Thursday, October 27, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 10

October 30, 2016 - Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Wisdom 11:22-12:2 + 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 + Luke 19:1-10 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday10.3010:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     10.31Noon+ Kenneth Plumb, '72
Tuesday     11.1Noon
4:30 pm

Wednesday     11.29:15 pmFor All Souls           
Thursday11.3            4:30 pm+ James Gorman, '52          
Friday        11.4Noon+ Mark Schebler, '80

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

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Celebrations of Halloween will likely capture the attention of many Ambrosians this weekend. It’s good to be reminded that “All Hallow’s Eve” has its religious origin as the vigil of the Feast of All Saints. Ambrosians have a unique claim to being saints. In Fr. McDaniel’s history of St. Ambrose, “A Great and Lasting Beginning,” we learn that before our athletic teams were called the Bees, we were known as the St. Ambrose Saints. I like the bee as a mascot because of its symbolic ties to St. Ambrose of Milan, but I also like to think that we are still SAU saints. After all, sainthood is what people of faith aspire to. A poster I once saw in a parochial school classroom said it this way, “A saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” And that’s a good description of all of us, who with God’s grace keep striving for holiness. Pope Francis said something similar in his first interview as pope when asked who he really was.  He answered, “I am a sinner…but I trust in the infinite patience and mercy of God.”  And so do we. Like Chicago Cub fans who have waited a long time to find their team in the World Series, and even longer to win it all, we never lose hope. In that sense, we are still the saints. With faith in God’s infinite mercy, our ultimate victory is assured. So we keep on trying. Happy Halloween. Happy All Saints Day.   ---Fr. Chuck

•Remembering Our Deceased Loved Ones Throughout November
In the Catholic Tradition, the month of November is a time to pray for our deceased loved ones.  We invite all Ambrosians to acknowledge the deceased who have been close to you by writing their names on cards which will be available in the pews and in the Gathering Space this weekend.  Please place the filled out cards in the basket provided in the Gathering Space.  They will be placed before the altar and remembered at all of our masses throughout the month of November.  In the words of St. Ambrose of Milan, our patron, “We have loved them in this life. Let us not abandon them until we have conducted them by our prayers into the house of the Lord."

•All Saints Day
Tuesday, November 1, is the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics.  Masses will be offered at 12 noon and 4:30pm in Christ the King Chapel.

•Bring Pictures of Deceased Loved Ones on All Souls Day
All Souls Day is on Wednesday, November 2.  We especially invite students to bring pictures of their deceased loved ones to the 9:15pm Mass and More this Wednesday.  We will place the pictures around the altar for the evening mass, as we commemorate the Feast of All Souls, honor our deceased, and celebrate the end of Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead.

•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 in this rewarding experience 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!

•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 Kings Harvest this year, and any unsold clothing will help families at Humility of Mary Housing.

•Hunger Week is Coming!
The Ambrosians for Peace & Justice have a full week of activities for Hunger Week coming up November 6-11.  When you come for Bee the Difference day on Sunday, you can bring your clothing donations for our Clothes Out Hunger sale with you - we will collect clothes at a table outside the ballroom.  The sale will be Tuesday November 8th from 10am-4pm on the first floor of Cosgrove.  On Wednesday, join in an interactive hunger prayer service at 8:30pm in the Chapel Gathering Space, with different stations and activities to reflect on and pray for local and worldwide hunger.  On Thursday, the Poppin’ Topics will feature the APJ students and hunger and food waste.  We’ll donate food items and leftover clothing from earlier in the week on Friday to Humility of Mary Housing and the Central Community Circle Food Pantry.

•Busy Student Retreat November 6-10   
The Busy Student Retreat, Nov. 6-10th,  takes place right here on-campus in the midst of your regular schedule.  Participants commit daily to 30 minutes of personal prayer time and another 30 minutes to a one-on-one meeting with a spiritual guide.  Register by Wednesday, November 2nd online at or by dropping off a registration form at the Campus Ministry offices in the lower chapel.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass
Calling all musical Ambrosians!  All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join with Music Ministry and help lead music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass on Sunday, December 4 at 10:30am.  People of all skill levels are welcome.  Contact Chris Clow at to sign up.  Rehearsals for this mass begin on Monday, November 7 at 6pm in the Chapel.

•Winter Break Service Trip in Mississippi!
Spend the last week of your winter break in service down south with Sacred Heart Southern Missions in northern Mississippi.  From Monday, January 9th to Saturday, January 14th, we’ll spend time repairing low-income homes and preparing meals at a community kitchen.  Sacred Heart Southern Missions is the only organization in 5 counties to help with home repair, so the projects are plentiful!  Find more information and applications (due December 7th) in the Chapel Gathering Space and Lower Chapel, or contact Kaitlin at to find out more.

•Geiger Lecture
This year’s Geiger lecture will be given by David Cressy, a prolific social historian, on Thursday, November 3 at 7pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  HIs lecture is titled “Shakespeare’s England and a Sea of Troubles,” which will examine the political, economic, and environmental problems which shaped England during Shakespeare’s lifetime.  This lecture is free and open to the public and honors the late history professor, Richard E. Geiger.

•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 catalog called RESPONSE in the lower chapel, go online to, or email to contact Kaitlin and explore your options.

•SEEK Conference in January
The SEEK Catholic conference is taking place in San Antonio, TX, from January 3-7.  Cost is $430, and SAU students will be traveling with Loras College.  Learn more about the conference here:  Email Katie Galuska at if you are interested.