Thursday, September 25, 2014


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 7

September 28, 2014 - Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Ezekiel 18: 25-28 + Philippians 2: 1-11 + Matthew 21: 28-32 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

Mass Intentions:

Sunday9.28   10:30am
+James J. Shovlain, Jr.            

Monday     9.29    Noon        +Father Kevin Zerull, '72           
Tuesday     9.30    4:30pm+Edward Masterson, '60           
Wednesday     10.1    9:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.2    4:30pm+John Peter "Jack" Hughes, '39              
Friday        10.3      Noon+Edward Jeffords, '52        

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: Commission Liturgical Ministers (Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Gottlieb Conference Room); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)
Thursday: Interfaith 7pm (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

Sweating for Peace
At last Sunday’s Pacem in Terris Award ceremony in Christ the King Chapel, Imam Saad Baig from the Islamic Center of the Quad Cities led a beautiful opening prayer that began with these words, “The more we sweat in the pursuit of peace, the less we will bleed in war.”  Observing an Imam pray in a Catholic chapel is a moving sign of how far we have come in interfaith efforts.  Another example is the Interfaith Group that works to bring together people of all faiths, including those who profess no faith, to find commonality in the service of humanity.  Students are encouraged to join in the Interfaith meetings every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7pm in the lower chapel. And this Sunday from 3 – 5:30 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom the movie, The Jewish Cardinal, which is free for all students, will be screened.  A discussion led by Fr. Joe DeFrancisco and Rabbi Henry Karp takes place as part of that event. Working to bring about understanding among all people is so important.  An account of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast happens to fall at the end of this week, tells how in 1219 during the Fifth Crusade, Francis crossed battle lines seeking to meet Sultan al-Kamil, the leader of the Muslim forces of the Levant, not as an enemy, but as a brother. Since they could barely speak each other’s languages, they communicated instead with an attitude of mutual respect and understanding, and found commonality in their beliefs in one God, in prayer, in kindness to the poor, and in peace.  That’s the kind of “sweating for peace” that our world badly needs today.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Service on Saturday
Our Service on Saturday project this weekend will be in support of adults with intellectual disabilities, as we visit the L’Arche community in Clinton.  The day will be filled with fall crafts, games, and time spent with new friends at L’Arche.  We will leave at 9am and return before 2:30pm.  Email if you are interested in helping!

•Commissioning of Liturgical Ministers
This weekend we commission and pray for all of our lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion,  musicians, servers and sacristans during both the 10:30 am and 6:30 pm Masses.  We are grateful to all who contribute their gifts to our worship of God.

•”The Jewish Cardinal” Movie and Community Conversation
See the story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew, even after converting to Catholicism and joining the priesthood.  Join in a screening of the movie The Jewish Cardinal, followed with a discussion led by theology professor Fr. Joseph DeFrancisco and Rabbi Henry Karp of Temple Emanuel.  Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for military and seniors, and free for students.  Proceeds will benefit Campus Ministry Service Trips.  All are welcome.  Sponsored by St. Ambrose University, the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, and the Diocese of Davenport.

•Brewed Awakening
All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a discussion about “Nature, Faith and Redistributive Suffering” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on September 29. The informal discussion will be led by SAU theology professor Fr. ‘Bud’ Grant, who will explore whether nature is good or evil. The conversation will also revolve around suffering and whether we have a faith-based obligation to nature. Have an idea for a discussion? Email and let us know!

•Ambrosians for Peace & Justice
Next week during the regular 8pm Wednesday meeting time, join the students in APJ in the Gottlieb Conference room.  We will hear from Dawn Knutson, speaking about how Mental Illness has affected her family.  This topic follows the theme of Mental Illness Awareness during the first months of the year for APJ.

•Antioch Retreat
Registration forms are now available for this semester’s Antioch Retreat.  The retreat begins Friday, October 17th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, October 19th in the early afternoon.  Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   Pick up a registration form in the cafeteria during the week or in the Chapel Gathering Space and return to campus ministry by October 8th.  For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Rachel Pasker and Luke Staudt.

•Fall Break Service Trip
Wanting to make a difference in the Quad Cities?  We are putting together a Fall Break Service “trip,” packed full of local service experiences over the weekend of October 10th-12th.  Spend your day off making a difference at organizations like Humility of Mary Housing, the Cathedral Clothing Center, and Gilda’s Club.   Sign up by next Friday, October 3rd at

•Literacy Coaches Needed
Last year, SAU students started volunteering their time at Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, an alternative school in Rock Island.  We are recruiting again for students who could serve as Literacy Coaches, developing reading, writing and comprehension skills within the middle- and high-school students.  A weekly commitment of 1 hour or more is needed; scheduling your time can be flexible!  This opportunity will begin the week of October 20th.  Email 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.

•Interfaith Service & Conversations
Better together!  The next meeting for Interfaith will be Thursday October 2nd at 7pm in the Campus Ministry community room.  Join this group as preparations are made for service projects among a diverse group of faithful people, working together toward a common goal.

•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.