Thursday, September 24, 2015


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 6

September 27, 2015 - Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+  Numbers 11:25-29  +  James 5:1-6  +  Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.2710:30 am
6:30 pm
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     9.28   Noon+ Ray McLaughlin
Tuesday     9.29   4:30 pm+ Robert Linton, '51
Wednesday     9.309:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.1    4:30pm+ William Garland, '51          
Friday        10.2        Noon+ Phyllis "Penny" Glowacki

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: Commission Liturgical Ministers (Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Brewed Awakening 8 pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass and More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8 pm (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

Prayer Ministry - send intentions to

There was a wonderful confluence of religious events this past week. Yom Kippur, the holy day of atonement for Jewish people began with sunset on Tuesday. On Thursday, our Islamic brothers and sisters began Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, which marks Abraham’s willingness to obey God’s command to sacrifice his son. And during the same time as these major religious holy days are occurring, Pope Francis takes on a historic visit to in the United States. Another name for the pope is "pontiff", which comes from a Latin word, meaning "bridge-builder."  Metaphorically speaking, building bridges is exactly what Pope Francis is doing as his comes to our country. In speaking at the White House, his first address in the US, the pope affirmed the need for religious tolerance and for an end to all discrimination. At a joint session of Congress, he talked about the need for dialogue as the path to understanding one another and overcoming the impasse that differences can create. But to me, it's his humble example and openness to everyone that I find so eloquently pointing us toward the way of peace. Often we lose sight of the fact that we have much more in common with others than our differences allow us to realize. Sadly, it's easier to build walls that divide people than bridges that unite. Pope Francis reminds us--we belong to one human family---united by one God whose love extends to all. Let's pray that as he continues his time in our country, we take that message to heart. By following his lead, we too can become bridge builders!   ---Fr. Chuck  

•Commissioning of Liturgical Ministers
This Sunday during the 10:30 am and 6:30 pm Masses, we will commission and pray for our lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion,  musicians, servers, sacristans, ushers, and greeters.  We are grateful to all who help enhance our worship of God.  If you are interested in volunteering for a liturgical ministry at Christ the King Chapel, please email us at

•Brewed Awakening - Laudato Si and Pope Francis
On Monday, Sept 28 from 8-9pm in the Chapel Gathering Space, Theology professor Fr. Bud Grant will be on hand to talk about Pope Francis’ papal encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’ - ‘On Care for Our Common Home.’  A very timely discussion with Pope Francis’ visit to the US this past week.  Fr. Grant will lead a discussion about the content of the encyclical and how we can apply it to our lives.  Bring your friends, and come enjoy some great free coffee specialty drinks and great discussion.  Stay tuned for more Brewed Awakenings on Mondays at 8pm as well!

•Service on Saturday
This weekend’s painting project with Rebuilding Together Quad Cities has filled up.  However, we have spots available on October 3rd from 9:45-noon, serving at Winnie’s Wishes, a resale shop that benefits the women’s shelter Winnie’s Place. We’ll help the store transition from summer to fall/winter clothes and get Halloween-costume items out! Interested in helping?  Email us at to sign up!

•Pope Francis’ Visit to the US
There are still time to see events from Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States.  On Friday the pope will give an address to the United Nations at 7:30am local time, take part in an interfaith prayer service recalling 9/11 at 10:30am, and celebrate mass at Madison Square Garden at 5:00pm.  Saturday features the mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia at 9:30am, and Sunday the pope will celebrate mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families at 3:00pm.  Be sure to follow along with the live stream online.  You can also find video on demand to see past events, such as Pope Francis’ address to Congress, speech from the White House, and much more!

•Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors Training
Interested in international peace and justice?  Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will be offering a training for Student Ambassadors in Chicago October 10-11.  It will include opportunities for building community; sharing passion for global solidarity; and learning about the story, mission and work of CRS.  The training will also kick off a year-long CRS University advocacy campaign focused on climate change, in response to Pope Francis' recent encyclical.   If interested, please contact

•A Local Service Trip
No classes on Friday October 16th means an opportunity to make a difference in the community!  We’re organizing a series of service projects right here in Davenport over the weekend of October 16-18th.  On this local service trip, we’ll spend time with kids at an after-school program, work on a painting project at a shelter, and attend the Humility of Mary Sleepout.   Stay tuned for more information!

•Learning About the Catholic Church/RCIA
SAU students, faculty and staff interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Church, its teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry or 333-6132 for more information about the process.

•Sacrament of Confirmation
Baptized Catholics who never celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation are able to prepare for the sacrament while at SAU.  Email to learn more about the process.

•Veterans for Peace
On Sunday, September 27, St. Ambrose University will host a Veterans for Peace event at the Rogalski Center from 2-4pm to help educate Iowans’ about current national security issues.  Speakers include Ray McGovern, a retired CIA analyst turned political activist, and Coleen Rowley, an Iowa native and retired FBI agent whistleblower.  Between them, they have over 51 years of service in different levels of the two best-known U.S. intelligence agencies.  Now, after leaving their respective agencies, they have worked for new ideas for peace and justice in our world.  Come and learn from their experience and ideas for a new-found commitment to peace.  Contact P.J. Foley ( to learn more about this event.

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters 
Are you a woman wondering what life might be like as a Religious Sister? Area religious communities are offering an opportunity to come together with Sisters and other women who are asking how to best serve the people of God. Join us for prayer, conversation, and a chance to get to know communities of women who continue to serve people on the margins. There is no fee to attend.   The "Dubuque's Got Sisters!" event begins Friday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.   To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Kathy Carr, BVM, at   or call her at (563)  588-2351. "Dubuque's Got Sisters!" is sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters (Wis.), Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Dubuque Franciscan Sisters.

•Have you signed-up for Campus Ministry Activities? 
Green Campus Ministry Interest cards are available in the Gathering Space and can be dropped off in the Lower Chapel offices, or can be filled out here:  interest form online.

•NAMI Walk - September 26
Help out with the 2015 NAMI Walk to support those affected by mental illness.  NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and they do a lot of great work in the Quad Cities, and they could use our help.  Last year, SAU was the top fundraiser for the NAMI Walk, and we could do it again this year.  Please learn more about the NAMI Walk at their website, or contact SAU student Connor Daws to learn more.