St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, September 16, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

September 16, 2001
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday is designated as Catechetical Sunday. The theme

Love Beyond All Telling

is a reminder to us, catechists, that we must love our young people in order to teach them. In the three parables from today’s gospel:

The Lost Sheep
The Lost Coin and the
Runaway Son

Jesus teaches us about the constancy and power of God’s love and mercy. He tells us that God’s love is ours for the asking.

Catechetical Sunday is the occasion when parishes throughout the United States recognize man, women and young adults involved in parish catechetical ministry. At the 9:00 a.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Masses today we will have a special blessing for all our parish catechists. The commissioning highlights not only the role of the catechist but also the importance of the family as the primary focus of catechists.

As we begin another year in ministry we pray for and bless those who share the Church’s story, that we may be powerful witnesses to this love beyond all telling.

Jesus is our model. His was a challenging ministry. At times He must have been exasperated with the Apostles, with their many questions, their doubts, and their apparent lack of faith. But Jesus never gave up. Let us, too, be steadfast and persevering in providing a climate of hope and trust that will help nurture and strengthen the faith of our young people.

Sister Mary



Joe Martin and Tess Gatchalian
Luis Tuna and Sheila Ramos



Jon Darin Rodriguez
Katherine Miranda Schmidt



As a parish community we pray....

For all who guide, nurture and teach the Catholic Faith in our School, Religious Education and Confirmation programs. For members of our R.C.I.A. Team...May they, too, be nurtured and sustained.


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We are afflicted in every way,
but not constrained;
perplexed, but not driven to despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed;
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus
may also be manifested in our body.

2 Corinthians 8-10

Precious in the eyes of the LORD
is the death of his faithful.

Psalm 116:15


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9/17 Monday 6:30
Emmanuel Borg †
Marion Macris †
9/18 Tuesday 6:30
Ruth Murphy †
Nunzio Alioto †
9/19 Wednesday 6:30
Mavis Cleary †
Luciano Marcheschi †
9/20 Thursday 6:30
Auturo Riccetti †
Monica Agius †
9/21 Friday 6:30
Elenore Morgan †
Emmanuel Borg †
9/22 Saturday 8:30
John P. Murphy †
Jennie & Martin Ivancich †
9/23 Sunday 7:30
John A. Mocelin †
Barbara Carey †
People of St. Robert's
James Sammut †
Timothy Baptista †


Amos 8:4-7
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Anita Villamor and Natale Russo
>who died recently.


Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them, O Lord,
And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
May They Rest in Peace. Amen.

God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.


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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, Carl Edwards, Sal Milizio & Bernie Voight.



Registration forms for all grades, K thru 5, Junior High, and Confirmation have now been mailed out. We would appreciate receiving the completed forms 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. If you have not received the mailing, or if you’re new to the parish and want further information for your child who will be beginning this year please call the Religious Education Office at 588-0477.



for older students desiring to receive Sacraments of Baptism, First Penance and First Eucharist will start Wed. evening Oct. 3rd, 6:30 p.m. -7:45 p.m. For more information contact Sister Mary at the Religious Education office 588-0477


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Sept. 17th - Mexican Fiesta. Price is $10 (or $13 at the door). Reservations are a must. Doors open at 6:30. Call Barbara Mitchell. And don’t forget to bring canned food for Sister Ita!



The first General Meeting of the Grownups for the coming year will be held on Wed., Sept. 19th, at 7:30 p.m., in Hennessy Hall. sister Margarite Apostolo, Sisters of the Holy Family, has graciously agreed to be our guest speaker for the evening. Sister Margarite is also the sister of our member, Josephine Romine. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.



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



"Tropical Paradise", this year’s annual parish festival, will be Sept. 28th - 30th. Festival Raffle News.....The Grand Prize in the Festival Raffle is $2,000 cash! A total of $5,000 will be awarded! So watch your mailbox and return your tickets right away to be in the running for the "Early Bird" drawing, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 16th.

Festival T-Shirts....Tropical Shirts and T-Shirts for the St. Robert’s Festival will be on sale this weekend after 4:30 Mass on Saturday and after the 9:00, 10:30 & 5:30 Masses on Sunday.

Cake Booth...the ever popular CAKE BOOTH needs your help once again. In our efforts to raise funds for our church and school, we are graciously requesting contributions of baked goods. Donations can include a variety of items such as cakes, cookies, brownies, or muffins. Just use your imagination! Any contributiosn you can make will be greatly appreciated! For more info call: Sue Belluomini or Clare Bouey-Suen.



The Filipino-American Group of St. Robert’s 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. 15th & 16th Masses. Please contact Lena Reyes or Fe Ortiz for information.


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MONDAY, September 17th
6 - 10 pm, Women’s Guild.....Hall

TUESDAY, September 18th
3:30 - 8:15 pm, Religous Education....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Youth Group.....Kitchen

WEDNESDAY, September 19th
5 - 11 pm, Grownups....Hall
7 - 8 pm, Festival Meeting.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study....Convent Chapel

THURSDAY, September 20th
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Religoius Education.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, RCIA....Convent Chapel
7:30-9pm, School Board....6th grade classroom

FRIDAY, September 21st
7 - 11 pm, Festival Dance.....Hall

SUNDAY, September 23rd
10 -11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir......Hall
3:30 - 6:30 pm, Rel Education.....Hall

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