Tuesday, December 2, 2014

11.30.14 & 12.07.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 14

November 30, 2014 - First Sunday of Advent

+ Isaiah 63: 16b-17, 19b; 64: 2-7 + 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9 + Mark 13: 33-37 +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30pm only

December 7, 2014 - Second Sunday of Advent
+ Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11 + 2 Peter 3: 8-14 + Mark 1: 1-8 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm


Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.306:30pmFor the SAU Community
Monday     12.1    Noon        +Corinne Schwickerath           
Tuesday     12.2   4:30pm+Ann Freeburg           
Wednesday     12.39:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday12.4    4:30pm+W. O'Maoldomhnaigh              
Friday        12.5        Noon+MaryJo Heming        
Sunday     12.7    10:30am
6:30pm        
Ambrose Feast Celebration
For the SAU Community           
Monday     12.8    Noon      
4:30pm
+Matt Hoffmiller, '99
+George Leahy, '50           
Tuesday     12.9    9:00pm        Student Candlelight Mass           
Saturday     12.13    5:00pm        +Rev. William Dawson           

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Late Night Adoration 9pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: 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



Advent-Christmas: Learning to Welcome the Light
Thanksgiving leftovers are barely consumed and the last week of classes for the fall semester at SAU is upon us. As students, faculty, and staff return to campus on Monday, Advent will have begun.  Advent, a season of peaceful preparation for the “Coming of our God,” is not easy to celebrate amid the flurry of end of the semester activities. But don’t let that keep you from trying. Celebrating Advent well not only help us understand the true meaning of Christmas, it also helps us recognize the comings of Christ that we too easily take for granted each day. And celebrating Advent well can help us learn to be bearers of light to others. A story in Sojourners Magazine recently told of an 11 year old boy who had lost all his hair due to chemotherapy treatments for cancer. Concerned about how his classmates would react to him once he returned to school, his parents tried wigs, bandanas, and finally settled on a baseball cap to hide the boy’s baldness. Mustering up the courage to walk back into his classroom, the boy was overjoyed to see that every student in his class had shaved their own heads in solidarity with him. Christmas is our annual reminder that God became one of us, as vulnerable as a human being can be—an infant, completely dependent upon others and susceptible to all the pains and fears that at times confront each of us. Divine light now shines among us. If in Advent we learn to recognize that as followers of the Light, we are called to be light for others, and if we stand in solidarity with those in need, we will find ourselves ready for Christ’s coming. Whatever darkness may cover our world, whatever gloom may hang in our own lives, it isn't strong enough to suffocate the light. The smallest candle will light up a room. The smallest gesture of kindness, act of compassion, or work of mercy will light up the globe. As we will hear at Christmas from the Gospel of John, "The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."  Advent prayers; Congratulations to our winter graduates; and Christmas blessing of peace to all. ---Fr. Chuck

•Advent Season  Sunday, November 30 is the first day of Advent.  Advent not only is a season of preparation for Christmas, it acknowledges our need to be constantly vigilant for the Lord’s return, “waiting in joyful hope.”  Here are ways you can make it a joyful season of hope:

→Pick up a copy of the Daily Meditation Booklets by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP.  They are available in the chapel gathering space and in the window space by the Rogalski Center Post Office.
→Take advantage of opportunities for Daily Mass in Christ the King Chapel. Monday and Fridays at 12:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm, and Wednesday at 9:15pm.
→Spend some time in prayer to begin Advent with Late Night Adoration on Monday, December 1 at 9:00pm.  A wonderful way to begin this holy season before the Blessed Sacrament.
→Take part in the Advent Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Wednesday December 3 at 8:30pm in Christ the King Chapel.  A short service of prayer is followed by the opportunity for individual confession to one of the priests who are present.
→Enjoy an evening of Lessons and Carols Saturday, December 6 at 7:00pm in the Chapel featuring scriptures for the season with music by the University Chorale and Chamber Singers.
→Participate in the Student Candlelight Mass preceding Midnight Breakfast on Tuesday Dec. 9 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.

•Mass Schedule During Winter Break  Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent will be celebrated on Saturday December 13 at 5:00pm.  There will be no Sunday masses from December 14 through January 4.  10:30am mass will resume on January 11, while the regular 10:30am/6:30pm schedule will return on January 25.  Daily mass concludes for the semester with the candlelight mass on December 9, and resumes on Wednesday January 14 with 9:15pm Mass.  A Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday December 24 at 5:00 pm for Ambrosians who are in the area.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass  There are two remaining rehearsals for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass - Monday, December 1 at 6pm, and right before the mass Sunday, December 7 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 you are still welcome to join in.  Email ministry@sau.edu to find out more.

•Feast of St. Ambrose Mass  Celebrate a mass honoring our patron saint, Sunday, December 7 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 John and Helen Morrissey and Joe and Joyce O'Rourke and a reception will follow in the Gathering Space.   All are welcome!

•Service House “Giving Tree” Project  The SAU themed house “Make a Difference” is collecting pajamas for the children of Project Renewal.  If you took an ornament off the tree, please tape it to the unwrapped gift and place it under the tree in the Gathering Space by Sunday, December 7.   Thank you for your generosity!

•Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Masses will be offered on Monday, December 8 at 12 noon and 4:30pm for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a holyday of obligation.  All are welcome.

•Sing for the Candlelight Mass!  All SAU students are invited to join with Music Ministry in singing carols for the Candlelight mass on Tuesday, December 9.  Come join in a joyful celebration of Christmas as a University community.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more details!

•Congratulations Graduates!    Congratulations to all who complete their studies at St. Ambrose and receive degrees at the graduation ceremony on December 13.  May God grant blessings to all your endeavors and plans 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 13.  Rehearsal is at 4pm, mass is at 5.  Contact Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to help out!

•Thanks to all who Served on Saturdays!  Service was completed at the Kahl Home, the NAMI Walk, Cafe on Vine, Humility of Mary Housing, VanderVeer Park, Gilda's Club & Winnie's Wishes!   We are appreciative of the time you have given to make a difference in the community.  Join us for Service on Saturdays again next semester, beginning Saturday January 24th!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11.16.14 & 11.23.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 13

November 16, 2014 - Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31 + 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6 + Matthew 25: 14-30 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

November 23, 2014 - Christ the King
+ Ezekiel 34: 11-12, 15-17 + 1 Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28 + Matthew 25: 31-46 +
Due to Thanksgiving Break, no Masses will be celebrated November 23-29


Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.1610:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community
Monday     11.17    Noon        +Chelsey Bildstein, '13           
Tuesday     11.18   4:30pm+ Fr. John Kloepfer, '49           
Wednesday     11.199:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday11.20    4:30pm+James McCabe, Sr., '49              
Friday        11.21        Noon+ Fr. John Whalen, '65        

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Gottlieb Conference Room); 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



An Attitude of Gratitude
We begin Thanksgiving Break as the upcoming week comes to a close. But Thanksgiving is more than just a one day holiday or a week’s break. Thanksgiving is a way of life. It means living with an attitude that helps us to recognize blessings that we would otherwise take for granted. An appreciation of blessings keeps us from being envious, bitter, and critical of life. It is no wonder then that grateful people are also happy people. It has been said that a bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.  How do you develop an attitude of gratitude? The following poem offers wise advice:  
     Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses. 
     Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.
     Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears.
     Count your kind deeds instead of your mean; Count your full years instead of your lean.
     Count your health instead of your wealth; Count on God instead of yourself. 
Blessings for a happy Thanksgiving and safety in travels.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Thanksgiving Break Schedule  Due to Thanksgiving break, there will be no Sunday or daily masses offered from Sunday, November 23 through Saturday, November 29.  Regular mass schedule will resume with 6:30pm mass on Sunday, November 30. From all of us in Campus Ministry, have a safe and blessed thanksgiving!

•Service House “Giving Tree” Project    Be sure to pick up an ornament from the Giving Tree in the Gathering Space for a Christmas gift for QC children at Project Renewal.  Sponsored by the themed house “Make a Difference,” this benefits the children at Project Renewal.  Simply pick up an ornament and bring the unwrapped items (children’s pajamas) back to the Chapel by Dec 7th.  Your generosity is deeply appreciated!

• Thanksgiving Break Service Trip   Spend 4 days of your Thanksgiving break making a difference in Kansas City!  This service trip will take place at Holy Family Catholic Worker House from November 22-25, serving meals and visiting with guests at the soup kitchen.  Space is limited - email ministry@sau.edu today if you are interested in going.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass  There will be a music rehearsal at 6pm this Monday, November 17, for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass.  All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to help lead music for the mass on Sunday, Dec 7 at 10:30am.  If you are interested, please email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom  See this inspiring movie about the life of Nelson Mandela on Monday, November 17 at 7pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  Special Guest: Potiphar Nkhoma, the Affirmative Action Officer for the City of Davenport.  Admission is free, and all are welcome!

•Advent Season Events  Sunday, November 30 is the first day of Advent.  Advent not only is a season of preparation for Christmas, it acknowledges our need to be constantly vigilant for the Lord’s return, “waiting in joyful hope.”  Here are ways you can make it a joyful season of hope:

→Pick up a copy of the Daily Meditation Booklets by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP.  They will soon be available in the chapel gathering space and in the window space by the Rogalski Center Post Office.

→Take advantage of opportunities for Daily Mass in Christ the King Chapel. Monday and Fridays at 12:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm, and Wednesday at 9:15pm.

→Spend some time in prayer to begin Advent with Late Night Adoration on Monday, December 1 at 9:00pm.  A wonderful time to reflect and begin this season, join us for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

→Take part in the Advent Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Wednesday December 3 at 8:30pm in Christ the King Chapel.  A short service of prayer is followed by the opportunity for individual confession to one of the priests who are present.

→A special Lessons and Carols service will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00pm in the Chapel.  Come join in a time of reflection on scriptures for the season, with music featuring the University Chorale and Chamber Singers.

→Celebrate the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass with us on Sunday, December 7 at 10:30am in the Chapel.  Presider and homilist will be Most Rev. Martin Amos, and music led by a combined choir of SAU Chamber Singers and Music Ministry.  The McMullen Awards will also be presented.   Come celebrate our patron saint!

→Plan to take part in the Student Candlelight Mass preceding Midnight Breakfast on Tuesday Dec. 9 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.

• Hunger Week wrap-up  Thanks to all who participated in the activities during our 17th annual Hunger Week.  Food from the canned food drive was donated to the Central Community Circle Food Pantry and will go a long way to stock their shelves.  Thank you to those who supported the Clothes Out Hunger sale and the Graduate Student Government Association for their matching funds; with the funds, the Ambrosians for Peace & Justice packed 3000 meals with Kids Against Hunger.  These meals will be sent to Liberia to sustain undernourished children.  Thanks to Greenlife for holding a successful bake sale for Oxfam.  The week ended with the Hungry Games on Saturday night - congratulations to Max Moline and Chris Bennett, Hungry Games winners from McCarthy Hall.  Thanks to all for their support of Hunger Week!

•Poverty Issues film series  Progressive Action for the Common Good is hosting a film series on poverty.  Join this community action group Saturday 11/15 at 9:30am, featuring the films “We're Not Broke” and “Inequality for All” in McCarthy 013.  There will be discussion sessions after each film.  Free and open to the public.

•Chicago Vocation Event  Fr. Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary, together with Cardinal George and Archbishop Cupich, are hosting an event called, “Who Will Fill Their Shoes?” on Friday Nov. 29 from 10 am to 2 pm. Men from the Archdiocese of Chicago between the ages of 16 - 35 may register by going online to www.ChicagoPriest.com.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11.09.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 12

November 9, 2014 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

+ Ezekiel 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12  + 1 Corinthians 3: 9-11, 16-17 + John 2: 13-22 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm






Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.910:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community
Monday     11.10    Noon        +James "Bud" Barry, '69           
Tuesday     11.11   4:30pmDeceased Veterans           
Wednesday     11.129:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday11.13    4:30pm+William Ulin, '78              
Friday        11.14        Noon+Kelly Bender, '03        

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space); Late Night Adoration 9pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Gottlieb Conference Room); 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



