St. Robert's Church Bulletin, January 2, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

January 2, 2000
The Epiphany of the Lord


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Dear Parish Family,

As we begin a new decade, a new century and a new millennium, the Parish staff of St. Robert’s pray God’s blessings upon you and your family. We pray the following Irish blessing over you.

May the blessing of Light be on you, light within and light without.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire, so that the stranger may come and warm himself at it, and also a friend.

And may the light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in two windows of a house, bidding the wanderer to come in out of the storm.

And may the blessing of the Rain be on you-the soft sweet rain. May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up, and shed their sweetness on the air. And may the blessing of the Great Rains be on you, may they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool where the blue of heaven shines and sometimes a star.

And may the blessing of the Earth be on you-the great round earth; may you ever have a kindly greeting for them that pass as you’re going along the roads. May the earth be soft under you when you rest upon it, tired at the end of a day, and may it rest easy over you when, at the last, you lay under it; may it rest so lightly over you, that your soul may be off from under it quickly, and up, and off, and on its way to God.

Father Ring


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Did anyone see Santa around on Dec. 22nd? He couldn’t come himself so he sent his elves to 349 Oak to wrap up the gifts for the Shut-Ins. How busy these elves were, as only Santa’s elves could be! Before you could say Ho! Ho! Ho! they were off on the sleigh bringing the gifts that would give such joy to the elderly. You, people of St. Robert’s, were outstanding in your generosity this Christmas. There were so many Outreach programs: Food for the hungry; the Giving Tree, Adopt a Family, Gifts for the Shut-ins. The list goes on, and you supported them all. It is in giving that we receive and I know how God has blessed each of you for your generosity .

On Christmas Eve I paid a flying visit to a home-bound man. While I was there Santa came to his little three year old grandson. I cannot describe the look of awe and wonder on the little boy’s face. Now wonder Jesus said, "Unless you become like little children you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." Does God’s goodness to us fill us with awe and wonder? As we enter the new millennium let us be more aware of God’s blessings in our lives. "Open our eyes, Lord."

Sr. Ita


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Monday 6:30 Christie Curran †
8:30 Feruccio & Helen Gonegato †
Tuesday 6:30 Jack & Mary Sloan †
8:30 Michael David Yanke †
Wednesday 6:30 Marie Rodriguez †
8:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
Thursday 6:30 Isabelle Joseph †
8:30 Rita Strehl (L)
Friday 6:30 Edmond Giovannoni †
8:30 Ron Meade †
Saturday 8:30 Paul & Rosina Vella †
4:30 James & Anna Nedved †
Sunday 7:30 Mocelin & Emilio Families †
9:00 People of St. Robert's
10:30 Milan Kovacevic †
12:00 Sunta Cristiani †
5:30 Albert Spadaro †

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Isaiah 42:1-7; Acts of the Apostles 10:34-38; Mark 1:7-11


Happy New Year! Blessings to you and your household! The theme of this Christian Jubilee Year 2000 is "Open Wide the Doors to Christ." (The dentists’ lobby tried to have it shortened to "Open Wide".) The theme reminds us that Christ stands at the door and knocks, patiently awaiting admittance. The doors — whether they be to our hearts, our homes, or our Church — can only be opened by us from the inside. May I suggest that you bless one or all of the doorways to your home (and, in effect, the people who enter those doorways) either with Fr. Ring’s Irish Blessing (see Parish Community above) or with one of the blessings that we will distribute at Mass this weekend. - Pat Kelly

*We pray for the ill: Tony Coogan, Koret Koelman, Terry McLeod, Adela Florez, Ana Cosgaya, Peter Capodonicco, Rosemary McHale, Arthur Candia, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Muriel Krause, Sister Cabrini, Don Vickery, Jeanne McHugh, Catherine Cook, Ann Burns, Imelda Daly, Margarita Velez, Marky, Marlyn Arancibia, Marcia Bourne, Sandra Dill, & Randall Guerro.

*We pray for the repose of the souls of: May Martha Impeartrice, Damon Paoli & Frances Kollerer.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For leaders of all nations, whose judgments shape history. May they be filled with wisdom, justice and respect for the rights of all people.



Applications for St. Robert School Kindergarten for the 2000/2001 school year will be accepted in the School Office Monday-Friday, Jan. 10th through the 14th, between 9-3PM. The screening fee for each applicant is $25.

Please bring copies of your child’s birth and baptismal records, a recent family photograph and your child’s social security number. Screening dates will be assigned on completion of the application.

