St. Robert's Church Bulletin, October 15, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

October 15, 2000
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Friends,

I’ve always wanted . . . to write a three-dot . . . column, so here . . . goes . . . (I’m getting carried away already!) . . . JUBILEE MASS ENVELOPES will be in church this week. I like what they are doing with this free-will offering. Half of what the archdiocese collects in the Jubilee Mass envelopes will go to several excellent local charities. If you’d like to make a donation for the jubilee celebration, please use one of the envelopes provided. You can drop it in the second collection next weekend (which is primarily for the World Missions—another worthy cause!) . . . PLEASE PRAY for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It appears to be at a critical stage. We cannot do much about what is going on there except pray, but that will be effective. Pray that they do not abandon their hope for peace. As members of Christ’s Body we must now stand with Him before God to earnestly ask for the gift of peace in the Holy Land. What a jubilee grace that would be! . . . KEEP IN MIND this weeks RENEW 2000 focus of caring for our environment. It should be a part of our Respect for Life discussions. . . Hmm. . . I’ve got lots more dots, but no more room! Be excellent to each other, especially at church. Introduce yourself to someone today!

Pat Kelly



Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for your best wishes and prayers during my sabbatical. It is hard to believe that over two months have gone by. Aside from my regular vacation in the mountains, I have made a few short trips - Mendocino and Yosemite and have made a retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House in Los Altos. Between reading, visiting family and friends and doing some historical research, there is little time to get bored. Yes, I have played some golf but not as much as I thought I would. Thank you to the priests, the staff and all of you for making this time of renewal possible. It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to recover my health and my energy. I hope a week in Hawaii with a family who once lived in our parish will help even more. Don’t be jealous!

Father Ring


"As chief teachers in the Church, we must therefore explain, persuade, correct and admonish those in leadership positions who contradict the Gospel of life through their actions and policies. Catholic public officials who disregard Church teaching on the inviolability of the human person indirectly collude in the taking of innocent life"

(U.S. Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 1998, n.29).


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Monday 6:30 Marie O'Leary †
8:30 Charles Tinnin †
Tuesday 6:30 Eleanor H. Smith (L)
8:30 Timothy Leahy †
Wednesday 6:30 Frank Spacher †
8:30 Mauro Sciacqua †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Steven Tonegato †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Steve Carey (L)
Saturday 8:30 Celia Sanchez †
4:30 Hazel Barsanti †
Sunday 7:30 Anne Turner †
9:00 Mary Rose Vouvalikes †
10:30 Cesare Bernardo †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Domenica Busetti †

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Isaiah 53:10-11 Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45

We welcome into the family of God: Andrew Sura and Shaye Galli , who were baptized in christ.

We are pleased to have married: Lawrence Stevens & Kathryn Bowker and Ruben Casillas & Deisy Mariona. 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, Josephine Lavoie, Marky, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Richard Quintana, Mary Shick, Cyndy Smerdel, Margarita Velez, Kari Stellino, Don Vickery, Sharon Aiello, Josie Clarke and Monica Sandner.



For those who have grown old and frail. For all shut-ins. May we cherish them and visit them, being bearers of God’s love for them.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of

Eugene Coccellato, Carol Callicotte,
Frank Spacher & Richard Dusek

who recently passed away.


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There’s been some shuffling among music personnel during the last month. David Martin will be our new regular cantor at the 4:30pm Saturday evening liturgy. We owe a big "THANK YOU" to Mary Marsh who has helped us out as organist and cantor during Don Thompson’s recovery from foot surgery. (Don can play a walking bass line again on the organ!) Don and I have also agreed that I will play for the 7:30 and 9:00am masses for the time being. We will keep tabs on how that arrangement is working out. - Pat Kelly



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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We welcome you into our parish!

Michael and Arleen Catanzanta
David and Marimar Chloe Paulbitski and family
Larry and Joy Testa and 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.

Founded in 1937, the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco is the oldest fellowship of Catholic lawyers and judges in the West. The Society strives to foster harmony between the practice of faith and the practice of law and justice in the secular commonwealth. Members meet at monthly luncheons featureing speakers on topics of current interest. The Society also sponsors a number of activities, including the annual Red Mass and Dinner. If you are a member of the legal profession and interested in joining the Society, please contact Membership Chairs. J. Dennis McQuaid at (415) 905-0200 or Kathryn Ringgold at (415) 771-5388.

St. Vincent de Paul Memorial Sympathy Cards. Available to Parishioners are St. Vincent de Paul Memorial Sympathy Cards that include a picture of St. Vincent holding a child. They are available from our Secretary, Sandy Mangold or from our Rectory Office on Crystal Springs Road.

The School of Pastoral Leadership has a new Web Site. Please sign on and visit them at:


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


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SISTER ITA’S FAIRE.....In support of the Presentation Sisters’ Ministry to the needy a boutique will be held on Saturday. Oct. 21st (11-6 p.m.) and Sunday Oct. 22nd (8:30-1:30 p.m.) in Hennessy Hall. Contact Sr. Ita for more information.

WOMEN’S GUILD.....Oct. 16th, Dinner/ meeting. Doors open 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. For reservations call Heidi Cochrane.

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 Woodward for more information. See one and all on the 22nd.

TEEN CLUB.....1st annual Halloween pancake breakfast. Oct. 29th, following Sunday morning Masses. $4.00 adults $3.00 seniors $2.00 Children $10.00 for a family of four.


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6 - 10p.m. , Women’s Guild....Hall
7 - 10 p.m. Fil/Am....Library

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

7:30 - 9pm, Bible Study.....Convent

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

7-noon Grandparents day.....Hall
3 - 5pm Cheerleading.....Hall

all day......Sister Ita’s boutigue....Hall

7:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Sister Ita’s boutique .....Hall

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