St. Robert's Church Bulletin, March 5, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

March 5, 2000
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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As we pondered our Parish Lenten theme; "WE ARE ONE BODY, ONE BODY IN CHRIST", we remedied this prayer that we wrote a few years ago:

We, your family of believers, gather this day
|to worship and praise you; to thank you and pray
As we listen to your word, holy Spirit inspire;
our longing hearts, please set on fire.
Transform our gifts of bread and wine,
that they become your body and blood divine.
We offer ourselves; make us one with you
in this sacrifice—-so old, yet ever new.

Together we proclaim Jesus’ death till his return
in the breaking of the bread, our hearts within us burn.
In unison, our voices we raise
with joyful hymns of love and of praise.
We give you thanks for all you do.
As we become Christ’s body too.
All our sorrows and fears, our sins you bear—-
One Body, one life, one Spirit we share.

The moment comes when bread and wine
are now your body and blood divine.
We approach your table with emotions of awe—-
your chosen people, whose presence you draw.

We take and eat your body, Lord;
and drink your cup of blood outpoured.
Our souls you fill with peace and love;
Our spirits soar to heaven above.
As we journey forth from this holy place,
help us bring to others your loving embrace.

Gene and Anna May May



Archdiocese of San Francisco program of formation for the permanent diaconate....if you are single or married between the ages of 35 and 60, you may apply for the program and are invited to attend an information evening. On Tuesday, March 14th, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Wives of applicants are encouraged to participate in the formation program and are also welcome to attend the evening. Since the first step in the application process is a letter of recommendation from an applicant’s Pastor, interested Pastors are also invited to be present. For further information contact Rev. Gregory Ingels at (650) 325-5621.



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 March 8th. 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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Monday 6:30 Rena Maggio †
8:30 Tony Bascaran †
Tuesday 6:30 Louis Mautone †
8:30 Family Boncich †
Wednesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
10:30 Giuseppe Pignati †
7:30 No Intention
Thursday 6:30 Tony Fardella †
8:30 Pietro Nori †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Monroe Family †
Saturday 8:30 Paul & Rosina Vella †
4:30 Martin & Jennie Ivancich †
Sunday 7:30 Asunta & Silvia Pasqualetti †
9:00 Mary Rose Vouvalikes †
10:30 Noelle Lille †
12:00 Robert James Pearson †
5:30 People of St. Robert's

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Genesis 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15

"We Are One Body"

Please read our final insert in the bulletin today regarding the changes in our communion procession at the 4:30pm, 9:00am and 10:30am masses.

Today begins the fourth season of RENEW 2000, and with that we begin our look at the Eucharistic Prayer and Communion Rite in the liturgy. As you silently pray the Eucharistic Prayer with the priest, take note of the language we use. How much does the prayer say "I, me, mine," and how much does it say "we, us" and "our"? Even though it is voiced by one person (appropriately so—our priest and presider), the Eucharistic Prayer is very much a communal prayer. - Pat Kelly

*We welcome into the family of God: Richard Pasquet, Joseph Siordia, Nicholas Brouqua, Michael Jensen & Stephanie Shu, who were baptized in Christ.

*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.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

On this Sabbath Day, as we commission facilitators of faith-sharing groups, may the Holy Spirit grant healing and reconciliation to all who participate in Renew 2000.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
who recently passed away.


Wednesday, March 8th

Ashes will be distributed during the Masses on the 1st day of Lent, Wed. March 8th, at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m (school Mass). 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.



Each Friday during Lent, you are invited to participate in those three Lenten disciplines; Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving. Our Lenten theme is: "WE ARE ONE BODY, ONE BODY IN CHRIST". Let us come together for:

"Prayer"—Stations of the Cross at 6:00 p.m. in the Church;

"Fasting and Abstinence"—-a light meal (in Hennessy Hall), following Stations; and

"Almsgiving"—-a donation of what you would have spent on your Friday dinner for our St. Vincent de Paul Society to feed our hungry family members.



Calling all teen actors, singer & musicians. The Passion play needs your help. We will hold a general meeting on Thurs. March 9th, 7:30 -8:15 p.m. in the school library. The Passion Play is an annual celebration of Jesus life performed on Good Friday evening by the teens of St. Robert’s parish . We are also calling any interested adults who wish to help us with the singing and music. Adults need not attend this meeting, but please call Ben Baldonado if you would like to help us celebrate. Thanks for the help, Ben



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


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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 by calling Dan Uroz and reserve your spot! Price is $13.

FILIPINO-AMERICAN GROUP....Come and celebrate with us to an evening of dinner and dancing at Hennessy Hall on Saturday, March 11th for the induction of Fil/Am officers for 2000 - 2002 years. Attire: Semi-formal; donation $15.00 per person Dinner - 6:00 p.m.; DJ music, entertainment, & raffle. RSVP please call Gabby Diaz.

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....Join us on March 13th, for our dinner/meeting. Lots of business-Fashion Show preview & elections for nominating committee. Make your reservations by March 10th and pay $10. Call Angie Mullady for reservations.

Also from 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.

ST. ROBERT’S FASHION SHOW AND DINNER DANCE....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. For more information call 589-2800.


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6:30-10PM, Men’s Club.....Hall

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


6:30, 8:30, 10:30 & 7:30, Mass & Ashes..... Church
9-9:30AM, Grief Group.....Chapel
7-9PM, Graduation Mtg.....7th Gr. Classroom
7:15PM, Choir Rehearsal.....Hall

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

6:00 p.m., Stations.....Church
5-7PM, Soup Supper.....Hall

6-12PM, Fil/Am.....Hall

10-11:30AM, Fil/AM Choir.....Library

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