St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, May 19, 2002

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

May 19, 2002


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Dear Parishioners,

Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, the feast now known as Pentecost. Before the coming of the Spirit, the apostles were virtually living in hiding in the upper room. A great task had been entrusted to them, yet they had neither the strength nor the will to begin it. After the coming of the Spirit they were changed people. They left their hiding place and set out courageously to preach the Gospel. What was it that the Holy Spirit did to them, and how did the miracle of change come about? The following reflection may be helpful.


On Pentecost day the apostles spoke a new language.
What was this new language?
It was the language of peace rather than of war;
the language of cooperation rather than of competition;
the language of forgiveness rather than of vengeance;
the language of hope rather than of despair;
the language of tolerance rather than of bigotry;
the language of friendship rather than of hostility;
the language of unity rather than of division;
the language of love rather than of hate.
Through the gift of the Spirit,
people of different languages learned to profess one faith
to the praise and glory of God.
That is the real miracle of Pentecost,
and it is a miracle which, thankfully, still happens.

For us followers of Jesus that miracle is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The power that changed the Apostles is available to us, too. That gentle power of the Holy Spirit which awakens us to the mysterious power within us, invites us to live and grow in our love for God and for one another. Let us pray for that gift for ourselves, for our Church, and for our world.

Sister Mary



Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to the 38 parishioners who have contributed $5,985.00 to the Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese. These families wanted to contribute directly to support the programs of the Archdiocese. As said earlier, there will be no direct campaign this year. The remaining portion of our assessment of $84,000 will be taken from the BUILDING FOR A NEW CENTURY. Thank you to all for your generosity.

During the past week, men of the Parish have continued to work on the new shed for festival supplies. Also this week the trees on the construction site were removed so that we will be ready to proceed with the building project on June 17th.

REMEMBER TO PLAN FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 1st. The 4:30 p.m. Mass will be one of Thanksgiving for God’s blessings to our Parish. Following the Mass, there will be the ceremonial ground-breaking. Plan to come and rejoice in the goodness of the Lord.

Father Ring


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5/20 Monday 6:30
Maria Luisa Kahn †
All Mothers
5/21 Tuesday 6:30
All Mothers
Deacon Jack Bourne †
5/22 Wednesday 6:30
Dee Carter †
Veronica Schaukowitch †
5/23 Thursday 6:30
Katherine Hunter †
Dr. Ursula Dietrich †
5/24 Friday 6:30
Edward Bizal †
Joe Cannizzo †
5/25 Saturday 8:30
Leo Pieretti †
John G. Keck IV †
5/26 Sunday 7:30
Irene Mocelin †
Joseph Schembri †
People of St. Robert's
Gerardo Roque †
Maria Giordano †


Exodus 34:4-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
John 3:16-18


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"The Fire Power of the Holy Spirit"

The Easter season began this year on March 30th, Holy Saturday night, with a large fire lit in the darkness. That fire and the Easter Candle we lit from it are symbols of Christ’s light shining forth in a darkened world. We are drawn toward such Light.

Today, on Pentecost, we could use another large fire, (and maybe a wind machine! "Hello, Universal Studios?"). The fire of the Holy Spirit is a symbol not so much of light as it is of power. Our altar candles, God bless them, hardly convey the full force of the power of the Spirit of God who lives within and among us. To use a greater fire in our church building could be dangerous. Hmmm . . . to exercise the power of the Holy Spirit could also be dangerous. To quote our Profession of Faith, "[The Holy Spirit] has spoken through the prophets." Look at what happened to many of them—and to Christ. Pat V.-K.


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As a Parish Community, we Pray...That the Holy Spirit will renew our Church and help the people of God to openly and fearlessly profess our faith by our words and by our actions.


A baby is God’s opinion
that the world should go on.

Carl Sandburg



Katherine Anne Ryan,
Evan James Jimenez, &
Jillian Kiana David



We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Robert Bacci, 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, Josefina Mercado, Sal Milizio, Catherine Murtagh, Jim and Kim Olmo, Pauline Speranza, 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 family of
Violet Maloney
who died recently


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We welcome you into our Parish!

Demian Griffitts & Mary Miranda & Family
Isaac & Lucy Mejia & 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.



