Thursday, February 9, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 18

February 12, 2017 - Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Sirach 15:15-20 + 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 + Matthew 5:17-37 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday02.1210:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     02.13Noon+ Thomas McAleese, '55
Tuesday     02.144:30 pm+ Douglas Dcamp, '78
Wednesday     02.159:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday02.16            4:30 pm+ Phillip Fleming, '66          
Friday        02.17Noon+ Samantha Cochuyt, '11

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel); Peer Campus Ministers Meeting 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 3:30 pm (Gathering Space); 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

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When things don't turn out according to our hopes and plans, it really can be terribly painful. Just ask the fans and members of the Atlanta Falcons football team who late into last week's Super Bowl saw their dream of victory so quickly vanish. Many students will have had the experience of not doing well on a test for which they thought that they had studied sufficiently. And perhaps as we approach Valentine's Day there are some feeling a little down about that relationship that just didn't work out. What do you do when everything in your life seems messed up?  Well, first, you don't quit. You get right back up and you try again. I've always appreciated the wise statement about courage: “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.’” But it is also so important to keep perspective and realize how much we are taking for granted when we are moping about because of a loss or disappointment that in the big picture of things really isn’t all that important. This week a woman who lost her home in the terrible storms that went through the southern part of the United States was interviewed about her loss. Beautifully she expressed gratitude that she and her loved ones all survived and with a deep southern accent she said, "I don't have time to complain. I'm too thankful." That’s a great attitude to develop, especially for those times that every person experiences---when life disappoints.  --Fr. Chuck
•Antioch Retreat March 3-5
Antioch 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 March 3-5th 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.

•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 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 11th will be helping at the Project Renewal.  Because it's a sniffly time of the year, Project Renewal could use some deep-cleaning at the house to keep these kids healthy!  If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, we could use your help..  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:50am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at  Next week on February 18th from 9:15am-12:15pm, we will work with the Clothing Closet at Sacred Heart Cathedral, sorting clothing donations and interacting with the guests as they shop.

•Poppin’ Topics (Thursday, February 16th)
Poppin’ Topics is a discussion forum for students, offering popcorn with various butter flavors, and a poppin’ topic for discussion.  This week’s “poppin’ topic” is the Women’s March on Washington and women’s rights in general.  The discussion will be led by Allison Ambrose, Associate Dean of the College of Business/Accounting Professor, and Jodi Prosise, Engineering Department Chair.  They will host a discussion about their recent experience at the Women’s March on Washington, how you can get involved in movement’s like this, and what we can do as a society to protect human rights.  Come prepared with any questions or comments you may have on the subject.  The discussion will take place at 7PM in the gathering space.  Feel free to volunteer to help or to offer suggestions for future topics. You can email Paul Burd ( or for more information.

•Themed Housing
The Residence Life Office is accepting applications until March 2nd from students who wish to live in a themed house or apartment.   The campus ministry staff would be happy to assist students who may be interested in developing a spiritual or social justice theme.  Groups of 4 may apply for McCarthy, groups of 5 for Campus Houses and groups of 8 for the Townhouses.  The deadline to apply for Themed Housing is March 2nd.

•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 on Monday evening February 20.  Contact Fr. Chuck Adam at to sign up.

•Confirmation Preparation
Catholic students interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at   Classes will begin after Spring break.

•Volunteer Help Needed at Project Renewal
Project Renewal’s Afterschool Youth Program is in need of some help this semester.  After-school help with tutoring, reading, and playing games is especially needed on Mondays from 2:35 – 5:30 p.m, Wednesdays from 1:35 – 5:30 p.m, and Fridays from 2:35 – 5:30 p.m.  On these days even if a volunteer can only come for an hour within that time frame it would be super helpful!  Particularly, upcoming dates needing help are Feb 15, 16, 17, and 22.  Contact us at if you could help out.

•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