vol 25 no 27
April 30, 2017 - Third Sunday of Easter
+ Acts 2:14, 22-33 + 1 Peter 1:17-21 + Luke 24:13-35 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
|For the SAU Community|
|Monday||05.01||Noon||+ John "Jack" Genster, '48|
|Tuesday||05.02||4:30 pm||+ Mary Bracken, '88|
|Wednesday||05.03||9:15 pm||For Student Intentions|
|Thursday||05.04||4:30 pm||+ David Thompson|
|Friday||05.05||Noon||+ Peter Motroni, '69|
This Week's Activities Include:
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: Commencement Mass Music Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Campus Ministry Offices - Lower Chapel
333-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 BeesKnees@sau.edu.
Sign Up for Campus Ministry Events any time during the year! Go to: http://tinyurl.com/SAUministryinterest16.
Do You Have the Time?
As we reach the last week of classes for the semester, it can feel as if we are crowding a lot of activities into just a few days. We can wonder if we will have time for all that still must be done. I like the story about a man who had been driving all night and by morning was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city he came to, and park somewhere where it was quiet so he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be on one of the city's major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back for a snooze when there came a knock on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place. "Yes?" he said. "Excuse me, sir," the jogger, said, "do you have the time?" The man looked at the car clock and answered, “8:15.” The jogger said thanks and left. The man settled back again, and was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window and another jogger. "Excuse me, sir, do you have the time?" asked the jogger. "8:25!" the man replied. The jogger said thanks and left. Now the man could see other joggers passing by and he knew it was only a matter of time before another one disturbed him. To avoid that, he got out a pen and paper and put a sign on his window saying, "I do not know the time!" Once again he settled back to sleep. He was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window. "Sir, sir?" said a jogger, seeking to be helpful.' "it’s 8:45!"
In these busy days, although we might feel we don’t have the time, make sure you keep good balance between work and rest. Take care of yourself and don’t neglect what’s important: your faith, your family, and your friends. For what is essential, make sure you always have the time. ---Fr. Chuck
•Turn In Your Rice Bowls
Rice Bowl funds will be counted and sent into Catholic Relief Services this week. 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.
•End of Year Chapel Schedule
This week (April 30 - May 6) is the last week of regular masses in the Chapel for the academic year. Sunday, May 7 is the last regular Sunday of the year with masses at 10:30am and 6:30pm. On Monday, May 8, mass will be at 12 noon, and on Tuesday, May 9, daily mass will be at 9:00pm. After Tuesday, there will be no more daily masses in the Chapel until the fall semester. There will be a Sunday 10:30 am mass only on Sunday the 14th.
•SAU Community Service Hours - Due MONDAY, MAY 1
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 https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/log-your-service-hours/ 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 email@example.com with any questions. Thank you SAU!
•Last Wednesday Night Mass and More
Join us this Wednesday, May 3 at 9:15pm for the final Mass & More of the 2016-2017 year! We will honor the three seniors who are receiving this year’s Faith Learning Justice awards for their outstanding commitment to Campus Ministry and the values of St. Ambrose University. Plus, there will be a great surprise More waiting for you in the Chapel Gathering Space after mass. Bring your friends, bring your team, or bring your floor to this last Mass & More!
•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. This mass provides a beautiful send-off for our graduates and their families, and is a wonderful SAU tradition. Rehearsals begin this Thursday, May 4 at 6pm in the Chapel. People of all skill levels are welcome! Email Chris Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
•Tuesday, May 9 - Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm and Midnight Breakfast at 10 pm
Bring your friends, bring your floor, or bring your team! All are welcome at the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 9 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain location: Chapel). A blessing will be offered for all who will be graduating. We will conclude in plenty of time for getting in line for Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria which begins at 10pm.
•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 on Saturday, May 13. The Most Reverend Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the celebrant for the liturgy and Fr. Chuck Adam will deliver the homily The Mass will conclude in time for families to enjoy the Brunch in Rogalski Center. People of all faiths are welcome at this service of thanksgiving and blessing. Learn more about everything happening for Spring Commencement on the SAU webpage.
•May Day Quote
"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May." - Edwin Way Teale