St. Robert's Church Bulletin, February 13, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

February 13, 2000
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Last week I talked to you at Mass about the Annual Appeal of the Archbishop. Our goal for 2000 is $79,000 ($400 more than last year). This is a campaign that I believe in. I believe that we should support the priest’s retirement fund, the permanent diaconate, the training of lay leaders, programs for the hearing impaired, RENEW, Ecumenical programs, inner city school subsidies (perhaps, like you, I admit there are a few programs I do not like elements of Communication, especially the CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO, although it is mostly paid by advertisements.) No matter what, the overall cause is so worthwhile and, therefore, I will contribute.

I also believe in many of the people involved in the programs. They are people of Faith and dedication, for instance, Bishop Wester in his duty as Vicar of Clergy, Sister Celeste Arbuckle in Religious Education, Angie Espinoza and Rich Hannon in Finance, Sister Antonio in RENEW, Sister Nancy Reynolds in Marriage law, Jack Hammel in legal services and Carl File in Human Resources. My list could go on and on about the many people who are managing the programs we are financing through the Annual Appeal. I know most of them personally. They are good people. Show them your confidence and help our Parish and our Archdiocese by giving generously.

Father Ring


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Jubilee celebration of the Permanent Diaconate

On next Sunday, February 20th, a handful of deacons from the Archdiocese of San Francisco will join the families of other permanent deacons from around the world for the Permanent Diaconate Jubilee Celebration with Pope John Paul II in Rome. The rest of the local deacons and their wives will be celebrating together in San Juan Bautista as part of our annual retreat weekend.

This June, I will celebrate the tenth anniversary of my ordination. I have been deeply blessed in my assignment to St. Roberts. I, however, was not the first permanent deacon assigned here. That honor went to Deacon Jack Bourne, Mary’s husband. Deacon Jack, prior to his death, was ordained with the first diaconate class in 1979. Please remember all deacons and their families in your prayers next weekend.

The Archdiocese is preparing and accepting applications for the next diaconate class. If you know of someone who might be interested please have them contact either myself or the Diaconate office in S.F.

Deacon Duffey


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Monday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Marija Boncich †
Tuesday 6:30 John & Veronica Schaukowitch †
8:30 Noelle Lille †
Wednesday 6:30 Robert Pearson †
8:30 Michel McNamee †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Thomas Daly †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Florence McCurry †
Saturday 8:30 Frances Kollerer †
4:30 Albert Spadaro †
Sunday 7:30 Joseph Emiluio †
9:00 People of St. Robert's
10:30 Edward Hart †
12:00 Isabella Crowe †
5:30 Carlo Giovanni Foti †

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Isaiah 43:18-25; 2 Cor 1:18-22; Mark 2:1-12

"The Communion Procession"

A couple of years ago I heard the St. Olaf College Choir sing at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. They are an extremely accomplished choir. But as impressive as their music making was, what struck me most about them was that they joined hands during every song. That gesture really said something about their togetherness and their values. That action spoke as loudly as their music.

In liturgy, our actions speak as loudly as our words. With the approval of the Liturgy Committee and the Parish Staff, beginning Sunday, March 5, we will no longer distribute Communion in the middle of church at the 4:30, 9:00, and 10:30 masses. We will have a single, unified Communion Procession at all masses. We hope that a single procession and the way we receive Communion together will be a vivid expression of our unity. A more detailed explanation of the change in practice will be given in the upcoming weeks. - 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: Salud Atencio , Leo Martinez and Linda Tilson.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

On this World Marriage Day, for all married people and those who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony...May their love and fidelity open a doorway into the mystery of God’s love.


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We welcome the following people into the Parish Community of St. Roberts:

Susan and Joy Cabrera and family
Ryan and Karen Marrs
Wayne and Gia Brown and family
Robel DiManno, Maria Tablante
Sean and Julie Chessar and family
Jose Siordia & Tammy Steely and family
Colette Gallion
Ernest and Kimberley Aquilio, Jr.

We welcome you into St. Robert’s Family

and ask that you complete a registration form (found in the vestibule of the church). Drop it either in the collection basket, in the mail, or at the parish office. We will mail a New Parishioner Packet with information about the parish, its organizations and groups.


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SCRIP order forms are available in the vestibule, rectory or school office. Support our school!
Developing funds for Developing minds.

CASH FOR CLASS: If shopping at Tanforan, save your receipts or get your receipts stamped at the information booth on the 2nd floor. Our school has a chance of winning $2,000. You can also turn in your receipts to the school or rectory office.



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.



Congratulations to the following couples who were among 150 couples who celebrated special anniversaries of marriage at St. Mary’s Cathedral yesterday:

Joan & Tom Chasseur 25 years
Renee & Glynn Boatwright 25 years
Thelma & David Herrera 50 years
Lydia & Jack Taheny 50 years
Leda & Tom Avis 52 years
Amy & Joseph Figueiredo 56 years



The San Francisco Filipino Cursilllo announces the 3-day Cursillo Weekends for the Year 2000. The place is St. Thomas Moore Parish:

Men’s Weekend - March 23-26
Women’s Weekend - April 27-30

Contact Rose Jardin, for more information.


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WOMEN’S GUILD....Mystery Dinner Mtg. Tomorrow, night, Feb 14th come join us and see who will be honored. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. and the cost is $11. Make your reservations by calling Angie Mullady to save your spot.

GROWNUPS....The grownups annual champagne Communion breakfast will be held in Hennessy hall on Sunday, February the 27th after 10:30 Mass. The price is $7 per person. Please call Lillian Fazio, Dolores Moynihan or Dorothy Branch. Tickets will also be available after the weekend Masses. No tickets sold at the door.

SOCIABLES....Our next get-together will be on March 12th 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.

WOMEN’S GUILD....The Annual St. Robert Women’s Communion Mass and Breakfast will be celebrated at the 9:00 a.m. Mass Sunday, March 26th. A champagne breakfast at Angela's Cafe and Deli in Millbrae will follow. This event is a wonderfully rich tradition that honors the sisterhood of the women of St. Robert’s Parish. The cost is $15 per person. Call Lori Burns for reservations or more information.


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6:30-10PM, Women’s Guild..... Hall
7:30-9PM, St. Vincent de Paul.....Library

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

6-9PM, Fashion Show Rehearsals.....Hall

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7-9PM, Parish Council.....Library

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