Thursday, October 2, 2014

10.05.14 & 10.12.14

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 8

October 5, 2014 - Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
+ Isaiah 5: 1-7 + Philippians 4: 6-9 + Matthew 21: 33-43 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

October 12, 2014 - Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 25: 6-10 + Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20 + Matthew 22: 1-14 +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30pm - NO 10:30am mass due to midterm break

Mass Intentions:
6:30pm ONLY

Monday     10.6
Noon        +Michael Florescu, '51
+Lorraine Oberhaus, '54           
Tuesday     10.7
4:30pm+Gilbert Sasek, '52
+Dr. Ronals Maeterns, '55           
Wednesday     10.8  
9:15pmFor student intentions           
4:30pm+Bart Toohey, '50
+William Hennigan, '52              
Friday        10.10

+Dr. Mike Orfitelli        

This Week's Activities Include:
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

Since we observe a mid-semester break from classes on Friday of next week, this edition of the campus ministry bulletin extends for two weeks. Even if its only for one day, a little break from routine, can help bring about a renewal of mind, body, and soul. Hopefully we will all be able to take time to appreciate the beauty of the autumn days that surround us. This is a time of year in the Midwest when we can appreciate the sacramental imagery of Catholic poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins who wrote, "The world is charged with the grandeur of God."  God's grandeur also is on display in every human person. Taking time off to be renewed might also help us become more attentive to those very near to us who could use a listening ear, some thoughtful words, or a helping hand. Often we have much to offer, just by our being attentive and available for one another. Consider the story of the young man who responded to an ad in the newspaper for a handyman. The employer asked him, "Can you do carpentry?" "No," he replied. "Do you know anything about plumbing or electrical work?" "No," the young man said. "Well tell me," the employer asked, "what makes you a handyman?"  The man replied, "I live just right around the corner."  Sometimes the greatest ability we have is our availability. Look around. Notice the glories of God. And take note of others. Perhaps you are right where God needs you to be in the life of someone in need.  ----Fr. Chuck 

•Midterm Break Mass Schedule: There will be no daily mass on Friday, October 10 and no 10:30am mass on Sunday, October 12.  Regular mass schedule resumes with 6:30pm mass on Sunday, October 12.

Registration are due October 8th for this semester’s Antioch Retreat!     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.  The retreat begins Friday, October 17th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, October 19th in the early afternoon. It is open to any SAU student.   Registration forms are in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Contact retreat leaders to learn more: Rachel Pasker and Luke Staudt.

•Service Opportunities over the next 3 weekends: This Saturday, October 4th at 1pm, join us at the Kahl Home, visiting with the seniors and helping with Bingo!  Over the October break weekend, we’ll have an opportunity for two days of local service doing a variety of things to make a difference here in the Quad Cities.  We’ll serve at 1 place on Friday & 3 more on Saturday and gather as a group for meals between!   The following Saturday October 18th, join us in serving Humility of Mary Housing at their “Fresh Start Benefit sale.”  We’ll be helping in 2 shifts from 8am-noon & noon-4pm  at this sale that raises funds for a program that supports families in need. Email if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

•Brewed Awakening: All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a discussion about “Celtic Spirituality” in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on October 6. Join us as Fr. Conn O’Maoldomhnaigh, visiting priest from Ireland, discusses St. Patrick and the history of Irish Christianity. Have an idea for a discussion? Email and let us know!

•Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation Begins: Anyone interested in preparing for Confirmation or becoming Catholic or learning more about Catholic teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to an inquiry session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the gathering space. Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry for more information.

•Late Night Adoration: Join for a late night Eucharistic Adoration prayer service right after break on Monday, October 13 at 9pm in the Chapel.  Spend some time in prayer with Scripture, song, and silence before the Blessed Sacrament.  A great way to reflect at the end of the day!  Email if you’d like to learn more, or want to help out with the service.

•Interested in Leading a Service Trip? Student leaders interested in leading their peers on one of the 6 service trips through Campus Ministry this year are invited to pick up a Student Leader application from the Lower Chapel or Gathering Space.  Service trips will be in November, January, and March.  Applications are due by Friday October 17th to Kaitlin Depuydt in Campus Ministry.

•Clothes Out Hunger!  Ambrosians for Peace & Justice will have their 4th annual Clothes Out Hunger clothing sale on Thursday October 16th, from 10am-6pm in Lower Cosgrove.  Stop by to find some treasures, or to enter our raffle for gift cards from local businesses.  Money raised goes to support Hunger Week activities like meal packaging with Kids Against Hunger and to local organizations that serve meals.
Ways to Support Clothes Out Hunger:
1)  Clean out your closet and donate clothes to the sale.  Donations can be brought to the Lower Chapel conference room until October 15th.
2)  Come and shop at the sale on October 16th, from 10am-6pm!
3)  Help APJ staff the sale during the day in 30 minute increments.  Contact if able to help!

•White Mass for Healthcare Professionals: Bishop Amos will preside at a Mass for Catholic Healthcare Professionals Saturday, October 18th at 9 am in Christ the King Chapel, followed by a presentation titled “Is There a Future for Catholics in Health Care?” with Dr. John Brehany, a medical ethicist.   For more info and to reserve a seat for the presentation and/or brunch contact

•Literacy Coaches Needed: We are recruiting students to serve as Literacy Coaches at Thurgood Marshall Learning Center to help students develop reading skills.  A weekly commitment of 1 hour or more is needed starting October 20th.  Email for more information.

•Kahl Home Bazaar and Bake Sale: The Kahl Home Annual Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held on Friday, October 17th from 8:30 to 3:30 pm at the Kahl Home at 6701 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA.

•St. Anthony Parish Raffle October 18th: Help feed the poor and support the outreach of St. Anthony’s parish by purchasing raffle tickets for a TV, iPad, or cash.  Tickets are  $5 each and available in the gathering space and in the lower chapel.

•Quad Cities Theology on Tap: On Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit their website or email