Thursday, May 4, 2017


Campus Ministry Bulletin
vol 25 no 28

May 7, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

+ Acts 2:14a, 36-41  +  1 Peter 2:20-25  +  John 10:1-10 +
Masses this Sunday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Mass Intentions:
Sunday05.0710:30 am
6:30 pm         
For the SAU Community                
Monday     05.08Noon+ Dan Shea, '61
Tuesday     05.099:00 pmFor Student Intentions
Saturday       05.139:00 amFor Graduates' Deceased Family Members           
Sunday05.14            10:30 amFor the SAU Community          

This Week's Activities Include:

Tuesday: Last Student Mass 9 pm (Grotto, Rain = Chapel)
Wednesday: Commencement Mass Music Rehearsal 6 pm (Chapel)
Friday: College of Business Hooding 5 pm (Chapel)
Saturday: Commencement Mass 9 am (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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What Exciting Things are Going to Happen To Us?
In one of the stories in E.E. Milne’s classic children’s book, “Winnie the Pooh,” there is a scene where Pooh and Piglet take an evening walk. For a long time they walk in silence. It is a silence like that which only best friends can share. Finally Piglet breaks the silence and asks, "When you wake up in the morning, Pooh, what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" answers Pooh who then asks. "And what do you say, Piglet?"  Piglet responds, "I say, I wonder what exciting thing is going to happen today?" 
      That spirit of openness and excitement about new beginnings is how I want to end this academic year and my own time as chaplain at St. Ambrose University. It is also how I hope our graduates will approach the new chapter they are about to make as they go forth from St. Ambrose on Saturday.  What exciting things will happen? We can’t really know. But we can be sure of this: the same Ever Loving God who has been with us on the journey through St. Ambrose, present in a caring community of learners and walking with us through classmates, coworkers and friends will always be near. Perhaps in our shared memories. Perhaps in our silent reflections. We never really know when or where God is going to show up in our lives. But we can be sure of this, God will show up. God does walk with us. And we can be sure of that if we have an attitude of openness that asks, "I wonder what exciting thing is going to happen today?" And in that Spirit of openness to God and to each other, and in the life-long pursuit of faith learning justice, God forever holds us together as Ambrosians. 
    God’s blessings on all graduates and all who conclude their time at St. Ambrose University. Prayers for a restful and safe summer to all.  ---Fr. Chuck

•Farewell Reception for Fr. Chuck Adam 
The SAU community is invited to a reception following this Sunday’s 10:30 am mass in Christ the King Chapel. Join us Sunday May 7 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Chapel Gathering Space. Although Fr. Chuck will be on campus through June, the reception provides a farewell opportunity before students and others leave campus for summer.  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 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.

•Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday, May 7 will be the last regular weekend with 10:30am/6:30pm masses on Sunday. The last daily mass is Tuesday, May 9 at 9pm.  Beginning on Sunday, May 14 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am every weekend until June 25 (except May 28, due to Memorial Day).  No 6:30pm Sunday or daily masses are offered during the summer, and there will be no regular masses from June 26 through August 12.  10:30am Sunday masses resume again on August 13.  Have a great summer!

•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 to get in line for Midnight Breakfast in the Cosgrove Cafeteria which begins at 10pm.

•Thank You from Campus Ministry
We would like to express our thanks and great appreciation for all of the gifts and talents our students, faculty, and staff have shared through campus ministry this year. The list is too long to mention everyone but we would especially like to acknowledge: Peer Campus Ministers; Ambrosians for Peace and Justice; Service on Saturdays; Antioch retreat leaders; New Student and Bee-Leaving retreat leaders; Bridge Bible Fellowship leaders; Poppin Topics organizers; Bee’s Knees prayer members; Mass and More volunteers; and all of our liturgical ministers: Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, Altar Servers, and Music Ministers. THANK YOU!

•Rice Bowls
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Rice Bowl collection from your sacrifices this past Lenten season.  Once again, SAU gave generously, and we have sent $1,000 to Catholic Relief Services to combat hunger around the world!

•New Student Orientation Masses
A simple 8 am mass will be offered in the Chapel to begin the orientation days on June 2, 6, 9, 13, and 16.

•Student Emergency Fund
Thanks to an effort several years ago  from the Student Alumni Association, a fund was developed to help students with emergency needs. The fund has helped students who have experienced devastating fires, family emergencies, and serious family situation.  If you would like to contribute to the fund, simply send monies to “Student Emergency Fund” through campus mail.

•Estimate Number of Hours of Ambrosian Service from 2016-2017 year
Students, faculty, and staff at St. Ambrose University once again responded to the call to serve this year.  Our attempt to count the hours of service has come to 156,620 hours this year.  THANK YOU to all students, faculty, and staff who gave of yourselves in service over the year.  If there are hours from your group not included in this list, please contact Kaitlin at  Here is what has been done:

Co-Curricular Service:  39,509.5 hours
--Ambrosians for Peace & Justice:  227 hours  --Project Renewal Halloween party and Fit-Fest:  303 hours  --Service on Saturdays:   259 hours  --Kansas City Spring Break Service Trip: 5 people, 250 hours --Memphis Spring Break Service Trip: 10 people, 500 hours  --Chicago Spring Break Service Trip: 3 people, 150 hours  --Dance Marathon: 500+ people, 19,000 hours, $223,861.05 raised  --Bee the Difference: 600 students, 1,800 hours  --Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi: 232 hours  --Antioch Student Retreat Team: 340 hours  --Confirmation Retreats: 112 hours  --Music Ministry: 1810 hours  --Sacristans and Altar Servers: 52 hours  --Circle K: 333 hours  --Habitat for Humanity - local builds and Spring Break Service trip: 512 hours  --Athletic Department: 6,500 hours  --Bees Knees Prayer Ministry: 3,017 hours  -- Residence Life: 355 hours  --Bridge Bible Fellowship: 933 hours  --Enactus: 800 hours  --CommUNITY day: 277 hours  --PRISM: 115 hours,  --Psychology Club, Psi Chi – 730 hours  --NSSLHA: 120 hours  --Student Physical Therapy Organization: 277.5 hours  -- NSLS: 424 hours  -- Senior Class Leadership team: 81 hours  --Individual Students’ service to Safe Path Survivor Resources, Hope at the Brick House, Up with Families, Edison Academy, Red Frogs Australia, Big Brother Big Sisters, school tutoring and mentoring, bake sales, churches, food donations, nursing homes: 522 hours            

Curricular Service:  114,394 hours
--Urban Plunge: 490 students, 1,225 hours of service, 23 agencies served   --Physical Therapy: 1,400 hours  --Speech-Language Pathology: 41 students, 726 hours  --Honors Program:  760 hours   --Theology:  23 students, 115 hours  --Justice & Peace Studies: 50 students, 263 hours  --Social Work: 56 students, 29,024 hours  --Music: 8 hours  --Women & Gender Studies: 380 hours  --Biology: 45 hours,  --Art: 100 hours  --Education: 22,604 hours  --Occupational Therapy: 17,732 hours  --Organizational Leadership: 120 hours  --Engineering: 1,000 hours  --Nursing: 38,752 hours  --Computer Science: 75 hours  -- History: 13 students, 65 hours

Faculty/Staff Service:  2616.5 hours