Thursday, August 15, 2013


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 1

August 18, 2013 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 + Hebrews 12:1-4 + Luke 12:49-53 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

Mass Intentions:

Sunday8.18  10:30am  
Monday8.19No mass
Tuesday8.20No mass  
Wednesday  8.219:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday8.224:30pmFr. William Dawson, '50  
Friday8.23NoonDavid McDaniel '70  

  As the saying goes, "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  The sentiment of that statement makes what we do at St. Ambrose in the upcoming week all the more important.  Welcome Week is not only about reaching out to our new students and making them feel welcome.  It also is about making sure they set their feet firmly on our campus grounds, prepared to succeed here.  Often, first steps can be tentative and wobbly.  But there are many individuals in many departments on campus who are ready to assist those first-steps by walking along with students.   We in campus ministry extend our offer of support and we send this e-mail bulletin each week to all Ambrosians as a reminder of events, programs, and the people behind them.  Please know that you are always invited to join in.  An African proverb says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together with others."  We extend our welcome to all who are new to St. Ambrose.  Please know we are ready and willing to accompany you in a journey that promises to takes you far.     ---Fr. Chuck 

•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, Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry 333.6151, Kelly Bush Director of Service and Justice Ministry 333.6083.Christopher Clow, Director of Music Ministry and Liturgy, 333.6189, and Sheila Deluhery, Director of  Faith Formation 333.6132. 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 18.  This mass is specifically intended to help new students and your families have an opportunity to worship today. Simply come as you are!

•Convocation and Blessing of the Academic Year
Please join us at 11 am this Tuesday August 20 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom as we welcome the class of 2017.  Monsignor John Hyland, Vicar General for the Diocese of Davenport and Vice-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. Sallee Beneke will offer the keynote. Dr. Paul Koch, Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs, will offer the customary charge to the community for the coming year. All are welcome! Please join us.

•Chapel Schedule
Please know that all Ambrosians, regardless of religious tradition, are invited to make Christ the King Chapel their spiritual home while at SAU. Although we offer a special 3:00pm mass today to welcome new students and their families, our usual Sunday masses while classes are in session are at 10:30am and 6:30pm. Daily mass is offered Mondays and Fridays at noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm and on Wednesday evening at 9:15 pm in the Grotto if weather allows.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Wednesday at 8:30 pm. Please keep an eye on this campus ministry bulletin which we will send out each week on e-mail and leave copies on Sunday in the chapel Gathering Space.

•New Student Seminar!!! First Meeting TONIGHT – Sunday - August 18
Be sure to check your Welcome Week information to find out where your first New Student Seminar meets this evening (Sunday) at 7:30pm. You’ll meet your NSS instructor and peer assistant and get info about the details of your Urban Plunge site for Monday, Aug 19.

•Welcome Week Activities
Make note of Urban Plunge, an opportunity for all first year students to engage in service with the community, and all activities of Welcome week.  We want to help set the stage for your successful college career. What's more ... we're really rolling out the red carpet with cookouts, late night bingo, a hypnotist—and a Quad Cities River Bandits baseball game, right on the ol' Mississippi River!  The schedule is on the front page of the St. Ambrose Home page on the web at: or Welcome Week.

•Campus Ministry Music Jam
Come end the first day of classes with music and fun at the Campus Ministry Music Jam.  Bring your guitar, bring your voice, or bring your requests and come sing songs, meet new friends, and get to know your campus ministers!  The music starts at 8pm in the Hayes Courtyard, and leads right into the first Wednesday night Mass and More of the year.

•Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award Next Sunday
Since 1964, the Diocese of Davenport, together with St. Ambrose University and a coalition of institutions, has awarded the prestigious Pacem in Terris Award, named after the 1963 encyclical letter of Pope John XXIII. Previous award recipients include John F Kennedy (posthumously), the Rev Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Cesar Chavez, Sister Helen Prejean and Lech Walesa. Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche homes where those with and without disabilities live in common, has been chosen as this year’s recipient.  As a deeply radical advocate for the poor and the weak in our society, we are honored to celebrate his reception of the award at 2:00 pm next Sunday in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  All are welcome!

•Social Justice Retreat
St. Ambrose has a rich history of social justice activism.  To learn about social justice issues within our community as well as how YOU can make changes that positively impact our world, join us on the Social Justice Retreat.  The retreat also features national social justice speaker and activist, Kitt Agrow!  The retreat takes place at Camp Shalom on September 6-7.  The cost is $10.  Sign up quickly as we only have 25 spots available.  Contact Kelly Bush in Campus Ministry at

You will have a chance to sign-up for our various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry next Sunday, August 25 at both the 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. masses.  Please plan to join us next Sunday and let us know of your interest.  You can also just stop by our offices in the lower chapel and we are glad to speak with you and answer any questions.  We are looking forward to a great year!

•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: