Friday, April 22, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 26

April 24, 2016 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 14:21-27  +  Revelation 21:1-5a  +  John 13:31-33a, 34-35  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday4.2410:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     4.25Noon+ Francis Fosdick, '51
Tuesday     4.264:30 pm+ Max Beam, '45
Wednesday     4.279:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday4.28          4:30 pm+ Joanne Forlini, '99          
Friday        4.29Noon+ Jo Ann Mattke, '58

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Commencement Mass Music Practice 7 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Mendoor Speaks 6 pm (Chapel); 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

BEE at Peace
It may be an understatement to say that the last weeks of a semester can cause a bit of anxiety. Graduating seniors may be anxious about next steps in their lives. Other students may be worrying over internships and summer jobs. And of course there are those looming final exams and final papers.  Amidst it all, It's important to take a deep breath, pause and gain perspective. There are three things that often rob of us the peace we that need to function well: Regrets over yesterday's mistakes; Worry over tomorrow's problems; And ingratitude for today's blessings. I have always found prayer and solitude to be an important means of finding peace. Despite what some might think, prayer doesn't mean that God will do our work for us. But prayer can help us to be at our best and to work to our potential. And prayer helps us become aware of the wonderful daily reminders of God's love that we too easily take for granted. A prayer by the 17th century gentle reformer, St. Francis de Sales says so it beautifully:

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; 
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things;
And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you today and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and Imaginations.

Have a peaceful weekend!   ---Fr. Chuck

•Please Donate to Support Victims of the Earthquake in Ecuador
On April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, which has killed at least 570 people.  Catholic Relief Services - the official international humanitarian agency of the US Catholic Church - is responding to the needs of those who are affected.  You can also donate to CRS online: If you wish Campus Ministry to forward your donation to CRS on behalf of the SAU community - please send cash or a check through campus mail to Campus Ministry (memo: Earthquake Relief).  Even a small donation can help make a big difference in the lives of those affected by this natural disaster.

•Enter Your Service Hours by Monday, April 25
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:

•SAU Day of Giving TUESDAY APRIL 25
Join Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends on Tuesday for music and snacks in the BeeHive. Gifts made to St. Ambrose on this day will be doubled by the #50k2day challenge.  T-shirts and koozies to give away, and much more!  Every gift helps support our students in their educational goals.  Stop by the BeeHive on Tuesday, or give online at

•Mendoor Speaks: The Story of a Returning Citizen
Mendoor Smith, a scholarship quarterback at SAU who left college to become a full-time drug dealer and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, will share his story of redemption and atonement at 6 pm, Wednesday, April 27, in Christ the King Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by Diversity at St. Ambrose with support from the athletics and psychology departments, QC Empowerment, Boots on the Ground, Critical Mass, 100 Black Men and STEP-Quad Cities. Contact: Ryan Saddler, ext. 5728. Read more at Mendoor Speaks.

•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 This 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.

•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!

•“Dash 4 Drex” Memorial Run
Saturday, April 30 is the Eighth Annual Dash 4 Drex, a 2.1 mile run/walk established to honor the memory of student Derrek Drexler who died in March 2009 after a courageous battle from a rare complication from a viral infection. The Dash begins at 9am in front of Bechtel Hall.  Cost: $25/public, $20/SAU students, $15/t-shirt only.  All proceeds benefit the Derrek D. Drexler Scholarship Fund at St. Ambrose University.  Go to Dash 4 Drex to register or make a donation.  Contact Campus Rec GA Mike Greco ( to learn more.

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

•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:

•QUOTE: "Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society."--Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, no. 91