Thursday, January 19, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 15

January 22, 2017 - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 8:23-9:3 + 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 + Matthew 4:12-23 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday01.2210:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     01.23Noon+ Life
Tuesday     01.244:30 pm+ Dr. Prudent Coussens
Wednesday     01.259:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday01.26            4:30 pm+ Morris Calsyn          
Friday        01.27Noon+ Thomas Goodwin, '58

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel); Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training 7:15 pm (Chapel)
Monday: Poppin' Topics 7 pm (Gathering Space)
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)
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

Prayer Ministry - send intentions to

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

A New Semester Challenge
One of the blessings of academic life is that every new semester provides an opportunity to begin again. That is especially true as we begin the Spring semester when we are also early in a new calendar year. We start with hope and yet we know that we all have a role in bringing those hopes to life. Pope Francis expressed that sentiment in his New Year’s Day homily when he said,  "Whether the new year will be good or not depends on our choosing to do good each day....saying 'no' to hatred and violence." As a new president and new administration takes office in our country, we pray that our leaders will lead us in "doing good." Clearly there are massive divisions among people in our country. But if if pause to think about it long enough, we realize that there is far more that unites us than what divides us. On a recent Sunday morning program a commentary by news reporter Harry Smith quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was fond of saying,  "We came to this country on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now."  Smith added, "You wonder what it could be like if we all learned to row together." That is a perfect challenge for each of us as Ambrosians who want to make it a good year by doing good.  In this new semester, in this new year, let's strive to row together.  --Fr. Chuck

•Sign Up for Campus Ministry Activities!
A warm welcome to all new students joining us this semester, and welcome back to all our returning students!  At the beginning of each semester we offer students a chance to sign up for all of the campus ministry activities - from liturgical ministries, to retreat opportunities, to service.  If you already filled it out in the fall, you don’t need to do so again; however, if you’re new or haven’t had a chance to sign up yet this year, you can do so online at, or email us at to learn more about all the Campus Ministry programming.

•Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training
There will be a brief training session for new Eucharistic Ministers this Sunday, January 22, after the 6:30pm mass.  If you haven’t been commissioned before, this is a great chance to sign up and help with a very important ministry in our Chapel.  Email Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at with any questions.

•Liturgical Ministers
A schedule for 2nd semester liturgical ministers (lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, server/sacristan, and greeters/ushers) will be created soon.   If you didn’t serve last semester and you are interested this semester, please contact Campus Ministry at

•Music Ministry
All SAU students are invited to help lead music for Sunday and weekday masses, and other prayer services.  Music Ministry is open to students of all musical skill levels.  This is a great time to start if you haven’t been before.  Rehearsals are Thursdays at 6pm in the Chapel.  Email Chris Clow at to learn more!

•Service on Saturday Opportunities 
For the first Service on Saturday of the semester on January 21st, let's stay right here and make fleece tie-blankets for the organization "From Cover to Cover."  They partner with local schools and give kids books and a fleece blanket to take home with them.  We'll meet in the Chapel Gathering space here on campus on Saturday at 1:30 pm.  Next Saturday, January 28th, the service opportunities 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.  The group will leave at 1:30 and return around 4:00.   Let us know at if you're interested in going for this opportunity - space is limited.

•Confirmation Preparation
Anyone interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at  

•Poppin’ Topics
Poppin’ Topics discussions return this Monday, January 23 at 7pm in the Gathering Space.  This week’s “poppin’ topic” coincides with Civil Rights Week, as Dr. Arthur Pitz, adjunct professor and Guest Curator for the Davenport Civil Rights History exhibit at the Putnam Museum, leads a discussion about the civil rights history right here in Davenport.  Come and learn about the historic events that took place right in our local community.  We’re always looking for future discussion topics as well.  Email Paul Burd at with your ideas or to learn more!

•Service for Civil Rights Celebration Week
As part of the Civil Rights Celebration week, we have a special service project set up at the River Bend Food Bank.  The food bank collects food from businesses and individuals and distributes items to food pantries and organizations across 22 counties in IA and IL.   We'll help with sorting canned food items at their warehouse.  We'll meet at 2:45 and return by 5:15 on Tuesday Jan. 24th.  We'll carpool down to the warehouse, so if you would be willing to drive, please let me know that too.   To join us, email us at that you are able to come and you will be sent a link to register yourself in the volunteer system for the Food Bank.

•Spring Break Service Trips - Applications Due Wed 1/25!
Our Spring Break service trips are heading to….

  • Memphis, working with Living Lands & Waters to clean the Mississippi River 
  • Kansas City, at Holy Family Catholic Worker House, to feed the hungry and provide a ministry of hospitality
  • Chicago, serving at The Well of Mercy, a home for single moms, babies and young children, providing child care, cleaning and painting projects

Applications are due on Wednesday January 25th to Kaitlin in Campus Ministry and are available in the Chapel, Lower Chapel, or online at

•Catholic Campaign for Human Development Internship
Applications for this paid internship are now being accepted until February 15th for the internship during the 2017-2018 academic year. Are you Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Then consider being an intern for CCHD.  The Catholic Campaign for Human Development provides grants for self-help projects developed by grassroots groups working to address the root causes of poverty in their communities.  The intern will help builds bridges between poor and non-poor communities in their work with Quad Cities Interfaith, a local community organizing group.  The intern must be able to attend the May 31-June 2, 2017 CCHD Training.   For more information, contact

•Spring Retreats
Mark your calendars and plan to attend if you haven’t participated in an Antioch Retreat!  This semester’s Antioch begins on Friday evening March 3 and participants arrive back to campus early in the afternoon of March 5, 2017.  The Busy Student Retreat is scheduled for the week of April 2, 2017.