Thursday, April 20, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 26

April 23, 2017 - Second Sunday of Easter

+ Acts 2:42-47  +  1 Peter 1:3-9  +  John 20:19-31 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday04.2310:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     04.24Noon+ Paul Forbes, '79
Tuesday     04.254:30 pm+ Louis Oldani, '54
Wednesday     04.269:15 pmFor Student Intentions           
Thursday04.27            4:30 pm+ Stephen Zoll, '61          
Friday        04.28Noon+ Mary Hallinan, '63

This Week's Activities Include:

Sunday: Peer Campus Ministers 7:30 pm (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 (Madsen Hall in Galvin); Chamber Singers Concert 7 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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Smelling Like the Sheep
In a Holy Thursday homily a few years ago, Pope Francis cautioned bishops and priests not to hide behind their ceremonial rituals and funeral-like faces, but to follow the model of Jesus as shepherd who was willing to live among his sheep and to offer his life in service for them. In his often quoted metaphor, he said that a shepherd should smell like the sheep he serves.This week we received news that a priest of our neighboring Archdiocese of Dubuque will become the new bishop of the Diocese of Davenport. Bishop-elect Thomas Zinkula will also be the Chair of the St. Ambrose University Board of Trustees. Coming from a large Catholic farm family in Iowa, a football player in Mt. Vernon High School and at Cornell College, four year member of his High School choir, and graduate of the same seminary I went to, I have a feeling our new bishop will quickly be one with us. But shepherding is also a responsibility all of us have toward one another. In these days of end-of-the-year celebrations, it might be an especially a good time to ask St. Ambrose students to look out for each other. Make sure we challenge each other to be safe, even as we celebrate. And our care will not only imitate the care God has for each one of us, we'll find ourselves supported by a flock that lives the values that matter most.   ---Fr. Chuck 

•Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
This weekend we celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the 10:30 am Mass.  Kaitlin Frank and Jon Ketz will be baptized and confirmed.  We will also welcome Amelia Fischer and Emilie Minteer into full communion of the Catholic Church with a profession of faith and the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion.   Lina Cruz, Norma Palomino, Shannan Retter, and Ally Ruffner will also be confirmed on Sunday.   The candidates met together throughout the past year to explore the Sunday Scriptures and experience the Catholic way of life.  We congratulate them and welcome them with great joy!  If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic or preparing for the sacraments, please email

•Service on Saturday 
Help is needed for our Service on Saturday project this weekend!  Saturday April 22nd is at Project Renewal’s Fit-Fest, a run with 10 challenge obstacles.  Several clubs and teams from SAU will be hosting the obstacles, but our volunteers will be timing the runners as they compete.  We will leave from campus at 8:15 and return by 11:15am on April 22nd.  Please let us know if you can help out for this fun day by emailing us at

•Senior Bee-Leaving Retreat - Friday, April 28
Graduating seniors are invited to an evening retreat from 5pm to Midnight, Friday, April 28th.  Transportation will be provided to and from the Duck Creek Lodge.  The evening provides an opportunity for seniors to give thanks for the experiences they’ve shared as Ambrosians, to celebrate their growth, and pray for their future.  The retreat costs $10 and includes the evening meal.  Please register at:

•Turn In Your Rice Bowls
If you haven’t yet turned in your Rice Bowl, please bring it to the Chapel Gathering Space, and leave it in the marked basket.  Proceeds go to fight hunger in the Quad Cities as well as globally.  You can also make a donation by going straight to CRS online.  Thank you for your generosity!

•SAU Community Service Hours
We are asking the entire SAU campus community to help us tabulate all of the hours of service that have been given during the 2016-2017 academic year by our students, faculty, and staff.  Last year, the SAU campus completed an amazing 159,639 hours of service!  In order to apply for national recognition and show the date for our commitment to service, we need an accurate count of what student groups, classes, and individuals are doing.  Go to by Monday, May 1 and log hours of service from your class, with a student club, or individual service you did on your own.  Email Kaitlin Depuydt at with any questions.  Thank you SAU!

•Music for Commencement Mass
All SAU students, faculty, and staff are invited to assist with the music for the Commencement Mass on Saturday, May 13 at 9am in the Chapel.  Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy.  This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition.  Rehearsals begin Thursday, May 4 at 6pm in the Chapel.  People of all skill levels are welcome!  Email Chris Clow at to sign up.

•2017-2018 Peer Campus Ministers
Congratulations to these students who have been selected to serve as Peer Campus Ministers next school year:
Claire McCarthy and Terrence Shubert (Cosgrove), Kristina Koos (Bechtel), Morgan Wollesen (Davis), Katie Galuska (North), Jenny Dickes (Franklin), Clay Colborn (Rohlman), Alyssa Goldermann (McCarthy) and Abby Hammer and Elizabeth Braun (Townhouses, Hagen, Tiedemann).    As Peer Campus Ministers these students will assist the Campus Ministry staff in providing and promoting faith learning justice.

•The Sultan & the Saint
You are invited to the Iowa Premiere of “The Sultan and the Saint,” a story of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt and the risks they took for peace through interfaith dialogue.   The film will be at the Putnam Museum on Sunday, April 23rd, from 3:30-5pm.  Tickets are free with an advance reservation at:

•Chamber Singers International Tour Concert
The 22 students in Chamber Singers will be going on an international tour of Europe after the spring semester has concluded and perform in some of the most historic cathedrals in Milan, Venice, Salzburg, and Vienna.  They will begin their tour with a performance in Christ the King Chapel on Thursday, April 27 at 7pm.  The Chamber Singers will perform their entire international tour program, including Ambrosian settings by Music Department chair William Campbell, PhD.  All are welcome!

•Commencement Mass May 13
Graduates and their families are invited to begin Commencement Day by celebrating Mass at Christ the King Chapel at 9 am.  All faiths are welcome at this service of thanksgiving and blessing.  Seniors who would like to assist with the Mass should contact us at  The Mass will conclude in time for families to enjoy the Brunch in Rogalski Center.