The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

October 20, 2013
Today: 6pm Student Mass
Today: Bring Your Change

 Members of the Knights of Columbus will be present following this evening's 6pm Mass for their annual tootsie roll drive.  They will be collecting money to support the organization's efforts to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Bring some change to support the cause!

Fall Break

A Few Important Announcements: 

Due to the start of break, there will be no Pasta and Prayer on Tuesday.




Please keep those participating in the Oklahoma City Service Trip and the Kansas City Immersion Experience in your prayers.




We pray also for safe travels for all traveling and for a rejuvenating break for all members of the Rockhurst Community.

Take it easy, Hawks!  


On Sunday, October 27th, the 6pm Mass

will take place in the Mabee Chapel, not at SFX. 


  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 Monday, October 28th. Sign up for a time slot the outside of the chapel door before fall break or simply stop by as your schedule allows.


Our next gathering will take place on Monday, October 28th.  We look forward to having you join us!


Miller Service Scholarships
CLC Retreat

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 27th  
Retreat on the Rock Leadership Application
Mass with Bishop Finn
Ender's Game
Alum Service Corps

The ASC is looking for men and women who are graduates of Jesuit high schools or Jesuit universities who are seeking a year of Ignatian post-college service teaching in a Jesuit middle or high school.

More information on this Jesuit-sponsored program and the application for 2014-15 (ASC 24) is available here:

A Slice of Life
  Do you find yourself wondering what God really has in mind for you?  Young women are invited to come for "A Slice of Life" at the Jesuit residence on Sunday, November 10, following the 6pm Mass. Sr. Colleen, Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will host pizza and a discussion on discernment and religious life. For more information contact Sr. Colleen Smith at (203) 988-4742 or by e-mail at
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

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 mark
Question of the Week: Due to fall break, there is no question this week. 
Last Week's Answer: 
A doctor of the Church is a title given to those who have made particularly significant contributions to theology and/or doctrine.
Last Week's Winner is . . .Caitlyn Tilden! 

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!
A brief article about Pope Francis
Prayer for the Week


When I Am Among the Trees

By Mary Oliver


When I am among the trees,

Especially the willows and the honey locust,

Equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,

They give off such hints of gladness.

I would almost say that they save me, and daily.


I am so distant from the hope of myself,

In which I have goodness, and discernment,

And never hurry through the world

But walk slowly, and bow often.


Around me the trees stir in their leaves

And call out, "Stay awhile."

The light flows from their branches.


And they call again, "It's simple," they say,

"and you too have come

into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled

with light, and to shine."



In This Issue
Student 6pm Mass
Bring Your Change
Fall Break
Miller Service Apps
CLC Retreat
ROTR Leader Apps
Mass with Bishop Finn
Ender's Game
Alum Service Corps
A Slice of Life
Band of Sisters
Women's Retreat
Welcoming Prayer
Question of Week
Check it Out
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, October 20th
: Mass (Fishbowl)
Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive


Mon, October 21st 

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tues, October 22nd

Noon: Mass (MC)


Weds, October 23rd- 

Sunday, October 27th

Fall Break


Sunday, October 27th

6pm: 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