SIZING UP THE COMPETITION
Our athletic teams have faced some tough competition this fall season. But as in life itself, facing tough competition and everyday challenges shouldn’t cause us to give up. Quite the opposite, healthy competition forces us to do our best. It keeps us from settling for mediocrity. For our athletes, as rewarding as it is to have numbers in the win column, that's not the only measure of success and not even the most important measure. The development of student athletes as leaders and individuals of good character in season and out of season is what is most important.  Dedication to a sport, to a fine art or to any other extracurricular activity for that matter, demands enormous amount of time. Learning to balance and prioritize our pursuits, are life-long lessons but that is especially true in college where academic work must comes first. Student athletes who learn to work effectively as a team and to support each member of the team become the kind of alumni who are contributing citizens. They, like the diocesan university where they were educated, are "in and of" the community. We can be proud that our SAU athletes know these things and do not shy away from tough competition. A case in point, this Sunday, our Fighting Queen Bees take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in women’s basketball at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Now that’s a challenge. But in the words of Mark Twain, “It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” We can size up Ambrosians by their character, teamwork, and determination to become the best they can BEE!  That is a winning outcome we can all admire. Go BEES!           ---Fr. Chuck

•Service on Saturday
The final Service on Saturday opportunities of the semester are upon us.  Sign up quickly if you are interested in playing Bingo with seniors at the Kahl Home on Saturday, November 8th at 1pm; just a couple spots remain.  On Saturday, November 15th at 9am, we’ll need 5 sets of muscles to help clear out a garage for a QC neighbor (ending with pizza!)   Email ministry@sau.edu if you are able to join us!

•The Hungry Games are back!  
Our full week of events for Hunger Week is ending with the Hungry Games on Saturday night from 9-11pm in the Beehive.  Students, donating your canned food items let you nominate a tribute to compete in the Minute-to-Win-it games, and the winners will get to see Mockingjay in theater!  May the odds be ever in your favor!

•Month of All Souls     
In the Catholic Tradition the month of November is a time to pray for our deceased loved ones.  If you haven’t had a chance to place a card with the names of your deceased loved ones on them, you can still do so.  Cards are available in the Gathering Space.  Simply fill one out place it with the others in front of the altar.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass  
Rehearsals begin this Monday, November 10, at 7:00pm in the Chapel.  All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join with Music Ministry and help lead music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass on Sunday, Dec 7 at 10:30am.  If you are interested, please contact Chris Clow or email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•Brewed Awakening--A YEAR OF SERVICE After college
Have you ever considered a year of service after college?  Come hear May 2014 alums Luke Greene and Liz Glasow share their experiences in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on Monday, Nov. 10.  Luke and Liz who are both currently doing a year of service.  All are welcome to these informal, coffee-house style discussions.

•Late Night Adoration - Monday, Nov 10 
Join us this Monday night at 9pm for a holy hour of scripture, song, and quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  Stay for the whole hour, or come for what you can.  A perfect way to end a busy day.

•Service Trip Preview!   
Interested in making a difference over one of your academic breaks this year?  Come to our Service Trip Preview night on Tuesday Nov. 11th at 7pm in the RC Ballroom to hear about where we’ll be headed on our 6 (!) service trips this year!  The first trip leaves on Nov. 22 for 4 days early on Thanksgiving break to Kansas City, to serve meals and visit with guests at a soup kitchen.  Make sure to come to the Service Trip Preview - and put your name in a raffle to win $25 off your trip!

•Geiger Chair of History Lecture
Lynn Botelho, PhD, a leading scholar and author on the subject of aging in pre-industrial England, will be this year’s speaker for the Geiger Chair of History Lecture. Botelho will present “The Gender Neutrality of Old Age: Ageing, Medicine, and Money in Early Modern Europe,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The lecture, part of the Exploring Gender project, is free and open to the public with a reception following. Contact: Larry Skillin, ext. 6034. Read more at Geiger Lecture.

•Poverty Issues film series
Progressive Action for the Common Good will be hosting a 2-part film series on Poverty Issues.  Part 1 of Film Series is this Saturday 11/8 at 9:30am, featuring “Poor Kids,” and “A Place at the Table.”  Part 2 of the series is Saturday 11/15 at 9:30am, featuring the films “We're Not Broke” and “Inequality for All”.  There will be discussion sessions after each film.  Both are held at SAU in McCarthy 013 and are free and open to the public.

