vol 24 no 11
November 8, 2015 - Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ 1 Kings 17:10-16 + Hebrews 9:24-28 + Mark 12:38-44 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
|For the SAU Community|
|Monday||11.9||Noon||+ Lawrence Hancher, '56|
|Tuesday||11.10||4:30 pm||+ David Thoensen, '55|
|Wednesday||11.11||9:15 pm||For Student Intentions|
|Thursday||11.12||4:30pm||+ Edward Kregor, '57|
|Friday||11.13||Noon||+ Leo Latz, '57|
This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Men and Faith 7 pm (Lower Chapel Conference Room); 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 email@example.com
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 BeesKnees@sau.edu.
Last summer when Jon Stewart was about to retire as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, a list of some of his sayings and observations found their way around the internet. One “Stewart-ism” that caught my attention said this, “If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values. They're hobbies." It gave me food for thought. It is easy for us to say that we value certain things and then put forth little effort to prove it. For example, it’s wrong to say that we love everyone, and then act as though some people don’t even exist. We can’t claim to be for peace and justice and then refuse to examine our own lives and change practices that might be hurting others. We are hardly being genuine if we thank God for all that is good but do not responsibly use and care for the gifts of the earth. Are the things we call our values really just hobbies? This Sunday, hundreds of Ambrosians will spread out across our neighborhoods to be of service raking leaves, cleaning gutters, and a host of other projects. It’s a fantastic way to demonstrate our diocesan heritage which means that we value being a part of the local community and contributing to it. It’s a way to live out something we value. Stick to your values. That way they are not just occasional acts of kindness. They are not just hobbies. Ambrosian values become our way of life. –Fr. Chuck
•Month of All Souls
In the Catholic Tradition the month of November is a time to pray for our deceased loved ones. All month we keep a candle at the front of the altar with the names of the deceased loved ones of SAU students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to add the names of your deceased loved ones, you can still fill out a card in the Gathering Space and place it before the altar. We will remember them all in our prayers at every Mass.
•Men and Faith
A group of SAU male students are meeting Monday’s from 7 - 8 pm for casual study of the bible and discussion of faith. Want to join the group? It’s made of students from various denominations. For more info and study materials, contact Fr. Chuck Adam @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Welcome Busy Student Retreat Guides
We are pleased to welcome Sr. Bobbi Bussan, OSB; Sr. Rita Cameron, PBVM; Sr. Kathy Carr, BVM; Sr. Ginny Heldorfer, OSF; Fr. Thom Hennen, and Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD to campus as spiritual guides for this semester’s Busy Student Retreat. Over 40 students will be meeting with the spiritual guides this week to reflect on scripture and the movement of God in their lives. Please keep the directors and students in your prayers this week.
•Service Trip Applications are available!
Service Trips are previewed at 6pm Thursday Nov. 5 in the Ballroom. Information about the Campus Ministry trips to Chicago, East St. Louis, Cleveland, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Kentucky and Habitat for Humanity trips to North Carolina and Colorado. The trips are over Winter and Spring breaks. Applications are available now in the gathering space and lower chapel for Campus Ministry trips. Any questions? Contact Kaitlin in Campus Ministry at email@example.com.
•Service on Saturday
We’ll be helping with the RiverBend Food Bank’s backpack program for kids from 8:30-11:30am this Saturday, November 7th. Let us know by noon on Friday by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join us. Also, next weekend on November 14th, you have an opportunity to help provide housing for homeless veterans at Freedom Home Ministries. We will be cleaning and painting in two shifts - either 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm. Reserve your spot today!
•Hunger Week - November 7-13
We have lots going on for Hunger Week, sponsored by Ambrosians for Peace & Justice. Join us in these activities!
Monday, November 9: During lunch and dinner in the cafeteria, stop by our table to answer some trivia questions to donate through the Free Rice games. Also at 8pm, the weekly Brewed Awakening topic will focus on advocacy for legislative policies to end hunger.
Wednesday, November 11: The Clothes Out Hunger sale will be held in the lower level of Cosgrove from 10am-4pm. Everything is $1, and the proceeds go to organizations that work to serve meals to the community. Raffle tickets for gift cards from local businesses are also available at the sale.
Thursday, November 12: Stop by the Rogalski Center after 2pm for some baked good from the GreenLife organization - proceeds go to Oxfam to buy animals for developing communities in other countries. Late night on Thursday, we’re having a Food Justice movie shown in the Beehive at 9:15pm. Come see the film “Fed Up,” have a healthy snack, and discuss how poverty and food insecurities are connected. If you are able, bring a canned food item to donate to local organizations in our community!
Friday, November 13: We’ll be bringing donations of food and clothing from the week to community organizations like Humility of Mary Housing, Cafe on Vine, and Central Community Circle food pantry.
Want to learn about local efforts to end hunger here and abroad? Come to the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, Nov. 9 from 8-9pm for a discussion about Hunger Week and ending worldwide hunger. Kent Ferris, the Diocese of Davenport’s Director of Social Action, will join with SAU students to lead the discussion. Bring your friends and come enjoy free coffee specialty drinks.
•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass
Calling all musical Ambrosians! All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join with Music Ministry and help lead music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass on Sunday, December 6 at 10:30am. Contact Chris Clow at email@example.com to sign up! Rehearsals begin this Monday, November 9, at 7pm in the Chapel.
•Matt Maher Concert
The "Saints and Sinners Tour" with Matt Maher is coming to Muscatine, Thursday, December 3rd. Tickets are $22 each. If you are interested in attending the concert as a group, bring your money to the campus ministry office by Friday, November 6th. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
•Interested in Becoming Catholic or being Confirmed?
There is still time. Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry at email@example.com for more information.
•Middle East Institute Lecture
Environmental Justice in the Desert: The Lotan Story. 7:00 pm Tuesday November 10 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Alex Cicelsky MSc from the Kibbutz Lotan Center for Creative Ecology.