The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

November 11, 2012


Vocation Dialogue 

Whether you're discerning or simply curious and want to hear about others' life experiences, we hope you attend!

November is

Jesuit Vocations Promotions Month 

Father Walter Ciszek, SJ (1904-1984), is one of the most inspiring Jesuits of the 20th century.  


Beginning in the late 1930s, American-born Fr. Ciszek spent 23 years in Russia, much of it in captivity in Siberian labor camps and Soviet prisons.   To add to the intrigue surrounding this extraordinary Jesuit's life, Fr. Ciszek's daring release - a complicated prisoner exchange - was negotiated with the help of President John F. Kennedy just one month before the president's tragic assassination. Although Fr. Ciszek's life reads like a Hollywood script, his experience results from one simple question:  Will you devote your life to the service of others? As Jesuits have for centuries, Fr. Walter Ciszek answered that call.


Read more about Fr. Ciszek, SJ's life here

Service Immersion 
Leader Meeting 



 Tuesday, November 27th, 4:30pm, Massman 248: Mandatory meeting for all service-immersion trip student leaders

Question of the Week

question markThis Week's Question:  What does the "S.J." stand for at the end of a Jesuit's name?


Last Week's Answer: 

Rockhurst University's name originated from the famous Stonyhurst Jesuit College in England and for the rocky hill, which provided both its foundation and the stone for its early buildings.


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 . . . Courtney Lock!
Here's to YOU!

Stefani Paul for her beautiful photo that we used for the photo banner this week! Go Hawks! 


Engaged citizens who exercised their right to vote on Tuesday!


All who came out to hear Doc Hendley speak and who, motivated by his message, will continue working to affect positive change in our world!


The spectacular RAs and others who invested a ton of work to make Beyond Words so successful at raising awareness about oppression and inviting us all to "be the change." 

A Prayer 
You Have Called Me by Name
-Joseph Tetlow, SJ
Oh, Lord my God,
You called me from the sleep of nothingness
merely because in your tremendous love
you want to make good and beautiful beings. 
You have called me by my name in my mother's
You have given me breath and light and movement
and walked with me every moment of my existence. 
I am amazed, Lord God of the universe,
that you attend to me and, more, cherish me.
Create in me the faithfulness that moves you, 
and I will trust you and yearn for you all my days. 
In This Issue
Vocation Night
Jesuit Vocations
Service Leader
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, November 11th  

6:00pm: Mass

7:00pm: Vocation Night


Monday, November 12th 

12noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, November 13th  

12noon: Mass (MC)

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


Wednesday, November 14th

12noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thursday, November 15th

12noon: Mass (MC)


Friday, November 16th

Ignatian Teach In

12noon: Mass (MC)



November 17th

Ignatian Teach In 


Sunday, November 18th

Ignatian Teach In 

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