Thursday, September 3, 2015

09.06.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 3

September 6, 2015 - Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

+  Isaiah 35:4-7a  +  James 2:1-5  +  Mark 7:31-37  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am ONLY
No 6:30 pm






Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.610:30 am
NO 6:30 pm
For the SAU Community              
Tuesday     9.8   4:30 pm+ Msgr. Raymond Wahl, '49
Wednesday     9.99:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.10    4:30pm+ Rod Taylor
Friday        9.11        NoonFor Peace

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

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



LABOR DAY, JUSTICE, AND LAUDATI SI
Labor Day gives us a welcome 3-day weekend after all the heavy lifting of beginning a new academic year.  At St. Ambrose, Labor Day also brings to mind the rich history of students influenced by the social teaching of the Catholic Church working for social change.  Especially noteworthy was the movement for justice in the workplace. Inspired by the 1891 encyclical of Pope Leo XIII entitled Rerum Novarum (On New Things) which highlighted the Church’s support for the right of workers to organize, students joined striking laborers in picket lines. Over the years as Catholic Social Teaching developed further work for justice took the form of student movements for civil rights, for an end to the war in Vietnam, and for environmental consciousness.  If we read Laudati Si (Praise Be), the current pope’s encyclical on the care of creation, we find cause for a rejuvenation of the SAU tradition of working for justice.  Pope Francis writes eloquently of the need for healing in our fractured relationships with God, with each other, and with creation. Calling us to an “integral ecology,” the Holy Father reminds us that caring for the earth also demands caring for each other. So, if you find yourself needing something to do over the holiday weekend, google Laudati Si.  Read it and reflect upon how Catholic Social Teaching can be lived today. SAU groups like Ambrosians for Peace and Justice or GreenLife stand ready to assist. Labor Day can remind us of past activism among SAU students, but it points us to what we can do in our own time of which Pope Francis writes:  “let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life” (no. 207 Laudati Si).  A safe and blessed Labor Day weekend to all!   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Labor Day Weekend Mass Schedule 
Please note that because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, there will not be a 6:30 pm mass this Sunday, September 6.   Please join us for the 10:30 am mass.   Also, the 12pm mass will not be celebrated on Monday.

•Have you signed-up for Campus Ministry Activities? 
Thanks to all those who signed up for campus ministry activities and for volunteer opportunities at last Sunday’s mass and at ClubFest. We’ve got a great number of volunteers already and it’s going to be a great year!  There’s still time to sign up - green sign up cards are available in the Gathering Space and can be dropped off in the Lower Chapel offices, or you can fill out the interest form online.  You’ll be contacted soon, if you haven’t already about the various activities.  And as always, email us at ministry@sau.edu to learn more about everything going on in campus ministry.

•Assisted Listening Devices Available
There are wireless assisted listening devices are available for Sunday and daily masses for those who request them.  If you would like a hearing assistance for use during the mass, let one of the campus ministry staff know or stop into the sacristy (the priest vesting room) before mass begins.

•Gluten-Free Host
Does a gluten intolerance keep you from communion?  Don’t let it! We do have gluten-free hosts available for Sunday and daily masses.  Send a note to ministry@sau.edu and we’ll inform you of the procedure or just stop in the sacristy before mass.

•BEE Connected New Student Retreat Deadline is Wednesday
This overnight retreat is open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.  All faiths are welcome.   The retreat will be Friday, Sept. 11-Saturday, Sept. 12th at Camp Loud Thunder.  We provide the transportation to and from campus.  It’s a great opportunity to make friends, receive tips from upperclassmen, be introduced to all that campus ministry has to offer, and strengthen your faith.  Registration forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space or you may register online.  The retreat cost $10 and includes transportation, lodging and food.  SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER SOON.  For more information contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Music Ministry
Due to Labor Day, Music Ministry will not have regular the Monday night rehearsal on Sept 7, and instead will have a rehearsal on Thursday, Sept 10 at 6pm in the Chapel.  All SAU students are invited to help lead in music for Sunday masses!  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training
We will hold a 45 minute training session for new and experienced EMs.  If you are interested in serving in this important ministry please plan to attend one of the training sessions:  Sunday, September 13th at 11:30 am or 7:30 pm, or Tuesday, September 15th at 5 pm, both in the Chapel.   This ministry is reserved for practicing, confirmed Catholics.    Please contact us at ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Brewed Awakening
Join us to learn about Jewish culture on Monday,  Sept. 14 from 8-9pm in the Chapel Gathering Space. SAU theology professor Fr. Joe DeFrancisco will lead a discussion about Holy Days Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and also about how the Jewish people are suffering today. Free coffee and specialty drinks are provided.

•Ambrosians for Peace & Justice
Interested in service in our community and working for justice?  The students in Ambrosians for Peace and Justice (APJ) welcome you to join us!  Our weekly meetings are Wednesday meetings at 8pm in the Lower Chapel.  All are welcome as we begin to plan our activities this year.

•NAMI Walk - September 26
Help out with the 2015 NAMI Walk to support those affected by mental illness.  NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and they do a lot of great work in the Quad Cities, and they could use our help.  Last year, SAU was the top fundraiser for the NAMI Walk, and we could do it again this year.  Please learn more about the NAMI Walk at their website, or contact SAU student Connor Daws to learn more.

•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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

08.30.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 2

August 30, 2015 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

+  Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8  +  James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27  +  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday8.3010:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                
Monday     8.31    Noon             + Faynelle Haehn, '40
Tuesday     9.1   4:30 pmCare of Creation
Wednesday     9.29:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.3    4:30pm+ Fr. Ed Botkin
Friday        9.4        Noon+ John Meenan, '44

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



Putting Our Hearts into What we Do
One of the stories I sometimes share from my days as a pastor in a parish in the western part of the Davenport Diocese took place on a cold winter morning with several inches of new snow on the ground. My radio alarm clock awoke me to announcements of school cancellations due to the storm.  As I walked over to the early morning mass, expecting no-one to be there, I looked up to see a delightful 80-year old woman.  One who rarely ever missed, she was waiting prayerfully in a pew near the front of the church.  Conflicted about whether I should praise her faith or scold her for venturing out on a such a day, I simply said, “How did you possibly get here today?” Her response was golden. She smiled and said, “Well, once I got my heart here, it was easy to get the rest of me here.”  In her wisdom, Marcella teaches a valuable lesson. As we begin a new academic year, one of the worst things we could do would be to approach all the opportunities that are before us half-heartedly or worse, not at all. Instead, I hope each student will put his or her heart into being an Ambrosian---someone who joins in; someone who takes the opportunity to learn seriously; someone who is open-minded and generous to others. You will be enriched to the very degree you help enrich the lives of others. Put your heart into what you do, the rest will follow.    ---Fr. Chuck 

•Mass Schedule
We resume our academic year mass schedule today with both Sunday masses at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm.  Daily mass is offered Monday and Friday at 12 noon, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 pm 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 7 am - 10 pm daily.

•BEE Involved! Sign Up
This Sunday, August 30 you can sign up for the various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry at both the 10:30 am and 6:30 pm masses. Fill out an interest card in the pews and let us know what you are interested in - from Brewed Awakening discussions to various forms of prayer and service, we have something for everyone! You can also complete the interest survey online, or stop by our offices in the lower chapel and we will be glad to speak with you and answer any questions. And as always, email us at ministry@sau.edu to learn more about anything in Campus Ministry.  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!

•Service on Saturday
Our Service on Saturday projects are kicking off this weekend!   Join us at Friendship Manor, an assisted living home in Rock Island, where we will play cards and Scrabble with the residents.  Be ready for some competitive fun - we’re warned that these seniors are good!  We will carpool from campus at 9:30 am and return by 12:15 pm.   We have 4 more spots to go, so email ministry@sau.edu if you’d like to join us.  Because of Labor Day, our next Service on Saturday will be on Saturday 9/12 - Stay tuned!