•Chicago Vocation Event
Fr. Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary, together with Cardinal George and Archbishop Cupich, are hosting aevent called, “Who Will Fill Their Shoes?” on Friday Nov. 29 from 10 am to 2 pm. Men from the Archdiocese of Chicago between the ages of 16 - 35 may register by going on-line to www.ChicagoPriest.com.

•Welcome Busy Student Retreat Guides
We are pleased to welcome Sr. Lou Anglin, BVM,  Sr. Rita Cameron, PBVM, Sr. Helen Carey, OSB, and Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD to campus as spiritual guides for this semester’s Busy Student Retreat.  They are joined by John Cooper and Fr. Conn O’Maoldomhnaigh in helping some 44 students reflect on scripture and the movement of God in their lives. Please keep these directors and students your prayers this week.

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters
Women interested in checking out religious life from 4 different religious communities are invited to an overnight retreat at Mt. Carmel  in Dubuque, November 14th-15th.  For more information contact Sister Kathy Carr at kcarr@bvmcong.org or 563.588.2351, ext. 5133.

•Interested in Becoming Catholic or being Confirmed?
There is still time.  Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry ministry@sau.edu for more information.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

11.02.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 11

November 2, 2014 - All Souls

+ Wisdom 3: 1-9 + Romans 6: 3-9 + Matthew 5: 1-10 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm






Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.210:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community
Monday     11.3    Noon        +Garvin Mayhew, '69           
Tuesday     11.4    4:30pm+Thomas Bianco, '60           
Wednesday     11.59:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday11.6    4:30pm+Thomas Maushard, '57              
Friday        11.7        Noon+Dr. William Stier, '65        

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 (Gottlieb Conference Room); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)
Thursday: Interfaith 7pm (Lower 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



Looking Out For our Neighbors
          Recently someone shared a cartoon with me that first appeared in The New Yorker magazine. The cartoon portrayed Satan and his smirking assistants welcoming a group of condemned to the dark, burning landscape of hell. Satan explains to the sad collection of new arrivals:  "You'll find there's no right or wrong here. Just what works for you." The cartoon is an interesting take on hell.  Frankly, the exact attitude that makes our lives “hell” is one in which individuals live in such a way as to claim that each one’s personal needs and wants are more important than anyone else’s. What’s right and what’s wrong is based merely on my how it affects me with no regard for the other. In such a world, love is impossible, healing forgiveness can never happen, and poverty and injustice prevail.  But this week at St. Ambrose we see something very different.  On Sunday afternoon several hundred Ambrosians will scour the neighborhood to rake leaves, clean gutters, and perform various other acts of service as part of the annual Bee the Difference Day.  Each day of this week, as part of the Ambrosians for Peace and Justice sponsored Hunger Week, initiatives are taking place to assist those who are unable to afford or who lack access to food.  And the Staff Assembly, “Keep Our Neighbors Warm” project continues to collect warm clothing for those who need it. The Ambrosian spirit of letting go of self-centeredness and looking out for our neighbors is the attitude that really does “work for us.” It also might just make life a little more heavenly for others too.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Daylight Savings Time Ends--FALL BACK     REMEMBER that Daylight Savings Time comes to an end on Sunday, Nov 2 at 2am.  Be sure to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night!

•Month of All Souls     In the Catholic Tradition the month of November is a time to pray for our deceased loved ones.  This Sunday, November 2nd is the Feast of All Souls Day.  Cards will be available in the Gathering Space for Ambrosians to record the names of their deceased loved ones.  During Mass we’ll collect the cards and place them in front of the altar where they will remain  throughout the entire month.   During the month of November, we will continue to pray for the deceased, trusting them to God’s loving mercy.  In the words of St. Ambrose of Milan, our patron, “We have loved them in this life. Let us not abandon them until we have conducted them by our prayers into the house of the Lord.”

•Bee the Difference Day is here!     Thanks to all who are volunteering to Bee the Difference this weekend.  Please arrive to the Rogalski Ballroom by 12:45 pm on Sunday to get your t-shirt and learn your assignment.


