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Tag: Spiritual Life

Join St. Ambrose Academy for a faculty speaker event featuring Ms. Theresa Klinkhammer, SAA religion teacher and Director of Student Ministries. Ms. Klinkhammer will share a talk based on a text that is a part of our senior high religion curriculum and is especially timely for Catholics who want to incorporate their faith more into their daily lives.

Blessed Columba Marmion was a leader of the liturgical renewal in the early 20th century. His book, Christ in His Mysteries, shows how we enter into the mysteries of Christ’s life by living liturgically.

This talk will first delve into Marmion’s thought concerning participation in Christ’s mysteries and then explore this idea through looking at the power of the propers of the Mass, especially those of the Easter season.

The senior high boys, along with Fr. Greg Ihm, will be heading to Camp Gray for a retreat on 4/29/2022. Boys are to meet at school that day by 7:50am, so they can depart by 8:00am.

Classes will be held as usual for senior high girls that day.

Interested in discerning God’s call for your life? Join Fr. Greg for prayer, talks, discussion, food, and fun!

Holy Name Heights (702 South High Point Rd., Madison, WI). 6:30-9:00pm the second Friday of every month.

6:30pm – Welcome, 6:45pm – Pray Evening Prayer, 7:00pm – Pizza, 7:30pm – Presentation & Discussion of Topic, 8:15pm – Eucharistic Adoration, 9:00pm – Conclude.

For more information, contact Rev Gregory Ihm or Lori Ballweg.

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
for the Success of the New Building Campaign

On Monday, February 14, there will be an all-school pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin – the only approved apparition site in the United States! – to beg Our Lady’s intercession for the success of our building campaign.

We would like to issue a warm invitation to families and those who care about our mission to join us, whether in person or in spirit!

Details

If you are interested in coming to the Shrine on Monday, February 14, you will find the St. Ambrose group at the 11:00am Mass at the Shrine. The group will pray afterwards (some kind of novena/prayer and personal prayer) while smaller groups of ~20 take turns visiting the apparition site.

If you are unable to meet us at the Shrine in person, we encourage you to pray in a particular way for the students and the success of our building campaign this coming Monday.

With the Lord’s blessing and the collaboration of many, we will continue to see a flourishing of the faith among young people and families in south-central Wisconsin!

For the success of the New Building Campaign, on Monday, February 14 there will be an all-school pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI to beg Our Lady’s intercession for our new building.

This is the site of the only approved Marian apparition in the United States. Mary appeared to Adele Brise in 1859 and told her, “Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the cross, and how to approach the Sacraments. That is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing. I will help you.”

This call from Our Lady had been of great importance to the St. Ambrose community, and we trust that Our Lady will give us her help in the building project.

We will depart at 8:00am sharp and return around 3:30pm. We would love for many parents, families, and friends of SAA to accompany us on this journey of faith. Please contact Miss Klinkhammer if you would be willing to chaperone or if your family would like to caravan with us.

Because of Catholic Schools Week, the day-long Eucharistic Adoration for the month of February will be moved to Friday, February 11. We will need parent-adorers from 8:00am-3:00pm.

Pro-Life Conference and March for LIfe – Madison, WI

 

Friday, January 21 – March for Life at the Capitol

  • 8 am – meet at St. Ambrose
  • 8:10 – drive to downtown Madison – parking at Lake Street Parking Garage or University Square Parking Garage for big vans – 324 N. Lake St, Madison, WI 53715
  • 8:30 – walk to St. Paul’s and eat some breakfast
  • 9-9:30 – inspirational talk
  • 9:30-11:30 – March for Life
    1. Route – Starting at St. Paul’s University Center, walk down State Street to the Capitol and then around the Capitol building several times
    2. at 11:30, walk to St. Patrick’s Church (404 E. Main Street) and join in for Mass at 12:10 pm
  • 12:10 – Mass at St. Patrick’s
    1. after Mass, walk back to St. Paul’s
  • 1:15 Lunch at St. Paul’s
  • 2 pm – rosary for life in St. Paul’s Oratory
  • 2:30 pm – head back to SAA

* This is only applicable to those junior and senior students who are not going on the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Pro-Life Conference and March for Life – Madison, Wisconsin

