Thursday, October 3, 2013

10.6.13 and 10.13.13

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 22 no 8

October 6, 2013 - Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Habbuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4 + 2 Timothy 1:6-9, 13-14 + Luke 17:5-10 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

October 13, 2013 - Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ 2 Kings 5:14-17 + 2 Timothy 2:8-13 + Luke 17:11-19 +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30pm only
No 10:30am mass due to mid term break

Mass Intentions:
Sunday 10.6
NO 10:30am  
Sunday 6:30pm
Monday 10.7
Noon +Michael Feeney Acad '54
+Richard Dekeyper Acad '48
Tuesday 10.8
4:30pm +Sr. Phyllis McMurray, OSB
+Bernard J. Hank
Wednesday   10.9
9:15pm Student Intentions
Thursday 10.10
+Adrienne Striegel Corsiglia/Mike Orfitelli  
Friday 10.11
Noon +Charles Vanek SAC
+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)

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

The Joke is on You
I was pleased to hear hat the SAU theater department had chosen SPAMALOT for its annual musical.  I understand that not everyone enjoys the kind of satirical, silly, and sometime dark humor of the British comedy troupe that created Monty Python’s Flying Circus. But for me, growing up in an age before Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, I thought that PBS was Monty Python’s channel. I still laugh when I think of skits like, “the Lumberjack Man,” “And Now for Something Completely Different,” and the extremely irreverent Python movie, “The Life of Brian.” Yes, irreverent, but not necessarily offensive. After all if we don’t learn to laugh, even at ourselves, we condemn ourselves to an existence that’s just not a lot of fun and not very life affirming. It’s especially true that in an academic culture we can sometimes take ourselves much too seriously. It’s a sign of maturity when we can laugh and let ourselves off the hook for our human imperfections. I agree with Fr. James Martin, the Jesuit priest and author of the book, Between Heaven and Mirth, who claims that a healthy sense of humor and a healthy spirituality go hand-in-hand. “Of course God has a sense of humor,” he would say. “It’s obvious.  Just look into a mirror.” Having experienced some of the great work of our theater department over the years, I really do look forward to Spamalot this weekend. And by laughing, we might even grow spiritually.    ---Fr. Chuck

•Midterm Break Mass Schedule
No daily mass will be held Friday, Oct. 11 and no 10:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, Oct. 13. The regular mass schedule resumes with 6:30 p.m. mass on Sunday, Oct. 13.

•Learning About the Catholic Church/RCIA STARTS TODAY
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 this Sunday Oct. 6 after the 10:30 am mass. Contact Sheila Deluhery in Campus Ministry or 333 6132 for more information.

Registration forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space, in the cafeteria, or the Campus Ministry offices 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.   Questions?  Contact Leah Norcross , Scott Timmerman , or Space is limited so get your registration to Campus Ministry by October 9.

•Interfaith Council
Interfaith Council will have a faith sharing discussion in the Lower Chapel Conference room at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 10th. Students will be bringing ethnic food to share. People of all religious and non-religious traditions are welcome!

•Brewed Awakening 
Oct. 14: “Justice Behind Bars.” Come discuss Justice in the Prison System with a SAU Grad Student who was formerly incarcerated.

•Service on Saturday
There are also still spots available for the Fall Break Service Trip to CASI on Oct. 12 from 10am-2pm & Noogiefest at Gilda’s club on Sept. 19 from 4pm-6pm. Please contact in campus ministry or sign up on the bulletin board in the Lower Chapel.

•NCCC National Catholic Collegiate Conference - Nov 21 - 23
Join other college-age and post-graduate young adults from around the country in Indianapolis for three days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, exceptional music and entertainment, and gaining a deeper awareness of what it means to be a Catholic young adult today.  Students who went to NCYC in high school will recognize that NCCC coincidence with that conference. Campus Ministry is looking for students who may be interested in traveling as a group.  Are you interested? Email, and check out to learn more!

•Restorative Justice Movie Night - October 9th
Based on a true story, the movie Amish Grace tells the story of an outsider who commits murder in an Amish town, and the road to forgiveness.  The story garnered national media attention because the Amish were able to forgive the offender almost immediately.  Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Gottlieb Conference  Room for the movie and stay for a discussion facilitated by Kent Ferris, the Director of Social Action for the Diocese of Davenport.

•Clothes Out Hunger
Going home for fall break?  Bring back any clothes you don’t need anymore to donate to the Clothes Out Hunger Drive.  Clothes will be sold and profits benefit the Humility of Mary Food Pantry.  For more information, contact Kelly Bush at

Interested in going on a service trip for Winter or Spring Break?  Look for a table after the Masses in Christ the King Chapel on Sunday, October 27th and a table in the Cosgrove Cafeteria on Monday, October 28th to get information about the service trips available for this year!

•Have a Prayer Request?
We are grateful to all those who are a part of the Bees Knees prayer ministry.  Each week requests for prayer are received by this group and these prayers are offered to God.  If you’d like us to remember your request, there are two ways to present it: 1) email your request to: or 2) drop a note in the locked wooden box which is placed at the back of Christ the King Chapel near the statue of St. Francis.