Thursday, February 4, 2016

02.07.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 17

February 7, 2016 - Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+  Isaiah 6:1-8  +  1 Corinthians 15:1-11  +  Luke 5:1-11  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday2.710:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     2.8Noon+ Larry Schirck, '64
Tuesday     2.94:30 pm+ George Mowry, '66
Ash Wednesday     2.10Noon
4:30 pm
9:15 pm

Glen Middaugh
For student intentions           
Thursday2.11         4:30 pm+ Sister Mary Mel McMillan, '67          
Friday        2.12Noon+ Sylvester Gottlick, '67

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA/Sacramental Prep 11:30 am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Bride's Room); Brewed Awakening 7:30 pm (Beehive)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8 pm (Gathering Space)


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.



Leadership and Ego 
Football players will figure prominent in the conversations among Ambrosians this weekend. A former St. Ambrose football player, Mitchell Ware from the class of 1955 will give the keynote address at Saturday’s Destination: Leadership conference.  Mr. Ware’s leadership story is incredible. After his time at Ambrose, he served in the Army,  played for the Bears, was a Chicago TV reporter and led state and city-wide police agencies.  He built Illinois' largest minority-led law partnership.  And he served as a justice of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  Quite impressive!  Super Bowl Sunday offers up great stories of players like Denver quarterback Peyton Manning and Carolina quarterback Cam Newton. Much press has been given to the age gap between the two. But there has also been a great deal made about Cam Newton’s exuberant manner of celebrating after touchdowns. Peyton Manning put a stop to the ridiculous debate when he said to a reporter about Newton,  “He's been a great passer.  He's been a great runner.  He's been a great leader….I think his passion, his enthusiasm for the game is great. I think it's good for football." Newton also has praised Manning's stellar career.  By their example, they both teach us that a little humility can go a long way. Good leaders don’t have to tell people they are good leaders. They don’t advertise everything they do on their Facebook page. Their humility and example speaks for itself.  The legendary Alabama  football coach, Bear Bryant is said to have motivated his winning teams with this philosophy:  “If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it.”  Effective leaders know how to keep their ego in check and help to shine to spotlight on the gifts of others. That makes us all winners.  Enjoy the Super Bowl. It serves as kind of a Mardi-Gras this year since Lent begins on Wednesday.        ---Fr. Chuck 


•Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule for Distribution of Ashes - February 10
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: Wednesday 8:30 - 9 pm.  Communal Reconciliation Service: 7pm Tuesday, March 22.
→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: 8pm Wednesday, March 23.  Online Stations with SAU Student Reflections: posted on Ash Wednesday at saustation.blogspot.com
→Small Faith Sharing Groups: During the Year of Mercy Pope Francis has asked the whole church to reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Student led small groups will meet weekly for one hour to read, reflect, discuss, pray and respond to the Works of Mercy.  Find a convenient day and time and register in the Gathering Space or online here: www.tinyurl.com/SAULent2016, or email ministry@sau.edu.
→Lenten Prayer Series: Learn and practice different forms of prayer Mondays at 9:15pm, throughout Lent:
- February 15: Eucharistic Adoration
- February 22: Scriptural Rosary
- February 29: Taize Ecumenical Prayer
- March 7: Liturgy of the Hours
- March 21: 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 (March 20 - 23).  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 as well as by the mailroom on campus, provided to you by Campus Ministry.  Feel free to take a copy of “Saying Yes to Soul Time” and pray along throughout Lent.
→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!  Begins on Ash Wednesday.  To get motivational emails from Ambrosians for Peace & Justice, email ministry@sau.edu.

•Antioch Retreat Registrations DUE THIS WEDNESDAY!
Join in the Antioch retreat weekend, Feb 19-21.  Forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space, in the Cafeteria, and online: http://tinyurl.com/AntiochSP16.  Contact the co-leaders to learn more, Sophie Foreman (foremansophiag@sau.edu) or Cole Epping (eppingcolee@sau.edu).  Registration due Feb 10!

•Service on Saturday This Saturday 2/6, will be at the Kahl Home to play Bingo with the elderly from 2-4pm.  Transportation will be provided. Sign up at ministry@sau.edu to join us.  Next week, join us on Saturday February 13th in packing backpack for kids at the RiverBend FoodBank.  We’ll leave around 10am and return before 1pm.