Thursday, January 20 – Conference at Holy Name Heights

  • 8 students arrive at Holy Name Heights (please wear masks when walking through HNH)
  • Meet in Upper Auditorium – go down the stairs and all the way to the left
  • 8:15-8:30 – Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:45 – Mrs. Brenda Collins from Pregnancy Helpline/Sharing Center
    1. Resources for women
    2. Pregnancy Helpline/Sharing Center, Women’s Care Center, CareNet
    3. What can we do for women in crisis pregnancies right now?
  • 9:45-10 – Break
  • 10-11:30 – Law Professor Cecilia Klingele
    1. Roe v. Wade
    2. Planned Parenthood v. Casey
    3. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
  • 11:30 – prayer in Oratory
  • 12-12:40 – Holy Mass
  • 12:45-1:15 – Lunch
  • 1:15-2:45 – Mrs. Schiedermayer
    1. Rachel’s Vineyard
    2. Psychological, physiological, and spiritual ramifications of abortion
  • 2:45 – Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the unborn and women in crisis pregnancies

* This schedule is only applicable to those junior and senior students who are not going on the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

After a fun, interactive virtual event last year, we’re thrilled to be back together in person for the 15th Annual Benefit Dinner! Gather a group and join us for a night of community and celebrate the continued growth of our school community as we raise support to advance the mission of St. Ambrose Academy.

Info and registration can be found at this link. $75/person, $250/group of four, $600/table of ten.

RSVPs due December 3. (This event is a great way to invite prospective parents to get a glimpse of the community, so don’t be shy!)

Spiritual Bouquet for Bishop Hying! If you cannot attend, you’re still encouraged to contribute prayers for Bishop Hying! Each year our community offers prayers in support of our shepherd, as we unite our work to the work of the Diocese and Holy Mother Church. Email Carolyn the number and type of prayer (Rosaries, Masses, Chaplets of Divine Mercy, days of fasting, etc…) to be included.

Volunteers Needed! In-person events also mean in person help is needed to welcome all our guests and create a memorable event for them! Check the Sign-Up Genius to sign up to help before, during, or after the fun.

Please help the students and staff at St. Ambrose celebrate the feast day of Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro with delicious “Cocol” Sweetbread Rolls on Tuesday, November 23.
You can help us by baking one (or more!) dozen rolls following the recipe in this link. Please individually wrap each roll in a ziploc baggie so we can serve the students during lunch on Tuesday. Please send the rolls to St Ambrose by the end of the day on Monday, November 22.
We also would appreciate having 1-2 parent volunteers to help serve the rolls during lunch time on Tuesday, November 23.
Just in case you missed it, here is a WEBSITE LINK TO THE RECIPE.

Young men of high school or college age, who are considering the possibility that the Lord is calling them to the Priesthood, are invited to attend a dinner with Bishop Hying and Vocations Director, Rev Gregory Ihm, along with their Pastor and their father.

For more information or to make a reservation for dinner, contact the vocations office at 608-821-3089 or vocations@madisondiocese.org.

The new diocesan Xavier Mission Team is putting on an awesome retreat at Camp Gray for the Junior High students on Friday, October 15. We will take a bus to Camp Gray. Lunch is provided by the Camp Gray staff. Students will be outside for part of the day, so they should dress in weather-appropriate clothing. Students may wear SAA spirit-wear or solid-colored sweatshirts, jeans, or athletic pants (no leggings or tight clothing).

Please fill out the linked permission slip and Camp Gray waiver and give them to Mrs. Gilmore in the front office by Tuesday, October 12. The $25 fee will be billed through your FACTS account.

We are in need of parent chaperones for the trip. If you would like to chaperone, please email Miss Klinkhammer.

 

Interested in discerning God’s call for your life? Join Fr. Greg for prayer, talks, discussion, food, and fun!

Holy Name Heights (702 South High Point Rd., Madison, WI). 6:30-9:00pm the second Friday of every month.

6:30pm – Welcome, 6:45pm – Pray Evening Prayer, 7:00pm – Pizza, 7:30pm – Presentation & Discussion of Topic, 8:15pm – Eucharistic Adoration, 9:00pm – Conclude.

For more information, contact Rev Gregory Ihm or Lori Ballweg.

Interested in discovering God’s call for your life? Join religious sisters, consecrated women, and married women for evening prayer, talks, discussion, pizza, and Adoration.

Holy Name Heights, 702 South High Point Rd., Madison, WI.

Fourth Friday of the month. 6:30-9:00pm.

For more information, contact Ms. Theresa Klinkhammer or Lorie Ballweg