•17th annual HUNGER WEEK activities!     Ambrosians for Peace & Justice are happy to announce the many Hunger Week events happening this week, Nov 3-8th.
All Week: Canned Food Drive in Residence Halls. Post a picture of your canned food to any social media site with #mealforameal to help fight hunger in Australia.
Monday: Brewed Awakening focused on hunger. 8 PM in the Chapel Gathering Space
Tuesday: Greenlife Oxfam Bake sale. 10AM-4PM in the Beehive
Wednesday: APJ packing meals with Kids Against Hunger, 8pm
Thursday: Water for the World Act Letter Signing in Cosgrove
Saturday: "A Place At The Table" documentary. 11 AM in McCarthy 013
The Hungry Games!  9-11PM in the Beehive!

•Busy Student Retreat November 9-13     Interested in attending a retreat while still being able to go to classes, work, and spend time with friends?  The Busy Student Retreat is for you!  The retreat will be held from Nov. 9-13th and it takes place right here on-campus in the midst of your regular schedule.  You commit to 30 minutes of prayer time and schedule a time to meet daily  with a spiritual guide one-on-one for 30 minutes.  Registration forms are available in the Gathering Space and due to Campus Ministry by this WEDNESDAY (NOV. 5th).

•Vocations Awareness Week     National Vocation Awareness Week is celebrated this week, Nov. 2-8, 2014.  Please pray for dedicated priests, deacons, men and women religious and lay ministers.  May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.

•Brewed Awakening     In collaboration with Hunger Week, all are invited to the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on Nov. 3rd to hear about the Faces of Hunger from Kaitlin Depuydt as she shares about her experience living in a Catholic Worker home that served 10 meals each week to those in need.   Join us the following Monday, Nov. 10th at 8pm to welcome back alumni Luke Greene and Liz Glasgow.  Luke and Liz graduated in May and are currently both doing a year of service!  Come hear about their experiences at this final Brewed Awakening of the semester.   All are welcome to these coffee-house style discussions!

•Service on Saturday     The next Service on Saturday opportunity will be on Saturday, Nov. 8th at 1pm. Join us at the Kahl Home, visiting with the seniors and helping with Bingo!  Email ministry@sau.edu.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass     Calling all musical Ambrosians!  All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join with Music Ministry and help lead music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass on Sunday, Dec 7 at 10:30am.  Come help us celebrate our patron saint with a beautiful liturgy.  Contact Chris Clow, or email ministry@sau.edu, to learn more and to help out.  Special rehearsals for this mass will begin on Monday, November 10 at 7:00pm in the Chapel.

•Late Night Adoration - Monday, Nov 10     Come take part in a time of scripture, song, and quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  A perfect way to end the day!  Join us Monday, Nov 10 at 9pm in the Chapel. Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Service Trip Preview!      Interested in making a difference over one of your academic breaks this year?  Come to our Service Trip Preview night on Tuesday 11/11 at 7pm in the RC Ballroom to hear about where we’ll be headed on our 6 (!) service trips this year!

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters     Women interested in checking out religious life from 4 different religious communities are invited to an overnight retreat at Mt. Carmel  in Dubuque, November 14th-15th.  For more information contact Sister Kathy Carr at kcarr@bvmcong.org or 563.588.2351, ext. 5133.

•Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation     Anyone interested in preparing for Confirmation or becoming Catholic or learning more about Catholic teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry ministry@sau.edu for more information.

Friday, October 24, 2014

10.26.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 9

October 26, 2014 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ Exodus 22: 20-26 + 1 Thessalonians 1: 5-10 + Matthew 22: 34-40 +
Masses this Sunday at 9:00am, 10:30am and 6:30pm






Mass Intentions:
Sunday10.269:00am
10:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community
Monday     10.27    Noon        +Theodore Miller, Jr, '86           
Tuesday     10.28    4:30pm+David Martin, '92           
Wednesday     10.299:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.30    4:30pm+Janis Vela, '89              
Friday        10.31        Noon+Msgr. Richard Fitzimmons        

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Gottlieb Conference Room); 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



