The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

September 16, 2012
    CLC Retreat     Christ 
Liturgical Ministry Trainings
Dates: Wednesday, September 19th 
and Thursday, September 20th (attend one)

Time: 3:30pm

Location: St. Francis Xavier Church

Questions? Contact Cindy Schmersal
Service-Immersion Info Sessions

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

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Massman 250

Questions? Contact Bill Kriege.
CLC Ho-Down

Wednesday, September 19th


Lower Bourke


For folks who are joining a CLC for the first time!  Come to meet your new CLC members and leader while square dancing.  


Questions? Contact Bill


Missouri River Relief

October 20th

7:45am to 2:00pm


Come to clean up the banks of our continent's longest river!  Participants will be shuttled up the Missouri River on boats and dropped off to pick up trash.   

Cost is $7, which includes transportation, lunch, t-shirt, water bottle and work gloves.


Sign up in Campus Ministry or contact Bill.

Question of the Week
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This Week's Question:
Name Rockhurst's 6 core values.

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:
The Examination of Consciousness, also known as the "Examen," is the 5-point prayer that St. Ignatius insisted the Jesuits pray daily.
And the winner is . . . Emily Halaz!  Congrats!
Here's to YOU!

You Rock

Here's to You . . .


the women of ZTA for providing hospitality at Sunday's Mass!


all whose gifts and presence made for such a wonderful Mass of the Holy Spirit!

the leaders and retreatants of this weekend's Frosh Get-A-Way Retreat! 

Faithful Citizenship:
Catholic Social Teaching

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


Preferential Option for People who are Poor 


Because poorer members of the group do not have the same resources as wealthier, more powerful members, Catholic Social Teaching says that we must focus special attention on meeting the needs of those who are poor. When decisions are being made, extra weight should be given to helping people who are vulnerable and at the margins of society.


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

  • Missouri: October 10
  • Kansas: October 16
  • Nebraska: October 19
A Prayer
Trust in the Slow Work of God
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
     to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way
     to something unknown,
         something new.
Yet it is the law of all progress that is made
     by passing through some stages of instability
         and that may take a very long time. 

And so I think it is with you.
Your ideas mature gradually. Let them grow.
Let them shape themselves without undue haste.
Do not try to force them on
     as though you could be today what time
         -- that is to say, grace --
     and circumstances
        acting on your own good will
     will make you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new Spirit
     gradually forming in you will be. 

Give our Lord the benefit of believing
     that his hand is leading you,
     and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
         in suspense and incomplete.
Above all, trust in the slow work of God,
     our loving vine-dresser.


In This Issue
Liturgical Ministry
CLC Ho-Down
River Relief Cleanup
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
Faithful Citizenship
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, September 16th

Early Afternoon: Frosh Get-A-Way Ends
: Mass (SFX)


Monday, September 17th

Rosh Hashanah 

12noon: Mass (MC)
 9:15pm: Reconciliation (MC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, September 18th

12noon: Mass (MC)
4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC)


Wednesday, September 19th   

Noon: Mass (MC)

3:30pm: Liturgical Minister Training (SFX) 

5:00pm: Service-Immersion Trip Info Session (Massman 250) 

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

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, September 20th

Noon: Mass (MC)

3:30pm: Liturgical Minister Training (SFX) 

5:00pm: Service-Immersion Trip Info Session (Massman 250)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, September 20th

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 22nd  

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