St. Robert's Church Bulletin, September 17, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

September 17, 2000
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Today our parish, along with other parishes across the United States, is celebrating Catechetical Sunday. This year of Jubilee also marks the sixty-fifth consecutive year that the Church has so honored its catechists. At the 9:00 a.m. and 5:30pm Masses we will have a special blessing for all Catechists involved in our Religious Education Program, Children’s Liturgy and RCIA. As we begin another year, I ask you to pray for God’s continued blessing on our parish ministries.

All of us—priests, parents, teachers, youth ministers—share the mission of Jesus. We are called to show our young people who God is and how much He loves them. We do this by example, by being with them, by listening, praying, laughing, forgiving, and by being patient. Jesus is our model. His was a challenging ministry. At times He was exasperated by the Apostles, with their many questions, their doubts, and their apparent lack of faith. But Jesus never gave up. Let us, too, be steadfast and persevering in providing a climate of hope and trust that will nurture and strengthen the faith of our young people. Our Catechists also need support in many ways and here are three to consider:

  1. Begin by praying for all catechists—they need the prayers and support of the parish community all year long, not just on Catechetical Sunday.

  2. Volunteer your time to help as a catechetical aide or assistant.

  3. Give serious consideration to becoming a catechist yourself.

The ministry of catechist is a vocation to which people are called by God. If you feel that you have been called to share your faith with others, call Sister Mary at 588-0477.

Sister Mary



Renew sign up will take place toady after all the Masses. This 6 week session will begin the week of Oct. 9th. Renew is a great way to bring us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through faith sharing within small groups held in individual homes.

Join Renew this Fall


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Monday 6:30 Michael Martinelli †
8:30 Thomas Kelly †
Tuesday 6:30 Andy Kelleher (L)
8:30 Todd Aiello †
Wednesday 6:30 Sally Hunt (L)
8:30 Adam Caughman †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Celia Sanchez †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Josephine Pera †
Saturday 8:30 Dominic Pult †
4:30 People of St. Robert's
Sunday 7:30 John A. Mocelin †
9:00 Joseph McClelland †
10:30 Catherine Bargetto †
12:00 Domenica Busetti †
5:30 Dan Fabella †

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Wisdom 2:12. 17-20 James 3:16-4:3 Mark 9:30-37

"A Fond Farewell"

Rich and Carol Novelli, our dear friends, our brother and sister in Jesus Christ, are moving away next week. I’m told they’ve lived and worked and prayed and partied at St. Robert’s for more than 40 years. We’re talking biblical proportions!! We will send them off with a blessing and much love at next week’s (Sept. 24) 10:30 Mass.

Real absence. Sometimes it takes real absence to realize that the ones who have been so much a part of our lives eventually become a part of us. In that they remain really present to us. Isn’t that what Jesus’s disciples realized after he died and rose and ascended to heaven? He remained present to them in a very real way, especially as they broke bread and remembered him, so much so that they became a part of Him. - Pat Kelly

We welcome into the family of God: Ryan Galletta, Ryan Green, & Matthew Mogannam, 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, Kari Stellino, Carol Callicotte, Bill Strehl, & Don Vickery.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For Catechists who welcome and instruct the children in our Religious Education programs and Children’s Liturgy - May God bless them with wisdom, patience and gentleness in this important ministry.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Frances Fullan, Fr. Lew O’Neill, S.J., and Elwood Bryant
who recently passed away.



Registration for all grades including K thru 5, Junior High and Confirmation have been mailed out to all families. We would appreciate receiving the completed forms at our office as soon as possible. Classes for students in K thru 5 start Tuesday, Sept. 26th, and Thursday, Sept. 28th. Students in Junior High and the Confirmation Program will receive their class schedules when they meet for their various orientations. For further information, call the Religious Education Office at 588-0477.



This week at the 9:00 am and 5:30 pm Masses, we will join parishes across the country to celebrate the ministry of our parish catechists. On Catechetical Sunday, we recognize and bless our catechists who serve parishioners of all ages, from infants to adults. The theme of this year’s Catechetical Sunday: A Year of Favor, Making All Things New, tells us of our own opportunity for renewal in Christ. Our parish offers many catechetical opportunites throughout the year. Come and hear more about these vital programs and help us to celebrate all of those who serve in this ministry.



Please return your applications to St. Robert’s School or the Parish Office as soon as possible. If anyone (child in 7th grade and above or adult) is interested in joining this ministry, please call Gene or Anna May.



A ring was found outside of Church in early August. If this pertains to you, please call the rectory.


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


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Women's Guild Meeting.....Please join us for our first dinner meeting of the school year - Monday, September 18th, in Hennessy Hall. Call Heidi Cochrane for reservations. The price is $10 (or $12, if paying at the door). Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Blessing of the September 30th, 2:00 PM in the Main Parking Lot.

FIL-AM celebrating the feast day of San Lorenzo Ruiz on Sat., Sept. 30th at the 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a reception in Hennessy Hall.

Novena to San Lorenzo Ruiz..... will be on Sept. 21-29. Families hosting the nine days of prayer are: Mark & Leonora Basilio, Albert & Lina Reyes, Lillie & Frances Vilaluna, Rose Jardin, Wally & Edda Polica, Robert & Zeny Cortez, Mark & Hilda Barradas, Dan & Olivia Valiao, and Fe & Manny Ortiz.

Filipino attire requested. Please contact Encar Sanchez for further information.


Fri., Sept. 22nd (6-11PM). Sat., Sept. 23rd (1-11PM) Sunday, Sept. 24th (1-7PM)

Barbecue and Food Booths: If you can help in any way, please contact Louise & Ray Downs.

Raffle Tickets: Now available for this summer’s blockbuster release: Hollywood Nights! $1.00 each or a book of 35 for only $30.00! You’ll feel like a movie star when you hear your name called as one of the big winners! Stop by the Rectory or call Bob Baker to get your tickets today!

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

Black Jack Tournaments: Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday during the festival. For sign-up and more information call Mark Donohue.

High Roller Tickets: are available. Only 200 tickets to be sold. $50 per ticket. Giving away $4,500 in cash prizes. Call Wayne Gomes to purchase your ticket.

Festival Dinners: Friday night is Mexican. Call Renae Ferreira for reservations. Saturday night is Italian. Call Angela Mullady for reservations.

Basketball Toss: booth needs workers for Saturday and Sunday please contact Cynthia Stelmashenko


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6-10PM, Women’s Guild.....Hall
7-10PM, Fil-Am.....Library

6:30-8:00PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
3:30-8PM, Religious Education.....Hall
8-9PM, Teen Club.....Hall/Kitchen

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

7-9PM, RCIA.....Chapel
6:45-8PM, Religious Education.....Hall
7-9PM, Parish Council.....Library




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