St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, September 23, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

September 23, 2001
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:

Our prayers continue to reach out to God at this time of national mourning. We pray for the repose of the souls of those who died, for those who are hospitalized, and for all of their loved ones.

The numbers who came to our special Mass on Saturday, Sept. 15th, and the large numbers at the weekend Masses show the deep faith we have that God is walking with us. Your contributions have now gone over $10,000. We have added to this $2,000 from our general Parish funds. On Tuesday, September 18th, therefore, we sent $6,000 to the Red Cross and $6,000 to Catholic Charities USA. After this weekend, we will send additional money that has been donated. Your generosity is in the true spirit of St. Robert’s Parish.

It has been an honor to be your Pastor at this time.

Father Ring


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"Thy Kingdom Come"

It’s hardly been business as usual this past week. We’ve lost more than five thousand of our brothers and sisters in one day. New York can barely do its New York thing these days. Baseball didn’t do baseball. Letterman didn’t do the usual Letterman. But some way or another—by God’s grace, I guess—the Church continued to do Church. I think it’s because, as St. Paul said, "we continually carry about in our own bodies the dying and the rising of Jesus Christ our Lord." The Church, which was born out of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Innocent, finds some resonance between our recent horrors and the horror of the unjust execution of the Son of God. Sadly, this pain we are all feeling is somewhat familiar. It is awakening memories, both individual and communal, of great wounds.

And yet, we continue to have hope for a better world. It’s a hope born of the resurrection. It’s not a false hope. We have heard the reassurance from leaders and from friends left behind, from the secular and religious worlds, that love is greater than evil and life is stronger than death. This is the Spirit of God, our Creator, speaking to us from the gut, from our deepest instincts. Blessed be God!

There’s a lot of talk about building a new world of peace, justice, tolerance, and mutual respect. Jesus called it the Kingdom of God. If we’re seriously committed to this, then our worship in Eucharist is the incubator and source of strength for our work. This new society will only be formed by a mysterious cooperation between humanity and God. When it is achieved, it will be fully human and fully divine, accomplished and encompassed by Christ.

- Pat Kelly



Amy Lopez & David Cardona



Sophia Catherine Burns
Janae Marie Applegate



As a parish community we pray....

For an end to hatred, terrorism and violence within our country and throughout the world...for the victims of the attacks and for their families and friends.



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.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Anna Marie, Jasmin and Jamileih Shami-Gallea
Joseph Russotti

who died recently.


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9/24 Monday 6:30
Barney Niehuser †
Steven Tonegato †
9/25 Tuesday 6:30
Bill Wilson †
Sister Cabrini †
9/26 Wednesday 6:30
Mary Meloni †
Rose Mannino †
9/27 Thursday 6:30
Dolores Giovannoni †
Giarth Klingensmith †
9/28 Friday 6:30
Thomas Joseph Haller †
JoAnn Curran †
9/29 Saturday 8:30
Julia Kane †
Teresa Galea †
9/30 Sunday 7:30
Dorothy Aldinger †
Barbara Carey †
Joseph McClelland †
People of St. Robert's &
Joseph Russotti †
Anne Pistorio †


Amos 6:1a. 4-7
1Timothy 6:11-16
Luke 16:19-31


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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

Drop-In program will be this Monday Sept. 24th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Convent Chapel . For more information please call Joanne Johnson or Sr. Ita at 589-2800



For approximately 10 years Helen Phipps has kept our lunch schedule of Friday volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul at the headquarters on Grand Ave. in SSF for St. Robert’s Conference. She is now retiring. For those who don’t know, St. Robert’s has volunteers every Friday who feed the homeless, make sandwiches and serve them during the lunch hour. Helen maintained and originated this list. Joe Lambert has volunteered to "take over" this thankless job. Anyone who might be available on one or two Fridays per month may call Joe Lambert. Those still helping us serve the homeless are: Carlo & Marie Noce, Tom & Marilyn Dachauer, Don & Jeanne Bisagno, Larry & Laverne Buller, Helen Mantler, Lucille Astella, & Joe Lambert. Thank you, Helen, and God Bless.

Wally Mooney, St.VDP



Children’s Liturgy, with the help of Deacon Duffey, will be having its annual "Blessing of the Animals" in honor of the Feast of St. Francis on Sat. Oct. 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the church parking lot. All of God’s creatures are welcome, no matter how large or small. We will have refreshments for both man and beast. Please join us.



Religious Education classes for all grades have started this past week. We will continue to accept late registrations until the end of September. 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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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. Congratulations to last week’s "Early Bird" raffle drawing winners: Pete & Judy Beltrano, who take home $200! Festival Raffle tickets are still available for this summer’s favorite destination, Tropical Paradise! $1.00 each or a book of 35 for only $30.00! You’ll feel the warmth of the tropical sun when you hear your name called as one of the big winners! Stop by the Rectory or call Bob Baker to get your tickets today!

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 request your gracious contributions. Donations can include a variety of items such as cakes, cookies, brownies, or muffins. Just use your imagination! Any contributions 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). Please contact Lena Reyes or Fe Ortiz for information.


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The Archdiocesan Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns is partnering with PG&E to help people learn about and obtain available discounts on their electricity and gas bills through the CARE Program (California Alternate Rates for Energy). Nearly one million customers are eligible for the CARE Program and are not receiving its benefits. The program provides qualifying low-income consumers in California a 20% discount on their gas and electricity bills. In addition, electric CARE participants are exempt from recent electric rate increases. Check out the Office of Public Policy website at, contact your parish office or call toll-free 1-866-PGE-CARE for more information on how to qualify and apply.


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MONDAY, September 24th
7 - 10 pm, Grownups.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Drop-In Grief Support....Convent Chapel

TUESDAY, September 25th
3:30 - 8:15 pm, Religous Education....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

WEDNESDAY, September 26th
7 - 8 pm, Festival Meeting.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Liturgy Committee Mtg.....Mary’s Chapel
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study....Convent Chapel

THURSDAY, September 27th
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Religious Education.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, RCIA....Convent Chapel

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Sept. 28th-30th
Parish Festival

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