Friday, April 29, 2016

05.01.16 & 05.08.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 24 no 27

May 1, 2016 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

+  Acts 15:1-2, 22-29  +  Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23  +  John 14:23-29  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

May 8, 2016 - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
+  Acts 1:1-11  +  Ephesians 1:17-23  +  Luke 24:46-53  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday5.110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     5.2Noon+ John Purney, '54
Tuesday     5.34:30 pm+ Loren "Bud" Thompson, '60
Wednesday     5.49:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday5.5            4:30 pm+ Robert Wise, '70          
Friday        5.6Noon+ Rand Wonio, '73
Sunday5.810:30 am
6:30 pm         
+ Eleanor Finn                
Monday     5.9Noon+ John T. McGrath, '68
Tuesday     5.109:00 pmFor SAU graduates

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: 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

As I write this message for the last Campus Ministry bulletin of the 2015-16 academic year, it is likely that many Ambrosians are looking back over the past year with a sense of accomplishment.  For some, looking back might also reveal a bit of remorse over what was not realized. But hopefully through the learning process all students have been enriched, discovered much about themselves, and because of their St. Ambrose education are able to face the future with confidence. To have gained such hope is to learn what Ralph Waldo Emerson meant when he wrote, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  In gratitude for that power inside all of us, I offer the following blessing for our graduates and for all Ambrosians: May you always have enough…..  
Enough happiness to keep you pleasant.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
Enough enthusiasm to look forward.
Enough faith to banish despair.
Enough determination to make each day better than the day before. 
Congratulations to all graduates.  Summer blessings to all.  ---Fr. Chuck  

•Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday, May 1 and next Sunday, May 8 will be the last regular mass schedule weekends of the year. The last daily mass is Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm.  Beginning on Sunday, May 15 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am every weekend that summer classes are in session (except May 29, due to Memorial Day, and July 3, due to Independence Day).  No daily masses are offered during the summer session.  10:30am Sunday masses will be held through July 17 and resume on August 14.  Have a great summer!

•Thank You from Campus Ministry
We would like to express our thanks and great appreciation for all of the gifts and talents our students, faculty, and staff have shared through campus ministry this year. The list is too long to mention everyone but we would especially like to acknowledge those who participated in: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice; Service on Saturdays; Antioch retreat leaders; New Student and Bee-Leaving retreat leaders; Bridge Bible Fellowship leaders; Brewed Awakening organizers; Bee’s Knees prayer members; Mass and More volunteers; and all who faithfully served as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, Altar Servers, and Music Ministers in our liturgies. THANK YOU!

•Tuesday, May 10 - Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm and Midnight Breakfast at 10 pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team!  All are welcome at the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel). A blessing will be offered for all who will be graduating. Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria follows, beginning at 10pm.

•Self-Care Drive - Ends May 1
APJ is 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.  Bring donations to Christine Urish's office (Health Science building #226), Anna Windsor (McCarthy #408), or Kaitlin Depuydt (Lower chapel #114)

•Rice Bowls
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Rice Bowl collection from your sacrifices this past Lenten season.  Once again, SAU gave generously, and we have sent $1000 to Catholic Relief Services to combat hunger around the world!

•Earthquake Relief for Ecuador
Thank you for your contributions to the Earthquake Relief in Ecuador.  The need is great and there is still time to contribute directly to or through Campus Ministry (please send cash or a check through campus mail to Campus Ministry (memo: Earthquake Relief)).

•Estimate Number of Hours of Ambrosian Service from 2015-2016 year
Students, faculty, and staff at St. Ambrose University once again responded to the call to serve this year.  Our attempt to count the hours of service has come to 158,467 hours this year.  THANK YOU to all students, faculty, and staff who gave of yourselves in service over the year.  Here is what has been done:
Co-Curricular Service:   35,699 hours
--Ambrosians for Peace & Justice:  276 hours  --Project Renewal Halloween party and Fit-Fest: 440 hours  --Service on Saturdays:  348 hours  --Quad Cities Fall Break Local Service Trip: 5 people, 44 hours  --Kentucky Spring Break Service Trip: 5 people, 250 hours  --Mississippi Spring Break Service Trip: 6 people, 300 hours  --East St. Louis Spring Break Service Trip: 11 people, 550 hours  --Dance Marathon: 500 people, 16,580 hours, $194,300 raised  --Bee the Difference: 600 students, 1,800 hours  --Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi: 215.5 hours  --Antioch Student Retreat Team: 34 students, 340 hours  --Confirmation Retreats:  260 hours  --Music Ministry: 1,700 hours  --Sacristans and Altar Servers: 96 hours  --Circle K: 151.5 hours  --Habitat for Humanity: 5 builds and 2 Spring Break Service Trips, 759 hours  --Athletic Department: 6,600 hours  --Bees Knees Prayer Ministry: 2,546 hours  --Bridge Bible Fellowship: 543 hours  --School mentoring & tutoring: 74 hours  --Swimming Club – 8 students, 40 hours  --Student Alumni Association: 25 hours  --Nurses Christian Fellowship:  118 hours  --Enactus: 170 hours  --CommUNITY day: 70 students, 210 hours  --PRISM : 72 hours  --Psychology Club & Psi Chi: 600 hours  --Triota: 10 hours  --Chemistry Club: 12 hours  --Student Physical Therapy Organization: 50 hours  --Student Occupational Therapy Organization: 15 hours  --Individual Students’ service to  World Relief, AWANA, Gilda’s Club, individual service trip, local medical centers : 504 hours            
 Curricular Service:  119,637 hours
--Urban Plunge: 490 participants, 1225 hours of service, 25 agencies served  --New Student Seminar classes: 42 hours  --Kinesiology: 210 hours  --Physical Therapy: 750 hours  --Speech-Language Pathology: 41 students, 1,148 hours  --Honors Program:  22  students, 980 hours  --Theology:  14 students, 75 hours  --Justice & Peace Studies: 22 students, 50 hours  --Social Work: 49 students, 25,264 hours  --Music Department: 58 hours  --Women & Gender Studies:  1,015 hours  --Art Department: 14 hours  --Education: 31,206 hours  --Occupational Therapy: 16,300 hours   --Organizational Leadership: 35 students, 125 hours  --Engineering: 15 students, 675  hours --Nursing: 40,500 hours
Faculty/Staff Service: 3,131 hours

• Serving After College
 If you are looking for a way to continue serving after graduation, whether in the local area or a new city, please consider the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, one of the oldest and largest Catholic organizations for serving the needy in the world.  Our members' core mission is visiting the needy in teams to provide material assistance and a listening ear for a few minutes, and to grow spiritually in the process.  The Society has a presence in a majority of American dioceses, including a number that have programs specifically for young adults in their 20s and 30s.  To find out more, please feel free to contact the Young Adult Chair, Bryan Kirchoff, or (314) 640-4366; also, feel free to check to learn more about the Society.