Thursday, September 1, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 3

September 4, 2016 - Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Wisdom 9:13-18  +  Philemon 9-10, 12-17  +  Luke 14:25-33  +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am ONLY

Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.410:30 am
NO 6:30 pm         
+Richard Forest                
Monday     9.5NO MASS
Tuesday     9.64:30 pm+ Andrew Hutmacher, '62        
Wednesday     9.79:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.8            4:30 pm+ Michael Russell, '65           
Friday        9.9NoonPeace

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Peer Campus Ministers 7 pm (Lower 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)
Thursday: Music Ministry 6 pm (Chapel); Poppin' Topics 7 pm (Gathering Space)

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

Our nation celebrates Labor Day on Monday, honoring the dignity of workers and the value of good, honest labor. On Sunday during a canonization ceremony at Vatican City, Pope Francis will declare Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata a saint. Thanks to the good work of Kaitlin Depuydt, a photo of Mother Teresa's 1976 visit to Davenport to receive the Pacem in Terris Award is on display alongside all past award recipients in the Gathering Space of Christ the King Chapel. The woman soon to be known as Saint Teresa lived an entire life laboring out of love for others. One incident from her life tells of her work with fellow Missionaries of Charity tending to the poorest of the poor in Kolkata. They happened across a man lying in the gutter, very near death. Scantily dressed and lacking any facility to bathe or clean himself, flies swarmed around his body. Immediately, Mother Teresa embraced him, spoke to him softly and began to pick out the maggots that were nesting in his flesh. A passerby was repulsed by the sight of the man and exclaimed, “I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars.” Mother Teresa's response was immediate, “Neither would I!” Mother Teresa often remarked that the greatest disease in the West today is not tuberculosis, leprosy or A.I.D.S.; it is being unwanted, uncared for, unloved. Her life is a witness to the work of overcoming this disease in everything she did and in every word she said. On Labor Day weekend, in addition to standing up for justice for workers, let the witness of the soon to be "Saint Teresa" inspire us a service so badly needed in our world today. ---Fr. Chuck 

•Labor Day Weekend Mass Schedule
Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am only this Sunday. There is no 6:30 pm mass Sunday and no 12:00 pm mass Monday as offices are closed.  Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

•"Poppin’ Topics" and Colin Kaepernick
Paul Burd, Campus Ministry Grad Assistant is beginning a new discussion forum for students, offering popcorn with various butter flavors, and a current topic for discussion. We will have our first discussion on Thursday, September 8th at 7 pm in the Chapel Gathering Space. The "poppin’ topic" will be the recent controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest during games, and a larger discussion of race and violence in our country.  Jim Collins, St. Ambrose alum, athlete, and 2016 honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker will lead the discussion. All are welcome to join! We are also looking for volunteers and suggestions for future topics.  Email Paul Burd ( or for more information.

•Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities
In the aftermath of violence in our cities, the shooting of police officers, and racial overtones in deaths of unarmed civilians, Bishop Amos has echoed a call by the US Bishops Conference asked the we dedicate Friday September 9 as a Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities. The Thursday evening “Poppin’ Topics” discussion can help us enter into this prayer.  The 12 noon mass on Friday will be offered for peace.

•BEE Connected New Student Retreat
We still have a few spaces available on the new student retreat, Friday, Sept. 9-Saturday, Sept. 10th at Camp Loud Thunder.  Register online or pick up a form in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Only $10, and includes transportation, lodging, and food. 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.   Contact us at to find out more.

•Have you signed-up for Campus Ministry Activities? 
Thanks to all those who signed up for campus ministry activities and for volunteer opportunities at last Sunday’s mass and at ClubFest. We’ve got a great number of volunteers already and it’s going to be a great year!  There’s still time to sign up, just visit or email us at  If you haven’t already, you’ll be contacted soon about the various activities in Campus Ministry.

•Music Ministry
Rehearsal this week will be Thursday, September 8 at 6pm in the Chapel.  All SAU students are invited to take part in Music Ministry and help sing or play an instrument for mass.  Contact Chris Clow at to learn more!

•Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training
A training session for new and experienced EMs will be September 18th after both the 10:30 am and the 6:30 pm Mass and again on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 pm. If you are interested in serving in this important ministry please plan to attend one of the training sessions.  This ministry is reserved for practicing, confirmed Catholics.    Please contact us at for more information.

•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.

•Kermes at St. Mary’s Parish
St. Mary’s Parish (516 Fillmore St in Davenport) is having a Kermes (Spanish for parish festival) on Sunday, September 11 from 10am until 4pm.  There will be authentic, homemade Mexican food and drinks, kids games, and a raffle.  Proceeds go to benefit the parish.  All are welcome to attend.  Please contact Fr. Guillermo Trevino to learn more.

•Interested in Religious Life? Sisters Offer Retreat 
Are you a woman wondering what life might be like as a Religious Sister? Sign up for "Dubuque's Got Sisters!" It begins Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM, at or call her at (563) 590-8144.  The retreat will be held at Mount Carmel, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque.

•Assisted Listening Devices Available
There are wireless assisted listening devices available for Sunday and daily masses for those who request them.  If you would like a hearing assistance for use during the mass, let one of the campus ministry staff know or stop into the sacristy (the priest vesting room) before mass begins.

•Gluten-Free Host
Does a gluten intolerance keep you from communion?  Don’t let it! We do have gluten-free hosts available for Sunday and daily masses.  Send a note to and we’ll inform you of the procedure or just stop in the sacristy before mass.

•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.

•Find Us Online!
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