vol 22 no 15
January 19, 2014 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 49: 3, 5-6 + 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3 + John 1: 29-34 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30am
|Tuesday||1.21||4:30pm||+Dr. Wayne DeJohn|
|Thursday||1.23||4:30pm||+Bill Roberts SAC grad|
|Friday||1.24||Noon||+Mark B. Kentner SAU grad|
This Week's Activities Include:
Tuesday: Civil Rights March: Meet in Chapel at 3pm, College Bible Study 7pm (Lower Chapel), Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto/Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry 7pm (Chapel)
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is celebrated Wednesday from 8:30-9pm in the Reconciliation Room in the Chapel and by appointment.
THEOPHERA---A GREAT GIFT
While students were away on Christmas break, a magnificent painting by the late St. Ambrose art professor, Father Edward Catich, was installed in Christ the King Chapel. Displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1950 and removed when it was deemed too controversial for its time, the icon can now be found in the devotional alcove on the east wall of the chapel. Entitled, Theophera, a Greek word meaning “God Bearer,” Fr. Catich portrays the Christ child as black infant, held by a white Madonna, portrayed perhaps even as a mixed-race Caucasian. Just as it challenged people in 1950 to think differently about their preconceived ideas, so this icon today can teach an important message: we are all children of one gracious God. What a great gift this piece of art is to all who worship in Christ the King Chapel. What a great example Father Catich gives to us about to putting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to work in each of our various disciplines. But even more, what a powerful message for us all to be continually reminded that each and every one of us, regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual identity or orientation, is linked by God in a common humanity. A perfect message for Civil Rights Week. A timeless message for all Ambrosians. A great gift, indeed! ---Fr. Chuck
•This Sunday’s Mass Schedule - January 19, 2014
Because of the MLK holiday on Monday, only a 10:30am mass will be celebrated this Sunday, January 19. Our regular schedule of 10:30am and 6:30pm will resume on Sunday, January 26.
•Mass and Reconciliation Schedule
The daily mass schedule resumed on the first day of classes. Masses are held Monday and Friday at noon, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm and Wednesday evening at 9:15pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is held every Wednesday at 8:30pm in the Reconciliation Chapel and can be arranged at other times by appointment.
•Sign Up! At the beginning of each semester we offer sign ups for all of the campus ministry activities – from liturgical ministers to service. Stop by our offices in the lower chapel, fill out an orange card in the Gathering Space and leave it in the basket, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate the generous involvement of all Ambrosians.
•Civil Rights Week - Please take note of the activities of Civil Right’s Week. Honor Civil Rights heroes of the past—and march, learn and celebrate as a Civil Rights advocate of today! (For a complete list go to: http://www.sau.edu/News_and_Events/E140120-25_Civil_Rights_Week.html)
--Tuesday---March to Remember - Meet in Chapel at 3pm and join the St. Ambrose community in a silent march to commemorate the civil rights movement and reflect on its significance for us today. Marchers will proceed from the chapel and around campus to visit significant sites. Following the march all participants are invited for hot chocolate and conversation in the Beehive lounge.
--Wednesday: Learn the History - 'Dine and Discuss Davenport's Civil Rights History' During lunch in in the Cosgrove Cafeteria placemats will tell of key civil rights events and locations in our areas.
---7-8:30 p.m. in the Rogalski Center---Panel Discussion: ‘Our Past and Present.’ An evening with local activists.
---9:15 p.m. Mass and More--Civil Rights and Human Liberties Mass--with pray for respect for human life.
--Thursday: Student justice groups take part in a workshop to fine tune their skills around justice work.
--Friday: 3-6 p.m. Community Service Project that welcomes the students of Project Renewal; 9pm showing of the movie, The Butler, Beehive lounge. Free and open to the public.
---Saturday: 6 p.m. Civil Rights Celebration Dinner in Cosgrove Cafeteria; 7:30 p.m. Performance: Galumpha in Galvin Fine Arts Center. FREE for SAU students; $11 adults; $8 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens; $7, non-SAU students; $6, groups
All SAU students are invited to help sing or play an instrument for Sunday masses and other events in Music Ministry. If you haven’t been able to join us yet but have always wanted to, or if you’re curious what Music Ministry is all about, come join us for a Sunday mass! Practice for the morning mass this Sunday (Jan 19) begins at 9:30am. Also, we will have a special Thursday night practice Jan 23 at 7pm. Email Chris Clow (email@example.com) to learn more!
•R.C.I.A. – Sacramental Preparation
For anyone interested in becoming Catholic, learning more about Catholicism or completing the sacraments of initiation by preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Sheila Deluhery firstname.lastname@example.org or x6132 for information. The group will be meeting this coming Sunday, January 19 following the 10:30am mass.
•Spring Semester Retreats:
*the 2014 Spring Antioch will be held Friday, evening February 21 to Sunday afternoon February 23.
*The Spring Busy Student Retreat will be offered beginning on Sunday evening March 30 and concluding on Thursday, April 3. Registration forms will be coming soon!
•Liturgical Ministers: We’re organizing Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Altar Servers/Sacristans for the semester – if you’ve already signed up we’ll put the schedule together next week – if you’d like to become a liturgical minister please contact campus ministry at email@example.com and we’ll get you all set! Welcome Back!
•College Bible Study will meet this week at 7 pm on Tuesday in the Lower Chapel. Come and learn from scriptures which will be read the following Sunday at Catholic mass and all other churches that use the common lectionary.
•Bridge Bible Fellowship Join us for fellowship and Biblical discussion Tuesday nights! First day back is January 21st in the Chapel. For more information, contact Kirk (KelleyKirkB@sau.edu) or Suzanne (WieseSuzanneP@sau.edu).
•Service Trips: Time is running out to sign up for a Spring Break Service Trip! Pick up an application on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space or in the Lower Chapel! Or for more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Destination Leadership: Registration is now open for Destination: Leadership 2014! Join us February 1st, 2014 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Register for FREE in BeeCAREERS. Contact Student Activities.
•Methodist Nursery Workers: St. John's United Methodist Church is hiring nursery workers to work in the church nursery Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. For more info, please email Jamie Lippert, Director of Christian Education: email@example.com
•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies: Want to work as a youth minister? Sign up for the summer Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program. In just two weekends over two summers participants gain experience, tools, and resources that help in all avenues of youth ministry. Perfect for those who are interested in working with high-school aged youth in a parish, school, or retreat setting. Four courses offered here at SAU this summer on June 12-15 and July 10-13, and courses can also be taken for undergraduate Theology credit. Get the application online at www.sau.edu/Campus_Ministry or email Chris Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an application and learn more!