Thursday, September 22, 2016

09.25.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 6

September 25, 2016 - Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Amos 6:1, 4-7 + 1 Timothy 6:11-16 + Luke 16:19-31 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.2510:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     9.26Noon+ Robert Reilman, '52
Tuesday     9.274:30 pm+ Msgr. Marv Mottet, '52
Wednesday     9.289:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.29            4:30 pm+ Lee Lohman, '57          
Friday        9.30Noon+ Deceased Alums

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Discernment Group 5:30pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Pacem in Terris 6:30pm (Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: 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.



SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES 
Last month at the Move-in Day Welcome Mass, Alex Najda, president of our Student Government Association encouraged new students not to miss opportunities for growth on campus. To make her point she used an example from the final episode of the television sitcom, “The Office" when the TV character Andy Bernard looked into the camera and said “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them."  This Wednesday at 6:30 pm an award ceremony will take place in Christ the King Chapel that is one of those "not to miss" opportunities. The Pacem in Terris award, named after an encyclical letter by Pope Saint John XXIII will be given to Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, a Peruvian born priest and theologian and the principle founder of liberation theology which advocates preferential love for the poor. Over the years this award has been given to Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa--now St. Teresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and other notable  people who have worked to create a more just and peaceful world. I wonder how many former students who were at St. Ambrose when some of those notable people received the award now say, "I wish I hadn't missed the opportunity to hear him."  Or "she spoke on campus, but my friends weren't going, so I stayed in my room." Don't let that be your experience.  Rather, seize this and so many other opportunities to learn. Meeting a courageous internationally known peacemaker can even help us create our own opportunities for peacemaking right here at St. Ambrose.  It also can lead us to recognize the good old days right now while we are living in them. ---Fr. Chuck 


•Pacem in Terris Award - This Wednesday, September 28
Join us for the presentation of this year’s Pacem in Terris “Peace on Earth” Award to Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino, O.P., regarded as one of the principles founders of liberation theology.   Most Reverend Martin Amos, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, will present the award to Fr. Gutiérrez this Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm in Christ the King Chapel.  This event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome.

The Pacem in Terris Award is given to “honor a person for their achievements in peace and justice.”  It was begun by the Catholic Interracial Council of the Diocese of Davenport in 1963 in commemoration of the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris from Pope Saint John XXIII. Past recipients include six Nobel Peace Prize winners and even an officially canonized saint!  Learn more about the award at the Diocese of Davenport website.

•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.  Our first gathering will be Sunday, October 9th after the 10:30 am Mass in the lower chapel.

•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.

•Ministers of the Word Needed
There are lots of opportunities for interested students to be Ministers of the Word (Readers)  at mass, whether it’s at daily mass, Wednesday night Mass and More, or at both masses on Sundays.  We are seeking new and returning students to volunteer as lectors.  We will give you a brief training, and get a schedule for the rest of the semester.  Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at ministry@sau.edu to learn more and to sign up!

•Service on Friday or Saturday
This weekend is the Fresh Start Benefit Sale at Humility of Mary Housing, Inc (HMHI).   Volunteers are invited to help during one of the following shifts: Friday 9/23 from 7:30am-noon or 12-4pm or Saturday 9/24 from 8am-noon or Noon-4pm.  Help is needed to run the sale at the check-out, carrying furniture out to people's cars, assisting shoppers, etc.  HMHI is a transitional housing program that helps single-parent, homeless families move into safe housing, and the sale is located at 3805 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport. To sign up, please call Patti Trapp, the volunteer coordinator at Humility of Mary, at 563-326-1330 x105.

•Antioch Retreat Registration is Beginning 
Consider taking part in the Antioch Retreat this fall - October 21-23.  Transportation is provided, leaving campus on Friday, October 21 at 6 pm and returning Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm. The Antioch Retreat 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.   The retreat is an opportunity to relax, listen, discuss, pray, play and meet new people.  Register online at http://tinyurl.com/AntiochFA16 or pick up a registration form in Chapel Gathering Space or the cafeteria and return to Campus Ministry by Wednesday, October 12th. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, AJ Adam and Brooke Neumann.

•Service at Cafe on Vine
Interested in service but need some flexible times?  Cafe on Vine, a soup kitchen in Davenport, is looking for help to keep up with the many tomatoes, cucumbers, and other produce items that are getting donated to them right now.  If you would be able to help any day of the week between 8am-noon as you are available, let us know at ministry@sau.edu. Cafe on Vine is also looking for students who would be interested to be on a Weekend Meal call-list.  They often need a few students to help serve the Saturday lunch or Sunday dinner meal to the guests.  If you (and some of your friends) are willing to help out on occasion, let us know and we’ll get you added to the call-list.

•Greeter/Usher Training
We are looking for students to serve as greeters and ushers for Sunday masses and big Chapel events.  If you are interested, contact Paul Burd at burdpaula@sau.edu.

•Interfaith SAU
Campus Ministry has organized students of various faith traditions (Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Christian, and even students with no religious convictions) around a common theme of service and understanding. If you would like to be a part of this year’s group, let us know soon at ministry@sau.edu.

•Film Screening of “Shakespeare Behind Bars”
The Ambrose Women for Social Justice group is showing a screening of the film “Shakespeare Behind Bars,” a documentary about people in prison who put on Shakespeare’s plays, and learn life lessons and skills for when they are released.  The director of this program, Curt Tofteland, will be on hand after the film to lead a discussion about the work that he does working with the prisoners.  A fascinating film and discussion on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  This event is free and open to the public.

•Interested in Religious Life? Sisters Offer Retreat 
Are you a woman wondering what life might be like as a Religious Sister? Sign up for "Dubuque's Got Sisters!"  It begins Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM, at vocations@dubuquepresentations.org or call her at (563) 590-8144.  The retreat will be held at Mount Carmel, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

09.18.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 5

September 18, 2016 - Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Amos 8:4-7 + 1 Timothy 2:1-8 + Luke 16:1-33 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.1810:30 am
6:30 pm         
+ Nancy Carroll
For the SAU Community                
Monday     9.19Noon+ John Gregorio, '65
Tuesday     9.204:30 pm+ William Helmel, '71
Wednesday     9.219:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.22            4:30 pm+ Donald Sloat, '51          
Friday        9.23Noon+ Dr. John Lefebvre, '49

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: EM Training 11:30am & 7:30pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Greeter/Usher Training 3:00pm & 7:00pm (Chapel); EM Training 5:00pm (Chapel); Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Greeter/Usher Training 3:00pm & 7:00pm (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.



PULLING TOGETHER
One of the central themes that runs through Catholic thought is the value placed on community.  We emphasize this through such things as the mass, our highest communal prayer, through our social justice tradition, and our belief in the communion of the saints--our union even with those who have gone on into eternal life. It's not difficult to see how the value of a community is also lived out at St. Ambrose, a Catholic university. Currently students are joining clubs, being trained as leaders, as liturgical ministers for Christ the King chapel, and learning the value of teamwork through athletics endeavors and many other activities. Every person at St. Ambrose is a valuable member of this community and every person has important gifts to offer. When those gifts are offered in service to others and we learn to pull together, we are all better off.  Pulling together is also the subject of a story about a gentleman whose car slid off into the ditch along a muddy country road. The man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help and the farmer pointed to haggardly looking old mule and said, “Warwick will get your car out of that ditch.”  After making their way back to the ditch, the farmer hitched the mule to the car. With the snap of the reigns he shouted, “Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!” And the mule pulled the car out with little effort. The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer and asked, “But why did you call out all those other names before you called Warwick?” The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is nearly blind. As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.” How much more we truly can accomplish when we learn that we all really are a part of a team. ---Fr. Chuck


•Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training
A training session for new and experienced EMs will be this Sunday, September 18th after both the 10:30 am and the 6:30 pm Mass and again on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 pm. If you are interested in serving in this important ministry please plan to attend one of the training sessions.  This ministry is reserved for practicing, confirmed Catholics.  To sign up to be a Eucharistic Minister here on campus, fill out the online interest form at http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16, or please contact us at ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Greeter/Usher Training
We are looking for students to serve as greeters and ushers for Sunday masses and big Chapel events.  Training sessions are on Tuesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 22 at 3pm and 7pm on both days (please come to one session).  If you are interested, or want to learn more, contact Paul Burd at burdpaula@sau.edu.

