Thursday, November 3, 2016


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 11

November 6, 2016 - Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 + 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 + Luke 20:27-38 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.610:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     11.7Noon+ Ted Kappes, '56
Tuesday     11.84:30 pm+ Dennis Reynolds, '75
Wednesday     11.99:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday11.10            4:30 pm+ Florice Garvin, '81          
Friday        11.11NoonFor Deceased Veterans

This Week's Activities Include:
Monday: Feast of St. Ambrose Music Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Hunger Awareness Prayer Service 8:30 pm (Chapel Gathering Space); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Poppin' Topics 7 pm (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:

Not So Insignificant
It has been a history making week. Who could have predicted, that after 108 years, the Chicago Cubs this year would have won the Word Series? With a general election on Tuesday, one way or another, the upcoming week will be even more historic. But many little things that may seem insignificant to us at the time also hold the promise of having lasting significance toward a better world. For example, things like casting a vote in Tuesday's election may seem like a rather tiny thing for an individual, but it can have lasting implications for the whole world. Raking leaves for an elderly neighbor for Sunday's Bee the Difference Day, or donating a piece of clothing you no longer wear that can be sold to raise money for the homeless for Hunger Week seems insignificant, but offers a treasured gift for the person who is helped. We shouldn't belittle even the very little things like a warm and friendly smile, a compliment, a gesture of welcome, or holding a door for someone. The American author, Carl Sandburg told of two men exchanging gossip in a general store in Hardin County, Kentucky, one day in February, 1809. "Anything happen over the last week?" one asks. "No," answers the other, "nothing's happened. Oh, except there's a new baby down to Tom Lincoln's house. A boy, I think." That baby boy grew to be America's greatest president. Little things can make a big difference.  An unknown poet wrote:     
  Great events we often find,
On little things depend, 
And very small beginnings 
Have oft a mighty end.  
We can each make a significant difference. Please, don't neglect doing a good things because it seems small. It could even produce an incredible result. ---Fr. Chuck 

•Be Sure to Vote!
Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day.  All St. Ambrose University students who wish to vote in Scott County can do so on campus - the Rogalski Center is a polling place for Scott County.  Polls will be open from 7am until 9pm on November 8.  You can register to vote and vote on the same day in Iowa as well - if you are not yet registered, simply bring a proof of identity (driver’s license, passport, student ID) and proof of residence (such as your Res Life housing contract) to the poll.  You can find more information, including details about voting absentee, at the Dean of Students website.  As Pope Francis has said, “We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that their leaders can govern.”

•Month of All Souls
In the Catholic Tradition the month of November is a time to pray for our deceased loved ones.  All month we keep a candle at the front of the altar with the names of the deceased loved ones of SAU students, faculty, and staff.  If you would like to add the names of your deceased loved ones, you can still fill out a card in the Gathering Space and place it before the altar.  We will remember them all in our prayers at every Mass.

•Welcome Busy Student Retreat Guides
We are pleased to welcome Sr. Marilyn Breen, PBVM; Sr. Kathy Carr, BVM; Sr. Pat Doody, OSF; Sr. Stefanie MacDonald, OSB; and Sr. Belinda Monahan, OSB to campus as spiritual guides for this semester’s Busy Student Retreat.  Over 30 students will be meeting with the spiritual guides this week to reflect on scripture and the movement of God in their lives.   Please keep the directors and students in your prayers this week.

•Service on Saturday, November 5th
On Saturday November 5th, we will help at Humility of Mary Housing and their transitional housing program in Davenport.  A single-parent family is moving out of a shelter and into their own apartment soon, and we’ll help with cleaning projects at the apartment before they move in. We’ll meet at 9:45 and return around noon. Join us in this service project by emailing 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.  Thanks for your help!

•Hunger Week - November 6-11
There’s lots going on for Hunger Week this year - help fight hunger in the Quad Cities!
- Sunday, Nov 6 - When you arrive at Rogo for Bee the Difference day on Sunday, bring your clothing donations for our Clothes Out Hunger sale with you - we will collect clothes at a table outside the ballroom.
- Tuesday, Nov 8 - Clothes Out Hunger Sale from 10am-4pm on the first floor of Cosgrove.
- Wednesday, Nov 9 - 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.
- Thursday, Nov 10 - Poppin’ Topics at 7 pm in the Chapel Gathering Space will feature the APJ students discussing food waste and hunger issues.
- Friday, Nov 11 - We’ll donate food items and leftover clothing from earlier in the week to Humility of Mary Housing and the Central Community Circle Food Pantry.

•Poppin’ Topics
Join us for our next Poppin' Topics on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00pm in the Gathering Space.  Keeping with Hunger Week, we will discuss the problems of poverty and hunger, focusing on food waste and how we can prevent it.  Carly Franzgrote, Hunger Week director and member of Ambrosians for Peace & Justice, will lead the discussion.  Come for a great conversation and popcorn with special flavors.  To learn more email Paul Burd at

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass - Rehearsals Begin November 7
Rehearsals for the Feast mass begin this Monday, November 7, at 6pm in the Chapel.  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.  Please contact Chris Clow at to sign up.

•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.

•Interested in Becoming Catholic 
Sessions are held in the lower chapel on Sunday mornings after Mass.  Please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler in Campus Ministry at for more information.

•BeesKnees Reminder
Just a reminder that if you have an intention you’d like to be brought to the attention of the Bees Knees prayer community here at St. Ambrose, they will be kept confidential and brought to God in prayer. Just send your intention to