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.

Friday, August 19, 2016

08.21.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 1

August 21, 2016 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

+  Isaiah 66:18-21  +  Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13  +  Luke 13:22-30  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday8.2110:30 am
3:00 pm
For the SAU Community            
For New Students
Wednesday     8.249:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday8.25    4:30pm+ Loyola Hutson
Friday        8.26       Noon+ Joseph Sesbeau, '47

This Week's Activities Include:
Tuesday: Convocation and Blessing of the Academic Year 11am (Rogalski Center Ballroom)
Wednesday: Music Jam 8pm (Hayes Courtyard); Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry 6pm (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
Paul Burd, Grad Assistant



THE ACT OF WELCOMING
      Welcome Week officially begins on Sunday as students move in to residence halls and as we celebrate a 3 p.m. Welcoming Mass in Christ the King Chapel. It’s an exciting time. New students bring new energy and new dreams to St. Ambrose, and we welcome you. The act of welcoming is important. Its gets us started on a journey that is sure to be life changing. And we mean it when we say, “All are welcome!”  
If you watched the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio earlier this month, you may have been struck, as I was, by the tremendous welcome given to athletes representing the first ever Refugee Team to participate in any Olympics. As the IOC President said in his opening remarks, "By welcoming the refugee team a message of hope is sent to all refugees in our world."  There is also something very hopeful in the act of welcoming new students to SAU. With the visions and dreams and the gifts and talents new students bring with them, we are collectively made better. The fourth verse of a song we sing often in Christ the King Chapel, states the mission of welcoming this way:  
      Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone to heal and strengthen, serve and teach, and live the Word they’ve known. Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God’s face; let us bring an end to fear and danger. All are welcome in this place! (“All Are Welcome” by Marty Haugen)
      As we welcome one another, we embrace new opportunities with renewed hope. Blessings to all on what will be a great year!   ---Fr. Chuck


•Welcome From the Campus Ministry Staff
Our campus ministry staff is here for all members of the St. Ambrose community regardless of their religious or denominational affiliation. We want you to know that Christ the King Chapel is your spiritual home while at St. Ambrose. Our staff includes Fr. Chuck Adam (333.6151), Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry, Christopher Clow (333.6189), Director of Music Ministry and Liturgy, Kaitlin Depuydt (333.6083), Director of Service and Justice Ministry, and Tammy Norcross-Reitzler (333.6132), Director of Faith Formation. We look forward to meeting all who are new to St. Ambrose. Always feel free to stop in and visit us in our offices in the lower level of Christ the King Chapel.

•Come as You Are to 3:00 pm Sunday Mass
For those who will have spent the day moving into residence halls, we want you to know that casual dress is appropriate for the 3:00  pm mass today – Sunday, August 21. This mass is specifically intended to help new students and your families have an opportunity to worship today. Simply come as you are!

•Chapel Schedule
All Ambrosians, regardless of faith tradition or religious affiliation, are invited to make Christ the King Chapel their spiritual home while at SAU. We offer a special 3:00pm mass today to welcome new students and their families, but our usual Sunday masses while classes are in session are at 10:30am and 6:30pm. Daily masses are offered Mondays and Fridays at 12 noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm and on Wednesday evenings at 9:15 pm (in the Grotto if weather allows).  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Wednesday at 8:30 pm and by appointment with Fr. Chuck or other priests on campus.  For any changes, please keep an eye on this bulletin, sent out via email each week, and also available in the Chapel Gathering Space.

•Convocation and Blessing of the Academic Year
Please join us at 11 am this Tuesday August 23 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom as we welcome the class of 2020. Most Rev. Martin Amos, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport and Chair of the SAU Board of Trustees, will lead the campus community in a prayer service asking God’s blessing on the new academic year. Dr. Rachael Suddarth will offer the keynote. Sister Joan Lescinski, President of St. Ambrose University, will offer the customary charge to the community for the coming year.  All are welcome!

•Campus Ministry Music Jam
Join us for the Campus Ministry Music Jam on Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm in the Hayes Courtyard.  Bring your guitar, bring your voice, or bring your requests and come sing songs, meet new friends, and relax at the end of the first day of classes.

