Thursday, October 20, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 9

October 23, 2016 - Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 + 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 + Luke 18:9-14 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday10.2310:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     10.24Noon+ Donald Stevens, '51
Tuesday     10.254:30 pm+ John Deitrich, '97
Wednesday     10.269:15 pmFor student intentions           
Thursday10.27            4:30 pm+ William Curtis, '69          
Friday        10.28Noon+ Russell Scott, '90

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Poppin' Topics 7:30pm (Gathering Space)
Tuesday: Men's Ministry Discernment 6pm (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: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Contemplative Prayer 8pm (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

Sign Up for Campus Ministry Events any time during the year!  Go to:

Early voting began this past Monday in the Rogalski Center and will continue from Monday through Thursday at 12 - 6 pm for two more weeks. For those of us here on campus, voting couldn't be any easier and even if you aren't registered, you can register right at the polls. It is important that we encourage one another to exercise the right to vote. After all the contentiousness that has surrounded the presidential race, some people may feel they don't want to even participate in the general elections. But please don't become cynical. In a democracy, every voice is important.  Pope Francis reiterated that point in a daily homily last year stating, “Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good… A good Catholic should meddle in politics." The Holy Father's words echo something central to our St. Ambrose mission---that we educate for social justice. Not only good Catholics, all people of every faith and those with none have a role to play in our country. We work together for the common good. Educate yourself on the issues through voter guides available from the US Bishops and others and through discussions, like Thursday's "Poppin’ Topics," and vote. Once again, we are reminded that together we can make a difference. Remember the African proverb, "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito."  Your voice is important. For the good of all, please, use it.  ----Fr. Chuck

•Poppin’ Topics - Monday
Join us for a special Poppin’ Topics on Monday, October 24 at 7:30pm in the Gathering Space.  This week we will discuss the upcoming election and why it is important to vote.  We will also discuss the important issues to take into consideration when you vote.  P.J. Foley, Director of Government and Community Relations at SAU, and Larry Skillin, History Department Chair at SAU, will lead the discussion.  Join for a good discussion and popcorn with special flavors.  Email Paul Burd ( for more information.

•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.  If you’re not with a group but want to help, we’ll find a task for you too.  Email Kaitlin at for more information or to sign up!

•Contemplative Prayer Session
Thursday, October 27th at 8:00 pm,  Dick Jensen, a member of Contemplative Prayer of Eastern Iowa, will lead a Centering Prayer workshop in the chapel gathering space. Centering prayer is a method of contemplative prayer with an emphasis on interior silence.  All faiths are welcome to participate.

•October the Month of the Rosary
Want to learn more about the rosary, a meditative prayer that concentrates on the life of Christ and Mary’s faithfulness to Christ and intercession? Send an email to Campus Ministry will assist and offer free rosaries to anyone who wishes to use one for prayer

•Bring Photos to honor and pray for Deceased Loved Ones on All Souls Day
Throughout the month of November, we remember the deceased loved ones of the St. Ambrose University community at every mass, but we especially invite students to bring pictures of their deceased loved ones to the 9:15pm Mass and More on November 2.  We will place the pictures in the sanctuary for the evening mass, as we commemorate the Feast of All Souls also known as Dia de los Muertos/the Day of the Dead.

•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. If you need a rosary, one will be provided for you.

•Ambrosians for Peace & Justice are Collecting Clothes
In preparation for the Clothes Out Hunger sale as part of Hunger Week, students in Ambrosians for Peace & Justice invite you to donate your used clothing for our Clothes Out Hunger sale.  We’ll collect clothes in the Lower Chapel conference room until the sale, which is Tuesday November 8th.  Funds raised will be donated to King’s Harvest this year, and any unsold clothing will help families at Humility of Mary Housing.

•Service on Saturday, October 29th
There’s a great service opportunity on Saturday October 29th with the River Bend FoodBank, helping with a mobile food pantry they are hosting at the Putnam Museum parking lot.  From 10am-12:30pm, we’ll be helping to give out food to people who need it.  Join us by emailing to sign up.

•Bee the Difference Day
The annual neighborhood clean-up day is coming soon!  Bee the Difference Day is Sunday, November 6th.  Students are encouraged to sign up teams of 4, 5, or 6.  This is a great way to help the community while doing some team building among your club, organization, or just a group of friends.  Names can be emailed to until October 30th at 7 p.m. to sign up!

•RCIA—Learning More about the Catholic Church
There is still time to take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process at St. Ambrose. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or looking to complete your initiation through the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact us at

•Ministry Discernment
A group of college age men has formed and meets two evenings a month for a time of prayer and discussion discerning priesthood or other possible ministries in the church. If you are interested in joining that group, contact us at

•Conference in January
SEEK is a Catholic conference for college students around the country that will take place in San Antonio, TX this year. More than 10,000 college students will gather for inspiring talks, amazing worship, and an incredible experience. It will take place on January 3-7. The cost is $430, which includes a four-night hotel stay, lunches every day of the conference, entrance to all conference sessions with national speakers and top rated entertainment, and more. SAU students will travel with Loras College, who will be chartering buses. For more information or to register, Please also email Katie Galuska at if you are interested.

•Long-Term Service Opportunities

Are you looking ahead to after-graduation and thinking about a year of service?  There are many faith-based programs that coordinate volunteer service to 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.