The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

March 18, 2012

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Miller Service Scholarship

Last Call for Appplications!

Interested in doing service over Summer Break?    

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.

BBQ & Bowling

On Saturday, March 24th,


Join us for a bbq at the CMC and then Rock N' Bowl at Ward Parkway Lanes.  The BBQ starts at 6:30, bowling and we will leave for bowling at 8:30.  

The cost is $5 per person.   

Sign up in Campus Ministry starting Wednesday, March 14.   

Space is limited. 

 Questions?  Contact Michelle at (816) 501-4747.

CLC Leader Applications

Now Available

CLC PicCLC leader applications are now available in the Campus Ministry Offices. 


Individuals who presently participate in a CLC are eligible to apply. 


The deadline is Tuesday, March 27th. 

Frosh Get-A-Way Leader Applications

Now Available

Strengthen Your Brethren

Daylong Men's Retreat

Registration forms available in the

Campus Ministry Offices.

Silent Retreat

Registration forms available in the

Campus Ministry Offices.

Lumberjack Service Retreat

Applications now available!   

This week-long service retreat, scheduled for May 14th-19th, takes place in northern Michigan.  The cost is $160.   

No wood-cutting, axe-wielding experience required!

Applications due April 2nd.

(Photo courtesy of Mark Cinelli.)

Pasta and Prayer:
The Seder Meal: Tasting History
Join Rabbi Paul Silbersher and
the Pasta and Prayer community 
to learn about and taste the history  
evidenced in the Seder Meal 
Tuesday, March 27th 
at 4:30pm  
at the CMC. 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Cindy (816.501.4303) by Monday, March 26th.

Yom HaShoah

Volunteer Readers Needed

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance day, is commemorated on April 11th at Rockhurst University.  On this day, we will need folks to read names of those killed by the Nazis.  Ten-minutes slots are available from 8:30 to 2:00pm.  Names will be read aloud at the bell tower.  If you would like to assist, contact Maddie Burkemper in Campus Ministry.

Living Stations of the Cross &

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Questions?  Contact Michelle at (816)501-4747.

An Evening of Reflection:
Take Up Your Cross

If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Cindy (816.501.4303) by Tuesday, April 3rd.

Solidarity Stories Lunch

Dr. Pete Bisak (Belize) and student Abby Thuet (El Salvador) will share stories from their recent spring break service trips.  Bring your own lunch.  Dessert is provided!


Tuesday, March 20th 

12noon - 1:00pm

Massman 250 


March Focus: Immigration

Canned FoodStay tuned for upcoming information on VOICES' month-end food drive to benefit immigrant families impacted by federal cuts to SNAP, food stamp benefits. 



Next Meeting: 

Thursday, March 22nd


Finucane Jesuit Center

Edge Camp: Life Teen Camp -

Weeklong Leadership Opportunity

At Camp Edge, help to plan, prepare, and execute the programming for the weeklong camp!  The goal of the programming is to create an environment for young people (and their chaperones) to experience adventure, faith, trust, and safety. During the week, a lineup of dynamic presenters, talented worship leaders, and dedicated priests serve along with the camp staff (YOU?!?) to encourage a deeper relationship with Christ for each camper.  Interested?  Check out their website and complete an application.

Here's to you . . .

Service Trippers and Companions!



Fr. Curran

for celebrating Mass with the Pasta and Prayer community on Tuesday.  We appreciate you!

A Post-Grad Volunteer Story:

Bonnie Kane '12

 Last year during my senior year at Rockhurst, I felt as if I was pulled all over the place. Throughout the year, I knew that I wanted to volunteer after graduating, but finding a placement that suited me best was by far the hardest.  I went from Jesuit Volunteers International to JVC and finally to Precious Blood Volunteers. I ended up choosing Precious Blood Volunteers after a whirlwind of decisions. My final decision was made mid-July!

Now, I live and work on the south side of Chicago. I work at a center called, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation. Our center is a youth outreach program for at-risk youth. The center is located in the middle of Back of the Yards. The location is key, as it is in the center of many gang territory lines. And the term, "at-risk youth" is an understatement. Our center provides guidance and hope to the many young men who come in and out of our door.

My duties range from tutoring, mentoring, guidance, driving the boys where they need to get to . . . the list goes on and on. The main thing is simply to be present and open to them. Listening is my main job. I also volunteer once a week at the local Juvenile detention center. I go and listen and talk with incarcerated youth. (This is definitely an experience I never thought I would have!)

It seems crazy to think back to only a year ago and being back in college. It feels as if I was a completely different person back then. I have come in contact with so many issues and things I always knew existed but had never given proper attention. I have been learning so much about myself and our society as a whole. I am still surprised everyday with the new lessons and realizations that each day brings and each story I get to hear from the boys that come into our center. My volunteer experience has absolutely been a shock and a challenge for me everyday, but I wouldn't change that for a second. It has been an experience of a lifetime.

Learn more about Precious Blood Volunteers.

In This Issue
Miller Service Apps Due
BBQ & Bowling
CLC Leadership Apps
FGAW Leadership Apps
Men's Retreat
Silent Retreat
Lumberjack Retreat
The Seder Meal
Yom HaShoah
Stations & Fish Fry
Evening of Reflection
Solidarity Stories Lunch
VOICES Food Drive
Diocesan Summer Camp
Here's to You!
Alum's Post-Grad Service
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, March 18th

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)


Monday, March 19th

Noon: Mass (FJC)
10:10pm: Mass (FJC) 


Tuesday, March 20th

Noon: Mass (MC)

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


Wednesday, March 21st Noon: Mass (FJC)  

7:30pm: Hawks for Life (Fishbowl) 

10:10pm: Mass (FJC)     


Thursday, March 22nd

Noon: Mass (FJC)

4:00pm: Men's Bible Study

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


Friday, March 23rd

Noon: Mass (FJC) 


Saturday, March 24th

6:30pm: BBQ & Bowling (CMC)


Sunday, March 25th

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)

Campus Ministry's

An Online Lenten Retreat

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure

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