selfless manner in which members of our administration and others conducted themselves while working for new facilities for athletic competition. Even though set-backs and disappointment were a part of the process from the start, and even though we still are not at the place we'd like to be, those representing SAU have upheld the integrity, respect, and honor of St. Ambrose in a way that makes me very proud to be a part of this university. What makes SAU a home? Faculty, staff, alumni, and students with the same selfless dedication to serving others with a conviction that we are all a part of something much bigger than ourselves. We look forward to new Ambrosians catching that same spirit and we in Campus Ministry stand ready to help you in any way we can. It's a great time to be an Ambrosian. Please be welcome and we hope that you too will become an active participant in our noble enterprise of making SAU a place where "All are Welcome" and everyone is at home.          ---Fr. Chuck

•Campus Ministry Staff
Our campus ministry staff strives to serve all members of the St. Ambrose community, regardless of religious or denominational background.  Fr. Chuck Adam serves as Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry.  Christopher Clow is our Director of Music and Liturgy.  We are delighted to welcome two new staff members to our Campus Ministry team.  Tammy Norcross-Reitzler joins us as Director of Faith Formation and Kaitlin Depuydt as Director of Co-Curricular Service and Justice Ministry.  Tammy comes to us with much faith formation parish experience. Kaitlin joins us after work as a Lasallian volunteer experience which included living and working at a Catholic Worker House.  Please feel free to stop in and visit the Campus Ministry offices on the lower level of Christ the King Chapel. Among all the ways you can get in contact with us,  know you can always use the common email: ministry@sau.edu.

•Come as You Are to the 3:00 pm Sunday Welcome Mass 
For those who will have spent the day moving into residence halls, we want you to know that casual dress is appropriate for the 3:00 pm mass today – Sunday, August 17.  This mass is specifically intended to help new students and your families have an opportunity to worship today. Simply come as you are!

•Convocation and Blessing of the Academic Year
Please join us at 11 am this Tuesday August 19 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom as we welcome the class of 2018 (Faculty and staff are asked to arrive at 10:30 am).  Bishop Martin Amos of the Diocese of Davenport, Chair of the SAU Board of Trustees, will lead the campus community in a prayer service asking God’s blessing on the new academic year. Dr. Micah Kiel will offer a keynote address, and Sr. Joan Lescinski, President of St. Ambrose University, will offer the customary charge to the community for the coming year. Please join us.

•Chapel Schedule
Please know that all Ambrosians, regardless of religious tradition, are invited to make Christ the King Chapel their spiritual home while at SAU. Although we offer a special 3:00pm mass today to welcome new students and their families, our usual Sunday masses while classes are in session are at 10:30am and 6:30pm. Daily mass is offered Mondays and Fridays at noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm and on Wednesday evening at 9:15 pm in the Grotto if weather allows.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Wednesday at 8:30 pm. Please keep an eye on this campus ministry bulletin which we will send out each week on e-mail and leave copies on Sunday in the chapel Gathering Space.

•New Student Seminar!!! First Meeting  – Welcome Sunday - August 17
Be sure to check your Welcome Week information to find out where your first New Student Seminar meets this evening (Sunday) at 7:30pm. You’ll meet your NSS instructor and peer assistant and get info about the details of your Urban Plunge site for Monday, Aug 18.

•Welcome Week Activities
Make note of Urban Plunge, an opportunity for all first year students to engage in service with the community, and all activities of Welcome week.  We want to help set the stage for your successful college career. What's more ... we're really rolling out the red carpet with cookouts, late night bowling and bingo, movies, color run, and acapella group “Six Appeal”!  Find the schedule online here.

•Campus Ministry Music Jam
Come end the first day of classes with music and fun at the Campus Ministry Music Jam.  Bring your guitar, bring your voice, or bring your requests and come sing songs, meet new friends, and get to know your campus ministers!  The music starts at 8pm in the Hayes Courtyard, and leads right into 9:15pm Mass and More.

•Mass & More
Take part in an SAU tradition with Mass and More, beginning Wednesday, August 20th at 9:15 pm in the Grotto (if it rains, we’ll have Mass in the Chapel).  After Mass, we’ll have a make-your-own sundae bar in the Chapel Gathering Space.  It’s a great way to give thanks after the first day of class and to meet new people.  