•Brewed Awakening BASH As part of Mission Week, join us for a special Brewed Awakening this Monday, February 8 at 7:30pm in the Beehive.  SAU Alums Anthony and Gina Schlicksup will lead a discussion about their nonprofit From Cover to Cover, which promotes literacy among at-risk children, and how the SAU mission impacted their lives, as well as how it can impact yours.

•Mission Week at SAU: February 8-12
Be sure to take part in a wide range of activities for Mission Week, including t-shirt giveaways, a food drive, book drive, speech contest, and much more.  Find out all the events for mission week online here.

•Interfaith Storytelling Conference
On Saturday Feb.  20th, we are invited to participated in an Interfaith Conference at Loras College.  The all-day conference focuses on interfaith relationship building on college campuses. Participants will develop their skills of interfaith storytelling, networking with other students, and building interfaith awareness at our school.  Campus Ministry will cover all costs with registration, travel, and meals.  Let us know at ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in going.

•Internship Opportunity for 2016-2017
Any Catholic student interested in fighting poverty is invited to apply for the 2016-17 internship with the Davenport Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) - Applications are due Feb. 15, 2016.  This intern will work with Quad Cities Interfaith or the Center for Worker Justice, Iowa City.  Tasks include: parish education, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research, and developing relationships with community organizations.  Apply at the BeeCAREERS website, or email ministry@sau.edu.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email ministry@sau.edu.

•PROJECT ANDREW VOCATION DINNER
Any college-age male who is interested in attending a dinner with Bishop Amos to learn more about priesthood contact Fr. Chuck Adam at ministry@sau.edu.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

01.31.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 16

January 31, 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+  Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19  +  1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13  +  Luke 4:21-30  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday1.3110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     2.1Noon+ Dr. John Kamerick, '43
Tuesday     2.24:30 pm+ Wilma Nichol, '58
Wednesday     2.39:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday2.4         4:30 pm+ David Herrington, '59          
Friday        2.5Noon+ James Malay, '59

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA/Sacramental Prep 11:30 am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Gathering Space Side Room); 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)
Friday: European Refugee Crisis Conversation 3 pm (Beehive)

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.



First in the Nation
As a native born Iowan, I am very proud that our state begins the process of choosing the next president of the United States. Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for the Iowa Caucus.  Some point out that Iowa is not very diverse, we are not largely populated, and only a small percentage of Iowans participate in the caucus. But in a state the size of Iowa, we do have the opportunity to meet candidates, to hear them speak, to ask them questions, and to even take selfies with them.  Ambrosians know this well having had the opportunity this year to see many candidates right here on campus. The Iowa Caucus takes place this coming Monday and I hope Ambrosians know that they and any resident of Iowa who will be 18 years old by election day in November can register at their caucus site and take part in it.  Why participate?  Because taking part in our political process truly is an honorable endeavor.  If we can move beyond the cynicism that turns the word “politics” into something negative, we can begin to recognize democracy for what it truly is: a place where we challenge our leaders to solve problems without warfare or power grabs.  It’s about making sure that “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are safeguarded for all.  It’s about voting for those who will work for just policies that uphold the dignity of all members of society, especially the most vulnerable, and policies that protect the fragile planet we inhabit. In short, the democratic process is about the future: our own and those who will come after us. There really is no better way to bring about change than through the electoral process. We can call it, "the second foot of social justice." The United States Bishops call it, “Faithful Citizenship.” And Pope Francis calls it authentic faith. In his September address to the joint session of the US Congress he echoed what he wrote in the Joy of the Gospel: “An authentic faith . . . always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it.” Doesn’t that sound like an Ambrosian value? One that enriches lives? As the first in the nation, let's pray that we exercise it well.     ---Fr. Chuck


 •Caucus Information for Students
Do you want to attend the caucuses on Feb. 1 at 7pm? If so, Campus Ministry is gathering groups of students to go and is willing to set up transportation. Following the caucuses, students can meet in the Gathering Space to discuss their experience. Free specialty coffee drinks will be provided in the Gathering Space. If you’re interested in attending the caucuses, e-mail ministry@sau.edu and include which location you’ll caucus at so we can set up carpools.  Information about your Caucus location and is available here:
http://www.sau.edu/Dean_of_Students/Resources/Voter_Information.html

•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 Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. The traditional blessing of throats will be offered after Wednesday’s 9:15 pm Mass.

