Thursday, September 22, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 6

September 25, 2016 - Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Amos 6:1, 4-7 + 1 Timothy 6:11-16 + Luke 16:19-31 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday9.2510:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     9.26Noon+ Robert Reilman, '52
Tuesday     9.274:30 pm+ Msgr. Marv Mottet, '52
Wednesday     9.289:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday9.29            4:30 pm+ Lee Lohman, '57          
Friday        9.30Noon+ Deceased Alums

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Discernment Group 5:30pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Pacem in Terris 6:30pm (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

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Last month at the Move-in Day Welcome Mass, Alex Najda, president of our Student Government Association encouraged new students not to miss opportunities for growth on campus. To make her point she used an example from the final episode of the television sitcom, “The Office" when the TV character Andy Bernard looked into the camera and said “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them."  This Wednesday at 6:30 pm an award ceremony will take place in Christ the King Chapel that is one of those "not to miss" opportunities. The Pacem in Terris award, named after an encyclical letter by Pope Saint John XXIII will be given to Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, a Peruvian born priest and theologian and the principle founder of liberation theology which advocates preferential love for the poor. Over the years this award has been given to Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa--now St. Teresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and other notable  people who have worked to create a more just and peaceful world. I wonder how many former students who were at St. Ambrose when some of those notable people received the award now say, "I wish I hadn't missed the opportunity to hear him."  Or "she spoke on campus, but my friends weren't going, so I stayed in my room." Don't let that be your experience.  Rather, seize this and so many other opportunities to learn. Meeting a courageous internationally known peacemaker can even help us create our own opportunities for peacemaking right here at St. Ambrose.  It also can lead us to recognize the good old days right now while we are living in them. ---Fr. Chuck 

•Pacem in Terris Award - This Wednesday, September 28
Join us for the presentation of this year’s Pacem in Terris “Peace on Earth” Award to Fr. Gustavo GutiĆ©rrez Merino, O.P., regarded as one of the principles founders of liberation theology.   Most Reverend Martin Amos, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, will present the award to Fr. GutiĆ©rrez this Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm in Christ the King Chapel.  This event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome.

The Pacem in Terris Award is given to “honor a person for their achievements in peace and justice.”  It was begun by the Catholic Interracial Council of the Diocese of Davenport in 1963 in commemoration of the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris from Pope Saint John XXIII. Past recipients include six Nobel Peace Prize winners and even an officially canonized saint!  Learn more about the award at the Diocese of Davenport website.

•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.  Our first gathering will be Sunday, October 9th after the 10:30 am Mass in the lower chapel.

•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.

•Ministers of the Word Needed
There are lots of opportunities for interested students to be Ministers of the Word (Readers)  at mass, whether it’s at daily mass, Wednesday night Mass and More, or at both masses on Sundays.  We are seeking new and returning students to volunteer as lectors.  We will give you a brief training, and get a schedule for the rest of the semester.  Contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at to learn more and to sign up!

•Service on Friday or Saturday
This weekend is the Fresh Start Benefit Sale at Humility of Mary Housing, Inc (HMHI).   Volunteers are invited to help during one of the following shifts: Friday 9/23 from 7:30am-noon or 12-4pm or Saturday 9/24 from 8am-noon or Noon-4pm.  Help is needed to run the sale at the check-out, carrying furniture out to people's cars, assisting shoppers, etc.  HMHI is a transitional housing program that helps single-parent, homeless families move into safe housing, and the sale is located at 3805 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport. To sign up, please call Patti Trapp, the volunteer coordinator at Humility of Mary, at 563-326-1330 x105.

•Antioch Retreat Registration is Beginning 
Consider taking part in the Antioch Retreat this fall - October 21-23.  Transportation is provided, leaving campus on Friday, October 21 at 6 pm and returning Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm. 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.  It is open to any SAU student.   The retreat is an opportunity to relax, listen, discuss, pray, play and meet new people.  Register online at or pick up a registration form in Chapel Gathering Space or the cafeteria and return to Campus Ministry by Wednesday, October 12th. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, AJ Adam and Brooke Neumann.

•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.

•Greeter/Usher Training
We are looking for students to serve as greeters and ushers for Sunday masses and big Chapel events.  If you are interested, contact Paul Burd 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

•Film Screening of “Shakespeare Behind Bars”
The Ambrose Women for Social Justice group is showing a screening of the film “Shakespeare Behind Bars,” a documentary about people in prison who put on Shakespeare’s plays, and learn life lessons and skills for when they are released.  The director of this program, Curt Tofteland, will be on hand after the film to lead a discussion about the work that he does working with the prisoners.  A fascinating film and discussion on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  This event is free and open to the public.

•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.