St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, June 2, 2002

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 2, 2002
Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ


but_pacm.gif (4092 bytes)

Dear Parishioners,

The past months have been exciting ones for our Parish of St. Robert’s. We have seen a large number of teen-agers receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and 84 children receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. Our campaign, BUILDING FOR A NEW CENTURY, was successful beyond all dreams. The dedication of over six hundred families to St. Robert’s was evident in the people who helped in the campaign and all who made sacrifices to contribute to the building of our educational center.

The past months have also been sad for us, as we have witnessed the human dimensions of our Church so evident in the sins of priests and the negligence of Bishops. This story will continue to define our Church in the minds of many for years ahead. I pray not only for those who were abused but also for the many who will turn their backs on the Church because all they see are the sins and the failures. I am afraid that until the hierarchical Church addresses the issues of sexuality, authority and the role of the clergy and the laity within the Church countless numbers of people, especially the young, will see the Church as irrelevant in their own lives and in their relationship with God. I believe we can see this in our own Parish: Many youth and children were present for the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Very few of them or their parents were present the following Sunday.

It will take more than a "Day for Prayer" to solve the problem. Prayer is needed but also a commitment to the truth and a commitment to the teachings of Jesus. This Summer I hope that all of us will deepen our Faith by prayer, sacraments, and the study of Scripture.


For over a year one of my dreams has been to create a small parish library of books on Scripture, theology, spirituality, and other related issues. The dream is slowly becoming a reality. Thanks to Pat and Una Uniacke we now have a beautiful bookcase in the Reconciliation Chapel. I have added some books from my library and hope to obtain others. If you have a recent book on one of the above areas, please consider passing it on to me so that we can place it in our Parish library. Thank you.

Have a great summer,
Father Ring


but_wors.gif (2716 bytes)



6/03 Monday 6:30
Kay Amstrop †
Nancy Nicholas †
6/04 Tuesday 6:30
Una McAuley †
Dorothy Nichols †
6/05 Wednesday 6:30
Lucas Apodaca †
Mary Daly †
6/06 Thursday 6:30
Guido Botelho †
Annunziata Fenech †
6/07 Friday 6:30
Adolph Fambrini †
Adolph Fambrini †
6/08 Saturday 8:30
Richard Sloan †
Roberto Aguirre †
6/09 Sunday 7:30
Thomas & Mary Ann Begley †
Marian Vella †
Dora Morris †
Maria Giordano †
People of St. Robert's


Hosea 6:3-6
Romans 4:18-25
Matthew 9:9-13


but_inhs.gif (3665 bytes)

"The Body & Blood of Christ"

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Some of us still tend to call the feast "Corpus Christi" (latin for "Body of Christ"), but the Church has very deliberately changed the name of the solemnity to the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus sacrificed his flesh and blood on the cross, and he offers them both to us sacramentally under the appearance of bread and wine so that we might participate fully in his sacrifice.

Here are two basic, but important suggestions for participating well in Holy Communion:

Say "Amen"
It’s such a simple thing, but it’s amazing how many of us mumble, whisper, forget, or decline to say "Amen" to the minister’s word’s "the Body/Blood of Christ." Let us not neglect this important response! We need not shout it, but we should not be afraid to say the word "Amen" with full voice when we face the Mystery of the Body and Blood of Christ. This is our salvation; let us not be ashamed of it.

Receiving Communion on the Tongue or by Hand
Catholics may receive the Host either on the tongue or in the hand. To receive by hand, make sure to place your hands open and flat, palms up, one on top of the other. St. Cyril of Jerusalem once wrote, "When you approach, take care not to do so with your hand stretched out and your fingers open or apart, but rather place your left hand as a throne beneath your right, as befits one who is about to receive the King. Then receive him, taking care that nothing is lost." Raise or lower your hands to the level where the minister is holding the glass ciborium with the Hosts. To receive on the tongue, approach with your hands folded. After saying, "Amen," open your mouth and extend your tongue enough so that the minister can easily place the Host on it.   Pat Vallez-Kelly


but_parl.gif (3055 bytes)

As a Parish Community, we Pray...That all children who are graduating from elementary, high school, or college experience God’s protection, nourishment, and love.


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

Carl Sandburg



Kayla Martina O’Dowd,
Pamela Pati˝o,
Evangelina P. Rivera,
Marita Rhionne Sevilla &
Dean Tyler Stavros



Nya Maureeen Bertuldo & Randy Domingo



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, Fred Gaedeke, Jim Halpin, Denise Hawald, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Abelardo Landin, Josephine Lavoie, Marky, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Josefina Mercado, Sal Milizio, George Mitchell, Catherine Murtagh, Louis Ricardo, 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.



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. Let us know how things turn out so that we can praise God for His faithfulness.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
JosÚ Rodriguez and Elias Nackard
who died recently. 



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

The 5:30 p.m. Mass is also in need of ushers. Call Mike Salvato.




Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is in need of peanut butter & jelly, canned stew, "cereal", canned ham, tuna fish, canned pasta, coffee 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, fresh fruit, margarine, napkins, and canned soups. Please bring items to the rectory.  


but_stew.gif (3309 bytes)

Building for a New Century

Pledge/Gifts as of May 24
Number of Families
Actual cash received as of May 24 $404,847.23


Archbishop Levada will lead an afternoon of prayer at St. Mary’s Cathedral this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The Archbishop is asking all those who can attend and all people of the Archdiocese to pray for the Bishops for the United States who will meet in Dallas from June 12th to June 15th.


but_memb.gif (2483 bytes)

We welcome you into our Parish!

Demian Griffitts & Mary Miranda & Family
Isaac & Lucy Mejia & Family
Eric & Anna Jimenez & Family,
Ken & Giuia Grady,
Grant & Jackie Crawford & Family
James O’Dowd & 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.



Remember your father with a spiritual bouquet on Father’s Day. They are available in the vestibule of the Church and can be returned in the collection basket or at the parish office.



All children going into the 2nd grade are invited to participate in the Rite of Passage from

"LITTLE" to "MIDDLE" Church
Sunday, June 9th at the 9 am Mass.


but_pevn.gif (5696 bytes)

Men’s Club
Installation Dinner
6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3rd
for reservations or more information
Call Dan Uroz at 952-9141


but_evnt.gif (2293 bytes)

St. Pius Annual Parish Festival
— This Weekend —

Until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 to 9:00pm on Sunday. Great food and game booths, giant slide, climbing wall, children's games and our new addition the "surf rider." We have our Silent Auction. A new Wine Booth with various wines and much more!. The Stanford Band will perform on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Fun for all ages!! 


The School of Pastoral Leadership
presents the

Care Ministry Certificate Program

Sacraments of Healing
Eucharistic Ministry to the Homebound

St. Thomas the Apostle Church
3835 Balboa Street at 40th Avenue
San Francisco

Saturday, June 29, 2002
7:30am (Eucharist) - 4:00pm (Lunch included)

Sunday, June 30, 2002
9:00am - 4:00pm (11:00am Eucharist) (Lunch included)

Instructor: Ms. Ruth Hayes-Barba, LCSW, MTS
Director of Ministry to the Aging
Archdiocese of Portland

For parish sponsorship and registration,
please contact Sr. Ita Cleary at 589-2800.


but_cale.gif (2731 bytes)

Monday, June 3rd
5 - 10 pm, Men’s Club.....Hall

Tuesday, June 4th
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

Wednesday, June 5th
All Day, Set up 8th Gr. Party.....Hall

Thursday, June 6th
All Day, 8th Gr. Party/Awards.....Hall/Church
7 - 9 pm, RCIA...Convent Chapel

Friday, June 7th
All Day, 8th Gr. Graduation.....Hall

Sunday, June 9th
10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall 


but_sch.gif (1939 bytes)



If you haven’t signed up yet, call 1-800-592-0942, online at, or get an application in the vestibule of the Church. Our group number is 137045398.



While Shopping at Tanforan you can Help our School win $2,000

Thank you to everyone who has turned in receipts to the Rectory Office and Church vestibule.

Keep them coming !

REMEMBER....If you shop at Tanforan, you can turn in your receipts either at the Information Booth on the 2nd floor at Tanforan, in the vestibule of the Church, or to the Rectory. For questions or more info, call Linda Cuddy.

Albertson’s Community Card

Please continue to show your card every time you shop at Albertson’s We received $1,800.00 this quarter!


but_webs.gif (2948 bytes)

St. Robert’s web site is:

A Catholic Site for Seekers: A new internet ministry from the Franciscans (sponsors of St. Anthony Messenger Press) seeks to help inactive Catholics reconnect with a local Catholic faith community. This site,, offers a special place where inactive Catholics can ask questions, interact with on-line companions, find resources and reconnect with a local parish. This website may also be beneficial for those of you are practicing Catholics.

While out out town you can check for nationwide Mass times and locations at (1-800-627-7846) or Internet at

Website for Catholic Youth: 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 


but_rtrt.gif (2996 bytes)

2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, Ca 94010-5599
(650) 340-7474

Blessed are the Peacemakers - June 6-9
A Retreat for Men
Jim Neafsey and Al Chaquette

A Contemplative Retreat - June 12-16
Sister Ispriya

Embracing the Heart of Nature - June 24-29
An Exploration of Eco Spirituality
Speakers will be:
Duane Elgin,
Thomas Hand, S.J.
Sister Jose Hobday, OSF,
Braine Swimme and
Gabriele Uhlein, OSF

300 Manresa Way, Los Altos 94022
(650) 948-4491

Faith, Friend, and Freedom - June 14-16
Recovery Retreat for Men/Women
Fr. Gavin Griffith, O.F.M.

Our Human Search for God - Aug. 9-11
Silent Retreat for Men
Fr. Joseph Fice, S.J.

Summertime Sobriety - Aug. 16-18
What Happens Now?
Recovery Retreat for Women
Fr. Thomas Weston, S.J.

250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, Ca 94025-3218

Awakening to the Handprints of God - June 22
Prayer and Photography
Carol Fowler

**TAIZ╔ Prayer Around the Cross is offered on the third Thursday of every month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. No fee. 

but_srhp.gif (2472 bytes)

but_n&p.gif (2093 bytes)

but_tofp.gif (1734 bytes)

but_mail.gif (2258 bytes)

but_s&c.gif (2105 bytes)