St. Robert's Church Bulletin, July 16, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

July 16, 2000
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to all those who inquire and who have prayed for me the past year. Between the back surgery and the depression, it has been a difficult year for me but your constant support and prayers have encouraged me and helped me. I am well on the way to full recovery (although I tend to forget that I shouldn’t carry anything too heavy, e.g golf clubs).

I look forward to the Sabbatical that starts in August. Although I plan to make a cameo appearance at Christmas, I should be back full time at the beginning of February. This is my first long break from Parish work in over fifteen years so I am looking forward to a retreat, a few good books, a little golf and just sitting around with no responsibilities.

As I mentioned before, I know I am leaving the Parish in good hands with Fr. Jim Morris being the Administrator. As you have with me, I know that you will support him and the others on the Parish staff. Thank you.

Fr. Vincent Ring


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A few weeks ago my deacon classmates celebrated together our tenth anniversary of our deaconate ordination. We reflected together on the joys, sorrows and grace filled opportunities of the last decade. We remembered how we struggled together in our classes; the sadness we shared for the deceased members of our community; and the misguided expectations of how we thought God was leading us to ministry.

While the hours involved are sometimes intense and the schedule of events is sometimes extreme, I don’t think any of us would ever give up or regret the gift God has shared with each of us. We no longer think that we are leading others to a better faith experience of Jesus. We now fully understand that it is Jesus who allows our faith to grow by allowing us to experience His love being freely given to all.

I wake up in the morning and wonder how I’m going to see the love of God shared from one person to another. Some of you may share the same gift of wonderment in watching God work with you, your families, your children and even your co-workers or customers.

In a special way I’m thankful because God lets me share in his love when people are most open to God, whether through the joy of weddings and baptism or through the sadness of sickness and funerals. Through the RCIA program, I have had my faith challenged and awakened by the tremendous thirst for faith, love and truth of each of the participants.

If by some gift of God, I have enhanced your faith journey in the past ten years, it is only a grain of sand compared to the enrichment of my faith experience thanks to all the people of St. Robert’s. I thank you, each and everyone, for ten faith filled years and I pray that we can continue to journey together for a long, long time.

Deacon Rusty Duffey


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Monday 6:30 Dorothy Burch †
8:30 Eugene J. Martin †
Tuesday 6:30 Jim & Marcella Hentschell (L)
8:30 Eugene Martin †
Wednesday 6:30 Nora Ensor †
8:30 Dorothy Jean Turner †
Thursday 6:30 Mary Ann Begley †
8:30 Jessie Foley †
Friday 6:30 Celia Sanchez †
8:30 Salvatore Fenech †
Saturday 8:30 Manuel Falzon †
4:30 Gerald Myers †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 George Vouvalikes †
10:30 Giuseppe Pignati †
12:00 Margaret Harders †
5:30 Jeanne McHugh (L)

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Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34


I had a very pleasant epiphany this past week. Have you noticed how clean and sharp the inside of the church building has been lately? Take notice. There are many people to thank for this. Lilo Quintana and the Marthas (not a 50’s doo-wop group) have been doing a great job with the housekeeping. In my 2 years here, it has never been better. Also, Fr. Ring has a very keen eye for keeping the church shipshape. Gene May, Rose Vassallo, and Richie Bologna, our sacristans, are ever vigilant. Monday morning’s 6:30am mass attendees help straighten things up after our Sunday festivities. And far from least, the parishioners of St. Robert’s have been keeping the worship space clean. I think this is a great move toward being hospitable. On behalf of the Liturgy Committee, I say congratulations, St. Robert’s! - 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, Bill Strehl, Margarita Velez, Terry Kollerer, Josephine Lavoie, & Don Vickery.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For the Body of Christ...For all who have answered the call to leave home and family to bring God’s word and truth, hope and love to all the world.


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



The following is the Altar Server Schedule for July 22 and 23
4:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
5:30 PM
S. Kent
N. Giuseponi
J. Molina
A. Revel
C. Giusti
M. Marshall
J. Aulicino
K. Caughman
E. Pino
M. Viscara
M. Mercado
L. Valle


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!



Kay Sweeney is a representative of Mission Guatemala, a project of the Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund, founded by a Presentation Sister from SF, which helps Guatemalan Indigenous people, mainly women, develop their talents through educational scholarships and product development. They are then able to use their creative skills to earn some much needed income for their families. Kay will be showing some of these beautiful handicrafts after Masses on July 23rd. By supporting this project you help people help themselves. Please come prepared to do your part.



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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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.

Do you have a son, daughter, niece or nephew going away to college this Fall? Why not give them a subscription to CHRISTOPHERS NEWS NOTES. They address current issues from a Catholic point of view within a principled Judaeo-Christian perspective. They come six times a year. There are some copies in our pamphlet rack in the vestibule. To subscribe send a donation of five dollars, and your student’s school address to THE CHRISTOPHERS, 12 East 48th St. New York, NY 10017.

GOING ON VACATION? Need to find a Catholic Church? Free ministry to traveling Catholics. For nationwide Mass times and locations: Call 1-800-Mass Times(1-800-627-7846) or Internet

YOUNG LADIES INSTITUTE bingo lunch August 8th at noon at St. Bruno’s Church hall at 555-W. San Bruno Ave. Door prizes For more information call (650) 588-7888 and ask for Peg.


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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. Thank you.


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

7:00-9:00 PM, Bible Study.....Convent

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