vol 22 no 9
October 20, 2013 - Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Exodus 17:8-13 + 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 + Luke 18:1-8 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm
|Sunday||10.20||10:30am||Dr. Richard and Judith Woods (50th Anniversary)|
|Monday||10.21||Noon||+Martin E. Lamarr|
|Friday||10.25||Noon||+Dennis Jerome Murphy|
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)
Friday: Benefit Concert in R.C. Ballroom 7pm
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is celebrated Wednesday from 8:30-9pm in the Reconciliation Room in the Chapel and by appointment.
Joy in Being our Spiritual Selves
One of the blessings of working in Campus Ministry is the unique vantage point we so often have to witness how actively students pay attention to their spiritual lives. This weekend, for example, some 50 or so students will take part in the Fall semester’s Antioch retreat, reflecting on their spiritual lives in the context of Christian community. Knowing the importance of one is no small matter. To discover one’s spiritual life is equivalent to discovering one’s true self. The great scientist and theologian, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, once said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” To know that we are spiritual beings, means that we find our truest selves not when we are grasping after money, possessions, fame or fortune, but when we are offering more of ourselves to others. To be a spiritual being means that we pay less attention to the rat-race of life and more attention to the glory of the present and to those with whom we share the present moments. And when we remember that we are spiritual creations of a loving God, we find ourselves able to let-go of the negativity that too often surrounds us and begin serve God in the way we were created to do. Thank God for making us spiritual beings. It allows us to enjoy the goodness of being human. ---Fr. Chuck
•Benefit Concert for Student Emergency Fund
This Friday (October 25) at 7:00 pm, join in the Rogalski Center Ballroom, Quad City native Denny "Red" Gallagher, Lorraine Gallagher, and special musical guests: Pat Frese and SAU's Rev. Brian Miclot and Sheila Deluhery will perform a concert Fundraiser to benefit the Student Emergency Fund. Gallagher has opened for B.B. King, the Oakridge Boys and Three Dog Night and together with Pat Frese and our own Fr. Miclot and Sheila Deluhery, once performed under the name “Sheila and Her Four of a Kind.” Cost is $ 10 for adults and $ 20 for families.
The next session for those interested in becoming Catholic, receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, or just wanting to learn more about the church, will be on Sunday October 27, following the 10:30 am mass. There is still time to join. Contact Sheila Deluhery, firstname.lastname@example.org.
•College Bible Study
College Bible Study is a group of college students who meets to reflect, study, and pray with the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. So often the given scriptures speak to exactly what’s happening in our lives at this time. Please join us Monday at 9:00 pm in the lower Chapel conference room.
On Wednesday Oct. 23rd, the Brewed Awakening Topic will be “Finding Relief in the Quad Cities.” Come discuss issues surrounding culture, assimilation, and living as a refugee with someone who sought refuge in the Quad Cities & with World Relief. Join us for good coffee and great discussion! Brewed joins with Ambrosians for Peace and Justice, so we’ll meet in the Lower Chapel at 8pm on Wednesday.
•Service on Saturday
Are you interested in service opportunities in our local community? There are still spots available for service on Oct. 26 from 2pm-4pm for visiting ministry @ the Kahl Home, Nov. 2 from 9am-noon to maintain the prairie @ Nahant Marsh, & Nov. 9 from 8am-2pm for holiday decorating @ CASI. Please contact Koniuszykaitlync@sau.edu in campus ministry or sign up on the bulletin board in the Lower Chapel if you’re interested!
Are you interested in a Winter or Spring Break Service Trip? It’s not too early to start thinking about Winter and Spring Break. We have a couple new options for service trips this year. If you want to know more, stop by our table and display after the Masses in Christ the King Chapel next Sunday, October 27th and/or a table in the Cosgrove Cafeteria on Monday, October 28th to get information about service trips available for this year!
•National Catholic Collegiate Conference - Nov 21 - 23
Come with us to Indianapolis! Meet up with college students from all over the country for three days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, exceptional music and entertainment, and gain a deeper awareness of what it means to be a Catholic young adult today. Campus ministry is organizing a group to go, so email email@example.com to learn more. Plus, check out the NCCC website at www.ntlccc.org/.
•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass
Calling all musical Ambrosians! On Sunday, December 1st at 6:30pm we will celebrate mass for the Feast of St. Ambrose, our patron saint, and all SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Music Ministry in leading music for the liturgy! Practices will start on Monday, October 28 at 7:00pm in the Chapel. Come to the rehearsal, or email Chris Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
•Clothes Out Hunger THANK YOU
Congratulations to member of Ambrosians for Peace and Justice who worked so hard on the Clothes-Out Hunger project. It netted $ 500 which will go toward Kids Against Hunger meals in the Quad Cities. Also great job to the students who walked in the CROP Walk to end hunger and to the 12 students who took part in the “Sleep Out” at Modern Woodman Park to bring awareness to homelessness in the QCA.
•Project Renewal Halloween Family Fun Night
On Thursday October 31, from 3 - 5:30pm, several clubs on campus are sponsoring Halloween themed games for the family of children at Project Renewal. If you as an individual or your club wants to participate, contact Kelly Bush at email@example.com.
•BEE the Difference Day November 3
The annual day of service to those who live in the SAU neighborhood will be on Sunday November 3 from 1:00 - 5:00pm. Sign-up as an individual, or as a team of 6 of your friends to help out the community in the spirit of the Diocesan heritage of St. Ambrose University. Contact Brady Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Bush, email@example.com.