•Service on Saturday 
 This Saturday 1/30, will be at the Hand-in-Hand Chili Cook-off, supporting the organization’s programming with children with special needs.  Our group will be helping with kid’s activities, face-painting, and doing table clean-up at the event from 2-5pm.  Sign up at ministry@sau.edu to join us.

•Liturgical Ministers
A schedule for 2nd semester liturgical ministers (lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, server/sacristan, greeters/ushers, and cantors) 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.

•Spring Break Service Trips!
Students - Have you turned your application in for one of the trips?  Due to Kaitlin in Campus Ministry by noon on Friday 1/29! Applications are available in the chapel gathering space, lower chapel, mailroom, or can be filled out online at http://tinyurl.com/ServiceTrips.

•Spring Antioch Retreat, Feb. 19-21
Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus, in a safe, non-judgemental place to discuss faith and life in context of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.  The retreat begins at 6 pm Friday, February 19th and concludes at 2 pm, Sunday, February 21st.   Get a registration form in the cafeteria or in the Chapel Gathering Space this week; or register online: http://tinyurl.com/AntiochSP16.  For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Sophie Foreman (foremansophiag@sau.edu) or Cole Epping (eppingcolee@sau.edu).

•European Refugee Crisis Conversation
On Friday February 5 at 3pm in the Beehive, join in a conversation about the European Refugees and the work that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is doing to help these individuals and families in their resettlement.  Ambrosians for Peace and Justice and the CRS student ambassadors hope to see you for a casual conversation on this important issue!

•Online Stations of the Cross
Campus Ministry is accepting submissions for student reflections for the Online Stations of the Cross.  Students are invited to offer a reflection based on a specific station of the cross, as well as an experience from their life as a college student that relates to the station in some way.  Past reflections by our students have been wonderful - see them at saustations.blogspot.com.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more information or to submit a reflection.  Submissions due Feb 5.

•Daily Lenten Reflections 
The season of Lent begins on February 10.  We are inviting faculty, staff, and other Ambrosians to write short daily reflections based on the scripture readings of each weekday of Lent that will be posted on the SAU website.  If you’d be willing to write one of the short reflections as a way of helping the SAU community be more attentive to the path to growth this Lent, please email Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

•Lenten Small Groups
We are forming a number of small faith sharing groups around campus that will meet weekly during Lent (Feb. 10 - March 23).  The student led groups will use a study guide to reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Registration information will be available next week.

•BeesKnees Prayer Ministry
Don’t forget, if you have special intentions you’d like to ask members of the BeesKnees Prayer ministry to offer, email them to Beesknees@sau.edu.  Or you can place them in the wooden box on the table near the Reconciliation Room in the chapel.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31
Want to work in youth ministry?  Maybe teaching high school, or as a youth or campus minister?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This summer program provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  You can complete the certificate in just two summers, and can earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Email ministry@sau.edu to get an application or find them online.

•Internship Opportunity for 2016-2017
Are you Catholic?  Interested in fighting poverty?  Applications are being accepted for the 2016-2017 internship  with Diocese of Davenport Catholic Campaign for Human Development Internship (CCHD) - Applications are due Feb. 15, 2016.  The intern will work with Quad Cities Interfaith, Davenport or Center for Worker Justice, Iowa City, two local CCHD funded groups.  Tasks will vary but may include: parish education, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research, and developing relationships with community organizations.  Contact us in Campus Ministry for more details or find the posting on the BeeCAREERS website.

•Follow us on Twitter: @FrChuckAdam and stay up to date on everything happening in Campus Ministry, along with faith-based insights, articles, scripture readings and prayers, and much more!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

01.24.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 15

January 24, 2016 - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+  Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10  +  1 Corinthians 12:12-30  +  Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday1.2410:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     1.25Noon+ Curtis Brownfield
Tuesday     1.264:30 pm+ Raymond Wilson
Wednesday     1.279:15 pm+ Caroline Griffin, '16           
Thursday1.28       4:30pm+ Charlie Morse, '77          
Friday        1.29Noon+ Dr. James Wilson, '66

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA/Sacramental Prep 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Gathering Space Side Room); 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)

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.



7 UPs for a New Semester
The beginning of a new semester offers the opportunity to begin with new fervor.  Recently I re-discovered an article I had saved on my computer entitled, “7-Ups for the New Year.”  Obviously, it’s not about the soft drink, but about attitudes and actions. With apologies to its anonymous author, I’ve adapted the list for members of the St. Ambrose community.  In this new semester, let us resolve to:
1)  WAKE UP--Begin each day, not in a fog of regret and anxiety, but with a heart thankful for the possibilities that are before us and be ready to receive the day as a gift—the present.
2)  DRESS-UP--Put on a smile. It improves your looks. It says something about your attitude.
3) SHUT-UP--Watch your tongue. Learn to listen. Say only the things that are helpful.
4) STAND-UP--Take a stand for what you know is right. Defend the dignity of those whose rights are trampled on. In our long tradition of service and work for justice, this is an especially important resolve for Ambrosians.
5) LOOK-UP--Open your eyes to God, who created us all, who unites us in the family of humankind, and ultimately upon whom we find ourselves utterly dependent.
6) GET-UP—Don’t let failure define you. One of my favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela: “Don’t judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
7) LIFT-UP--Be available to help those in need--serving, supporting, and sharing.  It’s our mission, after all: Enriching lives!

Happy New Year. Blessings to all in the new semester.   ---Fr. Chuck

•Follow us on Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Follow us on Twitter, and stay up to date on everything happening in Campus Ministry, along with faith-based insights, articles, scripture readings and prayers, and much more!

•Service on Saturday 
Join us this weekend for our first Service on Saturday opportunity at Project Renewal.  We’ll be helping with an early-spring cleaning at the house where kids come for after-school programming.  Help support this neighborhood organization - this Saturday 1/23, we will carpool from campus at 9:30am and return by noon.   Our project next weekend, on Saturday 1/30, will be at the Hand-in-Hand Chili Cook-off, supporting the organization’s programming with children with special needs.  Our group will be helping with kid’s activities, face-painting, and doing table clean-up at the event from 2-5pm.  Sign up at ministry@sau.edu to join us. 

•Brewed Awakening
Join us Monday, January 25 at 8pm in the Gathering Space as SAU Trustee Emeritus Jim Collins leads a discussion about civil rights and the impact it has had on the QC community. This timely discussion is a part of the university’s Civil Rights Celebration. Bring your friends, enjoy free specialty coffee drinks, and engage in a great discussion

•Sign Up!    
At the beginning of each semester we offer students an opportunity to sign up for all of the campus ministry activities – from liturgical ministers to service.  (if you completed the interest survey in the fall you don’t need to do it again unless something has changed).  You may complete the interest survey online at http://tinyurl.com/SAUMinistryInterest. Fill out a green card in the Gathering Space, or stop by our offices in the lower chapel and we will be glad to speak with you and answer any questions. Your generous commitment is appreciated. We’re looking forward to a great spring semester!

•Panel on Immigration
Wednesday, January 27th from 6-8 pm a panel of faith, law enforcement and business leaders from Iowa will highlight immigrants’ contributions in their communities and the need for immigration reform.  The event, held in Rogalski Center Ballroom, is hosted by the Quad Cities New Ideas Forum and Bibles, Badges & Business for Immigration Reform.

•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

•Music Ministry
All SAU students are invited to help lead music for our Sunday masses, along with weekday masses and prayer services.  If you haven’t been able to take part in Music Ministry before, this is a great time to try it out!  Come to our weekly rehearsals Monday nights at 6pm in the Chapel, and email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more and sign up.

•Spring Break Service Trips!
Where will you make a difference this March?  Campus Ministry & Ambrosians for Peace & Justice sponsor 4 service trips over spring break.  These trips are: 
East St. Louis  (Projects at a domestic violence shelter and After-school programming)
Northern Mississippi  (Home Repair projects, organizing donations in rural areas at service agencies)
Cleveland  (Household projects that support women and newborns living at a Maternity Home)
Eastern Kentucky (Home Repair and Building projects in rural Appalachian areas)
Applications are available in the chapel gathering space, lower chapel, mailroom, or can be filled out online at http://tinyurl.com/ServiceTrips.  Applications are due by noon on Friday, January 29th to Kaitlin Depuydt in Campus Ministry. 

