The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

August 26, 2012
     CMC    Blessing    Christ
This Sunday: Ice Cream Social

I scream, you, scream, we all scream for . . . ICE CREAM!!


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.   

Question of the Week
question mark Each week, the bulletin will include a question for students. Send your answer to Cindy by noon on Wednesday.  Of those who respond, one will be chosen at random to receive a free (and delicious!) twister from the Pub.  The winner will be announced in the following week's bulletin.

This Week's Question:
Identify the Campus Ministry staff in the picture below.  List us in order from left to right. (If you're struggling, help is available here.)
Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered this Monday following the 10:10pm Mass in the Mabee Chapel.  Adoration will continue through Tuesday morning at 11:30am.  Please contact Colleen Smyth to sign up for a time or sign up at the Mabee Chapel (Massman Hall) door. 

Pasta and Prayer
Tuesday, August 28th

4:30 pm
Gather in Mabee Chapel for prayer,
which is mass this week.
Following prayer, we will move to the CMC for a
FREE pasta dinner.
All are welcome!
Activities Fair
Don't forget to stop by the Campus Ministry table at this year's Activities Fair to learn how you can get involved!

Wednesday, August 29th
Kinerk Commons (aka "The Quad")
Students for Life
Pro LifeStudents for Life's
  first meeting of the semester will take place on
Wednesday, August 29th
at 7pm
in Massman 250

We hope to see you there!
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.

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  NW corner of Tracy and Rockhurst Rd. Meet your fellow Jesuit high school grads and the Jesuits.  Email Fr. John Craig, SJ to RSVP.
Mass of the Holy Spirit Choir Call!
Holy Spirit

On Tuesday, September 11th, we will gather as the Rockhurst University community to celebrate the beginning of our 2012-13 academic year.


The Mass of the Holy Spirit will begin at 10:45AM at St. Francis Xavier Church, followed by a picnic lunch on Kinerk Commons.


For this annual tradition, we invite students, faculty and staff members who like to sing to join the Rockhurst Community Choir.  It is a great opportunity to meet others you may not know; you certainly do NOT need a trained voice, just a desire to make a "Joyful Noise Unto the Lord"!


We have several choir rehearsals before the Mass, beginning this Monday.  So, if you'd like to participate, please email Maureen Henderson so that she may have a music packet available for you.

Labor Day Weekend Mass Schedule
SFX Due to the Labor Day holiday, there is no 6pm Student Mass at St. Francis Xavier on Sunday, September 2nd.

The St. Francis Xavier community celebrates Mass at the following times on Labor Day Weekend:
Saturday, 4pm
Sunday, 8am and 10:30am
Liturgical Ministry Trainings
RSVP with Cindy Schmersal.
Joplin Day of Service
Joplin Day of Service
Saturday, October 6th
Space is limited to
50 participants.
First come, first served.
Stop by Campus Ministry with your
$25 registration fee
Registrations deadline: September 10th
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
If you are interested in Baptism, First Communion, or  Confirmation in the Roman Catholic tradition please contact Fr. John Craig, S.J. in the Campus Ministry office.  The process starts this year in the second week in September.
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.



Student, Sean Kane is praying the Rosary each Monday-Saturday  

at 6pm  

in the Mabee Chapel.   

All interested students are  

invited to join him.    


Here's to YOU!

You Rock 

Here's to you
Rockhurst students,
faculty and staff!  

We are excited for the year ahead and the opportunity to share it with each of you!


The More You Know . . .
Faithful Citizenship

 Welcome to our Faithful Citizenship corner!  Voting is both an honor and a privilege, as we are reminded by bishops, women religious orders, catechisms, and papal encyclicals.  To that end, we will highlight one theme of Catholic Social Teaching each week from now until the November Elections as a lens through which we can evaluate candidates and political parties.  While Campus Ministry does not endorse a particular candidate or party, we are here to talk and to provide additional resources - stop by anytime!





P.S.: Following are the deadlines to register to vote.  If your home state isn't listed, you can find the deadline and information on voting here.  GET ON IT!

         Missouri: October 10

         Kansas: October 16

         Nebraska: October 19

A Prayer
Fall In Love
- Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ,
Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Nothing is more practical than finding God,
that is, falling in love in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,

what seizes your imagination,  

will affect everything.
It will decide what gets you out of bed in the morning,
what you will do with your evenings,
how you will spend your weekends,
what you read,  

who you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in love,  

stay in love,  

and it will decide everything. 

In This Issue
Ice Cream Social
Question of the Week
Pasta and Prayer
Activities Fair
Students for Life
Transfer BBQ
Club JUG
Choir Call
Labor Day Masses
Liturgical Ministry
Joplin Day of Service
Frosh Get-A-Way
Christian Life Communities
Here's to YOU!
The More You Know
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, August 26th 

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


Monday, August 27th   

Noon: Mass (MC)

2:30pm: Mass of the Holy Spirit Choir Practice (Sed 115) 

9:15pm: Reconciliation (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)

Following 10:10pm Mass: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 


Tuesday, August 28th 

11:30am: End of Adoration 

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC) 


Wednesday, August 29th

Noon: Mass (MC)

2:30pm: Mass of the Holy Spirit Choir Practice (Sed 115) 

5:00pm-6:00pm: Activities Fair (Kinerk Commons) 

7:00pm: Students for Life (Massman 250) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, August 30th

11:30am-1:30pm: Transfer BBQ (CMC)

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30-6:30pm: Club JUG (Jesuit Residence) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, August 31st  

Noon: Mass (MC)   

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

Sunday, September 2nd 

Labor Day Weekend

No 6pm Student Mass 

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