St. Robert's Church Bulletin, July 23, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

July 23, 2000
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for your generous donations to the Parish during these summer months. It is all too easy to forget our need to be good stewards of our Parish during these months.

This summer many small, but necessary jobs, are being done throughout the Parish plant. The altar in our Chapel has been restained. The garage in the upper yard has a new roof and will soon be painted. Also painted have been the library, the Reconciliation and Little/Middle Church rooms in the Church, classroom doors and the conference room in the Rectory. Thanks to volunteers, countless other jobs are being done. Steam cleaning staircases, cleaning out areas under the stage and in other buildings and on and on. Thanks to those who give of their time and talent.

A year from now we will look seriously at the need to paint the outside of the convent and do other major maintenance work.

Bishop W. Walsh of Killaloe in Ireland recently gave a talk which I agree with very much. He said:

"...The church must continue to press this image of family as two parents loving each other and as a result of that love bearing children. That is the ideal and will continue to be the ideal. The reality of life, however, is that families come in all shapes and sizes... I do believe that the manner in which we have treated some people in the past has been less than Christian ... Christ did not condemn those who failed to meet the ideals of the Church, but only those who pretended to live by those ideals and condemned other who appeared to have failed to do so. We must not condemn. We must not question the nature of that love that may not meet our ideals. We must celebrate family, and all that is possible in family."

Fr. Vincent Ring


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Dear friends,

I would like to share a letter with you. I’m certain something similar could have been written about many people in the parish, lay, religious, or ordained . . .

" ‘Something’ (maybe the Holy Spirit) keeps nagging at me to share my own personal miracle with the parish.

My daughter Anne recently died after a 3 year battle with cancer. I prayed for two things for us—that she would find her way back to our Faith and she wouldn’t have a long time to suffer if she couldn’t survive.

With the help of Deacon Duffey who became her friend 3 years ago at the time of her first surgery, she renewed her Baptismal Vows on Holy Saturday in a lovely ceremony that she and Rusty planned. When she received her last anointing she was able to answer all the prayers with Father Mark just a few days before her death on May 4th.

Rusty was faithful and frequent visitor who encouraged Anne in her journey back to Jesus and her battle with her illness. I just need to publicly thank him. We’re all so lucky to have him in our Parish."

Georgia Rochford

I’d bet Rusty would be the first to point out many others who are doing the Lord’s work quietly and beautifully in their lives. That happens a lot around here. Chalk it up to the Spirit of God living and active among us, the Body of Christ. Give thanks. - Pat Kelly

P.S. Please read Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John to prepare for the next few Sundays. I hope they will be a jubilee moment for us to renew understanding and appreciation of Eucharist.


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Monday 6:30 Jeffery Dominguez †
8:30 Leanora & Ignacio Acenas †
Tuesday 6:30 Charles Schultheis †
8:30 Diana Martinez †
Wednesday 6:30 Nora Ensor †
8:30 John Giannotti †
Thursday 6:30 Anne Rochford †
8:30 Dorothy Burch †
Friday 6:30 Mike Borras †
8:30 Juana DeMeza †
Saturday 8:30 Celia Salazar †
4:30 Isabelle Cardinale †
Sunday 7:30 Julita Mercado †
9:00 Deceased Members of Mekon Circle International †
10:30 Carlos G. Foti †
12:00 Peopled of St. Robert's
5:30 Domenica Busceti Cotroneo †

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2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15

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 those we love who are ill. For those who are dying. Though they walk in the dark valley, may they fear no evil, knowing that Jesus is always at their side.



The following is the Altar Server Schedule for July 29 and 30
4:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
5:30 PM
J. Franzella
L. Putkey
B. Presta
T. Becerra
E. Albertolle
D. Proano
A. Belluomini
E. Pino
N. Schaukowitch
A. Revel
J. O'Connor
D. Valiao

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We welcome into our parish family:
Ruben and Cecilia Jimenez & family
Darrin and Lara Wright & family
Andrew and Carol DeGraca & family
Zacharia and Lisa Pineda
Jeannie D’Auria & family
Steven and Denis San Agustin & family

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.



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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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.



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.


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PARISH PICNIC.....There will be a Parish Picnic meeting on July 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the library. All parishiones are welcomed to attend.

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
7:30-9PM. Liturgy Committee.....Mary’s Chapel

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