The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry
March 10, 2013
Welcome Back . . .
It's a Full Week! 
Hawks, we miss having you around campus so much so that we had your break cut short by an hour!

(Did you remember to turn your clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time?)

We are thrilled to have you back on campus and hope that you return refreshed and ready for a full week!

This week, we celebrate Ignatian Heritage week, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Office of Mission and Ministry.  Be sure to check out the calendar of events below.

Also, this week includes a number of deadlines for Campus Ministry-related opportunities:
  • Male Day of Service registrations are due on Monday.
  • CLC Leader apps are due to Bill on Wednesday.
  • Frosh Get-A-Way Leader apps are due to Cindy by Wednesday.
  • Miller Service Scholarship apps are due to Maureen by Friday. 
We look forward to seeing you around campus in the coming days!
6pm Mass 
Tonight's 6pm Student Mass  
will be celebrated in
the Mabee Chapel.


Ignatian Heritage Week

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Rockhurst's Mission Office
is holding its first-ever
Ignatian Heritage Week
this week, March 10th-15th.

Ignatian Heritage Week:

Mayors' Forum

Ignatian Heritage Week:

Interfaith Panel

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


Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

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


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 15th.
Living Stations of the Cross - Volunteers Needed!

Fr. John Craig, SJ is coordinating a
Living Stations of the Cross
to take place on the Quad
on the afternoon Tuesday, March 19th. 

Students, staff and faculty are needed to assist!

If interested, please email Fr. John ASAP.
SuperNatural Christians Retreat  Applications Now Available! 

Stop by Campus Ministry today to pick up your application.
Mass Hospitality
If your student org is interested in providing hospitality for a 6pm Sunday Night Student Mass, a few dates remain for this semester: April 14th, April 21st and April 28th.  Contact Cindy for more info.
SFX Soup and Spirituality 
Care for Creation: Interfaith Perspectives
A few sessions still remain in this year's SFX Lenten Series

Wednesday, March 13th: Barry Speert, MSW - Judaism
Wednesday, March 20th: Ira Harritt - Universal Sufism

6:00pm: Simple supper of soup and break
6:30pm: Presentation

Rockhurst Community Center
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: 
Name one of the three current mayors in the metro area who are Rockhurst grads. 
Last Week's Answer: The three pillars of Lent are fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

And the Winner is . . . Sarah Nicholas!

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.
Here's to You!
To those of you who graciously helped dig SFX out from our second massive snowfall, you ROCK!  Know that we appreciate you!!

The More You Know . . .
How is a new Pope selected?
We thought you may appreciate a refresher on the process for selecting the new pope. 

Here is a brief video from Busted Halo on the process. 

Or, if you prefer in writing, here is a step-by-step guide from John Allen, Jr. of NCR.
Deepening our Faith in the Year of Faith
Morality: Made in the Image of God


This week, we offer the first in a series of excerpts on morality taken from the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults.

Part 1: Made in the Image of God


The most basic principle of the Christian moral life is the awareness that every person bears the dignity of being made in the image of God. He has given us an immortal soul and through the gifts of intelligence and reason enables us to understand the order of things established in his creation. God has also given us a free will to seek and love what is true, good, and beautiful. Sadly, because of the Fall, we also suffer the impact of Original Sin, which darkens our minds, weakens our wills, and inclines us to sin. Baptism delivers us from Original Sin but not from its effects-especially the inclination to sin, concupiscence. Within us, then, is both the powerful surge toward the good because we are made in the image of God, and the darker impulses toward evil because of the effects of Original Sin.


But we should always remember that Christ's dying and rising offers us new life in the Spirit, whose saving grace delivers us from sin and heals sin's damage within us. Thus we speak of the value, dignity, and goal of human life, even with its imperfections and struggles. Human life, as a profound unity of physical and spiritual dimensions, is sacred. It is distinct from all other forms of life, since it alone is imprinted with the very image of its Creator.

A Lenten Resource:
Virtual Stations of the Cross 
Looking for new resources this Lent?
A Prayer 
Lord, enfold me in the depths of your heart;
and there hold me, refine, purge, and set me on fire,
raise me aloft, until my own self knows utter annihilation.

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ
In This Issue
Welcome Back!
Tonight's 6pm Mass
Ignatian Heritage Week
Mayors' Forum
Inerfaith Panel
Male Day of Service
Brown Bag
CLC leader Applications
Frosh Get-A-Way Leader
Miller Scholarship
Living Station of Cross
SuperNatural Retreat
Mass Hospitality
SFX Soup&Spirituality
Water for Duchity
Question of the Week
Here's to YOU!
Papal Selection Process
Year of Faith
Lenten Resource
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, March 10th

Spring Break 

6:00pm: Mass (MC) 


Monday, March 11th  

12noon: Mass (MC)

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

3:00-4:30pm: Reflection with Fr. Yavorsky, SJ (M250) 

6:00pm: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

8-9:45pm: Reconciliation (MC)

Pre-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, March 12th  

12noon: Mass (MC)

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

3-4:30pm: How to Lead Ignatian Reflection with Dr. Cirincione - RSVP Required (M250) 

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC)  

6:00pm: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)


Wednesday, March 13th  

CLC Leader Application Deadline

FGAW Leader Application Deadline 

12noon: Mass (MC)

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

2:30-3:30: Book Discussion with Dr. Madigan - RSVP Required (M248)

6:00pm: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

Pre-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Thursday, March 14th  

12noon: Mass (MC) 

Post-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

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

7:00pm: Mayors' Forum (Convo)

Pre-Mass: Liturgy of the Hours (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Friday, March 15th  

Miller Scholarship Application Deadline 

12:00pm: Mass (MC)

12:00-2:30pm: Ignatian Conversations - RSVP Required (M250) 

Post-Mass: Liturgy of Hours (MC)

4:00pm: Student Interfaith Panel (Finucane Jesuit Center)


Saturday, March 16th

7:30am-5:00pm: Male Day of Service - Registration Required


Sunday, March 17th

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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