The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

December 1, 2013
Sunday: 6pm Mass in Mabee Chapel

Since it's the end of a break, tonight's 6pm mass for the 

first Sunday of Advent will be celebrated 

on-campus in the Mabee Chapel.

Monday: Advent Wreath Blessing
Please join us for the blessing of the Advent wreath!
We will gather inside the main entrance of Massman Hall 
at 9am on Monday, December 2nd.
Monday: Retreat on the Rock 
Registration Forms Available
Registration form for Retreat on the Rock!
Monday: Magis Contest Deadline
Wednesday: Caroling, Cookies and Santa!


Question of the Week
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Question of the Week: True or False: Advent is a time of preparing for Christ's birth and a time of preparing for His second coming.

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
   It's the start of Advent!  
Check out these resources from Creighton's Online Collaborative Ministries
 for Praying Advent.   
Prayer for the Week


 Hope is in the Way 
- Joseph Nassal


Holy and Beloved God,

we are grateful for the gift of hope

You have placed in the middle of our Advent way

in the person of your Son, Jesus Christ.

In the wilderness of our ancestors' exile,

Your prophet foretold of a new road,

a highway of holiness,

weaving through the wasteland of their lives,

offering them a new avenue to the promised land.


In lives crowded with despair,

cluttered with broken dreams,

Your prophet tells us to make way for the coming of our God.

John burst upon this wilderness scene

proclaiming new possibilities of repentance and renewal

for those whose hope had grown old.

He invites us to slow the pace

and move in the rhythm of your redeeming grace.


This is the season, O Gracious God,

when you invite us to being again;

to believe again in the promise of your prophets.

On this Advent avenue,

give us the courage to give comfort to those we meet.

Grant us patience to stand and wait,

to watch and to pray on this Advent way.

Nurture the hope within us

that will afford us the vision

to see the beginning of a new day

for all your people.  Amen.

In This Issue
Sunday's Mass
Advent Wreath
Retreat on the Rock
Magis Contest
Question of Week
Check It Out
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, December 1st

1st Sunday of Advent

6pm: Student Mass (MC)


Monday, December 2nd

9:00am: Advent Wreath Blessing (Inside main entrance of Massman Hall)

Noon: Mass (MC)

8:30pm: Reconciliation (MC) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, December 3rd 

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC, CMC)


Wednesday, December 4th

Noon: Mass (MC)

1:00pm: Caroling and Cookies 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thursday, December 5th

Noon: Mass (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Sunday, December 8th

2nd Sunday of Advent

6pm: Student 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