The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry
February 24, 2013
Eucharistic Adoration
February 25th  
Eucharistic Adoration will be offered February 25th.
Simply stop by or sign up for a specific hour; the schedule is posted on the chapel door. 

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

An opportunity for students, staff and faculty . . .
RSVP to Ellen Spake by Tuesday, February 26th. 

College Day of Prayer  

February 28th 

This Thursday, February 28th is
College Day of Prayer. 

We encourage all members of the campus community to pause in prayer in a special way this day.  Recognizing the great privilege of a college education, we pray in gratitude for this immense gift and in petition that we may use all of our gifts to glorify God and care well for God's creation. 

This is also the day that Pope Benedict XVI officially retires.  We pray in gratitude for his service and his humble example and in petition as the Catholic Church enters a period of transition.

Prayer cards will be available throughout Massman.  The following communal prayer opportunities are also offered this day:
  • 12noon Mass (MC)
  • 12:20 Liturgy of the Hours: Midday Prayer (MC)
  • 6:00pm Liturgy of the Hours: Vespers (MC)
  • Pre-10:10 Mass: Liturgy of the Hours: Night Prayer (MC)
  • 10:10pm Mass (MC)
Service Trip Send Off

Please gather in the Mabee Chapel
on Friday, March 1st
at 2:15pm (new time!) 
to bless the participants in the
spring break service-immersion trips!
Spring Break Schedule of
Campus Ministry Offerings
All regularly scheduled Campus Ministry liturgies and events are cancelled for the week of spring break with the exception of the following:

12noon weekday Masses will be celebrated in the Mabee Chapel
6pm Mass on Sunday, March 10th will be celebrated in the
Mabee Chapel

Have a safe, fun and rejuvenating break!

Ignatian Heritage Week

March 10th-15th 

Iggy in Snow
Rockhurst's Mission Office
will hold its first-ever
Ignatian Heritage Week
the week of March 10th-15th.

and stay tuned for more details.

Ignatian Heritage Week:

Interfaith Panel

Friday, March 15th at 4pm
Finucane Jesuit Center
Male Day of Service

CLC Leader Applications 

Here is the application!

Return completed applications to Bill Kriege by March 13th.

Frosh Get-A-Way Leader Applications 

Did YOU love Frosh Get-A-Way?  Apply to be a leader!  
Click here to get a copy of the application, fill it out, and turn it in to Cindy Schmersal.  Make sure you fill out
Due March 13th to Cindy :) 
Miller Service Scholarship

Stop by Campus Ministry or click here to learn more about this service scholarship and to pick up an application.

Applications are due to Maureen Henderson on March 13th.

Lent Calendar 

As we embrace this Lenten season, Campus 
Ministry encourages you to seek out opportunities to deepen your faith.  Take a look at the Lenten Calendar
Reconciliation-Lenten Hours 
Good News! For the Lenten Season, 
Campus Ministry is offering extended
Reconciliation hours on Mondays from 
8-9:45 in the Mabee Chapel. 

Lenten Offering:

Liturgy of the Hours


Questions?  Contact Ryan Smith.   
Water for Duchity
For our Lenten Almsgiving offering, Campus Ministry is partnering with a student effort to bring clean water to the village of Duchity, Haiti, where residents currently drink from a cesspool of a water source. Monies raised through our Lenten Water Bottle Piggy Banks will be used to purchase water filters that would bolster health and the local economy: the one-piece filters are Haitian-made.
Question of the Week

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This Week's Question: 
What are the three pillars of Lent? 
Last Week's Answer: A variety of reasons are often given for why Catholics abstain from eating meat during Lent.  This blog post offers a good overview of some of the most common answers to last week's question.

And the Winner is . . . Maddie Burkemper!

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: Holy Matrimony


Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with "the wedding feast of the Lamb" (Rev 19:7, 9). Scripture often refers to marriage, its origin and purpose, the meaning God gave to it, and its renewal in the covenant made by Jesus with his Church.


God created man and woman out of love and commanded them to imitate his love in their relations with each other. Man and woman were created for each other. "It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him. . . . The two of them become one body" (Gn 2:18; 24). Woman and man are equal in human dignity, and in marriage both are united in an unbreakable bond.


Jesus brought to full awareness the divine plan for marriage. In John's Gospel, Christ's first miracle occurs at the wedding in Cana. "The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence" (CCC, no. 1613).


By their marriage, the couple witnesses Christ's spousal love for the Church. One of the Nuptial Blessings in the liturgical celebration of marriage refers to this in saying, "Father, you have made the union of man and wife so holy a mystery that it symbolizes the marriage of Christ and his Church."  


The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.
A Prayer 

My God, I do not know what must come to me today.

But I am certain that nothing can happen to me

that you have not foreseen, decreed,  

and ordained from all eternity.

That is sufficient for me. I adore your impenetrable  

and eternal designs,

to which I submit with all my heart.

I desire, I accept them all, and I unite my sacrifice

to that of Jesus Christ, my divine Savior.

I ask in his name and through his infinite merits,

patience in my trials, and perfect and entire submission

to all that comes to me by your good pleasure.



-St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J.

In This Issue
Eucharistic Adoration
Brown Bag
College Day of Prayer
Service Trip Send Off
Spring Break
Ignatian Heritage Week
Inerfaith Panel
Male Day of Service
CLC leader Applications
Frosh Get-A-Way Leader
Miller Scholarship
Lenten Season
Liturgy of the Hours
Water for Duchity
Question of the Week
Year of Faith
Quotes for Reflection

This Week in  
Campus Ministry


Sunday, February 24th

4:00pm: March for Life De-Briefing Meeting (CMC)  

6:00pm: Mass (SFX) 


Monday, February 25th   

12noon: Mass (MC)

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

Post-Mass-10:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (MC)  

6:00pm: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

8-9:45pm: Reconciliation (MC)

Pre-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, February 26th

12noon: Mass (MC)

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer - Mass (MC)  

6:00pm: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)


Wednesday, February 27th

12:00noon: Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Sweetman - RSVP Required (M248)

12noon: Mass (MC)

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

6:00pm: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

Pre-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)  


Thursday, February 28th 

College Day of Prayer

12noon: Mass (MC) 

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

6:00pm: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

Pre-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Friday, March 1st 

12:00pm: Mass (MC)

Post-Mass: Liturgy of Hours (MC)

2:15pm: Service Trip Send Off (MC) 

Happy Spring Break!

Be safe, make good choices, relax and keep those traveling and those engaging in service in your prayers!  


Sunday, March 3rd

Spring Break - No 6pm Mass 

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