Thursday, February 18, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 19

February 21, 2016 - Second Sunday of Lent

+  Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18  +  Philippians 3:17-4:1  +  Luke 9:28-36  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday2.2110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                   
Monday     2.22Noon+ Fr. John Riley
Tuesday     2.234:30 pm+ Fr. John Boyle
Wednesday     2.249:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday2.25         4:30 pm+ Robert Hutcheson, '92          
Friday        2.26Noon+ Ralph Knickrehm

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); Lenten Prayer 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8:00 pm (Lower Chapel); 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  
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

LENT: Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking
Someone once shared with me an acronym that they used to describe the season of Lent: Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking. It works. After all, a renewal in faith really can help us approach life in a more positive manner. A good outcome of our Lenten practices can be that we become able to turn life’s challenges into opportunities and to see failure as an occasion to learn a new lesson. You may have heard the story behind the invention of the Post-It note. It’s a great example of a mistake that turned out to be the beginning of what most of us today see an an office necessity.  The 3-M company was trying to come up with a new glue mixture, but instead developed something that barely had the power to hold anything together. Rather than giving up, they decided that perhaps their failed invention might have another purpose.  They applied it to scratch paper, thus the Post-It note was born. A great example of a perceived failure becoming a golden opportunity. To put it another way, “when you change the way you look at things, the way things look change.”  So as we move through Lent, be patient.  Be hopeful.  And pray for the clarity of vision to eliminate negative thinking and to see goodness and purpose even in those places we might not have expected to find it.     --Fr. Chuck

•Peer Ministry Positions with Stipends Open for 2016-2017
We are pleased to be initiating an exciting program for the coming year and we are looking for enthusiastic students to accept one of nine positions as a Peer Minister.  Applications are now open for Peer Ministers for the 2016-2017 academic year.  These positions will go to 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 about 5 hours most weeks, and earn a $1,500 stipend, in addition to getting to select housing early.

Other benefits include receiving training and development as a peer minister and leader in the residence halls and personal growth in spiritual and faith formation.  Visit the Campus Ministry Website to find out more about the position and to fill out an application.  Be a part of this exciting new program that has the potential to expand the reach of our ministry programing to more Ambrosians in faith programing and events.  Applications are due this Friday, February 26.

•Brewed Awakening
Join us Monday, Feb. 22 from 8-9pm in the Gathering Space for a special experience of learning Centering Prayer. Dick Jensen from the Quad Cities, Contemplative Outreach, will lead the group in this popular method of contemplative prayer with an emphasis on interior silence. Discussion of its effectiveness will follow the prayer. Free coffee specialty drinks and hot chocolate will be provided.

•This Week’s Lenten Prayer Series: Seven Sorrows of Mary
Learn and practice new forms of prayer all throughout Lent on Monday evenings at 9:15pm in the Chapel.  On Monday, February 22 we will take part in a reflective, scriptural prayer based on the Rosary, focusing on the Seven Sorrows of Mary.  This will be a time for reflection over traditional prayers of the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be, while imagining scenes from Scripture through the eyes of Mary.  Email to learn more or to help out with this and future prayer services!

•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 The dinner will be right here on campus this Thursday February 25.

•CRS Rice Bowl App
There are still plenty of Rice Bowls in the Gathering Space!  Your Lenten sacrifices go a long way to helping people here in the Quad Cities and around the world through Catholic Relief Services!  You can also download an app on iOS or Android from CRS with reflections, information about their work, and meatless recipes from some of the countries they serve.  Learn about the apps and everything else Rice Bowl here: or on Twitter: @CRSRiceBowl.

•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  Join us on our Lenten journey!

•Ambrosian Reflections
SAU faculty and staff members are sharing reflections on the weekday scriptures of Lent.  Find them at  A few days are unclaimed by writers.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at if you are interested in writing a 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. Catich.  Make them a part of your Lenten reflection:

•Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture
Monsignor Kevin Irwin, S.T.D., will deliver the Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture on Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  His lecture is entitled “The Eucharist is Justice,” and coincides with this year’s College of Arts and Sciences academic theme of Justice.  Msgr. Irwin notes that in his encyclical Laudato si, Pope Francis links the celebration of the Eucharist with our understanding of creation, including our responsibility to justice for the earth.  His presentation will link an understanding of the Eucharist as an act of justice with our responsibility for all on our common home.  Msgr. Irwin is the past Dean of the College of Theology and Religious Studies, and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies at the Catholic University of America and author of 16 books on Liturgy and the Sacraments.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

•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

•Service on Saturday
Join us this Saturday (2/20) to rearrange winter and spring clothes at Winnie’s Wishes. We’ll walk there at 9:45am and return at noon. There are only four spots remaining, so sign up now at