vol 24 no 18
February 14, 2016 - First Sunday of Lent
+ Deuteronomy 26:4-10 + Romans 10:8-13 + Luke 4:1-13 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
|For the SAU Community|
|Monday||2.15||Noon||+ Anne "Terry" Strader|
|Tuesday||2.16||4:30 pm||+ Dr. Louis Serafin Jr., '69|
|Wednesday||2.17||9:15 pm||For student intentions|
|Thursday||2.18||4:30 pm||+ Scott Karwath, '75, '95|
|Friday||2.19||Noon||+ Julie Morrison, '03|
This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday:Lenten Faith Sharing Group (Gathering Space) 7:30 pm
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Bride's Room); Brewed Awakening 8:00 pm (Gathering Space); Eucharistic Adoration 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel); Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Faculty/Staff Lenten Faith Sharing 12 noon (Gathering Space); 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.
True Love and True Freedom
I’ve learned a few things about Twitter in the last few weeks, though I admit, I’ve had a little help from some “Twitter Coaches.” But this Sunday, on Valentine’s Day, John and Ann Betar of Fairfield, Connecticut, the longest-married couple in the country will go on Twitter to answer questions and share their secret to what is now an 84-year marriage. click here for the full story. I love John’s comment: “Live within your means. Be content with what you have in life. Oh, and always agree with your wife!” Frankly, it’s sound advice, not only for relationships, but for the Lenten renewal which we began on Wednesday. There is an old saying that says, “We are punished not for our sins, but by our sins.” If we refuse to forgive, we make the gaps between those we love only wider. The sin of greed can be great for our bank accounts, but can isolate us from the joy of family and friends. Pride and self-righteousness can make us feel superior but deprive us of the gifts that those “horrible” people we detest can offer us. Hatred and selfishness really do imprison us. True freedom is found in thinking and acting beyond our own needs and wants and looking out for the needs of others. It’s a great secret for a happy marriage. But it’s especially a great secret for a happy life. It’s the way to love as we are loved by our Merciful God. Happy Valentine’s Day. Happy Lent. ---Fr. Chuck
•Service on Saturday
It’s a Backpack Building party! Join us this Saturday in packing weekend meals for kids’ backpacks at the RiverBend FoodBank. We’ll leave around 10am and return before 1pm. Transportation will be provided. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org to join us.
•Rite of Calling Candidates to Continuing Conversion
This Sunday at the 10:30 am Mass, we will introduce those from the St. Ambrose University community who are preparing for reception into the Catholic Church and those preparing for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. Please keep these Ambrosians in your prayers throughout Lent.
•PROJECT ANDREW Vocation Dinner
Any college-age male who is interested in attending a dinner with Bishop Amos to learn more about priesthood contact Fr. Chuck Adam at email@example.com. The dinner will be right here on campus Thursday Feb. 25.
Join us Monday, Feb. 15 from 8-9pm in the Gathering Space as Tim Phillips - SAU's Dean of Students - presents research findings of nine privileged students who actively engaged in social justice work. He’ll also discuss how students can further the St. Ambrose University legacy of working for justice. Come for a great discussion along with free specialty coffee drinks.
•Lenten Prayer Series: Eucharistic Adoration
Learn and practice new forms of prayer all throughout Lent on Monday evenings at 9:15pm in the Chapel. We begin this coming Monday with Eucharistic Adoration. Take some time for reflections on Scripture, songs, and quiet time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to help out with this and future prayer services!
Follow along online with the readings for Lent and reflections from SAU faculty and staff. Find them at http://saulent.blogspot.com/. New reflections for 2016 every weekday all throughout Lent! Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at email@example.com if you are interested in writing a future reflection.
•Online Stations of the Cross
Pray the Stations of the Cross online, with new SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich. Make them a part of your Lenten reflection! Visit: http://saustations.blogspot.com/
•Ambrosians for Peace & Justice FastFest!
Students in APJ invite you to take part in FastFest all throughout Lent. A different fast will be featured each week, and motivational emails will be sent out weekly to those on our list - to join that list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on our Lenten journey!
•CRS Rice Bowl App
Rice Bowls are a wonderful opportunity to make a difference during Lent, and Catholic Relief Services has provided an app for iOS and Android that comes with prayerful reflections for the day, information about their work, and even meatless recipes from some of the countries they serve. A perfect mix of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Learn about the apps and everything else Rice Bowl here: http://www.crsricebowl.org/ or on Twitter: @CRSRiceBowl. And pick up a Rice Bowl in the Gathering Space if you haven’t yet!
•Peer Ministry Positions Open for 2016-2017
We are pleased to announce a new peer ministry program for the coming year. In cooperation with Residence Life--Applications are now open for Peer Ministers for the 2016-2017 academic year. Peer Ministers are undergraduate students who live in each of the Residence Halls and work with the Campus Ministry staff to develop and coordinate opportunities for spiritual development and faith sharing in their hall community. Those who are accepted will work an average of 5-8 hours per week, and earn a $1,500 stipend, in addition to getting to select housing early. Visit the Campus Ministry Website to find out more about the position and to fill out an application. Applications are due Friday, February 26.
•Interfaith Storytelling Conference - Saturday, Feb 20
The all-day conference at Loras College in Dubuque, will focus on interfaith relationship building on college campuses. Participants will develop their skills of interfaith storytelling, networking, and building interfaith awareness. The event is free for SAU students. Email email@example.com if you’d like to go!
•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 in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
•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 email@example.com.