St. Robert's Church Bulletin, July 29, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

July 29, 2001
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:

We are at the midpoint of Summer or High Summer, as it is sometimes called. Have you had a chance to get away? Whether you have gotten away or not, have you ever taken a roundtrip ride on the LARKSPUR FERRY? It amounts to a one-day cruise. It leaves from the foot of Market Street, behind the old Ferry Building. It sails forty-five minutes up the center of the Bay pulls in to Larkspur Landing in Marin (just past San Quentin Prison). You have to get off at Larkspur Landing but you can always get right back on again. The ships are beautiful and comfortable. There is a coffee bar (and a liquor bar). Great hotdogs! Or, you can bring your own lunch. There are fold down trays, like the seats on an airliner, but much more space. Seating is not assigned and you can move around all three decks if you wish. It is a commuter ferry designed to get people out of their cars and off the bridge, but it runs all day. Drive to Colma. Take BART to Embarcadero, and walk down Market to the the Ferry Building. You won’t even have to deal with San Francisco traffic. In an hour and a half you will be back to the City.

Adult Roundtrip Fare is $6.20 on weekdays and $10.60 on the weekends. For information call Golden Gate Ferry at (415) 923-2000.

Happy Summer,
Father Morris


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What Makes a Celebration?

This past weekend on "A Prairie Home Companion" (a variety show on National Public Radio), the host, Garrison Keillor, said that the common mantra of people in his little fictional Minnesotan hometown is, "Things are not that bad." But he also said humorously that everyone finds his or her baseline in life for how bad "that bad" actually is. In other words, we all encounter some real low points in life against which we can measure everything else.

In 1968, the U.S. bishops did the opposite of setting a low point. They offered a high point—a vision—for what liturgy as celebration can be and ought to be. In a document entitled "Music in Catholic Worship" they offered vision of celebration that can be not only a measuring stick but also an inspiration for us worshiping together. They wrote:

People in love make signs of love, not only to express their love but also to deepen it. Love never expressed dies. Christians’ love for Christ and for one another and Christians’ faith in Christ and in one another must be expressed in the signs and symbols of celebration or they will die (Music in Catholic Worship (MCW), 4).

The big question seems to be, "How much do we associate our love and faith with the signs and symbols of our liturgy?" - Pat Kelly


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7/30 Monday 6:30
Fe Tan †
Sister Cabrini †
7/31 Tuesday 6:30
Julita Mercado †
Pasquale & Maria Aloise †
8/01 Wednesday 6:30
Arturo Alverez †
Jack Scannell †
8/02 Thursday 6:30
Tomica Viducic †
Gabriella Swenor †
8/03 Friday 6:30
Special Intention
Emmie Michelini †
8/04 Saturday 8:30
Paul & Rosina Vella †
Raymond Figolah †
8/05 Sunday 7:30
Judy King †
Edward Lagomarsino †
Helen Kennedy †
Brian Cotter †
People of St. Robert's


08/04 Saturday 4:30 Douglas Finigan & Sean Kent
08/05 Sunday 7:30
Julie Hageman & Katie McCarthy
Jake Miller & Elizabeth Pino
Tara Alvergue & Jennifer Molina
Thomas Becerra & Leanne Voreyer
Jessica Mitchell & Amanda Troxler


Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21



As a parish Community we pray....

for the injured, the sick and the unemployed members of our parish family. May we do all within our power to take care of them and encourage them.



John David Beals, Jr.
Sean Michael Redmond
Cecilia Alexis Gordon
Hailey Jean Cochrane


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Marsilia Santarelli and
Emmanuel Borg

who died recently.



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, 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, Mary Shick, Cyndy Smerdel, Kari Stellino, Don Vickery, Walton and June Dickhoff, Gordon Sinks, Daniel McHale, Ilaria Belluomini, Lee Shick, Leo Pieretti & Bernie Voight.



On Saturday, August 4th, and on each first Saturday of every month, we are privileged to celebrate exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please join in the celebration of the Eucharist at 8:30 am Mass and spend time in private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament until 10 am.


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A silent retreat for Men-With Jesus in Prayer will be the theme at El Retiro Retreat House in Los Altos Aug. 10-12 led by Fr. Bernard J. Bush, S.J. Call 948-4491 for more information.

A retreat for women at St. Clare’s Retreat facility in Soquel (near Santa Cruz), will be held Sept. 7-9, and will be led by Father Ignatius Hinkle, OFM Conv. The theme is "Continuing the New Millennium." For more details and reservations, contact Veronica Walters at 359-6230.

A retreat for Families of Individuals with Disabilities, led by Fr. Miles Riley, will be held, Sunday Sept. 23rd from 1 pm to 4 pm at St. Mark’s Church, 325 Marine View, Belmont. There is no cost for this event. Call Lynn Zupan at (415) 614-5655 for more information.


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All recent high school graduates and their families, especially those from the Class of 2001, are invited to attend the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, August 12, as a final get-together before many of us leave for school. We’ll celebrate Eucharist, receive a special blessing, and have a light reception outside church immediately following Mass.



Immaculate Conception Academy in San Francisco, has openings available at some class levels for 2001-2002. For further info call 415-824-2052 or email


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If your child is starting Kindergarten this fall join us Sundays after 9:00 a.m. Mass in San Bruno park, (large play structure). We’ll meet for about an hour each week and let the children get to know each other before school starts. For more information call Maureen Mitchell.


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Tuesday, Aug. 14th at 12 Noon at St. Bruno’s Church Hall. Call Peg at 588-7888.



Our annual Parish Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 18th. Registration for the picnic will be after all the Masses the weekends of August 4th & 5th and 11th & 12th.



Plans are being made for this year’s annual parish festival "Tropical Nights", which will be Sept. 28th - 30th. The Barbecue and Food Booths are in need of your help. Most shifts are for two hours, but you can work for as many hours as you would like and on all three days if you wish.

If you can help in any way, please contact Louise and Ray Downs.



Bible Study will resume on September 5th.


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TUESDAY, July 31st
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

THURSDAY, August 2nd
7:30 - 9 pm, Youth Group.....Hall

SATURDAY, August 4th
9 - 10 am, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church

SUNDAY, August 5th
10 -11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir......Hall

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