Thursday, April 6, 2017

04.09.17 & 04.16.17

Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 25

April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

+ Isaiah 50:4-7 + Philippians 2:6-11 + Matthew 26:14-27:66 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday
+ Acts 10:34, 37-43 + Colossians 3:1-4 + John 20: 1-9 +
Mass this Sunday at 10:30 am ONLY

Mass Intentions:
Sunday04.0910:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.10Noon+ Louis Cox, '51
Tuesday     04.114:30 pm+ Christopher Haber, '94
Wednesday     04.129:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Holy Thursday   04.13            NO MASS          
Good Friday        04.14NO MASS
Easter Sunday04.1610:30 am
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.17NO MASS
Tuesday     04.184:30 pm+ Kenneth Roberts, '48
Wednesday     04.199:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday04.20            4:30 pm+ Francis Mitch, '53          
Friday        04.21Noon+ Mike Orfetelli

This Week's Activities Include:
Sunday: RCIA Retreat 11:30 am (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); Adoration 8 pm (Chapel)
Tuesday: Communal Penance 7 pm (Chapel); Bridge Bible Fellowship (non-denominational) 9 pm (Chapel)
Wednesday: Stations of the Cross 8:30 pm (Chapel); Mass & More 9:15 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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Turning the Corner toward Easter Joy
In “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis writes, “There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without an Easter.” (par. 6). For many of us, it is easy to concentrate on the trials of life and forget that the Resurrection of Jesus is the central event of our faith. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the problems of the world, the tragedies of life, and the frustrations we face.  But Easter teaches us that the final word is not sin, but grace. What seemed like the resounding defeat of all our hopes is now reversed. Death is defeated by the Resurrection. When we find ourselves overwhelmed by the problems of any day, it is good to be reminded, "this too will pass."  The post-resurrection scene in Luke’s gospel which will be read in many churches on the vigil of Easter, tells of an angel who asked a timely question, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”  If you think about it, that’s an incredible invitation to incomprehensible joy. Teilhard de Chardin is quoted as saying, “Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.”  We can’t afford to let anything steal that joy from us.  As we enter Holy Week on Sunday and we prepare to turn the corner on Lent. May our joyfulness display an Easter way of life.  A blessed Holy Week and happy Easter to all.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Celebrating Holy Week at SAU - April 9-13
+Palm Sunday - Masses with blessing and distribution of palms at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm.
+Monday - Mass at 12 noon, Eucharistic Adoration at 8 pm
+Tuesday - Mass at 4:30 pm, Communal Penance Service at 7 pm
+Wednesday - Stations of the Cross Service at 8:30 pm, Mass at 9:15 pm
+Holy Thursday - Chapel will be open for people to come pray in silence, or pray the Stations of the Cross.
+Good Friday - All offices are closed.  There are no chapel activities Friday, April 14.
+Easter Sunday - The Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 16 for Ambrosians who are in the area.  No 6:30 pm Mass will be held on Easter Sunday.
+Easter Monday - All offices will reopen on Monday, April 17. No day classes will be held on Easter Monday, but evening classes will meet as scheduled. The noon mass will not be held.

•Good Friday Fasting and Abstinence
A reminder that Good Friday is a day of both Fasting (Catholics age 18-59 should only have one full meal; two additional smaller meals which together do not equal another full meal are permitted, as is drinking of liquids) and Abstinence (Catholics over 14 should not have meat, but eggs, milk, and condiments made of animal fat are fine).  We are reminded each year that the obligation to do this penance is a serious one, but no one should be scrupulous in this regard and if health reasons or the ability to do one’s work is seriously affected, these regulations do not apply.

•CRS Rice Bowl
Bring back your Rice Bowl before Easter Break!  You can bring back your filled Rice Bowls to the Chapel Gathering Space beginning on Palm Sunday.  The proceeds from the Rice Bowl go to fight hunger both in the Quad Cities and around the world.  Thank you for your generosity!

•Online Stations of the Cross
During this Holy Week, pray along with our online stations, featuring SAU student reflections and the beautiful etchings of the late Fr. Edward Catich:

•Ambrosian Reflections
Find them on the main SAU webpage, or at New reflections through Thursday.

•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 spring.  Our carpool will meet to leave at 9:50am and return shortly after noon.  To join in, email us at  We are also looking for lots of volunteers for our project on Saturday April 22nd at Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest, a run with 10 challenge obstacles.  Our volunteers will be timing the runners from 8:15-11am on April 22nd. Please let us know if you can help out for this fun day!

•Monday Night Prayer: Eucharistic Adoration
Our final Lenten prayer service will be a time for Eucharistic Adoration on Monday, April 10 at 8pm in the Chapel.  Join us for a time of song, Scripture, and silence before the Blessed Sacrament.  A great start to your Holy Week celebration.

•Communal Penance Service
A communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 11 in the Chapel.  A short prayer service and examination of conscience is followed by an opportunity for individual confession from one of several priests who will be present to help us celebrate God’s pardon, peace, and reconciliation with the Christian community.

•Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
Join us on Wednesday, April 12 for a Stations of the Cross Prayer Service at 8:30pm in the Chapel, led by Ambrosians for Peace and Justice.  Featuring reflections adapted from Catholic Relief Services, we will reflect on the need for justice in many parts of our world today with the stations, and pray for the grace to be God’s agents of change in the world.  Followed directly by 9:15pm Mass.

•Sample Food from CRS Countries at Mass & More
Stick around after Mass and More on Wednesday, April 12 to try foods from countries that Catholic Relief Services supports through the Rice Bowls.  Learn about the work that CRS is doing in these areas.  And if you haven’t yet, bring back your filled Rice Bowl and drop it off in the Gathering Space!

•Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
As the end of Lent approaches, please continue to pray for our elect for Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion: Kaitlin Frank and Jon Ketz, our candidates for full communion in the Catholic Church: Amelia Fischer and Emilie Minteer, and our Confirmation Candidates: Lina Cruz, Norma Palomino, Shannan Retter and Ally Ruffner .  They will celebrate the sacraments of initiation Sunday, April 23 at the 10:30 am Mass.