St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, October 28, 2001

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

October 28, 2001
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:

I hope that you all enjoyed the extra time in bed as our clocks moved back an hour this week-end.

Time after time we read in Scripture that Jesus said, "Fear not". In light of the recent events in our country, we need to hear these words again. Terrorism and Anthrax letters are engendering fear in the people. Our Parish offers us many helps to counteract that fear.

A few Sundays ago we celebrated the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at the noon Mass when the sick and elderly experienced the healing touch of Jesus.

On Friday, November 2nd, we will have an evening Mass at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the lives of our parishioners who died this past year. We will also have our "Shrine of Remembrance" where you can put cards or pictures of your loved ones. In this way they will be remembered all through November. At the Shrine we will also have our Book with the names of those who were buried from our Church since November, 2000. Feel free to add to this list. All our loved ones who have died are remembered at every Mass that is celebrated.

The In-Betweeners gathered in Hennessy Hall on Friday the 19th to share friendship and fellowship by partaking of a tasty dinner. Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in their midst". How comforting!

The Grown-Ups (they’re really Young at Heart) had their annual brunch last Sunday. Having broken bread together at the 10:30 a.m. Mass they continued to do so in Hennessy Hall. What a great example for our young people!

Love casts out fear. Let each of us make an extra effort to reach out to others as our country begins to heal. Let us bring hope to those whose lives will never again be the same.

Sister Ita



Thursday November, 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation
Masses are as follows:

Vigil of All Saints Day,
Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1st Masses are at:
6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

**Masses will be offered for All Souls throughout the month of November. Envelopes for the Mass intention of All Souls and our deceased loved ones are available at all entrances of the church.


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10/29 Monday 6:30
Philip Reilly †
Cesare Bernafrdo †
10/30 Tuesday 6:30
Blake Interdanato
John & Veronica Schaukowitch †
10/31 Wednesday 6:30
Carol Callicotte †
Joseph W. Paro †
Ralph Capella †
11/01 Thursday 6:30
sister Celinbes †
Rose Mannio †
Joseph Dunning †
Fidel Teodoro †
11/02 Friday 6:30
All Souls †
All Souls †
All Souls †
11/03 Saturday 8:30
All Souls †
Rose & Emmanuel Grech †
11/04 Sunday 7:30
All Souls †
George & Mary Rose Vouvalikes †
Joaquin Aguimatang †
Judy King †
People of St. Robert's


Wisdom 11:22—12:2
2 Thes 1:11—2:2
Luke 19:1-10


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Eucharist and Social Justice

We are reflecting on how our full, conscious, and active participation in the Eucharist can lead us to build a more loving and just society. Following is more from Fr. John Coleman, S.J. in his article, "How the Eucharist Proclaims Social Justice." - Pat Kelly

Eucharist is the Memorial of the Death of Jesus

"The meal, and the sacrifice, is also a memorial. We commemorate Christ’s death and resurrection. We remember why Jesus was put to death—precisely because of the challenging message he preached and lived. Jesus tells people not to look to their own desires, but to regard the needs of others first, being especially concerned about those most in need. . . . "We who remember the death of Jesus at every Eucharist should recall the deep meaning of Christ’s crucifixion. Jesus who is hoisted on a tree outside the city becomes the quintessential despised outsider: ‘Jesus crucified is above all representative of the marginated, despised, and oppressed, of those who ‘don’t count’ and are kept out of sight (socially invisible), of those who are outsiders and have no rights. It is not possible to be one with Jesus in the moment of his death and yet ignore the poor and suffering of the world,’ writes Monika Hellwig.

"This is the heart of the meaning of Jesus’ redemptive death. As Paul tells us, to neglect the nexus between Jesus’ death and the proclamation of justice is a kind of ‘trifling with the death of Christ’ (I Cor 12:29)."


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We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Ilaria Belluomini, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Joseph Calleja, Arthur Candia, Josie Clarke, Nan Connolly, Ana Cosgaya, Imelda Daly, Walton & June Dickhoff, Sandra & William Dill, Carl Edwards, Adela Florez, Elsie Grech, Denise Hawald, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Josephine Lavoie, Marky, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Sal Milizio, Catherine Okulove, Leo Pieretti, Lee Shick, Mary Shick, Cyndy Smerdel, Pauline Speranza, Kari Stellino, Don Vickery, Ray Driscoll & Bernie Voight.

