St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, September 2, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

September 2, 2001
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

The Parish Picnic on Saturday, August 18th, was a great success. Over two hundred parishioners attended and had a great opportunity to meet one another and share a time of relaxation and friendship with one another. Thank you to the hard-working men and women who worked so hard to make this annual event such a great success.

Sister Jean Michlec of the Maryknoll Sisters, who spoke at all the Masses on the weekend of the 18th, asked me to thank all who contributed to the collection for the support of the Maryknoll Sisters who bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to nations throughout the world. Your contribution of $3,287.45 is a great sign of our Parish’s commitment to the Missions.

Our Parish school is back in session. Welcome to our new teachers: Katherine Paton in the 1st grade, Lorelei Berlino in the 3rd grade, Coryne Wong-Whittington in the 7th grade and Karen Harvey Ashworth in the 8th grade. Also new to the school is Kenith Goodman who will serve as student counselor, Aura Baldomero, who will be both music teacher and first grade aide; and Linda Cuddy and Yvonne Giuseponi, who will be aides in the second, third and fourth grades. This year 312 students will benefit from the commitment of our Parish to Catholic school education.

Our Parish commitment to Catholic education is not limited to our Parish school. Please read the notices in this bulletin concerning our Religious Education program for children attending public schools, our Rite of Christian Initiation program for adults who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith and our Bible Study Program under the direction of Sister Ita Cleary.

The exterior of our church, and especially the tower, look great with the new paint job. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frances Kollerer whose generous donation in her will made this job possible. In your own wills, do not forget St. Robert’s!

Father Ring


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The Sacrament of Eucharist

In June of this year, the U.S. Bishops offered a succinct teaching entitled The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Basic Questions and Answers. Here’s another excerpt:

12. Does one receive the whole Christ if one receives Holy Communion under a single form?

Yes. Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior, is wholly present under the appearance either of bread or of wine in the Eucharist. Furthermore, Christ is wholly present in any fragment of the consecrated Host or in any drop of the Precious Blood. Nevertheless, it is especially fitting to receive Christ in both forms during the celebration of the Eucharist. This allows the Eucharist to appear more perfectly as a banquet, a banquet that is a foretaste of the banquet that will be celebrated with Christ at the end of time when the Kingdom of God is established in its fullness (cf. Eucharisticum Mysterium, no. 32).

My recent thought about receiving from the Cup is this: The grace of God offered to us in Eucharist under either form (bread or wine) is the same, but our openness to that grace changes when we receive both the Host and the Cup. Several people have told me that the sensory experience of tasting that sweet Wine and sharing the Cup has given them an entirely new outlook on Holy Communion. Pat Kelly


Parish Office is closed Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day


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9/3 Monday 8:30 Marion Macris †
9/4 Tuesday 6:30
Ramon Lasirona †
Martin & Alice Virshek †
9/5 Wednesday 6:30
Emmanuel Borg †
Judy King †
9/6 Thursday 6:30
John & Kathleen O'Shea (L)
Carol Barbero †
9/7 Friday 6:30
Marty Cotov †
Ana Kovacevic †
9/8 Saturday 8:30
Paul & Rosina Vella †
Raymond Figolah †
9/9 Sunday 7:30
Elizabeth Moriarty †
Donald & Gloria Menconi (L)
Giuseppe Pignati †
People of St. Robert's
Timothy Baptista †


Wisdom 9:13-18a
Philemon 9-10, 12-17
Luke 14: 25-33



As a parish community we pray....

That we may be humble enough to look upon every needy person around us as our brother or sister...may Jesus’ love move us to pour ourselves out in service to them.



Kaia Leilani Inocencio,
Riley Cameron Houde &,
Gabryl John Hodge


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Peter Guerrero,
Paul Tourigny &
Carrie Molinaro
who died recently.


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Dear Friends,

I hope you all enjoyed a little break from your regular schedule during vacation time. Now it is time to get back to every day tasks--driving the children to school, to games etc. There is something good about a schedule. It keeps us in focus. Somehow or other we achieve more; but achieving is not what is important. According to today’s readings it is WHO we are that counts. When we realize our dignity, we do not have to always look for the first place. Jesus warns us about being too pushy. We could find ourselves in the last place.

The theme for today’s readings is Humility -- not something that makes us grovel before others, but recognizing that we are all children of the same Father, equal but different. No one of us has every talent. Each one of us has some. May we, together, use our talents to make the Kingdom of God a reality in our parish.

<>Every blessing,
Sister Ita



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.



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



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.



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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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).



Registration forms for all grades, K thu 5, Junior High and Confirmation have been mailed to all families. We would appreciate receiving the completed forms at our office as soon as possible. Classes for students in K thru 5 start Tuesday, Sept. 18th and Thursday. Sept. 20th. Students in Junior High and the Confirmation Program will receive their class schedules when they meet for their various orientations. For further information, call the Religious Education Office at 588-0477.


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Our next get together will be on Sept. 30th at Max’s Opera Cafe at 12 noon. The addresss is 1250 Old Bayshore Hwy., Burlingame. For reservations call Bunny Moniz no later than Sept. 26th.



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, September 3rd
Labor Day
Parish Office Closed

TUESDAY, September 4th
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Back to School Night....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

WEDNESDAY, September 5th
7:30 - 9:00 pm, Bible Study....Convent Chapel
7:00 - 8:00 pm, Festival meeting....Hall

THURSDAY, September 6th
7:30 - 9:00 pm, Parish Planning Committee....Library
7:30 - 9:00 pm, Youth Group....Hall
7:00 - 9:00 pm, RCIA....Convent Chapel

SUNDAY, September 9th
10 -11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir......Hall

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