Thursday, February 4, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 17

February 7, 2016 - Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+  Isaiah 6:1-8  +  1 Corinthians 15:1-11  +  Luke 5:1-11  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday2.710:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     2.8Noon+ Larry Schirck, '64
Tuesday     2.94:30 pm+ George Mowry, '66
Ash Wednesday     2.10Noon
4:30 pm
9:15 pm

Glen Middaugh
For student intentions           
Thursday2.11         4:30 pm+ Sister Mary Mel McMillan, '67          
Friday        2.12Noon+ Sylvester Gottlick, '67

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 (Bride's Room); Brewed Awakening 7:30 pm (Beehive)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel)
Thursday: Women & Faith 8 pm (Gathering Space)

Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or  
Twitter: @FrChuckAdam
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

Leadership and Ego 
Football players will figure prominent in the conversations among Ambrosians this weekend. A former St. Ambrose football player, Mitchell Ware from the class of 1955 will give the keynote address at Saturday’s Destination: Leadership conference.  Mr. Ware’s leadership story is incredible. After his time at Ambrose, he served in the Army,  played for the Bears, was a Chicago TV reporter and led state and city-wide police agencies.  He built Illinois' largest minority-led law partnership.  And he served as a justice of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  Quite impressive!  Super Bowl Sunday offers up great stories of players like Denver quarterback Peyton Manning and Carolina quarterback Cam Newton. Much press has been given to the age gap between the two. But there has also been a great deal made about Cam Newton’s exuberant manner of celebrating after touchdowns. Peyton Manning put a stop to the ridiculous debate when he said to a reporter about Newton,  “He's been a great passer.  He's been a great runner.  He's been a great leader….I think his passion, his enthusiasm for the game is great. I think it's good for football." Newton also has praised Manning's stellar career.  By their example, they both teach us that a little humility can go a long way. Good leaders don’t have to tell people they are good leaders. They don’t advertise everything they do on their Facebook page. Their humility and example speaks for itself.  The legendary Alabama  football coach, Bear Bryant is said to have motivated his winning teams with this philosophy:  “If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it.”  Effective leaders know how to keep their ego in check and help to shine to spotlight on the gifts of others. That makes us all winners.  Enjoy the Super Bowl. It serves as kind of a Mardi-Gras this year since Lent begins on Wednesday.        ---Fr. Chuck 

•Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule for Distribution of Ashes - February 10
Ash Wednesday masses with the distribution of ashes will be offered at 12:00pm, 4:30pm and 9:15pm in Christ the King Chapel. Christian churches of many denominations offer the distribution of ashes in the same manner as Catholics do, symbolizing our desire to use the season of Lent to renew our lives of faith. As such, all Christians are welcome to receive ashes at these masses.

•Understanding the Lenten Fast and Abstinence
FASTING: Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting as explained by the U.S. bishops means partaking of only one full meal. Two other smaller meals (not equaling another full meal) are permitted as is drinking of liquids.
ABSTINENCE:  Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.  Abstinence forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, milk products or condiments made of animal fat. We are reminded each year that the obligation to do penance on these days is a serious one, but no one should be scrupulous in this regard and if health reasons or the ability to do one’s work is seriously affected, these regulations do not apply.

