St. Robert's Church Bulletin, April 23, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 23rd, 2000
Easter Sunday


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Dear People of St. Robert’s,

May the Risen Christ walk with you.

During Lent, I had the opportunity to do a little more reading than normal. The thoughts of a few authors I found very challenging.

One author wrote about the Eucharist: "Jesus did not institute the Eucharist to change bread and wine into his body and blood, but to change us into his body. The Mass is not meant to transform elements (bread and wine) but to transform people.

When Jesus said, ‘Behold I am with you always, until the end of the world,’ he was not referring to his real presence in the Eucharist; he was referring to his real presence in his people, the members of his body."

This Easter we ask ourselves how we allow Jesus to transform our lives and how we change our world by our lives.

Another author wrote: "Anti-Catholic bias in the United States is ... something more than simply a historical legacy. It is the result of inherent tensions between aspects of the Roman Catholic world view and a democratic, post-Enlightenment, postmodern American culture. And while all religions labor under this postmodern critique, Catholicism has been singled out as a highly visible, seemingly powerful and - therefore - consistently tempting target."

This Easter we ask ourselves how we can come to a greater knowledge of our Faith and Church and not fall into the trap of those in our society who see the Faith and the Church as a fossil from the past - something to be set aside and put into a museum.

We ask ourselves whether we believe that the Risen Christ is still active today in our world and that each of us is called to show by our words and actions that Jesus Christ is Lord of the world.

Father Ring


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THANK YOU to all who added to the sacredness of Good Friday:

  • The 6:30am Mass Community for leading the Silent Prayer Walk on Good Friday morning.

  • The Children’s Liturgy Team for the children’s service and activities on Good Friday afternoon.

  • The cast and crew of the Passion Play directed by Ben Baldonado and Bob Baker on Good Friday evening.

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Monday 6:30 Tony Mallamo †
8:30 Celia M. Sanchez †
Tuesday 6:30 Edward Cunningham †
8:30 Rena Maggio †
Wednesday 6:30 Nueme Sebastian †
8:30 Jeanne Kielman †
Thursday 6:30 Perry Gonis †
8:30 Roger McGovern †
Friday 6:30 James McGuire †
8:30 Carol Dachauer †
Saturday 8:30 Enese Parenti †
4:30 James & Anna Medved †
Sunday 7:30 Irene Mocelin †
9:00 Goerge Vouvalikes †
10:30 Carlos G. Foti †
12:00 Maria Spenser †
5:30 People of St. Robert's

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Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31


Please join me in giving thanks to these people who have put in many hours preparing our Easter Triduum celebrations:

Art & Environment: Catherine Bendick, Kacey Carey, Tom Dachauer, Una Uniacke

Music: Members of the 10:30, Noon, and 5:30 Choirs, Don Thompson, Sue Keyser, Jim Kason, Diana Fir, Thomas Tullius

Worship Booklet: Michelle Compton

RCIA Catechists: Rusty Duffey, Donna McGuigan, Rita Tullius, Mary Bourne, Tom Rowan

Thanks to our Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Fr. Ring, Fr. Morris, Fr. Taheny, and Fr. Marini for your dedicated ministry.

SPECIAL THANKS to YOU who came to celebrate Jesus Christ, Crucified and now Risen. HE IS ALIVE! - Pat Kelly

*We welcome into the family of God: Nicole Hoffer, who was 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, Perry Gonis, Richard Quintana, Rita Gomez & Ann Steinerd.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

That those newly-born in the waters of Baptism and those who come to full communion experience Christ’s love and support within our faith community.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Ron Compton & Catherine Cook
who recently passed away.


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

Shannon & Connie Wilson & Family
Mary Pangelinan
Oscar & Elvira Colin
Roberto & Caroline Madeloso & Family
Paul & Carolina Orlando & family
Jeffrey & Raquel Downs & Family
Robert & Kim Cilia & Family
Larry & Adriane Damato & Family
Mario & Christine Andrade & Family
Alexis Nickas & Joseph Shaughnessy
Tricia Andreazzi
John Hsieh
R.J. & Christina Ferrari
Antonio & Ann Borja & Family
Irvin & Josephine Sevilla
Debbie Frisbie
Michael Casey
Darren & Cynthia Kattenhorn & Family
Eric & Jennifer Dias & Family
Declan & Ann Costello & Family
Tyler & Lisa Stavros & Family
Mike & Tracie Furlong & Family\
Kasandra Smith & Family
John & Anne O’Donoghue

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.



I want to thank the 12 St. Vincent de Paul volunteers who helped bring bags of food, almost 30 Easter Baskets and over $600 worth of Lunardi’s Scrip to approximately 20 families on Saturday, April 22nd. We had 3 "Renew" groups put together the baskets. The Scrip was purchased from our last 5th Sunday Second Collection and the food is what has been donated by parishioners and placed in the vestibule of St. Robert’s Church at our Sunday Masses.

Wally Mooney, President SVdP



Confirmation Celebration will be on Saturday, April 29th, at 11:00 AM. Archbishop Levada will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to our 67 Candidates. Rehearsal is Friday evening, April 28th for Candidates and Sponsors at 7:00 PM. Please pray for our Candidates and their families.



As a Spiritual Gift to your mother, you will find cards in the vestibule of the Church, to have her remembered in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at St. Robert’s, in observance of Mother’s Day, May 14th.



The California Catholic Conference will sponsor the Catholic Lobby Day on May 2nd in Sacramento. Pariticpants will be able to meet with their legislators. Catholic social moral beliefs and institutions will be seriously weakened by bills pending in the legislation. A strong showing of Catholics is hoped for - please call (415) 565-3673, (650) 873-6868 or (650) 345-9076 for further information. Bus transportation will be available.


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MEN’S CLUB....On May 1st we will have our Men’s Club dinner/meeting. Please come join us. Make your reservations early (by May 27th) and pay only $10.00 for your dinner and drinks. After that date, the price will be $13.00. Don’t hesitate - call Dan Uroz and reserve your spot!

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6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library

7-8:30PM, Liturgy Committee.....Mary’s Chapel

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel

11AM, Confirmation.....Church

SUNDAY, April 30TH
10-11:30AM, Fil/AM Choir.....Hall

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