The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

April 22, 2012
TODAY: 6pm Mass on Kinerk Commons
Baccalaureate Choir

Dear Rockhurst Community,


To honor our graduating seniors, I invite you to consider singing in the Rockhurst Community Choir for the Baccalaureate Mass to be celebrated on Friday, May 11th at SFX at 2:00 PM.  It is one of the highlights of the year because it gives staff, faculty and students an opportunity to share joyous time together.


Please email me if you'd like me to reserve a music packet for you.  Please note:  you do not need to attend all of the rehearsals....just as many as your schedule allows.            


Blessings on all during these beautiful days of spring!


Hawks for Life
Pro-Life T-Shirt Week
Pro-Life T-Shirt Week is this week: April 23rd-27th.


Tuesday: Live love...wear a t-shirt:

National Pro-Life T-shirt day

Join thousands of college students all over the country...Wear your "Pro-life American" shirt, or any pro-life t-shirt and meet at the Bell Tower at 12:20pm to take a group photo and enjoy some sweets!


Wednesday: Love a good movie: Come watch an endearing movie based on a story by world-famous children's author, Dr. Seuss! SCI 207 7pm


Friday: Love life...serve others:

Volunteering at Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic

Email for more info


Saturday: Live love...take action:

Peaceful protest at Planned Parenthood in Overland Park-8am

Email for more info


CLC Leader's Potluck and Reflection

PotluckThursday, April 26th

Begins at 4:45pm in the CMC

Contact Bill to let him know what food you are bringing.

Lumberjack Service Retreat:
Last-Minute Space Opened

Were you hoping to participate in this May's Lumberjack Service Retreat but missed the deadline?


You're in luck, as a space has opened. 

Contact Bill to participate in this service, which helps to provide low-income seniors in Michigan's upper penninsula with much-needed wood for the frigid winters and includes planning trees to care well for the earth. 

The deets:

Monday, May 14th-Saturday, May 19th
Cost: $160

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Individuals are invited to spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  Eucharistic Adoration will take place in the Mabee Chapel beginning after the 10:10pm Mass on Monday, April 30th and will commence at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 1st.

Sign up for a timeslot on the chapel door or contact Maddie.

You are also welcome to simply stop by as time allows.

Yearend BBQ at CMC

All are welcome to join us for

food, fellowship and a break from finals!

 Yearend BBQ

Here's to YOU . . .

You Rock


Bill Kriege
for receiving the first-ever Staff of the Year award! 

You are a gem and a real gift to our department

and the Rockhurst community!

Earth Day

 This Earth Day, we invite you to savor God's presence evidenced in creation by reflecting on Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Pied Beauty" and enjoying these beautiful images.  Praise God for the countless gifs of the earth.  May we be good stewards.


GLORY be to God for dappled things-

  For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;

    For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;

  Landscape plotted and pieced-fold, fallow, and plough;

    And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.


All things counter, original, spare, strange;

  Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)

    With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:

Praise him.

A Few Pics . . .

 . . . of Conception Abbey, site of last weekend's Silent Retreat.  Photos courtesy of Sean Kane.


Conception 1


Conception 2


 Conception 3

In This Issue
Mass on Quad
Baccalaureate Choir
Pro-Life T-Shirt Week
CLC Leader Potluck
Lumerjack Retreat
Eucharistic Adoration
Yearend BBQ
Here's to You
Earth Day
A Few Pics
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, April 22nd

Earth Day

6pm Mass on Kinerk Commons (aka the "Quad")


Monday, April 23rd

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, April 24th

Pro-Life T-Shirt Day

8:00am: Lumberjack Service Retreat Meeting (CMC)

Noon: Mass (MC)

12:20pm: Pro-Life T-Shirt Photo (Belltower)

3:30-4:15: Reconciliation (MC)
4:30pm: Pasta & Prayer - Mass (MC)

9:00pm: UNITY (STD)    


Wednesday, April 25th  

Noon: Mass (MC)   

2:30pm: Baccalaureate Choir Rehearsal (Sedg 115)

7:00pm: Love Life Movie (SC 207)
 10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, April 26th

Noon: Mass (MC)

2:30pm: Baccalaureate Choir Rehearsal (Sedg 115)

4:00pm: Men's Bible Study

4:30pm: CLC Leader Potluck and Reflection (CMC)

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


Friday, April 27th

Noon: Mass (MC) 


Saturday, April 28th

8:00am: Live Love Prayer at Planned Parenthood


Sunday, April 29th

4:00pm: Frosh Get-A-Way Team Meeting (CMC)

6:00pm: Student Mass (SFX)

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