The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

March 2, 2014

Lent Start this Week! 
Lenten Almsgiving 
Mary Schletzbaum, a May 2013 Rockhurst University graduate,
is currently in Tanzania serving as a Jesuit Volunteer at Saint Peter Claver High School.  This Jesuit school is excited to begin its fourth year, though construction of the campus continues as the school grows; many unfinished projects await funding.  One such project is the bathroom.  Right now there are not enough toilets to even begin to accommodate the 600+ students and teachers that are on campus.  Adding to this problem is the issue of frequent flooding in the current bathrooms when they are overused or when there is a heavy rain that washes the septic back up through the floor.  The dream is to install flush toilets (an upgrade from the manual-flush ceramic drop toilets currently in use) and a much improved,
more hygienic and environmentally friendly septic system. 
Estimated Project Cost: $2500. 
    We value your feedback! 
Please take a moment to complete Campus Ministry's survey if you haven't already done so.  Print the final page, add your name and phone number to it, and return it to the Campus Ministry offices to be entered into a drawing. 
Don't delay!  The survey closes on Tuesday, March 4th.
Frosh-Get-A-Way Leader Applications Now Available 
CLC Leadership 

If you are interested in serving in a CLC Leadership role, please attend a short informational meeting Wednesday, March 12th at 4:30pm in SCI 315. 

Lumberjack Service Retreat 





Applications available: Monday, March 3

Apps due: Wednesday, April 2

Deposit Due: April 14

Meetings begin: Week of April 14   


Men's and Women's Day of Service 
  Join us for the Men's and Women's Day of Service on Saturday, March 29th. 
The men will spend the day serving with Habitat for Humanity and the women with Amethyst Place and NewHouse Shelter. 
The day will conclude in the late afternoon with shared reflection and a meal. 
Learn more here and sign up soon.
Millar Service Scholarship Application
Social Justice Week: March 3rd-7th
2pm: Tour of Kansas City! Sign-up for a tour of the northeast region of Kansas City hosted by Jerusalem Farm.
Herb day in the Cafe! Stop by a table in the Cafe to get herbs that you can grow in your room!
4:30pm: Refugee Banquet in the Finucane Center co-hosted by Pasta and Prayer.
8pm: "We are Superman" documentary in Science Center 115  
9pm: Karaoke for a Cause in the Cafe
During lunch, the Mud House will have fair trade tea and fair trade fashion show.
During the Whole Week: 
We will be collecting money in the Cafe during lunch for Tanzania.(the cause for Karaoke for a Cause) If you donate, you can sign a toilet.
Pasta and Prayer This Week
Please note that this week's Pasta and Prayer will take place in the Finucane Jesuit
Center (under the Library) at 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 4th. 


We are partnering with Social Justice Week and so participating in the Refugee Banquet, an exciting shift from our typical fare of prayer and pasta.  We hop too 

6pm Mass Hospitality
If your student org is interested in providing hospitality for a 6pm Sunday evening student mass, contact Cindy Schmersal.  A few spaces remain for this semester and a number are still available for the fall.


Rosary for Life


Question of the Week

question markLast Week's Answer: Sr. Thea Bowman co-founded the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in Louisiana.


Last Week's Winner: Grant Otte!

Pilgrimage to Rome
Check out this opportunity, a vocational discernment pilgrimage to Rome provided by the Apostles of the Interior Life.
Prayer for the Week

Almighty Creator,

Help us see that your plan is not yet established

Until all are allowed to contribute their unique talents


Help us realize that none of us can move forward

As long as one of us is left behind


Help us work not in competition for our own gain or purpose,

But rather in cooperation towards fulfillment

Of your plan for all of us


We pray "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done."

And we work towards that.


-           John Clossick  


In This Issue
Lent this Week!
Lenten Almsgiving
FGAW Leader App
CLC Leadership
Lumberjack Retreat
Men's and Women's Service Day
Millar Service Application
Social Justice Week
Pasta and Prayer
6pm Mass Hospitality
Rosary for Life
Question of Week
Pilgrimage to Rome
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, March 2nd

6:00pm: Mass (SFX)


Monday, March 3rd

Noon: Mass (MC)

2:00pm: Tour of KC

9:00pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, March 4th

CM Survey Due

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Refugee Banquet (Finucane Center)

6:00-7:00pm: Reconciliation (Jesuit Residence) 

9:00pm: Rosary for Life (MC)


Wednesday, March 5th

Ash Wednesday

7:00am: Mass (SFX)

11:00am: Mass (SFX)

12noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Mass (MC)

7:00pm: Mass (SFX)

8:00pm: Documentary (SCI 115)

9:00pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (MC) 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thursday, March 6th

12noon: Mass (MC)

9:00pm: Karaoke for a Cause (Cafe)

9:00pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Friday, March 7th

Noon: Mass (MC)


Sunday, March 9th

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