•Service on Saturday
We have a great response to this weekend’s Service on Saturday project with the Kiwanis club in Rock Island; no additional volunteers are needed this Saturday, but plan to join us next week for the Fresh Start Benefit Sale at Humility of Mary Housing, Inc (HMHI).   We’ll help there on Saturday, September 24th from 8-noon.   HMHI is a transitional housing program that helps single-parent, homeless families move into safe housing.  Every fall, they have a Fresh Start Benefit Sale (imagine the biggest garage sale you can!) that is open to the public to help raise funds for the transitional housing program.  We'll be helping to run the sale from 8am-noon that day - at the check-out, carrying furniture out to people's cars, assisting shoppers, etc.  Let us know if you want to join us for this opportunity next weekend by email at ministry@sau.edu.

•Service at Cafe on Vine
Interested in service but need some flexible times?  Cafe on Vine, a soup kitchen in Davenport, is looking for help to keep up with the many tomatoes, cucumbers, and other produce items that are getting donated to them right now.  If you would be able to help any day of the week between 8am-noon as you are available, let us know at ministry@sau.edu. Cafe on Vine is also looking for students who would be interested to be on a Weekend Meal call-list.  They often need a few students to help serve the Saturday lunch or Sunday dinner meal to the guests.  If you (and some of your friends) are willing to help out on occasion, let us know and we’ll get you added to the call-list.

•Pacem in Terris Award - Wednesday, September 28
Join us for the presentation of this year’s Pacem in Terris “Peace on Earth” Award to Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino, O.P., regarded as one of the principles founders of liberation theology in Latin America.  Most Reverend Martin Amos, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, will present the award to Fr. Gutiérrez on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm in Christ the King Chapel.  This event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome.

The Pacem in Terris Award is given to “honor a person for their achievements in peace and justice.”  It was begun by the Catholic Interracial Council of the Diocese of Davenport in 1963 in commemoration of the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris from Pope Saint John XXIII. Past recipients include six Nobel Peace Prize winners and even an officially canonized saint!  Learn more about the award at the Diocese of Davenport website.

•Interfaith SAU
Campus Ministry has organized students of various faith traditions (Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Christian, and even students with no religious convictions) around a common theme of service and understanding. If you would like to be a part of this year’s group, let us know soon at ministry@sau.edu.

•Save the Date for Antioch Retreat
This semester’s Antioch retreat is scheduled for the evening of Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.  The Antioch Retreat is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community, and is open to any SAU student.  Registration will be available soon, so save those dates on your calendars, and keep an eye on the bulletin for future updates.

•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.

•NAMI Walk - September 24
Help out with the 2016 NAMI Walk to support those affected by mental illness.  NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and they do a lot of great work in the Quad Cities.  The walk is on Saturday, September 24, beginning at 9:30am.  You can sign up to walk, or donate money to someone who is, at www.namiwalks.org and search for “Team Ambrose.”  Email Andrew Kaiser (kaiserandrewj@sau.edu) to learn more.

•Interested in Religious Life? Sisters Offer Retreat 
Are you a woman wondering what life might be like as a Religious Sister? Sign up for "Dubuque's Got Sisters!"  It begins Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM, at vocations@dubuquepresentations.org or call her at (563) 590-8144.  The retreat will be held at Mount Carmel, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

09.11.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 4

September 11, 2016 - Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Exodus 32:7-11 + 1 Timothy 1:12-17 + Luke 15:1-32 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.1110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     9.12Noon+ Gilbert Redelman, '48
Tuesday     9.134:30 pm+ Richard Noll, '72
Wednesday     9.149:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.15            4:30 pm+ Vingene "Bud" Martens, '65          
Friday        9.16Noon+ Joseph "Jody" Toohill, '64

This Week's Activities Include:
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: 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.



FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER 9/11
Sunday will mark 15 years since the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. Although current first year students at SAU were only 3 years old on that awful day, they have grown up in a world profoundly changed with heightened security, two wars, and much anxiety. As the pope at the time, the now Saint John Paul II, stated, "This was a dark day in the history of humanity. But even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say."  As we remember 9/11, we honor all those who lost their lives, including the heroic emergency personnel and all the lives lost in the wars that have followed. But it’s important to also remember the good will toward our country and the deeds of service that followed in the immediate aftermath. I recall with pride how the SAU community packed the chapel that day to pray for peace and how several interfaith prayer services, open discussions, and dialogues took place that included Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders. Perhaps there was something of a glimpse of what God intended when he created us to live on this planet as one human family. A story told by a Russian born author named Vera Nazarian speaks of the work left to do:

“Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean. But because they never learned each other’s language properly, they could never agree on the details, so the two halves of the bridge they started to build never met. To this day the bridge extends far into the ocean from both sides, and simply ends halfway, miles in the wrong direction from the meeting point. And the two countries are still at war.”

On the 15th anniversary of a very sad day, let's commit ourselves to learning a common language of understanding and peace. Then we can build bridges that unite people. Then we are living proof of what Holy Father said that day, "evil and death do not have the final say."   ---Fr. Chuck


•Have you signed-up for Campus Ministry Activities? 
Wanting to learn more about everything in Campus Ministry, such as retreats, service opportunities, or volunteering as a liturgical minister?  There’s still plenty of time to sign up, just fill out the Interest Survey online at  http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16, or email us at ministry@sau.edu.

•Interfaith SAU
Campus Ministry has organized students of various faith traditions (Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Christian, and even students with no religious convictions) around a common theme of service and understanding. If you would like to be a part of this year’s group, let us know soon at ministry@sau.edu.

•Service on Saturday
This weekend’s project is Saturday, September 10th.  We’ll be working with the Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island on an outdoor garden project.  We will meet on campus at 9:35 am to carpool and return around 12:15pm.  Let us know if you can join us, or to find out about other Saturday service projects all year long, email us at ministry@sau.edu.  Next weekend’s project will be working with the Kiwanis club in Rock Island.

•Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training
A training session for new and experienced EMs will be September 18th after both the 10:30 am and the 6:30 pm Mass and again on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 pm. If you are interested in serving in this important ministry please plan to attend one of the training sessions.  This ministry is reserved for practicing, confirmed Catholics.  To sign up to be a Eucharistic Minister here on campus, fill out the online interest form at http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16, or please contact us at ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Music Ministry - Rehearsal Time Change
The regular rehearsal time for Music Ministry has moved!  Music Ministry will now rehearse on Thursdays at 6pm in the Chapel.  All SAU students are invited to help provide music for Sunday and weekday liturgies with Music Ministry.  Come to a rehearsal, or contact Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•Service at Cafe on Vine
Interested in service but need some flexible times?  Cafe on Vine, a soup kitchen in Davenport, is looking for help to keep up with the many tomatoes, cucumbers, and other produce items that are getting donated to them right now.  If you would be able to help any day of the week between 8am-noon as you are available, let us know at ministry@sau.edu. Cafe on Vine is also looking for students who would be interested to be on a Weekend Meal call-list.  They often need a few students to help serve the Saturday lunch or Sunday dinner meal to the guests.  If you (and some of your friends) are willing to help out on occasion, let us know and we’ll get you added to the call-list.

•Save the Date for Antioch Retreat
This semester’s Antioch retreat is scheduled for Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.  The Antioch Retreat is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community, and is open to any SAU student.  Registration will be available soon, so save those dates on your calendars, and keep an eye on the bulletin for future updates.

•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.

•Kermes at St. Mary’s Parish
St. Mary’s Parish (516 Fillmore St in Davenport) is having a Kermes (Spanish for parish festival) this Sunday, September 11 from 10am until 4pm.  There will be authentic, homemade Mexican food and drinks, kids games, and a raffle.  Proceeds go to benefit the parish.  All are welcome to attend.  Please contact Fr. Guillermo Trevino to learn more.

•NAMI Walk - September 24
Help out with the 2016 NAMI Walk to support those affected by mental illness.  NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and they do a lot of great work in the Quad Cities, and they could use our help.  The walk is on Saturday, September 24, beginning at 9:30am.  You can sign up to walk, or donate money to someone who is, at www.namiwalks.org at search for “Team Ambrose.”  Email Andrew Kaiser (kaiserandrewj@sau.edu) to learn more.

•Interested in Religious Life? Sisters Offer Retreat 
Are you a woman wondering what life might be like as a Religious Sister? Sign up for "Dubuque's Got Sisters!" It begins Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM, at vocations@dubuquepresentations.org or call her at (563) 590-8144.  The retreat will be held at Mount Carmel, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque.

Some words of wisdom from our newest saint:
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Thursday, September 1, 2016

09.04.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 3

September 4, 2016 - Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Wisdom 9:13-18  +  Philemon 9-10, 12-17  +  Luke 14:25-33  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am ONLY







Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.410:30 am
NO 6:30 pm         
+Richard Forest                
Monday     9.5NO MASS
Tuesday     9.64:30 pm+ Andrew Hutmacher, '62        
Wednesday     9.79:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.8            4:30 pm+ Michael Russell, '65           
Friday        9.9NoonPeace

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Peer Campus Ministers 7 pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry 6 pm (Chapel); Poppin' Topics 7 pm (Gathering Space)


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

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



LABORS OF LOVE
Our nation celebrates Labor Day on Monday, honoring the dignity of workers and the value of good, honest labor. On Sunday during a canonization ceremony at Vatican City, Pope Francis will declare Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata a saint. Thanks to the good work of Kaitlin Depuydt, a photo of Mother Teresa's 1976 visit to Davenport to receive the Pacem in Terris Award is on display alongside all past award recipients in the Gathering Space of Christ the King Chapel. The woman soon to be known as Saint Teresa lived an entire life laboring out of love for others. One incident from her life tells of her work with fellow Missionaries of Charity tending to the poorest of the poor in Kolkata. They happened across a man lying in the gutter, very near death. Scantily dressed and lacking any facility to bathe or clean himself, flies swarmed around his body. Immediately, Mother Teresa embraced him, spoke to him softly and began to pick out the maggots that were nesting in his flesh. A passerby was repulsed by the sight of the man and exclaimed, “I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars.” Mother Teresa's response was immediate, “Neither would I!” Mother Teresa often remarked that the greatest disease in the West today is not tuberculosis, leprosy or A.I.D.S.; it is being unwanted, uncared for, unloved. Her life is a witness to the work of overcoming this disease in everything she did and in every word she said. On Labor Day weekend, in addition to standing up for justice for workers, let the witness of the soon to be "Saint Teresa" inspire us a service so badly needed in our world today. ---Fr. Chuck 


•Labor Day Weekend Mass Schedule
Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am only this Sunday. There is no 6:30 pm mass Sunday and no 12:00 pm mass Monday as offices are closed.  Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

•"Poppin’ Topics" and Colin Kaepernick
Paul Burd, Campus Ministry Grad Assistant is beginning a new discussion forum for students, offering popcorn with various butter flavors, and a current topic for discussion. We will have our first discussion on Thursday, September 8th at 7 pm in the Chapel Gathering Space. The "poppin’ topic" will be the recent controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest during games, and a larger discussion of race and violence in our country.  Jim Collins, St. Ambrose alum, athlete, and 2016 honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker will lead the discussion. All are welcome to join! We are also looking for volunteers and suggestions for future topics.  Email Paul Burd (burdpaula@sau.edu) or ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities
In the aftermath of violence in our cities, the shooting of police officers, and racial overtones in deaths of unarmed civilians, Bishop Amos has echoed a call by the US Bishops Conference asked the we dedicate Friday September 9 as a Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities. The Thursday evening “Poppin’ Topics” discussion can help us enter into this prayer.  The 12 noon mass on Friday will be offered for peace.

•BEE Connected New Student Retreat
We still have a few spaces available on the new student retreat, Friday, Sept. 9-Saturday, Sept. 10th at Camp Loud Thunder.  Register online www.tinyurl.com/BeeConnected16 or pick up a form in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Only $10, and includes transportation, lodging, and food. It’s a great opportunity to make friends, receive tips from upperclassmen, be introduced to all that Campus Ministry has to offer, and strengthen your faith.   Contact us at ministry@sau.edu to find out more.

•Have you signed-up for Campus Ministry Activities? 
Thanks to all those who signed up for campus ministry activities and for volunteer opportunities at last Sunday’s mass and at ClubFest. We’ve got a great number of volunteers already and it’s going to be a great year!  There’s still time to sign up, just visit http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16 or email us at ministry@sau.edu.  If you haven’t already, you’ll be contacted soon about the various activities in Campus Ministry.

•Music Ministry
Rehearsal this week will be Thursday, September 8 at 6pm in the Chapel.  All SAU students are invited to take part in Music Ministry and help sing or play an instrument for mass.  Contact Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training
A training session for new and experienced EMs will be September 18th after both the 10:30 am and the 6:30 pm Mass and again on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 pm. If you are interested in serving in this important ministry please plan to attend one of the training sessions.  This ministry is reserved for practicing, confirmed Catholics.    Please contact us at ministry@sau.edu for more information.

•R.C.I.A./Sacramental Prep./Learning More about the Catholic Church
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, being confirmed if you have not completed your sacraments, or simply want to learn more about the Catholic Church, contact Tammy by emailing ministry@sau.edu.  A group will be forming soon.

•Kermes at St. Mary’s Parish
St. Mary’s Parish (516 Fillmore St in Davenport) is having a Kermes (Spanish for parish festival) on Sunday, September 11 from 10am until 4pm.  There will be authentic, homemade Mexican food and drinks, kids games, and a raffle.  Proceeds go to benefit the parish.  All are welcome to attend.  Please contact Fr. Guillermo Trevino to learn more.

•Interested in Religious Life? Sisters Offer Retreat 
Are you a woman wondering what life might be like as a Religious Sister? Sign up for "Dubuque's Got Sisters!" It begins Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM, at vocations@dubuquepresentations.org or call her at (563) 590-8144.  The retreat will be held at Mount Carmel, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque.

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

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

•Ambrosians Of All Faiths and Denominations
We welcome Ambrosians of all faiths and denominations to join in any event or activity of our Campus Ministry department according to their conscience.  If any student is seeking a church in their particular denomination or place of prayer in their faith tradition, please contact us by stopping in our office in the Lower Chapel or email us at ministry@sau.edu.  We can help you find a place of worship.

•Find Us Online!
Stay up to date on everything happening in Campus Ministry, along with articles, insights, and prayers throughout the week.  Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SAUCampusMinistry) and Twitter (@FrChuckAdam).

Thursday, August 25, 2016

08.28.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 2

August 28, 2016 - Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 + Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 + Luke 14:1, 7-14  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday8.2810:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     8.29Noon+ Richard Geiger
Tuesday     8.304:30 pm+ James McClintock, '51
Wednesday     8.319:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.1            4:30 pm+ Tom Mulligan, '53          
Friday        9.2Noon+ Fr. Ed Botkin

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 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.



DON’T BE A COUCH POTATO
It is great to see the new energy that students have brought to campus this past week. With residential students settled in and now that classes have begun, the academic year is off to a great start. It is especially wonderful to see the enthusiasm of new students.  The message Pope Francis delivered last month to over 1.5 million at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland might well be resonating with Ambrosians. He said, “Dear young people, we didn't come into this world to 'vegetate,’" to take it easy, to make our lives a comfortable sofa to fall asleep on. No, we came for another reason: To leave a mark."  The Holy Father challenged youth to be involved in politics, in education and in activism, creating a world economy that is more just and that values solidarity with all humanity. Then using his trademark style of communication that makes him so beloved and so genuine, he said, “Don’t be a couch potato….Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes and to set out on new and uncharted paths.” As we enter ever more fully into a new academic year, let the pope’s challenge also be ours. And if I can interject my own tiny bit of humor into the pope’s message, the world has plenty enough “Spec-Tators,” “Comment-Tators,” and “Hezzie- Taters.”  Get involved. Leave a mark. It’s the Ambrose way.   ---Fr. Chuck 


•Ambrosians Of All Faiths and Denominations
We welcome Ambrosians of all faiths and denominations to join in any event or activity of our Campus Ministry department according to their conscience.  If any student is seeking a church in their particular denomination or place of prayer in their faith tradition, please contact us by stopping in our office in the Lower Chapel or email us at ministry@sau.edu.  We can help you find a place of worship.

•Mass Schedule
We resume our academic year mass schedule this Sunday, August 28 with masses at both 10:30 am and 6:30 pm.  Daily mass is offered Monday and Friday at 12 noon, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 pm and Wednesday at 9:15 pm in the Grotto if weather permits. The simpler (about 25 minutes) daily mass provides a great way to recharge your spiritual batteries during the week. In addition, the chapel is open for all Ambrosians for quiet reflection from 7 am - 10 pm daily.

 •BEE INVOLVED! SIGN-UP!
This Sunday, August 28, we will provide an opportunity during mass to sign up and learn more about the various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry during the 10:30am and 6:30pm masses.  There are many ways to become involved - late night discussion groups, prayer services, service trips and local opportunities, volunteering as a liturgical minister for mass, and much more!  You can also fill out the interest form online at http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16, and come find us at ClubFest on Tuesday, August 30.  And as always, email us at ministry@sau.edu to learn about anything in Campus Ministry.  Looking forward to a great year!

•Find Us Online!
Stay up to date on everything happening in Campus Ministry, along with articles, insights, and prayers throughout the week.  Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SAUCampusMinistry) and Twitter (@FrChuckAdam).

•Service on Saturday
Our first Service on Saturday project is this weekend, Saturday, August 27th.  We’ll be working with Juan Diez Rancheros, a horse therapy program for children in Davenport.  We will meet on campus at 9:40 am to carpool and return around 12:15pm.  Email us at ministry@sau.edu to sign up to volunteer, or to learn about other Service on Saturday projects - there’s always service to do in the Quad Cities, all year long!

•BEE Connected New Student Retreat
Calling all new students (freshman and transfer)!  The Bee Connected Retreat is just for you!  The retreat is Friday, Sept. 9-Saturday, Sept. 10th at Camp Loud Thunder.  We provide the transportation to and from campus.   It’s a great opportunity to make friends, receive tips from upperclassmen, be introduced to all that Campus Ministry has to offer, and strengthen your faith.  Register online  www.tinyurl.com/BeeConnected16 or pick up a form in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Only $10, and includes transportation, lodging, and food.  But space is limited, so REGISTER SOON!  Contact us at ministry@sau.edu to find out more.

•Music Ministry
Love to sing or play an instrument?  Music Ministry is looking for you!  Music Ministry is made up of SAU students of all years, majors, and musical ability, and leads music for Sunday masses, Mass and More, and other prayer services and events.  Interested?  Join us for practice on Monday, August 29 at 6pm in the Chapel, or email ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
Join us for the first meeting of Ambrosians for Peace & Justice (APJ).  We are a group of students who are interested in peace and justice, doing service projects together and discussing the larger picture of social justice in our community and world.  All Ambrosians are welcome!  We will meet on Wednesdays at 8pm, beginning August 31 in the Lower Chapel.  See you there!

•Peer Campus Ministers
NEW FOR 2016 - every Residence Hall on campus has a designated Peer Campus Minister.  These students are are excited about growing in faith and want to tell you about the many opportunities campus ministry has for faith learning justice!  The Peer Campus Ministers will be at both Sunday masses this weekend, as we commission them for their service in the resident halls.  Our Peer Campus Ministers for 2016-2017 are:  Katie Galuska, Bechtel; Jacob Hayles, Cosgrove; Morgan Wollesen, Davis; Emily Nguyen, Franklin; Laura Biederwolf, Hagen; Grant Colborn, McCarthy; Kara Fairfield, North; Murphy Garcia, Rohlman; Colleen Persaud & Madison Schramer, Tiedemann; and Abby Hammer, Townhouses.  Be sure to say hi to your Peer Minister, and stay tuned throughout the year for information on Campus Ministry activities and events in your Residence Hall.

•Discussion Series Ideas
Campus Ministry is looking for student suggestions for discussion events that we will host throughout the fall semester.  These are topics which intersect with our faith and our daily lives.  Do you have an idea for a topic you’d like to hear more about, a discussion you’re longing to have, or a speaker (someone from campus, from the community, etc.) that you’d want to hear more from?  Send us an email at ministry@sau.edu.

•R.C.I.A./Sacramental Prep./Learning More about the Catholic Church
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, being confirmed if you have not completed your sacraments, or simply want to learn more about the Catholic Church, contact Tammy by emailing ministry@sau.edu.  A group will be forming soon.

•Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities - September 9
The United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities on September 9, a day to pray for and work for an end to violence and racism in our country.  We are working on a discussion and prayer service to commemorate this day on Thursday evening, September 8, watch the bulletin for more details.  Please continue to pray for peace in our country and our world.

•BEESknees is a unique prayer ministry that allows Ambrosians to pray in their own time and manner for confidential intentions presented each week on behalf of fellow Ambrosians. If you’d like to be part of it, or have intentions to offer, send to: Beesknees@sau.edu.  Prayer intentions can also be left in the wooden box on the offertory table next to the reconciliation room in the chapel.