vol 22 no 18
February 9, 2014 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 58: 7-10 + 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5 + Matthew 5: 13-16 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm
|Tuesday||2.11||4:30pm||+Duane M. Duyck|
This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 7pm (Chapel)/Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: College Bible Study 7pm (Lower Chapel); Bridge Bible Fellowship 9pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel)/Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto/Chapel)
Thursday: Holy Hour 7pm (Chapel)
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is celebrated Wednesday from 8:30-9pm in the Reconciliation Room in the Chapel and by appointment.
“TO BEE” NOTES
Many of us probably try to keep ourselves organized by making lists of things we have to do. Those lists likely are growing as the semester is now in full-swing. But instead of “to do” lists, have you ever considered making a list of what you have to be? (Or, as we say here at SAU, “To BEE?”)The following list of suggestions of what “to Bee,” with my adaptations, came from a church pamphlet I saved from a few years ago:
-You know you're going to have to deal with someone today who has let you down or messed up. Note to self: Bee patient.
-Thursday and Friday are going to be busy days, including a couple late nights studying. Note to self: Bee present to your parent, sibling, or friend who calls you on Saturday.
-Your roommate, co-worker, or friend is going through a tough time with classes, on the team, in a relationship, or with work. Note to self: Bee understanding.
-It's time once again to face papers and exams. Note to self: Bee grateful for the opportunity of an education.
-And sometimes you have to make time for what there seems to be no time for: time for a quiet walk, time for lunch with a friend, time for prayer and keeping a real Sabbath. It helps you BEE whole again.
Making and keeping “to be” lists require the same intention and resolve as the lists we make “to do.” As the semester gets busier and busier, take the time to resolve not just to do, but to bee the best version of the person God created you to bee. And just one more thing for the list: bee happy! ---Fr. Chuck
•Spring Break Service Trips: There are only a few spots left on service trips to Catholic Worker Farm in West Virginia, Cass House in Detroit, and Sister Thea Bowman School in East St. Louis. Application deadline is this TUESDAY Feb. 11. Contact Kelly Bush at BushKellyA@sau.edu for more information.
•Praise and Worship Holy Hour: Next Thursday, Feb 13 at 7pm in the Chapel. Join in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, singing Praise and Worship music, and quiet reflection as we take time out for prayer and calm. An excellent way to end your day. For questions, contact Chris Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Gospel Fest: Be sure to join in a night of music, spirit, and fun with the 5th annual Gospel Fest. Sponsored by Intercultural Life, Gospel choirs from all over the Quad Cities will come together in song at Christ the King Chapel. Special guests The Westbrook Singers will also perform. Mark your calendars - Thursday, Feb 20 at 7pm in the Chapel. Contact Ramona Amos at InterculturalLife@sau.edu to learn more.
•Brewed Awakening: Mon, Feb. 10: “Bridging the Faiths.” Join us as Deb Bowen, the facilitator of “A Book by Me” program which teaches elementary through high school students to meet with and write the stories of Holocaust survivors. Deb will share her experiences of learning from Jewish Holocaust survivors and discuss how we can “Bridge the Faiths” in our own lives. Join us for good coffee and great discussion! Meet in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8:00pm.
• Service on Saturday: Are you interested in service opportunities in our local community? Join fellow students Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10am-2pm at Vanderveer Park. Volunteers will be working inside helping with potting plants and plant propagation for the upcoming spring! Please email Kaitlyn Koniuszy at email@example.com to learn more or sign up on the bulletin board in the lower chapel!
•Priestly Vocation Reflection Opportunities
---A Project Andrew Dinner will be held on Wednesday February 12 starting at 6pm. Bishop Amos and Fr. Thom Hennen, Davenport Diocesan Vocation Director will be sharing a simple meal with SAU men wishing to hear about opportunities in the priesthood. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Hennen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Chuck Adam at email@example.com.
---Fr. Francis Bitterman from the Archdiocese of Chicago vocation office will be visiting on February 12 to talk about opportunities for a life of service in the Chicago area. If you’d like to schedule a time to visit with Fr. Bitterman, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set it up for you.
•African American History Month Contest
In honor of African American History month, the Women and Gender Studies Resource Center is hosting a contest. The first student to identify the names of the 10 influential African Americans who will appear on posters throughout campus will win a $25 giftcard to the bookstore. To enter the contest, send your answers to Katy Strzepek at StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu or stop by the Women and Gender Studies Resource Center in 224 Ambrose Hall.
•Internship with the CCHD: Are you a practicing U.S. Catholic with an interest is solidarity building, participation of the poor and Catholic Social Teaching? Apply to be an intern the the Catholic Campaign for Human Development! Work 15 flexible hours a week during the school year doing various tasks including: parish education, letter writing and article research, and develop relationships with community organizations. The salary is $12/hr. Contact email@example.com for an application. Deadline is Feb. 28.
•Become a L’Arche Intern! Interested in living together with adults with intellectual disabilities in a faith community founded on the Beatitudes? L’Arche USA enables people with and without disabilities to share their lives in communities of faith and friendship. Members are transformed through relationships of mutuality, respect, and companionship as they live, work, and play together. We are seeking new assistants to live in our communities across the USA. Both summer and year-long placements available. Compensation: room/board, health care, and a modest stipend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
•Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture: Thursday February 27, 7:00 p.m., Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport. John F. Haught, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor in Theology at Georgetown University will deliver the lecture entitled, What is Really Going on in the Cosmos and What Should We Be Doing About It?. Dr. Haught will examine the role of faith within science as we seek to understand the universe in relation to human identity, vocation and happiness in the world. He has authored numerous books and articles, including Science and Faith: A New Introduction (2012), God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens (2008), and The Promise of Nature: Ecology and Cosmic Purpose (1993, 2nd ed. 2004). Haught has received the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion, the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence, and a “Friend of Darwin Award” from the National Center for Science Education. He also testified for the plaintiffs in the Harrisburg, PA “Intelligent Design Trial” (Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education). The Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences year-long lecture series on Sustainability. It is free and open to the public.