•Brewed Awakening
Join fellow students throughout the year for coffee drinks and discussion of various topics at Brewed Awakening.  The first Brewed of the year will be next Monday, August 25 at 8pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.  With the tragic loss of actor Robin Williams so recent, the first discussion will be led by our counseling staff who will help us understand depression its effect on the individual and community.  Come to the informal student discussion, enjoy free coffee drinks, and learn more.   Also, be thinking about topics for future “Brewed Awakening” discussions.

•Service on Saturday
Sign up today if you’re interested in volunteering for community service at the Humility of Mary Housing on Saturday, August 23rd. The indoor projects will include shelf-building and sorting clothes. For more info on this and other Saturday service projects all year long, contact Tom Prior at PriorThomasJ@sau.edu.

•BEE INVOLVED! SIGN-UP!
You will have a chance to sign-up for various ministries and Campus Ministry activities next Sunday, August 24 at both the 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. masses.  Please plan to join us next Sunday and let us know of your interest.  You can also stop by our offices in the lower chapel. We are glad to speak with you and answer any questions.  We are looking forward to a great year!

•BEESknees is a unique prayer ministry that allows Ambrosians to pray in their own time and manner for confidential intentions presented each week on behalf of fellow Ambrosians. If you’d like to be part of it, or have intentions to offer, send to: Beesknees@sau.edu.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Last Bulletin of the Year - 05.04.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 27

May 4, 2014 - Third Sunday of Easter
+ Acts 2: 14, 22-33 + 1 Peter 1: 17-21 + Luke 24: 13-35+
Masses at 10:30am and 6:30pm







Mass Intentions:

Sunday5.4   10:30am  
6:30pm
For the SAU Community                

Monday5.5    Noon           
Tuesday        5.6      9:00pmLast Mass of Year        

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Commencement Music Rehearsal 7pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Last Mass of the Year 9pm (Grotto / rain = Chapel)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Kelly Bush, Director of Service & Justice
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Sheila Deluhery, Director of Faith Formation



THE BEST IS YET TO COME
A daily scripture reflection I read recently told about the words on the tombstone of Mel Blanc, the man whose voice was behind cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck. On the tombstone about his burial place are the words he used at the end of every cartoon: “That’s All Folks!” I suspect our graduates as they walk across commencement stage may well be thinking about what’s over more than what’s ahead. But the fact is, a world of opportunity awaits. Faculty and staff who retire after this year may feel a bit as though it’s all over. But in addition to the opportunities retirement creates, surely there is also a feeling of satisfaction in the fulfillment of a vocation of service that enriched and enabled students. We in campus ministry especially acknowledge with gratitude the 22 years of faithful service of our retiring director of faith formation, Sheila Deluhery. Since she was the originator of this bulletin when she was director of campus ministry, it is only right that we say thank you to her in this space. But it is also true for all of us as we end another academic year, we know we never really say, “That’s All Folks.” And all the bonds that are forged in the enterprise of such a life-giving endeavor as education at a Catholic university are lasting bonds. So even though parting with places, with experiences, and most especially, with people, can be difficult, it doesn’t have to be a farewell. The phrase “good-bye,” after all, is a shortened form of "God be with you."  So even as we utter those words” we are acknowledging a future hello. Some languages say it more explicitly. "The Spanish, adios means 'to God' - meaning that our lives are in God’s keeping. And vaya con dios means 'go with God.' As we conclude the year, we can be reminded that God goes with each one of us, because of that we are always mystically together in God’s family. With faith, we know, “That’s NOT All Folks!”  For people of faith, the best is always yet to come. Congratulations to our graduates. Blessings to all who finish their time with us.  And thanks to all for a great 2013-14 academic year! ---Fr. Chuck

•Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday May 4 will be the last regular mass schedule weekend of the year. The last daily mass is Tuesday, May 6 at 9pm.  Beginning on Sunday, May 11 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am on the weekends that classes are in session.  No daily masses are offered during the summer session, and no mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 25 due to Memorial Day.  10:30am Sunday masses will be held until July 13, and start back up again on August 10.  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; Interfaith Council; Antioch retreat leaders; Bridge Bible Fellowship leaders; Campus Bible Study; Brewed Awakening organizers; the Bee’s Knees prayer members; those who served at Mass and More; and all who faithfully served as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, Altar Servers, and Music Ministers in our liturgies. Special Congratulations and thanks to FAITH LEARNING JUSTICE Award recipients: Brittany Bersano, Molly Gabaldo, Luke Greene, Kemper Rusteberg, and Leah Norcross.

•Final Weekday Mass - Tuesday, May 6 at 9pm and Midnight Breakfast at 10pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team!  All are invited to the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 6 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel).  Come together and celebrate liturgy one last time before summer.  After Mass, head over to the Cosgrove Caf for Midnight Breakfast, beginning at 10pm.

•Rice Bowls
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Rice Bowl collection!  Once again, SAU gave generously, and we have over $900 to send to Catholic Relief Services to combat hunger around the world!

•Photos from the Year
Our talented Graduate Assistants, Fr. Sabu George and Kaitlyn Koniuszy, both of whom are moving on after earning their degrees this year, put together a video collection of photos from the year.  Take a look back at the past year in Campus Ministry.  Find it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKne7_obpcY/  And congratulations Fr. Sabu and Kaitlyn!

•Gideon's Society on Campus Tuesday
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 on Tuesday morning May 6. They agree not to use any cohesive speech, 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.

•Estimate Number of Hours of Ambrosian Service
          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 79,587 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:  Urban Plunge: 546 students, 1,293 hours of service, 28 agencies served  --Hunger Week: 62 students, 194 hours of service, Clothes Out Hunger raised nearly $400 to benefit Humility of Mary, 297 students donated meals to benefit Humility of Mary, 3,000 meals packaged for Kids Against Hunger, students donated 276 food items at the Hungry Games, Greenlife bake sale raised enough to donate a cow, a pig and a goat though Oxfam to a community in the developing world, Phi Eta Sigma spoons tournament to benefit Oxfam had 30 student participants, -- Service to L’Arche: 19 students, 154 hours --St. Mary’s Sleep Out: 5 students, 60 hours --Pacem in Terris: 4 students, 12 hours --Service to Youth and Family Services: 9 students, 45 hours --Run for Renewal: 19 students, 57 hours --Souper Bowl of Caring: 12 people, 34 hours, $197 raised  --Halloween in the Halls: 5 students, 20 hours --Interfaith Council: 114 hours to CafĂ© on Vine --Service on Saturdays:  258 hours --Chicago Winter Break Service Trip: 5 people, 150 hours --Pine Ridge, SD Spring Break Service Trip: 8 people, 400 hours --Detroit Winter Break Service Trip: 6 people, 300 hours --East St. Louis Spring break Trip: 3 people, 150 hours --WV Catholic Worker Spring Break Service Trip:  6 people, 300 hours --Holy Family Confirmation Retreat:  10 students, 121 hours --Dance Marathon: 600 people,  11,000, $132,148.02 raised  --Bee the Difference: 500 students, 1500 hours, 72 neighbors served --Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi: 82 hours --Antioch Student Retreat Team: 17 students, 170 hours --Fast Fest: 350 students, 1, 050 hours of fasting, $960 raised --West Point Confirmation Retreat:  17 students, 198 hours --Music Ministry: 150 students, 900 hours --Sacristans and Alter Servers: 9 students, 52 hours --Service in India: India, 7 students, 420 hours --Circle K: 195 hours --Habitat for Humanity: 22 students, 12 builds and 2 Spring Break Service Trips, 1,392 hours --SAU Dancers:  54 hours --Athletic Department: 7,400 hours --ResLife: 1920 hours --SGA: 1780 hours --Greenlife: 19 students, 760 hours --Bees Knees Prayer Ministry: 1560 hours --Bridge Bible Fellowship: 702 hours --Art Club:  13 students, 60 hours --NSSLHA: 34 students, 215 hours --TriBeta National Biological Honor Society: 15 students, 150 hours --Galvin Spinetaneous: 7 students, 350 hours –Service to Thurgood Marshall School: 7 students, 98 hours
    Curricular Service:  Physical Therapy: 30 students, 150 hours --Masters of Speech-Language Pathology : 156 hours --Honors Program: 1324.5 hours --Theology:  200 hours, 40 students --MSW: 64 students, 32,640 --Health & Sciences: 25 students, 125 hours --Music Department: 57 hours --Women’s Studies: 24 students, 480 hours --DPT : 1600 hours --Nursing: 408 hours --Art Department: 75 hours --MOT: 243.5 hours --OT Department: 46 students, 464 hours --MOL: 340 --Education Department:  416 hours --Engineering: 12 students, 540 hours --Comm 203: 82 students, 904 hours --ESL: 30 hours --Computer Science: 22 hours
   Faculty/Staff Service: 3,742

