St. Robert's Church Bulletin, January 9, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

January 9, 2000
Baptism of the Lord


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Dear Parish Family,

Thank you for your great generosity to the Parish this Christmas. The Christmas and Easter collections are a major source of our operating budget each year. Thank you.

Thank you also to all who help make our Christmas Season so special - the musicians, those who decorated the Church, the ministers of the altar and a special thanks to Pat Kelly for making everything come together.

Thank you to those who sent Christmas cards and presents to the Parish office and to the priests- speaking for myself only, we need to cut back on candy and cookies!

Congratulations to the IN-BETWEENERS for the great Dinner Dance on New Year’s Eve. It was the best ever.

I am happy to say that during the vacation break of the school we were able to paint over the fractures in the paint that had grown worse over the past year. The building was painted in 1991 and will need a whole new paint job in 2001.

I am sorry to say that we are having problems with our heating system in the Church. The boiler works but the radiant heating does not - just like 3Com park. Despite what one or two have told me, I did not cause this. We are trying our best with the help of able people.

Father Ring


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We were talking about what it means to us to "Open Wide the Doors to Christ" — our Jubilee Year 2000 theme.

If we open our hearts to Him and invite Him in, Jesus has promised that He, Our Father and their Holy Spirit, will come to make their home within us. Filled with our God, His love overflows and reaches out to all with whom we come in contact. We spontaneously and joyfully live and give our love — His love.

Holding open a door for the person behind us — letting someone ahead of us in the check-out line — a smile — a friendly "hello" — a hug — listening to someone who is hurting— never being too busy to be Jesus to members of our family, our co-workers, neighbors, fellow-parishioners. These small acts of kindness may seem insignificant; but they are all that Jesus asks of us — "Love one another as I have loved you". God loves you and so do we.

Gene and Anna May


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Monday 6:30 Isazbelle Joseph †
8:30 Christie Curran †
Tuesday 6:30 Pat Forbush †
8:30 Bob Kuczka †
Wednesday 6:30 Sister Consuelo †
8:30 Giarth Klingensmith †
Thursday 6:30 Francis McMahon †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Friday 6:30 Margaret Marucco †
8:30 Robert Samuelsen †
Saturday 8:30 Jerry Sullivan †
4:30 Gerald Myers †
Sunday 7:30 Nancy Camilleri †
9:00 Anna Schembri †
10:30 People of St. Robert's
12:00 Sunta Cristiani †
5:30 George Lynch, Sr. †

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1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; 1 Corinthians 6:13-20; John 1:35-42

"Jubilee Blessings"

During the Jubilee Year, we intend to have a special blessing for a specific group of people each week. (You can see from above that this week we are praying for migrants and refugees. We have many immigrant people here at St. Robert’s!) The officially designated Jubilee Days for these groups are on various days of the week, as you may be able to see from your church calendar, but we will observe them on Sundays when we are all gathered together. I invite you to join in prayer each week for the people named as a way of opening wide our hearts to Christ in all the people of the world. - 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.

Special prayers are requested in the coming weeks for Cyndy Smerdel
who has been diagnosed with cancer.

We welcome into the family of God: Katelien Blumenthal who was baptized in Christ.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For all who have been baptized. May God, our Father, say to us as He did to Jesus ... "You are my beloved son or daughter in whom I am well pleased".



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 Emergency Prayer Network continues to pray for specific problems that require a concerted effort due to their critical nature. To facilitate the network, please call Michele Pipinich. The network then prays frequently for the next 72 hours. We would appreciate a return call with the outcome so we can praise God for His faithfulness.



Give your Christmas cards and all greeting cards new life. Send the fronts of the cards to:

St.Jude’s Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude St.
Boulder City NV 89005

Proceeds from the cards the children make will be used for outings they cannot otherwise afford.



If on the first Christmas,
the three wise men had been women,
they would have asked for directions,
arrived on time,
cleaned the stable,
helped deliver the baby,
made a casserole
and brought practical gifts.



It is our pleasure again to assist the San Mateo county Aids Clinic with their lunch program. We are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you can prepare a favorite cookie, snack or lunch item for 10 to 12 people, please drop it off at the children’s chapel, in the back of church, by 9:15AM on January 12th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items can be donated; they will be saved for a day when no other food is provided. Once again, thanks for all your help - it’s much appreciated.



This Sunday, Jan. 9th the Confirmation Candidates and their sponsors will meet for class in Hennessy Hall followed by attendance at 5:30 p.m. liturgy. Please continue to pray for the Candidates as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sat., April 29th, at 11:00 a.m. In Church, where pictures of the candidates are displayed, you will find a basket containing individual candidate’s names - please take a name and pray for that candidate.

Thank you.
Sister Mary


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Mens Club & Women’s Guild....All Men and Women of the Parish are invited to the 1st joint dinner meeting of the millennium tomorrow, Jan. 10th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. Price is $13. For reservations call Angela Mullady.

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6:30-11PM, Women’s Guild & Men’s Club.....Hall
7:30-9PM, St. Vincent de Paul.....Library

6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
6:45-8PM, Religious Education Parent Meeting.....Hall
7-9PM, Renew 2000.....Chapel

9-9:30AM, Grief Group.....Chapel

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7:30-9PM, Fil/Am.....Hall

10-11:30AM, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall

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