The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

February 19, 2012

       Cait in Chapel     Staff with Snowman     Ash Wednesday

What's with all the purple? No, the Companion wasn't overtaken by a purple people-eater of the one-eyed and one-horned variety.  Instead, the season of Lent will soon be upon us, and . . . you guessed it . . . purple 'tis the color of the season.  Read on to learn more about opportunities to deepen your relationship with Christ this Lent.

Ash Wednesday Services

This Wednesday, February 22nd is Ash Wednesday, a day that marks the beginning of Lent.  It is a day fasting and abstaining from meat in the Catholic Church and also includes the tradition of receving ashes on one's forehead.  There will be three masses in the Mabee Chapel on Ash Wednesday:




Fat Tuesday: Guilty Pleasures Giveaway!

Before Lent begins, splurge on some of your favorite treats!  Campus Ministry will be giving away donuts, candy and soda on Fat Tuesday!  Come snag a snack before the season of Lent begins on Wednesday.

Tuesday, Feburary 21st


on the Quad

(or, if the weather is bad in the Fishbowl) 

Free Resources

Complimentary copies of Commonweal magazine and Lenten reflection booklets are available.  Stop by the Campus Ministry offices or the Mabee Chapel to grab your copy of each.

Service Trip Send-Off

Thursday, March 1st


Mabee Chapel

All members of the University community are encouarged to gather together to pray both for the students, staff and faculty embarking on spring break service trips and for the people whom they will encounter.  Please join us.

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.

Is your Rosary Broken?

SFX Parisonher, Mr. Bob Cuttingham, has generously offered his services to repair broken rosaries.  In return, he simply asks for your prayers, not monetary compensation.


If you have a broken rosary, place it in an envelope marked with your name and phone number, and drop it off at the St. Francis Xavier parish rectory.

Graduating Seniors:

Believe it or not, graduation and, with it, baccalaureate will be upon us before we know it! 

If you are interested in assisting with one of many roles in the baccalaureate Mass slated for the afternoon of Friday, May 11th, please email Maureen Henderson to express your interest. 

Please do so soon!

The Winners Are . . . 

Thank you to all who completed our annual survey!  We are very grateful for your feedback and ideas.  Congrats to the following winners of the final drawing:

  • Kali Wingerter
  • Claire Burns
  • Samantha Gormley
  • Jessica Nguyen
  • Paige Spillman
  • Samantha Adams


Stop by Campus Ministry in Massman 3 to retrieve your

 Target gift card.

Here's to You:

James and Rockhurst's
Barnes and Noble Bookstore!
 Thank you for providing us with a sweat-free clothing option!  We are thrilled that AltaGracia has proven so popular and happy for your support of fair labor practices!
Meaghan Fanning
Congrats on being featured in an article in the Kansas City Star!  Way to buy locally!
For those of you who missed Wednesday's article, have at it!

The More You Know . . .

In developing countries, sweatshops subject their workers to poor working conditions, long hours, and extremely low wages. On the other hand, buying "sweat free" clothing allows workers to join unions, enforce their own rights, and earn a living wage. Supporting sweat free labor provides workers with the rights they deserve and hope for a better future.

                Alta Gracia is a new brand of t-shirts and other apparel that is sold primarily on college campuses. This company pays workers a living wage - one that is enough to provide adequate food, clean water, clothing, shelter, health and child care, and education - for them and their family. Contrary to popular belief, Alta Gracia clothing does not cost more than the apparel already sold in college bookstores. The Rockhurst bookstore is a proud supporter of the extraordinary work that Alta Gracia is doing, and currently sells a variety of their products.


(Thank you, Megan Reid, for writing this section!) 

This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, February 19th

6pm: Mass (SFX)


Monday, February 20th     

Noon: Mass (MC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, February 21st

Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday/Paczki Day

10:30-11am: Fat Tuesday Treats (Quad)

Noon: Mass (MC)

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


Wednesday, February 22nd

Ash Wednesday

Noon: Mass (MC)  

4:30pm: Mass (MC)

7:30pm: Hawks for Life (Fishbowl) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, February 23rd

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00pm: Men's Bible Study

9:00pm: VOICES: Night of Reflection on Economic Justice (FJC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC)  


Friday, February 24th

Noon: Mass (MC) 


Sunday, February 26th

6:00pm: Student Mass (SFX)

Campus Ministry's

An Online Lenten Retreat

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure

Mark Your Calendar!

Campus Ministry Leadership Applications
Applications to lead next year's Frosh Get-A-Way Retreat and applications to serve as a CLC leader will be available on March 12th, the Monday immediately following Spring Break.  The application deadline for both positions is Tuesday, March 27th.

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