The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

September 23, 2012
      Pasta and Prayer Rolls            
Family and Alumni Weekend Mass
SFXNext weekend, the Rockhurst community will celebrate Family and Alumni Weekend.  As a part of this celebration, we will have

Mass at 4:00pm

on Saturday, September 29th
at St. Francis Xavier.

We invite all members of the community to share in this celebration.  For students who cannot attend on Saturday, Mass will be offered at 6:00pm on Sunday, September 30th in Mabee Chapel.

There will not be a 6:00pm Mass at SFX on Sunday, September 30th.
Praise and Worship
at Pasta and Prayer
Contemporary Ensemble
At this week's Pasta and Prayer,
the Contemporary Ensemble will
lead us in prayer through song.

Join us in the Mabee Chapel
at 4:30pm on Tuesday.

All are welcome!
Catholics in Action
New Day and Time
CIA Flyer
CIA will now meet
on Wednesdays
at 4:00pm
at the CMC

Meetings will resume post-Fall Break with a series on the
Year of Faith.  We hope to have you join us!
March For Life

Want to learn about the March for Life 
and how you may attend?  

Paperwork and $100 non-refundable deposit is due to April by
Thursday, September 27th.

Please make checks payable to "Rockhurst University Students for Life"
10:10pm Mass


New Day and Time


9:15pm - 10:00pm

Mabee Chapel

Spend some quiet time resting and praying in Christ's presence.
Every Friday
Immediately following 12:00noon Mass
Mabee Chapel
Blood Drive
Thursday, September 27th
Rock Room
Brought to you by the American Red Cross

Sign up for a specific time in Massman 1 or simply stop by on Thursday to give blood. 

All donors must present a photo id.  

Questions?  Stop by Massman 1 or check out the flyer.

Be bold, be brave - participate and save some lives!
Jesuit Come and See Weekend
Friday, September 28th -
Sunday, September 30th

Bellarmine House/Jesuit Hall
St. Louis, MO

Check out this flyer for more information.

Interested in the weekend or in learning more about the Jesuits? 
Contact Fr. John Craig, SJ.
Miller Service Scholarship
  Interested in doing service over Christmas Break? 

The Miller Service Scholarship provides an opportunity to do service for 3 weeks over Christmas break and receive in return a scholarship that would be added to your financial aid package. You can do the Service in your hometown or wherever you will be during Christmas Break. 

Applications are available in Campus Ministry and are due by November 1st.

Contact Maureen Henderson for more information.
Presidential Debate
The first debate is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry 
Service-Immersion Trips
Applications for this year's Service Immersion Trips are now being accepted.

The application is available here.

Did you miss last week's info sessions and need more information?  Read this.

Questions? Contact Bill Kriege.

Deadline: Friday, October 5th by 4pm
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.

Ignatian Family Teach In


To learn more, talk with Bill.   

Applications available in Campus Ministry. 

Question of the Week
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This Week's Question:
Also known as the Day of Atonement, what Jewish solemn holy day is observed this Wednesday, September 26th?

Send your answer to Cindy by 9:00am 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:
Rockhurst's 6 core values are Finding God in All Things, Reflection and Discernment, Magis, Cura Personalis, Contemplation in Action, and Wisdom.
And the winner is . . . Sarah Nicholas!  Congrats!
Here's to YOU!


CLC Leaders!   

Your generosity and willingness to accompany the members of your CLC through their years at Rockhurst is an incredible gift.   

We praise God for you!


Liturgical Ministers!   

Your humble and dependable service to our community and to the Body of Christ is a blessing.  Thank you!   


Hopkins, Skip and Run Coordinators and Participants!

Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to such an important cause.  May your efforts remind all of us to work for an end to violence and for greater unity. 


Residence Life!

We are grateful for your hospitality at tonight's Mass.  You rock! 

Last Week in Pics -
Frosh Get-A-Way!

Stay tuned for more photos and a video!
Faithful Citizenship:
Catholic Social Teaching

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



We are one human family despite boundary lines and prejudices. We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they may be. Solidarity helps us see the "other" - whether a person, group or nation - as our neighbor, a "sharer," a "helper," without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, political persuasion or any other category. There is an interconnection among all peoples that demands we value and respect all.


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
A Prayer by Thomas Merton
known simply as "The Merton Prayer"

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. Amen.

Take a moment to pray with video and music, to simply rest with this prayer in God's presence.
In This Issue
Family Alumni Weekend
Praise and Worship
Catholics in Action
March for Life
10:10 Mass
Blood Drive
Jesuit Come and See
Service Scholarship
Presidential Debate
River Relief Cleanup
Ignatian Teach In
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
Frosh Pics!
Faithful Citizenship
A Prayer
Tell Us What You Want

What would you like to see in the weekly bulletin?

If you have thoughts, feedback, suggestions, dreams (anything!) . . . let us know by contacting Cindy.
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, September 23rd 

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)


Monday, September 24th

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


Tuesday, September 25th  

Yom Kippur begins at sundown 

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


Wednesday, September 26th  

Yom Kippur ends at sundown

Noon: Mass (MC)

7:30pm: Students for Life (Finucane Jesuit Center)

9:15pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (MC) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, September 27th

March for Life Paperwork Due

Blood Drive (Rock Room)

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, September 28th

Noon: Mass (MC)   

12:20pm-12:30pm: Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (MC)  


Satruday, September 29th  

4:00pm: Family and Alumni Weekend Mass (SFX)


Sunday, September 30th

6:00pm: Mass (Mabee Chapel)

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