Thursday, August 25, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 2

August 28, 2016 - Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 + Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 + Luke 14:1, 7-14  +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday8.2810:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     8.29Noon+ Richard Geiger
Tuesday     8.304:30 pm+ James McClintock, '51
Wednesday     8.319:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.1            4:30 pm+ Tom Mulligan, '53          
Friday        9.2Noon+ Fr. Ed Botkin

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 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

It is great to see the new energy that students have brought to campus this past week. With residential students settled in and now that classes have begun, the academic year is off to a great start. It is especially wonderful to see the enthusiasm of new students.  The message Pope Francis delivered last month to over 1.5 million at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland might well be resonating with Ambrosians. He said, “Dear young people, we didn't come into this world to 'vegetate,’" to take it easy, to make our lives a comfortable sofa to fall asleep on. No, we came for another reason: To leave a mark."  The Holy Father challenged youth to be involved in politics, in education and in activism, creating a world economy that is more just and that values solidarity with all humanity. Then using his trademark style of communication that makes him so beloved and so genuine, he said, “Don’t be a couch potato….Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes and to set out on new and uncharted paths.” As we enter ever more fully into a new academic year, let the pope’s challenge also be ours. And if I can interject my own tiny bit of humor into the pope’s message, the world has plenty enough “Spec-Tators,” “Comment-Tators,” and “Hezzie- Taters.”  Get involved. Leave a mark. It’s the Ambrose way.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Ambrosians Of All Faiths and Denominations
We welcome Ambrosians of all faiths and denominations to join in any event or activity of our Campus Ministry department according to their conscience.  If any student is seeking a church in their particular denomination or place of prayer in their faith tradition, please contact us by stopping in our office in the Lower Chapel or email us at  We can help you find a place of worship.

•Mass Schedule
We resume our academic year mass schedule this Sunday, August 28 with masses at both 10:30 am and 6:30 pm.  Daily mass is offered Monday and Friday at 12 noon, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 pm and Wednesday at 9:15 pm in the Grotto if weather permits. The simpler (about 25 minutes) daily mass provides a great way to recharge your spiritual batteries during the week. In addition, the chapel is open for all Ambrosians for quiet reflection from 7 am - 10 pm daily.

This Sunday, August 28, we will provide an opportunity during mass to sign up and learn more about the various ministries and activities of Campus Ministry during the 10:30am and 6:30pm masses.  There are many ways to become involved - late night discussion groups, prayer services, service trips and local opportunities, volunteering as a liturgical minister for mass, and much more!  You can also fill out the interest form online at, and come find us at ClubFest on Tuesday, August 30.  And as always, email us at to learn about anything in Campus Ministry.  Looking forward to a great year!

•Find Us Online!
Stay up to date on everything happening in Campus Ministry, along with articles, insights, and prayers throughout the week.  Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@FrChuckAdam).

•Service on Saturday
Our first Service on Saturday project is this weekend, Saturday, August 27th.  We’ll be working with Juan Diez Rancheros, a horse therapy program for children in Davenport.  We will meet on campus at 9:40 am to carpool and return around 12:15pm.  Email us at to sign up to volunteer, or to learn about other Service on Saturday projects - there’s always service to do in the Quad Cities, all year long!

•BEE Connected New Student Retreat
Calling all new students (freshman and transfer)!  The Bee Connected Retreat is just for you!  The retreat is Friday, Sept. 9-Saturday, Sept. 10th at Camp Loud Thunder.  We provide the transportation to and from campus.   It’s a great opportunity to make friends, receive tips from upperclassmen, be introduced to all that Campus Ministry has to offer, and strengthen your faith.  Register online or pick up a form in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Only $10, and includes transportation, lodging, and food.  But space is limited, so REGISTER SOON!  Contact us at to find out more.

•Music Ministry
Love to sing or play an instrument?  Music Ministry is looking for you!  Music Ministry is made up of SAU students of all years, majors, and musical ability, and leads music for Sunday masses, Mass and More, and other prayer services and events.  Interested?  Join us for practice on Monday, August 29 at 6pm in the Chapel, or email to learn more!

•Ambrosians for Peace and Justice
Join us for the first meeting of Ambrosians for Peace & Justice (APJ).  We are a group of students who are interested in peace and justice, doing service projects together and discussing the larger picture of social justice in our community and world.  All Ambrosians are welcome!  We will meet on Wednesdays at 8pm, beginning August 31 in the Lower Chapel.  See you there!

•Peer Campus Ministers
NEW FOR 2016 - every Residence Hall on campus has a designated Peer Campus Minister.  These students are are excited about growing in faith and want to tell you about the many opportunities campus ministry has for faith learning justice!  The Peer Campus Ministers will be at both Sunday masses this weekend, as we commission them for their service in the resident halls.  Our Peer Campus Ministers for 2016-2017 are:  Katie Galuska, Bechtel; Jacob Hayles, Cosgrove; Morgan Wollesen, Davis; Emily Nguyen, Franklin; Laura Biederwolf, Hagen; Grant Colborn, McCarthy; Kara Fairfield, North; Murphy Garcia, Rohlman; Colleen Persaud & Madison Schramer, Tiedemann; and Abby Hammer, Townhouses.  Be sure to say hi to your Peer Minister, and stay tuned throughout the year for information on Campus Ministry activities and events in your Residence Hall.

•Discussion Series Ideas
Campus Ministry is looking for student suggestions for discussion events that we will host throughout the fall semester.  These are topics which intersect with our faith and our daily lives.  Do you have an idea for a topic you’d like to hear more about, a discussion you’re longing to have, or a speaker (someone from campus, from the community, etc.) that you’d want to hear more from?  Send us an email at

•R.C.I.A./Sacramental Prep./Learning More about the Catholic Church
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, being confirmed if you have not completed your sacraments, or simply want to learn more about the Catholic Church, contact Tammy by emailing  A group will be forming soon.

•Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities - September 9
The United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities on September 9, a day to pray for and work for an end to violence and racism in our country.  We are working on a discussion and prayer service to commemorate this day on Thursday evening, September 8, watch the bulletin for more details.  Please continue to pray for peace in our country and our world.

•BEESknees is a unique prayer ministry that allows Ambrosians to pray in their own time and manner for confidential intentions presented each week on behalf of fellow Ambrosians. If you’d like to be part of it, or have intentions to offer, send to:  Prayer intentions can also be left in the wooden box on the offertory table next to the reconciliation room in the chapel.