vol 22 no 5
September 15, 2013 - Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 + 1 Timothy 1:12-17 + Luke 15:1-10 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm
|Friday||9.20||Noon||+ William Barr|
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.
Wisdom From Other Faith Traditions
Students who took part in the vigil for the people of Syria on Wednesday night were able to take away more from it than the calm of quiet prayer and reflection. Those there also heard a beautiful sharing in prayer for peace from various non-Christian traditions. A student from Nepal who practices Hinduism shared this bit of wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita:
“A person of peace is simply a pool of silence. He pulsates a new kind of energy into the world, he sings a new song. He lives in a totally new way. His very way of life is that of grace, that of prayer, that of compassion."
In the 6 months since he was elected, Pope Francis has offered a number of statements about the need for people from all faith traditions to work toward mutual respect and understanding. Certainly his action of including a Muslim woman in the Holy Thursday ceremonial foot washing spoke dramatically of his emphasis on inter-religious respect and dialogue. Interfaith Council, a campus ministry initiative now in its second year, is taking the lead to further the cause of mutual understanding and respect especially through shared service of others. Their efforts might be summed up well by a student from China, speaking from a more humanistic standpoint at Wednesday’s late night vigil, who stated that the inability to find peace too often arises from our impatience with the process of learning to understanding one another. Taking her advice, let’s not give in to impatience with those we don’t yet understand. Then our efforts toward understanding can pulsate with a new kind of energy for peace in our world. ---Fr. Chuck
•Commissioning of Liturgical Ministers
Liturgical ministers will be commissioned at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm masses this Sunday (9/15). Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist as well as Lectors, Ushers, and Altar Servers will be be commissioned for their service in Christ the King Chapel. We are thank you for your commitment to sharing your time and talents with our faith community.
•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 now want to be are able to go on from these meetings to complete the Sacraments of Initiation if they decide the time is right. These meetings are also a great way to learn more. Contact Sheila Deluhery in Campus Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org or 333 6132 for more information.
•Busy Student Retreat
Would you like to learn how to find time to pray and reflect with scripture while going about your busy schedule? Then the BUSY STUDENT RETREAT – is for you! Registration forms for this semester’s retreat – beginning Sunday evening September 22 and running to Thursday, September 26 – are available in the Gathering Space, from the Campus Ministry Office in the lower chapel or by emailing email@example.com . The requirements are simple: spend a half hour each of the four days reflecting on the scripture passage provided and schedule another half hour to speak with one of the spiritual guides coming to campus to join us for the week. You set the time to fit into your schedule. Contact Sheila Deluhery 333 6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
•David Haas in Concert
Internationally known musician and liturgist, David Haas, will be in concert at St. John Vianney Church (4097 18th Street, Bettendorf, Iowa) on Sept. 27, 2013, at 7:30 pm. David will connect his inspiring music to the good news of Vatican II. The cost is $15 for students and seniors, $20 for adults, and $25 at the door. Call (563) 336-84414 to register or for more info.
•Catholic Young Adult Network Conference
The Diocese of Davenport’s Catholic Young Adult Network invites those ages 18-39 -- to its second annual conference, “Called and Chosen,” on Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Patrick Church, Iowa City from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Join fellow young Catholics for two inspiring keynote presentations from John Donahue-Grossman, thought-provoking breakout sessions, opportunities for Eucharistic adoration and reconciliation, and Mass! Cost is $20 and includes lunch. For more information contact email@example.com
•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. Please join us Monday at 9:00 pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.
•Brewed AwakeningAdventures in Backpacking Across South America! Do you love to travel or have you always dreamed of seeing the world? Come learn about & discuss all things travel with students who are “Seasoned Travelers” from study abroad to backpacking across South America. Join us for an exciting discussion over specialty coffees and teas! Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
•Service on Saturdays
Are you interested in service opportunities in our community? The next available opportunities are on Oct. 5th- with Nahant Marsh & Oct 19 with Gilda’s club. If you’d like more information or to sign up, please email email@example.com or sign up on the bulletin board in the lower chapel. Spots are filling up quick!
•Wednesday Night Mass and More
We’ve had some wonderful weather this semester for Wednesday 9:15pm masses in the Grotto along the Northwest side of Ambrose Hall. Please join us! Also remember that the MORE of Mass and More is a social following mass each week. All Ambrosians are welcome!
Special thanks to Kemper Rusteberg and Grace Filipski for organizing the vigil of prayer for Syria in the chapel Wednesday night. Thanks also to those who stayed to pray, play music, or read a reflection. We continue to hold in our prayers those mourning the loss of life, those exiled from their homes, and for leaders of nations of the world.
•Bridge Bible Fellowship
Join us Tuesday nights for fellowship and Bible-based discussion. Music begins at 8:40pm, and fellowship starts at 9!
•Killer Bee 5K Run/Walk and Bumble Rumble Early Registration
The last day for early registration for the 18th annual Killer Bee 5K Run/Walk and the Kids Bumble Rumble is Friday, Sept. 20. The fee is $25 for the Killer Bee and $15 for the Bumble Rumble. The cost for registrations postmarked after Sept. 20 is $30 for the Killer Bee and $18 for the Bumble Rumble. The race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, with the Killer Bee beginning at 8 a.m. and the Bumble Rumble at 9 a.m. To register online or download a race form, go to Killer Bee. Contact: Alumni office ext. 6290.