St. Robert's Church Bulletin, July 9, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

July 9, 2000
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

The proposed new building for our Parish will provide space for programs and activities that are very much needed as we consider our present space and look to future needs. In the Educational wing of the new building, there will be an office for Religious Education (over 500 children are in this program), a teacher’s lunch room (this will free up a room in the school for counseling and small groups), a multi-purpose classroom (space is needed for science and art), and a room for Youth Ministry. In the Social/Recreational wing, there will be a hall large enough to seat 320 for dinner or to have basketball/volleyball games. This wing would have an office for a Sports Director, and stands for fans to watch games. The plans are very exciting.

As I mentioned last week, the Building Committee is now studying how other parishes financed their buildings, and will soon talk to fund raisers to judge which company will best serve our parish.

If you will be away during the summer, don’t forget to bring back a bulletin from the local Catholic Church. It is a great way for us to get some new ideas. Also, don’t forget to support your parish all summer. The bills don’t go away for the summer. No matter what, make sure you get some time of relaxation during these lazy days of summer.

Fr. Vincent Ring


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This past week we commemorated "Independence Day", when the founding fathers of our country put their lives on the line and signed the "Declaration of Independence" which proclaimed that the thirteen (at that time) United States of America were no longer under British control. But that same document also proclaims the "self-evident" truth that there is a Creator. And we certainly are dependent on Him. God, help us if we ever forget our dependence on the One who gave us everything. As we enjoy Summer vacation and recreation, I hope that we will give priority to Sunday Mass. Thank God we are free. Thank God for all our material blessings. Thank God for the opportunities we have to be instruments of His peace to others. Jesus said, "If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32-32) We’re really only free when we acknowledge our dependence on God. --Fr. Mark Taheny


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Monday 6:30 Gary Yates †
8:30 Joseph Kuczka, Sr. †
Tuesday 6:30 Paul Newman †
8:30 Mary Figone †
Wednesday 6:30 Jesusa Paige †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Thursday 6:30 Anne Rochford †
8:30 Giarth Klingersmith †
Friday 6:30 Jim & Marcella Hentschell (L)
8:30 Mauro Sciacqua †
Saturday 8:30 Charles Muscat †
4:30 Theresa & Andrew Galeda †
Sunday 7:30 Mary Gatt †
9:00 People of St. Robedrt's
10:30 Mary & Joseph Kuczka †
12:00 Gene Martin †
5:30 Alfred Bordin †

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


During the Easter Triduum of 1999 we introduced the Glory to God arranged by the composer Grayson Warren Brown which we all now know very well. It has served us well in our gathering to hear the Word of God and to celebrate Eucharist. For the next two months we will take a break from singing the Glory to God (except for Transfiguration Sunday - August 6). We need a new musical arrangement. Reciting the Glory to God, a.k.a the Great Doxology (the Great "Word of Praise"), is a bit like reciting the National Anthem—both "function" best when they are sung. Singing helps us to bring emotion, spirit, and body in sync with the meaning of the texts. For now, we won’t have that help. Keep your heart in it! - P. K.

we welcome into the family of god: John Encinas, Elias Felix, Jessica Lowery & Aiobheann San Agustin, who were baptized in Christ.

we are pleased to have married: Michael Shaughnessy & Alexias Nickas and Randy Thomas & Raina Gibbons. congratulations!

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
For our young people. May they be graced with wisdom and inspired by love as they decide how best to serve God.


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



The following is the Altar Server Schedule for July 15 and 16
4:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
5:30 PM
J. Aulicino
J. Roberts
C. Innes
T. Becerra
E. Tannis
S. Donohue
J. Nuti
L. Putkey
J. Innes
A. Revel
N. Pisani
V. Munich


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.



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 at (650) 583-9699 or Wally Mooney at (650) 589-2800.

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


Congratulations to the following students honored at Junipero Serra High School:

Receiving awards were Juniors: Brian Darmanin, Patrick McMorrow & Christopher Soto

Recognized for outstanding achievement were Seniors: Michael Olcese, Brian Owens & Justin Roberts



St. Anne of the Sunset Church, 850 Judah St., SF, will again honor St. Anne during its 93rd Annual Novena on July 18 through July 26. Special events include Communal Penance Service, Sacrament of the Sick, Solemn Procession and Blessing of Children. Call Tessie at (415) 665-1600 for more information.



Consider taking on the Ministry of Greeter. During the Sundays of July, friends will be available outside church before and after the 9:00am Mass to answer questions you might have about this ministry of hospitality. Singles, couples, families, and small groups can help. Once set at 9:00, we will begin the ministry of greeter for the liturgies at other times. This could be your calling!



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

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. The 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 at (650) 588-1927. Thank you.


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6:00-10:00PM, Mens Club.....Hall
7:30-8:30PM., St. Vincent de Paul....Library

6:30-8:00PM, Legion of Mary......Library

9:00-10:00 AM, Grief Group....Convent Chapel
7:00-9:00 PM, Bible Study.....Convent

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