The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

October 6th, 2013
Sunday: Pizza and Conversation
Fr. Drew Kirschman, S.J., Vocation Director for the Missouri Province, will be at the Jesuit Residence across from the Campus Ministry Center after today's 6pm Mass to talk about vocations.
All are welcome! 
Tuesday: Praise and Worship at Pasta and Prayer
Join us for Tuesday's Pasta and Prayer slated for 4:30 in the Chapel.  The Contemporary Ensemble will be present to lead praise and worship.
Wednesday: Silent Retreat Deadline
Interested? Contact Cindy or stop by the Campus Ministry offices to pick up an application. 
Thursday: World Cultures Day Prayer Service
Join us on Thursday, October 10th at 11am in the Convocation Center
for the World Culture's Day Prayer Service.
Digging Deeper
Welcoming Prayer
 Welcoming Prayer Workshop
Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:00 to 12:00 (Check in at 8:30am)
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
The Chapel
Welcoming prayer is a form of contemplative prayer,
a method of consenting to God's presence and action in
our life.
For more informtion please contact Mariann McCormally
@ 816-523-5115 or 
Question of the Week
question markQuestion of the Week: Pope Francis selected a group of eight cardinals to assist with Vatican reform.  Who is the U.S. cardinal included in the group?
Last Week's Answer: 
Peter Hans-Kolvenbach, SJ was the 29th Superior General (i.e. world-wide head honcho) of the Society of Jesus, aka "the Jesuits."

Last Week's Winner is . . . Larry Rudolf!

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.

We Celebrate You
You Rock
Student Life and Alumni Offices  
for providing such a spectacular
Family and Alumni Weekend
Check it Out!
It's been a full week at the Vatican. 
Have you ever taken the time to explore everything offered on their website? If not, have at it! 
A Big Heart Open to God
In case you missed it, America Magazine featured an interview with Pope Francis, conducted by Antonio Spadaro, S.J. The interviews took place over the course of three days. The result is an insightful look at our new Pope.
Prayer for the Week

We arrange our lives as best we can,

to keep your holiness at bay,

            with our pieties,

            our doctrines,

            our liturgies,

            our moralities,

            our secret ideologies,


Safe, virtuous, settled.

And then you -

            You and your dreams,

            You and your visions,

            You and your purposes,

            You and your commands,

            You and our neighbors.

We find your holiness not at bay,

            but probing, pervading,

            insisting, demanding.

And we yield, sometimes gladly,

            sometimes resentfully,

            sometimes late . . .or soon.

We yield because you, beyond us, are our God.

            we are your creatures met by your holiness,

            by your holiness made our true selves.

            and we yield.



-Walter Brueggemann


In This Issue
Pizza & Conversation
Pasta & Prayer
Silent Retreat
World Cultures Day
Question of Week
Welcoming Prayer
Question of Week
We Celebrate You
Check it Out
Pope's Interview
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, October 6th
: Mass - (MC)
7pm: Pizza and Conversation (JR)


Mon, October 7th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tues, October 8th

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30: Pasta & Prayer (MC)


Weds, October 9th

Silent Retreat Deadline

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)   


Thurs, October 10th 

World Cultures Day

11:00am: World Cultures Day Prayer Service (Convo) 

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, October 11th

Noon: Mass (MC) 


Sunday, October 13th

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