****Please call the Rectory if you have a friend or family member who is ill or in the hospital and would like a visit from our Clergy.



The "Emergency Prayer Network" will pray for your specific intentions whenever some crisis arises in your life. If you call, our group will pray fervently for three days for you and your special intention. Call Michele Pipinich. We simply ask that you let us know how things turn out so that we can praise God for His faithfulness.



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, infirm, and terminally ill. We pray that God will give us the strength and wisdom to love life.



"The human person is Central, the clearest reflection of God among us." (U.S. Catholic Bishops). What can we do to affirm the goodness of God’s creation? We can treat all people with reverence; nuture and care for the sick, the dying and those afflicted by poverty or spiritual despair. We can work for laws and policies to relieve the economic burdens that pressure some women to obtain abortions. We can help to change attitudes that accept abortion as a solution to individual and social problems. We can pray that our nation will avoid deadly violence, promoting solutions to human problems that respect human life and dignity. We can help those in need. "What good is it to profess faith without practicing it?"


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Phoebe Dineen
who died recently.



We all have a need to pray for an end to terrorism and violence within our land and throughout the world. During these unsettled times, let us take an hour to sit quietly in the presence of Jesus. Following the 8:30 AM Mass on each First Saturday of the month, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in our Church. Pray for peace on Saturday, November 3rd, between 9 and 10AM. He says to us: "Do not be afraid - I am with you".



St. Robert’s Children’s Choir has begun a new season. All St. Robert’s youth from 2nd grade up are invited to participate in the Children’s Choir. For more information, call Ms. Baldomero at 583-5065 or Mr. Kelly at 589-2800.

The adult choirs for 10:30, Noon, and 5:30 Masses have begun rehearsals for the Fall, Advent, and Christmas seasons. (We have the shopping malls beat for earliest Christmas music!) Come join the fun—all voices welcome! Call Pat Kelly for the 10:30 and 5:30 choirs, and Manny Ortiz for the Noon choir at 589-2800.


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Disciples Now is an innovative and faith-filled web-based ministry for Catholic teens. It has been developed by youth ministers, campus ministers, catechetical leaders, and diocesan staff members in partnership with publishers and other youth-serving agencies. It includes a "Since you asked" feature with responses to teen questions of faith and life by Fr. Gary Bagley, Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Buffalo, New York as well as a variety of interactive catechetical and fun features. Nearly 3500 teens visit the site each day. Feel free to check it out on the web at


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We welcome you into our parish!

Colleen O’Donnell
Patrick Malaluan & Riza Pahati
Terrie Cardoza and family
Mario & Mageline Lopez and family
Henry & Violet Go 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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Why not attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and discover how communicating differently can help diffuse the tensions that build? Register for the November 2-4 weekend. For more information, contact Michele Otte at 1-888-568-3016.

MERCY BURLINGAME: All 6th, 7th and 8th grade families are invited to Mercy High School’s parent-student Open House on Sunday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m.

RETROUVAILLE: A program for troubled marriages. November 16-18. A weekend program will be held at the Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park. All couples who have physically or mentally "packed their bags" are invited to work on keeping their family intact. The weekend, and twelve, two hour follow-up sessions, will help couples heal and renew their families. The program is presented by three couples and a Catholic Priest. Call Ed and Peg Gleason (415) 221-4269; or for registration or information. More info about Retrouvaille is at

THE SISTERS OF MERCY at Marian Care Center in Burlingame will be holding their 7th Annual Christmas Boutique on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, Nov. 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, in the Activity Room at Marian. The proceeds of the sale go to the Activity and Recreation fund for our retired and disabled sisters. Refreshments will be available.


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In support of the Presentation Sisters’ Ministry to the underprivileged a boutique is

Saturday, Oct., 27th, Noon to 5:30pm
Sunday, Oct., 28th 8:30am to Noon

in Hennessy Hall. Contact Sister Ita for more information at 583-2544.



The In-Betweener’s present the St. Robert’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31st, after 6 pm Mass for all CCD and St. Robert children. No reservations required but each child must bring a wrapped 2 lb. bag of candy. Hot dogs, chips and a drink will be provided for $1.50. For questions, contact Trish Cvetovac.



