Saturday, March 19, 2016

03.20.16 & 03.27.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 22

March 20, 2016 - Palm Sunday

+ Isaiah 50:4-7  +  Philippians 2:6-11  +  Luke 22:14-23:56  +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30 pm ONLY

March 27, 2016 - Easter Sunday
+  Acts 10:34a, 37-43  +  Colossians 3:1-4  +  John 20:1-9  +
Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30am only

Mass Intentions:
Sunday3.20NO 10:30 am
6:30 pm ONLY   

For the SAU Community                
Monday     3.21    Noon             + Thomas Dixon, '51
Tuesday     3.22   4:30 pm+ Derrek Drexler
Wednesday     3.239:15 pmFor student intentions           
Easter Sunday3.27    10:30amFor the SAU Community
Monday        3.28       NO MASS
Tuesday        3.29       4:30 pm+ James Shovlain, Jr
Wednesday        3.30       9:15pmFor student intentions
Thursday        3.31       4:30 pm+ Ted Fahey
Friday        4.1       Noon+ Robert Martin, '64

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: Lenten Faith Sharing Group 7:30 pm (Gathering Space)
Monday: Music Ministry 6 pm (Chapel); Men's Faith Group 7 pm (Bride's Room); Brewed Awakening 8 pm (Gathering Space); Eucharistic Adoration 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Communal Penance Service 7 pm (Chapel); Bridge Bible Fellowship 8:40pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Stations of the Cross 8:30pm (Chapel); Mass 9:15pm (Chapel)

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

Turning the Corner toward Easter Joy
In his “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis writes, “There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without an Easter.” (par. 6). For many people it is easy to concentrate on the trials of life and forget that the Resurrection of Jesus is the central event of our faith. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the problems of the world, the tragedies of life, and the frustrations we face.  But Easter teaches us that the final word is not sin, but grace. What seemed like the resounding defeat of all our hopes is now reversed. Death is defeated by the Resurrection. When we find ourselves overwhelmed by the problems of any day, it is good to be reminded, "this too will pass."  The post-resurrection scene in Luke’s gospel which will be read in many churches on the vigil of Easter, tells of the angel who asked a timely question, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”  If you think about it, that’s an incredible invitation to incomprehensible joy. Teilhard de Chardin is quoted as saying, “Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.”  We really shouldn’t let anything steal that joy from us.  As we return from Spring Break and enter Holy Week, we prepare to turn the corner on Lent. May our joyfulness display an Easter way of life.  A blessed Holy Week and happy Easter to all.   ---Fr. Chuck

•Online Stations of the Cross
During this Holy Week, pray along with our online stations, featuring SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich:

•Ambrosian Reflections
Find them on the main SAU webpage, or at New reflections through Thursday.

•Celebrating Holy Week at SAU - March 20-24
+Palm Sunday - Mass with blessing and distribution of palms at 6:30 pm ONLY as we come back from break
+Monday - Mass at 12 noon, Brewed Awakening at 8 pm, Eucharistic Adoration at 9:15 pm
+Tuesday - Mass at 4:30 pm, Communal Penance Service at 7 pm
+Wednesday - Stations of the Cross Service at 8:30 pm, Mass at 9:15 pm
+Holy Thursday - Chapel will be open for people to come pray in silence, or pray the Stations of the Cross.
+Good Friday - All offices are closed.  There are no chapel activities Friday, March 25.
+Easter Sunday - The Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Sunday, March 27 for Ambrosians who are in the area.  No 6:30 pm Mass will be held on Easter Sunday.
+Easter Monday - All offices will reopen on Monday, March 28. No day classes will be held on Easter Monday, but evening classes will meet as scheduled. The noon mass will not be held.

•Lenten Prayer Series: Eucharistic Adoration
Our Lenten Prayer Series concludes on the Monday of Holy Week with Eucharistic Adoration at 9:15pm in the Chapel.  Join us for a bit of song, reflection on scripture, and quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  A great practice for the start of your Holy Week celebration.

•Communal Penance Service
A communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 22 in the Chapel.  A short prayer service and examination of conscience is followed by an opportunity for individual confession from one of several priests who will be present to help us celebrate God’s pardon, peace, and reconciliation with the Christian community.

•Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
Join us on Wednesday, March 23 for a Stations of the Cross Prayer Service at 8:30pm in the Chapel, led by Ambrosians for Peace and Justice.  Featuring reflections adapted from Catholic Relief Services, we will reflect on the need for justice in many parts of our world today with the stations, and pray for the grace to be God’s agents of change in the world.  Followed directly by 9:15pm Mass.

•Turn in Rice Bowl & Sample Food at Mass & More
Drop off your filled Rice Bowl in the basket in the Gathering Space at 9:15pm mass on Wednesday, and stick around to try foods from Madagascar and West Africa, 2 countries that Catholic Relief Services supports through the Rice Bowls.  Learn about the work that CRS is doing in these areas.  Proceeds go to fight hunger in the Quad Cities and around the world.   Your generosity helps make a difference in the lives of others!

•7th Annual Gospel Fest
Come to the Chapel on Thursday, March 31 at 7pm for the 7th annual Gospel Fest, presented by the St. Ambrose Multicultural Affairs Community Action student group (MACA).  Local singers and choirs from the Quad Cities will share their musical gifts in a night of praise.  All are welcome.

•Wilber Peace and Justice Symposium Lecture
The annual Wilber Symposium will be delivered by Dr. Carol Taylor from Georgetown University, an internationally recognized expert on healthcare ethics, at 7pm, Thursday, March 31 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  Her lecture is entitled “Justice and Health Care.”  The symposium is free and open to the public. Contact: Fr. Brian Miclot, ext. 6129.

•Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
As the end of Lent approaches, please continue to pray for our elect for Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion: Nathan Pittman, our candidates for full communion in the Catholic Church: Will Horack and Taylor Stewart, and our First Communion and/or Confirmation Candidates: Paul Burd, Brianna Carlson-Morales, Emily Doty, Kaitlyn Doty, A.J. Michalowicz, Sydney Oppelt, Leah Poss, and Alexis Roberts.  They will celebrate the sacraments of initiation Sunday, April 3rd during the 10:30 am Mass.

•Concert and Workshop featuring Dan Schutte - April 8-9
Dan Schutte, Catholic liturgical musician and contemporary Catholic songwriter (his credits include Here I Am, Lord; City of God; Table of Plenty; Blest Be the Lord; and many more), will be here for a concert and workshop April 8-9.  Concert Friday, April 8 at 7pm; Workshop Saturday, April 9 from 8:30am-12 noon.  His Friday concert will focus on our call to say “yes” to God in our lives, signified through his song Here I Am, Lord.  The Saturday workshop will focus on his Mass of Christ the Savior, and the process he used in writing it.  Both events are free to SAU students; $5 each for non-SAU students with ID; otherwise, concert is $20 and workshop is $25.  Proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Benedict at Benet House Retreat Center.