The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

August 19, 2012
     Mary    CMC Group    
From the Director's Desk . . .

I would like to welcome each of you to the Rockhurst University experience.  The Campus Ministry staff looks forward to meeting each of you in the days ahead.  No matter what faith you profess, you are welcome to participate in all Campus Ministry programs. 


In addition to liturgies and prayer services, we provide many opportunities for you to get connected----retreats, service, CLC's (Christian Life Communities), Pasta & Prayer, Liturgical Ministry,  Benediction & Adoration, Students for Life and many more. Several of our programs have been started or become strengthened because of students sharing their ideas.  So, we welcome all of your dreams and desires that you bring with you! 


My hope and prayer for you is that you will be attentive to God's dynamic action in your life as you start this new chapter in your faith journey!


Maureen Henderson

We want to hear from YOU!

Registration for Campus Ministry is open! 


Whether you are a new or returning student, we would love to have you register and let us know how you would like to get involved.  You may do so through our website or at the Ice Cream social.

Work Study Positions

Campus Ministry has work study positions available in the following areas: advertising, music, social justice, and sacristan/facilities.  If you are interested, stop by the Campus Ministry Offices this week - the sooner, the better- to pick up and application and schedule an interview.  Positions are limited and jobs fill quickly.

Campus Ministry Game Night
Join us on Friday, August 24th from 8:00pm until midnight at the Campus Ministry Center (CMC), located at 5134 Forest for our annual start-of-the-year game night.


We will have games galore (washers, board games, Apples to Apples, signs and more), plenty of food including pizza bones, s'mores, sno cones and freshly popped popcorn, a lot of fun and even a few prizes.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Ice Cream Social

On Sunday, August 26th, we will celebrate our first 6pm Student Mass of the academic year at St. Francis Xavier.  We invite you to join us for Liturgy and to remain after for our annual ice cream social that follows on the parish lawn.


The social is an opportunity to learn about the various Campus Ministry groups with which you can become involved.  Groups represented include: Christian Life Communities, Liturgical Ministry, Music Ministry, Pasta and Prayer, Retreats, Hawks for Life, Service Trips, Social events and Miller Service Scholarships.   

Frosh Get-A-Way

September  14th-16th

A retreat for Frosh only!




Join us for this weekend of fun and reflection, an opportunity to build friends, discuss college life, enjoy nature, clarify your relationship with  God and with others and much more!


Space is limited. 

Stop by Campus Ministry to register today!

Christian Life Communities (CLCs)

 New Christian Life Communities (CLCs) will be forming soon!  CLCs are small groups of students that meet each week CLC on Ladderaround the three pillars of Prayer, Community, and Mission.   If you're interested in finding 'Friends in the Lord', CHECK IT OUT! 


Registration sheets are available in Campus Ministry.

Club JUG
Did you graduate from a Jesuit high school? Then come to the Club JUG BBQ on August 30th from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Jesuit residence, which is on the  SW corner of Tracy and Rockhurst Rd. Meet your fellow Jesuit high school grads and the Jesuits.  Email Fr. John Craig, SJ to RSVP.
Transfer Student BBQ

Campus Ministry is hosting a BBQ for all new transfer students on Thursday, August 30th .  The BBQ will from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Campus Ministry Center (5134 Forest).  Please RSVP by Monday, August 27 to Michelle Scheibner at (816) 501-4303 or via email.

Reflection and Discernment:
The Year's Theme

Reflection and Discernment This year, as a university community, we will engage the value of reflection and discenment in a variety of ways.  Like last year, the year's theme will be the topic of weekly email reflections written by students throughout campus.  The theme was also used in the selection of the freshman reading book.  The book, Wine to Water, is a story of a bartender who uncovered his passion in working to address the world's water crisis.

What is discernment?
  • To spend time listening
  • To admit we are powerless over our own ability to be certain, to be in control, to have all of the answers
  • To set out on a journey with God, confident that we will be cared for, that we will have all we need, that we have nothing to fear (Psalm 23)
  • To really live by the choices we make and not allow ourselves to be the victims of circumstance.  This means taking responsibility for the direction in our lives, for the decisions we make and not blaming anyone else for our unhappiness
  • To actively cooperate with God in co-creating a future full of hope, meaning and promise (Jeremiah 29)
  • To be alert, frightened, surprised, joyful and rooted - sometimes all at once!
Teach Me to Listen
- Fr. John Veltri, SJ

Teach me to listen, O God, to those nearest me, my family, my friends, my co-workers.


Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, "Accept the person I am. Listen to me."


Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me- the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished.


Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside - in the deepest part of me.


Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice - in busyness and in boredom, in certainty and doubt, in noise and in silence.


Teach me, Lord, to listen.  Amen.

In This Issue
Register with CM
Work Study Positions
Game Night
Ice Cream Social
Frosh Get-A-Way
Christian Life Communities
Club JUG
Transfer BBQ
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, August 19th

12:15pm: Welcome Mass (SFX)
2:00pm-5:00pm: Finucane Service Project 20th Anniversary


Monday, August 20th  

New Student Orientation 

Noon: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, August 21st

New Student Orientation 

Noon: Mass (MC)


Wednesday, August 22nd

Happy 1st Day of Classes! 

Noon: Mass (MC)

5:00pm-6:00pm: Activities Fair 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, August 23rd

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, August 24th 

Noon: Mass (MC)   

12:30pm-1:30pm: Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (MC) 

8:00pm-Midnight: Game Night (CMC) 

Sunday, August 25th

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)
7:00pm: Ice Cream Social and Campus Ministry Activities Fair (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