The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

February 12, 2012


  Christ       CMC

Introducing: Catholics in Action (CIA)

We are pleased to introduce Catholics in Action (CIA), a group for students interested in deepening their understanding and practice of the Catholic faith. 


This Lent, CIA is excited to sponsor a series on the three pillars of Lent (see below for more info) and a Living Stations of the Cross followed by a fish fry on Friday, March 30th.   

Check upcoming bulletins for more information on CIA's regular offerings and gatherings. 

Series on the Three Pillars of Lent: Fasting

An opportunity to pray, learn and reflect on the practice of Fastingfasting during Lent


Friday, February 17th


Brought to you by Catholics in Action (CIA)

TONIGHT: Meet the Jesuit Novices  

Did you ever want to visit the Jesuit residence?   

Here is your chance!


What: You are invited to meet and visit with five of the fourteen Jesuit novices (young men who have recently joined the Jesuits) and hear their vocation stories. IHS


When: Tonight (2/12) following the 6pm Student Mass.


Where: The Jesuit Residence


Didn't RSVP?  Come on over anyway. 

Winter Jam 2012

and Winsteads

What: WinterJam Concert at the Sprint Center (featuring several Christian artists, including Skillet, Sanctus Reel, Building 429 and more!).  We will follow the concert with dessert at Winsteads! 
When: Friday, February 17th.  Buses load at 4:30pm.
Cost: $5
Want to Go?!? Stop by Campus Ministry with your payment. 

Survey Says . . .

Share Your Feedback Before Time Expires!

You have until Tuesday, February 14th to complete the Campus Ministry survey and be entered to win.  We want to hear from you! So, please check your email, and take ten minutes to tell us about your experience and your ideas.


When finished, print off the confirmation page, sign your name to it and drop it by our office in Massman 3 to be entered to win Target gift cards. 

The Winners Are . . . 

 Thank you to all who already completed our annual survey!

Congrats to the following winners of the early bird drawing:

  • Syndey Alexander
  • Kasey Lierz
  • Samantha Bevington
  • Elizabeth Reid
  • Courtney Stanger
  • Emily Ready

Stop by Campus Ministry in Massman 3 to retrieve your

 Target gift card.

Financial Justice
VOICE's for JUSTICE's Monthly Theme Globe on Hands

Come to this Thursday's meeting

at 9pm

in the Finucane Center

to hear from Sean Fleming and Tess Hart about the potential legislation to cap the interest rate of payday loans at 36%, well below the current (astronomical!) rate of 400%.  Learn about this legislation and become certified to carry a petition to help pass this valuable legislation.

Miller Service Scholarship

Applications Now Available

Interested in doing service over Summer Break?   


Miller Scholarship - Marc

The Miller Service Scholarship provides an opportunity to do service for five weeks over summer break and, in return, to receive a scholarship that would be added to your financial aid package. You can do the service in your hometown or wherever you will be during break.  For more information or an application contact Maureen Henderson at (816) 501-4869. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 23.

Here's to You:

Colleen Smyth!
 Congratulations for receiving the Andrew Iseman Sponsored Scholarship in recognition of your commitment to and involvement in the Catholic community on campus. 
We celebrate you!

It was a delight cosponsoring last Friday's Harry Potter and Catholic Social Teaching with you!

Last Week's Question of the Week

The Answer is . . .
The Jesuit Novitiate of the Missouri and New Orleans Provinces is located in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.  The novitiate lasts two years and is a period in which the novice discerns if God is indeed calling him to life in the Society of Jesus. To learn more about Jesuit vocations in the Missouri Province, click here.
The Winner is . . . Tim Dulle!

The More You Know . . .

 Will you be my (Saint) Valentine?

A little about the man for whom the day is named

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl--possibly his jailor's daughter--who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and--most importantly--romantic figure. By the
Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, February 12th

6pm: Mass (SFX)

7pm: Meet the Novices (Jesuit Residence)


Monday, February 13th     

Noon: Mass (MC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, February 14th 

Happy Valentines Day!

Noon: Mass (MC)

3:30-4:15 Reconciliation (MC)
4:30pm Pasta & Prayer (MC)
9:00pm: UNITY (STD)


Wednesday, February 15th 
Noon: Mass (MC)  

7:30pm: Hawks for Life (Fishbowl) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, February 16th
Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00pm: Men's Bible Study

9:00pm: VOICES: Dr. Fitzpatrick presentation on Economic Justice (FJC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC)  


Friday, February 17th
Noon: Mass (MC)

3pm: Three Pillars of Lent: Fasting (CMC)

4:30pm: Winter Jam and Winsteads


Sunday, February 19th
6:00pm: Student Mass (SFX)

Question of

the Week


This Lent, what do you plan to give up?  Or, if you plan to do something rather than abstain from something, what do you plan to do?


Send your answer to Michelle Scheibner by Tuesday at noon to be entered to win a free Twister from Sodexho. Each week, we will draw one winner. 


Check back next week for the answer to this week's question!

Mark Your Calendar!

Highlights of Lenten Offerings
Living Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry:
Friday, March 30th
Holy Week Evening of Reflection:
Wednesday, April 4th
Look in next week's bulletin for a complete calendar of Lenten Offerings.

Need Prayer?

Email the Campus Ministry staff with your name and your intention, and we will happily hold you in prayer throughout the week.

Office of Campus Ministry
Massman 4 (lower level)
(816) 501-4063
Campus Ministry Website