St. Robert's Church Bulletin, April 22, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 22, 2001
Second Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parishioners,

There are 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter. 50 weekdays from Easter to Pentecost. "40 for sorrow, 50 for joy." Celebration, whether spiritual or social, is fun. It is also work. (Remember the last party you planned? Remember Easter dinner?)

Aside from welcoming and encouraging the adults just baptized at Easter, during these next 50 days, look what is coming:

The Sacrament of Confirmation for all our high school candidates this Friday evening;

First Communion for Parish School and CCD on the Saturdays in May;

Elementary school, high school, and college graduations getting underway.

When we do these things in the name of love of family and love of faith, we do them in the name of Jesus. "Whenever two or three gather in my my name I am with them." Our Lord is as present at these celebrations as He was at the wedding celebration at Cana in Galilee.

Take time NOW before the wrapping paper and the place cards, to welcome Him and worship Him in these spirited moments of your life.

Father Morris


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I could blame it on a lack of column space, but it’s really just a lack of memory . . . I missed a few thank-you’s last week for our Easter celebrations. My apologies and the parish’s thanks go to:

Diana Landin and Lorraine Ballas, for their tireless help in collating and stapling the worship booklets.

Musicians in the 9:00 Mass Choir, who lent their time, talent, and enthusiasm to the Passion Play and Easter Sunday morning Mass.

Donna Cima and Carmen Williams, who took on special cantoring duties during the Triduum.

Fr. Thomas Allender, S.J., who offered some penetrating and thoughtful insights during the "Seven Last Words" devotion on Good Friday.

Thanks to all named and unnamed who gave a little or a lot of themselves for the Triduum. It is our sacred Spring festival. Remember, from now until Pentecost, do something to evangelize or rejoice "for Easter" in the same way you did some penance for Lent. Keep the season alive! - Pat Kelly


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4/23 Monday 6:30 Tony Mallamo †
8:30 Charles Agius †
4/24 Tuesday 6:30 Nueme Sebastian †
8:30 Angelo Rizzetto †
4/25 Wednesday 6:30 Jerilyn Porrazzo †
8:30 Frank Fenech †
4/26 Thursday 6:30 Marie Samish †
8:30 Mauro Sciacqua †
4/27 Friday 6:30 Jeri Porazzo †
8:30 Giuseppe Pignati †
4/28 Saturday 8:30 Margarita Velez †
4:30 Pete Calebro †
4/29 Sunday 7:30 Ann Turner †
9:00 Mary Rose Vouvalikes †
10:30 Carlo Santilli & Pina Salvi †
12:00 Walter Bond †
5:30 People of St. Robert's


Acts 5:27-32. 40b-41 Rev 5:11-14 John 21:1-19


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Gene Rodriguez and Ginny Rutherford
who died recently.



As a Parish Community, We pray....
On this Feast of Divine Mercy, may we come to Jesus, ask forgiveness of our sins,experience His great compassion and love, and place our trust in Him.



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 this Sunday, 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 is sufficient. One must be in the state of grace to receive the extraordinary grace promised by Our Lord. Confessions take place at St. Robert’s each Saturday 3:30 - 4:15 PM.



The Easter lilies decorating our church were donated by:

