The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

October 28, 2012
Mass with Bishop Finn


Month of Remembrance 
Prayer Requests 

Each November, we remember in prayer those who have passed away who we hold in our hearts. Please submit the names of those you would like us to remember at all the Masses at Rockhurst and in the Jesuit Community during the month of November.  

Please also join us for the special Mass of Remembrance on November 6 at 12 p.m. in Mabee Chapel.

Monthly Adoration
Schedule Change
Benediction and Adoration will no longer be offered from 9:15-10:10pm on Wednesday evenings.  Students or groups who are interested in praying through Benediction and Adoration may contact Fr. John Craig, SJ to make arrangements that work well with their schedule. 
Bone Marrow Donor Drive

October 30th

10 am to 7 pm

Massman Gallery (Fishbowl)


Open to Students, Faculty,

Staff and Community Members Ages 18-55 


Our goal is 500 participants.  The process will take only 10 minutes and include JUST A MOUTH SWAB; you will then be added to the registry.  If a match is found and that bone marrow is needed someday, further specimen collection will be needed (bone marrow extraction or stem cell extraction).  Read this to learn more about the local family with Rockhurst ties who is helping to sponsor the drive and to learn more about becoming registered as a marrow donor.


Also, check out this video with more information!


You could save a life!

All Saints Day 
Fr. Conroy, SJ
Chaplain for the US House of Representatives

Miller Service Scholarship

Applications Due on Thursday!

  Interested in doing service over Christmas Break? 
Miller Scholarship - Marc
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.
All Souls Day
Retreat on the Rock
Leader Applications


If you are a sophomore, junior or senior who has previously attended Retreat on the Rock, Kairos, TEC, Awakenings, Search or a similar retreat - or - if you are a freshman who has previously led one of these retreats, you are eligible to apply for a leadership position.  Here is the application - It's due NEXT THURSDAY, November 6th.

CLC Retreat


If you are a CLC member and planning to attend the retreat, you may use this form to register.  Simply return it to Campus Ministry.   

Mass of Remembrance 
Doc Hendley Comes to Visit! 
        While taking a break from college to travel, this bartender from North Carolina discovered the world's water crisis.  When he eventually arrived back home, he realized that he had access to something that was capable of changing the world--relationships with his bar customers.  he used these contacts to host wine tastings and raise funds to implement water projects in the developing world.  
         His plan was to give the funds raised from the "Wine to Water" events to organizations dedicated to solving the water crisis, but instead found himself in Sudan developing and implementing the project himself.  Wine to Water doesn't just put in new water pumps, it focuses on education--teaching the local community how to create and repair the wells themselves.  His small organization has brought clean drinking water to more than 25,000 individuals in five countries. 
Vocation Dialogue 
Question of the Week

question markThis Week's Question: In Roman Catholicism, what feasts are celebrated on November 1st and November 2nd? 


Last Week's Answer: The Hajj 


Send your answer to Cindy Schmersal
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 winner is . . . Emily Mazzoni!
Commonweal Magazine
Free Subscription

Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal of religion, politics and culture edited by lay Catholics, offers free subscriptions for college students. 


If you would like your name submitted to receive a free subscription for this academic year, email Cindy with your name and your current mailing address. 


Please do so by November 1st.

The. Jesuit. Volunteer. Corps.
by Melody Schaeffer, RU Class of '13

    Attending Rockhurst University gave me the exposure and the opportunity to become a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. After traveling to Belize my sophomore year on a Service Trip, I realized that service meant something more than dedicating myself to it for a week. RU ingrained in me a lifestyle choice of helping those that live in poverty or who have been marginalized, and it has been the best choice of my life.


    As a JV, I work at Greater Newark Conservancy promoting environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities through environmental education, community gardening, advocacy for environmental justice and job training. Three days a week, my high school interns walk through the door and turn my life upside down. My six Junior Rangers range in age from sophomores to seniors and have had more "real life" experiences than I ever have. They remind me that there is so much that I take for granted and that even the roof over my head provides me with such a privilege. Together, the Junior Rangers and I travel to project housing districts and teach children about environmental issues, eating healthy, and how to grow a garden. "Finding God in All Things" has never been easier once you get past surface value of the life Newark, NJ has thrown at these young adults and the children that we play with in the projects. My heart breaks everyday thinking about how easy my life has been in comparison to the people I interact with on a daily basis. However, there has been something drastically refreshing in being brought back to the basics in deciding the things you value. I am only 2 months in and I already feel like I have been "ruined for life," which is JVC's motto. Living in the urban environment that is Newark has exposed me in ways that I will never be able to forget.


    In the JVC, I live and work in Newark, NJ with four other community mates who are placed at different agencies. Kevin works at a Cristo Rey school and Nick is placed in a charter school for 7th and 8th graders. My female community mates are Theresa, who works with 18-21 year olds who are looking for housing as well as getting their GEDs, and Marissa, who works at an afterschool college bound agency. We all come from different backgrounds but come together as a strong interlinked community that laughs and cries together. We share our highs and lows of everyday and capitalize on the moments of opportunity to make each other feel at home on Parker Street. Our shared house represents a loving home, one that we all enjoy coming home to and growing together spiritually and emotionally.


    The Jesuit Volunteer Corps has provided me the opportunity to become a member of an expansive network of like-minded individuals who are striving to make the world a better place. I look forward to where this year will take me. The picture is of me and my community mates at the Jersey Shore!




Here's to YOU!

To all students, staff and faculty who welcomed and engaged with the Higher Learning Commission during their visit!


To Everyone who participated in River Clean up last Saturday! Check out some photos of the day below! 






Faithful Citizenship
Immigration and the Elections


 Click here to read about immigration and Catholic Social Teaching.

A Prayer

The Sucipe

-St. Ignatius of Loyola


Listen here.

In This Issue
Mass with Bishop
Prayer Requests
Schedule Change
Donor Drive
All Saints
Fr. Conroy, SJ
Service Scholarship
All Souls
Retreat Leadership
CLC Retreat
Mass of Remembrance
Doc Hendley
Question of the Week
Free Subscription
JVC Reflection
Here's to YOU!
Faithful Citizenship
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry

Sunday, October 28th 
6:00pm: Mass with Bishop Finn (SFX) 


Monday, October 29th  

12noon: Mass (MC)

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

10:30pm-Midnight: Adoration (MC)  


Tuesday, October 30th 

Midnight-11:00am: Adoration (MC)

10:00am-7:00pm: Bone Marrow Drive (Fishbowl)

12noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (Mabee Chapel)  


Wednesday, October 31st

12noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thursday, November 1st

All Saints Day

12noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Mass (MC)

9:00pm: Fr. Conroy Lecture (Finucane Center)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, November 2nd

All Souls Day 

12noon: All Souls Commemoration Mass (MC)


Sunday, November 4th

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