St. Robert's Church Bulletin, April 15, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 15, 2001
Easter Sunday


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Dear Parishioners,

May the blessing of the Risen Christ be with you and your family.

This Easter we are happy to welcome into our Catholic community Monica Ghattas, Lisa Kreysa, and Tina Taylor who received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil Liturgy. Our Parish also welcomes Heidi Cochrane who was received into full union with the Church. At Pentecost, Maryann Cappas and Elena Vall will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Thank you to Donna McGuigan, Deacon Duffey and other members of the Rite of Christian Initiation team who prepared them and walked with them on their journey.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process developed for the spiritual journey of adults. It is meant for those who are not baptized and for those who, although baptized, have not received other Sacraments of Initiation. If you, or someone you know, would like to begin the journey to a greater understanding of your relationship to God, please call and leave your name at the Parish office. Donna or Deacon Duffey will phone you back.

Thank you to Pat Kelly and the members of the Liturgy committee for preparing the Liturgies for the Season of Lent and Holy Week. They, along with the musicians and choirs, deserve the thanks of all parishioners.

Thank you to Ben Baldonado and all who helped the youth of our parish in the presentation of the Passion Play on Good Friday. Your countless hours of practice were a true gift to the spiritual life of our Parish. Thank you also to Mary Ann Saisi and her fellow workers for preparing the children for the Feast of Easter.

Welcome to all who have joined our Parish Community this Easter. I hope that you will join us each Sunday as we come together to listen to God’s Word and to give thanks to God in our celebration of the Eucharist. Our celebrations of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection take place in an imperfect world and in an imperfect church, but they provide a taste of the glory that will one day be ours.

Father Ring


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Happy Easter, everyone! Please, let’s give thanks for the abundance of blessings which have flowed from Christ. How great is God!

In giving thanks, please remember these parishioners who put a lot of time and talent into our Lenten and Triduum liturgies:

The parish staff: for much patience, prayer, assistance, and wisdom of experience shared in preparation for the Triduum.

Our musicians: Don Thompson, David Martin, Sue Keyser, Jim Kason, Manny Ortiz and the Noon Mass Choir, the 10:30 Mass Choir, and the 5:30 Mass Choir. Thank you all!

The environment and art committee: Tom Dachauer and his stupendously helpful crew, Catherine Bendick, Kacie Carey, and Una Uniacke.

Liturgy Committee members: Gene and Anna May May - for scheduling ministers, buying supplies, and miscellaneous tasks too numerous to name; MaryAnn Saisi - for much work preparing Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday; Michelle Compton - for the beautiful Triduum worship booklet.

The ministers of the liturgy: each prayerful assembly of parishioners, altar servers, lectors, eucharistic ministers, ushers, priests, and deacon and greeters who make it all happen with the help of God! - Pat Kelly


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4/16 Monday 6:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
8:30 Miro Krsulich †
4/17 Tuesday 6:30 Joseph McClelland †
8:30 Marua Sciacqua †
4/18 Wednesday 6:30 Carol Callicotte †
8:30 Family Krsulich †
4/19 Thursday 6:30 William Stringer †
8:30 Jim Selleck †
4/20 Friday 6:30 Judy King †
8:30 Joseph Armanino †
4/21 Saturday 8:30 Domenica Busceti †
4:30 Joseph McClelland †
4/22 Sunday 7:30 Irene Mocelin †
9:00 George Vouvalikes †
10:30 Domenica Busetti †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Morien †


Acts 5:12-16 Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 John 20:19-31


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Herbert Motroni and
Anthony Joseph Tolua

who died recently.



As a Parish Community, We pray....

For those who have been washed clean in Easter waters and those who have come to full communion...May they experience Christ’s love and support in our faith community.



Kenneth Matthew Pucci and
Hayley Andi Rutherford



We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Sister Cabrini, Arthur Candia, Josie Clarke, Nan Connolly, Ana Cosgaya, Imelda Daly, William & Sandra Dill, Adela Florez, Elsie Grech, Randall Guerro, Denise Hawald, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Josephine Lavoie, Marky, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Catherine Okulove, Sister Nancy Reynolds, Mary Shick, Ruth Sleeper, Cyndy Smerdel, Kari Stellino, Don Vickery, Walton and June Dickhoff, Gordon Sinks, Daniel McHale, Ilaria Belluomini, Elenore Morgan & Bernie Voight.



Last year, Pope John Paul declared that "the Second Sunday of Easter (next Sunday) is to be called "Divine Mercy Sunday". Jesus told St. Faustina Kowalska: "Tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Divine Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession, and receive Holy Communion (on this day)** shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment...Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy."

**Confession within a reasonable time before the Feast is sufficient. One must be in the state of grace to receive the extraordinary grace promised by Our Lord.


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We welcome you into our parish!

Charles and Mollie Peasch and family
Eddie and Alisa Grassi

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.


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Catholic Relief Services

Pray     *    Fast    *    Learn     *    Give

Rejoice in the glory of the Risen Lord! This joyous occasion also marks the end of our participation in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl program. Through our prayers, fasting, learning, and giving, we have truly answered our call to global solidarity. May we continue to foster solidarity througout the year.

Operation Rice Bowl donations may be brought to the parish office this week.

