Thursday, March 30, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 24

April 2, 2017 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

+ Ezekiel 37:12-14 + Romans 8:8-11 + John 11:1-45 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday04.0210:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.03Noon+ Fr. Carroll McGivern
Tuesday     04.044:30 pm+ Richard Geiger
Wednesday     04.059:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday04.06            4:30 pm+ Al Curtis          
Friday        04.07Noon+ Bishop Gerald O'Keefe

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA 5 pm (Lower Chapel); Merton Small Group 7:30 pm (Gathering Space); Peer Campus Minister Meeting 7:30 pm (Lower Chapel)
Monday: Lenten Small Group 7 pm (Gathering Space); Evening Prayer 8 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Nurses Christian Fellowship 3:30 pm (Gathering Space); Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture 7 pm (Rogalski Center Ballroom); 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)
Friday: Easter Egg Decorating 9 pm (Rogalski Food Court)

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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Moved By A Good Story 
Stories can move us. This weekend, hundreds of SAU students moved by the stories of kids treated at our local Children's Miracle Network hospital in Iowa City will spend a whole day on their feet dancing. Those who have attended church in mainline Christian denominations the past few weeks have been treated to some fantastic stories from the Gospel of John that lead us through our Lenten season into Easter renewal. The Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well, the man born into blindness who is given the deep insight of faith, and this Sunday's story of Lazarus raised from the dead, all are as much about us and our personal journeys of faith as they are the characters in the story. They move us to recognize God in the ordinary events of human life. That's why Tuesday evening's Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture is so timely. Ron Hansen, author of a number of Westerns, short stories and places in the Midwest, a book about a nun who receives extraordinary mystical experiences of ecstasy, and an expert on the poetry of the Jesuit priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins, will speak on the power of story, especially those of Shakespeare. Stories are important. Jonathan Gottschall, a literary scholar, says, "Human beings are addicted to stories. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night telling itself stories." Anthony de Mello, SJ, in his book of meditations, One Minute Wisdom, tells of followers of a great teacher who occasionally became frustrated with his parables and stories, longing for something deeper.  He responded, “You have yet to understand that the shortest distance between a human being and Truth is a story.”  Yes, stories can move us. They can even lead us to God.   ---Fr. Chuck

•Chrism Mass
The annual Chrism Mass will take place at Our Lady of Victory Church in Davenport this Monday (April 3) at 5pm with Bishop Martin Amos presiding.  At this mass the oils of catechumens and of the sick are blessed, sacred Chrism is consecrated, and priests of the Diocese renew their ordination promises. All are welcome to this diocesan celebration. Our Lady of Victory Church is located at 4105 N Division St, Davenport.

During the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of Lent we celebrate the scrutinies with Kaitlin Frank and Jon Ketz, our elect who are preparing to be baptized this Easter season.  The scrutinies are official prayers of the Order of Christian Initiation in the Catholic Church.  This ritual prays that  the elect will be free from the power of sin and evil, be protected against temptation, and to give them strength in Christ.   While directed at those to be baptised, they remind all of us of need for freedom from sin, which is granted to us through Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Please keep the elect and our candidates for reception and confirmation in your prayers throughout Lent.

•Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture - THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 4
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 perfectly how the disciplines of Literature and Film can further the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.  Part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Year of Shakespeare.

•Monday Night Prayer: Evening Prayer
Join us for a different form of prayer every Monday night at 8pm in the Chapel, all throughout Lent.  Our prayer service for Monday, April 3 will be Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours.  Liturgy of the Hours, or the Divine Office, is the daily prayer of the Church, providing opportunities for prayer and blessing throughout the day.  Our prayer will end our day with readings from Scripture, sung and spoken psalms, and prayers to God in thanksgiving for the day and for the needs of our week.  Email to learn more!

•CRS Rice Bowl
Please continue giving to the Rice Bowl, and don’t forget to bring your Rice Bowls back at the end of Lent!  We’ll begin collecting Rice Bowls in the Chapel and Gathering Space starting on Palm Sunday, next week.  Thank you for your generosity, Ambrosians!

How are your choices affecting you and those around you?  Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30 pm in the Rogalski Center Ballroom, Curtis Fry will share his story of how the choices he made the night of his 21st birthday changed his life forever.   See the website for more information about Curtis Fry

•Easter Egg Decorating Party
The Peer Campus Ministers are hosting a Late Night Easter Egg Decorating Party at 9 pm, Friday, April 7th in the Rogalski Center Food Court.   Hard boiled eggs and supplies will be provided.  Egg-citing Games!  Egg-cellent Prizes!  Eggs-traordinary Fun!

•Service on Saturday 
Our service project for Saturday April 8th will be helping at the Project Renewal.  We will be helping outdoors in Sr. Concetta park and around the house, garden, and neighborhood to get ready for the Fit-Fest challenge run fundraiser happening two weeks later.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:50am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at

•CommUNITY service day
Join in the efforts to beautify the neighborhood on the 3rd annual CommUNITY day, Sunday April 9th from noon-4pm.  Students can sign up their team of up to 6 people at Lunch and a t-shirt are provided for volunteers.

•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 #11 & 12 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