The Companion

Weekly E-Bulletin of
Rockhurst University's Campus Ministry

August 24, 2014
Today: First 6pm Mass and Ice Cream Social

On Sunday, August 24th, we will celebrate our first 6pm Student Mass of the academic year at St. Francis Xavier.  We invite you to join us for Liturgy and to remain after for our annual ice cream social that follows on the parish lawn.


The social is an opportunity to learn about the various Campus Ministry groups with which you can become involved. 


Campus Ministry, SAB and SAAC invite you to head on over to the men's soccer game against UMKC after enjoying your ice cream. Go Hawks!
Monday: LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together)
   Our first gathering is Monday, August 25th. See you there!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Weekly Intention: For those persecuted for their faith
10:10 Mass
Tuesday: Pasta and Prayer


Pasta and Prayer kicks off next week on Tuesday, August 26th.  We look forward to having you join us!

For those of you who require a gluten-free diet, this one is for you!

We have low-gluten hosts available at our 6pm Sunday Masses but only consecrate them on an as-needed basis.  Please arrive to Mass early and approach a Campus Ministry student work study or staff member indicating that you require low-gluten.  They will then provide you with the necessary details.

Interested in attending Pasta and Prayer but on a gluten-free diet?  Simply email 
Cindy by noon of the Tuesday you plan to attend, and we will be sure to prepare gluten-free pasta for you.

Additional questions or concerns?  Please don't hesitate to let us know.  We are happy to help!
Tuesday: Sacrament of Reconciliation
Wednesday: Frosh Get-A-Way 
Registration Closes

Space is limited.  Click here to sign up.

Questions?  Contact Cindy.

Labor Day Weekend: Mass Schedule
Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no 6pm Student Mass at St. Francis Xavier.  If you are staying on campus for the long weekend, St. Francis offers a 4:00 Mass on Saturday afternoon and 8:00 and 10:30 Masses on Sunday morning.
CLC: Christian Life Communities
Questions? Contact Bill Kriege
Mass of the Holy Spirit

You're invited to join other students, staff and faculty to sing in the Rockhurst Community Choir at our annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 9th.  You don't need a "trained" voice, just a desire to sing for the Lord!  Here are the rehearsal times:

  • Monday, 8/25 in SED115 from 2:30-3:30
  • Wednesday, 8/27 in SED115 from 2:30-3:30
  • Thursday, 8/28 in Mabee Chapel from 12:30-1:30
  • Tuesday, 9/2 in the Chapel from 12_30-1:30
  • Wednesday, 9/3 in SED115 from 2:30-3:30
  • Dress Rehearsal is Monday, 9/8 in SFX from 2:30-4PM
Questions? Contact Maureen Henderson.
Volunteer Opportunity

St. Francis Xavier, our Jesuit parish across the street, is looking for volunteers to assist in unloading their weekly shipment of food in their food pantry.  If you're interested, contact Rebecca Hinman McKnight (a former Hawk!) at or 816-523-5115 ext 211.  Make sure to track your service hours!

We want to hear from YOU!

Registration for Campus Ministry is open! 


Whether you are a new or returning student, we would love to have you register and let us know how you would like to get involved.  You may do so through our website or at the Ice Cream social.

Work Study Positions

 Are you eligible for the work study program?   

Consider working with Campus Ministry!


Work studies perform a variety of important tasks for Campus Ministry including coordinating volunteers, providing clerical support, caring for chapels & meeting places, creating advertising, and more.


Positions will fill quickly so don't delay!   


Fill out the application, attach your class schedule and deliver to Cindy Schmersal in the basement of Massman. 

Questions? Email Cindy Schmersal.
Church Companion
Campus Ministry is happy to help non-Catholic students locate a local community of faith with which to worship. So that we may best assist you with this, please complete our "Church Companion" form.

If you already have a local community of faith with which you worship and would be open to have interested students attend with you, please also complete the "Church Companion" form.
For Those Considering Becoming Catholic
Do you attend Mass but wonder about why Catholics do certain things? Would you like to deepen  your own faith and understanding of the Roman Catholic faith?  Join St. Francis Xavier for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation)/Catechumenate classes - no strings attached!  The process includes prayer and worship, presentations on our beliefs and practices, assigned readings, videos, small group discussions, service opportunities, and LOTS of time for "Questions and Answers."  

For more information contact Fr. John Craig, SJ.

A Prayer

God of stillness and
creative action,
help us to find space
for quietness today
that we may live
discover the inner
meaning of silence,
and learn the
that heals the world.
Send peace and joy
to each quiet place,
to all who are
and listening.
May your still small
voice be heard
through Christ, in
the love of the Spirit

If you have a favorite prayer that you would like to share with the campus community, feel free to pass it along to Cindy Schmersal so that it may be considered for inclusion in this section of "The Companion."
In This Issue
Mass and Ice Cream
Eucharistic Adoration
10:10 Mass
Pasta and Prayer
Frosh Get-A-Way
Labor Day
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Volunteer Opportunity
Register with CM
Work Study Positions
Church Companion
A Prayer
This Week in
Campus Ministry


Sunday, August 24th 

CLC Leader Potluck

6:00pm: Mass (SFX) 
7:00pm: Ice Cream Social and Campus Ministry Activities Fair (SFX)


Monday, August 25th   

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00pm: LIFT (CMC)

9:00-10:00pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)


Tuesday, August 26th 

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:30pm: Pasta and Prayer (MC)

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


Wednesday, August 27th

Frosh Get-A-Way Registration Deadline

Noon: Mass (MC)

4:00-5:00pm: Activities Fair (Quad)

9:00-10:00pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (MC)

10:10pm: Mass (MC)     


Thursday, August 28th

Noon: Mass (MC)

9:00-10:00pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (MC)
10:10pm: Mass (MC) 


Friday, August 29th

Noon: Mass (MC)   

Sunday, August 31st

Labor Day Weekend

No 6pm Mass 

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