St. Robert's Church Bulletin, October 8, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

October 8, 2000
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Just two weeks ago we had our Parish Festival. It was so wonderful to watch the children enjoy themselves. Even the tiniest toy they won was like an Olympic medal. Before the big raffle on Sunday evening as we adults sat waiting to see if our ticket was a lucky one, a few little girls were blowing bubbles and chasing after them. They were having such fun.

In today’s Gospel we hear Jesus say that we must be like little children if we wish to enter the Kingdom of God. Now, don’t think for a minute that in order to be like little children we, adults, have to blow bubbles and chase after them.

To be childlike means:

to trust others
to accept others no matter what their creed or color
to see the wonder in God’s creation
to be free from worry
to be forgiving
to play

The list is endless. Add to it yourself. How different it would be if we lived a life of simplicity as Jesus asked us to do. Give it a try!

Sr. Ita


"American Catholics have long sought to assimilate into U.S. cultural life. But in assimilating, we have too often been digested. We have been changed by our culture too much, and we have changed it not enough. If we are leaven, we must bring to our culture the whole Gospel, which is a Gospel of life and joy. That is our vocation as believers. And there is no better place to start than promoting the beauty and sanctity of human life"

(U.S. Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 1998, n.25).


As a Parish Community, We Pray

For our Holy Father and all Bishops, as we dedicate the new millennium to the protection of Mary, may they lead all people to love one another as children of one God.


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Monday 8:30 Eugene J. Martin †
Tuesday 6:30 Margaret Garvey †
8:30 Leo Marroni †
Wednesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Deacon Jack Bourne †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Ana Kovacevic †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Charles Agius †
Saturday 8:30 Paul & Rosina Vella †
4:30 Andrew Galea †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Joseph McClelland †
10:30 Giuseppe Pignati †
12:00 Sam & Nancy Ciraulo †
5:30 Dan Fabela †

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day.


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Wisdom 7:7-11 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30


You will notice a large banner with the image of a rose and a small rosebud displayed in our church this month. In October, we traditionally keep Respect for Life in mind. God, the Creator of all life, inspired the writers of the Bible to record the Truth that we are all created in His image and likeness. God "invented" marriage. God gave the man and the woman to each other and told them to "be fruitful and multiply".

From the Book of Genesis to the Gospels, God is letting us know that He loves us! Families are meant to reflect this love, to bring forth new life, to share that love and life with others.

When you see the Rose on our banner, realize that you were once that little budding rose, and thank God for your life, and the lives of your parents and children.

Pray for those who are afraid of bringing new life into the world, that God may relieve all their anxieties.

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, Josephine Lavoie, Marky, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Richard Quintana, Mary Shick, Cyndy Smerdel, Margarita Velez, Kari Stellino, Carol Callicotte, Don Vickery, Sharon Aiello, and Monica Sandner.



October is the month our Church dedicates to God’s precious gift of Life to all His people from the first moment of conception till the sighing of the last earthly breath. Let us celebrate this great gift and vow to protect every life from the pre-born child to the elderly and terminally ill. We each have a voice and vote!



At the Noon Mass today, the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated. All who are seriously or chronically ill in mind, in body or in spirit, and all who are experiencing the effects of aging are invited to come before the priest as he lays hands on them. The congregation will pray silently for their recovery, as the priest anoints each with oil. The grace from this Sacrament brings us faith, trust and hope.



To the left of our altar is hanging a banner with a red rose and attached rose bud. This is a symbol of all human life, from the first moment of conception till natural death. The rose and bud remind us that each life is precious to our God, no matter how tiny it may be. The bud attached to the larger rose is separate from, but connected to, just as an unborn baby is a separate person connected to his or her mother.


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We welcome into our parish:

Jamie Bell
Ray and Lisa Betts & family
Lisa & Boris Kreysa & family
DeAnna Martin
Vince & Rachele Lopiccolo & family
Julio & Sonia Gonzalez & family
Theresa Apigo
Lou Jimeno
Amaya Elu
Omar & Lauren Vargas & family
Frederick & Cristiana Tibbats & family
Joseph Mack
Thomas & Jeanne Cory & family
Dante & Loo Tanjuakio
Michelle Lee & Wilson Hickey & family
Joseph & Michele Lynch
Annie & Wayne Allen & family
Andrew & Grace Prentice & family
Jon & Lillian Rodriguez & family
Juan Zamora
Barbara Rudometkin & family
James & Marge McGuinn
Arthur & Joyce Terrell
Mark & Renee Sura & family
Raul & Diana Gomez & family
James & Jacqueline Greig & family

If you’re new to St. Robert’s, 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.


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The Annual "White Mass" to honor Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Medical Professionals and their spouses will be held on Sat., Oct. 21st, at 5:30pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. For further info, call (415) 661-740 or (650) 548-9946.


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


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AIDS LUNCH.....Wednesday, October 11th - It is our pleasure again to assist the San Mateo county Aids Clinic with their lunch program. We are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you can prepare a favorite cookie, snack or lunch item for 10 to 12 people, please drop it off at the Children’s Chapel, in the back of Church, by 9:15 AM on October 11th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items can be donated; they will be saved for a day when their food is provided. Thanks for all your help - it is much appreciated.

FAMILY BREAKFAST.....Sunday, October 8th, at 10:00 AM. Proceeds go to 6th Grade Outdoor Ed. Breakfast includes: French toast, sausage, fruit juice, and coffee.

GROWNUPS....Communion Buffet Luncheon will be held on Sunday, October 15th, after the 10:30 Mass. Tickets at $12.00 each will be sold after all Masses today. Reservations can also be made by calling Lilliam Fazio, Dolores Moynihan, or Vera Hannon. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

SOCIABLES.....Octoberfest celebration at Claire Woodward’s home. Her address is 1199 Jenevein Ave. The date is Oct. 22nd at 12:00 Noon. Each person will have a choice to bring an hors d’oeuvres or tea sandwiches or sweets. Please call Claire for more inormation. See one and all on the 22nd.


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7:30 - 8:30pm, St. Vincent de Paul.....Library

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

9:15am, Aids Lunch.....Children’s Chapel
7:30 - 9pm, Bible Study.....Convent
9 - 10am, Grief Group.....Mary’s Chapel

6:45 - 8pm, Religious Education.....Hall
7 - 9pm, RCIA.....Chapel

10 - 1pm, Teen Club.....Hall
3 - 7pm, Grownups.....Hall

8 - 3pm, Grownups....Hall

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