St. Robert's Church Bulletin, January14, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

January 14, 2001
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Friends,

A few days ago, we sat together, reading and meditating upon today’s Gospel - - the Marriage Feast at Cana. Here are our thoughts:

The young man Jesus delighted in celebrating joyous events with family and friends. Jesus and His Mother Mary were invited to the wedding of a man and a woman of 2,000 years ago. Twenty-eight years ago, we invited Jesus and Mary to be with us at our wedding, here at St. Robert’s. They came and are still with us.

In the midst of jubilation, the wine jugs emptied. Presumably, Jesus did not notice; but Mary did. We see her coming up to Jesus, saying: "They have no wine." Her concern is evident. She didn’t want the couple’s joy to turn to embarrassment. Mary opened her heart to their needs and brought them to Jesus.

During our life together, there have been days when the first wine seemed to be running short. At times we felt overwhelmed by illnesses, responsibilities and concern for those we love. Then it was that we came to Mary. In her compassionate love, she has gone to Jesus for us, just as she did for this couple.

Jesus’ reply may sound uncaring: "Woman, how does your concern affect Me? My hour has not yet come." Perhaps Jesus didn’t feel ready to take that first step to Calvary. Mary, knowing Him better than anyone, was confident that He would refuse her nothing. She said to the servers: "Do whatever he tells you." They obeyed Jesus and He turned ordinary water into the best of wine. We have discovered that when we discern and do God’s Will, Jesus performs miracles in our lives as well. The first wine of our married life together was good - - - This well-aged wine of which we now drink is mellower and richer. Jesus has shown us how commonplace His miracles are in our walk with Him. His glory has been revealed to us; we believe in Him.

Gene and Anna May



That married couples and families see God’s love in those with whom they share their lives. May they become a source of peace throughout all the world.



Mass of Thanksgiving NOON today, Sunday, January 14th. Coffee in Hennessy Hall. Come to thank God and think about the future of RENEW


The Parish Office will be closed on Monday  January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


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Nehemiah 8:2-10 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

We Pray for the Ill: Marilyn 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, Catherine Okulove, Nan Connolly, Joanne Johnson, Josie Clarke, Rich Crispi, Sister Nancy Reynolds & Bernie Voight.


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1/15 Monday 8:30 George Rose †
1/16 Tuesday 6:30 Joan O'Doherty †
8:30 Mauro Sciacqua †
1/17 Wednesday 6:30 Patricia Segali †
8:30 Dolores Mallia †
1/18 Thursday 6:30 Shou Ya Chen †
8:30 Jaime Ruano †
1/19 Friday 6:30 Frances McGovern †
8:30 Anthony Davi †
1/20 Saturday 8:30 Pat Forbush †
4:30 Leland Micheletti †
1/21 Sunday 7:30 Angelo Rizzetto †
9:00 Bill Wilson †
10:30 Celia Sanchez †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Carol Callicotte †

Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Virginia Joyce
who recently passed away.


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The Jubilee Year has come to a close . . . The process of RENEW 2000 has finished . . . Christmas festivities are behind us. It seems like a good time to take a breather—a rest. Get away to a quiet place for a while. But for what purpose? To return to frantic busy-ness and constant activity? The same old rat race?! No way! I invite you to enter the quiet, listen to the voice of the Spirit in your heart, and DISCERN what’s next. Where is God calling you and me to prune back things in our lives, and where is God calling us to step up to the plate? We all have to do this.

I’ll be honest. I’m hoping the Holy Spirit will call several more of us in this parish to leadership and ministry. I admit it—I’m biased and have a self-interest in this. But I’ll also tell you that there is a real growing need at St. Robert’s for new faces to serve in liturgical ministries—choirs, eucharistic ministry, lectoring, serving, ushering and greeting—as well as in Children’s Liturgy, Religious Education, Sacramental Preparation, etc. Listen to the voice in your heart. Discern carefully. Talk to a trusted friend or staff member about what’s next. - P. K.


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We welcome you into our parish!

Dennis & Sharon DeBono and family
Jim Craib, James & Tappi Vidal
Dominador & Sheryl Ronquilo and family
Rodawon Patrimonio & family
Carolos & Teresita Corpus
Patrick & Patricia Smith and family
Juel & Leah deLeon and family
Julio & Carmen Bolivar and family
Al & Tammy Estrella and family
Steve & Trudie Silici and family
John & Colleen McGill and family
Samuel & Claudia Heikel and family
Rafael Lahoz
Kip & Anne Taylor and family
Michelle Santos
Christopher & Caroline Johansson
Daniel & Catherine Dedet and family
Mona Lisa Ramirez
Rafael & Maria Columbres and family
Gary & Famila Dielacher and family
Mike & Gina Agelopoulos and family
Sherrill Quartini and family
William & Carolyn Wilson and family
Felicisima Zapanta
Lance & Carolyn Bell and family
Amy & Brock Shireman

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.



To all of you who remembered our Sisters and Brothers who are homebound with Christmas gifts, we and they want to say "Thank You". You gladdened their hearts and brought Jesus’ love to many.

Sister Ita



There are children at St. Jude’s Ranch for children, who take used cards and make them new again. The proceeds from their effort go to provide field trips and outings they would not otherwise be able to attend. You can drop your used cards off at the Rectory, and they will be mailed to St. Jude’s. Ranch.



This Friday, 7:30pm at Mission Dolores Basilica, 16th & Dolores Streets, San Francisco (ample parking in school lot) Bishop John Wester will be the main speaker as we remember the past 27 years of the scourge of abortion during the "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity". Refreshments afterwards.



The Maltese Cross Foundation is proud to announce its fifth annual Scholarship for students of Maltese descent in the San Francisco Bay Area. High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Completed applications are due by March 20th. For more info, contact Janel Dankwerth-Plack (650-952-7280) or Jennifer Dankwerth (650-261-9884).



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

Bible classes will resume on Wednesday,January 17th, at 7:30 PM in the Convent Chapel.

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PARISH OFFICE CLOSED..... Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

MEN’S CLUB & WOMEN’S GUILD.....Joint meeting has been changed to Wednesday, January 17th. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Price is $25 per couple or $12.50 per person. Please RSVP to Heidi Cochrane by Monday, January 15th.


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TUESDAY, January 16th
6:30 - 8 p.m. Legion of Mary.....Library
7 - 8:15 p.m. Religious Ed Parent Mtg......Hall
8 - 9 p.m. Teen Club.....Hall/Kitchen

WEDNESDAY, January 17th
6:30-10 p.m Men & Women’s Guild Joint Mtg.....Hall
7:30 - 9 p.m. Bible Study....Convent

THURSDAY, January 18th
3:30-8p Religious Ed
7 - 9 p.m. RCIA.....Chapel

FRIDAY, January 19th
7 p.m. Bereavement Drop-In Support Group...Convent Chapel

Saturday, January 20th
All Day, Teen Club....Hall

SUNDAY, January 21st
10 - 11:30 a.m. Fil/Am Choir....Hall

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

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