•Spring Antioch Retreat, Feb. 19-21
Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus, in a safe, non-judgmental place to discuss faith and life in context of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.  The retreat begins at 6 pm Friday, February 19th and concludes at 2 pm, Sunday, February 21st.   Registration forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space and online at http://tinyurl.com/AntiochSP16.  For more info contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Sophie Foreman (foremansophiag@sau.edu) or Cole Epping (eppingcolee@sau.edu). 

•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 meets on Thursday evenings from 8-9 pm in the chapel gathering space beginning Thursday, January 28th.   For more info, please contact us at ministry@sau.edu

•Men’s Scripture Group
A group of SAU men meet on Monday’s at 7pm in the room off the Gathering Space to share thoughts on the upcoming Sunday’s scriptures.  For more info, please contact us at ministry@sau.edu

•Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation
Anyone interested in becoming Catholic, learning more about Catholicism or preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu.  We meet on Sundays in the lower chapel after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. 

•Lenten Small Groups

We have a wonderful resource to use during Lent (Feb. 10 - March 23) that ties in with the Year of Mercy.  It's a reflection on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Each group would meet 5 times.  A study guide and training will be provided for small group leaders.  Please let Tammy know at ministry@sau.edu if you would be interested in forming/leading/co-leading a group or being in a small group for Lent. 

•Daily Lenten Reflections 
The season of Lent begins on February 10th.  Once again, we are inviting faculty, staff, and other Ambrosians to write short daily reflections based on the scripture readings of each weekday of Lent that will be posted on the SAU website.  If you’d be willing to write one of the short reflections please email Fr. Chuck Adam at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.   Last year’s reflections are available here http://saulent.blogspot.com/.

•Internship Opportunity for 2016-2017
Are you Catholic?  Interested in fighting poverty?  Applications are being accepted for the 2016-2017 internship  with Diocese of Davenport Catholic Campaign for Human Development Internship (CCHD) - Applications are due Feb. 15, 2016.  The intern will work with Quad Cities Interfaith, Davenport or Center for Worker Justice, Iowa City, two local CCHD funded groups.  Tasks will vary but may include: parish education, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research, and developing relationships with community organizations.  Contact us in Campus Ministry for more details or find the posting on the BeeCAREERS website. 

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31
Are you considering a job in youth ministry?  Maybe teaching high school, or as a youth or campus minister?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is just for you!  This summer program provides students with the ministerial tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  You can complete the certificate in just two summers, and can earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find the application at the Campus Ministry website, or email Chris Clow (ministry@sau.edu) to learn more!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

12.06.15 & 12.13.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 14

December 6, 2015 - Second Sunday of Advent

+  Baruch 5:1-9  +  Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11  +  Luke 3:1-6  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

December 13, 2015 - Third Sunday of Advent
+  Zephaniah 3:14-18  +  Philippians 4:4-7  +  Luke 3:10-18  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm



Mass Intentions:
Sunday12.610:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     12.7Noon+ R. Paul Mathem, '70
Tuesday     12.8Noon
4:30 pm
+ Charles Vogel
+ Richard Moeller, '61
Wednesday     12.99:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday12.10       4:30pm+ Robert Tagler, '51          
Friday        12.11Noon+ Fr. Bill Dawson
Sunday        12.1310:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community
Friday        12.14Noon
Friday        12.159:00 pmStudent Candlelight Mass

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Communal Reconciliation 7 pm (Chapel)
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 with Blessing of Pencils for Finals 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Advent Reflections by the Stable 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.