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. Raffle tickets will be sold after all Masses this weekend, for $1.00.



Family Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 4th after 9:00 a.m. Mass, in the Hall. The proceeds will benefit Outdoor Education for the 6th grade class of St. Robert’s. Cost is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and $10.00 maximum for each family.



1st Annual Monte Carlo Night, Saturday, Nov. 10th in Hennessy Hall. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. gaming from 7 to 11 p.m. $25.00 per person and $50.00 per couple, which includes a buffet dinner, complimentary champagne, Initial Buy-in. No-host Cocktails. Call Steve Belluomini or Dan Uroz for reservations and information on how to sponsor a table.



Interested in selling your crafts? Rent a table at our craft night, Monday, Nov. 12th. The cost is $20 for 1 full table and $10 for half a table. Sign-up is on a first-come basis paid with a check. Please call Patty Ciraulo.

Please join us for dinner - Doors open 6:30 pm. Cost is $10 by Nov. 5th, and $13 after Nov. 5th. Call Barbara Mitchell for reservations.


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Help Our School Win $2,000

If you have shopped at Tanforan, please turn in your receipts at the info booth on the 2nd floor at Tanforan, in the vestibule of the Church, or the Rectory. For questions or more info Call Linda Cuddy.



Did you know St. Robert Church and School participates in the eScrip program? This is a very easy way for us to earn money to benefit our Church and School. Here’s how it works:

You register your Safeway Club Card, Visa, Master Card, ATM, Debit, Chevron Gas Card with escrip and every time you shop at a participating store e.g. Mollie Stones, Lunardi’s, Pak-n-Save and more we receive 2-5% of your purchase. It is a very safe program. No information is sold or given out. There is an annual fee of $10. We receive an average of $1,900 a month with our current 183 members.

Give them a call at 1-800-592-0942 on line at or check the vestibule for more information. Our Group number is 137045398. If you are an Albertson’s shopper we have a free Community Card that you show the cashier every time you shop. Albertson’s will give us 2-5% of your purchase. No tracking, no fuss. It’s easy!! If you would like a card or more info on how you can help us, call Linda Cuddy.


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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

Gratitude Means Service
Recovery Retreat for Men/Women Nov. 23-25
Fr. Thomas Weston, S.J.

P.O. Box 767
Danville, Ca 94526
(925) 837-9141

Men’s Retreat Nov 16-18
Strongly, Simply, Saintly
Barry Brunsman, OFM

AA Recovery Retreat Nov 23-25
Gratitude and Beyond
Gavin Griffith, OFM

ACDF Recovery Retreat Nov 30-Dec. 2
The Freedom of Forgiveness
Carol Mitchell, Ph.D and Peter Coster, MFT, MDiv.

The Mall or the Manger
A Day on the Real Meaning of Christmas Dec. 5
Fr. James Hanley, S.J. (repeated Dec 8 or 9)

2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, Ca 94010-5540

"Remain in My Love" John 15:9 Nov. 3-12
Peter G. Van Breeman, SJ

"Community in Uncertain Times" Nov. 17th
Jim Neafsey, D.Min, and Catherine Regan, Ph.D


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MONDAY, October 29th
7 - 9 pm, Fil/Am Rehearsal.....Hall

TUESDAY, October 30th
3:30 - 8:15 pm, Religious Education....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Youth.....Kitchen

WEDNESDAY, October 31st
Following 6 pm Mass, Halloween Party......Hall
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study....Convent Chapel

THURSDAY, November 1st
7 - 9 pm, RCIA....Convent Chapel
7:30 - 9 pm Fil/Am Rehearsal....Hall
7:30 - 9 pm, Parish Planning Committee.....Library

FRIDAY, November 2nd
6 - 9 pm, Fil/Am Rehearsal.....Hall

SATURDAY, November 3rd
9 - 10 am, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church
1 - 3 pm, Fil/Am Rehearsal.....Hall
Fil/Am Dinner Dance.....Clarion Hotel

Sunday, November 4th
Following 9 am Mass, Outdoor Ed Breakfast....Hall
10 - 11:30, Fil/Am Choir.....Library
3:30 - 5:30 pm, Confirmation Class.....Hall

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