St. Robert's Church Bulletin, January 21, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

January 21, 2001
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear friends,

This Sunday—this Lord’s Day—finds us in the middle of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). I offer you this meditation from Pope John Paul II’s letter on ecumenism "That All May Be One":

The unity of all divided humanity is the will of God. For this reason he sent his Son, so that by dying and rising for us he might bestow on us the Spirit of love. On the eve of his sacrifice on the cross, Jesus himself prayed to the Father for his disciples and for all those who believe in him, that they might be one, a living communion. (#6)

Later in his letter he writes,

To believe in Christ means to desire unity; to desire unity means to desire the church; to desire the church means to desire the communion of grace which corresponds to the Father’s plan from all eternity. Such is the meaning of Christ’s prayer: "Ut unum sint." ["That all may be one."] (#9)

There’s no denying that there is much to be done in building relationships and unity with other Christian churches and communities. But let us never give up prayer. There is immeasurable power in that alone.

- Pat Kelly     


"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile."
Mark 6:31

The RCIA group and team leaders are experiencing a retreat together this weekend at Mercy Center. We ask you, our St. Robert’s community, for prayers as our candidates and catechumens deepen their relationship with our Lord in preparation to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist.

Consider "retreating" for a moment or two yourself this weekend. A deep breath, a moment of silence, a look at the sky, a quiet walk. All opportunities to listen to God and feel His warmth.

We thank you for your continued prayers. Prayers, notes of encouragement and/or words of welcoming can be sent to the parish office, attention RCIA (Lisa, Monica, Tina, Heidi, Elena and Maryann.) We would enjoy receiving them!

St. Robert’s RCIA Team


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1/22 Monday 6:30 Oscar Moniri †
8:30 Manuel Falzon †
1/23 Tuesday 6:30 Perry Gonis †
8:30 Joseph Kuczka, Sr. †
1/24 Wednesday 6:30 Rocj Cros[o ):)
8:30 Danny Aiello †
1/25 Thursday 6:30 Marie Samish †
8:30 Steven Tonegato †
1/26 Friday 6:30 Jean Munoz (L)
8:30 Alice Gonnella Scudder †
1/27 Saturday 8:30 Linda Vezzaro †
4:30 John Walsh †
1/28 Sunday 7:30 George Brocato †
9:00 Bill Wilson †
10:30 Domenica Busetti †
12:00 Carol Callicotte †
5:30 People of St. Robert's

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Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 1 Cor 12:31-13:13 Luke 4:21-30

As a Parish Community, We Pray.....

For the Body of Christ...All Christians...That the Holy Spirit will heal factions that divide us and make us one.

We Welcome the Newly Baptized: Paige Smith & Lucas Aragon

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.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Barbara Thomas & Lida Patti
who recently passed away.


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"Sacred Silence"

Last week, I encouraged all of us to take a little "time out" to rest, to discern the movement of the Spirit of God in our lives and community, and to listen for the voice speaking in the depths of our hearts—that voice which is God’s. To do "heart work" like this we all need to enter into some silence. It’s essential. It can also be very difficult and uncomfortable. In silence we hear all of the stuff we usually drown out with the radio, TV, or talking.

In liturgy, at Mass, there are designated times for sacred silence: when the priest says, "Let us pray;" before and after each reading; after the homily; and after holy Communion. It is sacred silence, not awkward silence nor unexpected silence. It is quiet which we deliberately intend, set aside, and dedicate to God. - Pat Kelly



The Office of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate is sponsoring an Informational Evening for men considering the possibility of serving the Church as Permanent Deacons. If you have ever considered the possibility of a vocation to the Permanent Diaconate, you and your wife are invited to attend this meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 7:30 to 9:00pm, in the lower level of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Questions may be directed to the Formation Office at St. Patrick’s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3563 phone (650) 323-1703.


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 31 so that we can give the Cathedral your information and let them know how many of your family members will be in attendance.



The 2000 year-end statement will be mailed upon
request only.
Please fill out the form below and drop
off in the collection basket or the Rectory.

All requests must be in by January 31st.



ENVELOPE NUMBER_____________________


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Wed. Jan. 24th a RALLY FOR LIFE in rememberance of the 28th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (which legalized abortion) will be held at the State Capitol, Sacramento. Prayer breakfast, 8:00 a.m.; Mass, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 10:30 a.m.; Rally on West steps of Capitol, Noon; General Session of CA Pro-Life Council, 1:30 p.m. For car-pooling information call: (650)345-9076.



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).


Available to Parishioners are St. Vincent de Paul Memorial Sympathy Cards that include a picture of St. Vincent holding a child. They are available from our Secretary, Sandy Mangold, or from our Rectory Office on Crystal Springs Road.



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.


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MONDAY, January 22nd
7 - 9 p.m. School Open House.....School & Church

TUESDAY, January 23rd
6:30 - 8 p.m. Legion of Mary.....Library
7 - 8:15 p.m. Religious Ed Parent Mtg......Hall

WEDNESDAY, January 24th
7 - 9 pm, Fashion Show Meeting.....Hall
7:30 - 9 p.m. Bible Study....Convent
7:30 - 9 p.m. Liturgy Committee.....Mary’s Chapel

THURSDAY, January 25th
3:30-8p Religious Ed.....Hall
7 - 9 p.m. RCIA.....Chapel

SUNDAY, January 28th
8 - 12 Noon, Newcomer’s Breakfast....Hall

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