Thursday, October 16, 2014


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 9

October 19, 2014 - Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 45: 1, 4-6 + 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-5 + Matthew 22: 15-21 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm

Mass Intentions:
For the SAU Community
Monday     10.20    Noon        +Jame McIntyre, '58           
Tuesday     10.21    4:30pm+Warren Wells, '59           
Wednesday     10.229:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.23    4:30pm+Lawrence Shannon, '55              
Friday        10.24        Noon+Thomas McGrath, '56        

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: RCIA/Confirmation Prep 7pm (Bride's Room); 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

No doubt, we are all tired of the constant barrage of political ads. On the other hand, who could possibly say that they didn't know that elections were coming up?  Frankly, voting is one of the most important things we can do to achieve change. Using the two-feet model of social justice, charity is but one foot that won’t advance any cause much without the use of the second foot, which is working for systemic change. Being informed about where candidates stand on issues and voting for ones who will advance important causes fits right in line with our Ambrosian call to service and social justice. The following top ten list from has been adapted from one by the College of the Holy Cross:  Why Vote?
1. So you can complain: If you love to complain in order to see changes, voting is for you.
2. It’s your right: Others died for this privilege and now it’s your right.
3. Representation: Who’s representing you? Find out and make sure your concerns are their concerns.
4. It’s your duty: Duty comes from the Latin word debitum which means debt. In other words, it’s a moral obligation.
5. Funding…of higher education grants and loans, poverty relief, the environment, cancer research, whatever your cause.
6. To cancel out someone’s vote: Do you disagree with another voter on certain issues? Cancel them out.
7. To bust the stereotype:  It is said that those between the ages of 18 and 25 do not care about the issues. Prove them wrong!
8. If you don’t, someone else will: Why would you want someone else deciding what’s best for you?
9. Every vote counts: Remember the 2000 Election controversy? Hanging chads anyone?
10. Make some noise!: Your opinions matter. It’s time to be heard.  (And early voting is taking place all this week in the Rogalski Center!)      
P.S.  Don’t worry. Ads featuring the Aflac duck will return soon! ----Fr. Chuck 

•TWO Family Weekend Masses Next Sunday- October 26
Because of the increased attendance at Family Weekend masses NEXT WEEKEND, October 26, please be reminded that mass will be celebrated at 9:00am, in addition to the usual 10:30am and 6:30pm times.

•Voter Registration/Early Voting
Students can register to vote here in Iowa or via absentee ballots from home.  St. Ambrose is an early voting site all next week, October 20-24th from noon - 6 p.m. in Rogalski Center.  You can register and vote any of those days.  Check the SAU website for more information.

• “Half the Sky” Author to Speak on Tuesday
This Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 pm in the Galvin Fine Arts Center,  journalist Sheryl WuDunn will deliver a lecture on her book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Journalist Sheryl WuDunn was named one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Shake the World, was featured in "The Makers" PBS documentary about leading women in America, and earned a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1989 Tienanmen Square protests.  Click here for information about her talk and the 2014 Ambrosian Women for Social Justice Conference.

Journalist Sheryl WuDunn was named one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Shake the World, was featured in "The Makers" PBS documentary about leading women in America, and earned a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

•Service on Saturday
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 this opportunity.

•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

•Brewed Awakening
There will not be a Brewed on Monday, October 20.  Please join us for our next night of coffee and discussion on Monday, October 27 at 8pm in the Chapel Gathering Space!

•Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation: 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. 21st  in the gathering space. Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry for more information.

•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 to Kaitlin Depuydt in Campus Ministry.

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters
Women interested in checking out religious life are invited to an overnight retreat at Mt. Carmel  in Dubuque, November 14th-15th.  It’s an opportunity to get to know women from four different religious communities.  For more information contact Sister Kathy Carr at or 563.588.2351, ext. 5133.

•Antioch Retreat
Please keep the participants of this weekend’s Antioch Retreat in your prayers.  Also mark you calendars for the Fall Busy Student Retreat that takes place Nov. 9 - 13.  The Spring Antioch will be held February 27 - 28.

•Coming up: “Bee The Difference Day” on Sunday Nov. 2nd.