Thursday, April 14, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 25

April 17, 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 13:14, 43-52  +  Revelation 7:9, 14-17  +  John 10:27-30  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.1710:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
+ Isabelle Adam
Monday     4.18Noon+ Twila Parker, '39
Tuesday     4.194:30 pm+ Michael Friemel, '62
Wednesday     4.209:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.21          4:30 pm+ Gerald Bednarik, '51          
Friday        4.22Noon+ Dr. Mike Orfitelli

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: CommUNITY Day  noon-5pm
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); "Thirty Days Living as a Muslim" 8:00 pm (Gathering Space)
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)

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

Preparing a Fruitful Garden
A cartoon that was printed in a newspaper last week showed pictures of the typical wardrobe for April in the Midwest. Monday’s picture featured a gentleman clothed in rain gear. Tuesday he wore t-shirt and shorts. By Friday he was back in winter scarf and heavy coat. Hopefully, now having experienced a few days of warm weather, Spring is finally here. For many people, Springtime means time to make preparations for their vegetable gardens. But all of us can give thought to the fruit that our lives produce. Here is an interesting take on garden preparations we can take part in any time of the year: 
Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind; Peace of heart; Peace of soul.
Plant four rows of squash: Squash gossip; Squash indifference; Squash grumbling; Squash selfishness.
Plant three rows of lettuce: Lettuce be faithful; Lettuce be kind; Lettuce really love one another. 
And every garden needs turnips: Turnip for church; Turnip for service; Turnip to help one another. 
Water freely with patience. 
And to conclude the garden, we must have thyme: Thyme for God; Thyme for study; Thyme for prayer. Thyme for renewing recreation.  Happy Spring-Thyme!  ---Fr. Chuck

•Service this weekend: Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest! 
It's a fitness festival with and for with kids & families from Project Renewal, the after-school program just a mile south of campus.  The Fit-Fest is a challenge run with 10 stations of obstacles put on by many of SAU's teams and club sports, including obstacles with soccer, crossfit, taekwondo, football, a blow-up obstacle course and more.  We need help with timing the participants and redirecting traffic at the busy intersections to keep everyone safe.  Volunteers for the timing and traffic piece are needed 8:20-11am this Saturday, 4/16.  Let us know at if you can help!

•Service this weekend: CommUNITY day! 
The 2nd annual spring neighborhood clean-up is on Sunday 4/17 from noon-5pm.  Most of the projects will involve raking, mulching, and trash pick-up for our neighbors south of Locust.  Sign up to help with your group of up to 6 people at  Lunch and a t-shirt are provided!

•Seeking Confirmation Retreat Leaders for 2016-2017
We are looking for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen to help out on our Confirmation Retreat Team for next academic year.  Lead students from diocesan parishes in large-scale Confirmation retreats right here on campus!  A great service to the diocese, and a great way to gain valuable experience serving as part of a retreat team.  Retreat dates are set for Sunday, September 25, 2016 and Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Please email if you are interested in helping out with the team next year!

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 14 at 9am in the Chapel.  Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin Monday, April 25 at 7pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at to sign up.

•Graduating Senior Volunteers for Commencement Mass
Attention graduating seniors: if you would like to assist with the Commencement Mass (Saturday, May 14 at 9am), please contact us at  There are lots of opportunities to be involved in this liturgy, including serving as readers, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, assisting with the procession or with the decorating of the altar and bringing up of gifts.

•Service Trip in May
Another service trip has been added!  Consider joining the service trip during the week of May 15-20 to the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in central Illinois, an organic farm with gardens, alpacas, and chickens.  Lots of time outdoors on this trip - We’ll work in the gardens as the growing season begins and work with the alpacas and chickens.   Applications are due by Monday April 18 and can be found in the chapel gathering space and lower chapel or by contacting

•30 Days Living as a Muslim
Join us Monday, April 18 at 8pm in the Gathering Space to watch the documentary “30 Days Living as a Muslim”, featuring a Christian American who moves to a different part of the country to experience what it’s like to be a Muslim in the United States. A discussion will follow, with free coffee drinks and hot chocolate.

•Service Hours Tabulation
Please help us tabulate hours of service that have been given to the community during the 2015-2016 academic year from our students, faculty & staff members!  Please log onto this form by Monday, April 25th, to record hours of service from your class, club, or service you did on your own as a member of the SAU community:

•Self-Care Drive
Ambrosians for Peace and Justice are collecting self-care items (Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant) for a Health and Wellness Fair at Robert Young Center, a community mental health center.  Collection runs until May 1st, and can be dropped off to Christine Urish (Health Science building 226), Anna Windsor (McCarthy room 408), or Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel 114).

•Gideon's Society on Campus Monday
Every couple years, members of the Gideon's Society, whose mission is to make Scriptures readily available to anyone who desires them, ask to come to campus to distribute free pocket size copies of the New Testament. We have given them permission to be at several spots on campus this Monday morning, April 18. They agree not to proselytize, but only to offer you an invitation to receive a copy of the New Testament. Please be courteous and respectful of their enthusiasm for the Word of God.

•OT Program Equipment Drive
The Occupational Therapy program is starting a Reuitilization Program to collect gently used assistive technology devices (such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and other self care devices) to distribute to underserved individuals who are being seen in the new interprofessional clinic at the Health Sciences Building.  The drive is taking place April 18-22.  If you have an item you would like to donate, or to see the full list of items they are looking for, please email or call x6128.

•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

•Catholics on Call Conference - August 3-6
 Catholics on Call is offering a summer conference at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL for young adults (ages 18-30) who are striving to discover God’s call in their lives.  Gain insight from renowned speakers and skilled church ministers, and have the time to listen as God speaks within you.  A no-pressure experience that provides you with a better understanding of vocation, prayer, and discernment, and offers skills that will support you as you make decisions for your future.  Conference fee is only $100 (includes lodging and meals).  Learn more and apply online here: