The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

September 30, 2012
    CLC on Ladder      Cait in Chapel   
This Sunday's 6pm Mass

Due to this weekend's Family and Alumni celebration, today's 6pm Mass will take place in the Mabee Chapel, not at SFX.
Emmaus Retreat
Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have previous retreat experience, this relaxed overnight retreat provides students with ample time for community and personal prayer and reflection.
Questions?  Interest?  Contact Cindy.
Presidential Debate
The first debate is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry 
New Day and Time

9:15pm - 10:00pm
Mabee Chapel

Spend some quiet time resting and praying in Christ's presence.
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.

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.
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:
October 10, 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of what important event in the Roman Catholic Church?

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:
Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement.
And the winner is Kim Patterson!  Congrats!
Here's to YOU!
You Rock

All who contributed to the success of

Family and Alumni Weekend! 


SAB for all of your hard work in providing great programming!  


All who generously donated blood at last Thursday's blood drive! 

Faithful Citizenship:
Catholic Social Teaching

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


Participation as a Basic Human Right


Given the dignity of each person, it follows that participation in decisions that affect us is a basic human right. This, in turn, suggests subsidiarity as a basic rule of social organization: decisions should be made as close as possible to the level of individual initiative in communities and institutions. Families, local community groups, local governments and small businesses should be fostered and their input considered. Larger government structures have an important role to play, but that role only occurs when greater social coordination, regulation and efficiency are necessary for the common good. Indeed, the principle of subsidiarity - from the same Latin root ("subsidium") that gives us "subsidy" - requires larger government structures to support, promote and develop those forms of social organization that are closer to the level of individual initiative.



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
The Nuns' Twenty-Third Psalm
All Saints, Covenant, Maryland

The Lord is my pace-setter, I shall not rush.
He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals,
He provides me with images of stillness, which restore my serenity.
He leads me in ways of efficiency through calmness of mind, and His guidance is peace.
Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day, 
I will not fret, for His presence is here.
His timelessness, his all-importance will keep me in balance.
He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity
by anointing my mind with His oils of tranquility.
My cup of joyous energy overflows.
Surely harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruit of my hours,
for I shall walk in the place of my Lord and dwell in His House forever.
In This Issue
Family Alumni Weekend
Praise and Worship
Service Scholarship
Ignatian Teach In
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
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 30th

6:00pm: Mass (Mabee Chapel)


Monday, October 1st

12noon: Mass (MC)

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


Tuesday, October 2nd 

12noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC)


Wednesday, October 3rd

Noon: Mass (MC)

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

8:00pm: Presidential Debate (Rock Room)

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

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, October 4th

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, October 5th 

Service Trip Apps due by 4pm

Noon: Mass (MC)   

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

Saturday, October 6th 

Daylong Service Trip to Joplin


Sunday, October 7th

6:00pm: 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