•BEE Connected New Student Retreat
This overnight retreat is open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.  All faiths are welcome.   The retreat will be Friday, Sept. 11-Saturday, Sept. 12th at Camp Loud Thunder.  We provide the transportation to and from campus.  It’s a great opportunity to make friends, receive tips from upperclassmen, be introduced to all that campus ministry has to offer, and strengthen your faith.  Registration forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space or you may register online.  The retreat cost $10 and includes transportation, lodging and food.  SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER SOON.  For more information contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

•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 online, or email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.  Practices are Monday nights at 6 pm in the Chapel, beginning August 31!

•Brewed Awakening
Join us for a discussion about “Striving for Justice” on Monday,  August 31 from 8-9pm in the Chapel Gathering Space. SAU history professor Dr. Larry Skillin will lead the discussion about how to work for justice, which is the College of Arts and Sciences’ theme for this school year. Free coffee and specialty drinks are provided.

•The Bridge Bible Fellowship
“The Bridge” will begin next Tuesday, September 1.  This time of non-denominational prayer, bible reflection, and fellowship is open to all SAU students of any Christian denomination.  The group meets at 9 pm in the Chapel.  This semester’s Biblical study topic is Prayer.

•Ambrosians for Peace & Justice
Interested in service in our community and working for justice?  The students in Ambrosians for Peace and Justice (APJ) welcome you to join us!  Our weekly meetings are Wednesday meetings at 8 pm in the Lower Chapel, and they begin this Wednesday 9/2.   All are welcome!  Check out our table at ClubFest on Tuesday too for a justice-themed giveaway!

•Women & Faith
A group for young women interested in growing deeper in their 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 pm in the chapel gathering space beginning Thursday, September 3rd.  If you'd like more information, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@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.

•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.  Prayer intentions can also be left in the wooden box on the offertory table next to the reconciliation room in the chapel.

Friday, August 21, 2015

08.23.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 1

August 24, 2015 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

+  Acts 4:8-12  +  1 John 3:1-2  +  John 10:11-18  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday8.2410:30 am
3:00 pm
For the SAU Community              
For New Students
Wednesday     8.259:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday8.26    4:30pm+ Loyola Hutson
Friday        8.27       Noon+ Joseph Sesbeau, '47

This Week's Activities Include:
Tuesday: Convocation and Blessing of the Academic Year 11am (Rogalski Center Ballroom)
Wednesday: Music Jam 8pm (Hayes Courtyard); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)

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 WELCOMING HOME
We extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students to the St. Ambrose University community. We hope that all new Ambrosians quickly come to discover that SAU is a "home away from home.” There are many individuals in every part of campus ready to assist students. In fact, so often visitors to campus comment on the  spirit of welcome and helpfulness they find here.  It is something we do well, in part, I believe, because of our diocesan heritage. It’s a charism, a unique characteristic of St. Ambrose as an academic community rooted within a local community and diocese. This week new Ambrosians become a part of that community. Earlier this summer, Pope Francis issued a highly anticipated encyclical letter on the care of the earth entitled, Laudati Si, or Praise Be to You in English. Along with many challenging things, the pope also reminds us that there are many little things we can all do to make our communities a home for all. Borrowing an insight from Saint Therese who spoke of the "little way of love," he reminds us that there is power in kind words, a smile, and small gestures that bring us together in peace. He writes, "An integral ecology is also made up of simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness.” (Laudati Si, Paragraph 230). We all have a part to play in creating a home where all are welcome.  We in Campus Ministry send this email bulletin each week to help you be aware of some of the opportunities available for you to engage with students in the process of spiritual and personal growth. We hope you'll find yourself feeling at home the minute you step onto campus. We hope you'll in turn contribute in many small and large ways to make St. Ambrose and the world around us home for all.  A hearty welcome to all and prayers for blessing on a great year!   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Campus Ministry Staff
Our campus ministry staff is here for all members of the St. Ambrose community regardless of their religious or denominational affiliation. We want you to know that Christ the King Chapel is your spiritual home while at St. Ambrose. Our staff includes Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry 333.6151, Christopher Clow, Director of Music Ministry and Liturgy, 333.6189, Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Justice Ministry 333.6083, and Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of  Faith Formation, 333.6132. We look forward to meeting all who are new to St. Ambrose.  Always feel free to stop in and visit us in our offices in the lower level of Christ the King Chapel.

