vol 23 no 12
November 9, 2014 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
+ Ezekiel 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12 + 1 Corinthians 3: 9-11, 16-17 + John 2: 13-22 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm
|For the SAU Community|
|Monday||11.10||Noon||+James "Bud" Barry, '69|
|Wednesday||11.12||9:15pm||For student intentions|
|Thursday||11.13||4:30pm||+William Ulin, '78|
|Friday||11.14||Noon||+Kelly Bender, '03|
This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space); Late Night Adoration 9pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); 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)
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
SIZING UP THE COMPETITION
Our athletic teams have faced some tough competition this fall season. But as in life itself, facing tough competition and everyday challenges shouldn’t cause us to give up. Quite the opposite, healthy competition forces us to do our best. It keeps us from settling for mediocrity. For our athletes, as rewarding as it is to have numbers in the win column, that's not the only measure of success and not even the most important measure. The development of student athletes as leaders and individuals of good character in season and out of season is what is most important. Dedication to a sport, to a fine art or to any other extracurricular activity for that matter, demands enormous amount of time. Learning to balance and prioritize our pursuits, are life-long lessons but that is especially true in college where academic work must comes first. Student athletes who learn to work effectively as a team and to support each member of the team become the kind of alumni who are contributing citizens. They, like the diocesan university where they were educated, are "in and of" the community. We can be proud that our SAU athletes know these things and do not shy away from tough competition. A case in point, this Sunday, our Fighting Queen Bees take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in women’s basketball at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Now that’s a challenge. But in the words of Mark Twain, “It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” We can size up Ambrosians by their character, teamwork, and determination to become the best they can BEE! That is a winning outcome we can all admire. Go BEES! ---Fr. Chuck
•Service on Saturday
The final Service on Saturday opportunities of the semester are upon us. Sign up quickly if you are interested in playing Bingo with seniors at the Kahl Home on Saturday, November 8th at 1pm; just a couple spots remain. On Saturday, November 15th at 9am, we’ll need 5 sets of muscles to help clear out a garage for a QC neighbor (ending with pizza!) Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to join us!
•The Hungry Games are back!
Our full week of events for Hunger Week is ending with the Hungry Games on Saturday night from 9-11pm in the Beehive. Students, donating your canned food items let you nominate a tribute to compete in the Minute-to-Win-it games, and the winners will get to see Mockingjay in theater! May the odds be ever in your favor!
•Month of All Souls
In the Catholic Tradition the month of November is a time to pray for our deceased loved ones. If you haven’t had a chance to place a card with the names of your deceased loved ones on them, you can still do so. Cards are available in the Gathering Space. Simply fill one out place it with the others in front of the altar.
•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass
Rehearsals begin this Monday, November 10, at 7:00pm in the Chapel. All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join with Music Ministry and help lead music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass on Sunday, Dec 7 at 10:30am. If you are interested, please contact Chris Clow or email email@example.com to learn more.
•Brewed Awakening--A YEAR OF SERVICE After college
Have you ever considered a year of service after college? Come hear May 2014 alums Luke Greene and Liz Glasow share their experiences in the Chapel Gathering Space at 8pm on Monday, Nov. 10. Luke and Liz who are both currently doing a year of service. All are welcome to these informal, coffee-house style discussions.
•Late Night Adoration - Monday, Nov 10
Join us this Monday night at 9pm for a holy hour of scripture, song, and quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Stay for the whole hour, or come for what you can. A perfect way to end a busy day.
•Service Trip Preview!
Interested in making a difference over one of your academic breaks this year? Come to our Service Trip Preview night on Tuesday Nov. 11th at 7pm in the RC Ballroom to hear about where we’ll be headed on our 6 (!) service trips this year! The first trip leaves on Nov. 22 for 4 days early on Thanksgiving break to Kansas City, to serve meals and visit with guests at a soup kitchen. Make sure to come to the Service Trip Preview - and put your name in a raffle to win $25 off your trip!
•Geiger Chair of History Lecture
Lynn Botelho, PhD, a leading scholar and author on the subject of aging in pre-industrial England, will be this year’s speaker for the Geiger Chair of History Lecture. Botelho will present “The Gender Neutrality of Old Age: Ageing, Medicine, and Money in Early Modern Europe,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The lecture, part of the Exploring Gender project, is free and open to the public with a reception following. Contact: Larry Skillin, ext. 6034. Read more at Geiger Lecture.
•Poverty Issues film series
Progressive Action for the Common Good will be hosting a 2-part film series on Poverty Issues. Part 1 of Film Series is this Saturday 11/8 at 9:30am, featuring “Poor Kids,” and “A Place at the Table.” Part 2 of the series is Saturday 11/15 at 9:30am, featuring the films “We're Not Broke” and “Inequality for All”. There will be discussion sessions after each film. Both are held at SAU in McCarthy 013 and are free and open to the public.
•Chicago Vocation Event
Fr. Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary, together with Cardinal George and Archbishop Cupich, are hosting aevent called, “Who Will Fill Their Shoes?” on Friday Nov. 29 from 10 am to 2 pm. Men from the Archdiocese of Chicago between the ages of 16 - 35 may register by going on-line to www.ChicagoPriest.com.
•Welcome Busy Student Retreat Guides
We are pleased to welcome Sr. Lou Anglin, BVM, Sr. Rita Cameron, PBVM, Sr. Helen Carey, OSB, and Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD to campus as spiritual guides for this semester’s Busy Student Retreat. They are joined by John Cooper and Fr. Conn O’Maoldomhnaigh in helping some 44 students reflect on scripture and the movement of God in their lives. Please keep these directors and students your prayers this week.
•Dubuque’s Got Sisters
Women interested in checking out religious life from 4 different religious communities are invited to an overnight retreat at Mt. Carmel in Dubuque, November 14th-15th. For more information contact Sister Kathy Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.588.2351, ext. 5133.
•Interested in Becoming Catholic or being Confirmed?
There is still time. Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry email@example.com for more information.