vol 22 no 3
September 1, 2013 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 + Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 + Luke 14:1, 7-14 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am only (No 6:30pm mass)
|Monday||9.2||NO MASS||LABOR DAY|
|Tuesday||9.3||4:30pm||Fr. Ed Botkin|
This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel)/College Bible Study 9pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel)/Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto/Chapel)
Thursday: Holy Hour for Peace 7pm (Chapel)
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is celebrated Wednesday from 8:30-9pm in the Reconciliation Room in the Chapel and by appointment.
BUILDING UP HUMANITY
Since the Labor Day holiday falls so early in the semester we have an opportunity this weekend to take a breather after all the heavy lifting of beginning a new academic year. But Labor Day also gives us the opportunity to honor workers and thank those whose labors we too easily take for granted. The dignity of work and the rights of workers has always been an important tenet of Catholic Social Teaching and over the years church leaders have reiterated that message constantly. This past week we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic I Have a Dream speech and were reminded of how there the dream of racial equality is still not fully fulfilled. It’s not unfair to say that we may well have even lost ground in the dream for worker’s rights. To quote Dr. King:
So often we overlook the worth and significance of those who are not in professional jobs. Of those who are not in the so-called 'big jobs.' But let me say to you tonight, that whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.
As we enjoy a three-day weekend, take time to express gratitude for those who clean, cook, work behind counters and in farm fields, those on construction projects and those fulfilling tasks that serve you and me on a daily basis. We need one another and all of the work done to build up humanity is sacred. ---Fr. Chuck
•Labor Day Weekend Mass Schedule
Please note that because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, there will not be a 6:30 pm mass this Sunday (Sept. 1). Please join us for the 10:30 am mass. Also, the 12pm mass will not be celebrated on Monday. Our regular Sunday schedule of 10:30am and 6:30pm will resume on Sunday, September 8.
•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! It’s not too late if you still want to sign-up. Sign up cards for the various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry are still available in the Gathering Space or in the Lower Chapel. You’ll be contacted soon, if you haven’t already about the various activities. Training for Lectors and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic will be held after both masses next weekend (Sept. 8). To be involved in these or any of the many other types of service and activities, get your volunteer card filled out and turned in to us today, or email us at email@example.com and we can get the sign up information to you.
•College Bible Study
The first meeting of the College Bible Study will be on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7.00pm at lower Chapel. The regular meetings of College Bible Study will be on Mondays at 9.00 pm. Since this Monday is Labor Day we have postponed the meeting to Tuesday.
•Learning About the Catholic Church/RCIA
Campus Ministry offers a program for SAU students, faculty and staff interested in learning more about the Catholic church. Those with an interest in joining or those who have not been confirmed and now want to be are able to go on from these meetings to complete the Sacraments of Initiation if they decide the time is right. These meetings are also a great way to learn more. Contact Sheila Deluhery in Campus Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org or 333 6132 for more information.
•Busy Student Retreat
Would you like to learn how to find time to pray and reflect while going about your busy schedule? Then the BUSY STUDENT RETREAT – is for you! Registration forms for this semester’s retreat – beginning Sunday evening September 22 and running to Thursday, September 26 – are available in the Gathering Space, from the Campus Ministry Office in the lower chapel or by emailing email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Have you been keeping up with recent news about the war in Syria? Come discuss the recent chemical weapons attack and the implications of US and international involvement with experts on the issues. Join us for a hopefully riveting discussion over specialty coffees and teas. Wednesday, Sept. 4th @ 7:30pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.
•Service on Saturdays
The first two will be held on Sep. 7 from 10:30-2:30 and Sep. 14 from 9-noon helping the Figge Art Museum. Contact email@example.com for more information or sign up on the bulletin board in the lower chapel!
If you love to sing or play an instrument, Music Ministry is looking for you! Come help us provide music for Sunday and daily masses, and other prayer services. We will have a 6pm Rehearsal this Monday in Christ the King chapel. Stop by after break and join us! Contact Chris Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
•Holy Hour for Peace
Come join us for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship music, and prayers for peace on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7pm in the Chapel. Spend some time in prayer, song, quiet, and praying for peace.
•Catholic Young Adult Network Conference
The Diocese of Davenport’s Catholic Young Adult Network invites those ages 18-39 -- to its second annual conference, “Called and Chosen,” on Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Patrick Church, Iowa City from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Join fellow young Catholics for two inspiring keynote presentations from John Donahue-Grossman, thought-provoking breakout sessions, opportunities for Eucharistic adoration and reconciliation, and Mass! Cost is $20 and includes lunch. For more information contact email@example.com
Quad Cities Interfaith Trivia Night Fundraiser is Saturday Sept 7th Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall in Davenport. Cost is $10/person or $80 for a table of 8. Bring your own food and beverages. Call QCI at 563-322-4910 to reserve your spot!