St. Robert's Church Bulletin, February 18, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

February 18, 2001
Seventh Sunday in Oridnary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Wednesday last was Valentine’s Day, an occasion that inspired the celebration of love for family and good friends. In today’s gospel the voice of Jesus issues a strong call to each of us to engage in a different kind of love. He asks us to love our enemy, return good for evil, to live as he did, not to judge nor condemn. This is a tough teaching and one that is difficult to live by.

Recently I came upon a short poem that may help:

I had a dream the other night
With heaven as its theme.
I saw God in this land of light
And was astonished with the scene.
I saw some folks whom I had judged
And others I condemned.
And had to face the bitter truth
That I was not perfect in the end.

Soon it will be the Lenten Season. As we prepare let us try each day to practice being more loving, forgiving, giving, less condemning and less judgmental.

Sister Mary



The Archdiocese is offering training for people interested in the ministry to returning Catholics. If this is a ministry that might appeal to you please contact me and we can attend the training together. The training sessions are scheduled between Friday, March 2nd, and Saturday, March 10th. Each person is expected to attend about 7-8 hours of training. Please leave a message for me at the parish rectory including your name and evening phone number and I will try to contact you next week. We need to register by Monday, February 26th. This is one of the programs subsidized by the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.
Deacon Rusty Duffey


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2/19 Monday 8:30 Matias M. Agustin †
2/20 Tuesday 6:30 John Berges †
8:30 Bernadette Sloan †
2/21 Wednesday 6:30 Sister Cabrini (L)
8:30 Celia Sanchez †
2/22 Thursday 6:30 Bill & Sandra Dill (L)
8:30 Angelo Rizzetto †
2/23 Friday 6:30 Alberto Martelino †
8:30 Deacon Tom Sweeney †
2/24 Saturday 8:30 Oscar Moniri †
4:30 Frankie Anguiano †
2/25 Sunday 7:30 Thomas & Mary Ann Begley †
9:00 Andy Donohoe †
10:30 People of St. Robert's
12:00 Domenica Busetti †
5:30 Alberto Malig †

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, February 19th, in observance of President’s Holiday


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Sirach 27:4-7 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Luke 6:39-45

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

For everyone who is angry and estranged from family, neighbor, or friend. May our hearts be opened and filled with forgiveness and love.

We Welcome the Newly Baptized: Alaya Estrella, Keoni Akioka & Allison Pardo

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, Sister Nancy Reynolds, Bernie Voight, Daniel McHale, & Lee Phillips.


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"Communion and Community: Starting the Day with the Lord"

I asked a member of our community who attends weekday Mass in the morning on a daily basis to share with us some thoughts about it:

On Ash Wednesday, February 28th, we invite you to attend either 6:30am, 8:30am, 10:30am, or 6:30pm Mass here at St. Robert’s and to continue attending daily Mass all through the forty days of Lent. . . . Many have been attending daily 6:30am Mass [and 8:30am Mass] for over ten years now. Some of them work and some are retired but all have a love for the Eucharist and a love for starting the day with a committed, faith-filled community. After Mass, they take the word of the gospel and meld it into their daily activities through acts of charity and kindness. As Carol Luebering stated in Catholic Update, "Communion and community are two words with one root — two words for one reality: people who love and support one another."

If you are one of the hundreds (thousands?) of caring and generous people at St. Robert’s, but are feeling a little bit tapped out or overburdened, see what power and peace there are in the celebration of the Word and Eucharist during Lent. - Pat Kelly



If you did not receive the Appeal envelope in the mail, you may pick one up at the pamphlet rack in the vestibule of the Church or call the Rectory at 589-2800.



We are looking for teen actors, singers and musicians for this year’s Passion Play. The Passion Play is an annual celebration of Jesus’ life on Good Friday night. There will be a meeting in late February for those who are interested. If you wish to join the fun, call Ben Baldonado. We are also looking for adult singers and musicians. There will be minimum practice time for the adults. Ben Baldonado.



The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 28th. As it approaches, keep these things in mind to aid your prayer, fasting, and almsgiving:

  • Sales of the Good News Bible and the New American Bible will begin Sunday, Feb. 25th. If you don’t have a Bible in your home, plan to pick up one of these. They are attractive, durable, and affordable.

  • "Operation Rice Bowl", a Lenten almsgiving for the poor of the world, will begin soon. Pick up a collection box in church on Sunday, Feb. 25th.

  • Stations of the Cross, followed by a Simple Meal will be offered every Friday of Lent beginning March 2. Plan to attend!



Junipero Serra High School recently honored these St. Robert’s school alumni for their academic achievments:

John Silva
Steven Barbieri
Michael Callicotte
Pierre Idiart
Brian Darmanin
Patrick McMorrow
Daniel Murphy
Christopher Soto.


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All are welcome to join the School of Pastoral Leadership’s class on Catholic Moral Theology as taught by the Roman Catholic Church based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Serra High School, 451 W. 20th Ave. in San Mateo for 6 weeks from 2/27/01-4/3/01. Cost is $45. Professor will be Ms. Joan Desmond, a graduate of the John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C. and a member of the Church of the Nativity Church in Menlo Park. Call School of Pastoral Leadership at (415) 614-5500, email to or visit the web site at


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PARISH OFFICE CLOSED....Monday, February 19th, In observance of President’s Day

DROP IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP.....Feb. 23rd at 7:30 p.m in the Convent Chapel. Please contact Sr. Ita at 589-2800.

GROWNUP’S......Annual Sourdough Pancake Communion Breakfast will be held in Hennessy Hall on Sunday, February 25th, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The price is $7.00 per person. Please call Lillian Fazio, Dolores Moynihan or Dorothy Branch for tickets. Tickets will also be sold after some of the week-end Masses. No tickets will be sold at the door.


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MONDAY, February 19th
7 - 9 p.m. Fil/Am.....Hall

TUESDAY, February 20th
3:30 - 8 p.m. Religous Education.....Hall
6:30 - 8 p.m. Legion of Mary.....Library
8 - 9 p.m. Teen Club......Hall

WEDNESDAY, February 21st
7 - 9 a.m. Dinner/Auction Meeting.....Hall
7:30 - 9 p.m. Bible Study....Convent Chapel

THURSDAY, February 22nd
3:30 - 8 p.m. Religious Ed.....Hall
7 - 9 p.m. RCIA.....Chapel
7 - 9 p.m. Passion Play....Library

FRIDAY, February 23rd
5 - 10 p.m. Kindergarten Parent’s Dinner.....Hall

SUNDAY, February 25th
8 - 3 p.m. Grownup’s....Hall
3 - 5 p.m. Tongan Group.....Hall

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, February 19th, in observance of President’s Holiday.

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