ORDINARY FAMILIES AND AN EXTRAORDINARY SYNOD
It is Family Weekend at St. Ambrose and it is a special joy to welcome family members of our students to campus. Because their families, and particularly their parents, have contributed so much to the people students have become, it is important to honor their sacrifices and to express gratitude. But no family is perfect. Pope Francis and the 200 leaders of the Catholic church who met at Vatican City for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family which concluded last Sunday discussed ways to support families. They also promoted the Church to be an ever more inclusive family, healing the wounds of those who in the past have felt unwelcome because of divorce and remarriage outside the church or because of their sexual orientation. Some have expressed disappointment that the synod did not go far enough. However, editors at America magazine, a Jesuit publication, were quick to point out that the synod’s final report stated that “no doors have been closed” and all the main questions are still on the table.  Further, it said that an absolute majority of the synod participants are with Pope Francis, in favor of a Church that like the Good Samaritan reaches out to care for all her “wounded children.” May our celebration of Family Weekend at St. Ambrose inspire us to a genuine care that reaches out to all God's children, to all our brothers and sisters in the human family. 
--Fr. Chuck

•TWO Family Weekend Masses THIS Sunday- October 26
Because of the increased attendance at Family Weekend masses THIS WEEKEND, October 26, please be reminded that mass will be celebrated at 9:00am, in addition to the usual 10:30am and 6:30pm times.  Please join us in Christ the King Chapel!
 
•Family Weekend Activities
Enjoy such activities as concerts, an "America's Got Talent" juggler, tailgating and football, a family carnival, Sunday mass—and more!  For the entire schedule please click here.

Quote on the family:  “We may not always have it all together, but together we have it all.” (seen on pinterest.com)

•Service on Saturday
Saturday October 25th, join us in serving Winnie’s Wishes, a resale shop through Churches United of the QC that supports Winnie’s Place, a shelter for women in need.  Time commitment is 9:45am-1pm. Email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in this opportunity.  Upcoming Service on Saturdays will be on November 8th & 15th.  

•Feast of All Saints/All Souls
In the Catholic Tradition the month of November is a time to pray for our deceased loved ones.  Next Sunday, November 2nd is the Feast of All Souls Day.  Cards will be available in the Gathering Space for Ambrosians to record the names of their deceased loved ones and presented during Mass.  The cards will stay near the altar and the people remembered in prayer throughout the entire month.

•Brewed Awakening
All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a multicultural discussion about “The Significance of Celebrating the Dead” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on Oct. 27. With Halloween, Day of the Dead, and All Souls Day around the corner, Tony Raya will discuss how different cultures honor the deceased and why they’re still considered a part of the community. Have an idea for a discussion? Email ministry@sau.edu and let us know!

•Eboo Patel, Interfaith speaker
Monmouth College is hosting Eboo Patel on Tuesday, October 28th on Sacred Ground: Why Religion Matters in the 21st Century.  Patel asks - “In an era of global religious conflict, the United States is the most religiously diverse nation in human history and the most religiously devout nation in the West.  Will faith be a barrier of division or a bridge of cooperation?”  Email ministry@sau.edu ASAP if you would like to carpool to this free event; we would leave at 5:30 and return around 10pm.

•Bee the Difference Day
Bee the Difference in the surrounding neighborhood the afternoon of Sunday November 2nd.  Teams of 6 (or individuals) can sign up with name, email, and t-shirt sizes by October 29th to BeetheDifferenceDay@sau.edu

•Hunger Week 2014!
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice asks you to be on the lookout for events and activities related to hunger awareness during the week of November 3-8!

•Busy Student Retreat
Are you interested in attending a retreat while still being able to go to classes, work, and spend time with friends?  The Busy Student Retreat is for you!  The retreat will be held from November 9-13th and it takes place right here on-campus in the midst of your regular schedule.  Every day you will meet with a spiritual director one-on-one for 30 minutes and commit to 30 minutes of prayer time.  Registration forms are available in the Gathering Space.  

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters
Women interested in checking out religious life are invited to an overnight retreat at Mt. Carmel  in Dubuque, November 14th-15th.  It’s an opportunity to get to know women from four different religious communities.  For more information contact Sister Kathy Carr at kcarr@bvmcong.org or 563.588.2351, ext. 5133.

•Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation
Anyone interested in preparing for Confirmation or becoming Catholic or learning more about Catholic teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Vocations Awareness Week
“National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country November 2-8, 2014.  Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women.  May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation."