St. Robert's Church Bulletin, June 17, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 17, 2001
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ


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Dear Friends,

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Body and Blood of our Lord. Some years ago we called it "Corpus Christi", and many of us still remember it as that. It is a beautiful feast that used to be celebrated as a Holyday with processions of the Blessed Sacrament. Because we no longer have that Holyday we may think that the feast is no longer important. We now celebrate it on a Sunday when more people will have the opportunity of receiving the Lord in the Eucharist. Work schedules and the busy-ness of life made it difficult for people to get to Church on a weekday.

We remember our First Communion Day. How very special it was with family and friends rejoicing with us as we received Our Lord for the first time. Has our first fervor waned a little? Do we prepare for our Sunday Eucharist with the same enthusiasm as we did for our First Communion? Or sadly, do we not receive the Lord at all in the Eucharist? This may be a good time for us to renew our fervor and invite our friends to do the same.

In the Gospel we read that Jesus said to the people, "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood you will not have life in you." This was received with very mixed emotions. Some could not take it and walked away, but Jesus did not water it down. He meant what he said. We do not have to understand it but to accept it on Jesus’ word. We believe because he said it. Today would be a good day to ask the Lord to increase our faith.

Today is also Father’s Day. Every grace and blessing on all fathers. May your greatest gift to your children be a love for the Eucharist.

God bless you,
Sister Ita


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"The Spirit at work among us"

Last week we looked at the words from four of the Eucharistic Prayers which we pray when we ask the Holy Spirit to sanctify and transform the gifts of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. There is also a point in most Eucharistic Prayers when we ask the Holy Spirit to bless and unify the people gathered and to form us into the Body of Christ:

Eucharistic Prayer II - "May all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ be brought together in unity by the Holy Spirit."

Eucharistic Prayer III - "Grant that we, who are nourished by his body and blood, may be filled with his Holy Spirit, and become one body, one spirit in Christ."

Eucharistic Prayer IV - "Lord, look upon this sacrifice which you have given to your Church; and by your Holy Spirit, gather all who share this one bread and one cup into the one body of Christ, a living sacrifice of praise."

Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children II - "Lord our God listen to our prayer. Send the Holy Spirit to all of us who share in this meal. May this Spirit bring us closer together in the family of the church. . . "

FYI . . . our little pentecostal contest proposed last month for song texts with the word "fire" in them came up blank. I didn’t receive any submissions. Sorry! The Spirit reveals that we all have better things to do!! - Pat Kelly


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6/18 Monday 6:30
All Fathers
Oscar & Armida Moniri †
6/19 Tuesday 6:30
Nora Ensor †
All Fathers
6/20 Wednesday 6:30
All Fathers
Robert Brown †
6/21 Thursday 6:30
All Fathers
Rena Baldini †
6/22 Friday 6:30
All Fathers
Manuel Falzon †
6/23 Saturday 8:30
All Fathers
Fred Crist †
6/24 Sunday 7:30
All Fathers
George Vouvalikes †
Giuseppe Pignati †
Domenica Busetti †
People of St. Robert's


Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist
Isaiah 49:1-6 Acts 13:22-26 Luke 1:57-66. 80.



As a Parish Community, we pray...

For all Fathers. May their children respect, obey, appreciate and love them. May God give them the patience, strength and endurance to fulfill the will of God within their families.



Joanna Balangue Caberto,
Garren Hampson Lum,
John Hamilton Marty, &
Marian Marcita Revelo.



We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, 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, Cyndy Smerdel, Kari Stellino, Don Vickery, Walton and June Dickhoff, Gordon Sinks, Daniel McHale, Ilaria Belluomini, Elenore Morgan, Shirley Ann Rider, Lee Shick, Marion Macris, & Bernie Voight.



Remember your father with a spiritual bouquet today. They are available in the vestibule of the church and can be returned in the collection basket.



Frank Almeida
Michelle Bennett
Christopher Chastain
Sean Espiritu
Ashley Evanchik
Jason Franzella
Matthew Franzella
Gabriela Galvan

Kyle Garibaldi
Matthew Johns
Jessica Kasanitsky
Kristy Krsulich
Erika Lepe
Jerrod McGrew
John McMahon
Christina Murphy

James O’Connor
Caitlin Peluffo
Gina Rodondi
Christina Rollin
Megan Susoeff
Loren Marie Tordsen
Sarah York

and we wish you every blessing and happiness in high school and beyond.


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SOCIABLES: Our summer get-together will be on Friday, June 29th, at 5:00 pm for the "Early Bird Special" at the Hungry Hunter (180 So. Airport Blvd. in So.San Fran.) For reservations & info call Bunny Moniz thru Tuesday, June 26th. Hope to see everyone there.

Drop-In Bereavement support group: on Monday, June 25th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Convent Chapel.

BIBLE STUDY will resume September 5th.


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MONDAY, June 18th
7 - 9 pm, Fil/Am.....Hall
7:30 - 8:30 pm, Euch. Min. Training....Church

TUESDAY, June 19th
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library
8 - 9 pm, Teen Club...Hall/Kitchen

WEDNESDAY, June 20th
7:30 - 8:30pm, Euch. Min. Training.....Church

THURSDAY, June 21st
6 - 9 pm, Parish Council.....Rectory
7 - 9 pm, RCIA.....Chapel

SATURDAY, June 22nd
6 - 11 pm, In-Betweener’s.....Hall

SUNDAY, June 24th
10-11:30am, Fil/Am....Hall 

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