•LENT @ SAU:  Consider these activities as part of your Lenten observance:
→Daily Mass:  Monday/Friday at 12 noon;  Tuesday/Thursday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 9:15 pm.
→Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wednesday 8:30 - 9 pm.  Communal Reconciliation Service: 7pm Tuesday, March 22.
→Stations of the Cross: Booklets for praying the Stations are available under the First Station.  Pray with the Stations in the Chapel any time you like.  Communal Stations: 8pm Wednesday, March 23.  Online Stations with SAU Student Reflections: posted on Ash Wednesday at
→Small Faith Sharing Groups: During the Year of Mercy Pope Francis has asked the whole church to reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Student led small groups will meet weekly for one hour to read, reflect, discuss, pray and respond to the Works of Mercy.  Find a convenient day and time and register in the Gathering Space or online here:, or email
→Lenten Prayer Series: Learn and practice different forms of prayer Mondays at 9:15pm, throughout Lent:
- February 15: Eucharistic Adoration
- February 22: Scriptural Rosary
- February 29: Taize Ecumenical Prayer
- March 7: Liturgy of the Hours
- March 21: Eucharistic Adoration
→Operation Rice Bowl:  Let your Lent make a difference in the lives of others, and support Catholic Relief Services through the Rice Bowl.  It’s simple - 1) pick up a Rice Bowl at Sunday or Ash Wednesday Mass, take it to your room, floor, or home, 2) donate money from your Lenten sacrifices all season long, and 3) bring the Rice Bowl back to the Chapel during Holy Week (March 20 - 23).  Visit to learn more, and get the CRS Rice Bowl app for your smartphone!
→Lenten Booklets: Booklets for a reflection, activity, and prayer for each day of Lent are made available in Christ the King Chapel as well as by the mailroom on campus, provided to you by Campus Ministry.  Feel free to take a copy of “Saying Yes to Soul Time” and pray along throughout Lent.
→Ambrosian Faculty/Staff Reflections: Follow along with the daily readings for Lent with our online SAU Faculty/Staff Reflections.  New reflections will be posted at for every day of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday.  If you’d be willing to write one, email Fr. Chuck at
→Fast Fest: Take part in a different fast every week of Lent!  Begins on Ash Wednesday.  To get motivational emails from Ambrosians for Peace & Justice, email

•Antioch Retreat Registrations DUE THIS WEDNESDAY!
Join in the Antioch retreat weekend, Feb 19-21.  Forms are available in the Chapel Gathering Space, in the Cafeteria, and online:  Contact the co-leaders to learn more, Sophie Foreman ( or Cole Epping (  Registration due Feb 10!

•Service on Saturday This Saturday 2/6, will be at the Kahl Home to play Bingo with the elderly from 2-4pm.  Transportation will be provided. Sign up at to join us.  Next week, join us on Saturday February 13th in packing backpack for kids at the RiverBend FoodBank.  We’ll leave around 10am and return before 1pm.

•Brewed Awakening BASH As part of Mission Week, join us for a special Brewed Awakening this Monday, February 8 at 7:30pm in the Beehive.  SAU Alums Anthony and Gina Schlicksup will lead a discussion about their nonprofit From Cover to Cover, which promotes literacy among at-risk children, and how the SAU mission impacted their lives, as well as how it can impact yours.

•Mission Week at SAU: February 8-12
Be sure to take part in a wide range of activities for Mission Week, including t-shirt giveaways, a food drive, book drive, speech contest, and much more.  Find out all the events for mission week online here.

•Interfaith Storytelling Conference
On Saturday Feb.  20th, we are invited to participated in an Interfaith Conference at Loras College.  The all-day conference focuses on interfaith relationship building on college campuses. Participants will develop their skills of interfaith storytelling, networking with other students, and building interfaith awareness at our school.  Campus Ministry will cover all costs with registration, travel, and meals.  Let us know at if you are interested in going.

•Internship Opportunity for 2016-2017
Any Catholic student interested in fighting poverty is invited to apply for the 2016-17 internship with the Davenport Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) - Applications are due Feb. 15, 2016.  This intern will work with Quad Cities Interfaith or the Center for Worker Justice, Iowa City.  Tasks include: parish education, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research, and developing relationships with community organizations.  Apply at the BeeCAREERS website, or email

•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31 Want to work in youth ministry?  The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program is for you!  This program can be completed in just two summers, and provides students with the tools to help them be successful youth ministers.  Can also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit.  Find applications online or email

Any college-age male who is interested in attending a dinner with Bishop Amos to learn more about priesthood contact Fr. Chuck Adam at