The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

November 4, 2012
Tonight's 6pm Mass

This week, the music is provided by our Contemporary Ensemble.  

Come join us in prayer at SFX!  

CLC Retreat
Registrations due TODAY!


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.   

Retreat on the Rock
Leader Applications - Due TUESDAY!


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 THIS TUESDAY, November 6th.

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. 
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.

Vocation Dialogue 
Question of the Week

question markThis Week's Question: Where did Rockhurst's name come from?  


Last Week's Answer: November 1st is the Feast of All Saints, and November 2nd is the Feast of All Souls. 


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 . . . Jessica Ostertag!
Here's to YOU!

Life Savers! Kudos to all who gave blood and  who registered with the National Bone Marrow Donor registry last week! 


All who exercise their right and privilege through voting this Tuesday!  


Amate House
A Reflection by Josh Hollis '10

(Josh is in the striped shirt on the left hand side)


Greetings all!  My name is Josh Hollis and I am a 2010 Rockhurst graduate.  This year I am serving as an Amate House volunteer in Chicago, Illinois.  I chose to apply to Amate House because of the program's focus on faith, community, stewardship, service and social justice, and I am currently enjoying living out these tenets during my year of service in Chicago!


I live on the south side of Chicago with eleven other housemates in a former convent.  Each of us serves full time as volunteers at different sites around Chicago.  I have the opportunity to work with the Chicago Legal Clinic at the Chancery Advice Desk.  I am the intake desk manager for the walk-in legal advice desk and am the first point of contact for clients who have legal questions about mortgage foreclosure.  On a typical day, fifty to sixty homeowners will come into our office at the downtown courthouse seeking help so that they can represent themselves in court through the mortgage foreclosure process.  After determining that a client qualifies for our services, I arrange for the client to sit down and meet with an attorney in our office.  It has definitely been challenging learning the foreclosure process and equally challenging trying to explain it to the clients who are often frustrated by the time they find their way to our office.  I am definitely growing in the virtue of patience!


I have really enjoyed living in an intentional community with my eleven housemates.  We live simply in order to be in solidarity with the less fortunate and strive to be good stewards of the resources that we are given.  Living simply has certainly made me more appreciative of the blessings I have been given in my life.  My housemates and I take turns cooking and cleaning and are responsible for the upkeep of our house.  Each night after we all get home from our service sites, we share a community dinner together which allows us to enjoy each other's company and share our experiences from the day.  Living with eleven others certainly has its challenges, but is also very rewarding as someone is always around to talk with or share a laugh.  It is a blessing to be able to share my experience with such a loving community that is committed to making the world a better place for all to live.  I am definitely excited to see how the rest of my time with Amate House unfolds! 


A Prayer for Elections

Loving and Gracious God, we remember that your plan for us is fullness of life lived with love, justice and mercy.


Be with us and our whole nation this year as we work together in selecting political leaders of our society. Help us to keep the common good before us.


Strengthen our gifts of wisdom, courage and respect for the views of others.


Deepen in us the willingness to act in solidarity with people who are economically poor and with women seeking fullness of life in society.


Help us be persistent in testing political remedies against what they will do for people, to people, with people, and what they will mean for the health of our earth home.


Help us to support one another in exercising our precious responsibilities as citizens in a representative democracy.

After the elections, strengthen us to continue to work with our leaders, seeking an ever more just society that acts in harmony and interdependence with all creation.


We ask this in the name of Jesus in union with Your Spirit. Amen. 


by Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic Office

In This Issue
Contemporary Ensemble
CLC Retreat
Retreat Leadership
Mass of Remembrance
Doc Hendley
Prayer Requests
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
Amate House
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry

Sunday, November 4th  

CLC Retreat Apps Due

6:00pm: Mass 


Monday, November 5th 

12noon: Mass (MC)

9:15pm: Reconciliation (MC) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, November 6th 

Election Day

ROTR Leader Apps Due 

12noon: Mass of Remembrance (MC)

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


Wednesday, November 7th

12noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thursday, November 8th

12noon: Mass (MC)

7:30pm: Doc Hendley (Convo)


Friday, November 9th

12noon: Mass (MC)


Saturday, November 10th

CLC Retreat 


Sunday, November 11th

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)

7:00pm: Vocation Dialogue (Jes Res) 

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