St. Robert's Church Bulletin, May 21, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

May 21, 2000
Fifth Sunday of Easter



1. On Saturday, July 1st, we have planned a Parish Pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, which has been preparing priests for the Archdiocese and others dioceses for over 100 years. We’ll have a 4:30pm Mass (which fulfills the Sunday obligation), followed by a tour of the Seminary and a pot-luck dinner.

2. On Saturday, October 28, an Archdiocesan Mass at the new Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, with doors opening at Noon, a "Call to Worship" at 1:30, and the Mass beginning at 3:00pm (which will fulfill your Sunday obligation). Parishioners from St. Robert’s will go by public transportation (all co-ordinated with the Archdiocese) and by chartered buses (for those with difficulty taking public transportation).

This will be a unique opportunity for thousands of Catholics from everywhere in the Archdiocese to come together, on a Holy Year Pilgrimage, to celebrate Mass with our Archbishop and fellow believers. As we all flock together in the stadium from many different directions, representing many different cultures and histories, God our Father will be blessing us in ways which we cannot even imagine. We will be a living sign of unity. Be there if you are able!

Additionally, Archbishop Levada has specially designated five "Pilgrimage Sites" here in the Archdiocese:
--Mission Dolores, the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, & St. Mary’s Cathedral, in San Francisco.
--Mission San Rafael, in San Rafael.
--St. Patrick’s Seminary, in Menlo Park.

Any Catholic who so desires may make a pilgrimage at any time to these places and gain the Jubilee Indulgence, which is the remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins, already forgiven as far as the fault is concerned. The conditions for gaining the indulgence, as indicated in the Bull of Indication of the Jubilee Year, are:

  1. Sacramental Confession
  2. Holy Communion
  3. A Pilgrimage
  4. Prayers, according to the Pope’s intention
  5. A Visit to a Church
  6. Charitable Works

If you’d like to make your own personal pilgrimage to one or more of these five special sites, you may obtain "The Pilgrim’s Jubilee Prayerbook" free for the asking at the parish office. The booklet will guide you with all the directions needed.

And now, we need your assistance....

We need to estimate the number of St. Robert Parishioners who are interested in these historic events. Please fill out the form in the Bulletin to assist us in planning the July 1st Seminary Pilgrimage and the October 28 PacBell Mass. Pilgrimage. Drop the slip off either at the parish office or in the collection. In the box, tell us the number to expect.


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Monday 6:30 All Mothers
8:30 John & Veronica Schaukowitch †
Tuesday 6:30 In Thanksgiving
8:30 All Mothers
Wednesday 6:30 Catherine Cook
8:30 Deacon Jack Bourne †
Thursday 6:30 Linglong Vargas †
8:30 Robert Bisagno, Jr. †
Friday 6:30 Mary Keenan †
8:30 Jose Ziniga †
Saturday 8:30 Helen Jones †
4:30 Andrew Galea †
Sunday 7:30 Anne Turner †
9:00 People of St. Robert's
10:30 Carlos G. Foti †
12:00 Eleanor Walkup †
5:30 Dena Baptist †

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Acts of the Apostles 10:25-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17


Have you ever heard the phrase, "You are what you eat."? If that was literally true I’d be a large frozen pizza by now. But there is some truth to the old saying. Remember last week I put some parts of the Eucharistic prayers in this space. Did you notice how consistent the message is? When we eat and drink the body and blood of Christ we pray that we, as a people, will become the Body of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We join in Holy Communion not only for our own individual salvation and holiness, but also because it forms us together into Christ’s living body in the world, fulfilling his mission to bring about the Reign of God, something none of us can do on our own. - Pat Kelly

We welcome into the family of God: Gerciano Icatar, Krystal Hin, Aaron Aguada, Jordan Pariani-Reeves, & Boris Kreysa, Jr., who were baptized in Christ.

We pray for the ill: Marlyn Arancibia, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Sister Cabrini, Arthur Candia, Peter Capodonicco, Theresa Cook, Ana Cosgaya, Imelda Daly, William & Sandra Dill, Adela Florez, Rita Gomez, Randall Guerro, Denise Hawald, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Marky, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Walter Moniz, Richard Quintana, Cyndy Smerdel, Ann Steinerd, Margarita Velez, & Don Vickery.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For an end to weapons of violence and destruction....For the courage to live in peace and to love one another as Jesus has loved us.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Florence Flower
who recently passed away.



Congratulations to the children who received their First Eucharist on Saturday, May 20th. These are the students from the Religious Education class.

Let us pray for these children and their families.



Deacon Brian Costello, who recently worked at St. Robert’s for two years, will be ordained to the priesthood Saturday, June 10th, 10:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. All from St. Robert’s are invited! Brian will also celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with us on Sunday, June 25th at the 9:00am Mass.

Bob Mendonca (now Father Bob), our former choir director, was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Oakland this past Saturday, May 20th. He will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with us at St. Robert’s on Sunday, June 4th at the 10:30am Mass. Please keep Brian and Bob in your prayers.



Our Parish is very blessed to have 100 girls and boys who faithfully and generously give their time to serve at the Table of the Lord. On Tuesday, May 23rd, our Altar Servers celebrate their ministry at Blackberry Farm with a picnic. These young people are a sign of our faith community that ours is a living and growing church.


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

Jeramie and Alma Perez
Joji and Michellaine Mercado and Family
Araceli Pangilinan and Family
Raomon and Liduvina Icatar and Family
Terry and Christina Fernandes and Family
Michael and Maria Jay
Eric and Brenda Sullivan
Michael and Cynthia Shimizu and Family
Bessie Rivera and Family
Jeoffrey and Rosalyn Encinas and Family
Michael and Veronica Gomez and Family
Judith Clegg
Rachel Hutton

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.



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.


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Parish Council & School Board Elections....Elections for St. Robert’s Parish Council & School Board are taking place this weekend, May 20th & 21st. Please vote outside of church today.

Fil/Am Flores de Mayo....Please join us this Sunday, May 21st, at the 12 Noon Mass when the children will present mother Mary with flowers.


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7-10PM, Grown-Ups.....Library
7-10PM, Sports Awards.....Hall

6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
7-9PM, 8th Grade Grad. Meeting.....Hall

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

10-11:30AM, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall

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