Thursday, October 8, 2015

10.11.15 & 10.18.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 8

October 11, 2015 - Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+  Wisdom 7:7-11  +  Hebrews 4:12-13  +  Mark 10:17-30  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

October 18, 2015 - Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  Isaiah 53:10-11  +  Hebrews 4:14-16  +  Mark 10:35-45  +
Masses this Sunday at 6:30 pm ONLY (No 10:30am)

Mass Intentions:
10:30 am/6:30pm
6:30 pm ONLY
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     10.12
Noon+ Jack Wolfe, '56
+ Wayne Brooks, '50
Tuesday     10.13
4:30 pm+ John Patrick Riley, '50
+ Dr. Mike Orfitelli
Wednesday     10.14
9:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
4:30pm+ Donald Hayes, '49
+ Richard Haiston, '57          
Friday        10.16

+ Donald Sweeney, '59

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA Session 11:30am (Lower 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

Just Arts!
The Fine Arts are so incredibly important for enriching our society. That is especially true when they teach us important values and awaken our complacency to injustice. One good example is the painting entitled Theophora by Fr. Catich that now hangs on the east wall of Christ the King Chapel. The artistic portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her infant child Jesus as each belonging to a different race was deemed too controversial in 1950, a time before the civil rights movement, and it was taken down after only one day in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Even today, it teaches an important lesson about the universal love of Christ. Theater can also be a great place to create awareness of the miscarriages of justice in society. This weekend's musical production of Parade at the Galvin Fine Arts Center is a case in point. It's a true story of anti-semitism rearing its ugly head our nation and the scapegoating of someone deemed an outsider. How does such hatred spread among us? An older musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific which opened in 1949, addressed the question as it related to racial prejudice with the song, "You've Got To Be Taught." It's lyrics say, "To hate and fear, you've got to be taught from year to year. It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear. You've got to be carefully taught." If, as the song suggests, hatred and fear can be taught, so can love and trust. Thank God for the arts and for the artists. If they challenge our individual and corporate consciences, may be moved to teach justice and peace. ---Fr. Chuck

•Midterm Break Mass Schedule
There will be no daily mass on Friday, October 16 and no 10:30am mass on Sunday, October 18.  Regular mass schedule resumes with 6:30pm mass on Sunday, October 18.

•RCIA/Confirmation Prep Sessions Begin
Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Prep sessions will be in the lower chapel after the 10:30 a.m. Mass beginning this Sunday, Oct. 11th.  Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry or 333-6132.

•White Mass for Healthcare Professionals
Bishop Amos will preside at a Mass for Catholic Health Care Professionals on Saturday, October 17th at 9 am in Christ the King Chapel.  Following Mass,  brunch will be served in Rogalski Center and Sister Mary Diana Dreger O.P., M.D., will give a presentation, “Hope: In Theory and in (Medical) Practice.”    Sister Mary Diana is the only physician on-site at The Holy Family Health Center in Nashville where she serves mostly uninsured immigrants.  She is also a member of the Vanderbilt Medical School faculty where she supervises internal medicine residents.   For more info and to reserve a seat for the presentation and/or brunch contact

•Brewed Awakening
On Monday, Oct. 12 from 8-9pm in the Chapel Gathering Space, Master of Education in Teaching Director Maggie Woods will talk about how education reform is needed in our society.  A great discussion to be sure, especially for those who are studying to be teachers!  Bring your friends and come enjoy free coffee specialty drinks and great discussion.   Be sure to join us after Fall Break for another Brewed discussion on Oct. 19.

•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 16-17th.  On this local service trip, we’ll spend time with kids at an after-school program, a Habitat for Humanity build, and attend the Humility of Mary Sleepout.  Email us at

•Service on Saturday
This weekend’s service project at the RiverBend Food Bank is full!  Sign up to help out with the Fall Break service trip October 16-17, or stay tuned for helping out at the Humility of Mary Housing on October 24.  To learn more about service opportunities throughout the semester, email

•Literacy Coaches needed
We’re looking for students who could commit at least an hour a week throughout the school year, beginning the week of October 19th.  Thurgood Marshall Learning Center in Rock Island is an alternative high school, and literacy coaches are needed to work one-on-one with students each week on reading, writing, and comprehension skills through games and learning activities with you.  Interested in this rewarding opportunity?  Please email us at

•Project Renewal Halloween Party
Student organizations, clubs, and teams are invited to host a game or activity at Project Renewal’s Halloween Party, held on Wednesday October 28 from 3-5pm.  Kids from the neighborhood program will come in costume to play games during this event, so we are in need of games at this fun event!  If your group can join us, please contact Kaitlin in Campus Ministry,, to sign up by October 15.

•“Just Mercy” Author Bryan Stevenson - Tuesday, October 20
Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of this year’s First Book will be here for the Ambrosian Women for Social Justice and First Book Author Lecture on Tuesday, October 20 in Galvin Fine Arts Center.  Bryan has been called “America’s young Nelson Mandela” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and is recognized as one of the United States’ foremost advocates for justice.  He recently won a hallmark decision in which the Supreme Court rules that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children under 17 are unconstitutional.  The Equal Justice Initiative fights for those who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.  Learn more about their work at their website.

•Thinking of Priesthood Day
Saturday, October 24, 2015, St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Ames, Iowa. This is a statewide event for young men, ages 16 to 40, to have the opportunity to meet others who are considering a vocation to the priesthood. The schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Thom Hennen at (563) 888-4255 or

•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.