St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, August 26, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

August 26, 2001
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Let your loveliness shine on us,
and bless the work we do,
bless the work of our hands.

- Psalm 90:17

Dear Friends,

As summertime winds down, many parish projects begin to get rolling again. The beginning of a new year of school and religious education is foremost in the minds of many young students and their parents, teachers, and staff members. We have several new faces in our teaching ministries this year! Please keep them in your prayer. It will be a challenging but exciting year for all, I’m sure.

The festival ("Tropical Nights") is a little more than a month away! Mark your calendar for September 28-30. Anyone who has ever helped there knows of the tremendous commitment of time and energy it takes for it to be successful. Anyone who has ever spent even a few minutes at the festival knows of what a good time it is! Please keep an eye out in the bulletin for ways in which you might be able to help out. "Many hands make light work!"

Have you ever thought about someone you know, "Hmm . . . they just might like St. Robert’s," or "It seems like they’re searching for something more out of life"? These next few weeks are an opportune time to invite that person to visit St. Robert’s with you or to look into Catholic Christianity through the R.C.I.A. process. Drawing new members is one of the signs that our faith and community are vibrant and life-giving—filled with the Spirit of God and true to the mission of Jesus Christ. We all know that we have something very good here, so let’s not be afraid to invite others into it.

Offhand, I can think of about a half dozen other events and committees getting under way in the next month. In the midst of our good work, let’s continue to find ways to keep our relationships with God and each other healthy and happy and holy. If you have ever read anything about spirituality for busy people, please pass it along to me or another staff member. Perhaps we can share it with others.

Pat Kelly


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The Sacrament of Eucharist

Here’s an interesting question and answer from the U.S. Bishops’ recent instruction, The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist (June 2001):

10. If someone without faith eats and drinks the consecrated bread and wine, does he or she still receive the Body and Blood of Christ?

If "to receive" means "to consume," the answer is yes, for what the person consumes is the Body and Blood of Christ. If "to receive" means "to accept the Body and Blood of Christ knowingly and willingly as what they are, so as to obtain the spiritual benefit," then the answer is no. A lack of faith on the part of the person eating and drinking the Body and Blood of Christ cannot change what these are, but it does prevent the person from obtaining the spiritual benefit, which is communion with Christ. Such reception of Christ’s Body and Blood would be in vain and, if done knowingly, would be sacrilegious (1 Cor 11:29). Reception of the Blessed Sacrament is not an automatic remedy. If we do not desire communion with Christ, God does not force this upon us. Rather, we must by faith accept God’s offer of communion in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and cooperate with God’s grace in order to have our hearts and minds transformed and our faith and love of God increased.

Pat Kelly


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8/27 Monday 6:30
Frank Villa †
Josephina Barron †
8/28 Tuesday 6:30
Bernard & Margarida Savant (L)
Andrew & Enese Parenti †
8/29 Wednesday 6:30
Jeanette Pulido (L)
Josephina Barron †
8/30 Thursday 6:30
Olivia Savant (L)
Mary Kuczka †
8/31 Friday 6:30
Raymond Dennehy (L)
Louis Castellani †
9/01 Saturday 8:30
Emmanuel Borg †
Fred Crist †
9/02 Sunday 7:30
Lamberto Lopez †
Barbara Carey †
Emmy Michelini †
San Tomasso †
People of St. Robert's


Sirach 3:17-29
Hebrews 12:18--24
Luke 14:1, 7-14



As a parish community we pray....

For all parents. May they discipline their children with sensitivity and love, cherishing them as precious gifts from God.



Jesus asks that we open the door of our hearts to Him. By spending some time with Jesus, we come to realize the intimacy of the union between Him and ourselves. Jesus will strengthen and calm us and urge us to grow in love for Him and for one another. On Saturday morning, September 1st, following the 8:30 am Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place, ending at 10 am.



Michael Pannetta & Rachel Hutton



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, Daniel McHale, Ilaria Belluomini, Lee Shick, Joseph Calleja, Sandra and William Dill, Leo Pieretti & Bernie Voight.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Gordon Sinks &
Lourdes Posadas

who died recently.


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Sister Mary is in need of teachers for Religious Education. If anyone is interested and feels called to work in this ministry, please call her at 588-0477 (Rel. Ed. Office) or 583-2566 (Convent).



Adults in need of Baptism, First Communion, or Confirmation?

Open House September 13th - 7 p.m.
Convent Chapel

Please bring a Friend!

Questions - Deacon Duffey, 589-2800.



The Privacy Right of the patient does not allow the hospital to give names or addresses of patients to the Clergy as before. We have no way of knowing that our parishioners are ill. Kindly let us know if you would like us to visit you during your stay in the hosptial. Thank you!



People grieve for many reasons

the death of a loved one
loss of a friend
loss of a pet
loss of a job
loss of health

We are restructing our Drop -In program. For more info. on time and location please call Joanne Johnson or Sr. Ita



Bible Study will resume on Wed., Sept. 5th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Convent Chapel. We will study "Basic Tools for Bible Study." All are welcome. Contact Sister Ita at 583-2544.


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St. Robert School will open for the 2001-02 school year on Tuesday, August 28th, at 8 am. Parents are welcome to attend our opening day breakfast following the 8:30 am Mass on August 28th. Back-to-School Night will be held on Tuesday, September 4th, at 7 pm in Hennessy Hall.

St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generallly accorded to or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


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



The Filipino-American Group of St. Roberts is hosting a Holiday Dinner Dance on Saturday, Nov. 3rd, at the Millbrae Clarion Hotel. All parishioners are invited to attend. Ticket prices are $55.00 and $45.00 for seniors (65 years and older). Tickets may be purchased for an "early bird" price of $40.00 after the Sept. 8th - 9th and Sept. 15th - 16th Masses. Please contact Lena Reyes or Fe Ortiz for information.


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MONDAY, August 27thL
7 - 10 pm, Grownups.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Drop-In Grief Support...Convent Chapel

TUESDAY, August 28th

Following 8:30 am Mass, Parent’s Breakfast...Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

WEDNESDAY, August 29th
6:30 - 9 pm, CCD Teacher Mtg.....Convent Chapel

THURSDAY, August 30th
6:30 - 9 pm, CCD Teacher Mtg.....Convent Chapel

SATURDAY, September 1st
9 - 10 am, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church

SUNDAY, September 2nd
10 -11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir......Hall

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