St. Robert's Church Bulletin, August 13, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

August 13, 2000
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:

As we listen to the Gospel story in today’s liturgy, two words catch our attention - BREAD and MANNA. Jesus presents himself as the Bread of Life. In doing so, Jesus distinguishes himself from the manna, the food which his ancestors were given to eat during their journey in the desert. They ate the manna but died.

The Bread of Life, which Jesus gives us - the Eucharist - is for us an act of faith, hope and love. In receiving it, we participate in the divine life - the life of God.

Six times in the Gospel reading Jesus refers to himself as "the living bread". When we gather for Eucharist let us pray that Jesus, the Bread of Life, may nourish the many hungers of the people of God: the sick who are hungering for the bread of health, the lonely who are hungering for the bread of companionship, the children of our world who are hungering for bread and love. And may each of us hunger for a life of goodness and holiness, and through the Eucharist grow strong and united as a parish community in Christ.

The story of Jesus as the Bread of Life continues next Sunday.

Sister Mary


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Monday 6:30 Peter Cappadona †
8:30 Nora Ensor †
6:00pm Jackie Prokopovich †
Tuesday 6:30 Perla Santos (L) †
8:30 Dorothy Burch †
6:00pm Mr. & Mrs. James Morris †
Wednesday 6:30 Lawrence Newman †
8:30 Mauro Sciacqua †
Thursday 6:30 Edith Nordstrom †
8:30 Nora Ensor †
Friday 6:30 Emile Alchera †
8:30 Spadaro/Aliotto Families †
Saturday 8:30 Phil Murphy †
4:30 Raymond Figolah †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Lindsey James Carey †
10:30 Bob Kuzka †
12:00 Severo Madayag †
5:30 Benjamin Mercado †

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Proverbs 9:1-6 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58

We are pleased to have married: Dexter Navarro and Annette Hauscarriague. Congratulations!

Pray for the ill: Marlyn Arancibia, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Sister Cabrini, Arthur Candia, 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 we teach our children, by word and by action, a sense of the sacredness of God’s gift of life from the first moment of conception ‘til He calls us home.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Archdiocesan Jubilee Mass at Pac Bell Park

The Archdiocesan Jubilee Mass is at Pac Bell Park on Saturday, October 28. Admission is by ticket only, but the tickets are free! Be sure to sign up in the next few weeks so that we can request tickets for each of you. We are planning to take the Caltrain, but we also have a limited number (97) of seats available on buses for those who would have difficulty taking the train. Each parish will order T-shirts of differing colors and bring a special banner. (Our color is Kelly Green.) The cost of the T-shirt is $5. We need to turn in our count soon, so order yours right away! St. Robert’s parishioners will be seated in the section behind home plate. Doors open at 12 Noon, a Pre-Liturgy Celebration will begin at 1:30, and the Mass will begin at 3:00pm. (This Mass will fulfill your Sunday obligation.)

The Ballpark will be crowded with thousands of Catholics from every corner of our archdiocese, sisters, brothers, priests, bishops, and two cardinals.

This Eucharistic celebration, in this Jubilee Year, will be a tremendous sign of God’s presence, uniting us all in a joyous celebration of faith!


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Bruce Reasoner, Dan Fabela, Maria Gutierrez & Rev. Ray Scheller (former Chaplain at Mercy Sisters’ Motherhouse),
who recently passed away.



The following is the Altar Server Schedule for August 19 & 20
4:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
5:30 PM
J. Franzella
E. Pino
J. Miller
N. Schaukowitch
J. O'Connor
J. Hansell
P. West
L. Putkey
S. Monaghan
C. Tullius
B. Abellana
V. Munich


We celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15th. There will be a Vigil Mass on Monday, August 14th, at 6:00 p.m. The Masses on Tuesday, will be at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Mary, on her death, was assumed, body and spirit, into Heaven. In Mary we glimpse the hope of our own final end. On the day of the Lord we shall all be resurrected, body and spirit. The Assumption is a way of speaking about the destiny of the Church. We live in the hope that all of God’s beloved creation—symbolized in the figure of Mary—will be brought home to the Father.


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We welcome into our parish family:

Bill and Amy Forester and family
Luis and Lorraine Tillan and family
Anthony and Elisa Geraldi
Clay and Nancy Taylor and family
Joseph and Laurie Eppler and 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, the mail, or at the parish office. We will send you a New Parishioner Packet with information about the parish, its organizations and groups.



You are cordially invited to their annual rummage sale on Aug. 18th and 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Aug. 20th, 9 to 3:00 p.m. They have lots of never-used items, Christmas decor, plants and other miscellaneous items available to shoppers. Please join them at 138 W. 28th Ave., San Mateo.



We are looking for a couple of volunteers to do weed removal at 2 locations in the school yard. Contact Danny Murtagh at 589-2800 and leave name and number to review and schedule work.


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Countdown.....2 weeks to goMark your calendars for August 26th at HIGH NOON for the Parish Picnic.

SOCIABLES.....Mark your calendar for our next get-together on August 27th. It will be at the Little Whale on Broadway in Millbrae next to Mervyn’s. You will be able to choose and pay for your entree. For reservations, call Bunny Moniz. See you there!!

CASH FOR CLASS.....Get ready - Cash for Class begins August 15th!

H OLLYWOOD NIGHTS, The 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 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.

Craft booth needs craft items and workers. Call Sandy Murtagh, or Carmen Pisani.


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7:30-8:30PM, St. Vincent de Paul.....Lib
6:00 PM Vigil Mass for Holy Day of Obligation


Masses: 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. and 6:00p.m.
6:30-8:00PM, Legion of Mary.....Lib

9-10AM, Grief Group.....Convent Chapel
7:30-9PM, Picnic Committee Meeting...Lib

7:30-9PM, Fil/Am.....Hall

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