Requirements for School Registration: Family must be registered and participating members of St. Robert’s or St. Bruno’s Parish. This means that the family is involved in Parish life and the financial support of the Parish. Applications will be accepted for children who are 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2000. All acceptances will be based on student screenings and parent interviews.

Non-Discrimination Policy - St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs & activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color & national and/or ethnic origin in adminstration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship & loan programs & athletic & other school-administered programs.

Open House - Monday, Jan. 31st, 7PM - Church



The Parish office is looking for 2 "retirees" to job share a receptionist job on Saturdays. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 589-2800 to apply.



The following loved ones were remembered at Christmas with a donation to purchase poinsettias to beautify the church:

Josephine & Ray Pardini and Nina Catterini from Carlo & Marie Noce
Eugene Semenza from Gene & Kathy Semenza
Bill Wilson from Lori, Chilo, Sara & Danny Morales
Nancy Goldstein & Katie Menees from Karen Mayers
Jack Popkin from Teresa Popkin
Catherine Pietschman from Jerry & Kathy Moller
Marie Rodriguez & Suzette’s Mother from Suzette Gomez
Leo Butler & Georgina Leary from Ron & Marty Butler
Philip Calhoun from Evelyn Calhoun
Marion & James Dombrowiak from Ida Dombrowiak
Nadine Cooper from Mike & Gerry Cooper
Bennie Cebula from Lucille Cebula
Walter Angelo Ross & Teresa Bisio from Doris Ross
Stanley Friedman, Mario & Theresa Spinetti from Frances Friedman & Marie Sinetti
Alfred Bordin from Ramona Bordin
Dora G. Morris from Maryanne & David Dornlas
Timothy Leahy from Betty Leahy & Family
Andrew Bacigalupi from Marie Bacigalupi
Bob Samuelsen from Larry & Laverne Buller
Peter Filios from Amanda Filios
Roy John Deferville from Rose Deferville
Adolph Fambrini from The Waldvogel Family
Phil Murphy from Diane Murphy
Bob Owen and Maud & Denis Whooley from Candie, Jim, Owen & Michael Whooley
Lloyd & Adalin Lagomarsino from Lois Erasmy
Shirley Wargo from John Wargo
Alice V. Foster’s Sister and Parents from Alice Foster
Albert & Marie Mailhiot from Rosemarie Mailhiot
George & Mary Rose Vorvalikes from Walter & Linda Cuddy
Isabelle Cardinale from Sandie, John, Jill & Jennie Kitchin
Allison Ahern from Ahern Family
Bruna Giorgi from Paul, Linda & Michael Ruggiero
Florence M. Maher and Henry F. Maher from Will Maher
Alice Alongi from Lorayne Salvo
Vic Schaukowitch from Pat Schaukowitch
Louis Ross & Lena Lippi from Eleanor Ross
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Dickhoff & Mr. & Mrs. Walter Rentmeester from Mr. & Mrs. Walton Dickhoff
Noelle Lille from Cathy Roelofsen
Martin & Jennie Ivancich and Emmanuel & Rose Grech from Ben & Elsie Grech
Ann Sleeper Bozzini & George Lynch, Sr. from The Lynch family
Celia Galluzzo from Evelyn Hart
John B. & Mary Camilleri and Joseph Abela from Anne Abela
Noelle Lille from Al and Rita Lille
Frank and Florence Smith from Nancy Young
Mary La Roche Price & Margaret Corson and Mr. & Mrs. William J. Wegman from the Gilfillans
Virginia Hayes & Juliette Learmonth from Joe & Sharon Simpson
Pelletier Family from the Bizal’s
Brianna Pechous from the Scarpino family
as well as numerous anonymous donations.

Thank you for helping to make your Church beautiful for Christmas.



We wish to thank all who donated gifts for the Giving Tree. Your generosity was overwhelming. We received over four hundred gifts and $390.00 worth of gift certificates. The gifts were delivered by two of Santa’s helpers to San Bruno Catholic Worker, Samaritan House in San Mateo and Children with Aids in San Mateo County. A spacial note of thanks to Ben Baldonado and Bob Baker who devoted many hours to collecting, sorting and distributing all the gifts.

MaryAnn Saisi, Children’s Liturgy


A beautiful gold "claddah" ring and car keys Christmas Eve night - Please call the Rectory at 589-2800 to claim them.


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6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
6:45-8PM, Religious Education.....Hall

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7-9PM, Bob’s Club....Hall
7-9PM, Parish Planning Committee....Library

7-12 Noon, Teen Breakfast.....Hall
10-11:30AM, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall
3:30-5:30, Confirmation.....Hall

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