Monday, March 20, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 22

March 19, 2017 - Third Sunday of Lent

+ Exodus 17:3-7  +  Romans 5:1-2, 5-8  +  John 4:5-42 +
Masses this Sunday ONLY at 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday03.196:30 pm         For the SAU Community                
Monday     03.20Noon+ Deceased faculty/staff of SAU
Tuesday     03.214:30 pmFor Persecuted Christians
(Pope's intention for March)
Wednesday     03.229:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday03.23            4:30 pm+ Derrick Drexler          
Friday        03.24NoonFor vocations to service

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 5 pm (Lower Chapel); Merton Small Group 7:30 pm (Gathering Space)
Monday: Lenten Small Group 7 pm (Gathering Space); Rosary Prayer Service 8 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Fellowship 3:30 pm (Gathering Space); 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: Confirmation Preparation 5:15 pm (Lower Chapel); 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

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Spring Break has a way of taking some of the momentum out of our communal Lenten journey. But as we return to campus there are plenty of Lenten activities to get us right back into it. A quotation I came across the other day attributed to someone named “anonymous” says,

If all the sleeping folks would wake up, and all the lukewarm folks would fire up
and all the disgruntled would sweeten up, and all the discouraged would cheer
up, and all the estranged would make up, and all the gossipers would shut up, 
then there might come a renewal of life for the whole world.

If only those other people would do these things….  The problem is, if we are honest, each one of us can admit that we’ve found ourselves in at least one of those categories in the past 24 hours. I am not going to tell you which one I was in.  In his famous essay, “The Cost of Discipleship,” the Lutheran pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”  The fact is, renewal can happen only when we find the courage to recognize within ourselves a need to wake up, fire up, sweeten up, cheer up, make up, or shut up. By mid-week, our Lenten journey will be half way completed. But there is still time to get back on track. By looking within ourselves rather than judging others, we can see life more clearly and we open our entire community to the grace of renewal. ---Fr. Chuck 

•Chapel Schedule for March 19
As we come back from Spring Break, there will only be a 6:30pm mass offered on Sunday, March 19. Weekday mass  resumes with 12 noon mass on March 20.

•Online Stations of the Cross
Two Stations and their reflections will be added every week. This week features Stations #7 & 8 at

•Ambrosian Reflections
Follow along with the daily readings all throughout Lent with reflections from SAU faculty and staff.  New reflections every weekday!  Find them at  There are still a few days left. If you are interested in writing, email Fr. Chuck at

•Monday Night Prayer: Rosary
Join us for a different form of prayer every Monday night at 8pm in the Chapel, all throughout Lent.  The  prayer service for Monday, March 20 will be a Rosary.  Come and join for a time of prayer with a traditional Catholic devotional, featuring time for music and silence in the Chapel.  Email to learn more, or to volunteer for future prayer services.

•CRS Rice Bowl App  
Use of your Rice Bowl offers a way 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

•Stations of the Cross
The Peer Campus Ministers will lead a Stations of the Cross prayer service in the Chapel on Friday, March 24 at 7pm.  Join in this traditional Lenten prayer with others as we recall the passion and death of Jesus while walking around the Chapel from station to station.  Email to learn more!

•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.

•Wilber Peace and Justice Symposium is this Thursday
Gregory Hillis, PhD, associate professor of theology at Bellarmine University, will present at the Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-violence at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Hillis will present "Nonviolence as a ‘Fully Human Solution’ to War: Thomas Merton and Pope Francis on the Responsibility of the Christian.” The symposium is free and open to the public.

•Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture
Noted author Ron Hansen, will deliver the annual Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture on Tuesday April 4 at 7:00 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. His lecture is entitled, “Shakespeare and Me,” and will explore the influence of Shakespeare in his writing. Deacon Hansen is the author of twelve books, including Mariette in Ecstasy, Atticus, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which was made into an Oscar nominated movie starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Hansen is an ordained permanent deacon for the Diocese of San Jose and Catholic themes of love, redemption and resurrection recur in his  novels and stories. His writings display how the disciplines of Literature and Film can further the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.  Part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Year of Shakespeare.

•Student Conference at Augustana College
Augustana College’s Catholic Ministries is sponsoring a Student Conference with presentations by Leah Darrow, former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, and Joseph Freedy, former college quarterback for the University of Buffalo.  The Student Conference is Sunday, March 26 from 2-5pm, beginning in the Olin Auditorium of Olin Hall on the Augustana campus quad.  Contact Fr. Jeremy Freehill at to learn more.

•Ministry Position Opening
Sacred Heart Parish in Moline, Illinois is looking for people with Theological training interested in  joining its parish staff.  Contact Fr. Mark DeSutter at  There are a variety of possibilities.