•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
Ambrosians for Peace accomplished many things this year. We want to thank all students who attended meetings, participated in service events on campus and in the community, signed letters in the cafeteria, and educated themselves regarding justice issues.  Special thanks to Molly Gabaldo who served as president and to all the board members. We know the good work will continue next year with Kristin Upah as the Ambrosian for Peace and Justice president. And a special thanks to Kelly Bush for serving as advisor and as Director of Service and Social Justice Ministry.  Blessings as you move on from this position to complete your MSW degree.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

4.27.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 26

April 27, 2014 - Second Sunday of Easter
+ Acts 2: 42-47 + 1 Peter 1: 3-9 + John 20: 19-31 +
Masses at 10:30am and 6:30pm





Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.27   10:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community                  

Monday4.28    Noon+Barry Foley, Acad '50           
Tuesday4.29    4:30pm+Fr. Ray Pacha        
Wednesday  4.309:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday5.14:30pm          
Friday5.2Noon+Fr. Bill Dawson

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6:30pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Campus Ministry End-of-Year Picnic 5pm
Wednesday: Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) 8:30pm; Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Kelly Bush, Director of Service & Justice
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Sheila Deluhery, Director of Faith Formation



TWO SAINTS ON ONE HISTORIC WEEKEND 
  History will be made at the Vatican this weekend as two recent popes will be named saints.  Pope John XXIII, the pope at the time of my birth and Pope John Paul II the pope at the time of the birth of nearly every current traditional aged SAU student, will be canonized by Pope Francis amid crowds expected to exceed several million.  There is so much to say about each pope and their unique model of holiness.  John XXIII was affectionately referred to by so many as “Good Pope John” because of his humor, his ability to understand the plight of ordinary human beings throughout the world, and because of his call for the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) that renewed our understanding of what it means to be church, reformed the Liturgy, and opened up the church to a broader social and ecumenical agenda.  Pope John Paul II is someone whose place in the history of the 20th century is undisputed because of his persistent voice for life, his role in the downfall of the Soviet Union, and his courage even after an assassination attempt and in the face of his own diminishing health. But most of all, the canonization of these two very different, but each holy human beings, reminds us that there are different paths to holiness and that different personalities and different gifts need not be in conflict, but can serve to strengthen our church.  Perhaps Pope Francis is reminding us of this as he canonizes both popes on the same day.  A maxim that is said to have been a favorite of the soon-to-be Saint Pope John is good advice for us all amid the differences we find today in our church, our nation, or even in our university and homes:  “In what is essential, may there be unity.  In what is not essential, may there be freedom.  But in all things, may there be charity.”   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
We are honored to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the 10:30am mass this Sunday and we welcome the following individuals into full communion of the Catholic Church. The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist are celebrated for Megan McIntyre. We receive into the Catholic Church from other Christian Denominations and celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist with Christopher Hollis, Lani Lietsch, Casey Nabb, Christopher Shoopman, Kelly Steiner, and Sara Strever.  We congratulate each of these individuals who have been a part of the Christian Initiation process here at St. Ambrose this past year and we welcome them with great joy. If you are interested in taking part in the initiation process next year, know someone who desires to be confirmed or you simply want to learn more about the Catholic Church, please email ministry@sau.edu.

•”Dash 4 Drex” Memorial Run
This Saturday, April 26, is the Sixth 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 couragous battle from a rare complication from a viral infection. The Dash begins at 9am in front of Bechtel Hall.  A $25 fee for the general public, $20 for SAU students, and $15 for the t-shirt only.  All proceeds benefit the Derrek D. Drexler Scholarship Fund at St. Ambrose University.  Go to Dash 4 Drex for the race registration form or to make a donation.  Contact Jennifer Wink: WinkJenniferL@sau.edu or Andy Milton MiltonAndrewA@sau.edu.

•Tally of This Year’s Service
Campus Ministry is tallying up all of the service done by Ambrosians over the past academic year.  If you have not yet logged service hours for your club, organization, or class, please email Kelly Bush at BushKellyA@sau.edu with your total number of hours by Monday, April 28 to have your service in the official University count.  This count is used for the President’s Service Honor Roll, so make sure your group or your personal hours of service is represented.

•Turn in Your Rice Bowls
If you haven’t yet turned in your Rice Bowl offerings from Lent, please bring it to the Chapel Gathering Space and place it in the marked basket.  All money raised goes to Catholic Relief Services to fight hunger both here in the Quad Cities and around the world.  Thank you for your generosity!

•Boxes and Walls - The Oppression Experience
Take part in an immersive Diversity experience that offers participants a tour of a house where each room has its own theme based on a stereotype.  Each participant will go through the house on a self-guided tour monitored by facilitators.  There are simulations, activities, and an overwhelming amount of images and voices.  You will leave the experience having an idea of what it would be like to live in someone else’s shoes.  Be sure to take part in this eye-opening experience from April 28-30.  Times: Monday 3-6pm, Tuesday 5-8pm, Wednesday 11-2pm.  Location: 2120 Brown St.  Learn more on the SAU Facebook page.

•Final Weekday Mass - Tuesday, May 6 at 9pm and Midnight Breakfast at 10pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team!  All are invited to the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 6 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel).  Come together and celebrate liturgy one last time before summer.  After Mass, head over to Cosgrove Caf for Midnight Breakfast, beginning at 10pm.

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with music for the Commencement Mass on Sat, May 10 at 9am in the Chapel.  There are two Monday rehearsals left: April 28 and May 5, both at 7pm in the Chapel.  This wonderful SAU tradition provides a beautiful liturgy to help send off our graduating students.  Please email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu if you would like to help out!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies
Courses offered this summer during June 12-15 and July 10-13.  This program is perfect for those who want to work with high school youth, and courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Take some courses this summer to lighten your semester load!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•2014 Yom HaShoah Remembrance Program
Davenport Resident, Jeno Berta will recount his family’s tale of assisting Jews in Hungary late in World War II during the 2014 Yom HaShaoa Remembrance program at Congregation Beth Israel at Tri-City Jewish Center (2715 30th Street in Rock Island) at 7pm on Sunday, April 27.  Mr. Berta will describe his experience of growing up in Hungary during World War II, and his family’s courageous act to hide a Jewish family during the last years of the Nazi regime.  Free and open to the public.  Call (309) 793-1300 to learn more.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4.13.14 & 4.20.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 26

April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday
+ Isaiah 50: 4-7 + Philippians 2: 6-11 + Matthew 26: 14-27 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday+ Acts 10: 34A, 37-43 + Colossians 3: 1-4 + John 20: 1-9 +
Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30am (no 6:30pm mass)

Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.13   10:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community

Monday4.14    Noon+David Walsh Lundy, Acad           
Tuesday4.15    4:30pm+Dean McCarthy MSW '99        
Wednesday  4.169:15pmStudent Intentions
Easter Sunday    4.2010:30am
NO 6:30PM   
Intention of the Mallerdino Family        

Monday4.21NO MASS
Tuesday4.224:30pm+James Grothusen  +M. Orfitelli             
Wednesday4.239:15pmStudent Intentions          
Thursday4.244:30pm+William G. Lawrence SAC '50          
Friday4.25Noon

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6:30pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: "Joy of the Gospel" Discussion 12 noon (Chapel Gathering Space), College Bible Study 7pm; Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Midweek Reflection 12pm (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) 8:30pm; Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Holy Thursday Reflection 12 noon (Chapel)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Kelly Bush, Director of Service & Justice
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Sheila Deluhery, Director of Faith Formation



EASTER VISION
During a conference for clergy earlier this week, Bishop Joseph Charon, the retired bishop of Des Moines, told the wonderful story of a man in California who, on a beautiful spring day, took his young daughter on a sailboat ride in the San Francisco Bay. The child was caught up in the joy of being out in open waters, being carried by the winds in the sails, and she exclaimed, “Daddy, I can see farther than my eyes can look!” That’s the joy of Easter. It’s seeing beyond the sadness of Good Friday to recognize the joy of Easter Sunday. It's learning to know that even as we confront the tensions and tragedies of life, the Resurrection is at work in us. And it’s precisely because of our belief in the Resurrection that we can reach out to the hurting, that we can serve the poor and most vulnerable, and that we can be generous with one another, knowing that we are supported by God’s everlasting love. As we enter Holy Week at St. Ambrose, may the days of this most sacred time of year offer to each one the grace of the Risen Christ to see beyond the limited view for which we too easily settle, and to reach for a life of endless possibilities and eternal joy. A blessed holy week and joyous Easter to all.  ---Fr. Chuck

