St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, October 6, 2002

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

October 6, 2002
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

In Matthew’s gospel we read that we should have faith in God. We read of God’s love for the birds of the air. How much greater is God’s love for us? Sometimes we read these lines without really understanding them. And then some simple action or person makes these parables come alive for us.

Last week, my wife and I were having dinner at Boston Market in Menlo Park. During dinner, an elderly man called from his table and asked if we could help get his wife back into her wheel chair. She was 94 and had dementia and had started to slip from her chair. After getting her as comfortable as we could, we went back to eating our dinner while carrying on a conversation with the man. He was 91 from Germany and despite the trouble it caused, he would periodically take his wife out to dinner. His only son lived in Maine. It became obvious to us that he was waiting for us to finish dinner so that we could help him get his wife back into their car.

It was no easy task wheeling the woman from the restaurant to the car and setting her comfortably into the front seat of their Saturn. When asked about how he would get his wife into the house he stated that, "The neighbors are really good about helping. It’s great to live in America, people are so willing to help each other". He wished us well and was on his way.

I was overwhelmed with the faith and trust of this man that he and his wife would be taken care of by strangers. I think in his shoes, I would probably have stayed home. It’s amazing how different people can teach us about faith and love both in God and neighbor.

If you have a faith inspiration story you would like to share, please drop me a note at the rectory. God bless them and us!

Deacon Duffey



Dear Parishioners,

For the past several years, I have offered a prize to the person who has brought me a parish bulletin from the furthest location. This year there were almost a hundred entries! Among them, were bulletins from sixteen different states and seven foreign countries. The winner is Jennifer Cuddy who brought home a bulletin from Einsiedelin, Switzerland. Jennifer is an eighth grader in our school and went to Switzerland to visit relatives - she traveled home by herself! Other far away places included Japan, Greece (a picture, not a bulletin, doesn’t count) and Ireland. Thank you to all who took the time to bring a bulletin home. I enjoy reading them and learn something new about the Church in each one. Thanks again.

Father Ring


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10/07 Monday 6:30
Communion Service
Louise Marlowe †
10/08 Tuesday 6:30
Communion Service
Barbara Moresco †
10/09 Wednesday 6:30
Veronica Booth †
Communion Service
10/10 Thursday 6:30
Communion Service
Communion Service
10/11 Friday 6:30
Rufino Aranez †
Deacon Jack Bourne †
10/12 Saturday 8:30
Ana Kovacevic †
Timothy Leahy †
10/13 Sunday 7:30
Charles Agius †
Bill Wilson †
People of St. Roberts &
Elda Salvi
Marian Pisa †

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 25:6-10
Philippians 4:12-20
Matthew 22:1-14


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The Rose Banner by the choir is a good reminder for us these days of the beauty and and fragility of life. The Respect Life movement in Christian churches has adopted the single rose as a symbol—an icon, even—for human life. We are invited this month in particular, especially as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, to reflect upon the inherent dignity of each and every person. May our worship and our celebration of the Sacrament of Communion affect the attitudes we take and the decisions we make about how to treat our fellow human beings, especially the weakest and most vulnerable. Let us remember issues of life and death as we join in the powerful prayer of the Eucharist.
Pat Vallez-Kelly



Singers! Instrumentalists!
Share your talent in St. Robert’s music ministry.
Rehearsals for Christmas are already underway!!
Call for rehearsal times:

Kevin Imbimbo - 589-2800
Manny Ortiz - 589-2800
Pat Vallez-Kelly - 589-2800 


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As a Parish Community, We Pray...On this Respect Life Sunday, that our nation will promote life from conception to natural death.



George Eli Atkinson,
Marissa Antionette Colombo &
Caitriona Marie Lennon



We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Robert Bacci, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Arthur Candia, Josie Clarke, Nan Connolly, Zenaida Cortez, Ana Cosgaya, Imelda Daly, Walton & June Dickhoff, Sandra & William Dill, Carl Edwards, Adela Florez, Henry Fosson, Fred Gaedeke, Jesse Grube, Denise Hawald, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Abelardo Landin, Josephine Lavoie, Greg Lille, Marky, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Jeanne McHugh, Terry McLeod, Josefina Mercado, Sal Milizio, Catherine Murtagh, Louis Ricardo, Doris Ross, Pauline Speranza, William Wegman & 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
Vida St. Clair
who died recently



During the month of October, we are asked to proclaim the sacredness of all human life - from conception until natural death - by our words and by our actions. One author has written: Treating life as a problem to be solved has given us the modern capacity to cure disease, but also our increasing penchant for abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide as a way to solve life’s problems. (paraphrased Eric Cohen in "The Weekly Standard", 7/6/01, p. 15)

Our banner, to the left of our sanctuary, with a red rose imprinted upon it, symbolizes God’s gift of life to us. It is a reminder that human life, at all its stages, is precious and deserves respect. May God give us the strength and wisdom to love life!



All Boys and Girls, 7th grade and above, are invited to become altar servers at St. Robert’s Parish. If you are interested and haven’t yet filled out an applicaiton form, please call Gene or Anna May as soon as possible. Those who have received application forms are asked to fill them out and return them to the rectory immediately. Thank you

Gene May


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Dear Parishioners,

The Festival was a great success financially and socially. Most important of all the children had a great time. We all owe special thanks to the Festival Committee and all who worked so hard to make the Festival a success. It is because of their sacrifice of time and talent that we are able to maintain a high standard of Catholic education for the children of our Parish. Please remember to say a prayer for all of them.

