St. Robert's Church Bulletin, June 25, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 25, 2000
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to all the teachers and staff of our Parish School for their service to the children of our parish during the past school year. Let us all pray that the teachers, as well as the students, have a restful summer.

In last week’s bulletin we read that all ministry in the Church is rooted in Christ and His Church. Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles, in his pastoral letter, emphasizes that all baptized are called to share in the Church’s mission through mutual service, through a life of worship and through witness to the Gospel by holiness of life. He writes: "These are the hallmarks of Christian living. The manner and degree of engagement in this common call can differ, depending on the gifts and ministries given by the Spirit".

In our Parish we have lay people who minister full time in the Church; for instance, our teachers and our Liturgy minister, as well as countless people who minister part time in our Liturgies, our ministry to the sick and in other areas of our Parish life. Other areas in which we need more people to exercise their gifts include that of administration and youth ministry.

Of course, we never forget those who are called to special ministry in the Chuch as priests, deacons and religious. We must always pray to God for an increase in vocations to these ministries, as well as those of lay ministry.

Father Ring


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On this Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, we hear Jesus tell us: "Take it; this is My Body".... This is the Cup of the Covenant, which will be shed for many". May each of us be filled with the firm belief that, as we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we truly are partaking of the Body and Blood of Jesus. He has given His Life for us on the cross that we may have new life within us - His Life that will never end. When we receive this Sacrament, we become one with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Can there be a greater sign of love than our Savior wanting so much to become one with each of us that He has made Himself food for our body - food for our soul - The bread of Life and The Cup of Eternal Salvation? Together now we are one Body; one Body in Christ. The realization of this truth overwhelms us; humbles us and brings us to the fullness of joy. Rejoice - Our God love us!

Jesus says to each of us: "Know that This really is Me - that I wait patiently for you - that I long to enter into you and become one with you. This is My Heart’s desire since the beginning of all life - Come to Me all you who are heavily burdened; I will refresh you".

Thank you and Love,
Gene & Anna May


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Monday 6:30 Perry Gonis †
8:30 All Fathers
Tuesday 6:30 All Fathers
8:30 Mr. & Mrs. Kielman †
Wednesday 6:30 Anne Rochford †
8:30 Ralph Capella †
Thursday 6:30 Marjorie Fackler †
8:30 James Dombrowiak †
Friday 6:30 In Thanksgiving
8:30 Sister Bernard Joseph
Saturday 8:30 Rhoda Young
4:30 People of St. Robert's
Sunday 7:30 Anne Turner †
9:00 Pat Forbush †
10:30 Larry Gori †
12:00 Alvin Lovett †
5:30 Ann Lynch †

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Wisdom 1:13-24; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43


We all have the right to be able to hear the Word of God proclaimed. It’s part of the gift that God offers to us. Our lectors, priests, and deacons need to prepare themselves to present the Scripture readings to us. We also have an obligation to hear the Word of God proclaimed. It’s part of what God asks of us. We do well to read the readings before we come to Mass. We need to prepare ourselves to listen well. Slipping into Mass late on a regular basis or reading the bulletin during the readings is not OK. For Mass to be meaningful for us, we must claim our rights and fulfill our obligations as worshiping Christians. - Pat Kelly

pray for the ill: Marlyn Arancibia, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Sister Cabrini, Arthur Candia, Peter Capodonicco, Ana Cosgaya, Imelda Daly, William & Sandra Dill, Adela Florez, Elsie Grech, Randall Guerro, Denise Hawald, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Marky, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Richard Quintana, Cyndy Smerdel, Ann Steinerd, Bill Strehl, Margarita Velez, Terry Kollerer, Josephine Lavoie, & Don Vickery.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

Just as Jesus feeds us with His Body and Blood, may we feed all who hunger spiritually, emotionally or physically.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Rita Gomez, Ruby Mathers, & Nora Ensor
who recently passed away.



The following is the Altar Server Schedule for July 1 and 2
4:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
5:30 PM
J. Ribero
K. Caughman
J. Silva
T. Becerra
N. Pisani
S. Donohue
L. Summers
K. McCarthy
P. Dorn
D. Masga
C. Giusti
J. Hansell


Next Saturday, July 1st, our parish will have a pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, with a Mass there at 4:30pm, followed by a picnic-type potluck and a tour of the grounds. (There will still be a Mass here at St. Robert’s, but please join the pilgrimage if you are able.)

Directions: 101 South to Willow Road. Take Willow one mile—to Middlefield Road. Go 2/10 of a mile and turn right into the Seminary driveway. Bring food and drink. There is a limited number of picnic tables, so bring a blanket to place on the lawn.



Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, July 1st, closing at 10:00 a.m. Please come and spend a while with Jesus, thanking Him for the gift of His Body and Blood. "Taste and see the goodness of the Lord."



Congratulations to the students from St. Robert’s Parish, who received special awards upon their graduation from Burlingame High School:

Adam Ailand
Anne Clementi
Garrett Cordes
Hanneke Finones
Alison Klich
Scott West
David White
Mark White



Volunteers are needed for St. Vincent de Paul Lunch Kitchen on Grand Ave. in SSF to help feed the homeless. Please call Helen Phipps at 583-9699 if you can help. Thank you.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to continue to serve the elderly and disabled. Potential volunteers please call (650) 295-2173.


2nd collection this week

Today our parish participates in the Peter’s Pence 2000 Collection for the Works of the Holy Father. Each year the Holy Father asks us to help him provide for our neediest brothers and sisters throughout the world - those who suffer due to war, oppression, and natural disasters. Join the Holy Father in this act of justice and kindness. Please pray for the Holy Father and give generously to this special appeal. Thank you.


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Father Brian Costello, our former Deacon who was recently ordained, will celebrate the 9:00am Mass on Sunday, June 25th, here at St. Robert’s.

TEEN CLUB CAR WASH....July 1st 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $5.00 at the Chevron Station on San Bruno Avenue.

INDEPENDENCE DAY.....To thank God for blessing our nation with freedom, we celebrate July 4th with a Mass at 9:00 a.m. After Mass we will enjoy coffee, juice and donut holes. All are invited....a wonderful way to begin this glorious holiday.

PARISH FESTIVAL.....Plans are being made for this year’s annual parish fesitval, "Hollywood Nights", which will be on September 22, 23, & 24, and as always the Barbecue and Food Booths are in need of your help. Most shifts are for 2 hours, but you can work as many as you would like and on all 3 days. This year’s menu includes: delicious BBQ tri tip steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, polish sausages, Domino’s Pizza, nachos, soft drinks, candy & much more. If you can help in any way, please contact Louise & Ray Downs. Thank you.


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

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

9-10AM Eucharist Adoration in Church
Pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s Seminary: 4:30 Mass there

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