Friday, March 3, 2017

03.05.17 & 03.12.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 21

March 5, 2017 - First Sunday of Lent

+ Genesis 2:7-9  +  Romans 5:12-19  +  Matthew 4:1-11 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

No Masses will be offered during Spring Break: March 12-18
6:30pm Mass ONLY on Sunday, March 19

Mass Intentions:
Sunday03.0510:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     03.06Noon+ Leo Latz, '57
Tuesday     03.074:30 pmFor Refugees
Wednesday     03.089:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday03.09            4:30 pmFor Vocations to Service           
Friday        03.10NoonFor Safe Travel

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 11:30 am (Lower Chapel); Merton Small Group 7:30 pm (Gathering Space)
Monday: Lenten Small Group 7 pm (Gathering Space); Adoration 8 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Ambrosians for Peace and Justice 8 pm (Lower Chapel); Lenten Small Group 8:30 pm (Gathering Space); Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 pm (Chapel)
Thursday: Music Ministry Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Friday: Service Trip Sendoff 6 pm (Gathering Space)

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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TAKING TIME                              
Where does time go?  It seems hard to believe that we are nearing the midpoint in the semester.  If it is true that time flies when you’re having fun, we must really be having fun. Or is it just that some of us are getting older? Regardless, the following advice came from a book of quotes and anecdotes edited by Anthony Castle.  Its source is anonymous, but its wisdom is good, especially this weekend as a large group of students participate in an Antioch Retreat and all of us prepare for Spring Break:
Take time to THINK—it is the source of power.
Take time to PLAY—it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to READ—it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY—it is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to LOVE and BE LOVED—it is a God-given privilege.
Take time to BE FRIENDLY—it is the road to happiness.
Take time to LAUGH—it is the music of the soul.
Take time to GIVE—the day is too short to be selfish.
Take time to WORK—it is the price of success.
Take time to SHOW YOU CARE—it is the way of God.
 With prayers that all Ambrosians enjoy a happy, healthy and holy spring break!   —Fr. Chuck

•Christ the King Chapel Spring Break Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Spring Break, there are no masses or regular chapel activities Sunday, March 12 through Saturday, March 18.  There is no 10:30am mass on Sunday, March 19.  The regular mass schedule resumes with 6:30pm mass on Sunday, March 19.  Enjoy a safe and blessed Spring Break!

•Rite of Sending
This Sunday at the 10:30 am Mass, we will introduce those from the St. Ambrose University community who are preparing for reception into the Catholic Church and those preparing for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season.  Please keep these Ambrosians in your prayers throughout Lent.

•Lent @ SAU
As we begin our first full week of Lent, be sure to check out the Campus Ministry website for all of our Lenten programs and activities to help you celebrate the season:  Emails will be sent out weekly detailing that week’s specific events as well.  And as always, you can email us at to learn more about all our Campus Ministry programming.

•Lent Small Groups
One way to have an extra special Lent, is to join a small group of other Ambrose students for weekly prayer, reflection, and faith sharing.  The groups all meet in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Register here:  Pick one that fits your schedule:  Sundays from 7:30-8:30 pm Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton;  Mondays from 7-8 pm or Wednesdays from 8:30-9:15 pm Around the Lenten Circle Reflection on Sunday Readings of Lent

•Online Stations of the Cross
The Online Stations are back with new student reflections for 2017!  Two Stations and their reflections will be added every week.  Be sure to view Stations #3 & 4 this week, and 5 & 6 next at

•Ambrosian Reflections
Follow along with the weekly readings all throughout Lent, along with reflections from SAU faculty and staff on the readings.  New reflections every weekday!  Find them at  If you are interested in writing a future reflection, email Fr. Chuck at

•Monday Night Prayer: Eucharistic Adoration
Join us for a new form of prayer every Monday night at 8pm in the Chapel, all throughout Lent.  We begin this coming Monday, March 6 with Eucharistic Adoration.  Take some time for reflection on Scripture, songs, and quiet time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  Email to learn more, or to volunteer for future prayer services.

•CRS Rice Bowl App  
Rice Bowls are a wonderful opportunity to make a difference during Lent, and Catholic Relief Services has provided an app for iOS and Android that comes with prayerful reflections for the day, information about their work, and even meatless recipes from some of the countries they serve.  A perfect mix of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Learn about the apps and everything else Rice Bowl here: or on Twitter: @CRSRiceBowl.  And pick up a Rice Bowl in the Gathering Space if you haven’t yet!

•Fast Fest
Ambrosians for Peace & Justice invite you to join them in Fast Fest - a different focus for each week of Lent.  This year, Fast Fest is themed around the Corporal Works of Mercy (give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, shelter the homeless, etc).  To get the Fast Fest emails, contact Kaitlin at

•Poppin’ Topics with APJ
During this first week of Lent for Fast Fest, Ambrosians for Peace & Justice are hosting Poppin’ Topics on Wednesday, March 8th at 8pm in the Chapel Gathering Space.  Join us as we talk virtually with two SAU alums, Molly Gabaldo ‘14 and Rachel Dunlap ‘16, who are living out the Corporal Works of Mercy each day in their ministries in Chicago and Philadelphia!

•Confirmation Preparation
Catholic students interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Tammy Norcross-Reitzler at   Sessions will be on Thursdays at 5:15 pm beginning March 23rd.

•Blessings for Those Going on Service Trips!
Please remember our students going on service trips over Spring Break.  We have 3 trips through Campus Ministry: 9 students heading to Memphis to work with Living Lands & Waters, 5 students heading to Chicago to work with the Well of Mercy, and 5 students heading to Kansas City to work with Holy Family Catholic Worker House.  Habitat for Humanity also has 18 students working on houses in Alabama and Oklahoma City.  An education service-learning class is also headed to Chicago over break.  Travel safely, work hard, and learn lots!

•Dubuque’s Got Sisters Retreat
Dubuque’s Got Sisters is a unique experience for those interested in exploring a call to become a religious Sister. Dubuque-area Sisters will accompany participants and share experiences through praying, dining, and storytelling. Participants will also volunteer at Opening Doors’ Teresa Shelter in Dubuque on Saturday. There is no fee to attend.  Begins at Sinsinawa Mound Friday, March 17 at 5 pm, and ends Saturday, March 18 at 6:30 pm. Contact Michelle Horton at or (608) 695-6060. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dubuque Franciscan Sisters, Cistercian Nuns, and Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters (Wis).