Exploring your faith
As a Catholic university, faith is an important part of the St. Ambrose University mission. Campus Ministry offers a variety of opportunities for all of our students, regardless of faith background, to grow in their faith, and to learn more about their faith tradition and the traditions of others.
From Biblical discussion groups and Music and Liturgical ministries, to ecumenical prayer services and daily and Sunday Mass, there are opportunities for all Ambrosians to come and develop their faith lives.
Liturgies at Christ the King Chapel help to unite the St. Ambrose University community, remind us of our call to be Christ to one another, and to serve in this world. Everyone at SAU is welcome to join us for Sunday and weekday liturgies.
Our liturgies are student-focused and student-led. Unlike a parish, our chapel exists solely for our students and for the needs of the university. There are a variety of liturgical ministries in which our students serve:
- Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
- Readers of the Word
- Altar Servers and Sacristans
- Ushers and Greeters
We provide training for all of our liturgical ministers. Students can volunteer by signing up on the interest cards at the beginning of the academic year or by contacting us to learn how to get involved.
Our students lead the community in song for masses and prayer services in Christ the King Chapel.
Music Ministry is comprised of student volunteers who help to enliven the liturgy through music. There are opportunities for students to serve as cantors and leaders of song, sing as a member of the choir, and lend their talents as accompanists and instrumentalists to support the song of the community.
There are student ensembles for the 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday masses during the academic year. Students also assist with music for daily masses, particularly the Wednesday night Mass and More. There are other opportunities to lead music in special liturgies and prayer services throughout the year.
All SAU students are encouraged to take part in Music Ministry, regardless of experience level. Practices are Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. For more information contact Lauren Bollweg.