Friday, September 12, 2014


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 5

September 14, 2014 - Exaltation of the Holy Cross
+ Numbers 21: 4 - 9 + Philippians 2: 6 - 11 + John 3: 13 - 17 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

Mass Intentions:

Sunday9.14   10:30am
For the SAU Community                

Monday     9.15    Noon        +Justin Lockett, '13
Tuesday     9.16    4:30pm+Michael J. McNellis, '01           
Wednesday     9.17    9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.18    4:30pm+Adelaida "Mercy" Halen, '85              
Friday        9.19      NoonDeceased Alumni        

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: Lector Training 11:30am & 7:30pm (Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Nursing Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); Lector 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)
Thursday: Interfaith 7pm (Lower 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

A Vehicle for Change
Next week, on Sunday September 21 at 3 pm, we will end Homecoming festivities at St. Ambrose with the presentation of this year’s Pacem in Terris, Peace and Freedom Award in Christ the King Chapel.  Bishop Amos will present the prestigious award to Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, and the founder of the Nuns on the Bus tour. In a recent interview Sister Simone joked about the bus that religious sisters have used to transport them across the country promoting health care, a living wage for all, and immigration reform. She said the bus truly is a “vehicle for change.”  But Sister Simone is also quick to point out that all of us can promote change. In fact, the subtitle of her most recent book is, How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community. We all can be vehicles for change.  The popular prayer attributed to St. Francis prays “Make me an instrument of your peace.”  Whether we call ourselves instruments or vehicles, the message is the same: our lives can enable a more just and peaceful world.  Like Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and all the others who came into our community to receive this award, Sister Simone exemplifies the SAU tradition of faith seeking justice. Plan now to join us in Christ the King Chapel a week from this Sunday as her presence calls us to convey peace to others.  ---Fr. Chuck  

•Lector (Reader) Training 
If you are interested in proclaiming the Scriptures 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  for more information.

•2 Service on Saturday opportunities!
Two opportunities for Service on Saturday this weekend:  Join TEAM Ambrose with the NAMI Walk, National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk on Saturday, September 13.  Registration begins at 9am, walk begins at 10am.  To sign up or to learn more about raising awareness for mental illness, visit  TEAM Ambrose will be taking a group photo at 9:40 that morning!
Also this Saturday:  Help serve lunch at Cafe on Vine.  We will be preparing for and serving lunch and helping with clean up.  5 people are needed for this opportunity from 11am until 2pm, and there is still space for you!  Email if you are able to help this weekend!

• Brewed Awakening 
All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a discussion about “Poverty and Providing for the Poor” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on September 15. The informal discussion will be led by Catholic Charities Director Kent Ferris, who will help us understand the abundance of poverty in the Quad Cities and how Ambrosians can make a difference. He will also promote Sister Simone Campbell, who will receive the Pacem In Terris award on September 21. Have an idea for a discussion?  Email and let us know!

•Interfaith Service & Conversations
The Interfaith group will be meeting again this week - Thursday 9/18 at 7pm in the Lower Chapel.  We will be planning some service projects for this fall.  People of all faith backgrounds are welcome to join us!

•Pacem in Terris Award
The 2014 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom award will be presented to Sister Simone Campbell on Sunday September 21st at 3pm in the Chapel.  Sr. Simone is the executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby in Washington DC.  Sr. Simone organized the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign in 2012 and has devoted her ministry to advocate for social and economic justice.   Join us in celebration with Sr. Simone!

•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- thanks!

•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.

•Like Our Facebook Page and Win Gift Cards to the Bookstore!
There’s still time to win!  Simply go to, like the page, and you’ll be entered in our contest.  We will be giving away a $15 bookstore gift card every weekday until Friday, Sept 19 to someone who likes the page during the contest.  PLUS, on Friday, Sept 19 one lucky person will get a $50 giftcard to the bookstore!  So like the page for a chance to win, and follow the page for Campus Ministry news, insightful articles, prayers, and much more!  Good luck!

•Bees Knees Prayer Ministry Requests
In addition to sending your prayer requests to, you are also able to write them on paper and place in box that is located near the reconciliation room of Christ the King chapel. We are grateful to all who have graciously agreed to take part in this ministry of prayer.