The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

September 9, 2012
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Mass of the Holy Spirit
Mass of the Holy Spirit
The Mass of the Holy Spirit is an important tradition dating from the founding of the great European universities in the Middle Ages.  It is an annual ritual at every Jesuit educational institution.  This liturgy offers an opportunity for the university community to come together in prayer to ask for God's blessing on each of us as we begin a new academic year.
The Mass of the Holy Spirit is planned for Tuesday, September 11th, at 10:45 A.M. across Troost Avenue in St. Francis Xavier Church.
To enable as many as possible to attend, I ask that class sessions be suspended that day at 10:30 A.M. and resume at 12:30 P.M.  Offices and supervisors should make whatever arrangements seem suitable to support attendance while providing the essential services.  We have also extended an invitation to trustees, regents, alumni and friends.  A picnic lunch will be served immediately following Mass on the Kinerk Commons.
Please consider coming together as a community of faith to intercede God's choicest blessings upon our work in higher education.
Thomas B. Curran
Joplin Day of Service
Registration Deadline on Monday

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

Pasta and Prayer
We will see you next week!
The Pasta and Prayer community will not gather this Tuesday, September 11th.

We will resume next Tuesday, September 18th and look forward to seeing you there!
Liturgical Ministry Trainings
Moved to Week of September 17th
The Liturgical Minister Trainings, originally scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday, have been rescheduled for next week.  Stay tuned for details!
Service-Immersion Info Sessions

: Wednesday, September 19th 
and Thursday, September 20th (attend one)

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Massman 250

Questions? Contact Bill Kriege.
Interested in Service After Graduation?
Consider JVC: Northwest
On Wednesday, September 12th,
chat with Ian, a representative of JVC: Northwest
outside of the cafeteria
over lunchtime
to learn more!

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Northwest connects women and men with one or more years of volunteer service that focus on the core values of community, spirituality, simple living and social and ecological justice.  JVC Northwest provides opportunities for motivated individuals to reach out to persons living on the margins of society and vulnerable places throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Jesuit Volunteers have the opportunity to live and serve with partner agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

2012 Rockhurst grads Julia Krolikowski and Mary Rae Staples are current volunteers with JVC: Northwest.
Catholics in Action

CIA Flyer  

Friday, September 14th at 3pm in the CMC

Question of the Week
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This Week's Question:
What 5-point prayer did St. Ignatius insist the Jesuits pray at least once, ideally twice, daily?

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:
There are 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
And the winner is . . .Whitney Kostal!   Congrats!
Here's to YOU!

You Rock 


Thanks to the men of SAE for providing hospitality at this Sunday's Mass. 

Faithful Citizenship:
Catholic Social Teaching

This week's aspect of Catholic Social Teaching - as articulated by NETWORK, a Catholic lobbying organization - is  


The Common Good 


Persons are both sacred and social; human dignity is realized in community. Every aspect of life in community is measured by how the dignity of each person is upheld.

This means that the community (society, economy, nation, world) must be structured to do the most good for all the persons who inhabit it. When each person focuses exclusively on his/her own personal gain, this does not result in a community that serves everyone. The poorer, weaker members of the group are denied the means and opportunities for a dignified life - and everyone is treated as prey rather than as neighbor. Both personal and collective actions must be judged according to whether they promote the common good, not just one's own self-interest. Indeed, the authentic reason for government is to achieve the common good.


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 . . .
The Saint of 9/11: Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM

Father Mychal F. Judge, OFM was a busy Franciscan priest who dedicated his life to serving God's people.  He is known for his work with the homeless, recovering addicts, AIDS patients, and his work as chaplain to the New York City Fire Department.


On September 11, 2001, Father Mychal rushed from the friary at Saint Francis of Assisi Church to the scene of the World Trade Center attacks. 


After administering last rites to a firefighter, Father Mychal was hit by debris and killed.  He became the first officially recorded fatality following the attack.


During his life, Father Mychal spent much of his time ministering to the homeless on the Breadline at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City.  This is one of the many places where he found God - in the hurting, the broken, the suffering, and the poor.


Interested in learning more?   

Join Unity at 9pm on Tuesday to view the movie "Saint of 9/11," which tells the story of Fr. Mychal. 

A Prayer

In This Issue
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Joplin Day of Service
Pasta and Prayer
JVC: Northwest
JVC: Northwest
Catholics in Action
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
Faithful Citizenship
The More You Know
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, September 9th

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)


Monday, September 10th  

Deadline for Joplin Applications 

12noon: Mass (MC)
2:30pm: Mass of the Holy Spirit Choir Dress Rehearsal (SFX)
9:15pm: Reconciliation (MC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, September 11th

11th Anniversary of 9/11/01 

10:45am: Mass of the Holy Spirit (SFX) followed by picnic (Kinerk Commons) 

No noon Mass or Pasta and Prayer 


Wednesday, September 12th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

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

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, September 13th

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, September 14th

Frosh Get-A-Way Begins

Noon: Mass (MC)   

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

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

4:00pm: Depart for Frosh Get-A-Way (Outside of McGee) 


Saturday, September 15th  

Frosh Get-A-Way Retreat

Sunday, September 16th 

Frosh Get-A-Way Retreat

Rosh Hashanah begins at Sundown

Deadline for CLC Applications 

12:30pm: Frosh Get-A-Way Ends 

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