St. Robert's Church Bulletin, September 3, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

September 3, 2000
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Friends,

A friend recently e-mailed me with this reflection:

"Did you ever stop to think about how ordinary things can take on so much value and meaning when they are placed in the right hands? . . .

A golf club in Tiger Woods’ hands . . . worth millions!
A microphone in Oprah’s hands . . . she’s made a fortune.
A phone in the hand of a friend calling to say "Hello" . . . priceless.
Ordinary nails in the hands of Christ . . . .

Think about how much meaning and value your life has when you place it in the hands of Christ."

This Labor Day weekend, consider the great labor of love God is working in this world, in our community, and in your life. So much of it happens through our hands, our hearts, our minds, our voices. And yet we labor nearly in vain if we are not attuned to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. We accomplish so little if we never rest.

This week we celebrate the Jubilee Day for Workers, Crafters, Builders, and Trades People. May God bless the work of your hands and keep you safe from harm.

Pat Kelly


7:00 - 9:00PM - CONVENT CHAPEL

For adults interested in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or First Eucharist. Also for those alumni who have gone through the process! The RCIA team welcomes you and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Please stop by! Refreshments will be served. Call the parish office for more information: 589-2800.



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 as soon as possible 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!


The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 4th - in observance of Labor Day.


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Monday 8:30 Julia Hurtado †
Tuesday 6:30 Tomas Alano †
8:30 Anthony Badjada †
Wednesday 6:30 Mr. Jiminez †
8:30 Nora Ensor †
Thursday 6:30 Denny Murphy †
8:30 Ana Kovacevic †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Tony Fardella †
Saturday 8:30 Paul & Rosina Vella †
4:30 Abraham & Josephine Vella †
Sunday 7:30 Thomas & Mary Ann Begley †
9:00 Thomas Selden Oakes †
10:30 Frank & Ann Cericola †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Gary Yates †

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Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37

We welcome into the family of God: Jamie Delatorre, Jordan Hanks, Jessica Vigil & Travis Herriott , who were baptized in christ.

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, Josephine Lavoie, Mary Shick & Don Vickery.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For all who travel this holiday weekend. May they reach their destinations safely and return home refreshed and rested.



The following is the Altar Server Schedule for Sept. 9 & 10
4:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
5:30 PM
S. Kent
D. Mitchell
A. Ferreira
T. Becerra
D. Chun
C. Landholt
S. Lucchese
J. Mitchell
J. Green
J. Carillo
J. O'Connor
J. Landholt
A. Jaber
L. Putkey
J. Molina
D. Masga
E. Albertolle
D. Walker


Anyone from 7th grade and beyond interested in becoming an Altar Server is invited to join this ministry. All who served last year will receive a new application during early September. New applicants can call Gene or Anna May for further information and training dates.


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Back to School Night for parents will be held on Tuesday evening, September 5th, at 7 p.m. in Hennessy Hall

Cash for Class....urn in your Tanforan receipts NOW!!!......Call Linda Cuddy.

St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.



Bible Study will begin on Sept. 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Convent Chapel. We will study the Gospel according to Matthew-(Little Rock Series).



We have received a thank you note from Rev. Monsignor Ignatius C. Wang of the Propagation of the Faith of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Rev. Raju Selvaraj of the Diocese of Trivandrum, India for the donation of $3,523.55 from our parishioners in response to the Missionary Cooperation Plan on the weekend that Rev. Ferry D. Cruz spoke at all the Masses about the works and needs of his diocese of India. Your generosity toward the Missions is always appreciated and God Bless you all!


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FALL FEST 2000 for young adults of the parish in their 20’s & 30’s. on Oct. 14th at Dominican University in San Rafael. Cost is $38 includes 3 workshops and Mass with Bishop John Wester dinner and dance. To register call (415) 581-3581.


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MENS CLUB....First dinner meeting of the school year is Sept. 11th in the hall. Call Dan Uroz for reservations.

PARISH FESTIVAL - HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS....Plans are being made for this year’s annual parish festival, "Hollywood Nights", which will be on :

September 22 (6-11PM)
September 23 (1-11PM)
September 24 (1-7PM)

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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6:30-8:00PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
7PM - Back to School Night.....Hall

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

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
7-9PM, Parish Planning Committee.....Library
7:30-9PM, Teen Club.....Hall

6-11PM, In-Betweener’s.....Hall

11-1PM, Teen Club.....Hall

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