Christmas Peace and Joy
It is only appropriate that the last campus ministry bulletin before Christmas should deliver a message of peace and joy. Getting into the spirit of holiday joy, however, might not be so easy for students entering the last week of classes with papers to complete and the frantic preparation for exams and presentations.  Our attempt to get into the holiday spirit can also be frustrated by the darkness of the world around us. In fact, even as I write these words, news reports tell of another mass shooting in our country. But true Christmas faith doesn’t leave room for despair. Rather than saying in dismay, “Look what the world has come to,” people who understand Christmas can say with delight, “But look what has come into the world.”  Because God has become incarnate in the fullness of human life grace and light fill our world. Even though darkness and sin may often surround us, but now light and grace abound ever so much more.  True Christmas people choose to live by that grace and light. If we learn to do so, Christmas is not just one day or even one season of the year.  As Blessed Mother Teresa is quoted as saying, "It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother or sister and offer your hand."  May we all embody that spirit of peace and joy. Because of Christmas, we have extraordinary reason for hope. In him who has come to us, we have the means for peace and lasting joy.  Blessings to all people of good will. Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa.  Congratulations to our winter graduates. Peace to all.  ----Fr. Chuck 

•Mass of Advent Marking St. Ambrose’s Feast
Celebrate a Mass honoring our patron saint on Sunday, December 6 at 10:30am in the Chapel.  Presider and homilist will be Most Rev. Martin Amos, Bishop of the Davenport Diocese and music will be led by a combined choir of SAU Chamber Singers and Music Ministry.  The McMullen Awards will also be presented to Msgr. John Hyland and Jim and Karen Collins.   A reception will follow in the Gathering Space.   All are welcome!

•Service on Saturday 
We have just a couple spots left for the Kids Against Hunger meal packaging on Dec. 5 to feed Syrian refugees in refugee camps in Greece.  It will be held at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf; we will be helping in the 2-3pm shift and carpooling from campus at 1:30pm.  You can sign up at ministry@sau.edu if you want to join our team!

•Ambrose of Milan Lecture
Fr. David Voprada, Ph.D. of Charles University in Prague, is presenting the annual Saint Ambrose of Milan lecture on Dec. 6th at 4:30 in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University entitled, "St. Ambrose and Growth in the Christian Life."  Fr. Voprada says of his theme that "The bishop of Milan encouraged his Church to go always further, never to stop in our journey of getting to know and love God.  Is there in his teaching something that would help even Christians of our time to proceed on their journey to God?”

•Mass Schedule During Winter Break
Daily Mass concludes for the semester with the candlelight Mass on December 15, and returns on Wednesday January 20 with 9:15pm Mass.  Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be celebrated on Saturday December 19 at 5:00pm.  There will be no Sunday Masses December 20 through January 10.  The 10:30am Mass returns on January 17th, and the regular 10:30am/6:30pm schedule resumes January 24th.   A Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 24th at 5:00 pm for Ambrosians who are in the area.

•Advent Communal Reconciliation
Join us on Monday, December 7 at 7:00pm in the Chapel for a Communal Reconciliation service.  A simple prayer service and examination of conscience is followed by a time for individual confession with any of the priests present.  Make it a part of your Advent practice this year!

•Immaculate Conception Holy Day on Tuesday
This Tuesday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation.  Masses will be offered in the Chapel at 12 noon and 4:30pm.  All are welcome.

•Blessing of Pencils Before Final Exams
Are you worried about your finals and feel like you need all the help you can get? Join us for Mass & More, Wednesday, December 9th at 9:15 pm.  During Mass we’ll do a special blessing of pencils and students in preparation for final exams.  Bring your own pencil or get a new one from campus ministry.   Enjoy a cookie and some hot chocolate too!  

•Project Renewal Giving Tree
Students from a themed house on campus focused on service to Project Renewal invite you to take an ornament from the Giving tree in the Gathering Space this weekend.   Each ornament has the name, age and interests of a child at Project Renewal.  We ask you to buy a new backpack for that child, wrap it, and return it by Wednesday, December 9th.  The service house guys will deliver them during finals week.  Thank you!

•Service Trip Applications are Now Available
Come on our Winter Break service trip January 12-16 to the Port Ministries in Chicago.  We’ll help in their free clinic and with the after-school program, serve meals from the bread truck, and witness their restorative justice program.  Applications are due Wednesday, December 9.  There are also trips over Spring Break to East St. Louis, Cleveland, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Kentucky.  Applications available in the gathering space and lower chapel.  Contact Kaitlin at ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Advent Reflections at the Stable
Take time out for a quiet evening of Advent reflections led by IlaMae Hanisch, ‘89 on Thursday, December 10 at 8:00pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Refreshments will be provided by Women & Faith.

