St. Robert's Church Bulletin, November 19, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

November 19, 2000
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Friends:

As we watched the sun rise, we prayed:

Heavenly Father...We awake this glorious morn to the rising of your sun...a reflection of the resurrection of your Holy One. Darkness is broken by a slash of crimson bright...the fire of your love fills the earth with golden light.

Wisps of clouds - silver and white - airbrush the pale sky of softly whisper: "This is the day I have made for you".

Your Holy Spirit breathes through autumn trees...touching their leaves of amber and gold...freeing them from their tenuous hold. They gently flutter to the earth below...where you scatter their beauty to and fro.

The first sparrow wakens his praises to sing...To You, God of all creation, our Father and King. We thank You, Lord, for this new day...fill us with Your peace and love we pray.

Help us to see your face in everyone we greet...may we bring your love and mercy to all whom we meet.

To become one with Jesus and with one another too in the celebration of the Eucharist is the show you how much we love You on this blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Gene & Anna May

Attention, speakers of a language other than English
We are preparing a Christmas Proclamation and intercessions in various languages for our Christmas Eve liturgies. If you would like to help enflesh the Word in your native tongue, please call Pat Kelly at 589-2800. Muchas gracias!

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Monday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Mauro Sciacqua †
Tuesday 6:30 Celia Sanchez †
8:30 All Souls †
Wednesday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Manuel Falzon †
Thursday 9:00 All Souls †
Friday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Thomas Daly †
Saturday 8:30 All Souls †
4:30 Charles Muscat †
Sunday 7:30 All Souls †
9:00 Bill Watson †
10:30 People of St. Robert's
12:00 Domenica Buscetti †
5:30 Frank Bogart †

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Daniel 7:13-14 Revelation 1:5-8 John 18:33-37


We welcome into the family of God: Carlo Lopiccolo, Spencer Heikel, Ansel Braidman, Jacob Cilia, Dylan DeBono & Maria King, 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, Josephine Lavoie, Marky, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Richard Quintana, Mary Shick, Cyndy Smerdel, Margarita Velez, Kari Stellino, Don Vickery, Sharon Aiello, Ruth Sleeper, and Josie Clarke.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Nellie de Pineda and Judy King
who recently passed away.


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Many of the times when we are trying to be holy we are doing so way too much on our own. Frequently, our quest for holiness is a self-focused activity instead of an other-focused activity. We are usually the most holy when we have forgotten about ourselves and are completely devoted to another, whether it be God or another person.

Holiness begins not so much with our own efforts at loving, but much more so with our acceptance of God’s love for us. The Constitution on the Church says:

‘God is love, and the one who abides in love, abides in God and God in that person.’ (1 Jn 4:16). But God pours out his love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us (cf. Rm 5:5); thus the first and most necessary gift is love, by which we love God above all things and our neighbor because of God.

Also in the First Letter of John, it says,

In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. (1 Jn 4:10-11).

Holiness begins with abiding in God’s love. Hanging out with God. No need to impress God. Let God love us just as we are. It’s a bit frightening because we must become as open as Jesus was, and look where it got Him. -P.K.

The Parish Office will be closed Thursday & Friday (Nov. 23 & 24) in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


During November, as we remember All Souls, a shrine of remembrance will be in place around the statue of Mary. Please feel free to leave at the shrine a memorial card, photo, or small memento of your loved ones who have died.



At the 4:30 PM Mass this weekend, our Sisters of the Presentation renew their vows. For many years, we have been blessed to have them as an essential, loving part of our Parish family. They have given their lives to our God and have followed in the footsteps of Jesus. They bring His mercy, compassion and love to all whom they meet. We thank you, Sisters, for the gift of yourselves. We appreciate all you have done and are doing for each of us. We love you.



Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.
9:00 AM - Thursday, November 23rd

Let us gather as family at the Lord’s table to share the meal He has prepared for us - His Bread of Life and Cup of Salvation. Then linger a while for coffee, juice and treats as we wish one another a Happy Thanksgiving.



We still need some help with some weeding and pine needle clean up. If interested, please call Danny Murtagh.


All 6th, 7th & 8th grade families are invited to Mercy High school’s parent-student Open House which will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5th, at 7 p.m.


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We welcome you into our parish!
Milfredo and Marguerite Eugeno and family
Martin and Susana Wassmer and family
Robert Macario
April Monticelli
Tom and Laurie Dickson and family
Joe and Carolyn Cairati
Sunil and Shwetha Cutinho
David and Rebellee Storm and family
Clint Esrick and Alma Sepulveda and family
Marga Kline

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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PARISH OFFICE CLOSED.....For Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

GROWNUPS’.....Christmas Party. Come celebrate the holiday season at the Grownups’ Christmas Party on Sat., Dec. 2nd, in Hennessy Hall. Enjoy a catered traditional turkey dinner, music of the Traversos, door prizes, and a raffle of table decorations. Proceeds of this event go to Sister Ita’s Christmas charities. No host cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $17.50. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 29th. For reservations, please call Dorothy Branch, Laverne Buller, Lil Fazio, Dolores Johnson, or Sybil De Santis. Tickets will also be available after 4:30 p.m. Masses on Saturdays, and after 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sundays.

MEN’S CLUB.....2nd Annual Crab Cioppino Dinner Meeting Friday, Dec. 8th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m., $25 per person. Special Blackjack Tournament after dinner. Reservations a must. Call Steve Belluomini.


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1:30 - 3 pm, Cheerleading.....Hall
7 -9 pm, Fil/Am.....Hall

6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library
8 - 9 pm, Teen Club.....Hall/Kitchen
School Skate Night - Off Site

3 - 5 pm, Cheerleading.....Hall
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study.....Convent

Thanksgiving Day - 9 AM Mass & Hospitality

10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir .....Hall

Parish Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Novmeber 23 & 24, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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