St. Robert's Church Bulletin, March 19, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

March 19, 2000
Second Sunday of Lent


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Dear Parishioners:

The San Bruno Department of Public Works has carefully trimmed back some of the trees in the park across the street from St. Robert’s. They are not cutting down the trees, just cutting them back. The purpose is to help the trees be healthier and to make the roadway safer. It is a good reminder of what Lent is all about.

We cut back on what we do not really need in order to grow healthier spiritually. We give up part of what we have a right to, for the good of others. Give up part of your regular schedule to get to one weekday Mass during Lent - either here at St. Robert’s (6:30 am and 8:30 am) or at a parish near your work.

Realize that your many generosities during the year do not simply help you reach goals, but also help very many other people in many ways.

God bless you,
Father Morris


A Note from Father Ring

Dear Parish Family,

Thank you for your prayers and support. My doctor is pleased and has cut back on some of the medication. Still a need to slow down and let the river of my life flow at its own pace. Thanks also to all who are showing me by example that I do not have to try to be responsible for everything - a great lesson. Still, it would be great to see six hundred families/individuals contribute to the Annual Appeal. (I also need to learn that I should leave some things in God’s hands.) This reminds me that I better write my own check! See you soon.

Fr. Ring


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Monday 6:30 P. J. Cussen †
8:30 Sylvia Rosselli †
Tuesday 6:30 Celia M. Sanchez †
8:30 Mary Figone †
Wednesday 6:30 Timothy Leahy †
8:30 Thomas Daly †
Thursday 6:30 Gus Erbach †
8:30 Louise Strand †
Friday 6:30 Peter Ernani †
8:30 John Murphy †
Saturday 8:30 Patrick Sullivan †
4:30 Ann Leahy †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Margaret Parsons †
10:30 Carlos G. Foti †
12:00 Ann Dorothy DeMartini †
5:30 Tony Governale †

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(Optional Year A readings for use with the RCIA)
Exodus 17:3-7; Romans 5:1-8; John 4:5-42

"The Eucharistic Prayer"

It can be difficult to silently pray the Eucharistic prayer as the priest gives voice to it. My mind wanders easily. What has been helpful for me is learning what is happening at different sections of this central prayer of the Eucharistic liturgy. In the opening dialogue, we acknowledge together with the priest "it is right to give Him thanks and praise." First and foremost, this is a prayer of gratitude just as was Jesus’ prayer of blessing (praise) when he took the bread and wine at his Last Supper. Throughout the preface we remember with thanksgiving the works God has done, is doing, and will do to give us new life. This act of thanksgiving culminates in the praise of all the people singing "Holy, holy, holy . " - Pat Kelly

*We welcome into the family of God: Timothy McCarthy, Matthew Redmond, Lilliana Bosnich-Bustos & Giavanna Stavros, 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, Father Ring & Rita Gomez.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For mothers and fathers who have lost a child through violence.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of Ann Lynch, Roberto Duran, Anne Turner
and Virginia Timoney
who recently passed away.



All are invited to the Church for Stations at 6PM each Friday during Lent. After this time of reflection and prayer, share a sacrificial meal of pasta, salad, bread & fruit with our St. Robert’s family. ...a good way to get acquainted. We ask that you donate what you would have spent on your Friday meal to our St. Vincent de Paul Society. They will provide food for our sisters and brothers in need. There will be a basket in Hennessy Hall, where the supper will take place, for your gift.

Let us come together for:
—Stations of the Cross.
"Fasting and Abstinence"—-a light meal following Stations;
"Almsgiving"—-a donation to St. Vincent de Paul Society



The Docent program of St. Mary’s Cathedral invites you to a Morning of Recollection on Tuesday, March 21st in the Cathedral Conference Center. Father Milt Walsh will present Lenten reflections centering around the theme: "Jesus—Why did He die?" Talks will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with 12:10 Mass in the Cathedral. This will also be an excellent opportunity to make your Holy Year Pilgrimage. Bring your lunch. (Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided.) Call Rosemary Bellan at (415) 567-2020 ext. 207 for further information.


Saint Robert's Church
Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to a spectacular and dramatic presentation of scripture, light, and movement when Michael Reardon and Patrick Lane bring THE GOSPEL OF MARK to our community. This is a profoundly moving and totally captivating work of faith, making the Scripture come alive in a new way.

Michael and Patrick have traveled around the world with this powerful ministry of proclamation.


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WOMEN’S GUILD....LAST CHANCE!!!! - Reservations for our Communion Breakfast Sunday, March 26th at 9:00 a.m. Mass followed by breakfast at Angela’s Cafe and Deli, Broadway Ave. Millbrae are due March 20th. Breakfast will be waffles, fresh fruit, eggs & chicken sausage. Call Lori Burns for reservations or more information.

(Angela’s is opening just for us, so please come!)

GROWNUPS....Annual Soup Supper & General Meeting will be held in Hennessy Hall on Wednesday, March 29th, at 6PM. We are pleased to have as our guest speaker, Nadine Condon from Mission Hospice,Inc., of San Mateo County. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each - they will be sold after Masses on March 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th or by calling Dorothy Branch or Lil Fazio.

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.



Jubilee Celebration of Life, Sunday, March 26th at St. Mary’s Cathedral......You are invited to a special Jubilee Year Celebration of Life, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a Morning of Reflection and Renewal, which will be lead by Sister Paula Vandegae, SSS and Father Jose Rodriguez. Archbishop William Levada will be principal celebrant of the Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow. For further information and reservations please call (415) 565-3672.


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6:30-8:30PM, Kindergarten Parent Mtg.....Hall

2:30-3:30PM, Fashion Show Rehearsal.....Hall
6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
6:45-8PM, Religious Education .....Hall

6-9PM, Passion Play Rehearsal.....Hall

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7:30-9PM, School Board.....Hall

6:00 p.m., Stations.....Church
6:30-7PM, Lenten Supper.....Hall
7:30-9PM, Sports Awards.....Hall

8-6PM, Legion of Mary.....Hall
8:30-12:30PM, Parish Council.....Library

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

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