Thursday, January 28, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 16

January 31, 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+  Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19  +  1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13  +  Luke 4:21-30  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday1.3110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     2.1Noon+ Dr. John Kamerick, '43
Tuesday     2.24:30 pm+ Wilma Nichol, '58
Wednesday     2.39:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday2.4         4:30 pm+ David Herrington, '59          
Friday        2.5Noon+ James Malay, '59

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA/Sacramental Prep 11:30 am (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)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8 pm (Gathering Space)
Friday: European Refugee Crisis Conversation 3 pm (Beehive)

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

First in the Nation
As a native born Iowan, I am very proud that our state begins the process of choosing the next president of the United States. Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for the Iowa Caucus.  Some point out that Iowa is not very diverse, we are not largely populated, and only a small percentage of Iowans participate in the caucus. But in a state the size of Iowa, we do have the opportunity to meet candidates, to hear them speak, to ask them questions, and to even take selfies with them.  Ambrosians know this well having had the opportunity this year to see many candidates right here on campus. The Iowa Caucus takes place this coming Monday and I hope Ambrosians know that they and any resident of Iowa who will be 18 years old by election day in November can register at their caucus site and take part in it.  Why participate?  Because taking part in our political process truly is an honorable endeavor.  If we can move beyond the cynicism that turns the word “politics” into something negative, we can begin to recognize democracy for what it truly is: a place where we challenge our leaders to solve problems without warfare or power grabs.  It’s about making sure that “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are safeguarded for all.  It’s about voting for those who will work for just policies that uphold the dignity of all members of society, especially the most vulnerable, and policies that protect the fragile planet we inhabit. In short, the democratic process is about the future: our own and those who will come after us. There really is no better way to bring about change than through the electoral process. We can call it, "the second foot of social justice." The United States Bishops call it, “Faithful Citizenship.” And Pope Francis calls it authentic faith. In his September address to the joint session of the US Congress he echoed what he wrote in the Joy of the Gospel: “An authentic faith . . . always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it.” Doesn’t that sound like an Ambrosian value? One that enriches lives? As the first in the nation, let's pray that we exercise it well.     ---Fr. Chuck

 •Caucus Information for Students
Do you want to attend the caucuses on Feb. 1 at 7pm? If so, Campus Ministry is gathering groups of students to go and is willing to set up transportation. Following the caucuses, students can meet in the Gathering Space to discuss their experience. Free specialty coffee drinks will be provided in the Gathering Space. If you’re interested in attending the caucuses, e-mail and include which location you’ll caucus at so we can set up carpools.  Information about your Caucus location and is available here:

•The Feast of St. Blaise
St. Blaise is a 4th century Christian martyr and patron saint of those with throat illness.  His Feast day is Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. The traditional blessing of throats will be offered after Wednesday’s 9:15 pm Mass.

•Service on Saturday 
 This 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.

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

•Spring Break Service Trips!
Students - Have you turned your application in for one of the trips?  Due to Kaitlin in Campus Ministry by noon on Friday 1/29! Applications are available in the chapel gathering space, lower chapel, mailroom, or can be filled out online at

•Spring Antioch Retreat, Feb. 19-21
Antioch is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus, in a safe, non-judgemental 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.   Get a registration form in the cafeteria or in the Chapel Gathering Space this week; or register online:  For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Sophie Foreman ( or Cole Epping (

•European Refugee Crisis Conversation
On Friday February 5 at 3pm in the Beehive, join in a conversation about the European Refugees and the work that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is doing to help these individuals and families in their resettlement.  Ambrosians for Peace and Justice and the CRS student ambassadors hope to see you for a casual conversation on this important issue!

•Online Stations of the Cross
Campus Ministry is accepting submissions for student reflections for the Online Stations of the Cross.  Students are invited to offer a reflection based on a specific station of the cross, as well as an experience from their life as a college student that relates to the station in some way.  Past reflections by our students have been wonderful - see them at  Email for more information or to submit a reflection.  Submissions due Feb 5.

•Daily Lenten Reflections 
The season of Lent begins on February 10.  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 as a way of helping the SAU community be more attentive to the path to growth this Lent, please email Fr. Chuck Adam at

•Lenten Small Groups
We are forming a number of small faith sharing groups around campus that will meet weekly during Lent (Feb. 10 - March 23).  The student led groups will use a study guide to reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Registration information will be available next week.

•BeesKnees Prayer Ministry
Don’t forget, if you have special intentions you’d like to ask members of the BeesKnees Prayer ministry to offer, email them to  Or you can place them in the wooden box on the table near the Reconciliation Room in the chapel.

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31
Want to work in youth ministry?  Maybe teaching high school, or as a youth or campus minister?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This summer program provides students with the 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.  Email to get an application or find them online.

•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.

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