St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, June 30, 2002

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 30, 2002
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Summertime sanctity. Holiness and hamburgers. "Always preach the Gospel," Francis of Assisi said to his followers, "Use words when you have to." WelI, what do you use the rest of the time? ACTIONS. "Whoever welcomes you welcomes me."

Whoever gives a cup of cold water to one of these lowly ones because he is a disciple will not want for his reward." A picnic table is a pulpit with paper plates. "For the young child the mother is God." (Arab Proverb). Treasure the opportunities for mothering and fathering, and sandwiching that Summer brings. To everyone: What you pray about in the pew, take to the park with you. For all you do, this prayer’s for you!

Father Morris



Once again we will have our annual contest for the Parish bulletin from a vacation church you worshiped at during the summer. The prize goes to the family who submits one from the farthest point from St. Robert’s. As you know, I enjoy seeing what is happening at other parishes, so bring them to me even if your vacation destination is the Russian River or Santa Cruz.

Father Ring



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


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7/01 Monday 6:30
Sancho Mendoza †
Mauro Sciacqua †
7/02 Tuesday 6:30
Aaron Borlat
Al Lovett †
7/03 Wednesday 6:30
Margaret McKeon †
Joe Andazzola †
7/04 Thursday 9:00 People of St. Robert's
7/05 Friday 6:30
T.P. Kirwan †
Jim Larson †
7/06 Saturday 8:30
Paul & Rosina Vella †
Alfred Bordin †
7/07 Sunday 7:30
Thomas & MaryAnn Begley †
Giovanni Carlo Foti †
People of St. Robert's
Carlo Foti †
Mary Salvato †

The Parish Offrice will be closed Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day


14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zechariah 9:9-10
Romans 8:9, 11-13
Matthew 11:25-30

The manner in which people used language to make their meaning clear in ancient Israel was closer to the vividness of Native American languages than to English. For example, in English we say "God is everywhere". Instead, in the Hebrew Scriptures we read: Sun and moon, bless the Lord; Stars of heaven, bless the Lord... Light and darkness, bless the Lord; Lightning and clouds, bless the Lord.

The same vivid mental imagery lies behind our Hebrew prayer word AMEN. It does not simply mean "Yes", or "I do", or "I believe", or "Thank You". Rather, in ancient Israel, when they saw a child safe and secure in its mother or father’s arms they would say, "That is haman". Our AMEN comes from that. Our AMEN means" I am safe in God’s arms when I say ‘This is true’".

Father Morris


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We welcome you into our Parish!

Esmeralda Gonzalez
Juan & Monica Faranda & Family
Kori Reeves
Nancy Thompson
Mark & Jennifer Torres & Family
William Bagdon

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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As a Parish Community, we Pray...May we become the land of the living by respecting the sanctity of all human life from the first moment of conception till the final breath is drawn.



Julia Grace DeFoe,
Aaron Wyatt Greeen &
Nicholas Joseph Chang



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.



On Saturday, July 6th, as on every first Saturday of each month, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place following the 8:30 am Mass until 10 am. This is our opportunity to spend a bit of time with Jesus, asking him to heal our Church and protect our country. form all harm.



Our annual Fourth of July Mass will be held at 9 am on Thursday, July 4th. Let us celebrate together the freedom we share and ask God to continue to bless our nation. Mass will be followed by refreshments in front of Church.


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Building for a New Century

Pledge/Gifts as of June 21
Number of Families
Actual cash received as of June 21 $428,338.23


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On June 1st Father Ring was joined by Mayor Franzella, Building Committee Chair Jim Ruane and Vice Principal Judy Watt for the breaking of ground for the new Education Center. In the past weeks, the old garage has been demolished, the ground has been surveyed and excavation has begun. Thank you to all who are making this possible.


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Thank you to all the parishioners who have donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s 2nd collection every 5th Sunday throughout the year. Through your generosity St. Robert’s Conference is sending 6 children to Camp Armstrong for a 12-day camping trip at a cost of $535 per child.

Our Conference is also contributing $50 for 60 children to attend the "Mervyn’s Back-to-School Child Spree" this Summer. Each child will be individually chaperoned by one of our teen club members under the direction of Diana Landin.

Thank you for your continued support to St. Vincent de Paul.

.....Wally Mooney


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Tuesday, July 2nd
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary.....Library

Thursday, July 4th
9 am, Fourth of July Mass....Church
followed by refreshments

Saturday, July 6th
9 am, Eucharistic Asoration.....Church

The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.

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