Thursday, August 22, 2013


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 2

August 25, 2013 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 66:18-21 + Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 + Luke 13:22-30 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

Mass Intentions:

Sunday8.25  10:30am  
Monday8.26Noon  Coach Jim Fox
Tuesday8.274:30pmFr. Herman Strub  
Wednesday  8.289:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday8.294:30pmFr. Jim Greene
Friday8.30NoonJack Bush

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel)/Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto/Chapel)
Thursday: Interfaith Council 6:30pm (Lower Chapel)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is celebrated Wednesday from 8:30-9pm in the Reconciliation Room in the Chapel and by appointment.

This week our nation marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his rousing I HAVE A DREAM speech. Two years after that day, Dr. King was here in Davenport to receive the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award and many here took his message of nonviolent social change to heart. This Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Rogalski Center on our campus, this year’s Pacem in Terris Award will be given to another prophet of social change, Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche communities where those with and without developmental and mental disabilities share as equal participant in communal life.  Although he presented the award earlier this summer to Vanier at his home in France, Bishop Amos will join us Sunday to present an award to members of L’Arche communities from the Midwest.  We can learn a lot from L’Arche and the teachings of Jean Vanier.  Dr. King dreamed of a day when all God’s children would be joined together regardless of race or creed. Jean Vanier has said it another way: “to be human is to be bonded together, each with our own weaknesses and strengths, because we need each other.”  Join us on Sunday to hear a prophet’s dream. Our efforts can contribute to making that dream a reality.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•MASS SCHEDULEWe resume our academic year mass schedule today with both Sunday masses at 10:30 am and 6:30pm.  Daily mass is offered Monday and Friday at 12pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm and Wednesday at 9:15 pm in the Grotto if weather permits. The simpler, about 25 minute long, 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 7am - 10pm daily.

•BEE Involved! Sign Up
This Sunday, August 25 you can sign up for the various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm masses. Please plan to join us on Sunday and let us know about your interests. We have activities ranging from Brewed Awakening discussions to various reflection and sung prayer and many other types of service and activities! You can also stop by our offices in the lower chapel and we will be glad to speak with you and answer any questions. We’re looking forward to a great year! Or, email us at and we can get the sign up information to you.

•Pacem In Terris Peace and Freedom Award
Join us this Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom as Bishop Martin Amos joins us to celebrate the awarding of this year’s Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award. Named after the 1963 encyclical letter of Pope John XXII which has been called the foundational document for all who dedicated to peace building, the award celebrates the life and achievements of peacemakers.  Since 1964 the award has been presented to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa, Cesar Chavez, Sister Helen Prejean, Lech Walesa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and others.  This year’s award was given in France earlier this summer, but will be celebrated this Sunday with the community, honoring L’Arche communities of radical inclusion and their founder Jean Vanier.  Please join us and be a part of this incredible heritage of celebrating peace makers.

•Interfaith Council
SAU is a part of a nation-wide initiative called Interfaith Youth Corps begun by President Obama to unite people from diverse backgrounds around service projects.  Started at St. Ambrose one year ago, it has the following mission: "Through service, engaging in meaningful conversation about faith values, and acting together on shared values, Interfaith Council seeks to build positive relationships between people from diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds."  The first meeting will take place Thursday August 29 at 6.30 pm. at the Lower Chapel Conference Room. All who wish to contribute to the community by being part of a group of people belonging to different faiths/non-faith groups are welcome.

•50th Anniversary of MLK March on Washington
The local QC community will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic “I have a dream” speech and the march on Washington for jobs and freedom on Wednesday Aug. 28 at 2:30 pm in Lafayette Park (4th and Gaines)  in Davenport. Speakers include Congressman Loebsack, Senator Rita Hart, Rep. Phyllis Tyde, Mayor Gluba, Vera Kelly—Davenport NAACP, Rev. Rogers Kirk 3rd Missionary Baptist, Larry Roberson, Scott Co. Board of Ed., and others.

•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 campus ministry for more information or sign up on the bulletin board in the lower chapel!

•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
Interested in learning about social justice issues within our communities and the greater world?  Ambrosians for Peace and Justice seeks to fulfill the social mission of the Church by being true to the demands of the Gospel through Faith Learning Justice.  All faiths welcome!  Our first meeting is Wednesday, August 28th at 8 p.m. in the Lower Chapel.  Contact Kelly Bush at for more information!

•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

•Music Ministry
Do you love to sing or play an instrument?  Come check out Music Ministry.  We help to provide music for our Sunday masses, and other liturgies throughout the year.  All are invited to come and join Mondayl at 6pm in the Chapel.  Have any questions, or can’t make a Monday night? Contact Chris Clow at mail

•Like us on Facebook!
Like the Campus Ministry Facebook page at to stay up to date on news, events, prayers, retreat and service opportunities, and much more.  Plus, like the page during Welcome Week, and get a chance to win a prize.  All students who likes the Facebook page will have a chance on Aug. 30 to win a $10 gift card to the bookstore. At least 20 gift cards will be given away. So find us on Facebook, and like us today!

•Bridge Bible Fellowship is a great way for students who are not Catholic to join in ecumenical bible discussions with those of various Christian denominations, including Catholics, to strengthen their faith values. Our first informational meeting will be Tuesday, Aug 27 at 9pm in the Chapel.  Come and learn about the Bridge and about the discussion topic for the semester.

•Who Are Sisters TODAY?
St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island will be having a discernment weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Several religious communities will be present. Carpooling options are available. If you are interested, please email Sr. Bobbi Bussan,