Father Ring



The winners are:
$2,000-Ms. Georgette Broussal
$750-Terry Wilson
$500-Sarah Dowd
$250-Loretta Sciacqua
$100- each to Mary Maruri, Francine Wooley & Jennifer Torres



The winners are:
8th Grade-1st Place-Free Dress and Pizza Party
7th Grade-2nd Place-Free Dress or Pizza Party
4th Grade-3rd Place-Free Dress



The winners are:
1st price $2,000-Ron and Gina Thomson
2nd prize $1,000 -Tom and Rita Tullius
3rd prize $500 -Jeff Taylor
4th Prize $500 -Joe Welch
5th Prize $500-Dave and Carolyn Tuite



Monthly meeting on Thursday, October 10, in Hennessy Hall (7:30-9:00 p.m.) All are welcome. For more information please call Esperanza Halili.



Our next get-together will be on Sunday, October 20th, at the Sixteen Mile House. It will be an early evening dinner at 5 p.m. The address is 448 Broadway, Millbrae. Call Bunny Moniz for more information.


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Building for a New Century

Pledge/Gifts as of September 27th $1,608,793.25

Cash received to date



If you had promised to pay annually, semi-annually or quarterly your campaign statement will be sent out the first of November. All payments are due on or before the 15th. 


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

Commuter Meditation - Nov. 8-10
Fr. Tom Hand, S.J.

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

The Challenge of Accepting the Unconditional Love of God - Oct. 26
Day of Prayer
James Hanley, S.J.

The Gift of Marriage - Nov. 8-10
Retreat of Married Couples
Robert Fabing, S.J.

Thanksgiving Retreat - Nov. 15-17
Bernard J. Bush, S.J.

Day of Prayer - Oct. 26
James Hanley, S.J.

P.O. Box 767
Danville, California 94526
(925) 837-9141

Widening the Circle - Oct. 18-20
A Spirituality of Inclusion
Fr. Declan Denae & Rev. Steve Harms

Day of Dialogue - Oct. 20th 1-5 p.m.
Vicotria S. MacDonald, MA

Men’s Retreat - Nov. 15-17
Barry Brunsman, OFM

Calling All Faithul
Barry Brunsman, OFM


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We welcome you into our Parish!

Catherine Lesser & 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.

The following parishioner has recently moved from St. Robert’s:

Mrs. Audrey Caldwell

We wish her much happiness in her new location. 



Monday, October 7th
6:30 - 10 pm, Men’s Club.....Hall

Tuesday, October 8th
9:15 - 10:45 am, Bible Study.....Convent Chapel
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Religious Ed.....Church
3:30 - 8 pm, Religious Ed.....Hall
6 - 9 pm, Athletic Board Mtg.....Classroom
6:30 - 8 pm, Legion of Mary....Library
7:30 - 9pm, 5:00 Mass Choir Practice......Church

Wednesday, October 9th
7:30 - 9 pm, Choir Practice....Church
7:30 - 9 pm, Bible Study..... Convent Chapel

Thursday, October 10th
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Religious Ed.....Church
7 - 9 pm, RCIA.....Convent Chapel
7:30 - 9 pm, Fil/Am.....Hall

Friday, October 11th
3 - 4:30 pm, Cheerleading.....Hall

Saturday, October 12th
Noon - 11 pm, Festival Thank You Dinner.....Hall

Sunday, October 13th
10 - 11:30 am, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall


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and the Second Vatican Council

On Thursday, October 10th, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church at the University of San Francisco, the eve of the 40th Anniversary of the commencement of the Second Vatican Council, you are invited to hear Father Richard McBrien explore the legacy of John XXIII and the history and accomplishments of the Second Vatican Council. What are the challenges and obstacles facing us, the contemporary church, to bring about the dream and the vision of Vatican II?



A time for young adult Catholics to come together

6th Annual Conference for singles and couples in their 20’s and 30’s. Topic is, God: A Really BIG Issue, Where is God in the Story of Our Lives?, Sat., Oct. 19th at USF in the McLaren Center ( 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.). Only $50 if register by Oct. 4th. Fee includes keynote by Sr. Christine Wilcox, OP, exhibits, three workshops, Mass with Bishop John C. Wester at St. Ignatius, dinner and dance. To receive registration material: contact (415) 614-5594 or Don’t miss this great opportunity to celebrate with other young adults!


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Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is in need of peanut butter & jelly, canned stew, "CANNED FRUIT", canned ham, tuna fish, canned pasta, coffee & hot chocolate. Please bring items to the Rectory.

Catholic Worker House in San Bruno is in need of canned meat (especially Spam), fresh fruit, cereal, razors and sugar. Please bring items to the Rectory.



To our wonderful friends and neighbors, after 55 years in our parish, Peg and John Molesky have moved to Mercy retirement and care center. Their new address is:

3431 Foothill Blvd. #574
Oakland, Ca 94601

They would love to hear from you. We would like to thank them for their love and support of the parish through the years.

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