•Come as You Are to 3:00 pm Sunday 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 23.  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 20 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom as we welcome the class of 2019. Most Rev. Martin Amos, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport and 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. Jessica Greenwald will offer the keynote. Sister Joan Lescinski, SAU President, will offer the customary charge to the community for the coming year. Please join us.

•Chapel Schedule
All Ambrosians, regardless of faith tradition or religious affiliation, are invited to make Christ the King Chapel their spiritual home while at SAU. We offer a special 3:00pm mass today to welcome new students and their families, but 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 and by appointment with Fr. Chuck or other priests on campus.  For special events and updates, 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 – Sunday - August 23
Be sure to check your Welcome Week information to find out where your first New Student Seminar meets 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 24.

•Welcome Week Activities
Make note of all the activities of Welcome Week and especially Urban Plunge, an opportunity for all first year students to engage in service with the community.  Your participation in these activities helps to set the stage for your successful college career. The week includes cookouts, late night bowling and bingo, movies, color run, musical comedy duo “Dakaboom,” comedian Brian O’Sullivan, and more! The schedule is online here:  SAU Welcome Week

•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 the first Wednesday night Mass and More of the year.

•Wednesday Night Mass & More
Take part in an SAU tradition with Mass and More, beginning Wednesday, August 26th at 9:15 pm at the Grotto which is located at the northwest side of Ambrose Hall (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.

•BEE Connected New Student Retreat
This overnight retreat is open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.  All faiths are welcome.   The retreat will be Friday, Sept. 11-Saturday, Sept. 12th at Camp Loud Thunder.  We provide the transportation to and from campus.  It’s a great opportunity to make friends, receive tips from upperclassmen, be introduced to all that campus ministry has to offer, and strengthen your faith.  Registration forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space or you may register online:  Bee Connected Retreat.  The retreat cost $10 and includes transportation, lodging and food.  SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER SOON.  For more information contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

 •BEE INVOLVED! SIGN-UP!
We have many opportunities for students to grow in faith, share their gifts and talents, and build up the Kingdom of God.  Next Sunday, August 29th at both the 10:30 a.m. and the 6:30 p.m. Masses students will be given an opportunity to sign up for our various ministries and activities.  You may also complete the online interest survey.  You can also just stop by our offices in the lower chapel and we are glad to speak with you and answer any questions.  We are looking forward to a great year!

•Service on Saturday
Our Service on Saturday projects are kicking off on Saturday, August 29th.  Stay tuned for our community service project next weekend!  For more info on this and other Saturday service projects all year long, contact ministry@sau.edu

•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 August 31 from 8-9pm in the Chapel Gathering Space. The first Brewed will be about working for justice, which is the university's theme for the school year. Also, be thinking about topics for future “Brewed Awakening” discussions.

•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
Join us 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 Sept. 2nd, in the lower chapel.  See you there!

•Infaith Council
Interfaith Council works to bring together students of all faiths and even those unaffiliated with a faith tradition to share in mutual understanding through service of others. If you are interested in being a part of this important effort, please contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Women & Faith
A 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 beginning Thursday, September 3rd.  If you'd like more information, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu

•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, April 23, 2015

Last Bulletin of the Year

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 27

April 26, 2015 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 4: 8-12  +  1 John 3: 1-2  +  John 10: 11-18  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

May 3, 2015 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
+  Acts 9: 26-31  +  1 John 3: 18-24  +  John 15: 1-8  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm




Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.2610:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                
Monday     4.27    Noon             + Elaine Davin
Tuesday     4.28   4:30 pm+ Peacemakers (Commemoration of MLK)    
Wednesday     4.299:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.30    4:30pm+ Cecilia Persaud
Friday        5.1       Noon+ Richard Ambre, '50
Sunday5.310:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                
Monday     5.4    Noon             + Rev. Ray Ruppenkamp
Tuesday     5.5   9:00 pmFor student intentions

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 (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8pm (Chapel)

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



50 Year Old Wisdom to End the Year
This coming Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of an important event in our community. On April 28, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Davenport and received the Pacem in Terris Award. In his address that evening, Dr. King eloquently stated that all human beings are interrelated in “a single garment of destiny.” Further making the point that we simply can’t live as isolated individuals only concerned about ourselves, he said, “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be; and you can never be what you ought to be, until I am what I ought to be.” A student preparing to graduate said it another way when he told me, “I think I’ve learned as much from being around my classmates and friends and people who were different from me as I did from my studies.” We really do have an incredible influence on one another. That’s a nice thought for us as we prepare to end the year at St. Ambrose. It’s often true that when students look back over their college career, it’s the relationships that were formed, the service done for others, the friendships shaped and the love and support shared that matters most. It's a reminder that the greatest joys come in the service of others. I like the way Rabbi Kushner says it in his book, When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough: "Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to love, so that our lives matter." As we prepare to conclude another year, I hope we have each helped each other discover that their lives do matter. If so, the 2014-15 academic year will truly have been a most successful year.  Congratulations to our graduates. Blessings to all.   –Fr. Chuck

•Blessing of Bishop Davis Plaque
When he arrived last Fall, Fr. Conn OMaoldhomhnaigh, SAU Presidential Fellow, delivered to Sister Joan a document from the President of Carlow College testifying that Bishop James Davis, third bishop of the Davenport Diocese, was ordained in the Chapel of SSt. Patrick's College Carlow in 1878.  On Wednesday, April 29, at 2 pm, we will be unveiling and a new plaque to be placed with the framed document on the wall in Davis Hall.  Please join us for this brief ceremony in the Davis lounge area. Blessing will be led by Bishop Amos.

•Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday, April 26 and next Sunday, May 3 will be the last regular mass schedule weekends of the year. The last daily mass is Tuesday, May 5 at 9pm.  Beginning on Sunday, May 10 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am every weekend that summer classes are in session (except May 24, due to Memorial Day, and July 5, due to Independence Day).  No daily masses are offered during the summer session.  10:30am Sunday masses will be held through July 12 and resume on August 16.  Have a great summer!

•Brewed Awakening
Please join us for  the last Brewed of the year on April 27 from 8-9pm.  Sr. Joan Lescinski, SAU president and resident movie expert, will discuss moral messages in the Oscar winners and best movies of the past year. Free coffee and speciality drinks will be provided at this Brewed Awakening in the Chapel Gathering Space.

•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; Antioch retreat leaders; Bridge Bible Fellowship leaders; 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. THANK YOU!

•School Supply Collection
As you clean out your rooms and backpacks, don’t throw out your school supplies!  We’ll collect them on campus for kids in the community next fall.  Pencils, paper, notebooks, binders, markers, etc are all being collected in 4 locations: the Beehive, lower Cosgrove, and the mailroom and ATM in the Rogalski Center.  Thanks for helping Third Missionary Baptist Church with this ministry for kids in the neighborhood.

●Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm Tuesday, May 5 and Midnight Breakfast at 10 pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team!  All are welcome at the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 5 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel). A blessing will be offered for all who will be graduating. Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria follows, beginning at 10pm.

•Rice Bowls
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Rice Bowl collection!  Once again, SAU gave generously, and we have nearly $ 1,000 to send to Catholic Relief Services to combat hunger around the world!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 11-14, July 9-12
This summer program equips participants with the experience, tools, and resources to assist them in all avenues of youth ministry.  Courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more or to sign up.

•Estimate Number of Hours of Ambrosian Service from 2014-2015 year
Students, faculty, and staff at St. Ambrose University once again responded to the call to serve this year.  Our attempt to count the hours of service has come to 83,306 hours this year.  THANK YOU to all students, faculty, and staff who gave of yourselves in service over the year.  Here is the tabulation:
Co-Curricular Service:   42,549 hours:--Urban Plunge: 580 students, 1160 hours of service, 30 agencies served  --Hunger Week: 60 students, 100 hours of service, -- Service to L’Arche: 18 students, 188 hours --Humility of Mary Sleep Out: 24 students, 212 hours  --Pacem in Terris: 4 students, 12 hours  -- Project Renewal: 390 hours  --Service on Saturdays:  404.5 hours   --Quad Cities Fall Break Local Service Trip: 6 people, 60 hours  --Chicago Winter Break Service Trip: 5 people, 150 hours   --Kentucky Spring Break Service Trip: 10 people, 500 hours   --Detroit Winter Break Service Trip: 6 people, 300 hours   --East St. Louis Spring break Trip: 6 people, 300 hours   --Cleveland Spring Break Service Trip:  6 people, 300 hours    --Dance Marathon: 711 people,  17,562 hours, $175,103.03 raised   --Bee the Difference Day: 550 students, 1925 hours, 100 neighbors served  --Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi: 234 hours  --Antioch Student Retreat Team: 34 students, 340 hours  --Confirmation Retreats:  550 hours --Music Ministry: 1550 hours  --Sacristans and Altar Servers: 60 hours   --Circle K: 24.5 hours   --Habitat for Humanity: 10 builds and 2 Spring Break Service Trips, 1740 hours   --Athletic Department: 7943 hours   --ResLife: 468 hours   --Bees Knees Prayer Ministry: 2556 hours   --Bridge Bible Fellowship: 399 hours   --NSSLHA: 15 students, 300 hours   --TriBeta National Biological Honor Society: 11 students, 55 hours   --School mentoring & tutoring: 180 hours   -- Yes! Group: 40 students, 400 hours   --Service to Kings Harvest pet rescue:  240 hours   --Running Club – 9 students, 85 hours   -- Student Alumni Association: 21 hours   -- Nurses Christian Fellowship:  300 hours   -- Psi Eta Sigma: 75 hours   -- Mock Trial Tournament: 48 hours   -- Enactus: 17 students, 300 hours   -- Up with Families: 34 hours  --CommUNITY day: 200 students, 800 hours   -- SOMday: 10 hours   -- MACA: 54 hours   -- Student Physical Therapy Organization: 40 hours   --CRS student ambassadors: 90 hours   --Individual students’ service:  89 hours
 Curricular Service:  37,491 hours: --Physical Therapy: 20  students, 200  hours   --Masters of Speech-Language Pathology: 35 students, 655 hours   --Honors Program:  59 students, 880 hours   --Theology:  40 students, 200 hours   --MSW: 63 students,  32,256 hours  --Music Department: 65 hours   --Women’s Studies:  600 hours   --DPT : 72 students, 800 hours   --Art Department: 6 hours   --MOT: 45 students,  55 hours   --MOL: 40 students, 375 hours   --Engineering: 23  students, 920  hours   --Computer Science: 7 students, 125 hours   --Psychology: 110 hours   --Communication: 244 hours.  
Faculty/Staff Service: 3,266 hours

Thursday, April 16, 2015

04.19.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 26

April 19, 2015 - Third Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19  +  1 John 2: 1-5a  +  Luke 24: 35-48  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.1910:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                
Monday     4.20    Noon             + Luis Infante
Tuesday     4.21   4:30 pm+ Dr. Mike Orfitelli
Wednesday     4.229:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.23    4:30pm+ William Flavin
Friday        4.24       Noon+ Ralph Knickrehm

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 (Chapel)