•Wednesday Night Mass & More
Mass and More is a great SAU tradition.  Join us this Wednesday at 9:15pm in the Grotto which is located at the northwest side of Ambrose Hall (rain location is in the Chapel).  After Mass, we’ll have a make-your-own sundae bar in the Chapel Gathering Space.  It’s a great time for mid-week prayer and to meet new people.

•BEE INVOLVED! SIGN-UP!
We have many opportunities for students to grow in faith, share their gifts and talents, and build up the Kingdom of God.  Everyone can fill out the interest form online here.  There will also be an opportunity to sign up during and after the 10:30am and 6:30pm Sunday masses on August 28.  Or just stop by the Campus Ministry offices in the Lower Chapel and come let us know what you’re interested in.  We’re looking forward to meeting you, and having a great year!

•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!  Peer Campus Ministers will be introducing themselves to the residents in their halls - be sure to say hi, and let them know your ideas too.  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.

•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. 10 at Camp Loud Thunder.  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 here or pick up a form in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Only $10, and includes transportation to and from, 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.  Join us for a special rehearsal on Thursday, August 25 at 6pm in the Chapel (regular rehearsals are Mondays at 6pm, beginning August 29).  Email ministry@sau.edu to learn more.

•Service on Saturday 
On every Saturday of the academic year, Campus Ministry offers an opportunity for outreach in the community.  For more info and to sign-up, email us at ministry@sau.edu.

•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!

•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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

05.01.16 & 05.08.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 27

May 1, 2016 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 15:1-2, 22-29  +  Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23  +  John 14:23-29  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

May 8, 2016 - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
+  Acts 1:1-11  +  Ephesians 1:17-23  +  Luke 24:46-53  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm



Mass Intentions:
Sunday5.110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     5.2Noon+ John Purney, '54
Tuesday     5.34:30 pm+ Loren "Bud" Thompson, '60
Wednesday     5.49:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday5.5            4:30 pm+ Robert Wise, '70          
Friday        5.6Noon+ Rand Wonio, '73
Sunday5.810:30 am
6:30 pm         
+ Eleanor Finn                
Monday     5.9Noon+ John T. McGrath, '68
Tuesday     5.109:00 pmFor SAU graduates

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Commencement Mass Music Practice 7 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 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.



BEE BLESSED WITH ENOUGH….
As I write this message for the last Campus Ministry bulletin of the 2015-16 academic year, it is likely that many Ambrosians are looking back over the past year with a sense of accomplishment.  For some, looking back might also reveal a bit of remorse over what was not realized. But hopefully through the learning process all students have been enriched, discovered much about themselves, and because of their St. Ambrose education are able to face the future with confidence. To have gained such hope is to learn what Ralph Waldo Emerson meant when he wrote, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  In gratitude for that power inside all of us, I offer the following blessing for our graduates and for all Ambrosians: May you always have enough…..  
Enough happiness to keep you pleasant.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
Enough enthusiasm to look forward.
Enough faith to banish despair.
Enough determination to make each day better than the day before. 
Congratulations to all graduates.  Summer blessings to all.  ---Fr. Chuck  


•Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday, May 1 and next Sunday, May 8 will be the last regular mass schedule weekends of the year. The last daily mass is Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm.  Beginning on Sunday, May 15 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am every weekend that summer classes are in session (except May 29, due to Memorial Day, and July 3, due to Independence Day).  No daily masses are offered during the summer session.  10:30am Sunday masses will be held through July 17 and resume on August 14.  Have a great summer!

•Thank You from Campus Ministry
We would like to express our thanks and great appreciation for all of the gifts and talents our students, faculty, and staff have shared through campus ministry this year. The list is too long to mention everyone but we would especially like to acknowledge those who participated in: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice; Service on Saturdays; Antioch retreat leaders; New Student and Bee-Leaving retreat leaders; Bridge Bible Fellowship leaders; Brewed Awakening organizers; Bee’s Knees prayer members; Mass and More volunteers; and all who faithfully served as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, Altar Servers, and Music Ministers in our liturgies. THANK YOU!

•Tuesday, May 10 - Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm and Midnight Breakfast at 10 pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team!  All are welcome at the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel). A blessing will be offered for all who will be graduating. Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria follows, beginning at 10pm.

