St. Robert's Church Bulletin, May 7, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

May 7th, 2000
Third Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parishioners,

Congratulations to the sixty-seven young men and women of our Parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 29th, from the hands of Archbishop Levada. These young men and women of our Parish, who are finishing their sophomore year of high school, prepared in our Parish program for a period of two years. The program was led by Sister Mary and by a team of parishioners who dedicated countless hours to helping those who were confirmed grow in their Faith commitment. Thank you to all of them. Congratulations also to the five adults who were also confirmed. They prepared through the RICA program of our Parish.

The Fashion Show sponsored by the Women’s Guild was a tremendous success. A profit of $21,000 was realized. This event has many other benefits, aside from the financial help it has provided to the school, religious education and youth programs. It provided an opportunity for people to give of their time to help others. It also helped add to the social dimension of our parish life. Thanks to all who worked so hard.

By the time you receive this bulletin, the Parish Golf Tournament sponsored by the Men’s Club will have been held. When I was part of the winning foursome a few years ago, some fellow golfer thought I had brought along a bunch of "ringers." This year everyone is a parishioner; there can be no complaints.

Father Ring


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I’m sure you enjoyed our beautiful Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies. Wasn’t our Church just gorgeous! Congratulations to all who made it so joyful for us to celebrate the Paschal Mysteries.

Already we are in the Month of May. Do we still remember that this is a Jubilee Year? It is a year of reconciliation, repentance and resolution. The primary objective of the Jubilee is the strengthening of faith and of the witness of Christians. That gives us plenty to think about.

Have you seen the Jubilee banner that is hanging behind the organ? It is a good representation of the world wide character of the Christian message: the center, in blue, indicates the earth, with the Sign of the Cross enveloping it. The five doves of different colors represent five continents. A light shines from the center of the Cross to indicate Christ, "true light of the world", as also indicated by the words: Christ yesterday, today and forever.

The way the doves are joined together indicates the spirit of unity among God’s children, and reconciliation among peoples. The Cross recalls that Christ dies for the salvation of all. The three colored lines bring to mind the mystery of the Trinity. You may have noticed the dove mobiles hanging around the Church. Now you know what they stand for. We are asked to open wide the door of our heart to Christ. Don’t be afraid of a draught!!! The only breeze you will feel is the Spirit blowing new life into you.

Sister Ita


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Monday 6:30 Tony Fardella †
8:30 Rena Maggio †
Tuesday 6:30 Don Andrew Alchera †
8:30 Adelin Lagomarsino †
Wednesday 6:30 Celia M. Sanchez †
8:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
Thursday 6:30 Marie Samish †
8:30 Manuel Falzon †
Friday 6:30 James Borg †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Saturday 8:30 Paul & Rosina Vella †
4:30 All Mothers
Sunday 7:30 All Mothers
9:00 All Mothers
10:30 All Mothers
12:00 All Mothers
5:30 All Mothers

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Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18


Whoops! Sayyy . . . what’s with another change in the title of this column? First it was "Mass Musings." Then, "In the House of God." Now, "Our House." What’s up with that? In my recent studies, my good teacher reminded me that in early Christianity, the building for worship was known as the domus ecclesiae. That’s Latin for "the house of the church." Did they have (or do we now have) complete disregard for God’s presence in the church building? Not at all!! But first and foremost, you and I are the house of God. God’s Spirit dwells within us. After Holy Communion, we carry the Real Presence of Christ within us to the world. This is very important for us to remember during this Easter Season. We celebrate it in a special way in our Baptisms, Confirmations, and First Holy Communions. As we are living in Christ, Christ now lives in us. - Pat Kelly

*We welcome into the family of God: Tyler Gabryluk, Andrew Dias, Mia Medrano, Kelly Long, & Giovanna Gonzalez, 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, William and Sandra Dill, Randall Guerro, Denise Hawald, Cyndy Smerdel, Theresa Cook, Richard Quintana, Rita Gomez, Walter Moniz, & Ann Steinerd.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For all who are ill and discouraged....may Jesus let His face shine upon them and put gladness into their hearts.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Eugene Martin, William (Ray) Figolah & Perry Gonis
who recently passed away.


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SCRIP order forms are available in the vestibule, rectory or school office. Support our school!
Developing funds for Developing minds.
Cash for Class

If shopping at Tanforan, save your receipts or get your receipts stamped at the information booth on the 2nd floor. Our school has a chance of winning $2,000. You can also turn in your receipts to the school or rectory office.



The Emergency Prayer Network continues to pray for specific intentions that require a concerted effort due to their critical nature. To facilitate the network, please call Michele Pipinich at 589-4963. The network then prays frequently for the next 72 hours. We would appreciate a return call with the outcome so we can praise God for His faithfulness.



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.



Please return your permission slips for the Altar Server Picnic to Gene and Anna May, c/o St. Robert’s School, Religious Education Office or Rectory as soon as possible. Thank you.



The Catholic Worker House, which operates a shelter and dining room here in San Bruno, is in urgent need of a pickup truck. Can anyone donate a reliable, used pickup or help with buying one? Please call Peter or Kate at (650) 827-0706.


Dear Passion Play Participants,

We wish to thank everyone who helped in bringing to our parish another successful Passion Play. Thank you to Dianna Landin & Lorraine Ballas for the supervision. To Pat Kelly for his musical direction. Thanks to Dan Cascino for the special lighting and Dick Epting for the sound. A warm thanks to all the adult singers and musicians from the 9:00 & 5:30 Mass choirs. To all the teen singers & musicians for enhancing our performance. To the parent(s) of the cast for their support and time through all our rehearsals. The biggest thanks to our teen performers for their commitment, energy, and sharing of their faith. It could not happen without you. See you all next year!

Ben Baldonado and Bob Baker


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AIDS LUNCH - WEDNESDAY, May 10th.....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 May 10th. 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. Thanks for all your help - it’s much appreciated.

Parish Council & School Board Elections....Elections for St. Robert’s Parish Council & School Board have been rescheduled for the weekend of May 20th & 21st. Candidates will be posted outside of Church on May 13th & 14th. Applications are still actively being accepted & may be picked up at the School or Rectory office.

SOCIABLES.....Our next Sunday Brunch will be on May 21st at the Little Whale Restaurant on Magnolia Ave. in Millbrae, which is next to Mervyn’s. The time will be 12:00 Noon. You will be able to choose and pay for your entree. Call Bunny at 583-7627 for reservations. Hope to see everyone there.


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6-10PM, Women’s Guild.....Hall
7:30-9PM, St. Vincent de Paul.....Library

6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
7PM, Communion Practice.....Church & Hall

9-9:30AM, Grief Group.....Chapel
9:15AM, Aids Lunch.....Children’s Chapel
6:30PM, Communion Practice.....Church & Hall
7:30-9PM, Picnic Meeting.....Library

11-1PM, Teacher Appreciation.....Hall
7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7:30-9PM, Fil/Am.....Hall

10AM & 12 Noon, First Communion.....Hall & Church

9:00 Mass, May Crowning.....Church
10-11:30AM, Fil/AM Choir.....Hall

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