The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

September 2, 2012
     Pasta and Prayer Porch   Christ      
This Sunday's 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 today, the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend:
8:00 am
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
Liturgical Ministry Trainings
RSVP with Cindy Schmersal.
Pasta and Prayer
Pasta and Prayer Rolls
  Tuesday, September 4th
4:30 pm
Gather in Mabee Chapel for prayer.
Following prayer, we will move to the CMC for a
FREE pasta dinner.
All are welcome!
Interested in Service After Graduation?
Consider Amate House
Amate House - Josh Hollis

Tuesday, September 4th
Outside of the Cafeteria
Stop by to speak with Becca Muder and
learn about Amate House,
a program in which two recent Rockhurst graduates
 have participated. 

Amate House, the Young Adult Volunteer Program of the Archdiocese of Chicago, fosters the transformation of its Volunteers by providing experiences of full time service to people in need, community living, and faith formation.  Amate House develops future leaders of the church and world who are dedicated to building a more just and loving society.
Sophomore and Transfer Jump!
Attention Sophomores and Transfers:
Don't forget to stop by the Campus Ministry table at this year's Sophomore Jump to learn how you can get involved!

Wednesday, September 5th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kinerk Commons (aka "The Quad")
Catholics in Action

CIA Flyer 

Look forward to seeing you at the year's first meeting this

Friday, September 7th at 3pm in the CMC.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Question of the Week
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This Week's Question:
How many Jesuit colleges and universities are in the USA?

Send your answer to Cindy by noon on Wednesday.  Of those students 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.

Last Week's Answer:
From left to right, the Campus Ministry staff includes Michelle Scheibner, Fr. Luke Byrne, SJ, Cindy Schmersal, Fr. John Craig, SJ, Bill Kriege and Maureen Henderson.
And the winner is . . . Jennifer Summers.  Congrats!
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.
Christian Life Communities (CLCs)

 New Christian Life Communities (CLCs) will be forming soon!  CLCs are small groups of students that meet each week CLC Retreat around 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-Friday  

at 6pm  

in the Mabee Chapel.   

All interested students are  

invited to join him.    


Last Week in Pics
Game Night on Friday, August 24th

Game Night 3

Game Night 2

Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 26th
Ice Cream Social 2

Ice Cream Social 1

Ice Cream Social 3

Pasta and Prayer on Tuesday, August 28th
Pasta and Prayer Mass

Pasta and Prayer Porch 2
In the pics above and below, note the very patient and gracious students in our overflow seating on the porch who were without quick access to food.  To those students and all who shared in the community of Pasta and Prayer - You're awesome!
Pasta and Prayer Porch
Here's to YOU!

You Rock                Ice Cream  

and Eaters!

We were happy to have you at last Sunday's Ice Cream Social!

Emily Halaz,
Brigid Verhoff,
Stephanie Amsler,
Sean Kane,
Liz LeRoy
and all who pitched in to make
the year's first Pasta and Prayer so wonderful!  
Faithful Citizenship:
Catholic Social Teaching

This week's aspect of Catholic Social Teaching - as articulated by NETWORK, a Catholic lobbying organization - is The Dignity of the Human Person


The dignity of the human person flows from his/her creation in God's image. This divine image gives sanctity to every human life. Consequently, every human being possesses an inalienable dignity and fundamental value that transcends gender, race, class, ethnicity and nationality.


We can only support human dignity and achieve healthy communities if we protect human rights. Every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human dignity, such as adequate food, housing, work, education, transportation, healthcare, and freedom of communication and expression. It follows, then, that the goods of the earth are meant to enhance human life and dignity ("universal destination of goods"). They are not meant to be counters in a competition to see who can amass the most, nor are they meant to be symbols of superiority. Owners who heedlessly idolize their goods (cf. Matthew 6:24, 19:21-26; Luke 16:13) become owned and enslaved by them. Only by recognizing that these goods are dependent on God the Creator and then directing their use to the common good, is it possible to give material goods their proper function as useful tools for the growth of individuals and peoples.



Think about it, pray about it, talk about it, register (deadlines below) and then VOTE!

  • Missouri: October 10
  • Kansas: October 16
  • Nebraska: October 19
The More You Know . . .
On this Labor Day, we invite you to take a moment to read the Labor Day statement issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
A Prayer
Prayer for Generosity
- St. Ignatius of Loyola, SJ,
Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
    to give and not to count the cost,
    to fight and not to heed the wounds,
    to toil and not to seek for rest,
    to labor and not to ask for reward,
    save that of knowing that I do your will.
In This Issue
Labor Day Masses
Joplin Day of Service
Liturgical Ministry
Pasta and Prayer
Amate House
Sophomore Jump
Catholics in Action
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Question of the Week
Christian Life Communities
Pics from the Week
Here's to YOU!
Faithful Citizenship
The More You Know
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, September 2nd 

No 6pm Mass -
Labor Day Weekend


Monday, September 3rd    

Labor Day


Tuesday, September 4th  

11:00am-2:00pm: Amate House Rep on Campus (Outside of Cafeteria) 

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC) 


Wednesday, September 5th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

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

Sophomore and Transfer Jump 

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

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, September 6th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, September 7th

Noon: Mass (MC)   

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

3:00pm-4:00pm: Catholics in Action (CMC) 

Sunday, September 9th

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