The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

March 31, 2012
Easter Blessings
"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. 
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song."
-Pope John Paul II 

Have a blessed Easter season, Hawks! We hope that your break has been filled with joy and time to celebrate the hope evidenced in the Resurrection with the ones you love.  We look forward to seeing you back at the Nest this Tuesday when classes resume. 
Water for Duchity

Don't forget to turn in your bottles of change for Duchity this week!  Stop by the Campus Ministry offices to turn in your Lenten offering.  Funds will be used to purchase FilturePure water filters for the people of Duchity.  Each filter costs $35 and provides a family with clean water for 5 years.
Silent Retreat
Yom HaShoah Name Readers 


In a spirit of solemn remembrance, Rockhurst University invites you to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom HaShoah.   Seeking to honor the memories of all those who suffered, those who were killed by the Nazis, including 152 Jesuits, and those who survived the Holocaust, our day of remembrance will take place on Wednesday, April 17 with the following events:


Reading of Names, 8:30am - 2:00pm, Pergola, near the university bell tower:  


Prayer Service, 2:30pm - 3:00pm, Greenlease Art Gallery Atrium:


We are in need of name readers: please contact Bill Kriege in Campus Ministry if you can take a 10-minute block.  

Question 3 on the April 2nd Ballot

On April 2, Kansas Citians will be given the opportunity to vote on Question 3, which would stop KC from offering future incentives for companies and the U.S. government to make parts for nuclear weapons.


The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "Every act of war directed to the indiscriminate destruction of whole cities or vast areas with their inhabitants is a crime against God and humanity, which merits firm and unequivocal condemnation.  A danger of modern warfare is that it provides the opportunity to those who possess modern scientific weapons - especially atomic, biological, or chemical weapons - to use them" (CCC #2314; cf. also Gaudium et Spes #80).  Since the use of such weapons is morally questionable, it follows that the production of such weapons is also morally questionable.


Excerpt from a Statement from the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph, Sept. 8, 2010 


Read more of the statement here

Question of the Week

question markThis Week's Question:  What is a solemnity? And how many solemnities are in the Easter season? 


Last Week's Answer: There are countless interesting facts about Pope Francis.  One such fact is that he has opted to live in the Vatican guesthouse, significantly more austere quarters than the expansive papal apartment. 


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 . . . Tim Dulle!
A Prayer 

It is only right, with all the powers of our heart and mind, to praise You Father and Your Only-Begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.


Dear Father, by Your wondrous condescension of Loving-Kindness toward us, Your servants, You gave up Your Son.


Dear Jesus You paid the debt of Adam for us to the Eternal Father by Your Blood poured forth in Loving-Kindness.


You cleared away the darkness of sin by Your magnificent and radiant Resurrection.


You broke the bonds of death and rose from the grave as a Conqueror.

You reconciled Heaven and earth. Our life had no hope of Eternal Happiness before You redeemed us.


Your Resurrection has washed away our sins, restored our innocence and brought us joy.


How inestimable is the tenderness of Your Love!


We pray You, Lord, to preserve Your servants in the peaceful enjoyment of this Easter happiness.


We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with God The Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.




-Saint Gregory Easter Prayer


In This Issue
Hurricane Sandy
Change for Duchity
Classes on Jesuits
Cookies and Caroling
Hunger Games
Question of the Week
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, March 31st

Easter Sunday


Monday, April 1st

Easter Monday

No Classes 

12noon: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, April 2nd

12noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC)


Wednesday, April 3rd 

12noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thursday, April 4th

12noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Friday, April 5th

12noon: Mass (MC)


Sunday, April 7th

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