Thursday, September 26, 2013


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 7

September 29, 2013 - Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Amos 6:1, 4-7 + 1 Timothy 6:11-16 + Luke 16:19-31 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

Mass Intentions:

Sunday9.2910:30am  +Deceased SAU Alumni
Monday9.30  Noon+Judge Joseph Beatty '70   
Tuesday10.14:30pm+Henry Murray, Sr.
Wednesday  10.29:15pmStudent Intentions
Thursday10.34:30pm+Claire Nemeth  
Friday10.4Noon+Clayton Ripperton '67

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 Adoration 7pm (Chapel)

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

It is always a joy to be reunited with those whom we have shared common experiences and mutual friendships.  That happens this weekend as St. Ambrose alumni return to campus to share memories and to rekindle friendships.  For most of us, after all, it is the relationships that we forge at a place that allow us to call that place, ‘home.’  Those relationships and communal experiences that we share truly are spiritual in nature.  It has often been stated over the years that God is not only within all persons, God also resides in that sacred space between persons, drawing  us together.  Since this year we will be dedicating a time capsule as part of our Homecoming festivities, we are even acknowledging God’s presence in the space between ourselves and Ambrosians of a future generation.  In one of his homilies, our patron, St. Ambrose of Milan said, “When we have traveled all ways, we shall come to the End of all ways, who says, ‘I am the Way.’” We praise God for drawing us together, even through the space of time.  Welcome home to all alumni and friends of St. Ambrose University who are drawn here this weekend.  And a happy Homecoming Weekend to all.             --Fr. Chuck 

 •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 through the process decide they now want to will be able to complete the Sacraments of Initiation. Please plan to meet on Sunday Oct. 6 after the 10:30 am mass. Contact Sheila Deluhery in Campus Ministry or 333 6132 for more information..

• Antioch Retreat October 18-20
Registration forms are now available for this semester’s Antioch Retreat which will be held from Friday evening October 18 until Sunday October 20 in the early afternoon.  The Antioch Retreat is a great opportunity to spend some time with fellow students away from campus reflecting on your life from the perspective of a non-judgmental Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student, regardless of your religious denomination.  Pick up a registration form in the Chapel Gathering Space or in the cafeteria.  Questions?  Contact Leah Norcross , Scott Timmerman , or Space is limited so get your registration to Campus Ministry by October 9.

This Wednesday, October 2, at 7:00 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom, actress Judy Winnick will present a performance of the story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who in during WWII risked her life to save over 2,500 Jewish children. The performance is free and all are encouraged to come learn of this heroic witness to life.

•CHANGE IN TIME FOR Dedication of Holocaust Monument
So that more leaders of the local Jewish community could be present, the dedication of the Holocaust Monument will now take place on Thursday October 3 at 10:00 am in front of Christ the King Chapel.  A gift to St. Ambrose from the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, the Holocaust Monument is in honor of Irena Sendler, Fr. Pierre Marie-Benoit and the more than 23,000 non-Jews who risked their lives to save the lives of thousands of Jews in the Holocaust. All are welcome to the short dedication ceremony.

•Praise and Worship Holy Hour
Come join us on Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, Scripture, praise and worship music, and silent reflection in the chapel.  Come for as much or as little as you can.  If you are interested in helping out with the prayer service, contact Chris Clow at

•Service on Saturday
Our next Saturday service opportunity will be at Nahant Marsh on Sat. Oct. 5. Students will be working to help harvest and maintain the prairie from 9am – Noon. There are also still spots available for Noogiefest at Gilda’s club on Oct. 19 from 4pm-6pm. Please contact in campus ministry or sign up on the bulletin board in the Lower Chapel if you’re interested!

•College Bible Study
College Bible Study is a group of college students who meet to reflect, study, and pray with the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. Since the common lectionary is used by most mainline Christian denominations, this bible study is a great way for you to be more prepared to hear the Word of God on Sunday.  So often the given scriptures speak to exactly what’s happening in our lives at this time. Come discover the power of God’s Word. Please join us Monday at 9:00 pm in the lower Chapel conference room.

•Bridge Bible Fellowship is a great way for those who are not Catholic to join in ecumenical bible discussions with those of various Christian denominations, including Catholics, to strengthen their faith values. It is held in the chapel Gathering Space at 9pm on Tuesdays preceded by Praise Music at 8:45pm.

•St. Mary’s Sleep Out
On October 4th-5th, students from all over the QC will sleep outside at Modern Woodmen Park for a night of entertainment, a modest meal, and education.  The Night at the Shelter Sleepout is designed to raise awareness about homelessness in the QC Community and raise funds to help provide beds and support for homeless persons served by St. Mary’s Shelter, Inc.  If you are interested in joining the St. Ambrose team, please contact Kelly Bush at  Cost is $10.

•CROP Walk
On Sunday Oct. 6th, St. Ambrose will be sending a team to walk in the QC Crop hunger Walk. Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water and fuel, and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. We walk because we want to end hunger – one step at a time.  If you are interested , contact Kelly Bush at