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



EARTH DAY: For Future Generation of Kids 
One of the most inspirational things I’ve seen students accomplish here at St. Ambrose is Dance Marathon. Over the past three years it has grown tremendously and this year raised over $175,000 with over 700 students participating. That’s incredible! The motto of Dance Marathon is FTK, or “For the Kids.” That could also be a great motto for the environmental movement which hopefully is also a growing on our campus and all over the world. What better thing can we do than work toward a future that will assure a safe environment with clean air and water and access to the basic necessities of life? Later this year Pope Francis will issue an encyclical letter on environment. As he prepares for that encyclical, a one-day summit with scientists, environmental researchers and leaders of major religions will be held at the Vatican on April 28.  A statement on the Vatican website calls the summit a time to study, “the intrinsic connection between respect for the environment and respect for people — especially the poor, the excluded, victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, children, and future generations.”  At a daily mass in February Pope Francis may have given us a sneak peek into what he will be telling us in his encyclical. He said, “A Christian who does not protect creation, who does not let it grow, is a Christian who does not care about the work of God; that work that was born from the love of God for us,” Francis continued. “And this is the first response to the first creation: protect creation, make it grow.” This Wednesday, April 22, is the 45th Earth Day. Please take note of it. Learn to reuse, recycle, renew, because as Henry David Thoreau said, “what’s the use of a fine house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it on?” Let’s work to protect our earth, our home, making it tolerable, for the kids and for every future generation of kids. Join the movement. Celebrate Earth Day, everyday! ---Fr. Chuck

•Service on Saturday opportunity - Run for Renewal 5K
Our final Service on Saturday opportunity will be this weekend with Project Renewal’s “Run for Renewal” 5K.  We are asked to support the runners by marking the route and directing traffic on this early morning - volunteers needed from 7:30-10am.   Support the great work that Project Renewal does!  To sign up just email ministry@sau.edu.

•CommUNITY day 
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to serve the neighborhood on Sunday April 19th, CommUNITY day.  Afternoon shifts are available, and teams can register together on this site to volunteer: bit.ly/1H2D6Ox

•Movie Screening 
Join the Sexual Assault Awareness Team on Monday April 20th at 7pm in the ballroom for the film The Hunting Ground, a ground breaking documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. Join us to learn more about the fight for justice for survivors of assault! A panel discussion will take place after the screening.

•Brewed Awakening
All are invited to the April 20 discussion about environmentalism pertaining to the Mississippi River. The event will be led by Kathy Wine of River Action, a Quad Cities organization that focuses on maintaining the Mississippi River. Free coffee and speciality drinks will be provided at this Brewed Awakening in the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, April 20 from 8-9pm.

•Next Week’s Brewed
Be sure to mark your calendars for April 27, our last Brewed Awakening of the year.  Sr. Joan Lescinski, our university’s president and resident movie expert will discuss moral messages in the Oscar winners and best movies of the past year.  This should be an insightful discussion to close out the year.  So join us on Monday, April 27 at 8pm in the Gathering Space!

•Service Hours Tabulation
Please help us tabulate hours of service that have been given to the community during the 2014-2015 academic year from our students, faculty & staff members!  Please log into this form by Monday, April 20th, to record hours of service from your class, club, or service you did on your own as a member of the SAU community.  https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/

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

•Music for Commencement Mass
There is still time to sign up for the mass!  All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with music for the Commencement Mass on Sat, May 9 at 9am in the Chapel.  Help send off our graduates with a beautiful liturgy!  Rehearsals will start on Monday, April 20 at 7pm in the Chapel.  Please email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu if you would like to help out!

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

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 11-14, July 9-12
Ever thought about working or volunteering 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.  Courses can be taken for Theology credit, take some this summer and lighten your semester load!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

A Thought for EARTH DAY
“God looked at everything He had made, and He found it very good.” (Genesis 1: 31).
We do not exist outside of nature or above nature or independent of nature—we are simply its most vulnerable part.  —Joan Chittister