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."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10.19.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 9

October 19, 2014 - Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 45: 1, 4-6 + 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-5 + Matthew 22: 15-21 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm






Mass Intentions:
Sunday10.1910:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community
Monday     10.20    Noon        +Jame McIntyre, '58           
Tuesday     10.21    4:30pm+Warren Wells, '59           
Wednesday     10.229:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.23    4:30pm+Lawrence Shannon, '55              
Friday        10.24        Noon+Thomas McGrath, '56        

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: RCIA/Confirmation Prep 7pm (Bride's Room); 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 (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



REASONS TO VOTE
No doubt, we are all tired of the constant barrage of political ads. On the other hand, who could possibly say that they didn't know that elections were coming up?  Frankly, voting is one of the most important things we can do to achieve change. Using the two-feet model of social justice, charity is but one foot that won’t advance any cause much without the use of the second foot, which is working for systemic change. Being informed about where candidates stand on issues and voting for ones who will advance important causes fits right in line with our Ambrosian call to service and social justice. The following top ten list from has been adapted from one by the College of the Holy Cross:  Why Vote?
1. So you can complain: If you love to complain in order to see changes, voting is for you.
2. It’s your right: Others died for this privilege and now it’s your right.
3. Representation: Who’s representing you? Find out and make sure your concerns are their concerns.
4. It’s your duty: Duty comes from the Latin word debitum which means debt. In other words, it’s a moral obligation.
5. Funding…of higher education grants and loans, poverty relief, the environment, cancer research, whatever your cause.
6. To cancel out someone’s vote: Do you disagree with another voter on certain issues? Cancel them out.
7. To bust the stereotype:  It is said that those between the ages of 18 and 25 do not care about the issues. Prove them wrong!
8. If you don’t, someone else will: Why would you want someone else deciding what’s best for you?
9. Every vote counts: Remember the 2000 Election controversy? Hanging chads anyone?
10. Make some noise!: Your opinions matter. It’s time to be heard.  (And early voting is taking place all this week in the Rogalski Center!)      
P.S.  Don’t worry. Ads featuring the Aflac duck will return soon! ----Fr. Chuck 

•TWO Family Weekend Masses Next Sunday- October 26
Because of the increased attendance at Family Weekend masses NEXT 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.

•Voter Registration/Early Voting
Students can register to vote here in Iowa or via absentee ballots from home.  St. Ambrose is an early voting site all next week, October 20-24th from noon - 6 p.m. in Rogalski Center.  You can register and vote any of those days.  Check the SAU website for more information.

• “Half the Sky” Author to Speak on Tuesday
This Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 pm in the Galvin Fine Arts Center,  journalist Sheryl WuDunn will deliver a lecture on her book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Journalist Sheryl WuDunn was named one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Shake the World, was featured in "The Makers" PBS documentary about leading women in America, and earned a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1989 Tienanmen Square protests.  Click here for information about her talk and the 2014 Ambrosian Women for Social Justice Conference.

Journalist Sheryl WuDunn was named one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Shake the World, was featured in "The Makers" PBS documentary about leading women in America, and earned a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

•Service on Saturday
Saturday October 18th, join us in serving Humility of Mary Housing at their “Fresh Start Benefit sale.”  We’ll be helping in 2 shifts from 8am-noon & noon-4pm  at this sale that raises funds for a program that supports families in need. Email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in this opportunity.

•White Mass for Healthcare Professionals: Bishop Amos will preside at a Mass for Catholic Healthcare Professionals Saturday, October 18th at 9 am in Christ the King Chapel, followed by a presentation titled “Is There a Future for Catholics in Health Care?” with Dr. John Brehany, a medical ethicist.   For more info and to reserve a seat for the presentation and/or brunch contact stthomasaquinasguild@gmail.com

•Brewed Awakening
There will not be a Brewed on Monday, October 20.  Please join us for our next night of coffee and discussion on Monday, October 27 at 8pm in the Chapel Gathering Space!

•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 an inquiry session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21st  in the gathering space. Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Interested in Leading a Service Trip? 
Student leaders interested in leading their peers on one of the 6 service trips through Campus Ministry this year are invited to pick up a Student Leader application from the Lower Chapel or Gathering Space.  Service trips will be in November, January, and March.  Applications are due to Kaitlin Depuydt in Campus Ministry.

•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.

•Antioch Retreat
Please keep the participants of this weekend’s Antioch Retreat in your prayers.  Also mark you calendars for the Fall Busy Student Retreat that takes place Nov. 9 - 13.  The Spring Antioch will be held February 27 - 28.

•Coming up: “Bee The Difference Day” on Sunday Nov. 2nd.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

10.05.14 & 10.12.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 8

October 5, 2014 - Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 5: 1-7 + Philippians 4: 6-9 + Matthew 21: 33-43 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

October 12, 2014 - Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 25: 6-10 + Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20 + Matthew 22: 1-14 +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30pm - NO 10:30am mass due to midterm break



Mass Intentions:
Sunday10.5
10.12
10:30am/6:30pm
6:30pm ONLY


Monday     10.6
10.13    
Noon        +Michael Florescu, '51
+Lorraine Oberhaus, '54           
Tuesday     10.7
10.14    
4:30pm+Gilbert Sasek, '52
+Dr. Ronals Maeterns, '55           
Wednesday     10.8  
10.15
9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.9
10.16    
4:30pm+Bart Toohey, '50
+William Hennigan, '52              
Friday        10.10
10.17        
NO MASS
Noon

+Dr. Mike Orfitelli        

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 (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



BEE ATTENTIVE AND BEE AVAILABLE
Since we observe a mid-semester break from classes on Friday of next week, this edition of the campus ministry bulletin extends for two weeks. Even if its only for one day, a little break from routine, can help bring about a renewal of mind, body, and soul. Hopefully we will all be able to take time to appreciate the beauty of the autumn days that surround us. This is a time of year in the Midwest when we can appreciate the sacramental imagery of Catholic poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins who wrote, "The world is charged with the grandeur of God."  God's grandeur also is on display in every human person. Taking time off to be renewed might also help us become more attentive to those very near to us who could use a listening ear, some thoughtful words, or a helping hand. Often we have much to offer, just by our being attentive and available for one another. Consider the story of the young man who responded to an ad in the newspaper for a handyman. The employer asked him, "Can you do carpentry?" "No," he replied. "Do you know anything about plumbing or electrical work?" "No," the young man said. "Well tell me," the employer asked, "what makes you a handyman?"  The man replied, "I live just right around the corner."  Sometimes the greatest ability we have is our availability. Look around. Notice the glories of God. And take note of others. Perhaps you are right where God needs you to be in the life of someone in need.  ----Fr. Chuck 

•Midterm Break Mass Schedule: There will be no daily mass on Friday, October 10 and no 10:30am mass on Sunday, October 12.  Regular mass schedule resumes with 6:30pm mass on Sunday, October 12.

•REGISTRATIONS for Antioch Retreat DUE THIS WEEK
Registration are due October 8th for this semester’s Antioch Retreat!     Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  The retreat begins Friday, October 17th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, October 19th in the early afternoon. It is open to any SAU student.   Registration forms are in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Contact retreat leaders to learn more: Rachel Pasker and Luke Staudt.

•Service Opportunities over the next 3 weekends: This Saturday, October 4th at 1pm, join us at the Kahl Home, visiting with the seniors and helping with Bingo!  Over the October break weekend, we’ll have an opportunity for two days of local service doing a variety of things to make a difference here in the Quad Cities.  We’ll serve at 1 place on Friday & 3 more on Saturday and gather as a group for meals between!   The following Saturday October 18th, join us in serving Humility of Mary Housing at their “Fresh Start Benefit sale.”  We’ll be helping in 2 shifts from 8am-noon & noon-4pm  at this sale that raises funds for a program that supports families in need. Email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

•Brewed Awakening: All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a discussion about “Celtic Spirituality” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on October 6. Join us as Fr. Conn O’Maoldomhnaigh, visiting priest from Ireland, discusses St. Patrick and the history of Irish Christianity. Have an idea for a discussion? Email ministry@sau.edu and let us know!

•Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation Begins: Anyone interested in preparing for Confirmation or becoming Catholic or learning more about Catholic teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to an inquiry session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the gathering space. Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Late Night Adoration: Join for a late night Eucharistic Adoration prayer service right after break on Monday, October 13 at 9pm in the Chapel.  Spend some time in prayer with Scripture, song, and silence before the Blessed Sacrament.  A great way to reflect at the end of the day!  Email ministry@sau.edu if you’d like to learn more, or want to help out with the service.

•Interested in Leading a Service Trip? Student leaders interested in leading their peers on one of the 6 service trips through Campus Ministry this year are invited to pick up a Student Leader application from the Lower Chapel or Gathering Space.  Service trips will be in November, January, and March.  Applications are due by Friday October 17th to Kaitlin Depuydt in Campus Ministry.

•Clothes Out Hunger!  Ambrosians for Peace & Justice will have their 4th annual Clothes Out Hunger clothing sale on Thursday October 16th, from 10am-6pm in Lower Cosgrove.  Stop by to find some treasures, or to enter our raffle for gift cards from local businesses.  Money raised goes to support Hunger Week activities like meal packaging with Kids Against Hunger and to local organizations that serve meals.
Ways to Support Clothes Out Hunger:
1)  Clean out your closet and donate clothes to the sale.  Donations can be brought to the Lower Chapel conference room until October 15th.
2)  Come and shop at the sale on October 16th, from 10am-6pm!
3)  Help APJ staff the sale during the day in 30 minute increments.  Contact ministry@sau.edu if able to help!

•White Mass for Healthcare Professionals: Bishop Amos will preside at a Mass for Catholic Healthcare Professionals Saturday, October 18th at 9 am in Christ the King Chapel, followed by a presentation titled “Is There a Future for Catholics in Health Care?” with Dr. John Brehany, a medical ethicist.   For more info and to reserve a seat for the presentation and/or brunch contact stthomasaquinasguild@gmail.com

•Literacy Coaches Needed: We are recruiting students to serve as Literacy Coaches at Thurgood Marshall Learning Center to help students develop reading skills.  A weekly commitment of 1 hour or more is needed starting October 20th.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Kahl Home Bazaar and Bake Sale: The Kahl Home Annual Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held on Friday, October 17th from 8:30 to 3:30 pm at the Kahl Home at 6701 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA.

•St. Anthony Parish Raffle October 18th: Help feed the poor and support the outreach of St. Anthony’s parish by purchasing raffle tickets for a TV, iPad, or cash.  Tickets are  $5 each and available in the gathering space and in the lower chapel.

•Quad Cities Theology on Tap: On Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit their website or email qctheologyontap@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

09.28.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 7

September 28, 2014 - Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Ezekiel 18: 25-28 + Philippians 2: 1-11 + Matthew 21: 28-32 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm







Mass Intentions:

Sunday9.28   10:30am
6:30pm  
+James J. Shovlain, Jr.            

Monday     9.29    Noon        +Father Kevin Zerull, '72           
Tuesday     9.30    4:30pm+Edward Masterson, '60           
Wednesday     10.1    9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.2    4:30pm+John Peter "Jack" Hughes, '39              
Friday        10.3      Noon+Edward Jeffords, '52        

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: Commission Liturgical Ministers (Chapel)
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 (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



Sweating for Peace
At last Sunday’s Pacem in Terris Award ceremony in Christ the King Chapel, Imam Saad Baig from the Islamic Center of the Quad Cities led a beautiful opening prayer that began with these words, “The more we sweat in the pursuit of peace, the less we will bleed in war.”  Observing an Imam pray in a Catholic chapel is a moving sign of how far we have come in interfaith efforts.  Another example is the Interfaith Group that works to bring together people of all faiths, including those who profess no faith, to find commonality in the service of humanity.  Students are encouraged to join in the Interfaith meetings every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7pm in the lower chapel. And this Sunday from 3 – 5:30 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom the movie, The Jewish Cardinal, which is free for all students, will be screened.  A discussion led by Fr. Joe DeFrancisco and Rabbi Henry Karp takes place as part of that event. Working to bring about understanding among all people is so important.  An account of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast happens to fall at the end of this week, tells how in 1219 during the Fifth Crusade, Francis crossed battle lines seeking to meet Sultan al-Kamil, the leader of the Muslim forces of the Levant, not as an enemy, but as a brother. Since they could barely speak each other’s languages, they communicated instead with an attitude of mutual respect and understanding, and found commonality in their beliefs in one God, in prayer, in kindness to the poor, and in peace.  That’s the kind of “sweating for peace” that our world badly needs today.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Service on Saturday
Our Service on Saturday project this weekend will be in support of adults with intellectual disabilities, as we visit the L’Arche community in Clinton.  The day will be filled with fall crafts, games, and time spent with new friends at L’Arche.  We will leave at 9am and return before 2:30pm.  Email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in helping!

•Commissioning of Liturgical Ministers
This weekend we commission and pray for all of our lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion,  musicians, servers and sacristans during both the 10:30 am and 6:30 pm Masses.  We are grateful to all who contribute their gifts to our worship of God.

•”The Jewish Cardinal” Movie and Community Conversation
See the story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew, even after converting to Catholicism and joining the priesthood.  Join in a screening of the movie The Jewish Cardinal, followed with a discussion led by theology professor Fr. Joseph DeFrancisco and Rabbi Henry Karp of Temple Emanuel.  Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for military and seniors, and free for students.  Proceeds will benefit Campus Ministry Service Trips.  All are welcome.  Sponsored by St. Ambrose University, the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, and the Diocese of Davenport.

•Brewed Awakening
All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a discussion about “Nature, Faith and Redistributive Suffering” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on September 29. The informal discussion will be led by SAU theology professor Fr. ‘Bud’ Grant, who will explore whether nature is good or evil. The conversation will also revolve around suffering and whether we have a faith-based obligation to nature. Have an idea for a discussion? Email ministry@sau.edu and let us know!

•Ambrosians for Peace & Justice
Next week during the regular 8pm Wednesday meeting time, join the students in APJ in the Gottlieb Conference room.  We will hear from Dawn Knutson, speaking about how Mental Illness has affected her family.  This topic follows the theme of Mental Illness Awareness during the first months of the year for APJ.

•Antioch Retreat
Registration forms are now available for this semester’s Antioch Retreat.  The retreat begins Friday, October 17th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, October 19th in the early afternoon.  Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   Pick up a registration form in the cafeteria during the week or in the Chapel Gathering Space and return to campus ministry by October 8th.  For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Rachel Pasker and Luke Staudt.

•Fall Break Service Trip
Wanting to make a difference in the Quad Cities?  We are putting together a Fall Break Service “trip,” packed full of local service experiences over the weekend of October 10th-12th.  Spend your day off making a difference at organizations like Humility of Mary Housing, the Cathedral Clothing Center, and Gilda’s Club.   Sign up by next Friday, October 3rd at ministry@sau.edu.

•Literacy Coaches Needed
Last year, SAU students started volunteering their time at Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, an alternative school in Rock Island.  We are recruiting again for students who could serve as Literacy Coaches, developing reading, writing and comprehension skills within the middle- and high-school students.  A weekly commitment of 1 hour or more is needed; scheduling your time can be flexible!  This opportunity will begin the week of October 20th.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Learning About the Catholic Church/RCIA
SAU students, faculty and staff interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Church, its teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry ministry@sau.edu or 333-6132 for more information about the process.

•Interfaith Service & Conversations
Better together!  The next meeting for Interfaith will be Thursday October 2nd at 7pm in the Campus Ministry community room.  Join this group as preparations are made for service projects among a diverse group of faithful people, working together toward a common goal.

•Bees Knees Prayer Ministry Requests
In addition to sending your prayer requests to beesknees@sau.edu, you are also able to write them on paper and place in box that is located near the reconciliation room of Christ the King chapel. We are grateful to all who have graciously agreed to take part in this ministry of prayer.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

09.21.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 6

September 21, 2014 - Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 55: 6-9 + Philippians 1: 20-24, 27 + Matthew 20: 1-16 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm







Mass Intentions:

Sunday9.21   10:30am
6:30pm  
+Ruth Boysen              
for the full recovery of R. Paragas
Monday     9.22    Noon        +Sister Mary Clare Sweeney, '62           
Tuesday     9.23    4:30pm+James Uniek, '64           
Wednesday     9.24    9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.25    4:30pm+Gale Vetter, '59              
Friday        9.26      Noon+Dennis Haas, '74        

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: Pacem in Terris Award Presentation 3pm (Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)

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



Homecoming: It Rings a Bell
A line from a Charles Dicken’s classic says, “Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it all the more from his wandering.” That sentiment is expressed by many alumni and friends of St. Ambrose University who come back to campus for Homecoming Weekend.  St. Ambrose, like any place we call home, is a community where important relationships are developed and where life lessons are learned. Those things are especially easy to take for granted by current students and faculty and staff when we are engrossed in the busy work of the university.  But our alumni and friends give witness to the power of this place to transform lives.  Events this weekend include the blessing of the new cornerstone and the renewed exterior to Ambrose Hall on Saturday morning.  The bell in the Ambrose Hall tower which has been silent for many years, will be rung to conclude that blessing ceremony. As that bell summoned student to class and to prayer so many years ago, may it now summon us all to a deeper appreciation for all the alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of St. Ambrose University and for the sacred bond that unites us and brings us home.              ---Fr. Chuck 

•Welcome Fr. Conn
We are very pleased to welcome Father Conn O'Maoldhomhnaig who will be presiding at some of our liturgies in Christ the King Chapel throughout the academic year.  Fr. Conn is here as a presidential fellow from Carlow College, in Carlow, Ireland gaining valuable insights into the administration of a university from Sister Joan.

•Ambrose Hall Blessing
A ceremony to celebrate renovations to the Ambrose Hall exterior will be held at 10:30 a.m., this Saturday, Sept. 20, in front of Ambrose Hall (rain location is the Beehive).  A highlight will be the ringing of the Ambrose Hall tower bell.

•Pacem in Terris award
The 2014 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom award will be presented to Sister Simone Campbell on Sunday September 21st at 3pm in the Chapel.  Sr. Simone is the executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby in Washington DC.  Sr. Simone organized the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign in 2012 and has devoted her ministry to advocate for social and economic justice.   Join us in celebration with Sr. Simone!

•Take a Look at the “Seat of Wisdom” Painting
We are grateful to Professor Emeritus of History Richard Geiger for gifting St. Ambrose with a painting he commissioned Professor Emeritus of Art Thomas Chouteau, ‘51 to create.  Entitled “Seat of Wisdom,” the painting incorporates the faces of Professor Geiger St. Ambrose colleagues,  Dr. Edward Rogalski, Professor John Schmits, ‘57, and Fathers Edmund Dunn, ‘58, Edward Catich, ‘32, and William Dawson, ‘50.   The painting has been placed in the Gathering Space of Christ the King Chapel and is especially appreciated on this Homecoming Weekend.

•Brewed Awakening
All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a discussion about “Providing Refuge for Children” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on September 22. The informal discussion will be led by 1,000 Kids for Iowa project director Jessica Brackett. 1,000 Kids for Iowa is an organization working to find safe temporary or long-term homes in Iowa for children seeking refuge in the United States. Have an idea for a discussion?  Email ministry@sau.edu and let us know!

•Making the Transition to College Life
Adjusting to college life is often exciting and also challenging. It’s not uncommon for new students to struggle with homesickness, managing relationships, meeting people, identity issues, and managing time and stress, etc.   Before you start to feel overwhelmed or develop bad habits in response to these very normal experiences, consider attending the presentation next Thursday, September 25th from 6-7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center Ballroom by Amber Dopler from our Counseling Center.

•Service on Saturday
Our next Service on Saturday project will be on Saturday September 27th, doing a painting project with the organization Rebuilding Together Quad Cities, which repairs homes for people in need.   Join us with a friend or two for this meaningful hands-on project!  Departure time is 9:30am that morning.   Email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in helping!

•Commissioning of Liturgical Ministers
Next Sunday, September 28th , we will commission and pray for all of our lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion,  musicians, servers and sacristans during both the 10:30 am and 6:30 pm Masses.

•Antioch Retreat
Registration forms are now available for this semester’s Antioch Retreat.  The retreat begins Friday, October 17th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, October 19th in the early afternoon.  Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   Pick up a registration form in the cafeteria during the week or in the Chapel Gathering Space and return to campus ministry by October 8th.  For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Rachel Pasker or Luke Staudt.

•Fall Break Service Trip
Wanting to make a difference in the Quad Cities?  We are putting together a Fall Break Service “trip,” packed full of local service experiences over the weekend of October 10th-12th.  Spend your day off making a difference at organizations like Humility of Mary Housing, the Cathedral Clothing Center, and Gilda’s Club.   Stay tuned for more information!

•Literacy Coaches Needed
Last year, SAU students started volunteering their time at Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, an alternative school in Rock Island.  We are recruiting again for students who could serve as Literacy Coaches, developing reading, writing and comprehension skills within the middle- and high-school students.  A weekly commitment of 1 hour or more is needed; scheduling your time can be flexible!  This opportunity will begin the week of October 20th.  Email ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Learning About the Catholic Church/RCIA
SAU students, faculty and staff interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Church, its teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry ministry@sau.edu or 333-6132 for more information about the process.

•Sacrament of Confirmation
Baptized Catholics who never celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation are able to prepare for that sacrament while at SAU.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more about the process.

•Bees Knees Prayer Ministry Requests
In addition to sending your prayer requests to beesknees@sau.edu, you are also able to write them on paper and place in box that is located near the reconciliation room of Christ the King chapel. We are grateful to all who have graciously agreed to take part in this ministry of prayer.