Thursday, November 12, 2015

11.15.15 & 11.22.15

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 12

November 15, 2015 - Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+  Deuteronomy 12:1-3  +  Hebrews 10:11-14, 18  +  Mark 13:24-32  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

November 22, 2015 - Feast of Christ the King
+  Deuteronomy 7:13-14  +  Revelation 1:5-8  +  John 18:33-37  +
No Masses this Sunday

Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.1510:30 am
6:30 pm         
+  Luke Mayfield
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     11.16Noon+  George Lindle, '64
Tuesday     11.174:30 pm+  Mary Henkel, '80
Wednesday     11.189:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday11.19     4:30pm+  Martin Lyons, '04          
Friday        11.20Noon+  James E. Foley, '62

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
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

Thanksgiving is an incredibly important holiday. In fact, at St. Ambrose, students are given an entire week free from classes so that they can celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. But we can make every day a day of thanksgiving if we learn to be more conscious of the great gift of life, the beauty of creation, and all the blessings that of our lives. Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,”  recommends that we look for holiness in even the little things of life. He writes, "If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." It is no coincidence that happy people are so often the ones who are most thankful. Gratitude does nourish the soul. G.K. Chesterton wrote, "Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." Want to be happy? Learn to count your blessings. It might be the most important arithmetic lesson we ever learn. Happy Thanksgiving! Prayers for safe travel and for an enjoyable break. --Fr. Chuck 
•Thanksgiving Break Schedule
Due to Thanksgiving break, there will be no Sunday or daily masses celebrated from Sunday, November 22 through Saturday, November 28.  There is also no 10:30am mass on Sunday, November 29.  Regular mass schedule will resume with 6:30pm mass on Sunday, November 29. From all of us in Campus Ministry, have a safe and blessed thanksgiving!

•If You’re Staying Around Over Thanksgiving
An area family has graciously offered to invite a student to their farm for a home cooked meal and a break from campus.  Please contact us at if you or someone you know cannot go home for the holidays.

•Advent Season Events
Advent begins Sunday, November 29th.  Advent is a season of preparation for Christmas and a reminder to be constantly vigilant “waiting in joyful hope” for the Lord’s coming.  Here are some ways you can celebrate Advent right here at SAU:

→Pick up a copy of A Season of Mercy by David M. Knight.  These Advent reflections will help us to begin the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.   The booklets are available in the Chapel gathering space, at the Rogalski Center Post Office, and in the Health Science Building.

→Participate in Daily Mass at Christ the King Chapel. Monday and Fridays at 12:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm, and Wednesday at 9:15pm.

→Enjoy a special Lessons and Carols service Friday, December 4 at 7:00pm in the Chapel.  The evening consists of scriptures for the season and music featuring the University Chorale and Chamber Singers.

→Celebrate the Feast of St. Ambrose with us on Sunday, December 6!  The Most Rev. Martin Amos, Bishop of Davenport, will be the presider and homilist for a special liturgy at 10:30am as we celebrate our patron saint.  This mass will feature music led by a combined choir of SAU Chamber Singers and Music Ministry, as well as the presentation of the McMullen Awards.

→Attend the Advent Communal Reconciliation, Monday, December 7 at 7:00pm in Christ the King Chapel.  A short prayer service is followed by the opportunity for individual confession to one of the priests present.

→Commemorate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tuesday, December 8,  by celebrating mass at 12 noon or 4:30pm on the holy day of obligation.

→Take time out for a quiet evening of Advent Reflections at the Stable led by IlaMae Hanisch, ‘89 at 8 pm Thursday, December 10th in the Gathering Space.   Refreshments will be provided by Women & Faith.

→Plan to take part in the Student Candlelight Mass preceding Midnight Breakfast on Tuesday Dec. 17 at 9:00pm.  In the chapel, filled with light from candles held by students, we celebrate the mystery, the joy, and the hope Christ’s birth has brought to our world.  All are welcome to each of these events.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass
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 by Monday, November 16 to sign up!  Rehearsals continue on Monday at 7pm in the Chapel.

•Brewed Awakening
Come to the Chapel Gathering Space on Monday, Nov. 16 from 8-9pm for a discussion about The Catholic Messenger, our local diocesan newspaper and provide input into faith topics you’d like to see discussed in it. Barb Arland-Fye, editor and Lindsay Steele, reporter, will lead the discussion. Please sign up at if you’ll attend so we can order enough pizza.  Also, join us on Monday, Nov. 30 for a Brewed about climate change and the environment, and it’ll be led by SAU Greenlife. Bring your friends and come enjoy free coffee specialty drinks.

•Service on Saturday 
Join us for the Kids Against Hunger meal packaging on Dec. 5 to package meals that will feed Syrian refugees in Jordan. It will be held in the morning at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. You can sign up at Reserve your spot today!

•Service Trip Applications are Now Available
Take part in one of the Campus Ministry service trips to Chicago, East St. Louis, Cleveland, Northern Mississippi, or Eastern Kentucky over Winter and Spring breaks.   Applications are available now in the gathering space and lower chapel.  Any questions?  Contact Kaitlin in Campus Ministry at

•Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8.  The Diocese of Davenport will be celebrating this jubilee all year long, beginning on Sunday, December 13 at Sacred Heart Cathedral with the opening of the Holy Year Door at 9:00am, and a Communal Penance Liturgy at 3:00pm.  All are welcome at both, and be sure to follow along for events all throughout the Holy Year.

•Saxophone Recital
Senior music major, Josh Hopper, will present his senior recital on Sunday Nov. 15 at 3pm in Madsen Hall of the Galvin Fine Arts Center. Our congratulations and thanks to Josh for his faithfulness to music ministry in Christ the King Chapel.