•Welcome L’Arche 
We are pleased to welcome our friends from the L’Arche community in Clinton on Sunday starting with the 10:30am mass.  L’Arche is a community of adults with developmental disabilities and others who live with them in a community of equals and are witnesses to the values of justice and respect for every individual. We are proud of the longstanding relationship we have at SAU with L'Arche and we are pleased to welcome its members to St. Ambrose for what has become an annual event for our students.

•Celebrating Holy Week at SAU
+Palm Sunday - Masses with blessing and distribution of palms at 10:30am and 6:30pm
+Monday - Mass at 12 noon, Brewed Awakening at 8pm
+Tuesday - Joy of the Gospel discussion at 12 noon, mass at 4:30pm, College Bible Study at 7pm
+Wednesday - Midweek Reflection at 12 noon, mass at 9:15pm
+Holy Thursday - Holy Thursday Reflection at 12 noon; No daily masses from April 17 through April 21
+On Easter Sunday, April 20, the Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30am in the Chapel.  No 6:30pm Mass will be held on Easter Sunday.
+All offices will reopen on Monday, April 21. No day classes will be held on Easter Monday, but evening classes will meet as scheduled. The noon mass will not be held.
+Be sure to return your Rice Bowls to the Chapel before you go home for Easter Break!

•Turn In Your Rice Bowl!!!  Beginning on Palm Sunday, Campus Ministry will be collecting Rice Bowls to send to Catholic Relief Services.  Please bring in your filled Rice Bowl to the Chapel, and leave it in the large basket marked for them.  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.  Please be generous - your donations help make a difference in the lives of others around the world this Lent!

•Stations of the Cross: During this Holy Week, pray along with our online stations, featuring SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich: http://saustations.blogspot.com.

•Brewed Awakening: Join us Monday, April 14th at 8pm in the Gathering Space for the final Brewed Awakening discussion of the semester, as Becke Dawson from SIS International Shop leads a discussion about fair trade: what it is, who it benefits, and why it’s important!  Join us for good coffee and great discussion!

•Hunger Fast: Those with a SAU meal plan can donate your Sodexo lunch on Tuesday, April 15th to benefit Riverbend Food Bank.  Fasting begins after Brewed Awakening on Monday, April 14th and ends after 4:30 mass on Tuesday, April 15th.  A juice station will be available in the Beehive for those fasting.  Break your fast with us in Christ the King Chapel with soup and sandwiches after 4:30 mass on Tuesday.  Please email Kelly Bush at bushkellya@sau.edu to join the fast or RSVP for the soup dinner.

•Wednesday Midweek Quiet Reflection: Come to our last midweek reflection of Lent - join us at 12 noon for a brief, 15 minute prayer service with a Taize song, scripture, and silence - a little silence goes a long way!

•Holy Thursday Reflection: Join us for a special reflection time at 12 noon on Holy Thursday in the Chapel.  Spend 15 minutes in prayer and quiet reflection on the mysteries of the Last Supper and the coming Triduum.  A great way to prepare for the evening beginning of the Triduum.

•Service on Saturdays: The last Service on Saturday opportunity of the semester - helping the Botanical Center for their Spring Opening Planting Day on April 26 from 12-3pm.  Email ministry@sau.edu.

•Medieval Play: Dr. Nancy Hayes’ Medieval Literature Class will be acting out “The Crucifixion,” a 14 century passion play, Wednesday April 16 at 2pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.  All are welcome.

•Music for Commencement Mass: All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with music for the Commencement Mass on Sat, May 10 at 9am in the Chapel.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals will start on Monday, April 14 at 7pm.  Please email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu if you would like to help out!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies: Courses offered this summer during June 12-15 and July 10-13.  This program is perfect for those who want to work with high school youth, and courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.