Thursday, April 23, 2015

Last Bulletin of the Year

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 23 no 27

April 26, 2015 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 4: 8-12  +  1 John 3: 1-2  +  John 10: 11-18  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

May 3, 2015 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
+  Acts 9: 26-31  +  1 John 3: 18-24  +  John 15: 1-8  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.2610:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                
Monday     4.27    Noon             + Elaine Davin
Tuesday     4.28   4:30 pm+ Peacemakers (Commemoration of MLK)    
Wednesday     4.299:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.30    4:30pm+ Cecilia Persaud
Friday        5.1       Noon+ Richard Ambre, '50
Sunday5.310:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                
Monday     5.4    Noon             + Rev. Ray Ruppenkamp
Tuesday     5.5   9:00 pmFor student intentions

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry 6pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: 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 (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8pm (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

50 Year Old Wisdom to End the Year
This coming Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of an important event in our community. On April 28, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Davenport and received the Pacem in Terris Award. In his address that evening, Dr. King eloquently stated that all human beings are interrelated in “a single garment of destiny.” Further making the point that we simply can’t live as isolated individuals only concerned about ourselves, he said, “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be; and you can never be what you ought to be, until I am what I ought to be.” A student preparing to graduate said it another way when he told me, “I think I’ve learned as much from being around my classmates and friends and people who were different from me as I did from my studies.” We really do have an incredible influence on one another. That’s a nice thought for us as we prepare to end the year at St. Ambrose. It’s often true that when students look back over their college career, it’s the relationships that were formed, the service done for others, the friendships shaped and the love and support shared that matters most. It's a reminder that the greatest joys come in the service of others. I like the way Rabbi Kushner says it in his book, When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough: "Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to love, so that our lives matter." As we prepare to conclude another year, I hope we have each helped each other discover that their lives do matter. If so, the 2014-15 academic year will truly have been a most successful year.  Congratulations to our graduates. Blessings to all.   –Fr. Chuck

•Blessing of Bishop Davis Plaque
When he arrived last Fall, Fr. Conn OMaoldhomhnaigh, SAU Presidential Fellow, delivered to Sister Joan a document from the President of Carlow College testifying that Bishop James Davis, third bishop of the Davenport Diocese, was ordained in the Chapel of SSt. Patrick's College Carlow in 1878.  On Wednesday, April 29, at 2 pm, we will be unveiling and a new plaque to be placed with the framed document on the wall in Davis Hall.  Please join us for this brief ceremony in the Davis lounge area. Blessing will be led by Bishop Amos.

•Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday, April 26 and next Sunday, May 3 will be the last regular mass schedule weekends of the year. The last daily mass is Tuesday, May 5 at 9pm.  Beginning on Sunday, May 10 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am every weekend that summer classes are in session (except May 24, due to Memorial Day, and July 5, due to Independence Day).  No daily masses are offered during the summer session.  10:30am Sunday masses will be held through July 12 and resume on August 16.  Have a great summer!

•Brewed Awakening
Please join us for  the last Brewed of the year on April 27 from 8-9pm.  Sr. Joan Lescinski, SAU president and resident movie expert, will discuss moral messages in the Oscar winners and best movies of the past year. Free coffee and speciality drinks will be provided at this Brewed Awakening in the Chapel Gathering Space.

•Thank You from Campus Ministry
We would like to express our thanks and great appreciation for all of the gifts and talents our students, faculty, and staff have shared through campus ministry this year. The list is too long to mention everyone but we would especially like to acknowledge: Those who participated in Ambrosians for Peace and Justice; Interfaith; Antioch retreat leaders; Bridge Bible Fellowship leaders; Brewed Awakening organizers; the Bee’s Knees prayer members; those who served at Mass and More; and all who faithfully served as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, Altar Servers, and Music Ministers in our liturgies. THANK YOU!

•School Supply Collection
As you clean out your rooms and backpacks, don’t throw out your school supplies!  We’ll collect them on campus for kids in the community next fall.  Pencils, paper, notebooks, binders, markers, etc are all being collected in 4 locations: the Beehive, lower Cosgrove, and the mailroom and ATM in the Rogalski Center.  Thanks for helping Third Missionary Baptist Church with this ministry for kids in the neighborhood.

●Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm Tuesday, May 5 and Midnight Breakfast at 10 pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team!  All are welcome at the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 5 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel). A blessing will be offered for all who will be graduating. Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria follows, beginning at 10pm.

•Rice Bowls
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Rice Bowl collection!  Once again, SAU gave generously, and we have nearly $ 1,000 to send to Catholic Relief Services to combat hunger around the world!

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 11-14, July 9-12
This summer program equips participants with the experience, tools, and resources to assist them in all avenues of youth ministry.  Courses can be taken for Theology credit.  Email Chris Clow at to learn more or to sign up.

•Estimate Number of Hours of Ambrosian Service from 2014-2015 year
Students, faculty, and staff at St. Ambrose University once again responded to the call to serve this year.  Our attempt to count the hours of service has come to 83,306 hours this year.  THANK YOU to all students, faculty, and staff who gave of yourselves in service over the year.  Here is the tabulation:
Co-Curricular Service:   42,549 hours:--Urban Plunge: 580 students, 1160 hours of service, 30 agencies served  --Hunger Week: 60 students, 100 hours of service, -- Service to L’Arche: 18 students, 188 hours --Humility of Mary Sleep Out: 24 students, 212 hours  --Pacem in Terris: 4 students, 12 hours  -- Project Renewal: 390 hours  --Service on Saturdays:  404.5 hours   --Quad Cities Fall Break Local Service Trip: 6 people, 60 hours  --Chicago Winter Break Service Trip: 5 people, 150 hours   --Kentucky Spring Break Service Trip: 10 people, 500 hours   --Detroit Winter Break Service Trip: 6 people, 300 hours   --East St. Louis Spring break Trip: 6 people, 300 hours   --Cleveland Spring Break Service Trip:  6 people, 300 hours    --Dance Marathon: 711 people,  17,562 hours, $175,103.03 raised   --Bee the Difference Day: 550 students, 1925 hours, 100 neighbors served  --Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi: 234 hours  --Antioch Student Retreat Team: 34 students, 340 hours  --Confirmation Retreats:  550 hours --Music Ministry: 1550 hours  --Sacristans and Altar Servers: 60 hours   --Circle K: 24.5 hours   --Habitat for Humanity: 10 builds and 2 Spring Break Service Trips, 1740 hours   --Athletic Department: 7943 hours   --ResLife: 468 hours   --Bees Knees Prayer Ministry: 2556 hours   --Bridge Bible Fellowship: 399 hours   --NSSLHA: 15 students, 300 hours   --TriBeta National Biological Honor Society: 11 students, 55 hours   --School mentoring & tutoring: 180 hours   -- Yes! Group: 40 students, 400 hours   --Service to Kings Harvest pet rescue:  240 hours   --Running Club – 9 students, 85 hours   -- Student Alumni Association: 21 hours   -- Nurses Christian Fellowship:  300 hours   -- Psi Eta Sigma: 75 hours   -- Mock Trial Tournament: 48 hours   -- Enactus: 17 students, 300 hours   -- Up with Families: 34 hours  --CommUNITY day: 200 students, 800 hours   -- SOMday: 10 hours   -- MACA: 54 hours   -- Student Physical Therapy Organization: 40 hours   --CRS student ambassadors: 90 hours   --Individual students’ service:  89 hours
 Curricular Service:  37,491 hours: --Physical Therapy: 20  students, 200  hours   --Masters of Speech-Language Pathology: 35 students, 655 hours   --Honors Program:  59 students, 880 hours   --Theology:  40 students, 200 hours   --MSW: 63 students,  32,256 hours  --Music Department: 65 hours   --Women’s Studies:  600 hours   --DPT : 72 students, 800 hours   --Art Department: 6 hours   --MOT: 45 students,  55 hours   --MOL: 40 students, 375 hours   --Engineering: 23  students, 920  hours   --Computer Science: 7 students, 125 hours   --Psychology: 110 hours   --Communication: 244 hours.  
Faculty/Staff Service: 3,266 hours