St. Robert's Church Bulletin, February 27, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

February 27, 2000
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

The past six months have been extremely busy here at the Parish between the normal Parish activity, the drive for the Catholic schools, the Annual Appeal, acceptance of children into the school for next year and so on. I have found that at sixty-one, I can no longer do what I did in the past. To get to the point, I have ended up with a type of depression which results in not being able to sleep, loss of memory, problems with vision, a tremor in my hands etc. I am in the care of an excellent Doctor who has helped me begin to overcome the symptoms and the root causes. He now has advised me that I need to get away from the pressures and spend time relaxing away and away from the demands of being a pastor. So I will not be here on weekdays but will come back for weekends to celebrate mass with you and to share the friendship of the priests, the staff, and you. I will do a limited amount of parish business and pastoral work. How long will this arrangement go on? I don’t know. I will be living day by day. Please pray for me as you pray for the other sick of our parish. I have asked Father Morris to keep an eye on things for me. Thanks for taking the time to read this letter to you.

Don’t forget the Annual Appeal.

Father Vincent Ring


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Old people very often live in the past. That is where their memories are. Most of us live in the future. We plan for one event after the other-a birthday party; a game; a wedding. The list goes on. Not very many of us live in the present which is really all we have. The past is gone; the future has not come. Another word for present is gift and God’s gift to us moment by moment. How do we accept the present? Do we open it with excitement and thank God for it or do we, like spoiled children, complain because it may not be what we wanted?

As Lent approaches let us take a new look at each day as the present unfolds. We may find many beautiful surprises.

Sister Ita


For the Solemnity of St. Patrick, Friday, March 17th, I am announcing a dispensation from the obligation of abstinence for the faithful who may be bound by it.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Revered William J. Levada
Archbishop of San Francisco


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Monday 6:30 Jean Patti †
8:30 Armida Moniri †
Tuesday 6:30 Pat Forbush †
8:30 Carlos Grodzicki †
Wednesday 6:30 Robert Kuczka †
8:30 Noelle Lille †
Thursday 6:30 Pete Gardner †
8:30 Angelo Fenech †
Friday 6:30 Genevieve Arjo †
8:30 Giarth Klingensmith †
Saturday 8:30 Elmer Buckle †
4:30 Dick Corso, Sr. †
Sunday 7:30 Maria Emilio †
9:00 Ivan Boncich †
10:30 Noelle Lille †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 George Lynch, Sr. †

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Deuteronomy 5:12-15; 2 Cor 4:6-11; Mark 2:23-3:6


Again this week, please read the bulletin inserts regarding the Communion Procession. Thank you.

The season of Lent begins on March 8th, Ash Wednesday. The fourth season of RENEW 2000 faith sharing also begins that week. On the first Sunday of Lent, March 12th, we will send our participants in the RCIA to Archbishop Levada at St. Mary’s Cathedral to join in the Rite of Enrollment. We are anticipating a lot of "spiritual activity" during Lent! To help us focus our activities and prayer, I invite you to consider two themes for the season. The RENEW 2000 process is offering a focus on "RECONCILIATION." For the parish as a whole, the Liturgy Committee has chosen the theme, "WE ARE ONE BODY, ONE BODY IN CHRIST." I hope these will be helpful for your Easter preparation. - P. K.

*WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE MARRIED: Gordon Douglas King and Ana Eugenia Herrera Mendoza. CONGRATULATIONS.

*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, Denise Hawald, Cyndy Smerdel, Theresa Cook, Marina Buhain, Anthony Arrahoo & Rita Gomez.

*We pray for the repose of the souls of: Carol Dachauer

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For those who are estranged from their families. May they find healing and reconciliation.



We have been called to receive and adore Jesus in His Blessed Sacrament so that we may live the Eucharist. There is no greater way to energize ourselves for this task than by spending time in the Presence of Our Lord. Eucharistic Adoration will take place, following the 8:30 AM Mass, on Saturday, March 4th, closing at 10:00 AM.



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.


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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.


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

Martin and Vasa Spilman
Paul and Hina Halal and family
Titako Takapu
Steve Noble and Janet Noel and family
David and Elaine McCracken
Debbie Spano
Marcel and Mildred Covell
Linda Covell
Daniel and Marie Mattrocce

If you are a new member we 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.



Pack your bags and climb aboard "The Love Boat" on Saturday evening, April 8th, 2000 when St. Robert’s Women’s Guild sets sail for an elegant evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. Join us for dinner, dancing, fashions, entertainment, raffle prizes and a special drawing to win a cruise! Special round trip senior’s shuttle leaving from St. Robert’s. Tickets go on sale March 1, 2000 in Hennessy Hall at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 589-2800.


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MEN’S CLUB.....On March 6th we will have our Men’s Club dinner/meeting. Please come join us. We will have Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day. Make your reservations early by March 2nd and pay $10.00 for your dinner and drinks, after that date it is $13.00. Don’t hesitate. Call Dan and reserve your spot! (650) 952-9141.

SOCIABLES.....Our next get-together will be on March 12th at El Torito Restaurant, 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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7-10PM, Grown-Ups.....Library

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

6-9PM, Fashion Show Ticket Sales.....Hall

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

9-10AM, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church
10-12 Noon, 4th Gr. Reconciliation.....Hall/Church

10-11:30AM, Fil/AM Choir.....Library
3:30-5:30PM, Confirmation Class.....Hall

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