vol 24 no 21
March 6, 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
+ Joshua 5:9-12 + 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 + Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
No Masses will be offered during Spring Break: March 13-19
6:30pm Mass ONLY will be offered on March 20
6:30pm Mass ONLY will be offered on March 20
|For the SAU Community|
|Monday||3.7||Noon||+ Thomas Houghton, '64|
|Tuesday||3.8||4:30 pm||+ Rose Waters, '07|
|Wednesday||3.9||9:15 pm||For student intentions|
|Thursday||3.10||4:30 pm||+ Ally Bradford & Seth Egger|
|Friday||3.11||Noon||+ Thomas Staley, '50|
This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday:Lenten Faith Sharing Group (Gathering Space) 7:30 pm
Monday: Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Bride's Room); Brewed Awakening 8:00 pm (Gathering Space); Lenten Prayer 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture 7 pm (Rogalski Center Ballroom); 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); Rooted in Love: The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang 7 pm (Chapel)
Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Service and Solidarity: A Source of Joy
Hundreds of Ambrosians will take to the dance floor this Saturday to raise funds for children with cancer and their families. Regardless of how much money is raised at this year’s Dance Marathon, and it is sure to be a lot, the fact that students have given so many long hours of service to this endeavor is incredible. Noteworthy also are the SAU students who next week will spend their Spring Break on Campus Ministry service trips in Mississippi, East St. Louis, or Eastern, KY; or on Habitat for Humanity trips to Colorado or North Carolina; or the Teacher Education Dept. trip to Chicago. And we should also be very proud of our athletic department, where student athletes earlier this semester all chipped into a collection that amounted to a $ 1,000 donation for those caught in the European refugee crisis and for the citizens of Flint, Michigan who lack clean water. Such generosity and service really is a source of joy. I've always appreciated the quote of Albert Schweitzer who said, "the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found a way to serve." It’s no wonder Ambrosians are so often characterized as happy people.
But we also stand in solidarity with those in need, knowing that we share life with all our brothers and sisters in the family of mankind. A story from the Orthodox Jewish tradition goes like this: A group of people were travelling in a boat. One of them took a drill and began to drill a hole beneath himself. His companions said to him: "Why are you doing this?" Replied the man: "What concern is it of yours? Am I not drilling under my own place?"
As the story reminds us, whatever harm is done to one person in the human family is done to all of us. And likewise, whatever good that is done to one, allows the whole ship to rise. To all Ambrosians in all your varied ways of service, thank you for your open eyes and your open ears to the needs of others. May the sharing of life with our hurting brothers and sisters lead us all to renewed joy. ---Fr. Chuck
•Christ the King Chapel Spring Break Schedule:
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Spring Break, there are no masses or regular chapel activities Sunday, March 13 through Saturday, March 19. There is also no 10:30 am mass on Sunday, March 20. The Regular Mass schedule resumes with 6:30 pm mass and distribution of palms on March 20 - Palm Sunday.
•Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD on Sunday, March 13. Set your clocks 1 hour ahead.•
Join us Monday, March 7 from 8-9pm in the Gathering Space as Ann Garton from Nursing talks about her experiences serving refugees in France over Christmas, and leads a discussion about the ongoing refugee crisis. Free coffee specialty drinks and hot chocolate will be provided. Be sure to join us after break on March 21 as Sr. Joan Lescinski, president of SAU, leads a discussion about the moral messages in the movies nominated for the Academy Award best picture.
•Lenten Prayer Series: Liturgy of the Hours
Learn and practice new forms of prayer all throughout Lent on Monday evenings at 9:15pm in the Chapel. This Monday we will pray from the Liturgy of the Hours. Liturgy of the Hours, or the Divine Office, is the daily prayer of the Church, providing opportunities for prayer and blessing throughout the day. Our prayer will end our day with readings from Scripture, sung and spoken psalms, and prayers to God in thanksgiving for the day and for the needs of our week. Email email@example.com to help out with this and future prayer services!
•Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture - This Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00pm in the Rogalski Ballroom
Monsignor Kevin Irwin, S.T.D., will deliver the Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture. 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.
•Rooted in Love: The Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang
Sister Nancy Murray, sister of actor Bill Murray, will be presenting a one-woman play about Dorothy Stang, an American nun who was murdered in Brazil because of her efforts to protect the rainforest and its people from disastrous and often illegal exploitation by logging firms and ranchers. Entitled, “Rooted in Love,” the play will be performed in Christ the King Chapel Thursday, March 10 at 7pm. Co-sponsored by St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry and GreenLife in support of programs at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Fee is $ 10 at the door, but is free to students with their SAU ID.
•Blessings for those going on Service Trips!
Over Spring Break, Ambrosians will be serving in Kentucky, Mississippi, and East St. Louis on the service trips through Campus Ministry and Ambrosians for Peace & Justice. Headed to Kentucky are: Reeann McCarty, Karli Atkinson, Kara Fairfield, Nick Riedesel, Chris Sheffield, and Fr. Chuck Adam. Headed to Mississippi: Trineisha Gray, Maddie Seutter, Annie Mistak, Alex Reed, Audrey Medina, and Kaitlin Depuydt. Headed to East St. Louis: Paelynne Courson, Maressa Gustman, Autum Yarger, Erin Lesch, Bridget Parr, Lauren Morrissey, Lauren Norcross, Payton Janney, Seth Brauman, Ashlyn Rulis, Tom Prior, and Tammy Norcross-Reitzler. Groups from Habitat for Humanity and the Education department are headed to North Carolina, Colorado, and Chicago as well. Blessings to you all on your service experiences!
•CRS Rice Bowl
The Rice Bowl is more than a collection - it is a Lenten program of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Your sacrifices go a long way in helping Catholic Relief Services in their work all around the world. Apps are also available for iOS and Android with prayers, reflections, and meatless recipes from countries CRS serves. Learn more about the Rice Bowl here: http://www.crsricebowl.org/ or on Twitter: @CRSRiceBowl.
Gain some additional insight from your professors and staff with Ambrosian Reflections. New reflections every weekday in Lent, based on the readings. Find them at http://saulent.blogspot.com/.
•Online Stations of the Cross
With new SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich. Visit: http://saustations.blogspot.com/
•Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies - June 23-26, July 28-31
Do you plan to work in youth ministry? The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies program can better equip you. This program can be completed in just two summers, taking courses on two weekends each summer. You may also earn up to 8 hours of Theology credit. Find applications online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.