vol 22 no 12
November 10, 2013 - Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 + 2 Thessalonians 2:16 - 3:5 + Luke 20:27-38 +
Masses this Sunday at 9:00am, 10:30am and 6:30pm
|10:30am||Families of St. Ambrose|
|Tuesday||11.12||4:30pm||+Fr. Joe Rogers|
|Thursday||11.14||4:30pm||+Adrienne Striegel Corsiglia|
|Friday||11.15||Noon||+Lester Starner, SAC|
This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel) / Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space) / 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.
It is coincidental that we celebrate Family Weekend at SAU at a time when Pope Francis has asked input into an Extraordinary Synod on the Family. Family is important. A comedian who takes a more cynical view once said, “Youth is that time in life when you blame all your troubles on your parents. Maturity comes when you learn that that everything is the fault of the younger generation.” In truth, maturity comes not when we cast blame, but when we learn to take responsibility for our own actions and learn to be grateful for the sacrifices, support, and love that have enabled us to be the persons we are today. While every family has its own narrative and it unique functions and dysfunctions, ideally “family” is the place where we learn essential messages about life, love, and service to others. In family we learn to love and be loved; to take and to give; to forgive and to be forgiven. As we welcome the family members of our students to campus this weekend and honor the sacrifices made, we are reminded not only to bring those life lessons to our time together here with classmates, colleagues, and friends right here, but also to the broader family of human kind. That’s such a timely thought as Family Weekend leads us directly into Hunger Week. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa stated upon reception of the 1987 Pacem in Terris Award in Lee Lohman Arena, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Thank God for families. They teach us to be human together. Enjoy Family Weekend! ---Fr. Chuck
•EXTRA MASS This Sunday – Family Weekend
Because of the increased Mass attendance on Family Weekend we will add a 9am Mass to our regular 10:30am and 6:30pm schedule this Sunday, November 10. Please join us in Christ the King Chapel!
•Survey for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family 2014
Pope Francis has invited members of the church from dioceses throughout the world to complete a survey conveying your thoughts on the pastoral challenges of the family. Responses will be used to prepare for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. The Synod will convene in Rome in October 2014. For members of the Diocese of Davenport, Bishop Amos has placed the questionaire on the diocesan website: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=tM6c3*iKjavNLe0TW4gZzA#.
As part of the Sustainability series, on Wednesday, November 13, at 7pm in the Rogalski Center, Quad Cities native and founder of Living Lands and Waters, Chad Pregracke speaks about cleaning up America's waterways. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from St. Ambrose University in 2003. This event is free and open to the public. Chad has been chosen as one of 10 CNN Everyday Heroes - vote for him at CNNHeroes.com until Sunday, November 17!
Ed Martini, PhD, a recognized expert on the environmental and personal impact, both short and long term, of herbicides and chemicals employed in the cause of war will deliver the Geiger Lecture on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm in the Rogalski Center. Martini's research into the use of napalm and Agent Orange by United States military during the Vietnam War is documented in the book Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty. Another book, Playing with Fire, examines the use of napalm during World War II, as well as in Vietnam.
Monday, Nov. 11: “The Nature of Truth” Come enjoy specialty coffees and teas as Theology Professor, Fr. Bud Grant, helps students to explore the concept of Truth, ideas about Nature, and relationships between the two. Join us for good coffee and great discussion! Meet in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8:00pm.
This week is Hunger Week is a week at St. Ambrose, dedicated to creating awareness around hunger issues and fundraising to help alleviate hunger, both locally and around the globe. Start by donating one of your Sodexo meals. On Wednesday, Nov. 6th and Thursday, Nov. 7th, sign up to donate one lunch (Monday, Nov. 11th lunch) to benefit Kids Against Hunger.
---Hunger Week activities include:
Monday: Donate your Sodexo lunch today to benefit Kids Against Hunger. Residence Hall can donation competition begins.
Tuesday: “Eat to Feed” Bake sale sponsored by Greenlife from 10:30-2:30 in the Beehive. Proceeds go to Oxfam to purchase livestock
Wednesday: Clean water Campaign. Come see Chad Pregracke of Living Lands and Waters speak about cleaning America’s waterways. 7 p.m. in the ROGO Ballroom
Thursday: Spoons Tournament sponsored by Phi Eta Sigma at 8 p.m. in the ROGO Food Court
Friday: Hungry Games residence hall can collection ends at noon
Saturday: Kids Against Hunger meal packaging event 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the ROGO Ballroom.
THE HUNGRY GAMES: 9 p.m. in the Beehive.
Interested in going on a service trip for Winter or Spring Break? We have a few new options this year. Contact Kelly Bush at BushKellyA@sau.edu for more information or stop down to Lower Chapel to pick up an application!
•Service on Saturday
Spots are available for service on Nov. 23 from 2pm-4pm for visiting the Kahl Home. Contact Koniuszykaitlync@sau.edu or sign up on the bulletin board in the Lower Chapel!
The next session for those interested in becoming Catholic, receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation or just wanting to learn more about the church will continue on Sunday following the 10:30 am mass. There is still time to join. Contact Sheila, firstname.lastname@example.org.