The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

February 26, 2012

     Cait in Chapel    Blessing   Christ

Strengthen Your Brethren
Daylong Men's Retreat

Registration forms available in the

Campus Ministry Offices.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Begins immediately following 10:10pm Mass  

on Monday, February 27th


Concludes at 11:30am

on Tuesday, February 28th


Mabee Chapel

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.


March Focus: Immigration

Thursday, March 1st 


Finucane Jesuit Center

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.

A Prayer for Those Going on Service Trips

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,
it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.
Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying
that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the church's mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation
in realizing that. This enables us to do something,
and to do it very well. It may be incomplete,
but it is a beginning, a step along the way,
an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, but that is the difference
between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

By Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador (1917-1980)

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!

Sunday Mass Schedule and Spring Break

Due to spring break, Campus Ministry will not offer 6pm mass on Sunday, March 4th and Sunday, March 11th.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, March 18th!  If you are in town over the next two weekends, SFX offers mass at 4pm on Saturday, 8am on Sunday, and 10:30am on Sunday.

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.

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.

A Few Photos from the Week

Winter Jam and Winsteads
  Students enjoy their late night meal at Winsteads after rocking out at Winter Jam on Friday, February 17th.
Rite of Sending
Charli Bultmann, a Rockhurst student and RCIA candidate, poses for a picture after the Rite of Sending at the 6pm mass on Sunday, February 19th.
Fat Tues
A student destroys a donut during Campus Ministry's Fat Tuesday food giveaway.
Ash Wed
Members of the Rockhurst community receive ashes during Ash Wednesday mass in the Mabee Chapel.

Is this how you feel? 


Does this little girl's letter to God express how you feel about the season of Lent?  If so, we invite you to reconsider.  With its focus on fasting, prayer and almsgiving, Lent provides each of us with an important opportunity to recognize our own limitations, nurture our trust in and relationship with God, and grow our generosity towards our brothers and sisters.  

We pray you are able to embrace the opportunities Lent presents and, in so doing, enjoy the countless graces the season has to offer. 


For some inspiration, check out this list of the purpose and benefits of fasting compiled by the students who attended last Friday's CIA presentation on fasting. 


This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, February 26th

6pm: Mass (SFX)


Monday, February 27th     

Noon: Mass (MC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC) 

Following 10:10 Mass: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


Tuesday, February 28th

11:30am: Adoration ends

Noon: Mass (MC)

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


Wednesday, February 29th

Noon: Mass (MC)  

7:30pm: Hawks for Life (Fishbowl) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, March 1st

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00pm: Service Trip Send Off (MC)

4:00pm: Men's Bible Study

9:00pm: VOICES (FJC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC)  


Friday, March 2nd

Noon: Mass (MC) 

Spring Break Begins!


Sunday, March 4th

There is no 6pm Mass at SFX

Campus Ministry's

An Online Lenten Retreat

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure

Mark Your Calendar!

Baccalaureate Mass
 Friday, May 11, 2012
St. Francis Xavier Church

Prayer on the Lenten Journey

We travel through
deserts and despair
As we focus on
How Christ was crucified,
And is crucified
In the world today.

We agree to make
This journey, this pilgrimage,
And to leave life as usual,
Business as usual,
To pay attention,
To be present
To pain and suffering.

The journey to the
Light of Easter
Can only go this way.
We choose to learn
This hard truth,
To accept the ashes,
To witness the darkness,
To walk the way of the Cross
As it happens in our world.

Let us journey together,
Open to the world
So we may be renewed
And help bring to all
The renewal Of Resurrection.


by Jane Deren
Education for Justice

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