St. Robert's Church Bulletin, April 9, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 9, 2000
Fifth Sunday of Lent


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Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus, were very close friends of Our Lord, trusting that their dead brother would rise again in the Resurrection on the last day. Then Jesus said, "I am the Resurrection," raised His voice and called, "Lazarus, come forth!" We can be sure that the news of Lazarus miraculously coming out of his tomb alive after being dead for four days would spread like wildfire! No doubt that he had been dead. Now he was alive again! Can anyone doubt that Jesus is the Resurrection? That whoever believes in Him will live--even in death?

But the life to which Jesus restored Lazarus was not yet the glorified life of heaven. Lazarus would someday die again--but this time to follow the risen and glorified Jesus.

For all who have ever lost loved ones, or who fear the death of someone dear...this Good News is announced to you today! In two weeks the world will celebrate the fact that death has been conquered. Be not afraid! "Lord Jesus, come in glory!"

Fr. Mark Taheny



Easter Lilies will decorate the Church during the Easter Season. If you would care to make a donation of $10 (please make check out to St. Robert’s, Lilies Fund) towards their purchase in memory of a loved one, please fill out the form below and return it to the Parish Office by April 17th. A memorial/honor list will be published in the bulletin.

My gift is in memory of:
My gift is in honor of:
Given by:

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Monday 6:30 Richard Silva †
8:30 Anton Boncich †
Tuesday 6:30 Hortense Newman †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Wednesday 6:30 Andrew Teeley †
8:30 Joseph Kuczka, Jr. †
Thursday 6:30 Gordon Martinelli †
8:30 Esther Carneiro †
Friday 6:30 Anne Turner †
8:30 Urbano Marcelino †
Saturday 8:30 Carol Dachauer †
4:30 James & Anna Nedved †
Sunday 7:30 Irene Mocelin †
9:00 Miro Krsulich †
10:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Carmen Calvano †

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Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1 - 15:47


It’s odd, in a way, that as we celebrate and remember the death of Jesus, we realize that he is alive. We remember and celebrate this mystery, this passover from death to life, especially in the Eucharistic Prayer. We tell the story of his last supper and Eucharist with his disciples from thousands of years ago. But we take bread and wine today, in the company of children, spouses, parents, good friends, and even people we don’t know, we bless and give thanks to God today; we break that Bread and pour out that Wine, his Body and Blood, today; and we share that meal today. We know that in that taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing, the presence of Jesus Christ is real. Over and over again we must open our hearts to this awesome mystery that is hidden in common bread and wine, in a long prayer of blessing, in sometimes ordinary priests and people. Do we have the eyes of faith? Can we leave Mass saying, "We have seen the Lord!"? - P.K.

*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, Marina Buhain, Perry Gonis, Richard Quintana & Rita Gomez.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

for all who are ill, especially those who receive the Sacrament of the Sick. May they see that Jesus loves them and suffers with them.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Rose Maria Maxey
who recently passed away.



Our final celebration of Stations, followed by a Lenten Supper (in Hennessy Hall), will take place on Friday, April 14th, at 6:00 p.m. All are invited to pray together and break bread together. We ask that you put what you would have spent on this Friday dinner in the basket in Hennessy Hall. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society will use your ALMSGIVING to feed our hungry sisters and brothers.

Let us come together for:

"Prayer"—Stations of the Cross
"Fasting and Abstinence"—-a light meal following Stations
"Almsgiving"—-a donation to St. Vincent de Paul Society



will take place today at noon. All who are experiencing the affects of aging and all who are ill are invited to receive the Sacrament of the sick.



To prepare for our celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection, we have the opportunity of becoming more fully united with God, Our Father, and with one another through the wonder of reconciliation. Christ has died for us and He brings forgiveness and peace to us. Plan to attend our final Lenten Reconciliation Service on Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:30 p.m.


Saint Robert's Church
THIS 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.



You are invited to the 5th annual Passion Play presented by the Youth ministry of St. Roberts. The passion play is performed by the teen youth of our parish. There will be two performances in the Church. On Thursday, April 20th, at 10:00 a.m. and the main performance on Good Friday at 7:30 p.m. Come join in the celebration of Jesus’ life.



The Children’s Liturgy Team will again be holding a Good Friday Liturgy for the children ages four and above. Kindly preregister your child by calling 589-2800 and leaving your name, child’s name and age, and your home phone number. Doors open at 1:15 PM and children should be picked up immediately after church services end at 3:00 p.m.



Join the members of 6:30 a.m. daily Mass on their 7th annual silent-prayer and slow-paced walk up to the top of Junipero Serra Park in San Bruno. Meet at 6:30 a.m. sharp in the parking lot of St. Robert’s (near Crystal Springs Road). Wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes. All ages are welcome. Last year our youngest walker was 5 years old and the eldest, 87. Our approximate time of return to the St. Robert’s parking lot is 8:15 a.m. Hope you can join us for this beautiful prayer walk with your friends and relatives.


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WOMEN’S GUILD....TOMORROW, April 10th, we will have our Women’s Guild Dinner/Meeting. Please come and vote for the new officers for 2000-2001. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $11.00. Call Angie Mullady at 583-3302.

AIDS LUNCH - Wednesday, April 12th....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 April 12th. 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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7:30-9p.m., St. Vincent de Paul.....Library
3-10 p.m., Women’s Guild..... Hall

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

9-9:30 a.m. Grief Group.......Chapel
7:00-10PM, Gospel of Mark.....Church

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7:30 9P.M. Fil/Am.......Hall
7:30-9 P.M. Confirmation Penance Service....Church
7:30-9P.M......School Board....5th grade classroom
7-9PM, Parish Council.....Library

6:00 PM, Stations.....Church
6:30-7PM, Lenten Supper.....Hall

10-noon Hospitality Seminar....St. Francis Room

SUNDAY, April 16TH

10-11:30AM, Fil/AM Choir.....Hall
2:00 P.M. Tonga Mass.....Church

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