St. Robert's Church Bulletin, February 25, 2000

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

February 25, 2001
Eighth Sunday in Oridnary Time


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Dear Friends,

How do you feel about Lent? Do you wish it were over recalling other Lents when you began well but soon forgot about it? Let’s talk about it.

Lent is a time for slowing down, for getting away from the feverish activity that tries to dominate our lives. By slowing down we will have more time for family and friends, and, more importantly for God, for Prayer.

If we tighten our belts a little we will be able to share with the needy. But we can fast in other ways, too, by releasing those bound unjustly, by setting free the oppressed, by clothing the naked. We are all bound by worries and cares. We are oppressed by demands made on us. We are naked when our weaknesses are evident.

In today’s Gospel we read of the Temptations of Jesus in the desert - to turn stones into bread to satisfy his hunger; to float down from the pinnacle of the Temple; to worship Satan. We all experience these same temptations - to selfishness, to show off, to worship the many idols in our lives that push Jesus aside.

Jesus responded to each temptation by a phrase from Scripture. Maybe we can do the same.

Happy Lent!

Sister Ita



"Rite of Election/Enrollment"

Next Sunday, March 4th, at our 10:30 a.m. Mass, we bless and send our RCIA catechumens and candidates to St. Mary’s Cathedral to be accepted in the Rite of Enrollment with Archbishop Levada.

They now begin the final stages of their jouney toward the Sacraments of Initiation. Please pray for:

Monica Ghattas
Lisa Kreysa
Tina Taylor
Maryann Cappas
Heidi Cochrane
Elena Vall

Please send your cards and notes of encouragment to the Parish Office, Attention: RCIA. We would enjoy receiving them!

St. Robert’s RCIA Team


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2/26 Monday 6:30 Lola Davis †
8:30 Deirdre Hennarty †
2/27 Tuesday 6:30 Dan & Cynthis Hernandez & Family (L)
8:30 Jim Selleck †
2/28 Wednesday 6:30 Barbara Thomas †
8:30 Armida Moniri †
10:30 George & Mary Rose Vouvalikes †
3/01 Thursday 6:30 Dolores Monroe †
8:30 James Miller †
3/02 Friday 6:30 Special Intention
8:30 Angelo Fenech †
3/03 Saturday 8:30 Giarth Klingensmith †
4:30 George Brocato †
3/04 Sunday 7:30 Maria Emilio †
9:00 George & Mary Rose Vouvalikes †
10:30 Alvin Lovett †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Ann Lynch †

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Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Romans 10:8-13 Luke 4:1-13

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

for the elderly and dying. May they not feel abandoned. May they be steadfast and perservering, believing in Jesus’ victory over death.

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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"Lent: Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord"

A few more thoughts for Lent:

God graciously shares the Eucharist with us each day; and in the Eucharist, there is a tremendous source of love and healing. Along with attending daily Mass during Lent, we also invite you to come every Friday during Lent at 6 pm in St. Robert’s Church for the Stations of the Cross followed by a simple meal in Hennessey Hall. As Lent is a time when we need to be more aware of God’s presence in our lives, and not so much a time focused on ourselves, we can attend the Stations and reflect on the passion and death that Jesus experienced [and how the same suffering remains in the world]. The community meal following the Stations is a nice opportunity to dine and converse with other parishioners; and the donation you give for the meal helps those in need.

This Lent, the Liturgy Committee invites you to meditate upon this phrase from Psalm 34: "Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord." It can be done quite literally at Eucharist and our community meals! - Pat Kelly



As has been St. Robert’s custom for many years, Stations of the Cross are celebrated in the Church at 6:00 p.m. each Friday during Lent. Following Stations, all are invited to a light supper in Hennessy Hall. We collect a free will offering - what you would have spent on your Friday dinner. St. Vincent de Paul Society will use your donation to feed our hungry sisters and brothers. Bring your family or a friend.


Catholic Relief Services
Lenten Program

Pray * Fast * Learn * Give

In the 40 days of Lent, we will participate in Operation Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program. This year Operation Rice Bowl asks each one of us, "Who is your neighbor?", and challenges us as individuals and as a faith community to think in new ways about solidarity. Throughout Lent, we will pray, fast, learn, and give in solidarity with our brothers and sisters overseas, and in our own diocese.



Reading and praying with Sacred Scripture is an extremely rewarding spiritual practice, especially during the seasons of Lent and Easter. Beginning this Sunday, Feb. 25th, we have attractive, durable, and affordable bibles for sale at cost after all Masses. The Good News Bible ($8.50) is hardbound and offers a contemporary english, easy-to-understand translation. The New American Bible ($15.00) is also hardbound and offers the same translation we hear at Mass.



Saturday, March 3rd, is the first Saturday of Lent, a day upon which we are privileged to celebrate Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, in Mary’s Chapel. Our Lenten focus is: "Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord". Jesus is the Living Bread sent down from Heaven. We can receive His Body and Blood and then spend a while in His Presence, praising, thanking, loving and worshipping Him. Let us seek our God for Who He is and rejoice in His love.



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.


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


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MONDAY, February 26th
7 - 10 p.m. Grownup’s.....Hall

TUESDAY, February 27th
3:30 - 8 p.m. Religous Education.....Hall
6:30 - 8 p.m. Legion of Mary.....Library

WEDNESDAY, February 28th
Masses & Ashes at 6:30, 8:30, 10:30, 6:30 pm

7:30 - 9 p.m. Liturgy Committee Meeting.....Mary’s Chapel
7:30 - 9 p.m. Bible Study....Convent Chapel

3:30 - 8 p.m. Religious Ed.....Hall
7 - 9 p.m. RCIA.....Chapel
7 - 9 p.m. Parish Planning Committee....Library
7:30 - 9 p.m. Teen Club.....Hall

6 p.m Stations of the Cross....Church
6:30 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper.....Hall

9 - 10 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration.....Church
10 & 12 Noon, 4th Grade Reconciliation.....Church

7 - Noon, Women’s Guild....Hall
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Confirmation.....Hall 

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