St. Robert's Church Bulletin, July 2, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

July 2, 2000
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Our fiscal year has just come to an end. This past twelve months have been fiscally healthy for our Parish. Although the projected income from collections was below what was projected, we were able to cut expenses and therefore remain in "the black." Thank you to all who have been so generous in sharing God’s blessings with your Parish. A full financial report will be available in September.

Our budget for next year calls for an increase of 9% in income. I would ask all people to consider increasing their contributions by a dollar a week, more if possible if we all do this, our next fiscal year will be as healthy as this past one.

One area of concern is the Annual Appeal of the Archbishop. At the moment, we are $7,500 below our goal of $79,000. I believe it is a worthwhile cause and helps fund many programs that are necessary in our Archdiocese. It will even pay my salary while I am on Sabbatical! I would hope that at least seventy more individuals and families will contribute over the next month. This would bring the number contributing to 500 - one-quarter of registered parishioners. God blesses those who are generous.

The Parish Building Committee (Rob Aveson, Margot Giusti, George Lynch, John Marty and Jim Ruane) are meeting on a regular basis to decide how to proceed with the funding of a Parish Educational, Social and Recreational Center. They have studied other parish building projects and will interview fund raisers in the near future. Preliminary drawings of the Center are in Parish Offices. Take a look. Say a prayer that we will be able to finance this project that is so needed for our Parish.

This month is the tenth anniversary of my appointment as Pastor. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Father Ring


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The Word of the Lord

At the end of the readings at Mass the lector says, " The Word of the Lord," to which we respond "Thanks be to God." Does our response come from our hearts or is it just mere words?

For a moment let’s think about the Parable of the farmer who sowed the seed. We can understand why some seed did not grow. The ground was hard; the birds ate it; thorns choked it. The amazing fact is that some seed did grow and yielded fruit 30%, 60%, 100% Why? Because the ground had been prepared. Before we hear the Sunday readings have we prepared our hearts to receive the word? Do we listen carefully while it is being read? If so we can look forward to a good result. It could even be 100%.

Sister Ita


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Monday 6:30 John E. Narvarte †
8:30 Milt Levy †
Tuesday 8:30 People of St. Robert's
Wednesday 6:30 Anne Rockford †
8:30 Catherine Bargetto †
Thursday 6:30 In Thanksgiving
8:30 John McLaughlin †
Friday 6:30 Tony Fardella †
8:30 Veronica Alchera †
Saturday 8:30 Paul & Rosina Vella †
4:30 Norbert Muna †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Bill Wilson †
10:30 Larry Gori †
12:00 Otello Mateucci †
5:30 Ann Lynch †

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Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6


Fr. Jack Bonsor used to say in the seminary, "You never really know something until you can explain it to someone else." That was his reason for requiring class presentations of us. How well do we know each Sunday’s scriptures? Priests and deacons have a very challenging job to break open the Word for the assembly each week. Sometimes they have to explain the unexplainable paradoxes of Christian discipleship, or to put an obscure and difficult word into context. But each person in the assembly should also be able to prepare some sort of "personal homily" of the Sunday readings. Can we help break open the Word for our children or grandchildren? Are we prepared to share a little bit of what was said with our spouses, friends, or co-workers? Have we realized what this week’s Word means to us and this community? - Pat Kelly

WE WELCOME INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD: Malia Shimizu, Kyle McCracken & Jacob Cafini, who were baptized in Christ.

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, Bill Strehl, Margarita Velez, Terry Kollerer, Josephine Lavoie, & Don Vickery.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
That as Jesus feeds us with His body and blood, we will feed all who hunger spiritually, emotionally or physically.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Anita Cresta and Margaret Peckham
who recently passed away.



The following is the Altar Server Schedule for July 8 and 9
4:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
5:30 PM
J. Hageman
N. Giuseponi
A. Ferreira
M. Viscara
J. O'Connor
T. Marcelini
P. West
L. Putkey
J. Green
S. Kent
L. Khoury
M. Marshall


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 9:15 AM on July 12th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items can be donated; they will be saved for a day when their food is provided. Thanks for all your help - it is much appreciated.


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We welcome into our parish family:

Ethna Donohue
Pascual Astero

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.



St. Vincent de Paul (St. Robert’s Conference) needs volunteers for half days (morning half) on Friday’s to help serve the homeless at 344 Grand Ave. in South San Francisco. One Friday a month would help. For more information-please call Helen Phipps or Wally Mooney.

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


Tuesday, July 4th.
In observance of Independence Day the parish office will be closed.



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. 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.



Will you be going to a far away island this summer or a country thousands and thousands of miles away? Well, then you could be in the running for a prize for the Church bulletin that is furthest away. Just drop it/them by the rectory on your return. Winner will be announced at the end of summer.



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INDEPENDENCE DAY.....On this Jubilee Day for Religious Freedom, all are invited to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist at 9:00 AM. After which, we will come together for refreshments and conversation....A great way to begin our holiday festivities, on Tuesday, July 4th.

MEN’S CLUB....Come join the Men’s club on Monday, July 10th for a Summer BBQ. Reservations are due by July 6th and the cost is $10. Our menu will incude a delicious tri-tip sandwich dinner. Don’t delay call Dan Uroz to reserve your spot.

PARISH FESTIVAL.....Plans are being made for this year’s annual parish festival, "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, Bible Study.....Convent

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