Ahern Family in memory of Allison Ahern;
Tim & Christine Applegate in memory of Audrey Applegate;
Marie Bacigalupi in memory of Andrew Bacigalupi;
Jamie Bell in memory of Mary & Lawrence Glaude;
Ed & Lil Bizal in memory of Florence Marty Dore and The Pelletiers;
Pat Bordin in memory of Alfred Bordin;
Ramona Bordin in memory of Alfred Bordin;
Larry & LaVerne Buller in memory of their deceased parents;
Joe & Albina Caimotto in memory of Victoria Caimotto;
Evelyn Calhoun in memory of Phil Calhoun;
Rosalie & Ray Capella in memory of Rosalie Gaitano Ferrante and Ralph and Ann;
Walter C. Capella in memory of Capella and Eskro Families;
George Cardoza in memory of Euphemia Silva;
Eleanor Cavallero in memory of Giovanni & Vittoria Vaccarezza;
Pat & Eileen Cotroneo in memory of Domenico and Domenica Cotroneo;
Ed & Joan DeBrincat in memory of Josephine DeBrincat;
Rose Deferville in memory of Roy John Deferville;
Raymond De Martini in memory of Antionette De Martini;
Walton & June Dickhoff in memory of the deceased of the Dickhoff & Rentmeester Family;
Ida Dombrowiak in memory of husband Marion and son James Dombrowiak;
Maryanne & Dave Dornlas in memory of Dora Morris;
Michael J. Dower, Sr. in memory of Josephine Mary Dower, Josephine Dower McAtee and Sarah Dower Sheffield;
Duffey Family in honor of Deacon Rusty Duffey;
Lois Erasmy in memory of Adalin and Lloyd Lagomarsino;
Marguerite Vall Eugenio in memory of Sally Falvey Rubio and Marilyn Vall;
Lillian & Louis Fazio in memory of Larry Restivo;
Alice Foster in memory of her parents;
Frances Friedman in memory of Stanley Friedman;
Dolores Gardner in memory of Sharon Gardner;
Alisa Genevieve Grassi in memory of Genevieve Stone;
Florence Haas in memory of Lamar Haas;
Gladys Estergomy Haff in memory of Gizella Estergomy;
Evelyn Hart in memory of Ed Hart/Galluzzo;
Rose M. Jardin in memory of Jardin-Marasigan family;
Bob & Peg Jensen in memory of Eleanor H. Smith;
Esther J. Keck in memory of John G. Keck IV;
Peggy Kellog in memory of Pat Murphy and Patrick Sullivan;
Jim & Mary Kelly in memory of Leah and Jessica;
Kitchin Family in memory of Isabelle Cardinale;
Betty Leahy & Family in memory of Timothy Leahy;
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lille in memory of Noelle Lille and Nora Ensor;
John Lynch Family in memory of Maeve O’Reilly, Jim Lynch Sr. and John Kerrigan;
Helen Mantler in memory of Jeaness McKenna & Edward Mantler;
Lily Martinson in memory of Margarita Tijerino;
Teena Marty in honor of Mrs. A. Carl Marty and Family;
Karen Mayers in memory of George Mayers;
Josefina Mercado in memory of Jose G. Mercado and Julita M. Mercado;
Patricia Michel in memory of Margaret Ferrara and Jean Michel;
Ada Mocelin in memory of Mocelin and Emilio Families;
Jerry & Kathy Moller in memory of Catherine & Minni;
Bunny Moniz in memory of Alexander Moniz;
Mary Helen Monroe in memory of Mary G. Monroe;
Margaret Moosic in memory of Richard Moosic;
Mario and Helen Nardi in memory of our parents;
Carlo & Marie Noce in memory of Nina Catterini, and Josephine and Ray Pardini;
Dorothy & Joey Nocito in memory of Joseph Nocito;
Fran Presta in memory of Jim Presta;
Hilda Psaila in memory of George R. Psaila;
Cathy Roelofsen in memory of Noelle Lille;
Peter & Linda Rossi in memory of Salvador Martinez and Albina O’Leary;
Paul, Linda, & Michael Ruggiero in memory of Bruna Giorgi;
Lorayne Salvo in memory/honor of Alice Alongi;
Olga Samuelsen in memory of Robert Samuelsen;
Frank & Monica, Brian, Danielle & Christopher Sandner in memory of Mauro Sciacqua, our father and grandfather
The Vic Schaukowitch Family in memory of Vic Schaukowitch;
Theresa Schembri in memory of Joseph Schembri
Marie Spinetti in memory of Mario and Theresa Spinetti;
Rita Strehl in memory of Bill Strehl;
Bob & Jean Waldvogel in memory of Adolph Fambrini;
John Wargo in memory of Shirley Wargo;
Sharon Wilson & family in memory of Bill Wilson.


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This old farmer had a mule that fell into the farmer’s well. The water wasn’t very deep, so the mule was able to stand on the bottom. The farmer heard the mule praying, or whatever mules do when they fall into a well and went to investigate. After assessing the situation the farmer sympathized with the mule but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth saving. The farmer called his neighbors together and told them what had happened and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery. Initially the mule was hysterical, but as the farmer and his neighbors continued to shovel dirt on his back a thought struck him. It dawned on the mule that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back he would shake it off and step up. This he did, blow after blow of dirt hitting his back. Shake it off and step up...Shake it off and step up. The mule repeated this statement over and over to encourage himself no matter how painful the blows or distressing the situation seemed, the old mule fought panic and just kept on shaking it off and stepping up. It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped over the wall of the well. What had seemed would bury him actually saved him because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.

That’s life. If we face our problems and respond to them positively and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness or self-pity...the adversities that come along to bury us often have within them the very real potential to benefit us.

Amateurs built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic.


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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.



Monday, April 30th in the Convent Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.


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We welcome you into our parish!

Bobby & Jennifer Ayson and Family
Ron & Lynn Javier and Family
Lee & Mary Phillips and Family
Madeline Rebarchik

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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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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Parish Council & School Board.....Elections for St. Robert’s parish Council & School Board will take place on the weekend of May 5th & 6th. Candidates will be posted outside of Church on April 28th & 29th. Applications are still actively being accepted and may be picked up at the School or Rectory Offices.

Fil-Am Group..... will be hosting an Open House in Hennessey Hall next Sunday, April 29th after the 9am, 10:30am, and 12:00 noon Masses. All parishioners are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Al Reyes or Esperanza Halili for any questions.


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MONDAY, April 23rd
7- 10 pm, Grownup’s......Library

TUESDAY, April 24th
3:30 - 8 pm, Religous Education.....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

WEDNESDAY, April 25th
7:30 - 9 pm, Litrugy Committee.....Mary’s Chapel

THURSDAY, April 26th
3:30 pm, Confirmation.....Hall & Church
7-9 pm, RCIA.....Chapel

FRIDAY, April 27th
All Day, Confirmation.....Hall & Church

SATURDAY, April 28th
Men’s Club Golf Tournament

SUNDAY, April 29th
10-11:30a Fil/Am....Hall

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