Thursday, November 10, 2016

11.13.16 & 11.20.16

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 12

November 13, 2016 - Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Malachi 3:19-20 + 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 + Luke 21:5-9 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

November 20, 2016 - Christ the King
+ 2 Samuel 5:1-3 + Colossians 1:12-20 + Luke 23:35-43 +
No Masses this Sunday

Mass Intentions:
Sunday11.1310:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     11.14Noon+ Mark McGowan, '60
Tuesday     11.154:30 pm+ Kevin Griffin
Wednesday     11.169:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday11.17            4:30 pm+ Charles Conway, '53          
Friday        11.18Noon+ George Dues, '62

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30am (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Feast of St. Ambrose Music Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel); Peer Campus Ministers 7 pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 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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Recalling God’s Bounty
This two-week bulletin takes us to Thanksgiving, a celebration that may especially have important significance for our nation now that we have concluded a particularly harsh election season. Despite how your feel about the outcome, it is especially important to recall that our deepest security comes not from fragile and imperfect human leaders. Our deepest joys and hopes are in God who created us and called us to be responsible stewards of the world and to love as he loved us. And knowing how imperfectly we have done that, we are compelled to return to God with gratitude for sustaining us and for hope for the future.  I am reminded of the roots of a hymn that is sung in many churches this time of year. Composed by a Lutheran pastor named Martin Rinkart during a time when a deadly plague overcame his village and caused him to have to conduct up 50 burial services a day. Those deaths included even members of his own family.  Amazingly, during so much pain, he found the grace to compose the words to the hymn, "Now Thank We All Our God."  The second verse may especially have meaning for many in our own day:
                 O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and bless├Ęd peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
  And free us from all ills, in this world and the next.
Despite whatever we find ourselves dealing with, may we recall the bounteous nature of God's love and care for us and may gratitude and hope fill our hearts. A blessed Thanksgiving to all.  ---Fr. Chuck

•Thanksgiving Break Schedule
Due to Thanksgiving break, there will be no Sunday or daily masses celebrated from Sunday, November 20 through Saturday, November 26.  There is also no 10:30am mass on Sunday, November 27.  Regular mass schedule will resume with 6:30pm mass on Sunday, November 27.  Thanksgiving blessings to all.

•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.

•Project Renewal Giving Tree
Students from Music Ministry invite you to take an ornament from the Giving Tree in the Gathering Space this weekend before going home for break.   Each ornament has the name, age and interests of a child at Project Renewal.  We ask you to buy a new book, puzzle, and/or board game for that child and return it to the Gathering Space by December 7th.  The gifts will be delivered to the kids at Project Renewal during Finals Week.  Thank you for your generosity!

•Service with From Cover to Cover
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice will be volunteering with the organization From Cover to Cover on Tuesday, November 15th from 2:30-5:00 at Madison Elementary.  From Cover to Cover is a children’s literacy organization, and the event on Tuesday is a Family Literacy Night to encourage reading at home.  Let us know at if you would like to join us.

•Music for the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass
The next rehearsal for the Feast mass is Monday, November 14 at 6pm in the Chapel.  All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.  Contact Chris Clow at if you would like to help out.

•New Hymnals in the Chapel
As you come back from Thanksgiving break, you will notice something different in the Chapel - new Gather Third Edition hymnals.  We hope that this new hymnal - containing songs both old and new, along with new settings of the mass that correspond with the most recent edition of the Roman Missal - will help us continue to promote “full, conscious, and active participation” in the liturgy through our collective prayer and song!

We are offering the opportunity to dedicate hymnals for $20 each.  The inside cover will be imprinted with the name of the person(s) being honored.  A great way to commemorate family and friends.  Contact us at to learn more.

•Advent Season Events 
Advent begins Sunday, November 27.  Advent is a season of preparation for Christmas and a reminder to be constantly vigilant “waiting in joyful hope” for the Lord’s coming.  Here are some ways you can celebrate Advent right here at SAU:

→Pick up a copy of Wondrous Days of Comfort and Joy by Janet Schaeffler, OP.  These booklets contain daily Advent reflections that invite us to pause and experience the comfort of God.   The booklets are available in the Chapel gathering space.

→Participate in Daily Mass at Christ the King Chapel. Monday and Fridays at 12:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm, and Wednesday at 9:15pm.

→Enjoy a special Lessons and Carols service Friday, December 2 at 7:00pm in the Chapel.  The evening consists of scriptures for the season and music featuring the University Chorale and Chamber Singers.

→Celebrate the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass with us on Sunday, December 4!  The Most Rev. Martin Amos, Bishop of Davenport, will be the presider and homilist for a special liturgy at 10:30am as we celebrate our patron saint.  This mass will feature music led by a combined choir of SAU Chamber Singers and Music Ministry, as well as the presentation of the McMullen Awards.

→Attend the Advent Communal Reconciliation, Monday, December 5 at 7:00pm in Christ the King Chapel.  A short prayer service is followed by the opportunity for individual confession to one of the priests present.

→Commemorate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Thursday, December 8,  by celebrating mass at 12 noon or 4:30pm on this holy day of obligation.

→Plan to take part in the Student Candlelight Mass preceding Midnight Breakfast on Tuesday December 13 at 9:00pm.  In the chapel, filled with light from candles held by students, we celebrate the mystery, the joy, and the hope Christ’s birth has brought to our world.  All are welcome to each of these events.

•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.  Find more information and applications (due December 7th) in the Chapel Gathering Space and Lower Chapel, or contact Kaitlin at