St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, April 7, 2002

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 7, 2002
Second Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parishioners,

The number of people attending Easter Mass was the highest I have seen at St. Robert’s since I became Pastor in 1990. Their participation in the Mass and the enthusiasm after each Mass showed the vibrancy of our Parish. We have had our low points in the past but they have been overcome because of the strong Faith of our parishioners.

I want to give special thanks to Pat Vallez-Kelly and all who helped make the Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter so meaningful to all of us. I give a special welcome to three people who were baptized on Holy Saturday night, to five who were received into the Church and to three who received the Eucharist for the first time and the Sacrament of Confirmation. Donna McGuigan and the RCIA Team deserve the thanks of all of us for leading them in the journey of Faith.

Your generosity at Easter was, as always, a sign of your dedication to God. From the Good Friday collection, we were able to send $250.00 to the Church in the Holy Land and give $525.00 to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and $525.00 to the Catholic Worker House in San Bruno. The Easter collection itself was $28,517.46. This will help us maintain the high quality of Parish programs in the months ahead.

During the Lenten Season, your sacrifices and contributions helped many people. The St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance, sponsored by the In-Betweeners, raised $5,354.00 for the retirement fund of the Presentation Sisters. Your donation of $696.39 at the Lenten Suppers aided our St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Catholic Worker House in Redwood City, which gives shelter to teenagers in need. The St. Vincent de Paul collection on Palm Sunday was $3,959.80. One of the highest ever.

My dream has always been that we give ten percent (a tithe) of our income to the needy. Between our second collections and our special fund raisers we are able to do it. Thank you.

Father Ring


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4/08 Monday 6:30
Benny Rolston †
Jeanne McHugh
4/09 Tuesday 6:30
Frances Urban †
Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
4/10 Wednesday 6:30
Americas Gianni †
Anton Boncich †
4/11 Thursday 6:30
Ann Sanchez †
Giuseppe Pignati †
4/12 Friday 6:30
Anne Sanchez †
Joe Kuczka †
4/13 Saturday 8:30
Jim Hogg †
John G. Keck IV †
4/14 Sunday 7:30
Willard & Eleanor Smith †
Elisa Sauler †
Emmy Michelini †
People of St. Robert's
Carlo Foti †

3rd Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14, 22-33
1 Peter 1:17-21
Luke 24:13-35


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Thanks and Praise

Our Easter celebration has begun! 50 days of the Easter Season! We would not have so many great celebrations and liturgies without the generous service of many parishioners. I would need a page and a half of the bulletin to thank everyone by name who ministered throughout our Triduum. But there were several people who put in a considerable amount of extra time and energy to make things right. If you saw or heard something of the holy and beautiful during our Holy Week and Easter liturgies, give thanks to God and to these ministers:

Everyone who picked up a book and sang!

Don Thompson
Sue Keyser
David Martin
Regina Gonnella
Carmen Williams
The Barradas Family
John Bendick
Members of the Noon Mass Choir
Members of the 10:30 Mass Choir
John Fitzpatrick
Teresa Martinez
Jim Kason
Manny Ortiz
Nicole Martin
Diana Fir
Members of the 9:00 Mass Ensemble
Members of the 5:30 Mass Choir
Coordination & Leadership
Gene & Anna May May
MaryAnn Saisi
Fr. Ring
Fr. Taheny
Fr. Morris
Deacon Rusty Duffey
Donna McGuigan
Michelle Compton
Art & Enviornment
Catherine Bendick
Kacie Carey
Bruce & Sophia Chester
Tom & Marilyn Dachauer
Theresa MacNaughton
Una Uniacke
Gene Semenza
Carlo & Marie Noce
Joe & Lydia Vinal
Rina Fenech
Joe Lambert
Dan Collins
Don & Jean Bisagno
Worship Aids & Office Support
Michelle Compton
Kathy Hanley
Judy DeMartini
Lilo Quintana
Lorraine Ballas
Ryan & Linda Cuddy
Special Thanks
Sr. Ita
Rose Vassallo
Scott Carey
Fr. Marini

The altar servers of the 6th, 7th, & 8th grades, the ushers, lectors, and eucharistic ministers who gave extra time to prepare for and serve at the extra liturgies.

I like to think of the Easter Triduum as our "Spring Parish Festival." Thanks to many, this was a sacred, joyous, beautiful celebration. Pat Vallez-Kelly



To all who worked on or contributed to

Building for a New Century

I would like to invite you to a dinner party and organ concert in your honor given by our own Don Thompson, with sing-along music and entertainment.

Saturday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m. in Hennessy Hall

Father Ring

Please r.s.v.p. to the Parish Office at 589-2800 by April 10th


The Easter lilies which decorate our church in the Easter Season were donated by:

The Ahern family, in memory of Allison Ahern
Sharon Aiello, in memory of my donor and all donors
Rob & Cathy Aveson, in memory of Pat Forbush and Catherine Oron
Marie Bacigalupi, in memory of Andrew Bacigalupi
Maria Bernardo, in memory of Cesere Bernardo
Lillian Bizal, in memory of Edward Bizal
Florence Marty Dore and the Pelletier Family
Ramona Bordin, in memory of Alfred Bordin
Mary Bourne, in memory of Deacon John Bourne
Cathleen Brown, in memory of Leo Pieretti
Jimmy, Ryan, & Kyle Brown, in memory of Leo Pieretti (Papa)
Evelyn Calhoun, in memory of Philip Calhoun
Mr. & Mrs. R. Capella, in memory of Ralph & the Ferrante Family
Walt & Carmen Capella, in memory of the Capella and Eskro Families
Bruce Chester, in memory of Clifford & Marie Chester, and Guido Botelho
Angela Chun, in memory of Joseph Sum Liu
Rose Deferville, in memory of Roy John Deferville
Gary, Judy, Craig, & Keith DeMartini, in memory of Ferrucio & Helen Tonegato
Raymond DeMartini, in memory of Antionette M. DeMartini
Walton & June Dickhoff, in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Herman
Dickhoff, and Mr. & Mrs Walter Rentmeester
Mrs. Ida Dombrowiak, in memory of Marion Dombrowiak and James Dombrowiak
Jean Dominguez, in memory of my son Jeffery Dominguez
Maryanne & Dave Dornlas, in memory of Dora G. Morris
Michael J. Dower, Sr., in memory of Josephine Mary Dower, Josephine Dower McAtee, and Sarah Dower Sheffield
Lois Erasmy, in memory of Adalin & Lloyd Lagomarsino
Marie Esperanza, in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Feliciano Cabais and Reynaldo Esperanza
Mary Falzon, in memory of Manuel Falzon
Lillian & Louis Fazio, in memory of Lawrence Restivo
Rena Fenech, in memory of Frank Fenech
The Finocchiaro Family, in memory of Salvatore & Dominic Finocchiaro
Jennie Flood, in memory of Don Willard
Alice Foster, in memory of my parents
Francis Friedman, in memory of Stanley Friedman
Peggy & Jerry Gaffney, in memory of All Gaffneys, Harveys, & Kriezenbecks
Dolores Gardner, in memory of Sharon Gardner
Robert & Donna Glass, in memory of Isabelle Cardinale
Nancy Gonis, in memory of Perry Gonis
Florence Haas, in memory of her loved ones
Evelyn Hart, in memory of Edward Hart-Galluzzo Family
Bob & Peg Jensen, in memory of Alvin J. Harrington
Esther J. Keck, in memory of John G. Keck, IV
Peggy Kellogg, in memory of Kathleen Sullivan
Jim & Mary Kelly, in memory of Leah & Jessica
Kitchin Family, in memory of Isabelle Cardinale
Betty Leahy & Family, in memory of Timothy P. Leahy
Albert & Rita Lille, in memory of Noelle Marie Lille
Angie Lucchesi, in memory of Teresa Guaspari
The Lustic Family, in memory of Margaret Ferrara
Will Maher, in memory of Henry & Florence Maher
Rosemary Mailhiot & Thomsen Family, in memory of Albert Mailhiot and infant Marie
Giuseppina Malatesta, in honor of the Sacred Heart
Helen Mantler, in memory of Edward Mantler and Jeaness McKenna
Florence Martinez, in memory of Diana Martinez
Karen Mayers, in memory of George Mayers
George & Jackie Mitchell, in memory of their loved ones
Ada Mocelin, in memory of John A. Mocelin
Jerry & Kathy Moller, in memory of Catherine-Pietschman and Min. Faltersick
Bunny Moniz, in memory of Alexander Moniz
Mary Helen Monroe, in memory of Mary G. Monroe
Lori, Chilo, Sara, & Danny Morales, in memory of Bill Wilson and in honor of Sharon Wilson
Margaret M. Niehuser, in memory of James O’Brien and Bernard Niehuser
Carlo & Marie Noce, in memory of Ray & Josephine Pardini and Nina Catterini
Hilda Psaila, in memory of George Psaila
Peg Ritner, in memory of Ed Ritner
Cathy Roelofsen, in memory of Noelle Lille
Mrs. Elvira Ronzani, in memory of Ronzani family and Cesari family
Barbara & Amelia Rudometkin, in memory of John Rudometkin and Monet Rudometkin
Paul, Linda, & Michael Ruggiero, in memory of Bruna Giorgi
Lorayne Salvo, in memory of Alice Alongi
Olga Samuelsen, in memory of Robert Samuelsen
Paul & Judy Scannell, in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Scannell and Mr. & Mrs. David Dunn
The Vic Schaukowitch Family, in memory Vic Schaukowitch
In Memory of Mauro Sciacqua, from his grandchildren
Barbara Shean, in memory of Russell & Helen Shean
The Fred Sheppard Family, in memory of Albert Paroli and in honor of Erma Paroli
Briseida & Robert Spacher, in memory of Lilian Velez
Marie Spinetti, in memory of Mario & Theresa Spinetti
Rita Strehl, in memory of Bill Strehl
Bob & Jean Waldvogel, in memory of Adolph Fambrini
Judy & Ron Watt, in memory of Joe Riccomi and Gene Watt
Jim, Candie, Owen, & Michael Whooley, in memory of Robert Owen and Maud & Denis Whooley
Sharon Wilson, in memory of Bill Wilson


