Friday, January 16, 2015


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 15

January 18, 2015 - Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ 1 Samuel 3: 3-10, 19 + 1 Corinthians 6: 13-15, 17-20 + John 1: 35-42 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30am only

Mass Intentions:
Sunday1.1810:30amFor the SAU Community
Monday     1.19    NO MASS        
Tuesday     1.20   4:30pm+Fr. Francis Duncan           
Wednesday     1.219:15pmFor student intentions           
Thursday1.22    4:30pm+Wayne and Nora DeJohn              
Friday        1.23       Noon+Fr. Anthony Conrad        

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Offices Closed; Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: March to Remember 3pm (begins at Chapel); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)
Thursday: Music Ministry 6pm (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

Awakening Our Humanity
  Monday our nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a federal holiday. It is often suggested that MLK Day should not  just be a day off from classes or from business as usual. Instead, it is a day to realize that we each have a role to play in creating lasting change in our community. Perhaps the beginning of that is the realization that our humanity is tied to every other human being.  This thought was expressed eloquently at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony by the rapper, Common, after he and singer John Legend won the award for their song, "Glory," from the movie Selma.  Talking of his experience filming the movie, Common said, "The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know the people of the Civil Rights movement, I realized, I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity..."
  May Civil Rights Week at St. Ambrose help awaken the humanity in each of us and help us realize what Dr. King said, "We are all tied in a single garment of destiny."    ---Fr. Chuck 

Remembering Caroline Griffin
Students, faculty, and staff who wish to offer a memory or share a note of condolence are invited to do so using paper provided in the chapel Gathering Space. We will compile those notes into a book and present them to Caroline's family. As we pray for Caroline's eternal rest and for the support of her family and friends, please also be reminded of the availability of services from our Counseling Center (333-6423) and Campus Ministry (333-6132).

This Sunday’s Mass Schedule - January 18, 2015
Because of the MLK holiday on Monday, only a 10:30am mass will be celebrated this Sunday, January 18.  Our regular Sunday mass schedule of 10:30am and 6:30pm will resume the following Sunday, January 25.

Mass and Reconciliation Schedule
The daily mass schedule resumed on the first day of classes. Masses are celebrated Monday and Friday at noon, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm and Wednesday evening at 9:15pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is offered every Wednesday at 8:30pm in the Reconciliation Chapel and can be arranged at other times by appointment.

Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation
There is still time to join in the process of learning more about Catholicism or preparing for Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at

Civil Rights Week  
Please take note of the activities of Civil Right’s Week. Honor Civil Rights heroes of the past—and march, learn and celebrate as a Civil Rights advocate of today!
 --Tuesday: March to Remember - Meet in Chapel at 3pm and join the St. Ambrose community in a silent march to commemorate the civil rights movement and reflect on its significance for us today. Marchers will proceed from the chapel and around campus to visit significant sites. Following the march all participants are invited for hot chocolate and conversation in the Beehive lounge.
--Wednesday: Community Service Event - 2:30-5:30 p.m. Students, faculty and Staff welcome the students of Project Renewal to campus for tutoring, activities, dinner and fun.
---7-8:30 p.m. in the Rogalski Center---Panel Discussion: ‘Remembering a Leader’s Last Visit to Iowa.’ An evening about Dr. King’s last visit to Iowa and local civil rights work.
---9:15 p.m. Mass and More--Civil Rights and Human Liberties Mass--with pray for respect for human life.
 --Friday: 6 p.m. Movie: 12 Years a Slave, Beehive lounge. Free and open to the public.
 --Saturday: 6 p.m. Civil Rights Celebration Dinner in Cosgrove Cafeteria; 7:00 p.m. Performance: Coleman Harris in the Beehive. FREE for SAU students; $10 admission

Brewed Awakening  
Enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a discussion about “Striving for Social Justice” in the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, January 19 at 8pm. In conjunction with civil rights week, Director of Teacher Education Tom Carpenter will discuss how we can strive for social justice in an ever-changing world.

Service during Civil Rights Week!  
Whether it’s tutoring or a game of Twister, we can use your help!  The kids from Project Renewal will be on campus in the RC ballroom this Wednesday from 2:30-5:30, and we’ll be working on homework, games and activities with them.  Stop by for a fun afternoon of service.

Music Ministry  
All SAU students are invited to help lead music for our Sunday masses and other liturgies.  If you haven’t been able to take part in Music Ministry before, the start of the semester is the perfect time to begin.  Come join us an hour before mass, and take part in our weekly rehearsal.  We will have a special rehearsal on Thursday, Jan 22 at 6pm in the Chapel.  Email Chris Clow at to learn more!

Spring Break Service Trips  
Where will YOU make a difference this March?   Time is running out to get your application form in for one of our Spring Break service trips!  Trips are going to East St. Louis, IL; Detroit, MI; Cleveland, OH; and Eastern Kentucky!   Applications are due by Friday, January 23rd to Campus Ministry, with a deposit of the first $25 of your trip cost.  Scholarships are available.  Email or stop by Lower Chapel #114 to pick up an application or to learn more about the trips.

Sign Up!    
At the beginning of each semester we offer sign ups for all of the campus ministry activities – from liturgical ministers to service. Stop by our offices in the lower chapel, fill out an orange card in the Gathering Space and leave it in the basket, or email Your generous commitment is appreciated.

Liturgical Ministers
A schedule for 2nd semester liturgical ministers (lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, server/sacristan, and greeters/ushers) will be created soon.   If you didn’t serve last semester and you are interested this semester, please contact Campus Ministry at

Service on Saturday  
Our weekly Service on Saturday activity starts up again next weekend, January 24th.  We’ll be help the organization Hand-in-Hand, which supports children and young adults who have developmental challenges.  On 1/24 from 2:15-6pm, we will volunteer at Hand-in-Hand’s Chili Cook-off fundraiser.  Email to join us!

Spring Semester Retreats
*The 2015 Spring Antioch Retreat (a weekend away from campus for prayer, reflection, faith conversations, and recreation) will be February 27 -March 1st.  Watch the bulletin for registration information.
*The Spring Busy Student Retreat (½ hour daily personal prayer and ½ hour daily meetings with a spiritual guide right on campus) will be April 12-16th.

Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 11-14, July 9-12
Interested in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This summer program equips participants with the experience, tools, and resources to assist them in all avenues of youth ministry.  Earn your certificate in just two summers, and courses can be taken for Theology credit!  Find out more and get an application: go to ( or email Chris Clow at