Masses at 10:30am and 6:30pm
Campus Ministry Offices -
Lower Chapel 333 6132 or email@example.com
|Fr. Chuck Adam||Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry||x6151|
|Kelly Bush||Dir. of Service & Justice||x6083|
|Chris Clow||Dir. of Music & Liturgy||x6189|
|Sheila Deluhery||Dir. of Faith Formation||x6132|
Grad Assistants: Fr. Sabu George, Kaitlyn Koniuszy
This Week's Activities
•Music Ministry, Mon, 6pm - Chapel
•Reconciliation (Confession), Wed, 8:30pm
•Mass and More, Wed, 9:15pm - Chapel
•Eucharistic Adoration, Thurs, 3:30pm - Chapel
This Week's Mass Intentions:
|+ Phillip Edgerly
Last Daily Mass
|+John Goodall, SAC
A YEAR OF AMBROSIAN "HELPERS"
"Look for the helpers" was the message that popped up all over social media last week as people tried to make sense out of the terrible events in Boston. The late children's television host, Fred Rogers first offered that advice in an interview that was done in the year or so before his death. He told how as a child that if he ever saw scary things in the news his mother always reassured him by saying he only needed to look for helpers and he would find hope. It seems to me to be a fitting message for Ambrosians as we publish the final campus ministry bulletin for the semester. Looking back over the year I am reminded of the many occasions students this year have been among the "helpers" Mr. Rogers described. I would hope that all our students can look back over the year and find themselves taking part in at least one activity: From August's Urban Plunge to April's Dance Marathon; from service to Chicago, Detroit, East St. Louis, Houston, and Haiti, to the ongoing work with local agencies; from learning about injustices to writing letters for change; from individual prayer to masses and communal prayer services; from exclusion to inclusion. Faith Learning Justice is not just a motto for one's time at St. Ambrose. May it be for all of us a way of life, then where ever Ambrosians are, there are helpers. And where there are helpers, there is hope. Thanks to each and to all Ambrosians for your contributions to the 2012-13 academic year. Congratulations to our graduates. Blessings to all for a safe and renewing summer. --Fr. Chuck
●Summer Mass Schedule
This Sunday, April 28 and next Sunday, May 5 will be the last regular mass schedule weekends of the year. Beginning on Sunday, May 12 we will offer Sunday mass in the chapel at 10:30am on the weekends that classes are in session. No mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 26 Memorial Day Weekend. After the summer session ends on July 19, no masses will be celebrated until August 11 when the 10:30 am mass will resume. Have a great summer!
●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/staff have shared through campus ministry this year. The list is too long to mention everyone but we would especially like to acknowledge our Mass and More "treaters"; Ambrosians for Peace and Justice; our Antioch retreat leaders; the Bridge Bible Study Group leaders; Campus Bible Study and Brewed organizers, the Bee's Knees prayer members and all of the students who faithfully served as Eucharistic Ministers, lectors and music ministers.
THANK YOU for the generous donations to this year's Lenten Rice Bowl Collections! The Ambrosian Spirit again came through and we now have collected $1,000 for Catholic Relief Services worldwide support to those in need.
●Last Weekday Mass at 9 pm Tuesday, May 7 and Midnight Breakfast at 10 pm
Bring your friends! Bring your floor! all are invited to the last daily Mass of the semester on Tuesday, May 7 at 9pm in the Grotto (rain=gathering space). After Mass you can head right over to Cosgrove Caf for this semester's Midnight Breakfast at 10pm.
●Music for Commencement Mass
There are two more music practices for the May 11 Commencement Mass. Practices will be on Mondays April 29 and May 6 at 7pm in Christ the King Chapel Please contact Chris Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
●Summer Youth Ministry Certificate Program
It's not too late to register for the Youth Ministry Certificate Program here at St. Ambrose this summer! Learn the skills and techniques to help sustain vibrant youth ministry programs. This is the perfect program for those who are interested in working in any type of parish or school youth ministry. Classes are June 6-9 and July 11-14 and can be taken for credit, so get your applications in now! Contact email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
●Year of Service to L'Arche in Clinton, IA
Interested in giving a year of service to build a better world after graduation and before you enter into your career? Interested in living together with adults with intellectual disabilities, in a community of faith and friendship? Interested in helping make known the sacred value of each human being and helping enliven the community of L'Arche in Clinton ? L'Arche in Clinton is a local community of the International Federation of L'Arche. As an assistant you would live with four or five adults with intellectual disabilities sharing life with them and other assistants. Interested candidates must have the desire to create community with people of all abilities. College degree is desirable. Modest stipend in addition to room, board and health care. Americorps opportunity available. Interested candidates should contact Maria Zeimen, OSF, Community Leader/Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 563 243 9035.
●A Tally Of This Year's Service
As we wrap-up the academic year we have tried to collect the number of service hours Ambrosians have contributed to the larger community. Although it is likely not complete, we think our initial report which follows is quite impressive and we are grateful to all for living out the St. Ambrose vision of service and justice.
+Co-Curricular Service: -Urban Plunge - 576 people, 1440 hours -Hunger Week - 60 people, 110 hours, over $1,100 raised -Habitat for Humanity- 32 people, 240 hours-Fall Break Service Trip - 5 people, 60 hours -Project Renewal Halloween Party - 10 people, 20 hours -Bee the Difference Day - 320 people, 1,280 hours-Residence Life- 1,188 hours-Chicago Winter Service Trip - 7 people, 168 hours-Psych Club - 4 people, 12 hours-IOKDP- 212 hours-Spring Break Service Trips: Detroit, MI - 9 people, 432 hours -East St. Louis, IL - 5 people, 240 hours -Habitat for Humanity - 18 people, 504 hours-Fast Fest - 119 people, 604 hours of fasting, $926 raised-Project Renewal 5K Fundraiser - 21 people, 63 hours-Toys for Tots- 30 hours-SGA- 20 people, 1,680 hours-Dance Marathon - 488 people people, $47,743.67 raised, approximately 7,160 hours-Bridge Bible Fellowship - 30 students, 238 hours-Retreats offered for local parishes - 15 students, 176 hours- 147 people throughout the year practicing, leading worship and ministering through liturgies in Christ the King Chapel, over 1,968 hours-GreenLife - 8 people, 384 hours-Souper Bowl of Caring - 20 people, 20 hours & $170 raised -L'Arche visits - 14 students, 168 hours-Kahl Home visits- 15 people, 40 hours-Service on Saturday- 16 people, 64 hours-Interfaith Council- 26 people, 140 hours-Athletic Department- 7,764 hours.
+Curricular Service-MA Social Work students - 32,500 hours throughout the semester-Honors 102 Class- 192 hours-MA Occupational Therapy- 40 hours-Industrial Engineering - 500 hours-Theology - 95 hours-MA Organizational Leadership- 500-Entrepreneurship- 192 hours-Honors Service Learning- 839-MA Education in Teaching & Administration- 245 combined hours-Public Relations- 540 hours.
+Faculty/Staff Service-1,518.5 hours.
For a combined TOTAL: 63,567 hours