Thursday, October 6, 2016

10.09.16 & 10.16.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 8

October 9, 2016 - Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ 2 King 5:14-17 + 2 Timothy 2:8-13 + Luke 17:11-19 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

October 16, 2016 - Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time
+ Exodus 17:8-13 + 2 Timothy 3:13-4:2 + Luke 18:1-8 +
Mass this Sunday at 6:30 pm ONLY

Mass Intentions:
Sunday10.910:30 am
6:30 pm         
Charles & Joan McCarthy
For the SAU Community                
Monday     10.10Noon+ Donald Staley, '53
Tuesday     10.114:30 pm+ Roger Freiburg, '49
Wednesday     10.129:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.13            4:30 pm+ Dr. Mike Orfitelli          
Friday        10.14NO MASS
Sunday10.16NO 10:30 am
6:30 pm         

For the SAU Community                
Monday     10.17Noon+ James Hood, '61
Tuesday     10.184:30 pm+ JoAnn Mattke, '58
Wednesday     10.199:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.20            4:30 pm+ Dr. Malia Johnson, '85          
Friday        10.21Noon+ Anthony Domino, '58

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday (10/9): RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday (10/17): Peer Campus Ministers 7pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Men's Ministry Discernment 7pm Bride's Room; 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 (10/20): Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Poppin' Topics 7pm (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

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Not Enough to Worry About
With Fall Break coming-up next Friday, this campus ministry bulletin serves a two week time frame. That also means that we are at the mid-semester point and students might be feeling a little anxiety over upcoming exams. Sometimes we find ourselves worrying much more than we need to. A lesson might be learned from the experience of a fifth grade teacher who was trying to teach her class how to use fractions. She looked at a little boy on the front row and said, "Billy, what is 3/4's of 5/16's? He said, "Miss Smith, I don't know what it is, but it's not enough to worry about."  Too often we do find ourselves stressed about things we have no control over. But the best advice is to take control over the things that we can change, like adopting good study practices, making good choices on what occupies our time, seeking help from the student success center, asking your professor for help, and taking advantage of study sessions. There is plenty that you can control.  Needless worry over the things you cannot control is wasted energy. So do your best and don’t neglect to be reminded of the goodness of God. As American author Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." A good lesson, and if we learn it, we really don't have a lot to worry about. --Fr. Chuck

•Midterm Break Chapel Schedule
Due to Fall Break, there will be no daily mass on Friday, October 14 and no 10:30am mass on Sunday, October 16.  Regular mass schedule resumes with the 6:30pm mass on Sunday, October 16.

•Commissioning of Liturgical Ministers
We will commission all of our lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, musicians, sacristans, altar servers, and ministers of hospitality at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm masses on Sunday, October 9.  Thank you to all our students who volunteer in these important ministries!

•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.

•Service on Saturday, October 8th
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.  We will leave at 1:30pm and return around 4pm.  We have just a couple spots left for this opportunity.  Email to sign up.

•Men’s Discernment Group
Fr. Thom Hennen, Vocation Director of the Diocese of Davenport, will be offering a series of discernment discussions for male college students interested in church ministry.  Begins this Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm in the Chapel and Bride’s Room.  Email to find out more.

•Rosary in Bechtel Hall
During the month of October, Katie Galuska, Peer Campus Minister in Bechtel, invites students to join her in the 3rd floor lounge of Bechtel to pray the rosary on Thursdays at 8 p.m.   Experienced rosary pray-ers and beginners are welcome.

•Fall 2016 Antioch Retreat: October 21-23
There is still time to sign up for this semester’s Antioch Retreat!  Registration is due Wednesday, October 12.  You can register online at or pick up a registration form in Chapel Gathering Space or the cafeteria and return to Campus Ministry.  Join us for a weekend away from campus (Friday, October 21 - Sunday October 23) and take some time to relax, recharge, and reflect, all while making new friends!  Contact the co-leaders of the retreat to learn more: AJ Adam and Brooke Neumann.

•After-School Programming with Project Renewal 
Want to hang out with some kiddos as a way to start your fall break?  On Thursday 10/13 and Friday 10/14 from 2:30-5:30 each day, we’ll be helping at Project Renewal, an after-school program about a mile south of campus.  We’ll be helping with homework, practicing reading skills, and playing games with kids.  Let us know at if you can join us!

•Poppin’ Topics: “It’s a Culture, Not a Costume”
Join us on Thursday, October 20 at 7pm in the Gathering Space for our next Poppin’ Topics discussion.  Bring your friends, grab some popcorn, and come for a discussion with students from Multicultural Affairs Community Action (MACA) about Halloween costumes that demean cultures.  A timely discussion as we near Halloween.  Contact Paul Burd at to learn more.

•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 for more information or to get signed up!

•Long-Term Service Opportunities
Are you looking ahead to after-graduation and thinking about a year of service?  There are lots of faith-based programs that coordinate volunteers as they serve those in need and work for social justice.   Volunteers can serve full-time for as little as a week or as long as a year in one of these programs, often with housing and a stipend provided.  Check out the catalogue called RESPONSE in the lower chapel, go online to, or email to contact Kaitlin to explore your options.

•Interfaith Service at River Center

There will be an interfaith service, “We Are One Community: Peace, Unity, and Love,” this Sunday, October 9 at 4pm at the River Center in Davenport.  Rev. Rogers Kirk from Third Missionary Baptist Church is coordinating the event.  Contact him for more information at 563-324-2919.