vol 23 no 4
September 7, 2014 - Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ Ezekiel 33: 7-9 + Romans 13: 8-10 + Matthew 18: 15-20 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm
|For the SAU Community |
|Monday||9.8||Noon||+Scott Eggers, '96|
|Tuesday||9.9||4:30pm||+Cletus Bergthold, '51|
|Wednesday||9.10||9:15pm||For student intentions|
|Friday||9.12||Noon||+Leslie Griswold, '01|
This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: EM Training 11:30am & 7:30pm (Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Nursing Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); EM Training 7pm (Chapel); 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)
Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or email@example.com
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
One of the joys of being chaplain is presiding at the happy occasion of weddings of students and alumni. One of the blessings that is prayed over newlyweds says, “Oh God, may they praise you when they are happy and turn to you in their sorrows.” To pray always is also good advice for all of us. I am grateful to those who are a part of the “BeesKnees” prayer ministry and those who join regularly in daily and Sunday mass. I am encouraged to see students, faculty and staff using Christ the King chapel for a quiet moment during the day or evening. And I am honored to facilitate in whatever way I can and learn from the spiritualities of students of all different denominations and faith traditions. Prayer is essential to a balanced faith life. From St. Augustine’s Confessions comes the teaching that when the hectic pace of life has us feeling scattered, prayer enables us to re-member. Through prayer we rediscover the power of God within us and we discover our true selves more richly and deeply. The topic of praying brings to mind the story of the taxi driver and the priest who both died and arrived at the gates of heaven at the same time. The priest watched as St. Peter escorted the taxi driver to an elegant mansion. Thinking he would have an even more elegant dwelling place, the priest was disappointed when he was taken to a very humble cottage. When the priest asked for an explanation, St. Peter replied, “When you preached, people slept. But when the taxi driver drove, people prayed!” It is good to pray not just when we are worried, but also when things are going our way. Pray always! ---Fr. Chuck
•Extraordinary Minister 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 a.m. or 7:30 pm. or Tuesday, September 9th at 7 p.m. This ministry is reserved for practicing, confirmed Catholics. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
•Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award
Plan now to attend the Pacem in Terris Award Ceremony on Sunday Sept. 21 at 3pm in Christ the King Chapel. Bishop Amos will present this year’s award to Sister Simone Campbell, organizer of the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign for social and economic justice.
Come join for rehearsals on Mondays at 6pm in the Chapel, and help lead music for Sunday masses with Music Ministry! All SAU students are invited to join, regardless of skill level. Email email@example.com to learn more.
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 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. Have an idea for a discussion? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
Lots of things happening with Ambrosians for Peace & Justice (APJ)! Coming up on Saturday September 13th, APJ will participate in the NAMI Walk, raising awareness for those living with mental illness. Also coming up this month: the Pacem in Terris award on Sunday September 21st at 3pm and a visit to the L’Arche community in Clinton IA on September 27th 9am-3pm.
Find out more about Ambrosians for Peace & Justice on 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. You are welcome to join us!
•Service on Saturday
Participants are needed to represent TEAM AMBROSE in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk on Saturday, September 13. Our university has been challenged by local colleges for “bragging rights” for the most funds raised and greatest number of walkers. To sign up or to learn more about raising awareness for mental illness, visit www.namiwalks.org.
•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 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. or Tuesday, September 16th at 7 p.m. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
•Service Trips Already?!
No service trips are happening quite yet, but Kaitlin Depuydt in the Campus Ministry office would like to chat with students who have gone on a Service trip over one of the academic breaks in the past. Stop down to the Lower Chapel to share about your experience so that this year’s service trip-planning can get rolling! Thank you!
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to learn more about the process.
•Like Us on Facebook and Win Gift Cards to the Bookstore!
Winning a gift card to the bookstore is as easy as liking the Campus Ministry page on Facebook. Simply go to www.facebook.com/SAUCampusMinistry, like the page, and you’ll be entered. Every weekday from Monday Sept 8 through Friday Sept 19 there will be a drawing made up of every student who likes the page that day - the winner will receive a $15 gift card to the bookstore. PLUS, on Friday, Sept 19 there will be one drawing of all students who liked the page, and the winner will get a $50 giftcard to the bookstore! So if you haven’t liked the page, be sure to do it in the next couple of weeks and get a chance to win! And follow the page for Campus Ministry news, insightful articles, prayers, and much more! Good luck!