vol 23 no 17
February 1, 2015 - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ Deuteronomy 18: 15-20 + 1 Corinthians 7: 32-35 + Mark 1: 21-28 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
|For the SAU Community|
|Monday||2.2||Noon||+ Jim & Bev Grothus|
|Tuesday||2.3||4:30pm||+ William & Virginia Davis|
|Wednesday||2.4||9:15pm||For student intentions|
|Thursday||2.5||4:30pm||+ John "Bill" Coleman, '49|
|Friday||2.6||Noon||+ Fr. George "Pat" Thompson, '48|
This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 5pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Grotto)
Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Whose Side Are You On?
Super Bowl Sunday puts me in mind of a story that the late Fr. Bill Dawson sometimes used in homilies. He told of Jesus attending a college football game that featured the Protestant Punchers verses Catholic Crusaders. It was the biggest rivalry of the season. Sitting in the stands, Jesus cheered loudly as the Crusaders scored first. Then the Punchers scored, tying the game. Jesus jumped up in his seat with joy. The man sitting directly behind him displayed a puzzled frown on his face. He tapped Jesus on the back, and said, “Good man, which side are you rooting for?” “Neither', was his answer, “I’m just enjoying the game.” The man sneered to his neighbor, “Hmm, another atheist!”
When it comes to rooting for a team in this year's Super Bowl, I feel a little bit like Jesus in the imaginary story. I am not on either side of this year's Super Bowl. Apart from a break in the game to preside at the 6:30 mass, which without too much disappointment, may keep me from the halftime show, I'll likely just enjoy watching. Maybe there is a lesson here for life itself. If on a regular basis more of us expressed delight in the accomplishments and joys of others, rather than looking for accolades for ourselves, we'd more quickly come to the realization that we are all in this venture of life together. A winning football coach once said that he used the following three fundamental principles for developing team spirit: 1) If anything goes wrong, I did it. 2) If anything goes fairly well, then we did it. 3) If anything goes really well, then you did it. Try it. This approach might make life more enjoyable. More importantly, it helps us remember that we are all on the same team. ---Fr. Chuck
•Late Night Adoration - Monday, Feb 2
Come take part in a time of scripture, song, and quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Late Night Adoration starts up again on Monday, Feb 2 at 9pm in the Chapel. Come for 5 minutes, the whole hour, or anything in between. A perfect way to end the day! Email email@example.com to learn more.
“Jewish Faith and Culture” is the topic for the next Brewed Awakening which takes placein the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, February 2 at 8:15pm. Allan Ross, director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, and Tomer Swisa of the Jewish Federation of Peoria will provide information about Judaism and the importance of interfaith action. All are invited to enjoy free coffee drinks and participate in a lively discussion.
•The Feast of St. Blaise
St. Blaise is a 4th century Christian martyr and patron saint of those with throat illness. His Feast day is Tuesday. The traditional blessing of throats will be offered after Tuesday’s 4:30 pm mass and after the 9:15 pm mass on Wednesday.
•Souper Bowl of Caring
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice invite you to make a difference as you prepare to watch the Super Bowl this weekend. Visit APJ members after the 10:30am Mass to donate for Cafe on Vine. These students will also be at “The Big Game Party” on Super Bowl Sunday in the cafeteria for raffle tickets for gift cards to local establishments- just $1. For $2, you can enter your best guess for Super Bowl questions with a chance to win 50% of the guess donations. Donations raised will be given locally to Cafe on Vine, as well as a charity that cares for youth in at-risk situations.
•Online Stations of the Cross
Campus Ministry is accepting submissions for student reflections for the Online Stations of the Cross. Students are invited to offer a reflection based on a specific station of the cross, as well as an experience from their life as a college student that relates to the station in some way. Past reflections by our students have been wonderful, see them at http://saustations.blogspot.com/. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to submit a reflection. Submissions due Feb 13.
•Spring Antioch Retreat
Registration forms are now available for this semester’s Antioch Retreat. The retreat begins Friday, February 27th in the evening and concludes, Sunday, March 1st in the early afternoon. Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus, forming a safe, non-judgemental place to discuss faith and life in context 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 February 11. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Amanda Aberle at AberleAmanda@sau.edu or Dan Mahoney at email@example.com.
•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 (www.sau.edu/Campus_Ministry) or email Chris Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Spring Break Service Trips
We are happy to announce that all 4 service trips over spring break are filled! Anyone still wanting to go is welcome to apply as an alternate.
•A Social Justice Internship - CCHD
Applications for an internship with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development are being accepted until Feb. 28. Are you Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Then this internship might be for you. CCHD provides grants for self-help projects developed by grassroots groups working to address the root causes of poverty in their communities; Works to increase Catholics’ awareness of poverty in the U.S; Educates about the Catholic social tradition; Builds bridges between poor and non-poor communities. For more information: http://www.davenportdiocese.org/socialaction/sacchdinternship.htm or contact Loxi Hopkins, 563-888-4212 or email@example.com.
•Prayer to St. Brigid (Sunday Feb. 1 is the Feast of St. Brigid, second only to St. Patrick, as patron of Ireland.)
Saint Brigid, You were a woman of peace. You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness. You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious,
and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.
Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit. Amen