The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry
January 27, 2013

Meet and Greet with Jesuit Novices 

Sign up for a time slot on the chapel door
or simply stop by as time allows.
Liturgical Minister Training

Leftovers With Love 

Interested in volunteering? 
Email Nanda and Tess at
Ignatian Pilgrimage

Are you potentially interested in going on an Ignatian Pilgrimage? Slated for July 14-28, 2013, this two-week pilgrimage is organized by the Ignatian Camino office of the Spanish Jesuits. It will combine guided visits to prominent Ignatian sites (Loyola, Arantzazu, Montserrat, Manresa) AND six days of trekking along the newly developed Camino Ignaciano, where walkers trace the route of Ignatius' own famous 1522 pilgrimage. The pilgrimage is offered for the exceptionally reasonable price (Euro 800, approximately $1050, not including transport to/from Spain).


Here is a Q and A and a one-pager that offer more information. For general information about the Camino itself, see:

If you are considering this opportunity, contact Cindy Schmersal to indicate your interest.

Jesuit Come and See 

Interested in learning more about the Jesuits? 
Considering a possible vocation to the ordained priesthood? 

Check out this "Come and See" Weekend.

If interested, contact Fr. John for more information.
This Lent: Journey with Jesus
An Offering of the Ignatian Spirituality Center 
Kansas City's Ignatian Spirituality Center invites you to Journey with Jesus this Lent through an Ignatian-style retreat in daily life.  To learn more about this opportunity, read this.
Question of the Week

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This Week's Question: 
Fill in the blank: This year marked the ______ anniversary of the March for Life in Washington D.C.

Last Week's Answer: The Amendment recognizing MLK Day as a national holiday was passed in 1983.

And the Winner is . . . Jessica Murray!

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.
Deepening our Faith in the Year of Faith
The Sacraments: Confirmation



Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.


The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John.


Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.


Those who believed in the Apostles' preaching were baptized and received the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands. The Apostles baptized believers in water and the Spirit. Then they imparted the special gift of the Spirit through the laying on of hands. "'The imposition of hands is rightly recognized by the Catholic tradition as the origin of the sacrament of Confirmation, which in a certain way perpetuates the grace of Pentecost in the Church'" (CCC, no. 1288, citing Pope Paul VI, Divinae Consortium Naturae, no. 659).


By the second century, Confirmation was also conferred by anointing with holy oil, which came to be called sacred Chrism. "This anointing highlights the name 'Christian,' which means 'anointed' and derives from that of Christ himself whom God 'anointed with the Holy Spirit'" (CCC, no. 1289, citing Acts 10:38).


-From the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

January is Poverty Awareness Month 
January is Poverty Awareness Month.
As you move through the remainder of this month, we invite you to use the Catholic Campaign for Human Development's calendar to prayerfully consider this devastating social reality and your response.   
A Prayer

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.


If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.


If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.


If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.


What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.


If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.


The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.


Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.


In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.


-this version is credited to Mother Teresa

In This Issue
Jesuit Novices
Liturgical Ministry
Leftovers with Love
Ignatian Pilgrimage
Jesuit Come and See
Journey with Jesus
Question of the Week
Year of Faith
Poverty Awareness Month
A Prayer
This Week in  
Campus Ministry


Sunday, January 27th  

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)

7:00pm: Meet and Greet with Jesuit Novices (Jes Res) 


Monday, January 28th

12noon: Mass (MC)
12:30pm: Adoration begins (MC)
9:15pm: Reconciliation (MC)
10:00pm: Adoration ends (MC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC)

Tuesday, January 29th  

12noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC) 


Wednesday, January 30th

12noon: Mass

4:00pm: Liturgical Ministry Training (SFX) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)  


Thursday, January 31st

12noon: Mass

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Friday, February 1st  

12noon: Mass (MC)


Sunday,February 3rd 

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