Thursday, February 16, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 19

February 19, 2017 - Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

+ Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 + 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 + Matthew 5:38-48 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday02.1910:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     02.20Noon+ Wallace Longbons, '56
Tuesday     02.214:30 pm+ Sharon Hitchcock, '03
Wednesday     02.229:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday02.23            4:30 pm+ Fr. John Boyle, '53          
Friday        02.24Noon+ Deborah Dzuro, '71

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)

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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This weekend family members of our students are welcomed to campus. It is  good to celebrate family. Family is important.  A comedian who takes a more cynical view once said, “Youth is that time in life when you blame all your troubles on your parents. Maturity comes when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.”  In truth, maturity comes when we learn not to cast blame and to take responsibility for our own actions.  Maturity comes when we learn to be grateful for the sacrifices, support, and love that have enabled us to be the persons we are today.  While every family has its own narrative and its unique functions and dysfunctions, ideally “family” is the place where we learn essential messages about life, love, and service to others. In family we learn to love and be loved; to take and to give; to forgive and to be forgiven.  Ironically, we celebrate family at a time when many forces are looking to narrow its meaning by excluding others.  Let's accept the challenge to broaden our belief in one human family. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa stated upon reception of the 1987 Pacem in Terris Award in Lee Lohman Arena, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Thank God for families. They help us grow to become mature humans together.   ---Fr. Chuck

•Antioch Retreat - REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, FEB 22!
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.  The March 3-5th retreat is open to any SAU student.   Transportation is provided, leaving campus on Friday, March 3rd at 6 pm and returning Sunday, March 5th at 2 pm.  Register at by Wednesday, February 22nd. For more information contact the co-leaders of the retreat, Shannon Milazzo or Connor Obert.

•Apply to be a Peer Campus Minister
Applications for 2017-2018 Peer Campus Ministers are due on Friday, February 24! 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:

•Service on Saturday 
Our service project for this weekend, February 18th will be helping at the Clothing Closet at Sacred Heart Cathedral, sorting clothing donations and interacting with the guests as they shop.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:15am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at  Next week on February 25th from 9:45am-12:15pm, we will work with the Humility of Mary Housing program, preparing an apartment for one of their transitional housing families as they prepare to move.

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

•Lenten Faith Sharing Groups 
Student led small groups will meet weekly during Lent for one hour to read, reflect, discuss and pray together.  The Sunday evening group will meet from 7:30-8:30 pm beginning March 5th for contemplative dialogue using Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton.  The Monday (7-8 pm) and Wednesday (8:30-9:15 pm) groups will reflect on the Sunday Scripture readings of Lent.  Register at

•Faculty/Staff Lenten Reflections
Ash Wednesday is just a little over a weeks away---March  1. The last two year we asked for faculty and staff members to write reflections on the scriptures of each weekday of Lent. Again this year, we are asking faculty and staff members to consider writing reflections for this year. There are still a lot of open dates. If you would be willing to do so please contact Fr. Chuck Adam at

•Online Stations of the Cross
Campus Ministry is accepting submissions for student reflections for the Online Stations of the Cross.  The stations feature the artwork of the late Fr. Edward Catich, who imaged the stations through the experience of a college student.  Students are invited to offer a reflection on a station by relating it to their own lived experience as a college student.  Email for more information or to submit a reflection.  Submissions due Thursday, February 23.  View the past reflections at

•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.

•Special Parking Request for Monday, February 20
Monday, Feb. 20, St. Ambrose is hosting a Visit Day in the Rogalski Center. A number of prospective students and their guests will be attending the event from 8am to 1pm. The admissions office is asking faculty and staff who usually park in the Rogalski Center lot to consider parking in other Zone 2 lots on campus. This will help facilitate a warm welcome to campus. Contact: Calvin Cooper, Security, ext. 5725 about parking; Hilary Frakes, Admissions, ext. 6002 about the event.

•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!  Contact us at if you could help out.

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

•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