St. Robert's Church Bulletin, December 10, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

December 10, 2000
Second Sunday of Advent


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Dear Parishioners,

Did you see the face of Jesus this week? He saw you. He loved you. He may have even hugged or kissed you. Wake up! Don’t miss another opportunity to see Jesus.

I firmly believe that the harder the life experience we are enduring, especially loneliness - suffering - grief, the more Jesus is trying to reach you. As hard as it may seem, try to see the face of Jesus in everyone. Be the face of Jesus to someone. Be open to God working through you to reach others.

Advent and Christmas are seasons of sharing. Share the love God has for you with someone.

Here’s looking at you! - Jesus!



During our spiritual life, often we fall. Falls, great and small, can and do offer us an opportunity to grow, provided we are sincerely repentant. Jesus says to each of us: "Come to Me all who are heavily burdened; I will refresh you". We have this opportunity to confess our sins, be reconciled with God, and begin life anew on

Tuesday, December 19th, at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 23rd, at 3:00 PM

A Q&A session with Pat Kelly, our parish liturgist, about the Sacrament of Penance will be held 1/2 hour before each service in Mary’s Chapel. All questions welcome!


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Dear Parishioners,

Since my return last weekend, several of you have asked for an update on the possibility of building an Educational and Parish Center. I will meet this week with the Quentin Olwell of Olwell Associates, who conducted the interviews with individual parishioners and supervised the Parish survey. At this time, he will give an update report which will be shared with the Chair and the members of the Development Committee. My hope is that after Christmas we can have a Parish meeting to share what we have learned and to help in the decision-making process.

The final report of the Festival Committee has not yet been finalized (late bills!). At this time, I am happy to report that all signs are that the Festival made over $45,000.00 for the School, Religious Education and Parish programs. Congratulations to all who made this possible. I will provide a final updating when it is available.

Thank you to those who contributed to the Thanksgiving Day collection for the benefit of the Catholic Worker House of San Bruno. The amount given was $2,116. This will help families in extreme need.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frances Fullan who died on Sept. 10, 2000 and left the Parish a generous gift.

Father Ring


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Monday 6:30 Wanda Millett †
8:30 Eugene J. Martin †
Tuesday 6:30 Patrick Burke †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Wednesday 6:30 Tod Aiello †
8:30 Vittoria Fanti †
Thursday 6:30 Nick T. Lopez †
8:30 Annie Rochford †
Friday 6:30 Ed Marlowe (L)
8:30 Carol Callicote †
Saturday 8:30 Timothy Leahy †
4:30 Veronica Schaukowitch †
Sunday 7:30 Bernardo Mocelin †
9:00 Noelle Lille †
10:30 People of St. Robert's
12:00 Theresa & Andrew Galea †
5:30 Katie & Kacey Carey (L)

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Zephaniah 3:14-18a Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:10-18

As a Parish Community, We Pray...

As we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ, may our Parish Family see the face of Jesus in the weak, the poor, the elderly, the unborn and in all who suffer in body and in spirit.

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, Catherine Okulove, Nan Connolly, Joanne Johnson, and Josie Clarke.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Nicholas Lawson and Walter Bond
who recently passed away.


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We church people tend to rail against the way we have turned Christmas into a big reason to go shopping, but how bad can we be buying gifts for the people we love? "Where there is love, God is there." That’s the important thing—to recognize God among us as we go about the good we do. The one true source of our goodness is the Most Holy Trinity. This Advent, ask Christ to reveal Himself in the shopping, cleaning, cooking, and praying we all do as we get ready for Christmas. - Pat Kelly



We ask Jesus in our Advent theme: LORD, SHOW US YOUR FACE. He does this many times over and especially when we look into our hearts and see these good people who need our love. If you are so moved, please bring your gifts to the baskets on our altar steps. Some suggestions are: Robes, Slippers, Nightgowns, Pajamas, Sweaters, Knee Socks, Lap Robes, Dusters. The gifts should be new and unwrapped. The cut off date is December 17th so that Sister Ita and her helpers will have time to wrap and deliver your gifts.



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



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 December 13th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items can be donated. Thanks for all your help - it is much appreciated.



Christmas Poinsettias will decorate the Church during the Christmas Season. If you would like to make a donation of $10 (please make check out to St. Robert’s, Poinsettias Fund) toward their purchase in memory of a loved one, fill out the form below and return it to the Parish Office by December 22nd. A memorial list will be published in the bulletin.

My gift is in memory of:______________________

My gift is in honor of: _______________________

Given by: _________________________________


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Kindergarten Application:
Applications for St. Robert School Kindergarten for the 2001/2002 school year will be accepted in the School Office Monday Friday, January 8th through the 12th, between 9 AM - 3 PM. The screening fee for each applicant is $25.00. Please bring copies of your child’s birth and baptismal records, a recent family photograph and your child’s social security number. Screening dates will be assigned on completion of the application.

Requirements for School Registration:
Family must be registered and participating members of St. Robert’s Parish. This means that the family is involved in Parish life and the financial support of the Parish. Applications will be accepted for children who are 5 years of age by September 1, 2001. All acceptances will be based on student screenings and parent interviews.

Non-Discrimination Policy:
St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin in adminstration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Open House:
St. Robert School will hold its annual Open House on Monday, January 22nd. The evening will begin a 7 PM in the Church followed by classroom visitations. All are welcome.


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WOMEN’S GUILD.....December meeting December 12th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For reservations call Heidi Cochrane.

IN-BETWEENERS.....New Year’s Eve Party. Limited space available - call George Lynch to reserve a ticket.


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1:30 - 3 pm, Cheerleading.....Hall
6 - 10 pm, Women’s Guild.....Hall
7:30 - 8:30 pm, St. Vincent de Paul.....Library

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

9 - 10 am, Grief Group.....Mary’s Chapel
9:15 am, Aids Lunch.....Children’s Chapel
3 - 5 pm, Cheerleading.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, Teen Club.....Hall
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study.....Convent

3:30 - 8 pm, Religious Education.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, RCIA.....Chapel
7 - 9 pm, Parish Planning Committee.....Library
7 - 9 pm, School Advent Program.....Church

6 - 11 pm, In-Betweener’s.....Hall

11 - 3 pm, Teen Club.....Hall

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

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