St. Robert's Church Bulletin, December 24, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

December 24, 2000
Fourth Sunday of Advent


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Dear Parishioners:

On behalf of the Priests, the Deacon, the Sisters of the Presentation, and the staff of St. Robert’s, I wish you and your loved ones a blessed and happy Christmas.

God has blessed our Parish for over forty years. The blessings have come in a very special way from the families and individuals who have worshipped here and have given of their time, talent and treasure to make this Parish very special. In a recent study of the Parish, the overall consensus was that we are a community that is welcoming, active and committed. After ten years as your Pastor, I totally agree.

The central focus of our Parish is the Liturgy of the Mass. I pray that every family will participate every Sunday in this remembrance of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As a Parish, we live out the Mass by a commitment to Catholic education in our Parish school and our Religious Education program. Over 800 young people are learning how to be faithful to their Baptismal promises to love God and love neighbor. Mass is not complete unless we go forth and "do good". St. Robert’s is outstanding in its commitment to the needy of our world and our community. Let us pray that this commitment might continue.

St. Robert’s is truly a Catholic family. However, as with any living organism, we must grow and deepen our Faith. In the coming few months, we will face crucial decisions in regard to the present and future needs of our Parish. I ask all parishioners to please pray that we make the right decision in regard to our proposed building project. We also need to find more ways to reach out to teenagers, to young adults, and to add to our adult education programs.

This Christmas weekend I welcome all who are visiting our Parish for the first time and those from our community who join us on special Feast days. May the peace of Jesus be with you and your family. Please join us again.

Father Vincent Ring


Parish Office will be closed Mon & Tues, Dec.25 & 26.
and Mon. Jan. 1st.


An At-Home Prayer

Blessing of a Manger or Nativity Scene

The Sign of the Cross

Gospel Reading - Luke 2:1-8


God of every nation and people,
from the very beginning of creation
you have made manifest your love:
when our need for a Savior was great
you sent your Son
to be born of the Virgin Mary.
To our lives he brings joy and peace,
justice, mercy, and love.
bless all who look upon this manger;
may it remind us
of the humble birth of Jesus,
and raise up our thoughts to him,
who is God-with-us and Savior of all,
and who lives and reigns
for ever and ever. Amen.


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Monday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 People of St. Robert's
10:30 People of St. Robert's
12:00 People of St. Robert's
Tuesday 6:30 Victor Mercado †
8:30 Angelo Rizzetto †
Wednesday 6:30 Dolores Mallia †
8:30 Manuel Falzon †
Thursday 6:30 Paddy Murray †
8:30 Dennis Travins †
Friday 6:30 Carmela Borg †
8:30 Eleanor H. Smith (L)
Saturday 8:30 Steven Tonegato †
4:30 Joseph McClelland †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Michael Bulnes †
10:30 Ann & Frank Cericola †
12:00 Kathy Frendo †
5:30 Victor Mercado †

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As a Parish Community, We Pray...

For all women who have been called to be mothers. For those who await the birth of their child. May they be filled with the radiant faith and hope of Mary.

We Welcome the Newly Baptized: Andrianna DeSanto and Karl Flores.

We Congratulate the Newly Married: David Mendel & Jacqueline O’Dowd.

We 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, Kari Stellino, Don Vickery, Sharon Aiello, Ruth Sleeper, Catherine Okulove, Nan Connolly, Joanne Johnson, Josie Clarke, Rich Crispi, & Bernie Voight.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Connie Arriola,
Nina Catterini &
Patricia Rose Verducci
who recently passed away.


Archbishop William J. Levada and the Office of Marriage and Family Life invite all those married couples who will celebrate their 25th, 50th, or 50+ Wedding Anniversary during the year 2001 to a Solemn Mass in their honor Saturday, February 10, 2001 St. Mary’s Cathedral, 10:00a.m. A reception will follow the Mass.

RSVP to our parish office at 589-2800 by January 10 so that we can give the Cathedral your information and let them know how many of your family members will be in attendance.


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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.



The January 6th choral concert announced in the parish newsletter and school packet has been cancelled.


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Christmas Vigil Masses.....4:30 pm, 8 pm and Midnight


Christmas Masses....7:30 am, 9 am, 10:30 am and 12 Noon

6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

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

7 - 9 pm, RCIA.....Chapel

10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall
New Year’s Eve Party.....Hall

Parish Office will be closed Mon & Tues, Dec.25 & 26. and January 1st.

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