St. Robert's Church Bulletin, March 26, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

March 26, 2000
Third Sunday of Lent


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Dear Parishioners,

In today’s gospel we see that what Jesus promised to the Samaritan woman and to all of us goes beyond ordinary water; it is a spring welling up within giving us eternal life. Praying on the following reflection may help us to appreciate this gift.

There is a thirst in every human heart.
Each of us is like that lonely Samaritan woman.
We are thirsting for something,
something that will satisfy all our longings.
The only trouble is,
we often search in the wrong places.

We draw water from many wells:
the water of praise to quench our thirst for self-esteem;
the water of success to quench our thirst for importance;
the water of pleasure to quench our thirst for joy...
but we still get thirsty.

For those who have encountered Christ
the search is over.
He alone can provide clean living water to quench our inner thirst.

The encounter with Christ can happen
at any time and any place.
When it happens,
He will cause a spring to well up inside us.
The water from this spring will sustain us
in our journey to the Promised Land of eternal life.

As we continue through our Lenten journey let us not be afraid to acknowledge our inner thirst praying with confidence to the God who alone can quench that thirst.

God Bless,
Sister Mary


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Monday 6:30 Elizabeth Miller †
8:30 George Psaila †
Tuesday 6:30 Connie Camerena †
8:30 Dolores Goulding †
Wednesday 6:30 Michael Pudoff †
8:30 Mary Daly †
Thursday 6:30 Isabelle Cardinale †
8:30 John Mikvlicic †
Friday 6:30 John Schaukowitch †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Saturday 8:30 Virginia Timoney †
4:30 Giuseppe Pignati †
Sunday 7:30 Mary Figone †
9:00 People of St. Robert's
10:30 Spadaro & Aliotti Families †
12:00 Dolly Buckle †
5:30 Paul Governale †

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(Optional Year A readings for use with the RCIA)
1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

"The Eucharistic Prayer"

I have been writing the last few weeks about the Eucharistic Prayer as part of our ongoing focus on it during this season of RENEW. You or I can internalize this great prayer better as we understand it more. In the U.S. we now have 13 different Eucharistic Prayers to use: the 4 prayers we usually find in the missalette, 3 prayers for Massses with children, 2 prayers for reconciliation, and 4 recently approved prayers for various occasions. While not all of these Eucharistic prayers are put together in the same way, they all share some common elements. One of these elements is the invocation of the Holy Spirit, or epiclesis. The bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ by the power of God when we remember Jesus’s sacrifice. When you see the priest place his hands flat over the bread and wine, join him in praying for the Holy Spirit to make the gifts holy. - 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, Randall Guerro, Denise Hawald, Cyndy Smerdel, Theresa Cook, Marina Buhain, Father Ring , Perry Gonis, Richard Quintana & Rita Gomez.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
That all who are called to the Easter Sacraments find refreshment
and strength in the waters of life.

Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Mauro Sciacqua and Albert Brandelli
who recently passed away.



Jesus said to His friends during His agony in the garden: "Could you not watch for one hour with Me?" We have the opportunity to spend an hour with Jesus in His Blessed Sacrament, following the 8:30 AM Mass on Saturday, April 1st.


The Presentation Sisters wish to thank, very sincerely, all who organized and attended the St. Patrick’s Benefit Dinner Dance. May you be blessed for your generosity.



On each Friday during Lent (except for Good Friday), Stations will be held in the Church at 6:00 PM. A light Lenten Supper will follow in Hennessy Hall. This is an opportunity for us to pray together and for members of our Parish family to get to know one another. Please put in the basket in the Hall what you would have spent on your usual Friday dinner. Your donation will allow our St. Vincent de Paul Society to feed our sisters and brothers in need.



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



Heal the Sick! Jesus has charged His Church to take care of the sick by accompanying them with prayers of intercession in His Name. St. Robert’s celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick will take place on Sunday, April 9th, at Noon Mass. All who are experiencing the affects of aging and all who are ill are invited to receive this Sacrament.



We find forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, where we hear the Word of God as He speaks to us of His forgiveness. The only requirement is sorrow for our sins. We admit our failings to the priest. Then, we receive, through him, the Father’s pardon and peace. Please come to this service on Saturday, April 1st at 3:00 PM or Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30 PM.


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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MENS CLUB.....On April 3rd we will have our Men’s Club dinner/meeting. Please come join us. Make your reservations early by March 30th 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.

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 25th & 26th or by calling Dorothy Branch at 588-8165 or Lil Fazio at 588-5128.

WOMEN'S GUILD.....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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7-10PM, Grownups.....Library
7-10PM, Fashion Show Rehearsal.....Hall

2:30-3:30PM, Fashion Show Rehearsal.....Hall
6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
6:45-8PM, Religious Education .....Hall
7:30-9PM, Passion Play Rehearsal.....Church

3-10PM, Grownups.....Hall

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7-10PM, Fashion Show Rehearsal.....Hall

6:00 PM, Stations.....Church
6:30-7PM, Lenten Supper.....Hall
7-9PM, Passion Play Rehearsal.....Church

9-10AM, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church
3:00PM Communal Reconciliation Service.....Church

10-11:30AM, Fil/AM Choir.....Library
3:30-5:30PM, Confirmation Class.....Hall
6-10PM, Fashion Show Rehearsal.....Hall

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