The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

November 18, 2012

Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy
Those affected by Hurricane Sandy are still in need of aid.  If you are interested in donating to relief efforts, please visit the website at Catholic Charities to help support the volunteers and workers who are there. 
As always, let us keep Hurricane Sandy residents in our prayers. 
Next Week's 6pm Mass
Next week, we will offer 6pm student Mass in the Mabee Chapel instead of at SFX due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Classes on the Jesuits -
It's Not Too Late!

Interested in learning more about the Jesuits - their history and spirituality?  It's not too late to register!
Or, perhaps you would like to learn more about the Jesuits and the arts.  That's an option, too!
Service Immersion 
Leader Meeting 



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

Cookies and Caroling! 
CST and Hunger Games 
CLC Leader Potluck
CLC Leader Potluck is set for Wednesday, December 4th from 4:45pm to 6:00pm at the CMC.  We'll share the joys, struggles and graces of this past semester over a nice home-cooked (by us!) meal. 

Please let Bill know if you can attend and, if so, what you can bring so we don't end up with 15 pans of brownies (though that might not be a bad idea...)!

JV Reflection
Beth Columbo

 Joining the Jesuit Volunteer Corps has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life.  Moving across the country to Boston to live in a vibrant city and work in a domestic violence shelter with Asian women was a scary thought for me.  However, the support that I have received in my house has been incredible.  I have the opportunity to go to work each day and work closely with women who have survived domestic violence situations.  I get to help them through the struggles' of getting a restraining order, filing for a divorce, and applying for public housing and food stamps.  I also get to just talk with them and learn how to make Chinese dumplings and help make the decorations for a Nepali ritual.   


 After work I get to go home to a community where we are able to share our thoughts on our day in an environment where everyone is going through similar experiences.  We also get to share our ideas on religion and spirituality with one another.  In community we all try to help build each other up and help each other grow through some of the difficult things that we are experiencing in our job.


These first three months have been a wonderful learning experience for me and I only hope that I continue to grow throughout my year as a JV.

Question of the Week

question markThis Week's Question:  As we approach Thanksgiving, what are the blessings of last year for which you are most grateful? 


Last Week's Answer: The "S.J" after a Jesuit's name stands for "Society of Jesus."


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 . . . Brian Golka!
Here's to YOU!
 Megan Reid and Danny Duggan for your work in
planning the CLC retreat!
A Prayer 
Thanksgiving Prayer
by: Cecilia A. Moore
This Thanksgiving let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord. At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike remember that we are called to serve on another and to walk together in God's gracious world. With thankful hearts we praise our God who like a loving parent denies us no good thing. 
In This Issue
Hurricane Sandy
Next Week's 6pm Mass
Classes on Jesuits
Service Leader Meeting
Cookies and Caroling
Hunger Games
CLC Leader Potluck
JV Reflection
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, November 18th  

Ignation Teach In

6:00pm: Mass


Monday, November 19th 

12noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, November 20th  

12noon: Mass (MC)

No Pasta and Prayer due to break.  


Wednesday, November 21st Thanksgiving Break


Thursday, November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving Day! 


Friday, November 23rd

Thanksgiving Break


Saturday, November 24th 

Thanksgiving Break 


Sunday, November 25th

Thanksgiving Break

6:00pm: Mass (MC) 

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