The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

April 7, 2013
This Sunday: Divine Mercy Sunday

 This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday!

Divine Mercy Sunday focuses on God's mercy as an event and on God's continuing action of mercy throughout salvation history.


Social Justice Week
Buckle up, Hawks!
 Social Justice week is upon us, and is bringing the heat. Join in the fun of social justice week, sponsored by VOICES for Justice and in partnership with Greek Week.  

Check out the listing of events below and choose to make these events a priority in your schedule this week.

Monday - Friday (lunchtime, fishbowl): Solidarity Shop featuring products purchased during Rockhurst's service trips


Tuesday & Wednesday (11am - 5pm, Finucane Jesuit Center): Refugee Simulation by Jesuit Refugee Services


Tuesday (4:30, Massman 250) - Hunger Banquet at Pasta and Prayer 


Wednesday (10am - 2pm, Fishbowl): Canstruction 


Thursday (7pm, Massman 250): Refugee Panel Discussion and documentary


Friday (noon, Cafeteria): Fair Trade Fashion Show

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.


Attention CLC Leaders

You are invited to apply for Cura Personalis, a national retreat 

and workshop for young adult CLC Leaders from May 28 - June 2nd 

in Houston, TX.  Rockhurst will cover all but $75 of our costs - we can 

send four CLC Leaders.  If you are interested, please complete the 

application here

Question of the Week

question markThis Week's Question:  Who is the Queen of all Saints? 


Last Week's Answer: A solemnity is the highest ranking holy day possible in the Catholic Church calendar.  There are two solemnities in the Easter season. 


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 . . . Larry Rudolf!
A Prayer 
Divine Mercy Chaplet
How to Recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. At the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts the Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.


Optional Opening Prayers

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.


O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!


Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed:


Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass 

against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.


Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.


The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Then, on the large bead before each decade:


Eternal Father,
I offer you the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity,
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins 

and those of the whole world.


On the ten small beads of each decade, say:


For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,

have mercy on us and on the whole world.


Conclude with (Say 3 Times):


Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us

and on the whole world.


Optional Closing Prayer


Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.


St. Faustina' Divine Mercy Chaplet

In This Issue
Divine Mercy
Social Justice Week
Silent Retreat
Yom HaShoah
CLC Leaders
Question of the Week
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, April 7th

6pm: Student Mass (SFX)


Monday, April 8th

12noon: Mass (MC)

Lunchtime: Solidarity Shop (cafeteria)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, April 9th

12noon-5pm: Refugee Simulation (Finucane Center)

12noon: Mass (MC)

Lunchtime: Solidarity Shop (cafeteria)

4:30pm: Hunger Banquet/ Pasta and Prayer (M250)


Wednesday, April 10th 

10am-2pm: Canstruction (fishbowl)

12noon-5pm: Refugee Simultion (Finucane Center) 

12noon: Mass (MC)

Lunchtime: Solidarity Shop (cafeteria)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thursday, April 11th

12noon: Mass (MC)

Lunchtime: Solidarity Shop (cafeteria)

7pm: Refugee Panel and documentary  (Mass 250)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Friday, April 12th

12noon: Mass (MC)

12noon: Fair Trade Fashion Show (cafeteria)

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