Thursday, April 27, 2017

04.30.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 27

April 30, 2017 - Third Sunday of Easter

+ Acts 2:14, 22-33  +  1 Peter 1:17-21  +  Luke 24:13-35 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday04.3010:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     05.01Noon+ John "Jack" Genster, '48
Tuesday     05.024:30 pm+ Mary Bracken, '88
Wednesday     05.039:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday05.04            4:30 pm+ David Thompson          
Friday        05.05Noon+ Peter Motroni, '69

This Week's Activities Include:

Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Commencement Mass Music Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)



Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

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

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


Do You Have the Time?
        As we reach the last week of classes for the semester, it can feel as if we are crowding a lot of activities into just a few days. We can wonder if we will have time for all that still must be done. I like the story about a man who had been driving all night and by morning was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city he came to, and park somewhere where it was quiet so he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be on one of the city's major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back for a snooze when there came a knock on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place. "Yes?" he said. "Excuse me, sir," the jogger, said, "do you have the time?" The man looked at the car clock and answered, “8:15.” The jogger said thanks and left. The man settled back again, and was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window and another jogger. "Excuse me, sir, do you have the time?" asked the jogger. "8:25!" the man replied. The jogger said thanks and left. Now the man could see other joggers passing by and he knew it was only a matter of time before another one disturbed him. To avoid that, he got out a pen and paper and put a sign on his window saying, "I do not know the time!" Once again he settled back to sleep. He was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window. "Sir, sir?" said a jogger, seeking to be helpful.' "it’s 8:45!"
        In these busy days, although we might feel we don’t have the time, make sure you keep good balance between work and rest. Take care of yourself and don’t neglect what’s important: your faith, your family, and your friends. For what is essential, make sure you always have the time.   ---Fr. Chuck 


•Turn In Your Rice Bowls
Rice Bowl funds will be counted and sent into Catholic Relief Services this week. 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.

 •End of Year Chapel Schedule
This week (April 30 - May 6) is the last week of regular masses in the Chapel for the academic year.  Sunday, May 7 is the last regular Sunday of the year with masses at 10:30am and 6:30pm.  On Monday, May 8, mass will be at 12 noon, and on Tuesday, May 9, daily mass will be at 9:00pm.  After Tuesday, there will be no more daily masses in the Chapel until the fall semester.  There will be a Sunday 10:30 am mass only on Sunday the 14th.

•SAU Community Service Hours - Due MONDAY, MAY 1
We are asking the entire SAU campus community to help us tabulate all of the hours of service that have been given during the 2016-2017 academic year by our students, faculty, and staff.  Last year, the SAU campus completed an amazing 159,639 hours of service!  In order to apply for national recognition and show the date for our commitment to service, we need an accurate count of what student groups, classes, and individuals are doing.  Go to https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/ by Monday, May 1 and log hours of service from your class, with a student club, or individual service you did on your own.  Email Kaitlin Depuydt at ministry@sau.edu with any questions.  Thank you SAU!

•Last Wednesday Night Mass and More
Join us this Wednesday, May 3 at 9:15pm for the final Mass & More of the 2016-2017 year!  We will honor the three seniors who are receiving this year’s Faith Learning Justice awards for their outstanding commitment to Campus Ministry and the values of St. Ambrose University.  Plus, there will be a great surprise More waiting for you in the Chapel Gathering Space after mass.  Bring your friends, bring your team, or bring your floor to this last Mass & More!

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 13 at 9am in the Chapel.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin this Thursday, May 4 at 6pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•Tuesday, May 9 - Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm 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 9 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel). A blessing will be offered for all who will be graduating. We will conclude in plenty of time for getting in line for Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria which begins at 10pm.

•Commencement Mass May 13
Graduates and their families are invited to begin Commencement Day by celebrating Mass at Christ the King Chapel at 9 am on Saturday, May 13. The Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy and Fr. Chuck Adam will deliver the homily The Mass will conclude in time for families to enjoy the Brunch in Rogalski Center.  People of all faiths are welcome at this service of thanksgiving and blessing.  Learn more about everything happening for Spring Commencement on the SAU webpage.