Special Thanks to Joe Yanke and Kathy Hanley for coordinating the distribution and publicity for Operation Rice Bowl at St. Robert’s.



If anyone finds it difficult to walk up to the front of church to receive Communion, we would like to offer you assistance. We can have a eucharistic minister come to you, where you are seated, or have an usher escort you. If you need help, please call Pat Kelly at 589-2800, or speak to an usher or eucharistic minister before Mass.



We would like to invite any adult who has been away from the Sacraments or who has never received Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion to please call the rectory and leave a message for Deacon Rusty Duffey. We would love to hear from you as we begin to prepare for our next class sessions.



"Faithful Citizenship—Working for Justice." Join Catholics from around the state at Catholic Lobby Day, Tuesday, April 24 in Sacramento. We will be meeting with our state senators and assembly members to discuss legislative issues of particular importance to Catholics. Sponsored by: Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns. For more information: (415) 614-5570.



The School of Pastoral Leadership & the Catherine of Siena Institute present an International Conference:

Apostles to the World:
The Vocation & Formation of the Laity

Saturday, April 28, 2001, 8:30am-6:30pm
St. Ignatius Church
Fulton at Parker — San Francisco

Featured Speakers
Cardinal Francis Stafford, President
Pontifical Council for the Laity, Vatican City
"The Laity in the Twenty-First Century"

Archbishop Terrance Prendergast, S.J., Ph.D.,
Archbishop of Halifax
"Lay/Ordained Collaboration in Ministry"

Sister Mary Ann Cook, SND,
Director, Education for Parish Service,
Washington, D.C.
"Models of Lay Formation"

Celebration of the Eucharist and Annual Recognition of SPL Students with Archbishop William Levada

The Called & Gifted Workshop
Enabling Catholics to explore their unique, personal call from God and to discover the gifts God has given them for the sake of others.
Friday, June 15, 2001, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday, June 16, 2001, 9:30am-4:00pm
St. Anselm Church Hall, San Anselmo

To register, contact the SPL at 415-242-9087


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Fasting and Feasting

We cannot separate the "fasting" of the Season of Lent from the "feasting" of the Season of Easter. The following selection which was published in the wonderful magazine, THE TABLET, gives us food for thought.

Fast from judging others;
          feast on the Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences;
          feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness;
          feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness;
          feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute;
          feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent;
          feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger;
          feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism;
          feast on optimism.
Fast from worry;
          feast on divine order.
Fast from complaining;
          feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives;
          feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures;
          feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility;
          feast on nonresistance.
Fast from bitterness;
          feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern;
          feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety;
          feast on eternal truth.
Fast from discouragements;
          feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress;
          feast on verities that uplift.
Fast from lethargy;
          feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from thoughts that weaken;
          feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow;
          Feast on the sunlight of serenity.
Fast from idle gossip;
          feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm;
          feast on prayer that undergirds.


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300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, Ca 94022-4646
(650) 948-4491

"I have not called you servants, but friends."
April 20-22

Silent Retreat for Men
Fr. Jerry McCourt, S.J.

12 Steps helps us walk to freedom
April 23-25
12 Step Retreat in the Language of Al-Anon
Fr. Thomas Weston, S.J.

The Journey of Surrendering to God’s Love
April 27-29
Silent Retreat for Men
Fr. Thomas Allender, S.J.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
May 4-6

Silent Retreat for men/women
Fr. Bernard Bush, S.J.

Living the Spirituality of the Resurection
May 5

Fr. James Hanley, S.J.

Celebrating our Memories
May 11-13

Retreat for Mothers and Daughters
Susan Fullerton, Julia Perrier, and Fr. James Hanley, S.J. 



250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, Ca 94025-3218
(650) 325-5614

Charismatic Retreat
May 4-6

Linda Schubert

Mandala Workshop
May 12, 19, 26

Sister Toni Longo, ASC

"The Parable of the Vineyard Laborers"
May 20

Rev. Peter Sammon 



Contact Liz Dossa
(650) 340-7480

Haiku Path
April 28

Father Tom Hand, S.J.

Aspects of Aging Series
Mondays, April 30 through June 11

Ann Rooney, RSM and Sandi Peters

Dances of Universal Peace
Sunday afternoons, May 6, June 10 & Sept. 9

Sharon Abercrombie 


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St. Robert School is currently interviewing for full time teaching positions for grades 1, 3, 7 and 8 and part time teacher aides for primary grades for the 2001 - 2002 school year. If you are interested, please contact Patricia Bordin, Principal, or Judeth Watt, Vice Principal, at (650) 583-5065 or FAX cover letter and resumé to (650) 583-1418.


If you have shopped at Tanforan, 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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Elections for St. Robert’s Parish Council and School Board will take place on the weekend of May 5th and 6th. Applications may be picked up at the school or rectory office.


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MONDAY, April 16th
7-9p Fil/Am......Hall
7-9p Baptism Prep....Hall

TUESDAY, April 17th
6:30 - 8 p.m. Legion of Mary.....Library
8 - 9p.m. Teen Club......Hall

THURSDAY, April 19th
7-9p Parish Council.....Library
7-9p RCIA.....Chapel

SUNDAY, April 22nd
10-11:30a Fil/Am....Hall

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