Thursday, January 21, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 15

January 24, 2016 - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+  Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10  +  1 Corinthians 12:12-30  +  Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday1.2410:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     1.25Noon+ Curtis Brownfield
Tuesday     1.264:30 pm+ Raymond Wilson
Wednesday     1.279:15 pm+ Caroline Griffin, '16           
Thursday1.28       4:30pm+ Charlie Morse, '77          
Friday        1.29Noon+ Dr. James Wilson, '66

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA/Sacramental Prep 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Gathering Space Side 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)

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

7 UPs for a New Semester
The beginning of a new semester offers the opportunity to begin with new fervor.  Recently I re-discovered an article I had saved on my computer entitled, “7-Ups for the New Year.”  Obviously, it’s not about the soft drink, but about attitudes and actions. With apologies to its anonymous author, I’ve adapted the list for members of the St. Ambrose community.  In this new semester, let us resolve to:
1)  WAKE UP--Begin each day, not in a fog of regret and anxiety, but with a heart thankful for the possibilities that are before us and be ready to receive the day as a gift—the present.
2)  DRESS-UP--Put on a smile. It improves your looks. It says something about your attitude.
3) SHUT-UP--Watch your tongue. Learn to listen. Say only the things that are helpful.
4) STAND-UP--Take a stand for what you know is right. Defend the dignity of those whose rights are trampled on. In our long tradition of service and work for justice, this is an especially important resolve for Ambrosians.
5) LOOK-UP--Open your eyes to God, who created us all, who unites us in the family of humankind, and ultimately upon whom we find ourselves utterly dependent.
6) GET-UP—Don’t let failure define you. One of my favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela: “Don’t judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
7) LIFT-UP--Be available to help those in need--serving, supporting, and sharing.  It’s our mission, after all: Enriching lives!

Happy New Year. Blessings to all in the new semester.   ---Fr. Chuck

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•Service on Saturday 
Join us this weekend for our first Service on Saturday opportunity at Project Renewal.  We’ll be helping with an early-spring cleaning at the house where kids come for after-school programming.  Help support this neighborhood organization - this Saturday 1/23, we will carpool from campus at 9:30am and return by noon.   Our project next weekend, on Saturday 1/30, will be at the Hand-in-Hand Chili Cook-off, supporting the organization’s programming with children with special needs.  Our group will be helping with kid’s activities, face-painting, and doing table clean-up at the event from 2-5pm.  Sign up at to join us. 

•Brewed Awakening
Join us Monday, January 25 at 8pm in the Gathering Space as SAU Trustee Emeritus Jim Collins leads a discussion about civil rights and the impact it has had on the QC community. This timely discussion is a part of the university’s Civil Rights Celebration. Bring your friends, enjoy free specialty coffee drinks, and engage in a great discussion

•Sign Up!    
At the beginning of each semester we offer students an opportunity to sign up for all of the campus ministry activities – from liturgical ministers to service.  (if you completed the interest survey in the fall you don’t need to do it again unless something has changed).  You may complete the interest survey online at Fill out a green card in the Gathering Space, or stop by our offices in the lower chapel and we will be glad to speak with you and answer any questions. Your generous commitment is appreciated. We’re looking forward to a great spring semester!

•Panel on Immigration
Wednesday, January 27th from 6-8 pm a panel of faith, law enforcement and business leaders from Iowa will highlight immigrants’ contributions in their communities and the need for immigration reform.  The event, held in Rogalski Center Ballroom, is hosted by the Quad Cities New Ideas Forum and Bibles, Badges & Business for Immigration Reform.

•Liturgical Ministers
A schedule for 2nd semester liturgical ministers (lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, server/sacristan, and greeters/ushers) will be created soon.   If you didn’t serve last semester and you are interested this semester, please contact Campus Ministry at

•Music Ministry
All SAU students are invited to help lead music for our Sunday masses, along with weekday masses and prayer services.  If you haven’t been able to take part in Music Ministry before, this is a great time to try it out!  Come to our weekly rehearsals Monday nights at 6pm in the Chapel, and email Chris Clow at to learn more and sign up.

•Spring Break Service Trips!
Where will you make a difference this March?  Campus Ministry & Ambrosians for Peace & Justice sponsor 4 service trips over spring break.  These trips are: 
East St. Louis  (Projects at a domestic violence shelter and After-school programming)
Northern Mississippi  (Home Repair projects, organizing donations in rural areas at service agencies)
Cleveland  (Household projects that support women and newborns living at a Maternity Home)
Eastern Kentucky (Home Repair and Building projects in rural Appalachian areas)
Applications are available in the chapel gathering space, lower chapel, mailroom, or can be filled out online at  Applications are due by noon on Friday, January 29th to Kaitlin Depuydt in Campus Ministry. 

•Spring Antioch Retreat, Feb. 19-21
Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus, in a safe, non-judgmental place to discuss faith and life in context of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.  The retreat begins at 6 pm Friday, February 19th and concludes at 2 pm, Sunday, February 21st.   Registration forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space and online at  For more info contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Sophie Foreman ( or Cole Epping ( 

•Women & Faith
A group for young women interested in growing deeper in their faith through shared prayer, reflection on God's Word and discussions about relevant faith topics meets on Thursday evenings from 8-9 pm in the chapel gathering space beginning Thursday, January 28th.   For more info, please contact us at

•Men’s Scripture Group
A group of SAU men meet on Monday’s at 7pm in the room off the Gathering Space to share thoughts on the upcoming Sunday’s scriptures.  For more info, please contact us at

•Becoming Catholic/Confirmation Preparation
Anyone interested in becoming Catholic, learning more about Catholicism or preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at  We meet on Sundays in the lower chapel after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. 

•Lenten Small Groups

We have a wonderful resource to use during Lent (Feb. 10 - March 23) that ties in with the Year of Mercy.  It's a reflection on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Each group would meet 5 times.  A study guide and training will be provided for small group leaders.  Please let Tammy know at if you would be interested in forming/leading/co-leading a group or being in a small group for Lent. 

•Daily Lenten Reflections 
The season of Lent begins on February 10th.  Once again, we are inviting faculty, staff, and other Ambrosians to write short daily reflections based on the scripture readings of each weekday of Lent that will be posted on the SAU website.  If you’d be willing to write one of the short reflections please email Fr. Chuck Adam at   Last year’s reflections are available here

•Internship Opportunity for 2016-2017
Are you Catholic?  Interested in fighting poverty?  Applications are being accepted for the 2016-2017 internship  with Diocese of Davenport Catholic Campaign for Human Development Internship (CCHD) - Applications are due Feb. 15, 2016.  The intern will work with Quad Cities Interfaith, Davenport or Center for Worker Justice, Iowa City, two local CCHD funded groups.  Tasks will vary but may include: parish education, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research, and developing relationships with community organizations.  Contact us in Campus Ministry for more details or find the posting on the BeeCAREERS website. 

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31
Are you considering a job in youth ministry?  Maybe teaching high school, or as a youth or campus minister?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is just for you!  This summer program provides students with the ministerial tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  You can complete the certificate in just two summers, and can earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find the application at the Campus Ministry website, or email Chris Clow ( to learn more!