The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

March 23, 2014

Today: Mass and Welcome Back
 Due to Spring Break, today's 6pm mass will take place in the Mabee Chapel.

We hope your spring was blessed in great abundance and that you're returning to the Nest rejuvenated and filled with joy ready for the second half of the semester.  Know of our continued prayers for each of you!
This Monday: LIFT

This Tuesday: FGAW Leader Application Deadline
This Friday: CLC Coordinator Application Deadline



Dear Frosh CLCers:

The deadline to apply for a CLC Leadership position for next fall is this Friday, March 28th.  Get on it!!

Here is the application. 

This Friday: LIFT Coordinator Application Deadline



As it enters its second year, LIFT is in need of an additional student coordinator to help shape LIFT's future and to assist with the visioning, planning and implementation of the group's offerings.  We invite you to prayerfully consider whether or not you are drawn to use your time, talent and energy to assist in the capacity of coordinator.  If interested, complete and submit the application to Cindy Schmersal by the day's end on Friday, March 28th
This Friday: Miller Service Scholarship Deadline
This Saturday: 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. 
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. 
Lumberjack Service Retreat 





Applications due: Wednesday, April 2

Deposit Due: April 14

Meetings begin: Week of April 14   


Lenten Taize Prayer Service 
Service-Immersion Large-Group Post-Trip Potluck

Wednesday, April 2, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Student Activities Hall

If you participated in a winter (New Orleans, Nicaragua) or spring break (Belize, DR, Guatemala, South Dakota, West Virginia) service trip, plan to attend this mandatory gathering at which we will eat (bring a random dish of food with you to share), reflect, pray, and imagine the future!




Lenten Communal Reconciliation Service
Interfaith Panel
Soup and Spirituality 2014: Saints of the Americas

Sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Parish Adult Faith Formation Committee

Rockhurst Community Center

6:00-7:30 pm


Wednesday, March 26th: Dirk Dunfee, S.J.:  Sister Dorothy Stang, SND

Wednesday, April 2nd: Bill Sheahan, S.J.: St. Alberto Hurtado, S.J.

Wednesday, April 9th: Bonnie Hagharian:  Dorothy Day


Join us for a simple soup supper followed by engaging presentations on four "saints" who have truly been "Christ for others."  For more information contact Mariann McCormally (816-523-5115 x 204 or

Benedictine Scholars Program
Check out this summer opportunity available to men
considering a vocation to the priest- or brotherhood. 
Prayer for the Week
The following is an excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, a collection of letters between the well-known poet and a young man aspiring to be the same.  We hope that the excerpt resonates with all but particularly include it for those of you returning from service trips or discerning life post-graduation.  Our deep desire is that you allow yourself to fully wrestle with the realities you experienced and, in so doing, that you allow them to inform who and how you are in the world as life unfolds.  Please know that our hearts and our doors are open to accompany you in this process as helpful; don't hesitate to stop by.  You are perpetually in our prayers.

. . . [H]ave patience with everything unresolved in your heart and . . . try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
In This Issue
FGAW Leaders
CLC Leadership
LIFT Coordinator
Miller Scholarship
Day of Service
Lenten Almsgiving
Lumberjack Retreat
Taize Prayer
Service Re-Gathering
Reconciliation Service
Interfaith Panel
Benedictine Scholars
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, March 23rd

Welcome back from break!
Mass (MC)


Monday, March 24th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00pm: LIFT (SFX) 

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

10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Tuesday, March 25th

FGAW Leader Apps Due

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30: Pasta and Prayer (MC)

5:45-6:45pm: Reconciliation (Jesuit Residence) 

9:00pm: Rosary for Life (MC)


Weds, March 26th 

12noon: Mass (MC)

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

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Thurs, March 27th  

12noon: Mass (MC)

9:00pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Friday, March 28th 

CLC Coordinator, Miller Service Scholarship, and LIFT Coordinator apps due. 

Noon: Mass (MC)


Sat, March 29th 

Men's and Women's Day of Service


Sunday, March 30th  

6pm: 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