The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

September 8, 2013
Ignatian Heritage Week
September 8-13, 2013


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Student Mass

Father Bill Oulvey, S.J.

6:00 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish


Monday, September 9, 2013

Daily Examen

3:30 pm at the statue of St. Ignatius


Magis presentation

Father Jim Blumeyer, S.J.

4:00 pm at the statue of Our Lady Mary


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mass of the Holy Spirit

10:30 am St. Francis Xavier Parish

Renaissance Festival - Kinerk Commons


Daily Examen

3:30 pm at the statue of St. Ignatius


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Daily Examen

3:30 pm at the statue of St. Ignatius


Saint John's Bible Presentation

7:00 pm Mabee Theatre

Reception in Greenlease Library

RSVP by Friday, September 6:


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ignatian Conversations presentation

Father Stephen Yavorsky, S.J.

3:00 pm Massman Hall room 248


Daily Examen

3:30 pm at the statue of St. Ignatius


Ignatian Film Series

Mean Streets

7:00 pm Mabee Theatre


Friday, September 13, 2013

Daily Examen

3:30 pm at the statue of St. Ignatius


All Week

Ignatian Six Word Story Contest

Iggy Scavenger Hunt

Dress Iggy (the statue) contest


For more information visit:

Monday: Digging Deeper:
Magis Talk with Fr. Jim Blumeyer, SJ


Tuesday: Mass of the Holy Spirit


Pentecost, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002 The Saint John's Bible, Saint John's University, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  

To enable as many as possible to attend, class sessions will be suspended Sept. 10th at 10:30 A.M. and resume at 12:30 P.M. A picnic lunch will be served immediately following Mass on the Kinerk Commons.  In addition to the picnic, Renaissance performers will also be in Kinerk Commons.
Pasta and Prayer Cancelled

Due to Mass of the Holy Spirit and a full week of Ignatian Heritage offerings, Pasta and Prayer will not take place this Tuesday, September 10th.  We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday for some prayer, fellowship and feasting!


Wednesday: The St. John's Bible



Public Lecture at Rockhurst University

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

7:00 pm - Mabee Theatre

 Reception to follow with viewing of the Bible

in Greenlease Library.


Hopefully, you RSVPed by Friday, September 6th.



The Saint John's Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated bible  commissioned in over 500 years
Friday: Amate House and MercyWorks

Interested in Post-Grad Service?  Representatives from Amate House and MercyWorks, both Chicago-based post-grad volunteer programs, will be visiting campus on Friday, September 13th.  Stop by their table outside of the Fishbowl between 10-2 to learn more. 

Christian Life Communities - Deadline Approaching!

New Christian Life Communities (CLCs) will be forming soon!

CLCs are small groups of students that meet each week around the three pillars of Prayer, Community, and Mission. If you're interested in finding 'Friends in the Lord', CHECK IT OUT!


Click here for a copy of the registration form. Return completed forms to Campus Ministry.

Questions? Contact Bill.

Service Trips



Information sessions for winter and spring break service-immersion trips to international and domestic locations are set for September 17th and 18th from 5 to 6pm in Massman 250.  Come to learn about this exciting opportunity (destinations, costs, application process, etc.)! 
Contact Bill Kriege ( with questions.    
Liturgical Ministry Trainings


Oklahoma City Day of Service
Sign-Ups are now available in Campus Ministry.  We will head down October 23rd-24th to assist in tornado relief efforts. We will be sleeping one night on a gym floor and working the next day with Habitat for Humanity. 
Cost: $20.  Deadline: September 26.  
Missouri River Relief
Sign-ups are now available in Campus Ministry.  This free event on Saturday, October 5th will hook you up with a free t-shirt, lunch, and boat ride up and down the Missouri River where we will pick up trash and debris that has washed ashore. 
Contact Bill in Campus Ministry. Deadline: September 30 
Jesuit Come and See Weekend
Calling all men for a Come and See Weekend.  Join us the weekend of September 27th-29th at the Bellarmine House in Saint Louis, Missouri to meet and learn more about the Jesuits.
Contact Fr. John with any further questions.
Men's Discernment Group

 All men discerning a potential vocation to religious life are invited to join Fr. John for dinner and discussion at the Jesuit Residence at 5pm on Friday,

September 20th.   


Please RSVP with Fr. John.   


Women's Discernment Group
Join the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth for an online Women's Discernment Retreat September 22nd-26th.  Attend this private discernment retreat from wherever you are & as it fits your busy schedule.  During the retreat week you are invited to take time for prayer, reflect on a call, and speak to a spiritual guide via email, phone or Skype.  To register go to this site or email Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks at   For more information about this retreat contact: Sr. Virginia Ann via email or phone 812-963-7563. Deadline to register is Monday, September 16, 2013.
RCIA Classes
Thursdays, beginning September 18th, 7:00-9:00pm,
SFX Hearth Room
Do you attend Mass but wonder, "why do Catholics do that?"  Would you like to deepen  your own faith and understanding of the Roman Catholic faith?  Join SFX for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation)/Catechumenate classes - no strings attached!  The process includes prayer and worship, presentations on our beliefs and practices, assigned readings, videos, small group discussions, service opportunities, and LOTS of time for "Questions and Answers."  For more information contact Fr. John Craig, SJ.
We Celebrate You
You Rock
During this Ignatian Heritage Week,
we celebrate you, Society of Jesus!
Question of the Week
question markQuestion of the Week: What injury did Ignatius sustain when fighting the battle of Pamplona?
Last Week's Answer: The St. John's Bible is visiting campus this month.  Stop by the library to see it! 
 Last Week's Winner: Melissa Riley

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.

Check it Out!

Check out this rap video about St. Ignatius from our friends at Fairfield University!




Prayer Request

This Week, well over 100 first-year students and nearly 20 upper-class student leaders will participate in this year's Frosh Get-A-Way retreat.  Please hold them in your prayers as they join together to build a community with one another and with God.

Prayer for the Week

 Jesus, Join My Life to Yours


I want to unite my life to your life,
my thought to your thoughts,
my affections to your affections,
my heart to your heart,
my works to your works,
my whole self to your self,
in order to become through this union
more holy and more pleasing in the sight of your Father
and in order to make my life
more worthy of your grace
and of the reward of eternity.

I want to join your intentions to my intentions,
the holiness of your actions to mine
and the excellence of your lofty virtues
to the lowliness of mine.

For example, when I pray,
I will join the holiness of your prayer to mine:
in the totality of my life as well as in its every detail,
I will join the whole breadth and height
of your divine intentions
to whatever I have to do or to suffer.
I will join, if possible, your looks to my eyes,
your holy words to my tongue,
your meekness to my gentleness,
your humiliations and self-emptying to my humility,
in a word, your whole divine spirit to my actions:
and when, in some one of my works,
I discover something not inspired by your spirit
and which proceeds rather from my self-centeredness
or from some poorly mortified affection,
I will renounce it and disown it with my whole heart.
No, my Jesus, I promise myself to have nothing in me
which is not in union with your lofty virtues.

Jean-Pierre Medaille SJ

In This Issue
Ignatian Heritage Week
Digging Deeper
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Pasta and Prayer
St. John's Bible
Post-Grad Service
Service Trips
Liturgical Ministry
Oklahoma City
River Relief
Come and See
Men's Discernment
Women's Discernment
Here's To You
Question of Week
Check it Out
Prayer Request
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, September 8th

FGAW Leaders' Day

Ignatian Heritage Week

6pm: Mass - Kick Off to Ignatian Heritage Week(SFX)


Monday, September 9th

Noon: Mass (MC)

2:30-4pm: MOTHS Choir Dress Rehearsal

3:30pm: Daily Examen at St. Ignatius statue

4pm: Magis presentation at Our Lady of Mary statue

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, September 10th

10:30am: Mass of the Holy Spirit (SFX)

Picnic on Kinerk Commons after mass

3:30pm: Daily Examen at St. Ignatius statue 


Weds, September 11th

12th Anniversary of 9/11/01

Noon: Mass (MC)

3:30pm: Daily Examen at St. Ignatius statue

7:00pm: St. John Bible presentation (Mabee Theater)- reception in Greenlease Library after.

10:10pm: Mass (MC)   


Thurs, September 12th

Noon: Mass (MC)

3:00pm: Ignatian Conversations presentation (MH 248)

3:30pm: Daily Examen at St. Ignatius statue

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, September 13th

Frosh Get-A-Way 

Noon: Mass (MC) 

10am-2pm: Amate House and MercyWorks on campus

3:30pm: Daily Examen at St. Ignatius statue  


Saturday, September 14th

Yom Kippur



Sunday, September 15th

Frosh Get-A-Way

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