Thursday, April 10, 2014

4.13.14 & 4.20.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 26

April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday
+ Isaiah 50: 4-7 + Philippians 2: 6-11 + Matthew 26: 14-27 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday+ Acts 10: 34A, 37-43 + Colossians 3: 1-4 + John 20: 1-9 +
Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30am (no 6:30pm mass)

Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.13   10:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community

Monday4.14    Noon+David Walsh Lundy, Acad           
Tuesday4.15    4:30pm+Dean McCarthy MSW '99        
Wednesday  4.169:15pmStudent Intentions
Easter Sunday    4.2010:30am
NO 6:30PM   
Intention of the Mallerdino Family        

Monday4.21NO MASS
Tuesday4.224:30pm+James Grothusen  +M. Orfitelli             
Wednesday4.239:15pmStudent Intentions          
Thursday4.244:30pm+William G. Lawrence SAC '50          
Friday4.25Noon

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6:30pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: "Joy of the Gospel" Discussion 12 noon (Chapel Gathering Space), College Bible Study 7pm; Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Midweek Reflection 12pm (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) 8:30pm; Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Holy Thursday Reflection 12 noon (Chapel)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Kelly Bush, Director of Service & Justice
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Sheila Deluhery, Director of Faith Formation



EASTER VISION
During a conference for clergy earlier this week, Bishop Joseph Charon, the retired bishop of Des Moines, told the wonderful story of a man in California who, on a beautiful spring day, took his young daughter on a sailboat ride in the San Francisco Bay. The child was caught up in the joy of being out in open waters, being carried by the winds in the sails, and she exclaimed, “Daddy, I can see farther than my eyes can look!” That’s the joy of Easter. It’s seeing beyond the sadness of Good Friday to recognize the joy of Easter Sunday. It's learning to know that even as we confront the tensions and tragedies of life, the Resurrection is at work in us. And it’s precisely because of our belief in the Resurrection that we can reach out to the hurting, that we can serve the poor and most vulnerable, and that we can be generous with one another, knowing that we are supported by God’s everlasting love. As we enter Holy Week at St. Ambrose, may the days of this most sacred time of year offer to each one the grace of the Risen Christ to see beyond the limited view for which we too easily settle, and to reach for a life of endless possibilities and eternal joy. A blessed holy week and joyous Easter to all.  ---Fr. Chuck

•Welcome L’Arche 
We are pleased to welcome our friends from the L’Arche community in Clinton on Sunday starting with the 10:30am mass.  L’Arche is a community of adults with developmental disabilities and others who live with them in a community of equals and are witnesses to the values of justice and respect for every individual. We are proud of the longstanding relationship we have at SAU with L'Arche and we are pleased to welcome its members to St. Ambrose for what has become an annual event for our students.

•Celebrating Holy Week at SAU
+Palm Sunday - Masses with blessing and distribution of palms at 10:30am and 6:30pm
+Monday - Mass at 12 noon, Brewed Awakening at 8pm
+Tuesday - Joy of the Gospel discussion at 12 noon, mass at 4:30pm, College Bible Study at 7pm
+Wednesday - Midweek Reflection at 12 noon, mass at 9:15pm
+Holy Thursday - Holy Thursday Reflection at 12 noon; No daily masses from April 17 through April 21
+On Easter Sunday, April 20, the Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30am in the Chapel.  No 6:30pm Mass will be held on Easter Sunday.
+All offices will reopen on Monday, April 21. No day classes will be held on Easter Monday, but evening classes will meet as scheduled. The noon mass will not be held.
+Be sure to return your Rice Bowls to the Chapel before you go home for Easter Break!

•Turn In Your Rice Bowl!!!  Beginning on Palm Sunday, Campus Ministry will be collecting Rice Bowls to send to Catholic Relief Services.  Please bring in your filled Rice Bowl to the Chapel, and leave it in the large basket marked for them.  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.  Please be generous - your donations help make a difference in the lives of others around the world this Lent!

•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.

•Brewed Awakening: Join us Monday, April 14th at 8pm in the Gathering Space for the final Brewed Awakening discussion of the semester, as Becke Dawson from SIS International Shop leads a discussion about fair trade: what it is, who it benefits, and why it’s important!  Join us for good coffee and great discussion!

•Hunger Fast: Those with a SAU meal plan can donate your Sodexo lunch on Tuesday, April 15th to benefit Riverbend Food Bank.  Fasting begins after Brewed Awakening on Monday, April 14th and ends after 4:30 mass on Tuesday, April 15th.  A juice station will be available in the Beehive for those fasting.  Break your fast with us in Christ the King Chapel with soup and sandwiches after 4:30 mass on Tuesday.  Please email Kelly Bush at bushkellya@sau.edu to join the fast or RSVP for the soup dinner.

•Wednesday Midweek Quiet Reflection: Come to our last midweek reflection of Lent - join us at 12 noon for a brief, 15 minute prayer service with a Taize song, scripture, and silence - a little silence goes a long way!

•Holy Thursday Reflection: Join us for a special reflection time at 12 noon on Holy Thursday in the Chapel.  Spend 15 minutes in prayer and quiet reflection on the mysteries of the Last Supper and the coming Triduum.  A great way to prepare for the evening beginning of the Triduum.

•Service on Saturdays: The last Service on Saturday opportunity of the semester - helping the Botanical Center for their Spring Opening Planting Day on April 26 from 12-3pm.  Email ministry@sau.edu.

•Medieval Play: Dr. Nancy Hayes’ Medieval Literature Class will be acting out “The Crucifixion,” a 14 century passion play, Wednesday April 16 at 2pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.  All are welcome.

•Music for Commencement Mass: All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with music for the Commencement Mass on Sat, May 10 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 will start on Monday, April 14 at 7pm.  Please email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu if you would like to help out!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies: Courses offered this summer during June 12-15 and July 10-13.  This program is perfect for those who want to work with high school youth, and courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

4.6.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 25

April 6, 2014 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
+ Ezekiel 37: 12-14 + Romans 8: 8-11 + John 11: 1-45 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm





Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.6   10:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community
Pro Life Mass
Monday4.7    Noon+Terry Haywood '81           
Tuesday4.8    4:30pm+Norman & Delores Peterson        
Wednesday  4.99:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday4.10     4:30pm+Eugene Hippler, Academy '50            
Friday4.11Noon+Merle Cooper, SAC grad          

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 7pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: "Joy of the Gospel" Discussion 12 noon (Chapel Gathering Space), College Bible Study 7pm; Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Midweek Reflection 12pm (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) 8:30pm; Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Stations of the Cross 5pm (Chapel)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Kelly Bush, Director of Service & Justice
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Sheila Deluhery, Director of Faith Formation



INDIFFERENCE: ANAESTHESIA OF THE HEART
Ambrosians display an extraordinary amount of caring for children with cancer and their families this Saturday as they participate in the Dance Marathon.  Ambrosian caring can serve as a kind of antidote to the sad indifference we so often see in the news. This past week, in protest of our country’s broken immigration policies, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and nine other bishops offered a mass at the US-Mexico border.  A powerful image that was printed in newspapers showed him reaching through the fence to offer communion to people across the border in Mexico.  It reminded me of a similar kind of protest Pope Francis made a year ago on the island of Lampedusa, the Italian refugee colony where a boat of refugees had sunk and many refugees lost their lives.  In his homily that day Pope Francis decried indifference and asked if, in our world today, anyone feels "responsible" for what happened there. He said these powerful words: 
        "The culture of well-being, that makes us think of ourselves, that makes us insensitive to the cries of others, that makes us live in soap bubbles, that are beautiful but are nothing, are illusions of futility, of the transient, that brings indifference to others.” Pope Francis concludes with a prayer, "O Lord, we ask forgiveness for the indifference towards so many brothers and sisters. We ask forgiveness for those who are pleased with themselves, who are closed in on their own well-being in a way that leads to the anaesthesia of the heart….Forgive us, Lord!"   
        Difficult words! But the challenge of Lent, if taken seriously, is also difficult. Ash Wednesday’s scripture from the prophet Joel told us, “Rend our hearts, not your garments.” As we near the end of the Lenten season, let’s check our own hearts. Let’s awaken indifference.  Let’s act for justice. That’s the best witness we can offer to show that our Lent has been fruitful.    ---Fr. Chuck 

•The Chrism Mass: Bishop Amos will preside at the annual Chrism Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport on Monday April 7 at 5:00 pm.  At this mass the oil of catechumens and the oil of the sick are blessed, sacred Chrism is consecrated, and priests of the Diocese renew their commitment to their ordination promises.  All are welcome at this diocesan celebration. Sacred Heart Cathedral is located at 422 E 10th St., Davenport.

•Inaugural Lecture for SAU Middle East Institute: The Honorable Jim Leach will present the inaugural event of the new St. Ambrose University Middle East Institute on Thursday, April 10 at 7pm in Christ the King Chapel.  Leach will present “What is Old, New, and Unprecedented in America’s Relationships with the Middle East.”  Leach is currently a visiting professor of law and the University of Iowa Chair in Public Affairs, and represented Eastern Iowa in Congress for 30 years, many as a ranking member of the House Committee on International Relations.  In addition, Leach has taught at Princeton, served as an interim director at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, holds 13 honorary degrees, has received decorations from two foreign governments, and is the recipient of various prestigious awards for his service in politics.   All are welcome.  Contact Ryan Dye to learn more: dyeryand@sau.edu.

•“The Joy of the Gospel:” Only two chapters left in our discussion of Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel.”  Come, bring your lunch, and join us at 12 noon in the Gathering Space on Tuesday!

•College Bible Study: Make studying Scripture a part of your Lenten practice, and spend time in discussion with readings for the upcoming Sunday.  Come meet with College Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Lower Chapel Conference Room.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Wednesday Midweek Quiet Reflection: Join us each Wednesday of Lent at 12 noon for a brief, 15 minute prayer service with a Taize song, scripture, and silence - a little silence goes a long way!

•Stations of the Cross: Be sure to pray with our online stations, featuring SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich: http://saustations.blogspot.com.

•Service on Saturday: Are you interested in service opportunities in our local community? Join fellow students Saturday, April 12th from 2pm-4pm for visiting ministry and BINGO at the Kahl Home! Please email Kaitlyn Koniuszy at koniuszykaitlync@sau.edu to learn more or sign up!

•CRS Rice Bowl Reflection: Haiti:  This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Haiti.  We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Call to Family, Community and Participation, and reminded that, as social beings, we are called to seek God together.  Please continue to fill your Rice Bowl with your fasts, and support hunger relief locally and worldwide.  Turn in your Rice Bowls next week (Holy Week--April 13-17).

•SOUP/PRISM: Please join SAU PRISM for a Vigil against all forms of hatred and violence toward LGBT members of society.  It will take place Wednesday, April 9th, at 8pm in the Gottlieb Conference Center.  Join us in speaking out against hate.

•Fast Fest - Week 4: (April 6-12) This week for Fast Fest, strive to do away with hurtful and negative language, and resolve to lift yourself and others up in what you say and do with the Complaining and Gossip Fast.  And be sure to sign up to take part in the final fast for Fast Fest - the Meal Fast next week, to donate a meal to help local food pantries!

•Music for Commencement Mass: All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with music for the Commencement Mass on Sat, May 10 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 will start on Monday, April 14 at 7pm.  Please email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu if you would like to help out!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies: Courses offered this summer during June 12-15 and July 10-13.  This program is perfect for those who want to work with high school youth, and courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•DUBUQUE’S GOT SISTERS!  Are you interested in checking out religious life? An opportunity for women age 19 and older to come together with sisters and other women who are asking how to best serve the people of God is being offered. Join us for prayer, conversation and chance to get to know communities of women who have given their life in service to people on the margins: Meals and an overnight stay will be provided – at no charge. The retreat will begin with dinner and prayer on Friday, April 11th  at 5:00 and close with dinner on (to conclude by 6:00 pm)Saturday, April 12th. To register or for more info contact Sister Ginny Heldorfer - email: heldorferv@osfdbq.org/ phone:  952-457-5193.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3.30.13

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 24

March 30, 2014 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
+ 1 Samuel 16: 1b, 6-7, 10-13 + Ephesians 5: 8-14 + John 9: 1-41 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm





Mass Intentions:
Sunday3.30   10:30am
6:30pm
For the SAU Community  
Monday3.31    Noon+Howard Hannon           
Tuesday4.1    4:30pm+Edward Wilkinson     
Wednesday  4.29:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday4.3     4:30pm+Fr. J. Walter McEleney            
Friday4.4Noon+Joseph Cinadr          

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Interfaith Council 6pm (Lower Chapel); Reconciliation Service 7pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: "Joy of the Gospel" Discussion 12 noon (Chapel Gathering Space), College Bible Study 7pm; Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Midweek Reflection 12pm (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) 8:30pm; Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Stations of the Cross 5pm (Chapel); Adoration 7pm (Chapel)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or ministry@sau.edu
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Kelly Bush, Director of Service & Justice
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Sheila Deluhery, Director of Faith Formation



TAKING THE HIGHER ROAD
At St. Ambrose we promote justice as the foundation for a lasting peace and throughout our history we have demonstrated how non-violent protest can work to bring about social change. So it is in that spirit that I think it so appropriate to share a news story that was pointed out to me last week. Fred Phelps, the founder of the church in Westboro, Kansas who had led protests at so many funerals of fallen soldiers with signs and hate spewing chants died last week. Not allowing his death to deter them from their protests, 20 of his followers went to Kansas City to protest at a Lorde’s concert with hatred spewed on their placards. But the most attention was not given to the usual signs with hateful words. Instead it was the large banner held up by a handful of counter protesters that caught most people by surprise.  It said very simply and compassionately, “Sorry for your Loss.” Now that’s taking the higher road.  That’s a powerful way to live the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount: “Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you.” Martin Luther King, Jr. said it another way: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.”  Now that we are passed the halfway point of Lent, this season of conversion and change, we could ask ourselves, “How much light am I offering to dispel darkness? Are my actions dispelling hate?” There is still plenty of time in this Lenten season to respond to God’s love, and in turn, become more loving of others. The Busy Student Retreat begins Sunday night. Consider Monday’s Communal Penance Service. With God’s grace, we can take the higher road. We can begin to offer our dark world a bit more light.   ---Fr. Chuck

•Communal Penance Service: A communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, March 31 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.

•Brewed Awakening: Join us Monday, March 31 at 8pm in the Gathering Space, (immediately following Communal Penance) as Teresa Dunbar from Catholic Relief Services talks about how we can best help out those in need around the world.

•Busy Student Retreat: Welcome to visiting priests and sister who are serving as spiritual guides for this week’s Busy Student Retreat: Sister Lou Anglin, Vocation Director for Sister of Charity of the BVM in Dubuque, Fr. Francis Bitterman, Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Sister Bobbi Bussen, Vocation Director for the Sister of St. Benedict in Rock Island, Sister Roberta Birch, from the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Davenport, Fr. Thom Hennen, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Davenport, and Fr. Adam McDonald, Vocation Director the Society of the Divine Word.

•Interfaith Meeting and Sharing of Faith: Interfaith Council will have a faith sharing meeting on Monday, March 31 at 6pm in the Lower Chapel Conference Room.  Mr. Hassan Alhethail will share about Islam.  Come and learn more about Islam and how Islam is practiced in different parts of the world!

•“The Joy of the Gospel:” There’s still three chapters to go in our discussion of Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel.”  Come, bring your lunch, and join us at 12 noon in the Gathering Space on Tuesdays.  Find the whole document online here.

•College Bible Study: Make studying Scripture a part of your Lenten practice, and spend time in discussion with readings for the upcoming Sunday.  Come meet with College Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Lower Chapel Conference Room.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Wednesday Midweek Quiet Reflection: Join us each Wednesday of Lent at 12 noon for a brief, 15 minute prayer service with a Taize song, scripture, and silence - a little silence goes a long way!

•Stations of the Cross: Make the Online Stations a part of your Lenten prayer and reflection!  Featuring SAU student reflections and the etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich: http://saustations.blogspot.com.

•Eucharistic Adoration: Join us once again on Thursday, April 3 for another opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour.  Time consists of Scripture, song, and silent reflection before the Blessed Sacrament.  Perfect for this Lenten season!  Contact Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Service on Saturdays: Volunteer and help out the Quad Cities area!  Visit with the residents of the Kahl Home this Saturday, March 29 from 2-4pm, and help out at Winnie’s Wishes Resale Shop next Saturday, April 5 from 10am-1pm, which helps fund a local women’s shelter.  Email ministry@sau.edu to sign up!

•CRS Rice Bowl Reflection: Malawi.  This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Malawi.  We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers, and reminded that, just as He labored to create the universe, God sanctifies and calls us to work.  There are still plenty of rice bowls available in the Gathering Space if you need one!  Please continue to donate to CRS through your Rice Bowl.  You can make a difference!

•Fast Fest - Week 3: This week in Fast Fest (Mar 30-Apr 5), strive to be more present in the real world in the Social Media Fast.  Sign off of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and the like for a week, and work for more authentic conversation and communication with your family and friends!

•Music for Commencement Mass: All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with music for the Commencement Mass on Sat, May 10 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 will start on Monday, April 14 at 7pm.  Please email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu if you would like to help out!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies: Courses offered this summer during June 12-15 and July 10-13.  This program is perfect for those who want to work with high school youth, and courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•DUBUQUE’S GOT SISTERS!  Are you interested in checking out religious life? An opportunity for women age 19 and older to come together with sisters and other women who are asking how to best serve the people of God is being offered. Join us for prayer, conversation and chance to get to know communities of women who have given their life in service to people on the margins: • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary  • Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  • Dubuque Franciscan Sisters • Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Meals and an overnight stay will be provided – at no charge. The retreat will begin with dinner and prayer on Friday, April 11th  at 5:00 and close with dinner on (to conclude by 6:00 pm)Saturday, April 12th. To register or for more info contact Sister Ginny Heldorfer - email: heldorferv@osfdbq.org/ phone:  952-457-5193.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

3.23.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 23

March 23, 2014 - Third Sunday of Lent
+ Exodus 17: 3 - 7 + Romans 5: 1 - 2, 5 - 8 + John 4: 5 - 42 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm





Mass Intentions:
Sunday3.23   10:30am  
6:30pm
+ Derrek Drexler 5th Anniversary of death    
For the SAU Community    
Monday3.24    Noon+George Leahy '50       
Tuesday3.25    4:30pm+Charles A. Smith     
Wednesday  3.269:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday3.27     4:30pm+Hugh D McAleer SAC       
Friday3.28NoonMarilyn Evans SAC (Mercy Nurse)          

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 7pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: "Joy of the Gospel" Discussion 12 noon (Chapel Gathering Space), College Bible Study 7pm; Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Midweek Reflection 12pm (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) 8:30pm; Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Stations of the Cross 5pm (Chapel); Wilbur Lecture 7pm (Rogalski Center Ballroom)


SAILING BOLDLY AND INCLUSIVELY
  One of the greatest blessings of one’s time during college is the opportunity for a student to expand his or her sense of the world in which they live.  As opposed to my own days here at St. Ambrose when studying abroad was nearly impossible, today opportunities abound.  Plentiful also are the opportunities to come to know and appreciate a classmate from another country, a residence hall member of a different religion, a fellow student with a difference sexual orientation, or a neighbor with a different outlook on life because of their backgrounds and life experience. To not take advantage of and learn from those experiences really is a tragic missed opportunity to build bridges of friendship.  At St. Ambrose we proclaim diversity as a core value and the opportunities of Intercultural Week, which begins on Sunday, provide a good place for us to dive-in to experience it.  Does fear of something new or of someone different keep us from these experiences?  Pope Francis in his post-synodal exhortation, The Gospel of Joy reminds us,  “Life grows by being given away, and it weakens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others.”  The same sentiment was put into the form of a prayer by explorer Sir Francis Drake and used often by Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.  It begins, “Disturb us O Lord when we are too well-pleased with ourselves; when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little, because we sailed too close to the shore…”
  This multicultural week, let’s dream big. Dream of a world that recognizes the dignity of every member, and may we as a university community dare to sail ever more boldly to make that dream a reality.  ---Fr. Chuck

•Busy Student Retreat: Would you like to learn how to find time to pray and reflect with scripture while going about your regular busy schedule? Then the BUSY STUDENT RETREAT – is for you! Registration forms for this semester’s retreat – beginning Sunday evening March 31 and running to Thursday, April 3 – are available in the Gathering Space, from the Campus Ministry Office in the lower chapel or by emailing ministry@sau.edu . The requirements are simple: spend a half hour each of the four days reflecting on the scripture passage provided and schedule another half hour to speak with one of the spiritual guides coming to campus to join us for the week. You set the time to fit into your schedule. Retreat starts next week, so get your applications in!  Contact Sheila Deluhery 333 6132 or ministry@sau.edu for more information!

•“The Joy of the Gospel:” Discuss Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel.”  SAU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to bring their lunch Tuesday at 12 noon and join in this discussion at the Gathering Space.  Contact Fr. Chuck at adamcharlesa@sau.edu to get the discussion questions before each Tuesday. The text can be found online here.

•Wednesday Midweek Quiet Reflection: Join us each Wednesday of Lent at 12 noon for a brief, 15 minute prayer service with a Taize song, scripture, and silence - a perfect break in the middle of a busy week!

•College Bible Study: Make studying Scripture a part of your Lenten practice, and spend time in discussion with readings for the upcoming Sunday.  Come meet with College Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Lower Chapel Conference Room.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•Multicultural Week: Be sure to take part in all of the events of Multicultural Week, March 23-29.  Come join us for a 9:15pm Multicultural Week mass on Wed, March 26, and learn more about all of the events by visiting: http://www.sau.edu/Diversity/Highlighted_Events.html.

•Stations of the Cross: Come prayerfully reflect on the Stations of the Cross, every Thursday at 5pm, directly following daily mass.  Also, you can pray along with the stations in your room or at home with our Online Stations, featuring SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich: http://saustations.blogspot.com.  Make them a part of your Lenten practice!

•Wilbur Symposium: Come and listen as Theology professor Fr. Robert “Bud” Grant leads the 2014 Wilbur Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-Violence presentation.  Keeping with this year’s theme of Sustainability, Fr. Grant will talk about “Ecocide: Violence and the Environment,” focusing on environmental theology as a core of Catholic Social Teaching, and examining ecological threats through the lenses of natural law and the teachings of our most recent popes: John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.  All are welcome to take part on Thursday, March 27 at 7pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.

•Service on Saturday:  Join fellow students Saturday, March 29th from 2pm-4pm for visiting ministry and BINGO at the Kahl Home! Please email koniuszykaitlync@sau.edu to learn more or sign up!

•CRS Rice Bowl Reflection: The Philippines.  This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of the Philippines.  We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Option for the Poor, and reminded of Jesus’ words, “Whatever you did for these least of mine, you did for me.”  Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines and all around the world, that we see the Face of Christ in the poor among us.  Please continue to donate to CRS through your Rice Bowl.  You can make a difference!  If you still don’t have a rice bowl for your donations, there are plenty available in the Gathering Space!

•Fast Fest - Week 2: This week, in solidarity with those who do not have enough to eat or who lack clean drinking water, strive to go without those extra sugary treats in the “Sweets Fast.”  Give up candy, cookies, and pop, focus on drinking water and eating healthier things instead, and put that money you would have spent on sweets into your Rice Bowl to help those who go hungry around the world!

•Communal Penance Service: A communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, March 31 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.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies: If you’re interested in working in youth ministry, the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies is for you!  Earn your certificate in just two summers - courses offered this summer during June 12-15 and July 10-13.  This program is perfect for those who want to work with high school youth, and courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•DUBUQUE’S GOT SISTERS!  Are you interested in checking out religious life? An opportunity for women age 19 and older to come together with sisters and other women who are asking how to best serve the people of God is being offered. Join us for prayer, conversation and chance to get to know communities of women who have given their life in service to people on the margins: • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary  • Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  • Dubuque Franciscan Sisters • Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Meals and an overnight stay will be provided – at no charge. The retreat will begin with dinner and prayer on Friday, April 11th  at 5:00 and close with dinner on (to conclude by 6:00 pm)Saturday, April 12th. To register or for more info contact Sister Ginny Heldorfer - email: heldorferv@osfdbq.org/ phone:  952-457-5193.

Friday, March 14, 2014

3.16.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 22

March 16, 2014 - Second Sunday of Lent
+ Genesis 22: 1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18 + Romans 8:31-34 + Mark 9:2-10 +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30pm ONLY





Mass Intentions:
Sunday3.16   10:30am  
6:30pm
NO 10:30 MASS
For the SAU Community    
Monday3.17    Noon+Mark Gould Sr., SAC
Tuesday3.18    4:30pm+Anna Elise Danielson     
Wednesday  3.199:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday3.20     4:30pm+Charlie Burke '55       
Friday3.21NoonThomas Duffy, Jr SAA & SAC          

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 7pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: "Joy of the Gospel" Discussion 12 noon (Chapel Gathering Space), College Bible Study 7pm; Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) 8:30pm; Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Stations of the Cross 5pm (Chapel); Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour 7pm (Chapel)


Transformation Takes Time
The virtue of patience was one of the lessons learned from this year’s Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture delivered by Dr. John Haught a few weeks ago. Speaking about the ever-evolving cosmos and the place each one of us has in it, Haught remarked, “An unfinished cosmos helps us learn to be patient.” The disciplines of Lent also are all about patience. Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, teach us to aim not for immediate gratification but for a deep interior improvement that is not quick and easy, but one that also benefits those with whom we share life. That kind of change does not happen overnight. On the back cover of the book of daily meditations which campus ministry made available for Lent, Fr. Thomas Connery tells the story of a woman who purchased an exercise video and popped it into her VCR (before the days of DVD) only to discover the tape was defective. She took it back to the store and told the cashier, “This video doesn’t work and I’d like to get another.”  The cashier glanced at the rather shapely figure on the video box and then looked at the woman and replied, “Well my friend, these things take weeks before they work.”  Yes, anything worthwhile requires patience. After a week of Spring Break, hopefully Ambrosians return to campus refreshed and eager to get back into academics and into our Lenten journey.  Just don’t forget: be patient with yourself and be patient with each other. True transformations take time. With perseverance and trust in God’s grace, the new life that we await will not disappoint. ---Fr. Chuck 
   
•“The Joy of the Gospel:” Discuss Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel.”  Especially geared for faculty and staff, all are welcome to bring their lunch Tuesday at noon and join in this discussion at the Gathering Space.  Contact Fr. Chuck at adamcharlesa@sau.edu if you’d like the discussion questions in advance of each Tuesday. Begins this Tuesday March 18. The text can be found online here.

•Wednesday Midweek Quiet Reflection: Join us each Wednesday of Lent at 12 noon for 15 minutes of ecumenical prayer as a quiet break in your week - a Taize song, scripture, and quiet reflection.  Begins this Wednesday, March 19, in the Chapel.

•College Bible Study: Make studying Scripture a part of your Lenten practice, and spend time in discussion with readings for the upcoming Sunday.  Come meet with College Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Lower Chapel Conference Room.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more!

•CRS Rice Bowl Reflection: Guatemala.  This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Guatemala.  We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Rights and Responsibilities, and reminded that as Christians, we are called to uphold and protect the basic rights of others.  Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in Guatemala and all around the world, that we may come to know and protect the rights of all people.  And please be generous in your Rice Bowl donations!

•Stations of the Cross: Join in this Lenten practice as we prayerfully recall the Stations of the Cross, every Thursday at 5pm, directly following daily mass.  Plus, pray along with the stations in your room or at home with our Online Stations, featuring SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich: http://saustations.blogspot.com!

•Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour: Take some time Thursday evening and join us for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  Holy Hour consists of praise and worship music, scripture, prayer, and time for silent reflection.  Begins this Thursday at 7pm in the Chapel.  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more or help out!

•Brewed Awakening:  Mon, March 17: “Is the Bible True? Why it Matters.” Join us as social work professor Dr. John Thompson leads a discussion about how our perspectives on the Bible affect our daily lives and society. Join us for good coffee and great discussion! Meet in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8:00pm.

•Service on Saturdays: Join fellow SAU students Saturday, Mar. 22th from 10:00am to 2:00pm to help paint a local Mental Health Center! Transitions MH provides services to those in our community who are unemployed or who earn a low income and would otherwise have difficulty paying for services. Volunteers will be helping to paint their lobby to make the environment more welcoming. Transitions is a community-based private not-for-profit organization, so they are relying on volunteers for this project. Please email Kaitlyn Koniuszy at koniuszykaitlync@sau.edu to learn more or sign up!!

•Busy Student Retreat: Would you like to learn how to find time to pray and reflect with scripture while going about your regular busy schedule? Then the BUSY STUDENT RETREAT – is for you! Registration forms for this semester’s retreat – beginning Sunday evening March 31 and running to Thursday, April 3 – are available in the Gathering Space, from the Campus Ministry Office in the lower chapel or by emailing ministry@sau.edu . The requirements are simple: spend a half hour each of the four days reflecting on the scripture passage provided and schedule another half hour to speak with one of the spiritual guides coming to campus to join us for the week. You set the time to fit into your schedule. Contact Sheila Deluhery 333 6132 or ministry@sau.edu for more information!

•Fast Fest: It’s Week 1 of Fast Fest, so join other Ambrosians in resolving to use your time more wisely in the “Laziness Fast.”  As we enter a busy time of the semester, make an effort to not procrastinate on what needs to be done, to use your time more effectively, and especially to be more present in the moment and with each other.  Help tutor someone struggling in a class, take part in a Service on Saturday event, or find ways to volunteer in the community.  Make better use of your time to help others!

•DUBUQUE’S GOT SISTERS!
Are you interested in checking out religious life? An opportunity for women age 19 and older to come together with sisters and other women who are asking how to best serve the people of God is being offered. Join us for prayer, conversation and chance to get to know communities of women who have given their life in service to people on the margins: • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary  • Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  • Dubuque Franciscan Sisters • Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Meals and an overnight stay will be provided – at no charge. The retreat will begin with dinner and prayer on Friday, April 11th  at 5:00 and close with dinner on (to conclude by 6:00 pm)Saturday, April 12th. To register or for more information contact Sister Ginny Heldorfer by email at heldorferv@osfdbq.org or by phone at 952-457-5193.