St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, September 30, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

September 30, 2001
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Carmelite Father Titus Brandsma once wrote,

"Do as perfectly as you can
the tasks of your everyday life,
even the most trivial.
It is quite simple.
Follow our Lord like a little child.
I skip after him as best I can."

This weekend, thanks to the help of many parishioners we can all skip and play as a child.

The Parish Festival is always one of the highlights of our parish calendar. Come and feast, play and enjoy the excellent food, fun, dancing, singing, and games. Come one and all! Meet your neighbors and friends! Help the school.

I thank in advance all involved. I know you all work very hard using your talents and your special creative skills. Thank you for all the extra work you have been putting in on nights and weekends building booths, some newly painted. Thank you for rehearsing dances and songs. Thank you, administrators and organizers, for generally doing whatever was needed. Thank you for Selling and Buying raffle tickets. Thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we would have no festival.

Thanks to all of you, we can skip and play like a child.

Deacon Duffey



As a parish community we pray....

For those who have left their homeland to seek freedom and a better life for their families. May they receive the welcome, respect and justice they deserve.


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St. Robert’s Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee began a new term this past week. Here are the current members of the committee:

Michelle Comptom Lectors
Gene & Anna May May Eucharistic Ministers
Mark & Hilda Barradas Music Ministry
Josie Marcado Greeters/Ushers
Una Uniacke Environment & Art, alt.
Catherine Bendick Environment & Art, alt.
MaryAnn Saisi Children's Liturgy
Mary & Margaret Shypertt        Adult Faith Formation
Rose BEnavente Fil-Am
Pat Kelly, ex-oficio Chairperson, pro-tem
Fr. Ring, ex-oficio
Fr. Morris, ex-oficio
Fr. Taheny, ex-oficio
Deacon Duffey, ex-oficio
Don Thompson, Parish Organist, ex-oficio
Donna McGuigan, RCIA Director, ex-oficio

The Mission Statement of the Liturgy Committee is:

In response to the St. Robert’s Parish Mission Statement, the Liturgy Committee desires to enrich the faith life of all who come to worship at St. Robert’s by preparing devout celebrations of Word and Sacrament which invite the full, conscious, and active participation of all present.

The Liturgy Committee usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Mary’s Chapel. Please say a prayer of thanksgiving for these members of our parish who are so generous with their time in this important work.  - Pat Kelly


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10/01 Monday 6:30
Gordon Sinks †
Dr. John Caretto †
10/02 Tuesday 6:30
Dino Lopez †
Emmanuel Borg †
10/03 Wednesday 6:30
Frank DiVita †
Fidel & Elisea Teodoro †
10/04 Thursday 6:30
Margaret Shypertt
Anne Hagan †
10/05 Friday 6:30
Laurence Tunney †
Martin & Alice Virshek †
10/06 Saturday 8:30
Paul & Rosina Vella †
Raymond Figolah †
10/07 Sunday 7:30
Emilio & Mocelin Families †
People of St. Robert's
Nicholas Lawson †
Charles Muscat †
Timothy Baptista †


Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2: 2-4
2 Tim 1:6-8. 13-14
Luke 17: 5-10


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Isabella Emily DeGraca
Keana Danielle Barreras
Kathleen Susan McHale
Miles Clayton Schleining



Julius Ravelo & Tarah Blanco



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 family of
Gladys Sirois
who died recently.



Mother Teresa has said: "To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the greatest gift of love — the tender love of our Father in Heaven. The fruit of our adoration is that our love for Jesus is more intimate, our love for each other is more understanding, our love for the poor is more compassionate." On Saturday, October 6th, following the 8:30 am Mass and continuing until 10 am, we have an opportunity to pray in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Come open your heart to Him!



To the left of our sanctuary, you will see a banner with a red rose imprinted upon it. The rose symbolizes God’s gift of life to us. It is a reminder that human life, at all its stages, is precious and deserves respect. October is designated as Respect Life Month. For these 31 days, our banner will help us to affirm the goodness of God’s creation by valuing the unborn; providing for the poor; rooting out the cause of violence and war; ending the death penalty and protecting the elderly, infirmed and terminally ill. We pray that God will give us the strength and wisdom to love life.



"Heal the Sick!" Jesus wants His Church to take care of those who are ill by praying for them in His Name. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is for anyone who begins to be in danger of death from illness or from the aging process. In the reception of this Sacrament we receive the graces of strength, peace and courage to overcome the difficulties of serious illness or frailty of advanced years; a closer union with the suffering of Christ; sanctification, and often the restoration of health; and preparation for our final journey to eternal life. Our Anointing Mass will take place on Sunday, October 7th, at Noon. All who are ill or experiencing the affects of aging are invited to receive this Sacrament.



Special Religious Education Class 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



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.



Thank you to all the families who shared with me the Parish bulletins from the Churches they worshipped at during the summer. This year I have learned many things about Parish life in 18 states and 8 foreign countries. The award for the bulletin from the greatest distance goes to the Fontenot family who brought back a Church bulletin from Finland! New Zealand was a close second. What stood out to me in the bulletins that you shared with me this year was that the church was very much alive in our world. This was especially true in the State of Georgia. The church is growing by leaps and bounds in the old South - many ministries, large youth programs, and many new Churches. Thanks for sharing your travels.

Father Ring



El Retiro
300 Manresa Way
Los Altos, Ca 94022-4646
(650) 948-4491

Your Marriage: The Time of Your Lives
Retreat for Married Couples Nov. 9-11
Fr. Robert Fabing, S.J. and the Jesuit Institute for Family Life Staff

What Shall I Give the Lord For All He Has Given to Me?
Thanksgiving Retreat for Men/Women Nov. 16-18
Fr. Jerry McCourt, S.J.

Picking Up the Pieces
A day of recollection for separated and divorced Men and Women Nov. 17
Judy Zolezzi


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ST. Robert's School Graduates
and School of Religion
Class of 1997


Jenelle Ibarra
Alex Kovacevic
Carly Levine
Nicole Orloff

San Francisco
Ryan Dabney
Jonathan Model

College of San Mateo
Gregory Callaghan
Julie Donati
Patrick Donohue
Jon Fresquez
Nicholas Growney
Michael Reidy
Brian Sandner
Jason Viscarra
Santa Barbara City
Ryan DeVolder

Krystal Gallagher
Lisa Smith
Jason Tapia

Community College
Jesse Allen
Nicole Ojakian


Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Patrick McMorrow
Daniel Murphy
Stephanie Ruane
Sergio Santilli
Scott West

Katie Callicotte
Erin Dorn
Krista Finigan

Tara Palacio

Los Angeles
Marc Cavigilia

Dessa Romasanta

San Diego
Kara Corvi
Meghan Cremen
Timothy Miguel
Daniel Nolan

San Francisco
Kristi Lee
Michael Sebastian

Sean Peterson

Daniel Gunther

Nina Baldonado
Josephine Heckenberg
Christopher Soto
Sean Murtagh
Michelle Plyer
San Diego
Adriana Diaz

Santa Barbara
Luis Montoya

Arizona State
Joseph Barbarotto

Columbia University
Aoife Keane

George Washington University
Brian Darmanin

Loyola Marymount
Heidi Lavelle

Maritme Academy
Stephen Chasseur

Providence College
Michael Whooley

Santa Clara University
Daniel Jordan
Ashley Summers

Towson State University
Samantha Schaukowitch

University of San Francisco
Joey Oliva

Plumbers Union
Richard Spadaro


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We welcome you into our parish!

Mario & Kimberly Calderoni and family
Richard & Diana Shu and family
Gerry & Eva Paulino and family
Jacquelyn Arroyo
Ricardo & Sonia Salinda and family
Jennie Galea
Justin Meza
Claudia Castellanos
James & Maria Brosnan and family
Albert Asuncion and Michelle Saladino
Roland & Barbara Calvo and family|
John & Theresa MacNaughton and family
Alex & Rose Pavone and family
Mandy Currin and family
Steven Pariani and family
Rodney Kelly
Kaitelyn Lanagan
Mark & Brenda Laurance and family
Kenneth & Mary Grace Raymundo
Mario & Michelle Gutierrez
Alfred & Leslie dela Cruz
Sagaya & Sherrin Anthonisami
Carmen Perez and family
Joseph & Tamera Schmidt and family
Felipe & Maria Garcia and family
Michael & Sandra Salazar and family

If you’re new to St. Robert’s, we ask that you complete a registration form (found in the vestibule of the church). Drop it either in the collection basket, the mail, or at the parish office. We will send you a New Parishioner Packet with information about the parish, its organizations and groups.


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Reservations are now open for the annual St. Vincent de Paul Society fundraising silent auction and awards dinner/dance on Friday, October 26th, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Burlingame. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7, dancing until 11 pm. Seating is limited. Reservations close Oct. 18th. Payment of $50 per person must accompany reservations. Make check payable to St. Vincent de Paul and mail to 50 North B Street, San Mateo, 94401, Attn: Dinner. For more info, call Lizette at 650-373-0623.


Saturday, October 27th

A time for young adult Catholics to come together (for singles and couples in their 20’s and 30’s). Held at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. For more info call 415-614-5594 or


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"Tropical Paradise"

Festival Raffle News.....If you’ve delayed, if you’ve been busy, if you’ve been overwhelmed, if you’ve just plain procrastinated. NOW IS THE TIME to get your Raffle Tickets turned in! The big drawing will be held this Sunday at the end of the festival! Stop by the Raffle Booth at the Festival and get your tickets TODAY!

Cake Booth...The ever popular CAKE BOOTH needs your help once again. Donations can include a variety of items such as cakes, cookies, brownies, or muffins. 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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MONDAY, October 1st
5 - 10 pm, Men’s Club.....Hall

TUESDAY, October 2nd
3:30 - 8:15 pm, Religous Education....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

WEDNESDAY, October 3rd
4:30 - 6 pm, 7th Gr. Cheerleader Practice.....Hall
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study....Convent Chapel

THURSDAY, October 4th
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Religious Education.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, RCIA....Convent Chapel
7:30 - 9 pm, Parish Planning Committee.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Youth.....Hall

SATURDAY, October 6th
9 - 10 am, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church
9 - Noon, Parish Council.....Library
2:00 pm, Blessing of the Animals....Church Parking Lot

Sunday, October 7th
10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir......Hall
Noon Mass, with Anointing of the Sick.....Church

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