•Student Candlelight Mass
Please join us for the Student Candlelight Mass on Tuesday, December 15 at 9:00pm.  In the Chapel, filled with light from candles held by students, we celebrate the joy and the hope Christ’s birth has brought to our world.  SAU students are invited to sing with Music Ministry for the mass.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more details.

•Congratulations Graduates!
Congratulations to all who will graduate from St. Ambrose December 19th.  May God grant blessings on all your endeavors and in the best of our SAU tradition, may you be a blessing for the world!

•Faculty/Staff Christmas Mass
SAU faculty and staff are invited to help lead music for the Mass preceding the Christmas party on Saturday, December 19.  Rehearsal is at 4pm, Mass is at 5.  Contact Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to help out.

•Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8.  The Diocese of Davenport will be celebrating this jubilee all year long, beginning on Sunday, December 13 at Sacred Heart Cathedral with the opening of the Holy Year Door at 9:00am, and a Communal Penance Liturgy at 3:00pm.  All are welcome at both, and be sure to follow along for events all throughout the Holy Year.

Friday, November 27, 2015

11.29.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 13

November 29, 2015 - First Sunday of Advent

+  Jeremiah 33:14-16  +  1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2  +  Luke 21:25-28, 34-36  +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30 pm ONLY







Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.29NO 10:30 am
6:30 pm         

For the SAU Community                   
Monday     11.30Noon+ Fr. Richard Bevenour, '53
Tuesday     12.14:30 pm+ Peter Bushma, '50
Wednesday     12.29:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday12.3       4:30pm+ Judith Dusenberry, '89          
Friday        12.4Noon+ Dean Dye

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Gathering Space Side Room); 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)

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.



Prepare the Way for Hope
This Sunday, as students return to campus from Thanksgiving break, we enter the season of Advent.  Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas, but more importantly it's a time to be attentive for the coming of God into our world. It can be a bit of a challenge to heed the Advent call us to  “stay awake” and “be prepared.” It is a busy time and the mere thought of all that is left to be done in the few remaining days of this semester can leave us exhausted. We can also become fatigued by reading the daily news and the horrible tragedies and acts of terror that have occurred in recent weeks. But Advent is above all else, a season of hope. Advent assures us that God will fulfill his promises. And we desperately need that assurance. There are many ways to make the most of Advent. Some of the opportunities are listed in this campus ministry bulletin. The fact is, each one of us have a role to play in creating the more just and peaceful world for which we long. Need a shot of energy?  Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of an elderly woman whom he described as the most dedicated participant in the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. Walking miles every day rather than ride on segregated buses, he quoted her as saying, “My feet are tired, but my soul is rested."  Advent can do that for us. Despite all the hectic activity of the next few weeks, try to find time for prayerful renewal. Be assured that we have no reason to give-in to fear. And take time for some action that brings hope to others. Preparing the way might make our bodies tired, but by doing what is right and just, our souls can rested and ready to welcome the Lord.  ---Fr. Chuck

•Join Us for 6:30pm Mass on Sunday
As you come back to campus from Thanksgiving break, join us for mass on Sunday, November 29 at 6:30pm in the Chapel.  There will be no 10:30am mass this Sunday.  The daily mass schedule resumes with 12 noon mass on Monday, November 30.

•Project Renewal Giving Tree
Students from a themed house on campus focused on service to Project Renewal invite you to take an ornament from the Giving tree in the Gathering Space the weekend of December 6th.   Each ornament has the name, age and interests of a child at Project Renewal.  We ask you to buy a new backpack for that child and return it by December 13th.  The service house guys will deliver them during finals week.  Thank you!