•May Day Quote 
"The world's favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May." -  Edwin Way Teale

Thursday, April 20, 2017

04.23.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 26

April 23, 2017 - Second Sunday of Easter

+ Acts 2:42-47  +  1 Peter 1:3-9  +  John 20:19-31 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday04.2310:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.24Noon+ Paul Forbes, '79
Tuesday     04.254:30 pm+ Louis Oldani, '54
Wednesday     04.269:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday04.27            4:30 pm+ Stephen Zoll, '61          
Friday        04.28Noon+ Mary Hallinan, '63

This Week's Activities Include:

Sunday: Peer Campus Ministers 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Madsen Hall in Galvin); Chamber Singers Concert 7 pm (Chapel)



Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

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

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


Smelling Like the Sheep
In a Holy Thursday homily a few years ago, Pope Francis cautioned bishops and priests not to hide behind their ceremonial rituals and funeral-like faces, but to follow the model of Jesus as shepherd who was willing to live among his sheep and to offer his life in service for them. In his often quoted metaphor, he said that a shepherd should smell like the sheep he serves.This week we received news that a priest of our neighboring Archdiocese of Dubuque will become the new bishop of the Diocese of Davenport. Bishop-elect Thomas Zinkula will also be the Chair of the St. Ambrose University Board of Trustees. Coming from a large Catholic farm family in Iowa, a football player in Mt. Vernon High School and at Cornell College, four year member of his High School choir, and graduate of the same seminary I went to, I have a feeling our new bishop will quickly be one with us. But shepherding is also a responsibility all of us have toward one another. In these days of end-of-the-year celebrations, it might be an especially a good time to ask St. Ambrose students to look out for each other. Make sure we challenge each other to be safe, even as we celebrate. And our care will not only imitate the care God has for each one of us, we'll find ourselves supported by a flock that lives the values that matter most.   ---Fr. Chuck 


•Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
This weekend we celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the 10:30 am Mass.  Kaitlin Frank and Jon Ketz will be baptized and confirmed.  We will also welcome Amelia Fischer and Emilie Minteer into full communion of the Catholic Church with a profession of faith and the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion.   Lina Cruz, Norma Palomino, Shannan Retter, and Ally Ruffner will also be confirmed on Sunday.   The candidates met together throughout the past year to explore the Sunday Scriptures and experience the Catholic way of life.  We congratulate them and welcome them with great joy!  If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or preparing for the sacraments, please email ministry@sau.edu.

•Service on Saturday 
Help is needed for our Service on Saturday project this weekend!  Saturday April 22nd is at Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest, a run with 10 challenge obstacles.  Several clubs and teams from SAU will be hosting the obstacles, but our volunteers will be timing the runners as they compete.  We will leave from campus at 8:15 and return by 11:15am on April 22nd.  Please let us know if you can help out for this fun day by emailing us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Senior Bee-Leaving Retreat - Friday, April 28
Graduating seniors are invited to an evening retreat from 5pm to Midnight, Friday, April 28th.  Transportation will be provided to and from the Duck Creek Lodge.  The evening provides an opportunity for seniors to give thanks for the experiences they’ve shared as Ambrosians, to celebrate their growth, and pray for their future.  The retreat costs $10 and includes the evening meal.  Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/sauSR17

•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!

•SAU Community Service Hours
We are asking the entire SAU campus community to help us tabulate all of the hours of service that have been given during the 2016-2017 academic year by our students, faculty, and staff.  Last year, the SAU campus completed an amazing 159,639 hours of service!  In order to apply for national recognition and show the date for our commitment to service, we need an accurate count of what student groups, classes, and individuals are doing.  Go to https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/ by Monday, May 1 and log hours of service from your class, with a student club, or individual service you did on your own.  Email Kaitlin Depuydt at ministry@sau.edu with any questions.  Thank you SAU!

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 13 at 9am in the Chapel.  Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin Thursday, May 4 at 6pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•2017-2018 Peer Campus Ministers
Congratulations to these students who have been selected to serve as Peer Campus Ministers next school year:
Claire McCarthy and Terrence Shubert (Cosgrove), Kristina Koos (Bechtel), Morgan Wollesen (Davis), Katie Galuska (North), Jenny Dickes (Franklin), Clay Colborn (Rohlman), Alyssa Goldermann (McCarthy) and Abby Hammer and Elizabeth Braun (Townhouses, Hagen, Tiedemann).    As Peer Campus Ministers these students will assist the Campus Ministry staff in providing and promoting faith learning justice.

•The Sultan & the Saint
You are invited to the Iowa Premiere of “The Sultan and the Saint,” a story of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt and the risks they took for peace through interfaith dialogue.   The film will be at the Putnam Museum on Sunday, April 23rd, from 3:30-5pm.  Tickets are free with an advance reservation at: sultansaintdavenport.eventbrite.com.

•Chamber Singers International Tour Concert
The 22 students in Chamber Singers will be going on an international tour of Europe after the spring semester has concluded and perform in some of the most historic cathedrals in Milan, Venice, Salzburg, and Vienna.  They will begin their tour with a performance in Christ the King Chapel on Thursday, April 27 at 7pm.  The Chamber Singers will perform their entire international tour program, including Ambrosian settings by Music Department chair William Campbell, PhD.  All are welcome!

•Commencement Mass May 13
Graduates and their families are invited to begin Commencement Day by celebrating Mass at Christ the King Chapel at 9 am.  All faiths are welcome at this service of thanksgiving and blessing.  Seniors who would like to assist with the Mass should contact us at ministry@sau.edu.  The Mass will conclude in time for families to enjoy the Brunch in Rogalski Center.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

04.09.17 & 04.16.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 25

April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

+ Isaiah 50:4-7 + Philippians 2:6-11 + Matthew 26:14-27:66 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday
+ Acts 10:34, 37-43 + Colossians 3:1-4 + John 20: 1-9 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am ONLY



Mass Intentions:
Sunday04.0910:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.10Noon+ Louis Cox, '51
Tuesday     04.114:30 pm+ Christopher Haber, '94
Wednesday     04.129:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Holy Thursday   04.13            NO MASS          
Good Friday        04.14NO MASS
Easter Sunday04.1610:30 am
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.17NO MASS
Tuesday     04.184:30 pm+ Kenneth Roberts, '48
Wednesday     04.199:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday04.20            4:30 pm+ Francis Mitch, '53          
Friday        04.21Noon+ Mike Orfetelli

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA Retreat 11:30 am (Lower Chapel); Merton Small Group 7:30 pm (Gathering Space); Peer Campus Minister Meeting 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Lenten Small Group 7 pm (Gathering Space); Adoration 8 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Communal Penance 7 pm (Chapel); Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Stations of the Cross 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)



Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

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

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


Turning the Corner toward Easter Joy
In “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis writes, “There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without an Easter.” (par. 6). For many of us, it is easy to concentrate on the trials of life and forget that the Resurrection of Jesus is the central event of our faith. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the problems of the world, the tragedies of life, and the frustrations we face.  But Easter teaches us that the final word is not sin, but grace. What seemed like the resounding defeat of all our hopes is now reversed. Death is defeated by the Resurrection. When we find ourselves overwhelmed by the problems of any day, it is good to be reminded, "this too will pass."  The post-resurrection scene in Luke’s gospel which will be read in many churches on the vigil of Easter, tells of an angel who asked a timely question, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”  If you think about it, that’s an incredible invitation to incomprehensible joy. Teilhard de Chardin is quoted as saying, “Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.”  We can’t afford to let anything steal that joy from us.  As we enter Holy Week on Sunday and we prepare to turn the corner on Lent. May our joyfulness display an Easter way of life.  A blessed Holy Week and happy Easter to all.   ---Fr. Chuck 


•Celebrating Holy Week at SAU - April 9-13
+Palm Sunday - Masses with blessing and distribution of palms at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm.
+Monday - Mass at 12 noon, Eucharistic Adoration at 8 pm
+Tuesday - Mass at 4:30 pm, Communal Penance Service at 7 pm
+Wednesday - Stations of the Cross Service at 8:30 pm, Mass at 9:15 pm
+Holy Thursday - Chapel will be open for people to come pray in silence, or pray the Stations of the Cross.
+Good Friday - All offices are closed.  There are no chapel activities Friday, April 14.
+Easter Sunday - The Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 16 for Ambrosians who are in the area.  No 6:30 pm Mass will be held on Easter Sunday.
+Easter Monday - All offices will reopen on Monday, April 17. No day classes will be held on Easter Monday, but evening classes will meet as scheduled. The noon mass will not be held.

•Good Friday Fasting and Abstinence
A reminder that Good Friday is a day of both Fasting (Catholics age 18-59 should only have one full meal; two additional smaller meals which together do not equal another full meal are permitted, as is drinking of liquids) and Abstinence (Catholics over 14 should not have meat, but eggs, milk, and condiments made of animal fat are fine).  We are reminded each year that the obligation to do this penance 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.

•CRS Rice Bowl
Bring back your Rice Bowl before Easter Break!  You can bring back your filled Rice Bowls to the Chapel Gathering Space beginning on Palm Sunday.  The proceeds from the Rice Bowl go to fight hunger both in the Quad Cities and around the world.  Thank you for your generosity!

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

•Ambrosian Reflections
Find them on the main SAU webpage, or at http://saulent.blogspot.com/. New reflections through Thursday.

•Service on Saturday 
Our service project for Saturday April 8th will be helping at the Project Renewal.  We will be helping outdoors in Sr. Concetta park and around the house, garden, and neighborhood to get ready for spring.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:50am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at ministry@sau.edu.  We are also looking for lots of volunteers for our project on Saturday April 22nd at Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest, a run with 10 challenge obstacles.  Our volunteers will be timing the runners from 8:15-11am on April 22nd. Please let us know if you can help out for this fun day!

•Monday Night Prayer: Eucharistic Adoration
Our final Lenten prayer service will be a time for Eucharistic Adoration on Monday, April 10 at 8pm in the Chapel.  Join us for a time of song, Scripture, and silence before the Blessed Sacrament.  A great start to your Holy Week celebration.

•Communal Penance Service
A communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 11 in the Chapel.  A short prayer service and examination of conscience is followed by an opportunity for individual confession from one of several priests who will be present to help us celebrate God’s pardon, peace, and reconciliation with the Christian community.

•Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
Join us on Wednesday, April 12 for a Stations of the Cross Prayer Service at 8:30pm in the Chapel, led by Ambrosians for Peace and Justice.  Featuring reflections adapted from Catholic Relief Services, we will reflect on the need for justice in many parts of our world today with the stations, and pray for the grace to be God’s agents of change in the world.  Followed directly by 9:15pm Mass.

•Sample Food from CRS Countries at Mass & More
Stick around after Mass and More on Wednesday, April 12 to try foods from countries that Catholic Relief Services supports through the Rice Bowls.  Learn about the work that CRS is doing in these areas.  And if you haven’t yet, bring back your filled Rice Bowl and drop it off in the Gathering Space!

•Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
As the end of Lent approaches, please continue to pray for our elect for Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion: Kaitlin Frank and Jon Ketz, our candidates for full communion in the Catholic Church: Amelia Fischer and Emilie Minteer, and our Confirmation Candidates: Lina Cruz, Norma Palomino, Shannan Retter and Ally Ruffner .  They will celebrate the sacraments of initiation Sunday, April 23 at the 10:30 am Mass.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

04.02.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 24

April 2, 2017 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

+ Ezekiel 37:12-14 + Romans 8:8-11 + John 11:1-45 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday04.0210:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.03Noon+ Fr. Carroll McGivern
Tuesday     04.044:30 pm+ Richard Geiger
Wednesday     04.059:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday04.06            4:30 pm+ Al Curtis          
Friday        04.07Noon+ Bishop Gerald O'Keefe

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 5 pm (Lower Chapel); Merton Small Group 7:30 pm (Gathering Space); Peer Campus Minister Meeting 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Lenten Small Group 7 pm (Gathering Space); Evening Prayer 8 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 3:30 pm (Gathering Space); Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture 7 pm (Rogalski Center Ballroom); Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Lenten Small Group 8:30 pm (Gathering Space); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Confirmation Preparation 5:15 pm (Lower Chapel); Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Friday: Easter Egg Decorating 9 pm (Rogalski Food Court)



Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

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

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


Moved By A Good Story 
Stories can move us. This weekend, hundreds of SAU students moved by the stories of kids treated at our local Children's Miracle Network hospital in Iowa City will spend a whole day on their feet dancing. Those who have attended church in mainline Christian denominations the past few weeks have been treated to some fantastic stories from the Gospel of John that lead us through our Lenten season into Easter renewal. The Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well, the man born into blindness who is given the deep insight of faith, and this Sunday's story of Lazarus raised from the dead, all are as much about us and our personal journeys of faith as they are the characters in the story. They move us to recognize God in the ordinary events of human life. That's why Tuesday evening's Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture is so timely. Ron Hansen, author of a number of Westerns, short stories and places in the Midwest, a book about a nun who receives extraordinary mystical experiences of ecstasy, and an expert on the poetry of the Jesuit priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins, will speak on the power of story, especially those of Shakespeare. Stories are important. Jonathan Gottschall, a literary scholar, says, "Human beings are addicted to stories. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night telling itself stories." Anthony de Mello, SJ, in his book of meditations, One Minute Wisdom, tells of followers of a great teacher who occasionally became frustrated with his parables and stories, longing for something deeper.  He responded, “You have yet to understand that the shortest distance between a human being and Truth is a story.”  Yes, stories can move us. They can even lead us to God.   ---Fr. Chuck


•Chrism Mass
The annual Chrism Mass will take place at Our Lady of Victory Church in Davenport this Monday (April 3) at 5pm with Bishop Martin Amos presiding.  At this mass the oils of catechumens and of the sick are blessed, sacred Chrism is consecrated, and priests of the Diocese renew their ordination promises. All are welcome to this diocesan celebration. Our Lady of Victory Church is located at 4105 N Division St, Davenport.

•Scrutinies
During the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of Lent we celebrate the scrutinies with Kaitlin Frank and Jon Ketz, our elect who are preparing to be baptized this Easter season.  The scrutinies are official prayers of the Order of Christian Initiation in the Catholic Church.  This ritual prays that  the elect will be free from the power of sin and evil, be protected against temptation, and to give them strength in Christ.   While directed at those to be baptised, they remind all of us of need for freedom from sin, which is granted to us through Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Please keep the elect and our candidates for reception and confirmation in your prayers throughout Lent.

•Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture - THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 4
Noted author Ron Hansen, will deliver the annual Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture on Tuesday April 4 at 7:00 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. His lecture is entitled, “Shakespeare and Me,” and will explore the influence of Shakespeare in his writing. Deacon Hansen is the author of twelve books, including Mariette in Ecstasy, Atticus, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which was made into an Oscar nominated movie starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Hansen is an ordained permanent deacon for the Diocese of San Jose and Catholic themes of love, redemption and resurrection recur in his  novels and stories. His writings display perfectly how the disciplines of Literature and Film can further the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.  Part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Year of Shakespeare.

•Monday Night Prayer: Evening Prayer
Join us for a different form of prayer every Monday night at 8pm in the Chapel, all throughout Lent.  Our prayer service for Monday, April 3 will be Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours.  Liturgy of the Hours, or the Divine Office, is the daily prayer of the Church, providing opportunities for prayer and blessing throughout the day.  Our prayer will end our day with readings from Scripture, sung and spoken psalms, and prayers to God in thanksgiving for the day and for the needs of our week.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•CRS Rice Bowl
Please continue giving to the Rice Bowl, and don’t forget to bring your Rice Bowls back at the end of Lent!  We’ll begin collecting Rice Bowls in the Chapel and Gathering Space starting on Palm Sunday, next week.  Thank you for your generosity, Ambrosians!

•C.H.O.I.C.E.S.
How are your choices affecting you and those around you?  Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom, Curtis Fry will share his story of how the choices he made the night of his 21st birthday changed his life forever.   See the website for more information about Curtis Fry http://www.curtisfry.com/about_curtis_fry_choices

•Easter Egg Decorating Party
The Peer Campus Ministers are hosting a Late Night Easter Egg Decorating Party at 9 pm, Friday, April 7th in the Rogalski Center Food Court.   Hard boiled eggs and supplies will be provided.  Egg-citing Games!  Egg-cellent Prizes!  Eggs-traordinary Fun!

•Service on Saturday 
Our service project for Saturday April 8th will be helping at the Project Renewal.  We will be helping outdoors in Sr. Concetta park and around the house, garden, and neighborhood to get ready for the Fit-Fest challenge run fundraiser happening two weeks later.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:50am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at ministry@sau.edu.

•CommUNITY service day
Join in the efforts to beautify the neighborhood on the 3rd annual CommUNITY day, Sunday April 9th from noon-4pm.  Students can sign up their team of up to 6 people at https://www.qcbt.bank/community-day. Lunch and a t-shirt are provided for volunteers.

•Online Stations of the Cross
The Online Stations are back with new student reflections for 2017!  Two Stations and their reflections will be added every week.  Be sure to view Stations #11 & 12 at sausatations.blogspot.com.

•Ambrosian Reflections
Follow along with the weekly readings all throughout Lent, along with reflections from SAU faculty and staff on the readings.  New reflections every weekday!  Find them at saulent.blogspot.com.  If you are interested in writing a future reflection, email Fr. Chuck at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

03.26.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 23

March 26, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

+ 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a  +  Ephesians 5:8-14  +  John 9:1-41 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday03.2610:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     03.27Noon+ James Shovlain, Jr
Tuesday     03.284:30 pm+ Richard Geiger
Wednesday     03.299:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday03.30            4:30 pm+ Bernette Hollerich          
Friday        03.31Noon+ Joann Weeks

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 5 pm (Lower Chapel); Merton Small Group 7:30 pm (Gathering Space); Peer Campus Minister Meeting 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Lenten Small Group 7 pm (Gathering Space); Taize Prayer Service 8 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Lenten Small Group 8:30 pm (Gathering Space); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Confirmation Preparation 5:15 pm (Lower Chapel); Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)



Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

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

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


Talking to God with our Hands!
Lent provides a good opportunity to renew our commitment to prayer.  It has been gratifying this year to see so many students turn out at the different Monday evening prayer services offered by Campus Ministry. We are especially grateful to our Peer Campus Ministers for encouraging their fellow students to attend. Prayer is important to the life of a Christian.  It is the conversation central to our relationship with God and there is always more to learn about prayer. Recently, I read an article that told of a form of prayer that Pope Francis authored when he was bishop in Argentina. Called the “Five Finger Prayer,” more specifically, it teaches us who to pray for. Using your hand, look first at you thumb. It is the finger closest to you.  Pray first for those closest to you. Pope Francis calls prayer for those near and dear to us a “sweet obligation.”  Second, look at your index finger and pray for those who instruct, teach, or help you heal.  At an academic institution, it’s especially important to pray for our instructors.  Third come the tallest finger on your hand. Let it remind you to pray for the leaders of our country and world community---they really need it!  The fourth finger is the ring finger.  Believe it or not, it is the weakest finger and can remind us to pray for the ones who are weakened by poverty, by illness, or problems of any kind.  And the fifth and smallest finger is your pinkie. It should remind you to pray for yourself. After praying for others, we can see our own needs in proper perspective and in a better way. Give it a try. And after praying with our hands, we can be all the more prepared to allow our hands to be used by God to bring good into the lives of others.   ---Fr. Chuck 


•Scrutinies
During the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent we celebrate the scrutinies with Kaitlin Frank and Jon Ketz, our elect who are preparing to be baptized this Easter season.  The scrutinies are official prayers of the Order of Christian Initiation in the Catholic Church.  This ritual prays that  the elect will be free from the power of sin and evil, be protected against temptation, and to give them strength in Christ.   While directed at those to be baptised, they remind all of us of need for freedom from sin, which is granted to us through Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Please keep the elect and our candidates for reception and confirmation in your prayers throughout Lent.
 
•Service on Saturday
This Saturday, March 25, we will be working with the River Bend Food Bank at their Mobile Pantry.  This pantry serves people directly in the parking lot of Davenport Friends Church, and people come through to get a variety of food for their homes.  The event starts at 10am and ends at 12:30pm.  Sign up online at https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0226&console_type=event so that the Food Bank knows how many to expect.  If you’re looking for a carpool, or have more questions, contact us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Online Stations of the Cross
The Online Stations are back with new student reflections for 2017!  Two Stations and their reflections will be added every week.  Be sure to view Stations #9 & 10 at sausatations.blogspot.com.

•Ambrosian Reflections
Follow along with the weekly readings all throughout Lent, along with reflections from SAU faculty and staff on the readings.  New reflections every weekday!  Find them at saulent.blogspot.com.  If you are interested in writing a future reflection, email Fr. Chuck at adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

•Monday Night Prayer: Taizé
Join us for a different form of prayer every Monday night at 8pm in the Chapel, all throughout Lent.  Our next prayer service Monday, March 27 will be a Taizé service.  This prayer style is modeled after the Taizé ecumenical community in France, and features simple, repeated songs which help bring us deeper into contemplation and worship.  This is also an ecumenical service, meaning that it is meant to promote greater cooperation among all denominations of Christians.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more, or to volunteer for future prayer services.

•CRS Rice Bowl App  
Rice Bowls are a wonderful opportunity to make a difference during Lent, and Catholic Relief Services has provided an app for iOS and Android that comes with prayerful reflections for the day, information about their work, and even meatless recipes from some of the countries they serve.  A perfect mix of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Learn about the apps and everything else Rice Bowl here: http://www.crsricebowl.org/ or on Twitter: @CRSRiceBowl.  And pick up a Rice Bowl in the Gathering Space if you haven’t yet!

•Fast Fest - Clothe the Naked
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice invite you to join them in Fast Fest - a different focus and action for each week of Lent based on the Corporal Works of Mercy.  This week will focus on the work “to Clothe the Naked” by watching the documentary Poor Kids, based on the experiences of children from the Quad Cities area who were struggling with poverty.  Join us in Gottlieb at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 29.  To get the Fast Fest emails, contact Kaitlin at ministry@sau.edu.

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

•Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture
Noted author Ron Hansen, will deliver the annual Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture on Tuesday April 4 at 7:00 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. His lecture is entitled, “Shakespeare and Me,” and will explore the influence of Shakespeare in his writing. Deacon Hansen is the author of twelve books, including Mariette in Ecstasy, Atticus, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which was made into an Oscar nominated movie starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Hansen is an ordained permanent deacon for the Diocese of San Jose and Catholic themes of love, redemption and resurrection recur in his  novels and stories. His writings display perfectly how the disciplines of Literature and Film can further the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.  Part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Year of Shakespeare.

•Ministry Position Opening
Sacred Heart Parish in Moline, Illinois is looking for people with Theological training interested in joining its parish staff.  Contact Fr. Mark DeSutter at desutter@sacredheartmoline.org.  There are a variety of possibilities.