•Self-Care Drive - Ends May 1
APJ is collecting self-care items (Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant) for a Health and Wellness Fair at Robert Young Center, a community mental health center.  Bring donations to Christine Urish's office (Health Science building #226), Anna Windsor (McCarthy #408), or Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel #114)

•Rice Bowls
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Rice Bowl collection from your sacrifices this past Lenten season.  Once again, SAU gave generously, and we have sent $1000 to Catholic Relief Services to combat hunger around the world!

•Earthquake Relief for Ecuador
Thank you for your contributions to the Earthquake Relief in Ecuador.  The need is great and there is still time to contribute directly to http://www.crs.org/ways-to-give or through Campus Ministry (please send cash or a check through campus mail to Campus Ministry (memo: Earthquake Relief)).

•Estimate Number of Hours of Ambrosian Service from 2015-2016 year
Students, faculty, and staff at St. Ambrose University once again responded to the call to serve this year.  Our attempt to count the hours of service has come to 158,467 hours this year.  THANK YOU to all students, faculty, and staff who gave of yourselves in service over the year.  Here is what has been done:
Co-Curricular Service:   35,699 hours
--Ambrosians for Peace & Justice:  276 hours  --Project Renewal Halloween party and Fit-Fest: 440 hours  --Service on Saturdays:  348 hours  --Quad Cities Fall Break Local Service Trip: 5 people, 44 hours  --Kentucky Spring Break Service Trip: 5 people, 250 hours  --Mississippi Spring Break Service Trip: 6 people, 300 hours  --East St. Louis Spring Break Service Trip: 11 people, 550 hours  --Dance Marathon: 500 people, 16,580 hours, $194,300 raised  --Bee the Difference: 600 students, 1,800 hours  --Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi: 215.5 hours  --Antioch Student Retreat Team: 34 students, 340 hours  --Confirmation Retreats:  260 hours  --Music Ministry: 1,700 hours  --Sacristans and Altar Servers: 96 hours  --Circle K: 151.5 hours  --Habitat for Humanity: 5 builds and 2 Spring Break Service Trips, 759 hours  --Athletic Department: 6,600 hours  --Bees Knees Prayer Ministry: 2,546 hours  --Bridge Bible Fellowship: 543 hours  --School mentoring & tutoring: 74 hours  --Swimming Club – 8 students, 40 hours  --Student Alumni Association: 25 hours  --Nurses Christian Fellowship:  118 hours  --Enactus: 170 hours  --CommUNITY day: 70 students, 210 hours  --PRISM : 72 hours  --Psychology Club & Psi Chi: 600 hours  --Triota: 10 hours  --Chemistry Club: 12 hours  --Student Physical Therapy Organization: 50 hours  --Student Occupational Therapy Organization: 15 hours  --Individual Students’ service to  World Relief, AWANA, Gilda’s Club, individual service trip, local medical centers : 504 hours            
 Curricular Service:  119,637 hours
--Urban Plunge: 490 participants, 1225 hours of service, 25 agencies served  --New Student Seminar classes: 42 hours  --Kinesiology: 210 hours  --Physical Therapy: 750 hours  --Speech-Language Pathology: 41 students, 1,148 hours  --Honors Program:  22  students, 980 hours  --Theology:  14 students, 75 hours  --Justice & Peace Studies: 22 students, 50 hours  --Social Work: 49 students, 25,264 hours  --Music Department: 58 hours  --Women & Gender Studies:  1,015 hours  --Art Department: 14 hours  --Education: 31,206 hours  --Occupational Therapy: 16,300 hours   --Organizational Leadership: 35 students, 125 hours  --Engineering: 15 students, 675  hours --Nursing: 40,500 hours
Faculty/Staff Service: 3,131 hours

• Serving After College
 If you are looking for a way to continue serving after graduation, whether in the local area or a new city, please consider the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, one of the oldest and largest Catholic organizations for serving the needy in the world.  Our members' core mission is visiting the needy in teams to provide material assistance and a listening ear for a few minutes, and to grow spiritually in the process.  The Society has a presence in a majority of American dioceses, including a number that have programs specifically for young adults in their 20s and 30s.  To find out more, please feel free to contact the Young Adult Chair, Bryan Kirchoff, atbryankirchoff@att.net or (314) 640-4366; also, feel free to check www.svdpusa.org to learn more about the Society.

Friday, April 22, 2016

04.24.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 26

April 24, 2016 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 14:21-27  +  Revelation 21:1-5a  +  John 13:31-33a, 34-35  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.2410:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     4.25Noon+ Francis Fosdick, '51
Tuesday     4.264:30 pm+ Max Beam, '45
Wednesday     4.279:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.28          4:30 pm+ Joanne Forlini, '99          
Friday        4.29Noon+ Jo Ann Mattke, '58

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Commencement Mass Music Practice 7 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Mendoor Speaks 6 pm (Chapel); 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.



BEE at Peace
It may be an understatement to say that the last weeks of a semester can cause a bit of anxiety. Graduating seniors may be anxious about next steps in their lives. Other students may be worrying over internships and summer jobs. And of course there are those looming final exams and final papers.  Amidst it all, It's important to take a deep breath, pause and gain perspective. There are three things that often rob of us the peace we that need to function well: Regrets over yesterday's mistakes; Worry over tomorrow's problems; And ingratitude for today's blessings. I have always found prayer and solitude to be an important means of finding peace. Despite what some might think, prayer doesn't mean that God will do our work for us. But prayer can help us to be at our best and to work to our potential. And prayer helps us become aware of the wonderful daily reminders of God's love that we too easily take for granted. A prayer by the 17th century gentle reformer, St. Francis de Sales says so it beautifully:

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; 
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things;
And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you today and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and Imaginations.

Have a peaceful weekend!   ---Fr. Chuck


•Please Donate to Support Victims of the Earthquake in Ecuador
On April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, which has killed at least 570 people.  Catholic Relief Services - the official international humanitarian agency of the US Catholic Church - is responding to the needs of those who are affected.  You can also donate to CRS online: www.crs.org/ways-to-give. If you wish Campus Ministry to forward your donation to CRS on behalf of the SAU community - please send cash or a check through campus mail to Campus Ministry (memo: Earthquake Relief).  Even a small donation can help make a big difference in the lives of those affected by this natural disaster.

•Enter Your Service Hours by Monday, April 25
Please help us tabulate hours of service that have been given to the community during the 2015-2016 academic year from our students, faculty & staff members!  Please log onto this form by Monday, April 25th, to record hours of service from your class, club, or service you did on your own as a member of the SAU community: https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/

•SAU Day of Giving TUESDAY APRIL 25
Join Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends on Tuesday for music and snacks in the BeeHive. Gifts made to St. Ambrose on this day will be doubled by the #50k2day challenge.  T-shirts and koozies to give away, and much more!  Every gift helps support our students in their educational goals.  Stop by the BeeHive on Tuesday, or give online at www.sau.edu/give.

•Mendoor Speaks: The Story of a Returning Citizen
Mendoor Smith, a scholarship quarterback at SAU who left college to become a full-time drug dealer and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, will share his story of redemption and atonement at 6 pm, Wednesday, April 27, in Christ the King Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by Diversity at St. Ambrose with support from the athletics and psychology departments, QC Empowerment, Boots on the Ground, Critical Mass, 100 Black Men and STEP-Quad Cities. Contact: Ryan Saddler, ext. 5728. Read more at Mendoor Speaks.

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 14 at 9am in the Chapel.  Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin This Monday, April 25 at 7pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•Graduating Senior Volunteers for Commencement Mass
Attention graduating seniors: if you would like to assist with the Commencement Mass (Saturday, May 14 at 9am), please contact us at ministry@sau.edu.  There are lots of opportunities to be involved in this liturgy, including serving as readers, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, assisting with the procession or with the decorating of the altar and bringing up of gifts.

•Seeking Confirmation Retreat Leaders for 2016-2017
We are looking for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen to help out on our Confirmation Retreat Team for next academic year.  Lead students from diocesan parishes in large-scale Confirmation retreats right here on campus!  A great service to the diocese, and a great way to gain valuable experience serving as part of a retreat team.  Retreat dates are set for Sunday, September 25, 2016 and Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Please email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in helping out with the team next year!

•“Dash 4 Drex” Memorial Run
Saturday, April 30 is the Eighth Annual Dash 4 Drex, a 2.1 mile run/walk established to honor the memory of student Derrek Drexler who died in March 2009 after a courageous battle from a rare complication from a viral infection. The Dash begins at 9am in front of Bechtel Hall.  Cost: $25/public, $20/SAU students, $15/t-shirt only.  All proceeds benefit the Derrek D. Drexler Scholarship Fund at St. Ambrose University.  Go to Dash 4 Drex to register or make a donation.  Contact Campus Rec GA Mike Greco (Grecomichaels@sau.edu) to learn more.

•Self-Care Drive
Ambrosians for Peace and Justice are collecting self-care items for a Health and Wellness Fair at Robert Young Center, a community mental health center.  Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant will be collected for individuals in the programs at the Robert Young Center.  We will be collected until May 1st, and can be dropped of to Christine Urish's office (Health Science building 226), to Anna Windsor (McCarthy room 408), or to Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel 114).

•OT Program Equipment Drive
The Occupational Therapy program is starting a Reuitilization Program to collect gently used assistive technology devices (such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and other self care devices) to distribute to underserved individuals who are being seen in the new interprofessional clinic at the Health Sciences Building.  The drive is taking place April 18-22.  If you have an item you would like to donate, or to see the full list of items they are looking for, please email lansingannem@sau.edu or call x6128.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 
Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email ministry@sau.edu.

•Catholics on Call Conference - August 3-6
Catholics on Call is offering a summer conference at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL for young adults (ages 18-30) who are striving to discover God’s call in their lives.  Gain insight from renowned speakers and skilled church ministers, and have the time to listen as God speaks within you.  A no-pressure experience that provides you with a better understanding of vocation, prayer, and discernment, and offers skills that will support you as you make decisions for your future.  Conference fee is only $100 (includes lodging and meals).  Learn more and apply online here: http://www.catholicsoncall.org/apply

•QUOTE: "Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society."--Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, no. 91

Thursday, April 14, 2016

04.17.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 25

April 17, 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 13:14, 43-52  +  Revelation 7:9, 14-17  +  John 10:27-30  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm







Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.1710:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
+ Isabelle Adam
Monday     4.18Noon+ Twila Parker, '39
Tuesday     4.194:30 pm+ Michael Friemel, '62
Wednesday     4.209:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.21          4:30 pm+ Gerald Bednarik, '51          
Friday        4.22Noon+ Dr. Mike Orfitelli

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: CommUNITY Day  noon-5pm
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); "Thirty Days Living as a Muslim" 8:00 pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 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.



Preparing a Fruitful Garden
A cartoon that was printed in a newspaper last week showed pictures of the typical wardrobe for April in the Midwest. Monday’s picture featured a gentleman clothed in rain gear. Tuesday he wore t-shirt and shorts. By Friday he was back in winter scarf and heavy coat. Hopefully, now having experienced a few days of warm weather, Spring is finally here. For many people, Springtime means time to make preparations for their vegetable gardens. But all of us can give thought to the fruit that our lives produce. Here is an interesting take on garden preparations we can take part in any time of the year: 
Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind; Peace of heart; Peace of soul.
Plant four rows of squash: Squash gossip; Squash indifference; Squash grumbling; Squash selfishness.
Plant three rows of lettuce: Lettuce be faithful; Lettuce be kind; Lettuce really love one another. 
And every garden needs turnips: Turnip for church; Turnip for service; Turnip to help one another. 
Water freely with patience. 
And to conclude the garden, we must have thyme: Thyme for God; Thyme for study; Thyme for prayer. Thyme for renewing recreation.  Happy Spring-Thyme!  ---Fr. Chuck


•Service this weekend: Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest! 
It's a fitness festival with and for with kids & families from Project Renewal, the after-school program just a mile south of campus.  The Fit-Fest is a challenge run with 10 stations of obstacles put on by many of SAU's teams and club sports, including obstacles with soccer, crossfit, taekwondo, football, a blow-up obstacle course and more.  We need help with timing the participants and redirecting traffic at the busy intersections to keep everyone safe.  Volunteers for the timing and traffic piece are needed 8:20-11am this Saturday, 4/16.  Let us know at ministry@sau.edu if you can help!

•Service this weekend: CommUNITY day! 
The 2nd annual spring neighborhood clean-up is on Sunday 4/17 from noon-5pm.  Most of the projects will involve raking, mulching, and trash pick-up for our neighbors south of Locust.  Sign up to help with your group of up to 6 people at https://www.qcbt.com/community-day.  Lunch and a t-shirt are provided!

•Seeking Confirmation Retreat Leaders for 2016-2017
We are looking for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen to help out on our Confirmation Retreat Team for next academic year.  Lead students from diocesan parishes in large-scale Confirmation retreats right here on campus!  A great service to the diocese, and a great way to gain valuable experience serving as part of a retreat team.  Retreat dates are set for Sunday, September 25, 2016 and Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Please email ministry@sau.edu if you are interested in helping out with the team next year!

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 14 at 9am in the Chapel.  Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin Monday, April 25 at 7pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at ministry@sau.edu to sign up.

•Graduating Senior Volunteers for Commencement Mass
Attention graduating seniors: if you would like to assist with the Commencement Mass (Saturday, May 14 at 9am), please contact us at ministry@sau.edu.  There are lots of opportunities to be involved in this liturgy, including serving as readers, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, assisting with the procession or with the decorating of the altar and bringing up of gifts.

•Service Trip in May
Another service trip has been added!  Consider joining the service trip during the week of May 15-20 to the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in central Illinois, an organic farm with gardens, alpacas, and chickens.  Lots of time outdoors on this trip - We’ll work in the gardens as the growing season begins and work with the alpacas and chickens.   Applications are due by Monday April 18 and can be found in the chapel gathering space and lower chapel or by contacting ministry@sau.edu.

•30 Days Living as a Muslim
Join us Monday, April 18 at 8pm in the Gathering Space to watch the documentary “30 Days Living as a Muslim”, featuring a Christian American who moves to a different part of the country to experience what it’s like to be a Muslim in the United States. A discussion will follow, with free coffee drinks and hot chocolate.

•Service Hours Tabulation
Please help us tabulate hours of service that have been given to the community during the 2015-2016 academic year from our students, faculty & staff members!  Please log onto this form by Monday, April 25th, to record hours of service from your class, club, or service you did on your own as a member of the SAU community: https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/

•Self-Care Drive
Ambrosians for Peace and Justice are collecting self-care items (Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant) for a Health and Wellness Fair at Robert Young Center, a community mental health center.  Collection runs until May 1st, and can be dropped off to Christine Urish (Health Science building 226), Anna Windsor (McCarthy room 408), or Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel 114).

•Gideon's Society on Campus Monday
Every couple years, members of the Gideon's Society, whose mission is to make Scriptures readily available to anyone who desires them, ask to come to campus to distribute free pocket size copies of the New Testament. We have given them permission to be at several spots on campus this Monday morning, April 18. They agree not to proselytize, but only to offer you an invitation to receive a copy of the New Testament. Please be courteous and respectful of their enthusiasm for the Word of God.

•OT Program Equipment Drive
The Occupational Therapy program is starting a Reuitilization Program to collect gently used assistive technology devices (such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and other self care devices) to distribute to underserved individuals who are being seen in the new interprofessional clinic at the Health Sciences Building.  The drive is taking place April 18-22.  If you have an item you would like to donate, or to see the full list of items they are looking for, please email lansingannem@sau.edu or call x6128.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 
Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email ministry@sau.edu.

•Catholics on Call Conference - August 3-6
 Catholics on Call is offering a summer conference at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL for young adults (ages 18-30) who are striving to discover God’s call in their lives.  Gain insight from renowned speakers and skilled church ministers, and have the time to listen as God speaks within you.  A no-pressure experience that provides you with a better understanding of vocation, prayer, and discernment, and offers skills that will support you as you make decisions for your future.  Conference fee is only $100 (includes lodging and meals).  Learn more and apply online here: http://www.catholicsoncall.org/apply