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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, Henry Fosson, Jim Halpin, Denise Hawald, Joanne Johnson, George Jones, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Josephine Lavoie, Marky, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Sal Milizio, Bunny Moniz, Pauline Speranza, Jim and Kim Olmo, Kari Stellino, Bernadine Trenchard and Don Vickery.

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.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Loretta McNichol,
Kenneth Indie,
and Catherine Okulove

who died recently



At least 2 St. Roberts parishioners volunteer to serve lunch at St. Vincent de Paul in South San Francisco every week. More volunteers are needed. Call Joseph at St. Vincent de Paul at 589-9039 if you can help.


St. Vincent de Paul delivered 60 Easter baskets this year.

Legion of Mary members visit the sick and homebound people every day.

Youth Group made 20 lunches last month for the AIDS lunch. They also cooked a pasta dinner for the homeless at St. Bruno’s Church last month.


Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is in need of pasta, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter & jelly, canned stew, cereal, canned ham, tuna fish, canned pasta, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Please bring items to the rectory.

Catholic Worker House in San Bruno is in need of vegetable oil, trash bags (all sizes), canned meat (especially Spam), airspray, and canned soups. Please bring items to the rectory.  


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We welcome you into our parish!

Ray and Nuria Cavoili
Rauol-Antonio & Monica Gomez and family
Rhonda Wood and family
Andrew and Kristin Cox

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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Please join us for our monthly Women’s Guild meeting on Monday, April 15th, at 6:30 pm in Hennessy Hall. For reservations, please call Amy Forester prior to Sunday, April 14th.



HEAR! HEAR! YE! Please join us for a Spring get-together on April 14th at 12:00 noon. Our destination is Steamers, located in the Embassy Suites Hotel. Please call Bunny Moniz. 


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Monday, April 8th
1:30 - 3 pm, Cheerleading Practice.....Hall
7 - 10 pm, Men’s Club.....Hall
7:30 - 8:30 pm, St. Vincent de Paul.....Library

Tuesday, April 9th
3:30 - 8:15 pm, Religious Ed.....Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Youth.....Kitchen
7:30 pm, Festival Meeting.....Hall

Wednesday, April 10th
9 am, Aids Lunch.....Children’s Chapel
9 - 9:30 am, Grief Support.....Mary’s Chapel

Thursday, April 11th
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Religious Ed.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, RCIA.....Convent Chapel
7:30 - 9 pm, Fil/Am.....Hall

Friday, April 12th
3:30 - 4:45 pm, Cheerleading Practice.....Hall
6 - 10 pm, Kinderparent Dinner.....Hall

Saturday, April 13th
7 pm, Campaign Thank-You Dinner Party & Don Thompson’s Concert.....Hall

Sunday, April 14th
10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall 

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