Thursday, September 29, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 7

October 2, 2016 - Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4 + 2 Timothy 1:6-8 + Luke 17:5-10 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday10.210:30 am
6:30 pm         
Jan & Mark Wendling
For the SAU Community                
Monday     10.3Noon+ Krysta Ryser, '96
Tuesday     10.44:30 pm+ David Thompson
Wednesday     10.59:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.6            4:30 pm+ Joseph Maher, '58          
Friday        10.7Noon+ Richard Scholz, '50

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Peer Campus Ministers 7pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8pm (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

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The late Msgr. Sebastian Menke, president of St. Ambrose from 1963 – 1974, used to express a profound observation from taking part in many alumni gatherings that the graduates of St. Ambrose were among the happiest of people he had ever known. On Homecoming Weekend in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, perhaps it’s good to be reminded that lifting up one another with joy can be an important work of mercy. A story is told of a man who died suddenly and went up for divine judgment, feeling extremely uneasy. He didn't think he had done very much good on earth. There was a line ahead of him, so he settled down to look and listen. "I see here that I was hungry and you gave me to eat," Christ said to the first person. "Good man! Go on into heaven!" To the second he said, "I was thirsty and you gave me to drink." And to the third, "I was in prison and you visited me." And so it went on. As each person ahead of him was sent on into heaven, the man examined his conscience and felt he had a great deal to fear. Finally his turn came. Christ said, "Well, there's not much written here, but you did do something. I was sad and discouraged and depressed: you came and told me funny stories, made me laugh, and cheered me up. Get along to heaven!"  The point, of course, no form of charity should be neglected or undervalued. As Pope John Paul I, often referred to as the smiling pope once said, “The strength to see the good side of things should be characteristic of the Christian. If the gospel really means "good news," then being a Christian means being happy, one who spreads joy.”  We welcome home to SAU our alumni and friends. All your works of mercy give honor to your St. Ambrose education. And so does your joy.  --Fr. Chuck

•Dedication of St. Vincent’s Athletic Complex
St. Ambrose University and Assumption High School will formally dedicate Phase One of the St. Vincent’s Athletic Complex this Friday, September 30 at 6:15pm on the north field.  

•Dedication of the Frank and Dorothy "Jane" Folwell Center for Political Science, Pre-Law and Leadership Studies will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. at the free standing house South of the Roglaski Center.

•Lector Practice Sessions
We would like all of our lectors, new and experienced, to participate in a lector training and practice session next week.  During the 30 minute session, lectors will receive valuable feedback and  instruction on proclaiming  the Word of God.   If you are interested in serving as a Lector at Christ the King Chapel please sign up for a time to practice or email us at  THANK YOU!

•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.

•Becoming Catholic sessions begin
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.

•Commissioning of Liturgical Ministers
Next Sunday, Oct. 9th , we will commission and pray for all of our lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion,  musicians, servers and sacristans during both the 10:30 am and 6:30 pm Masses.

•Fall 2016 Antioch Retreat: October 21-23
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 next weekend
With Homecoming this weekend, we don't have a Service on Saturday opportunity for 10/1, but there are some projects coming up!  On Friday 10/7, All Saints elementary school on Marquette St. is having a Fun Night from 6 to 8pm.  We are looking for volunteers to run the games for the kids and to help set up and tear down.  The hours of service would be from around 3 until 9, depending on the shift you'd like to do. Shifts are: Set-up from 3-5:50pm,Games from 5:30-8pm, or Tear down from 8-9pm.

Our Service on Saturday opportunity for Saturday 10/8 will be at the Kahl Home, a senior living facility in Davenport. They hold BINGO on Saturday afternoons, and we will be helping to call numbers, pass out prizes, and visit with the seniors there.  Space is limited for this opportunity.  Email to sign up for either project.

•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.

•Halloween party with Project Renewal
Every fall, SAU hosts a Halloween party for kids at Project Renewal, an after-school program in Davenport.  The party is Wednesday, October 26th from 3-5pm in the neighborhood by Project Renewal at 6th and Warren St.  We are looking for clubs, teams, or just groups of friends that would would want to host a game or activity at the Halloween party.  Email Kaitlin at to get signed up!

•Men’s Discernment Group
Fr. Thom Hennen, Vocation Director of the Diocese of Davenport will offer be offering a series of discussions for male college students interested in church ministry. For more info, email

•Prayer Board in Beehive
The Peer Campus Ministers have posted a prayer board in the walkway of the Beehive.  Students are invited to leave a prayer request or concern on the poster with a sticky note.  When walking by  there feel free to pick up someone else’s request as a reminder to pray about it.  

•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.  For more details, e-mail Sister Rita Cameron, PBVM, at or at (563) 590-8144.