Thursday, September 8, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 4

September 11, 2016 - Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Exodus 32:7-11 + 1 Timothy 1:12-17 + Luke 15:1-32 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.1110:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     9.12Noon+ Gilbert Redelman, '48
Tuesday     9.134:30 pm+ Richard Noll, '72
Wednesday     9.149:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.15            4:30 pm+ Vingene "Bud" Martens, '65          
Friday        9.16Noon+ Joseph "Jody" Toohill, '64

This Week's Activities Include:
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 Rehearsal 6 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

Sunday will mark 15 years since the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. Although current first year students at SAU were only 3 years old on that awful day, they have grown up in a world profoundly changed with heightened security, two wars, and much anxiety. As the pope at the time, the now Saint John Paul II, stated, "This was a dark day in the history of humanity. But even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say."  As we remember 9/11, we honor all those who lost their lives, including the heroic emergency personnel and all the lives lost in the wars that have followed. But it’s important to also remember the good will toward our country and the deeds of service that followed in the immediate aftermath. I recall with pride how the SAU community packed the chapel that day to pray for peace and how several interfaith prayer services, open discussions, and dialogues took place that included Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders. Perhaps there was something of a glimpse of what God intended when he created us to live on this planet as one human family. A story told by a Russian born author named Vera Nazarian speaks of the work left to do:

“Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean. But because they never learned each other’s language properly, they could never agree on the details, so the two halves of the bridge they started to build never met. To this day the bridge extends far into the ocean from both sides, and simply ends halfway, miles in the wrong direction from the meeting point. And the two countries are still at war.”

On the 15th anniversary of a very sad day, let's commit ourselves to learning a common language of understanding and peace. Then we can build bridges that unite people. Then we are living proof of what Holy Father said that day, "evil and death do not have the final say."   ---Fr. Chuck

•Have you signed-up for Campus Ministry Activities? 
Wanting to learn more about everything in Campus Ministry, such as retreats, service opportunities, or volunteering as a liturgical minister?  There’s still plenty of time to sign up, just fill out the Interest Survey online at, or email us at

•Interfaith SAU
Campus Ministry has organized students of various faith traditions (Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Christian, and even students with no religious convictions) around a common theme of service and understanding. If you would like to be a part of this year’s group, let us know soon at

•Service on Saturday
This weekend’s project is Saturday, September 10th.  We’ll be working with the Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island on an outdoor garden project.  We will meet on campus at 9:35 am to carpool and return around 12:15pm.  Let us know if you can join us, or to find out about other Saturday service projects all year long, email us at  Next weekend’s project will be working with the Kiwanis club in Rock Island.

•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.  To sign up to be a Eucharistic Minister here on campus, fill out the online interest form at, or please contact us at for more information.

•Music Ministry - Rehearsal Time Change
The regular rehearsal time for Music Ministry has moved!  Music Ministry will now rehearse on Thursdays at 6pm in the Chapel.  All SAU students are invited to help provide music for Sunday and weekday liturgies with Music Ministry.  Come to a rehearsal, or contact Chris Clow at to sign up.

•Service at Cafe on Vine
Interested in service but need some flexible times?  Cafe on Vine, a soup kitchen in Davenport, is looking for help to keep up with the many tomatoes, cucumbers, and other produce items that are getting donated to them right now.  If you would be able to help any day of the week between 8am-noon as you are available, let us know at Cafe on Vine is also looking for students who would be interested to be on a Weekend Meal call-list.  They often need a few students to help serve the Saturday lunch or Sunday dinner meal to the guests.  If you (and some of your friends) are willing to help out on occasion, let us know and we’ll get you added to the call-list.

•Save the Date for Antioch Retreat
This semester’s Antioch retreat is scheduled for Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.  The Antioch Retreat is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community, and is open to any SAU student.  Registration will be available soon, so save those dates on your calendars, and keep an eye on the bulletin for future updates.

•Learning About the Catholic Church/RCIA
SAU students, faculty and staff interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Church, its teachings, rituals and way of life are invited to contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry or 333-6132 for more information about the process.

•Sacrament of Confirmation
Baptized Catholics who never celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation are able to prepare for that sacrament while at SAU.  Email to learn more about the process.

•Kermes at St. Mary’s Parish
St. Mary’s Parish (516 Fillmore St in Davenport) is having a Kermes (Spanish for parish festival) this 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.

•NAMI Walk - September 24
Help out with the 2016 NAMI Walk to support those affected by mental illness.  NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and they do a lot of great work in the Quad Cities, and they could use our help.  The walk is on Saturday, September 24, beginning at 9:30am.  You can sign up to walk, or donate money to someone who is, at at search for “Team Ambrose.”  Email Andrew Kaiser ( 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.

Some words of wisdom from our newest saint:
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta