Thursday, February 2, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 17

February 5, 2017 - Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Isaiah 58:7-10 + 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 + Matthew 5:13-16 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday02.0510:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     02.06Noon+ Patrick Cleary, '55
Tuesday     02.074:30 pm+ Kim Kreinbring, '77
Wednesday     02.089:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday02.09            4:30 pm+ Anthony Rotunno, '49          
Friday        02.10Noon+ Daniel Nelson, '10

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (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)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Friday: Mass with Catholic School 8th Graders 1:30 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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All Members of One Team
Super Bowl Sunday really is an unofficial national holiday in our country. Even those who haven't watched a single football game all season will attend Big Game parties and tune in to the contest of the NFC and AFC champions, the Falcons and the Patriots. For many, the commercials might be the most exciting part. One of the commercials tells the story of a mid 1800's German immigrant, Adolphus Busch, who came to America, following his dream in this land of promise. He met up with Eberhard Anheuser and they formed a great team, producing a beverage I find myself enjoying (responsibly) now and then. Ambrosians might recall the family that included a child named John McMullin who came to America from Ireland about the same time. Thank God for that. He would become the founder of what is now St. Ambrose University. And in our own time, Mohamed Sanu Sr., a Muslim and a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, lived in his parents’ home country of Sierra Leone before returning to the United States. Now he's a member of a Super Bowl team!  Whether it's the Super Bowl football game on the field, the food we eat, or a beverage we share; whether it’s the jersey we wear or the television we watch the game on; we recognize that talents nurtured and knowledge gained in every part of world will have contributed to our enjoying the Super Bowl. We need each other. Let's make sure after the game is over, we double our efforts to overcome forces among us that want to divide and exclude.  May we return to the core national conviction that no matter where anyone is from, they can be a part of our team. --Fr. Chuck

•Statements of Concern
Bishop Martin Amos, bishop of the Diocese of Davenport and Sister Joan Lescinski, president of St. Ambrose University have both issued statements of concern over President Trump’s Executive Orders regarding immigration. You can read these letters and other information regarding Catholic Social Teaching and immigration on the Campus Ministry website:

•Human Rights Solidarity Walk & Candlelight Vigil
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice will be hosting a Human Rights Solidarity Walk and Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:30pm, beginning in the Chapel Gathering Space.  APJ will facilitate prayer and give information on a variety of different topics of concern to show that we stand in support for all those in need. During the walk we stop at different stations and learn about different topics such as, human trafficking, refugees, immigration practices, and restorative justice--all topics that affect our community.  APJ would love to see as many people as possible there, so come and bring a friend! Help get the word out.

•Peer Campus Ministers for 2017-2018
Applications to be Peer Campus Ministers for the 2017-2018 academic year are now open!  Peer Campus Ministers are undergraduate students who live in each of the Residence Halls and work with the Campus Ministry staff to develop and coordinate opportunities for spiritual development and faith sharing in their hall community.  Those who are accepted will work an average of 5-8 hours per week, and earn a $1,500 stipend, in addition to selecting their housing early.  Learn more about Peer Ministers at the Campus Ministry Website, or fill out the application online here:  Applications are due Friday, February 24.

•Service on Saturday
Our service project for this weekend, February 4th will be helping at the River Bend Food Bank.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 10:10am and return before 1pm.  We will be working with the Backpack project, to provide weekend meals for children to take home from school. Email us at

•Spring Antioch Retreat Sign Up
Consider taking part in the Antioch Retreat this March 3-5.   The Antioch Retreat is a great opportunity for students to spend time away from campus reflecting on faith and life in the midst of a Christian community.  It is open to any SAU student.   The retreat is an opportunity to relax, listen, discuss, pray, play and meet new people.  Transportation is provided, leaving campus on Friday, March 3rd at 6 pm and returning Sunday, March 5th at 2 pm.  Register online at or pick up a registration form in Chapel Gathering Space or the cafeteria and return to Campus Ministry by Wednesday, February 22nd. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Shannon Milazzo or Connor Obert.

•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

•Dinner for SAU Men Interested in Pursuing Ministry?
Want to join us for a homemade meal and informal discussion for SAU men interested in pursuing ministry? Join us for a special dinner on Monday evening February 20.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at to sign up and get more information.

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

•Singing the Liturgy: Michael Joncas
St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport will feature Fr. (Jan) Michael Joncas on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm.  Fr. Joncas is an author of 4 books on liturgy and a famous composer of liturgical music, including “On Eagle’s Wings,” “I Have Loved You,” and “Take and Eat.”  His presentation will explore the various elements of the Mass and music that helps the “full, conscious and active” participation of the faithful.  A free will offering is requested.  All are welcome.  Students looking for a group to go can contact us at