The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

September 22, 2013
Silent Retreat
Questions?  Interest?  Contact Cindy


Monday: LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together)
We'll be delving into relationships of the romantic variety (the first of many times to be sure) and look forward to having you join us!
Tuesday: Pasta and Prayer


On a gluten-free diet?  Please email Cindy by 12noon on Tuesday  

if you plan to attend Pasta and Prayer.   

Wednesday: Immigration Mass


Wednesday and Thursday: Liturgical Ministry Trainings


Thursday: Oklahoma City Day of Service Deadline
Sign-Ups are due this Thursday, September 26th to 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!!!
Family and Alumni Weekend Mass
Family and Alumni Weekend Mass will be on Saturday, September 28th at 4pm at SFX.  
We encourage all to attend.

If you are unable to join in Saturday's celebration, please note that 6pm Mass on
Sunday, September 29th will be celebrated in Mabee chapel rather than SFX. 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Mabee Chapel the last Monday of each month from 12:30pm until 10:00pm. Adoration will take place next week, Monday, September 30th. Sign up on the chapel door or through contacting Kim Plumb, or simply stop by.
Service Trips
Service-Immersion Trip applications are due October 4th.
Now available at Campus Ministry's website
Don't forget to sign up for an interview

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.
We Celebrate You
You Rock
This week 18 new CLCs start their journeys together to grow as a community and deepen their relationships with God, themselves and others.
We are grateful for all who have made this great community a growing success.
Know that you will be in our prayers now and always!
Question of the Week
question markQuestion of the Week: Monday, Spetember 23rd is the feast day of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.  Of what is St. Pio the patron saint?
Last Week's Answer: 
Bill Kriege (Kansas City '97-98) of Campus Ministry, Cindy Schmersal (Detroit '02-03) of Campus Ministry, and Andrea Essner (Nicaragua '10-12) of Admissions are all former Jesuit Volunteers. 

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!
Some students have expressed an affinity for Fr. Mike Schmitz's podcasts.  We thought you may enjoy checking them out.  Given this year's theme of magis, perhaps a great place to begin is with Fr. Schmitz's homily on "More."


Prayer for the Week


Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have

You present so that I do not forget You.

You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need

Your strength, that I may not fall so often.


Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,

and without You, I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,

and without You, I am in darkness.


Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love

You very much, and always be in Your company.


Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,

I wish it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of Love.


Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the

day is coming to a close, and life passes, death,

judgement, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew

 my strength, so that I will not stop along

the way and for that, I need You.


It is getting late and death approaches.

I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.

O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!


Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of bread,

so that the Eucharistic Communion be the light which disperses

the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.


Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death,

I want to remain united to You, if not by Communion,

at least by grace and love.

Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation,

because I do not merit it, but, the gift of Your Presence,

oh yes, I ask this of You!


Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for.

Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart,

Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other

reward but to love You more and more.

With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while

on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity.



 -St. Padre Pio 

In This Issue
Silent Retreat
Pasta and Prayer
Immigration Mass
Liturgical Ministry
Oklahoma City
Family Weekend Mass
Service Trips
River Relief
Come and See
We Celebrate You
Question of Week
Check it Out
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, September 22nd
6pm: Mass - (SFX)


Mon, September 23rd

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00pm: LIFT (CMC) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tues, September 24th

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30: Pasta & Prayer (MC)


Weds, September 25th

Noon:Immigration Mass (MC)

4:00: Lit. Min. Training

10:10pm: Mass (MC)   


Thurs, September 26th

Deadline: OK day of service

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00: Lit. Min. Training

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, September 27th

Noon: Mass (MC) 


Sat, September 28nd

4:00pm: Family and Alumni Weekend Mass (SFX)


Sunday, September 29th

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