St. Robert's Church Bulletin, February 6, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

February 6, 2000
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Next week we will begin the collection for the Annual Appeal of the Archbishop. It enables the Archbishop to provide ministries, programs and services that benefit every parish.

This year, the AAA 2000 assessment is $4.6 million. However, nearly $6 million will be allocated for ministries and services that benefit Catholics in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. Over half these funds will be provided by the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. The remainder of the budget is funded from bequests, rents investment, and special gifts. Ministers, programs and services provided by the Archdiocese include:

Clergy Support-30%
Hospital Chaplains
Aids Chaplains
Seminarian Tuition
Priests' Retirement Fund
Clergy Education
Permanent Diaconate

Catholic Youth Education-20%
Inner City School Subsidies
High School Scholarships
Catholic Youth Organization
Young Adult & Campus Ministry
School of Pastoral Leadership
Religious Education

Public Affairs-25%
Ethnic Ministries
Respect Life

Pastoral Services-13%
Family Life Programs
RENEW 2000
Office of Worship

Parish Support-12%
St. Benedict Parish for the Hearing Impaired
St. Mary’s Cathedral
Assistance to Parishes with Financial Needs

Every parish and mission is assessed a share of the total $4.6 million goal. The Archbishop’s Stewardship council, based upon the parish assessment formula approved by the Council of Priests and individual circumstances, determines these assessments. Pastors are advised of their parish's assessment in a letter from the archbishop. It is the responsiblity of the parish to remit the entire assessment by December 31, 2000. Our assessment for 2000 is $79,000.00.

Father Ring


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Monday 6:30 Tony Mallamo †
8:30 Noelle Lille †
Tuesday 6:30 Jose Magalona †
8:30 Peter Boncich †
Wednesday 6:30 Tony Fardella †
8:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
Thursday 6:30 Pat Forbush †
8:30 Andree Ann Belanger †
Friday 6:30 Sister Cabrini
8:30 Charles Agius †
Saturday 8:30 John Erasmy †
4:30 Dick Corso, Sr. †
Sunday 7:30 John A. Mocelin †
9:00 Ivan Gregor †
10:30 Robert Samuelsen †
12:00 Angela Mezzetta †
5:30 People of St. Robert's

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Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45


Last week I received a phone call from Rev. Steven Brown, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene here in San Bruno. He called to say how pleased he was to have received the big card from St. Robert’s that we had all signed two weeks ago at the beginning of Christian Unity Week. We had a very warm conversation, and I want to extend his gratitude and prayers to all of you. Congratulations to the parish for signing all those cards. It was a great act of love! Special thanks to MaryAnn Saisi and Mark, Hilda, Paul, and Eric Barradas for preparing and delivering the cards. The work and prayer for Christian unity is all a part of what we call it "the ecumenical movement." Ecumenism will be a big part of our RENEW 2000 faith-sharing discussions beginning the week of March 5th. Sign-up today! - 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, Millie Blazina, Randall Guerro, Denise Hawald & Cyndy Smerdel.

*We pray for the repose of the souls of: Joseph Bonetti and Bob, Ileana & Emily Ost.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For all who are sick in mind, body or soul. Through our compassion and care, may Jesus heal and comfort them.

Dear Parishioners,

Wisdom to live by:

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you .

I’ve learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.


Father Ring


Wednesday, February 9th at 7 p.m. in Hennessy Hall

Join us for an Evening of Renew. Learn about small faith-sharing communities within St. Robert’s that offer support and encouragement to get to know Jesus better and to live the gospel message. Renew gathers 10-12 people in homes for 6 weeks of prayer and faith sharing. Everyone interested in Renew is welcome to this Evening of Renew 2000. Bring your favorite dessert to share.


Wednesday, February 9th

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 February 9th. 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.


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Mens Club Dinner/Meeting.....Tomorrow night, Feb. 7th we will have our Men’s Club dinner/meeting. Please come join us. Make your reservations by calling Dan Uroz and reserve your spot! Dinner is $13.

SOCIABLES.....Our next get-together will be on Feb. 27th at El Torito Restaurant. The address is 1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame. This will be a Sunday brunch. The price per person is $16. Please call Bunny Moniz for reservations.


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6:30-10PM, Men’s Club..... Hall

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

9:15AM, Aid’s Lunch.....Children’s Chapel
9-9:30AM, Grief Group.....Chapel
6-9PM, Renew.....Hall

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

6:30PM, In-Betweener’s Crab Dinner.....Hall

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

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