St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, June 16, 2002

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 16, 2002
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Jesus is the "Good Shepherd", and at the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. He told his disciples to ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers because "the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few." We hear in today’s gospel the names of the twelve apostles and how Jesus gave them authority and sent them out to announce that the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Well, we are those sheep. We are troubled, and though we may at times feel abandoned, especially when we consider the failings of some of the successors of the apostles who have been sent to guide us today, we are not abandoned. No, the Good Shepherd still guides us. The wounds of sin and division are being healed even as we pray today. The bishops of our country are gathering to pray and reflect on their mission, and the rest of us have an important duty also: we have got to pray for them, and for all of our brothers and sisters who have fallen into sin and need forgiveness and reconciliation. And each of us should examine ourselves since, to some extent, we share in the task of "shepherding" others. For example, parents shepherd their children. We must ask ourselves whether we have given good example, whether we have warned others about all the grave moral dangers our society poses to them. Or have we not shepherded them rightly, but abandoned them to the world to have their spiritual life choked off by the "weeds" of sin? —Fr. Mark Taheny



Each year, in June, the priests of the Archdiocese attend the "Priest Study Days" down in Menlo Park. Usually, there are two different weeks and half of the priests attend either session.

This year, however, there will be only one session, attended by all the clergy, from Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20, studying "The Mass in the New Millenium".

Since all of our priests will be away, we will not be able to offer Masses here during those four days, but we want you to know that Mass will be available at St. Dunstan’s (at Broadway & Meadow Glen, in Millbrae) at 6:30am and 8:00am. And for those of you who cannot make it to St. Dunstan’s, there will be a "Communion Service Outside Mass" here at St. Robert’s at the regular times of 6:30am and 8:30am.


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6/21 Friday 6:30
All Fahters
Marie McKenna †
6/22 Saturday 8:30
All Fathers
Manuel Falzon †
6/23 Sunday 7:30
People of St. Robert's
Ubaldo Gobbo †
Giuseppe Pignati †
Domenica Busceti †
All Fathers

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 20:10-13
Romans 5:12-15
Matthew 10:26-33


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Sometimes I get my inspiration for these columns in the strangest ways. Today, for example, I can’t think of what to write. I want to begin a series on some topic for the Summer, but I haven’t planned that out yet. So, I thought about leaving the whole space blank and calling it sacred space. Then I thought about sacred silence. Aha!

There are times during the liturgy when we should all deliberately be silent together. They are "reflection and collection" moments:

  1. During the Introductory Rites when the presider directs us to recall our sins and God’s mercy.

  2. Also during the Introductory Rites, when the presider says or sings, "Let us pray."

  3. Before and after each reading and psalm.

  4. After the homily.

  5. After Communion.

  6. When the presider says or sings, "Let us pray," for the Prayer After Communion.

I have a difficult time being silent. Even when my mouth is flapping, things are going a million miles an hour in my head. But silence is important, because it allows us to hear the internal voice of God, which is very important.

Enough, already. Shhhh! Pat Vallez-Kelly



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


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As a Parish Community, we Pray...That God may bless and strengthen Fathers in all they do for their families. May they know that they are deeply loved and appreciated.



Bianca Elise Malaluan,
Brianna Celia Castro &
Samuel O’Donnell Sinks



Michelle Santos & Jeff Yasuda



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.


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Building for a New Century

Pledge/Gifts as of June 7
Number of Families
Actual cash received as of June 7 $417,516.23

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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 


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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.


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Tuesday, June 18th|
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library
7 - 9 pm Teen Club.....Kitchen

Thursday, June 20th
6 - 9 pm, Parish Council.....Rectory
7 - 9 pm, RCIA....Convent Chapel
7:30 - 9 pm, Festival Meeting.....Library

Friday, June 21st
6 - 11 pm, In-Betweener’s.....Hall

Sunday, June 23rd
10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall
2 pm, Tongan Mass.....Church

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