•Advent Season Events  
Advent begins Sunday, November 29th.  Advent is a season of preparation for Christmas and a reminder to be constantly vigilant “waiting in joyful hope” for the Lord’s coming.  Here are some ways you can celebrate Advent right here at SAU:
→Pick up a copy of A Season of Mercy by David M. Knight.  These Advent reflections will help us to begin the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.   The booklets are available in the Chapel gathering space, at the Rogalski Center Post Office, and in the Health Science Building.
→Participate in Daily Mass at Christ the King Chapel. Monday and Fridays at 12:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm, and Wednesday at 9:15pm.
→Enjoy a special Lessons and Carols service Friday, December 4 at 7:00pm in the Chapel.  The evening consists of scriptures for the season and music featuring the University Chorale and Chamber Singers.
→Celebrate the Feast of St. Ambrose with us on Sunday, December 6.  The Most Rev. Martin Amos, Bishop of Davenport, will be the presider and homilist for a special liturgy at 10:30am as we celebrate our patron saint.  This mass will feature music led by a combined choir of SAU Chamber Singers and Music Ministry, as well as the presentation of the McMullen Awards to Msgr. John Hyland, ‘64 and Karen and Jim Collins, ‘69. Reception to follow in the Gathering Space.
→Attend the Advent Communal Reconciliation, Monday, December 7 at 7:00pm in Christ the King Chapel.  A short prayer service is followed by the opportunity for individual confession to one of the priests present.
→Commemorate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tuesday, December 8,  by celebrating mass at 12 noon or 4:30pm on the holy day of obligation.
→Take time out for a quiet evening of Advent Reflections at the Stable led by IlaMae Hanisch, ‘89 at 8 pm Thursday, December 10th in the Gathering Space.   Refreshments will be provided by Women & Faith.
→Plan to take part in the Student Candlelight Mass preceding Midnight Breakfast on Tuesday Dec. 17 at 9:00pm.  In the chapel, filled with light from candles held by students, we celebrate the mystery, the joy, and the hope Christ’s birth has brought to our world.  All are welcome to each of these events.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass  
There are two remaining rehearsals for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass - Monday, November 30 at 7pm, and right before the mass Sunday, December 6 at 9am, both in the Chapel.  All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to take part in the music for this mass.  If you are interested email ministry@sau.edu to find out more.

•Brewed Awakening
Join us for the last Brewed Awakening discussion of the semester!  On Monday, November 30 at 8pm in the Gathering Space, SAU GREENLife will lead a discussion about local and global climate change, to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Bring your friends, enjoy free specialty coffee drinks, and stick around for a great discussion on an important topic.

•Service on Saturday 
Join us for the Kids Against Hunger meal packaging on Dec. 5 to package meals that will feed Syrian refugees in refugee camps in Greece.  It will be held at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf; we will be helping in the 2-3pm shift.  You can sign up at ministry@sau.edu. Reserve your spot today!

•Ambrose of Milan Lecture
Fr. David Voprada, Ph.D. of Charles University in Prague, is presenting the annual Saint Ambrose of Milan lecture on Dec. 6th at 4:30 in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University entitled, "St. Ambrose and Growth in the Christian Life."  Fr. Voprada says of his theme that "The bishop of Milan encouraged his Church to go always further, never to stop in our journey of getting to know and love God.  Is there in his teaching something that would help even Christians of our time to proceed on their journey to God?”

•Bless the Pencils
Are you worried about your finals and feel like you need all the help you can get? Bring a pencil to the chapel at 7:30 pm, Sunday December 13th and get it blessed before finals begin!  Grab a cookie and some hot chocolate too.    

•Service Trip Applications are Now Available
Applications for our Winter break service trip are due on December 9th - join us as we go to the Port Ministries in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago.  From January 12-16, we’ll be working with kids in the after-school program, helping in the free clinic, serving meals from the bread truck, and witnessing peace-making circles with a restorative justice program.  Can’t go in January?  Take part in one of the Campus Ministry service trips to East St. Louis, Cleveland, Northern Mississippi, or Eastern Kentucky over Spring break.   Applications are available now in the gathering space and lower chapel.  Any questions?  Contact Kaitlin in Campus Ministry at ministry@sau.edu.

•Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8.  The Diocese of Davenport will be celebrating this jubilee all year long, beginning on Sunday, December 13 at Sacred Heart Cathedral with the opening of the Holy Year Door at 9:00am, and a Communal Penance Liturgy at 3:00pm.  All are welcome at both, and be sure to follow along for events all throughout the Holy Year.