Genevieve Da Veggio, the woman who fell last Sunday after the 7:30am Mass, is doing well. Thank you for all your prayers.


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Monday, May 20th
1:30 - 3 pm, Cheerleading Practice.....Hall
6:30 - 9:30 pm, Kindergarten Orientations....Hall
7 - 10 pm, Grownups.....Library

Tuesday, May 21st
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Religious Ed.....Church & Hall
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library
7:30 - 9 pm, Youth.....Kitchen

Thursday, May 23rd
3 - 4:30 pm, Religious Ed.....Church & Hall
6:30 - 9 pm, Track Awards.....Hall
7 - 9 pm, RCIA.....Convent Chapel
7:30 - 9 pm, Festival Mtg...Library

Friday, May 24th
3:30 - 4:45 pm, Cheerleading Practice.....Hall
6:30 - 8:30 pm 8th Grade.....Hall

Sunday, May 26th
10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall 


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Building for a New Century

Pledge/Gifts as of 5-10
Number of Families
Actual cash received as of 5-10 $393,900.01

St. Robert's Adult Education
2002 Program Questionnaire

What subjects would you like to see covered in this program?

1. Church History
2. Liturgy
3. Sacraments
4. Bible Study
5. Other

What time would be good for you?

1. Saturday morning
2. Saturday evening
3. Sunday evening
4. Weekday morning
5. Weekday evening

How many sessions (weeks) should be in a series?

1. Two
2. Three
3. Four
4. LOther ______

Which format would you prefer?

1. Lecture
2. Lecture with video
3. Discussion following lecture/video
4. Other __________________________________________________

How could the last series (World Religions Video Series) be improved?


What would you like to see for Adult Education at St. Robert’s?


Name (optional): ___________________ Telephone (optional): ________________

Please return completed questionnaire to the rectory, to school,
or put in the collection basket by June 1st


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Archdiocese of San Francisco
Young Adult Ministries

Introduces "Theology-on-Tap", Tuesday evenings, to May 28th, at 7:30 p.m. at Jillian’s in the Metreon (101 4th St. near Howard) in San Francisco. It is designed for young adult Catholics, especially those not connected to a parish, whatever their current situation. This is co-sponsored with the Young Adult Ministry program of the Episcopal Diocese of California.  


4% of all deaths occur while attending movies, 3% in restaurants, 10% at home, 23% in bars, 13% from smoking, and 47% from accidents.*

ONLY ONE DEATH IN 75 MILLION OCCURS WHILE SINGING IN A CHOIR.* It can’t be plainer: choir singing minimizes your risks (and maximizes your benefits)!

THE 10:30 AM SUNDAY MASS CHOIR IS PRACTICING ON WEDNESDAYS AT 7:15PM IN THE CHURCH. We will break from rehearsals for the summer months in mid June, so now is a perfect time to give choir singing a try without having to make a long-term commitment. If you have a desire to serve your church through its music ministry and are able to carry a tune, you are an ideal candidate for the choir. Join us this Wednesday! Additional information is available from Pat Vallez-Kelly at 589-2800 (also for the 5:30 Mass choir). For the Noon Mass choir, call Manny Ortiz. For the 9:00 Mass choir, call Virginia Yanke.

*Sorry, statistics are completely made up and not guaranteed.

If you are a regular participant in one of the liturgies below, consider becoming a Eucharistic Minister or Lector. Contact Pat Vallez-Kelly at 589-2800.

Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 10:30am
Sunday Noon
Sunday 5:30pm
Eucharistic Ministers needed
Eucharistic Ministers
Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers


Praise to you, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for in your infinite love you care for your people by the ministry of priests.

May their faithful service bring lasting good to your Church and great happiness to them. Help them to do what is right, that by their teaching and living we may grown in the knowledge of your love.

As our priests instruct your people, enlighten them with the wisdom of Christ the Teacher.

As they preach your Word and celebrate the sacraments, sanctify them with the holiness of Christ the High Priest.

As they face weakness, suffering and discouragement, strengthen them with the grace of Christ the Life-Giver.

As they work for peace, unity, and healing in your Church, uphold them with the courage of Christ the Reconciler.

Giver of all good gifts, make the ministry of our priests a spiritual offering pleasing to you, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

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