St. Robert's Church Bulletin, February 4, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

February 4, 2001
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

A French author once wrote: "There is only one sadness, the sadness of not being a saint." It is so easy for us to forget the most important call in our lives - to be holy. It is central to our Christian Faith to become like Christ, especially in his desire to follow the will of his Father. We all need to work on this.

You will be receiving this week, information concerning the Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese. I ask you to please read it carefully and give serious thought and prayer as to how you plan to respond. Holiness calls for sacrifice. The Appeal is a worthy cause to sacrifice for. Our Parish assessment of $82,000 will help fund the Archbishop’s office plus programs parishes cannot do by themselves. The clergy retirement fund and the Office for Religious Education are among the more than thirty programs that need our help. Please be generous.

Father Ring


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2/05 Monday 6:30 Olive M. Laufenburger †
8:30 Mark Kinnear †
2/06 Tuesday 6:30 Tash McMahon †
8:30 Inez Nunez Arruda †
2/07 Wednesday 6:30 Tony Mallamo †
8:30 Joseph Lora, Jr. †
2/08 Thursday 6:30 Maitais McDonagh †
8:30 Petar Boncich †
2/09 Friday 6:30 Paddy McAuley †
8:30 Maruo Sciacqua †
2/10 Saturday 8:30 Antoinette M. DeMartini †
4:30 Joseph McClelland †
2/11 Sunday 7:30 John A. Mocelin †
9:00 Pasquale & Marie Teresa Aloise †
10:30 Eugene J. Martin †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Nicholas Lawson †

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Jeremiah 17:5-8 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Luke 6:17-26

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

For all who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. May they hold fast to the Word of God and trust completely in His mercy and love.

We Welcome the Newly Baptized: Jillian Antunez & Christian Brazil

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, Ruth Sleeper, Rich Crispi, Sister Nancy Reynolds & Bernie Voight.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Elsie Power,
Bud English,
Maria Sbragia &
Victoria Businger

who recently passed away.


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"Sacred Time"

Many of us like to talk or laugh about things that are "sacred" in our lives—a good book, morning coffee, a monthly lunch with a friend, Thursday night "Must See TV," etc. When we say it’s sacred, we’re saying it’s very important to us, we value it, and it takes priority. These things and times that we hold sacred end up shaping our lives and giving them a certain character or quality. In my own life and years working in church, I have seen the powerful effects that holding Sunday Mass as a sacred time can do for individuals, families, and parish communities. Those who make Sunday Eucharist sacred time often become incredibly well grounded. When we give first place and quality time to our communal worship of God, a lot of the rest of life falls nicely into place. And when it doesn’t, we have the means to deal with it because of the strength God gives us through the Word and Eucharist.

As the 40 days of Lent and the 50 days of Easter approach, please make plans to give priority to Sunday worship if you are not doing so. If you are, look at ways you can renew and refine your Eucharist experience. I think we will all be amazed at the way God will touch our lives through these sacred times. - Pat Kelly


Jeremiah declares that the Lord knew him before he was born and dedicated and appointed him to his role as prophet even before he drew breath. We, too, are known and sent by the Lord. What deeds of love and service are mine to perform?


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We welcome you into our parish!

Juan & Leah Antunez and family
Elaine Johnson and family
Mike Huddleston and family
Nicariel & Susan Santos and family
William & Natalie Fogarty II
Robert & Hiromi Doyle and family
Heather Shaughnessy and family
Mark Tuyay

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.



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
Help our School Childern win $2000

If you shopped at Tanforan during the holidays or at any other time please turn in your receipts at the information booth on the 2nd floor at Tanforan, in the vestibule of the Church or the Rectory. For questions or more information Call Linda Cuddy.


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The San Bruno S.A.S.H. Program operates through St. Robert’s Church and the San Bruno Senior Center to provide grocery shopping for seniors who are homebound. There is no fee for the program. The S.A.S.H. program at this time is in need of volunteers who would help with shopping. For more information or to volunteer for this very worthwhile service, please call Laverne or Larry Buller.

BEREAVEMENT - Learning to Live With the Loss of a Loved One

For individuals who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, the eight sessions, from 6-8 p.m. at Seton Medical Center, include time for group discussion, personal sharing and support. Attendance required at all sessions:

Feb. 6th
Feb. 13th

Feb. 20th
Feb. 27th
March 6th
March 13th
March 20th
March 27th
Loss vs. Grief
Grief Circle - Where am I?
     Where I want to be and how to get there.
Feeling & Pain of Grief
Growing through Grief
Letting Go & Moving On
Signs of New Life
Stories, Signs & Symbols
Where Do I Go From Here?

For information & registration, call (415) 991-6828.


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MEN’S CLUB.... meeting, Monday, February 5th. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Call Dan Uroz at 952-9141 for reservations.

WOMEN’S GUILD..... Monday, February 12th meeting, with "Mystery Guest". Doors open at 6:00 p.m. For reservations call Heidi at 872-1169. Tickets will go on sale that evening for the March 31st Dinner-Dance/Auction "Viva Las Vegas!". Be sure to buy some before they sell out!!


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MONDAY, February 5th
6 - 10 p.m. Men’s Club.....Hall

TUESDAY, February 6th
3:30 - 8 p.m. Religous Education.....Hall
6:30 - 8 p.m. Legion of Mary.....Library
8 - 9:30 p.m. Teen Club......Hall

WEDNESDAY, February 7th
7 - 9 p.m. Fashion Show Meeting.....Hall
7:30 - 9 p.m. Bible Study....Convent

THURSDAY, February 8th
3:30 - 8 p.m. Religious Ed.....Hall
7 - 9 p.m. RCIA.....Chapel
7 - 9 p.m. Fil/Am....Library

SATURDAY, February 9th
6 - 11 p.m. In-Betweener’s Crab Feed.....Hall

SUNDAY, February 10th
10 - 11:30 a.m. Fil/Am Choir....Hall

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