Thursday, August 28, 2014


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 3

August 31, 2014 - Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ Jeremiah 20:7-9 + Romans 12:1-2 + Matthew 16: 21-27 +
Masses at 10:30am only (no 6:30pm)

Mass Intentions:

Sunday8.31   10:30am
NO 6:30  
For the SAU Community          

Monday     9.1    NO MASS   
Tuesday     9.2    4:30pm+Fr. Ed Botkin           
Wednesday     9.3    9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.4    4:30pm+Claud Hathorn, '50              
Friday        9.5      Noon+Larry Norcross        

This Week's Activities Include:
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)
Thursday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or
Fr. Chuck Adam, Chaplain
Chris Clow, Director of Music and Liturgy
Kaitlin Depuydt, Director of Service and Social Justice
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation
Tom Prior, Grad Assistant

Labor Day…A Meaningful Break
Labor Day gives us a welcome three day weekend early in the academic year. But there are several even more important reasons why we should pause to reflect on the meaning of this holiday. First, It challenges us to honor those whose labors contribute to the daily conveniences we so easily take for granted. Think about those who do the hidden work of cleaning early in the morning, cooking behind the stoves and ovens, and working to provide safe streets, clean water, and comfortable environments. Show gratitude for those folks and treat them with respect. Secondly, in keeping with the long history of commitment to social justice at St. Ambrose University, Labor Day also challenges us to plead that the rights and dignity of every worker everywhere be granted them. Reflect on the 2014 Labor Day message from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. This website, by the way, is a magnificent resource for so many issues we face today. And thirdly, Labor Day can help us all appreciate the value of the work we do, whether it is as student, faculty, staff or professional. Everyone's work is important. What counts most is not having the highest positions or largest salary. Its finding value in the fact that our work makes a difference for others.  Because our lives are interconnected, it means approaching our work with enthusiasm because of our concern for the common good. Consider the story of the young man who had just graduated from trade school as a plumber and was taken to Niagara Falls. He studied it for a minute and then said, "I think I can fix that!" Now that's an enthusiastic attitude toward work!   ---Fr. Chuck

•Labor Day Weekend Mass Schedule 
Please note that because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, there will not be a 6:30 pm mass this Sunday (Aug. 31).   Please join us for the 10:30 am mass.   Also, the 12pm mass will not be celebrated on Monday. Our regular Sunday schedule of 10:30am and 6:30pm will resume on Sunday, September 7.

•Music Ministry
Due to Labor Day, Music Ministry will have a rehearsal on Thursday, Sept 4 at 6pm in the Chapel, and not on Monday, Sept 1.  All SAU students are invited to help lead in music for Sunday masses!  Email to learn more.

•Have you signed-up for Campus Ministry Activities? 
Thanks to all those who signed-up for campus ministry activities and for volunteer opportunities at last Sunday’s mass and at ClubFest. We’ve got a great number of volunteers already and it’s going to be a great year!   It’s not too late if you still want to sign-up.  Sign up cards for the various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry are still available in the Gathering Space or in the Lower Chapel. You’ll be contacted soon, if you haven’t already about the various activities.  To be involved in these or any of the many other types of service and activities, get your volunteer card filled out and turned in to us today, or email us at and we can get the sign up information to you.

•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
We kicked off the first meeting of Ambrosians for Peace & Justice (APJ) this week.  Missed it?  No worries - you are always welcome to join us Wednesdays at 8pm, in the lower chapel.  We are a group of students who are interested in peace and justice, doing service projects together and discussing the larger picture of social justice in our community and world.

•Service on Saturdays
NO Service on Saturday, August 30th, due to the Labor Day holiday.  But, next Saturday, September 6th there will be an opportunity to do some important service in our neighborhood.  Watch for more information, or contact to see how you can lend a hand.

•Bridge Relationship Relationship
The Bridge Bible Fellowship Relationship Retreat will be held on Sept. 5-7.  The full title is "God's Prescription for Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships."  For more information, contact

•Brewed Awakening
All are invited to free coffee drinks and a discussion about “Communicating Faith in the 21st Century” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on Monday, September 8. The informal discussion will be led by Catholic Messenger editor-in-chief Barb Arland-Fye, who will help us understand how faith can be shared through various media outlets, including social media. There won’t be a Brewed on Labor Day, September 1.

•Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist Training
We will hold a 45 minute training session for new and experienced EMs.  If you are interested in serving in this important ministry please plan to attend one of the training sessions:  Sunday, September 7th at 11:30 am or 7:30 pm, or Tuesday, September 9th at 7 pm, both in the Chapel.   This ministry is reserved for practicing, confirmed Catholics.    Please contact us at for more information.

•Lector (Reader) Training
If you are interested in reading the Scripture readings at weekend or weekday Mass, please plan to attend one of the 45 minute lector/reader trainings:  Sunday, September 14th at 11:30 am or 7:30 pm, or Tuesday, September 16th at 7 pm in the Chapel.  Please contact us at for more information.

•Learning About the Catholic Church/RCIA
SAU students, faculty and staff interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Church, its teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry or 333 6132 for more information about the process.

•Sacrament of Confirmation
Baptized Catholics who never celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation are able to prepare for that sacrament while at SAU.  Email to learn more about the process.

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