St. Robert's Church Bulletin, November 26, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

November 26, 2000
Christ the King


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Dear Friends,

Some people love royalty. As a little girl I was intrigued by it. The pageantry at the wedding coronation of a king was something not to miss. It was so colorful.

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. In the Old Testament the King was referred to as Son of God. This meant that he was to rule his people with love, care and concern. He was to be their servant.

Jesus referred to himself as the Good Shepherd, the one who served. When Pilate asked him if he were a King Jesus’ reply made it clear what the role of a King was. At the Last Supper He knelt at the feet of His apostles and washed them. He then told them to do for each other what He had done.

There was no earthly throne for Jesus, but the hard cross on which He died. By shedding every drop of His blood for us He proved His love and concern for us. Over His head on the cross was the inscription "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" (INRI). We see the same inscription on our crucifixes. Next time we notice it, let it remind us that Jesus is truly our King.

If anyone aspires to royalty/kingship,

God Bless You,
Sister Ita


The Missionaries of Charity (The Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta) invite you to the Profession of First Vows of ten of their Novices on Dec. 8th in the Mission Dolores Basilica (Dolores/16th Street). The Holy Mass will be at 4:00 p.m. All are most welcome. Please keep our Jubilee Brides in your prayers.


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Monday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Graveal Valenzulla †
Tuesday 6:30 Renato Roccucci †
8:30 All Souls †
Wednesday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Frank Spacher †
Thursday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Steven Tonegato †
Friday 6:30 Ljubica Marinzulich †
8:30 Lloyd Lagomarsino †
Saturday 8:30 Frances & Leo Navarra †
4:30 Raymond Figolah †
Sunday 7:30 Carol Callicotte †
9:00 Joseph McClelland †
10:30 Frank & Ann Cericola †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Giuseppe Pignati †

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Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

Jubliee Blessings This Week for
Lay Ministers

As a Parish Community, We Pray...

For all lay ministers, on this their jubilee day. May Christ’s reign rule first in their hearts. May they strive always to make a difference in our world.

We welcome into the family of God Aidan Michael Herrera who was 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, Joanne Johnson, and Josie Clarke.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Jaime Ruano, James Ruggiero, & Alfie Rarick
who recently passed away.


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"The People of God: Called to Holiness"

We began this month with the Solemnity of All Saints, those people who have lived their lives in the sanctity and love of the Holy Trinity. Just as each of them has imitated Christ in her or his own way, so also must we. On today’s Solemnity of Christ the King, we remember that all human holiness comes from, is summed up, and is ultimately perfected in Jesus Christ. Like the John the Baptist, all the saints of God must look to Christ and say, "He must increase; I must decrease."

This solemnity offers smooth passage into the season of Advent, which begins next week. In preparation for the celebration of Christmas and for Christ’s Second Coming, we will be looking to Him and looking for Him. During Advent, the Liturgy Committee invites you to meditate on the theme, "Lord, Show Us Your Face." Find the deepest longings of your heart that say, "How I wish the world or my life would be better in this way . . ." and offer those to Christ. Then, look for Him to show up.

Please see today’s bulletin insert for more information about our celebration of the season of Advent. - Pat Kelly


I want to thank all the St. Vincent de Paul volunteers who helped deliver food & script to 20 families (30 adults & 55 children) last Sat., Nov. 18. It is true that "many hands make light work". A tremendous thank you to Bruce Chester & Carlo Noce for preparing all these bags of canned food. Hats off to Bruce & Carlo. Wally Mooney, St. vincent de Paul



St. Robert’s goal for the Campaign for Catholic Education was $206,481.00.
Contributions made to date $124,536.37
Thank you for your continued support!



During November, we have remembered All Souls each day in Eucharist and at our Shrine of Remembrance. Those who have left memorials of deceased loved ones should feel free to take them home this week before the shrine is taken down.



On Saturday morning, Dec. 2nd., following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place. The Eucharist is truly a Sacrament of Love...A Sacrament that, not only demonstrates Jesus’ love for each of us, but gives us the grace we need to love God and our neighbor. God longs to be with us in the Eucharist. Come to 8:30 a.m. Mass, receive Jesus’ Body and Blood. Then remain after Mass to spend but one hour with Jesus. He is waiting!



As we have done for so many years, we ask that each of us remember with love those members of our Parish family who are confined to their homes or to nursing homes. We ask Jesus to show us His Face as we picture their faces. Bring your Christmas gifts to the baskets placed on our altar steps. Some suggestions are: slippers, robes, dusters, sweaters, lap robes, nightgowns, pajamas, knee socks. We ask that these gifts be new, not used.



Look for the Adopt a Family Tree next weekend after all the Masses. For further information or any questions please call the rectory at 589-2800.



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


Saint Vincent de Paul volunteers are needed again for ONE (1) morning per month - 8:00 a.m. to Noon to serve sandwiches to the "homeless" at 344 Grand Ave. in South San Francisco. St. Robert’s day is on FRIDAY’S. Please call if you can help: Helen Phipps or to Wally Mooney.


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WOMEN'S GUILD.....Make reservations now to visit with the "Man in the Red Suit" on December 9th Breakfast with Santa. For those of you who can’t make breakfast, Mrs. Claus will be cooking something special up for dinner. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Guild. Call Kristina Wright with any questions.

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.

Sociables.....Our Christmas Brunch wil be at the Doubletree Hotel in their Chutney Grill, located at 835 Airport Blvd. in Burlingmae on Sunday, Dec. 10th, at 12:00 p.m. Hope to see everyone there. For information call Bunny Moniz.


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1:30 - 3 pm, Cheerleading.....Hall|
7 -9 pm, Grownups.....Hall

3:30 - 8 pm. Religous Education.....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

3 - 5 pm, Cheerleading.....Hall
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study.....Convent
7:30 - 8:30 pm, Kindergarten Parent Meeting.....Hall

3:30 - 8 pm, Religious Education.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, RCIA.....Chapel

9 - 10 am, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church
10 - 12 Noon, First Reconciliation.....Church
1 - 11 pm, Grownups.....Hall

10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir .....Hall
3:30 - 5:30 pm, Confirmation Meeting.....Hall

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