Friday, February 27, 2015


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 21

March 1, 2015 - Second Sunday of Lent

+ Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18 + Romans 8:31-34 + Mark 9:2-10 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

No Masses will be offered during Spring Break: March 8-14
6:30pm Mass ONLY will be offered on Sunday, March 15

Mass Intentions:
Sunday3.110:30 am
6:30 pm
+ John Cleary
For the SAU Community                
Monday     3.2    Noon             + Fr. Joe Hratz
Tuesday     3.3   4:30 pm+ Thomas Lingris, '61
Wednesday     3.49:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday3.5    4:30pm+ Kenneth Brockhouse, '61
Friday        3.6       Noon+ Rick Berry

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space); Late Night Adoration 9pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: "Church of Mercy" Brown Bag noon (Gathering Space); Nurses Christian Fellowship 4pm (Gathering Space); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ecumenical Reflection noon (Chapel); Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8pm (Gathering Space)

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

TAKING TIME                              
Where does time go?  It seems hard to believe that we are nearing the midpoint in the semester.  If it is true that time flies when you’re having fun, we must really be having fun. Or is it just that some of us are getting older.  Regardless, the following advice came from a book of quotes and anecdotes edited by Anthony Castle.  Its source is anonymous, but its wisdom is good, especially this weekend as a large group of students participate in an Antioch Retreat and all of us prepare for Spring Break:
Take time to THINK—it is the source of power. 
Take time to PLAY—it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to READ—it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY—it is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to LOVE and BE LOVED—it is a God-given privilege.
Take time to BE FRIENDLY—it is the road to happiness.
Take time to LAUGH—it is the music of the soul.
Take time to GIVE—the day is too short to be selfish.
Take time to WORK—it is the price of success.
Take time to SHOW YOU CARE—it is the way of God.
With prayers that all Ambrosians enjoy a happy, healthy and holy spring break! —Fr. Chuck

•Speaking of Time---Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD on Sunday, March 8!  Set your clocks 1 hour ahead!•

•Please note the Spring Break Christ the King Chapel Schedule--- No masses or regular chapel activities Sunday March 8 – Saturday, March 14.  No 10:30 am mass March 15th.  Regular Mass schedule resumes with 6:30 pm mass on Sunday,  March 15.  

•Brewed Awakening
Want to learn more about the Middle East and cultures of that region? On March 2, Brewed Awakening will feature SAU international recruiter Munir Sayegh, who travels to recruit prospective students around the world. The discussion will focus on everyday life in the Middle East. All are invited to enjoy free coffee and speciality drinks at this Brewed Awakening in the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, March 2 from 8-9pm.

SAU’s Interfaith group will have it’s meeting on Monday, March 2 at 8:00 pm in in the Chapel Gathering Space in conjunction with this week’s Brewed Awakening discussion.  Ambrosians of all religious traditions are encouraged to join InterfaithSAU in open discussion and interfaith service.

•Late Night Adoration
Spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament every Monday during Lent at 9pm in the Chapel.  Enjoy a time of song, scripture, and silence to end your day.  Email to learn more.

•A Church of Mercy
Come and discuss Pope Francis’ “A Church of Mercy” at noon on Tuesdays.  This program is especially aimed at faculty and staff, but all are welcome to this “brownbag” lunchtime discussion.  Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at

•Wednesday Ecumenical Reflection
Join in every Wednesday at 12 noon for a time of quiet prayer: 15 minutes of song, Scripture, and silence.  Perfect for the middle of a busy week.  All are welcome!

•Women & Faith
Gather weekly on Thursday evenings from 8-9 pm in the gathering space with other young women to pray, reflect on God’s Word and share faith.

•Ambrosian Reflections
Follow along online with the readings for Lent and reflections from SAU faculty and staff.   Find them on the main SAU webpage, or go to  New reflections every weekday all throughout Lent, even over Spring Break!  There are still some days unspoken for if you would be interested in writing one of the short reflections. Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at

•Online Stations of the Cross
Be sure to view the Online Stations of the Cross, with SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich.  Make them a part of your Lenten reflection!  Visit:

•Spiritual Community Housing
Applications are available to live on the Spiritual Community floor for the 2015-2016 school year next year!  The Spiritual Community provides a living and learning environment in which students deepen their spiritual lives and learn from the spiritualities of others.  All students of all religious and spiritual traditions who are interested in enriching their spiritual lives in community are encouraged to apply.  Forms due March 17, find out more at the Residence Life website.

•CRS Rice Bowl App Available
Download at:  This week the Rice Bowl reflections focus on Nicaragua.  Your sacrifices this Lent can make a difference in the world - Rice Bowls are still available in the Gathering Space. Please utilize this perfect way to allow Lenten sacrifices to help those who most in need.

•Fast Fest
This week’s fast is the Laziness Fast.  Strive to use your time better all week.  Email to get reminders and encouragement during the weeks of FastFest.

•Just Advocacy Week 
JAW is a five-day leadership experience for college students interested in the intersection of faith and politics. Come join us in Washington, D.C. to learn about leadership, community organizing, and advocacy strategies centered on Catholic Social Tradition. From June 14-19, participants will experience what it's like to lobby an elected official, how to be a social justice leader in their community, and gain issue knowledge on economic inequality.This program is designed for those who recently completed their freshman year in college but haven't started their senior year yet. College credit is available.  Learn more and apply here.

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters Retreat
Are you interested in checking out religious life?  This retreat provides an opportunity to pray with and learn about four  religious communities in Dubuque. The retreat begins with dinner and prayer on Friday, April 10th at 5 pm and closes with dinner on Saturday, April 11th (to conclude by 6pm). For more information contact Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM