The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

October 13th 2013
Monday: Digging Deeper
Thursday: O'Malley
Sunday: 6pm Student Mass
CLC Retreat

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 27th  
Retreat on the Rock Leadership Application
Ender's Game
Miller Service Scholarships
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 
Band of Sisters

Showing at the Tivoli on Thursday, October 24th at 7pm.  Adeptly illuminating the path from direct service to social justice to the transformation of consciousness, Band of Sisters travels with sisters who continue their mission as organic farmers, environmental attorneys, peace activists, holistic health care practitioners, podcasters, and more. With poignancy, drama, and humor, the film fosters well-deserved recognition for its engaging characters and the thousands of sisters like them.  


In the face of obstacles and threats cast by government agencies, the military, and the hierarchy of their own church, the forward-thinking U.S. nuns are on a mission of love, and it appears that nothing can stop them.


A film that show the sisters as they are, Band of Sisters is a deeply-moving story of inspiration and hope for people of all faiths.

Women's Discernment Retreat
  The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be offering a

Discernment Retreat for young women from October 25-27, 2013 at

Queen of Apostles Spiritual Life Center in Imperial, MO. 

 The retreat experience begins Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. with

Vespers and concludes Sunday at noon.

The weekend will include Eucharistic liturgies; the Sacrament of Reconciliation; Eucharistic adoration; Liturgy of the Hours prayed in common; vocation and discernment talks, meeting with sisters in formation and time for personal prayer and reflection.

Single, Catholic women (ages 18-30) are welcome to contact Sr. Colleen Smith, Vocation Director of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 203-988-4742 or by e-mailing

Question of the Week
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Question of the Week: In the Roman Catholic Church, what does the term "Doctor of the Church" mean? 
Last Week's Answer: 
Franciscan Cardinal Sean O'Malley from Boston is the American on the Pope's team of eight advisors.
Last Week's Winner is . . . Grant Otte!

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
Here's to the over fifty members of Hawk Nation who spent last Saturday cleaning the Big Muddy!
Check it Out!
Mission and Ministry has a new Twitter account. 
Follow them @RUmissionoffice
Prayer for the Week

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.

   It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;

   It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil

Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?

Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;

   And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;

   And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil

Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.


And for all this, nature is never spent;

   There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;

And though the last lights off the black West went

   Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs--

Because the Holy Ghost over the bent

   World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.


-Gerard Manley Hopkins


In This Issue
Digging Deeper
O'Malley Talk
Student 6pm Mass
CLC Retreat
ROTR Leader Apps
Ender's Game
Miller Service Apps
Welcoming Prayer
Band of Sisters
Women's Retreat
Question of Week
We Celebrate You
Check it Out
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, October 13th
: Mass - (SFX)


Mon, October 14th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00: Digging Deeper (CMC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tues, October 15th

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30: Pasta & Prayer (MC)


Weds, October 16th

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)   


Thurs, October 17th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

7:00: O'Malley (Visitation)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, October 18th

Noon: Mass (MC) 


Sunday, October 20th

6:00pm: Mass (Fishbowl)

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