St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, October 20, 2002

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

October 20, 2002
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Friends:

This Sunday we will celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at the 11:30 am Mass. We are so blessed to have this beautiful healing sacrament. All who are sick or elderly are invited to receive it.

This coming Sunday we will have an extra hour’s sleep as our clocks will go back an hour. Between the change of Mass times and the extra hour, I can imagine some people not knowing whether they are coming or going!

For several years I have been holding a boutique in aid of our Sister’s Ministry to the disadvantaged. It began in a very small way. It has grown and grown and has become too big for me to handle anymore. I have decided that the boutique on Saturday, October 26th, and Sunday, October 27th, will be my final one - my SWAN SONG!!! All of you have been so generous in the past and I know you will help to make this last one a huge success. If you have any item that you would like to donate for the Silent Auction, Patti Linehan (738-9171) would love to hear from you.

On Saturday, November 2nd, at the 8:30 am Mass, we will remember your loved ones who have died, especially those who have been buried from our church since last November. Please join us as we celebrate their lives.

Peace and Joy,
Sister Ita


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As my good friend, the PBVM sister from Ireland, wrote above, today we celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at the 11:30 Mass. What wisdom and beauty there is in celebrating healing as we celebrate Eucharist and thanksgiving.

Each of us carries pain in our hearts or bodies at different times in life. Whether you’re heart is aching because someone you love has hurt or left you, or whether your body is ill or broken, the mercy of God and love of Christ accompanies you. In the Eucharist alone, as we gather with brothers and sisters in Christ to hear the Word and to be fed with Christ’s Body and Blood, we can find great comfort and strength to bear our pains. We know that God walks with those who suffer.

The Sacrament of Anointing is for those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. We believe that "this sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick: by this grace the whole person is helped and saved, sustained by trust in God, and strengthened against the temptations of the Evil One and against anxiety over death. Thus the sick person is able not only to bear suffering bravely, but also to fight against it." (General Introduction to the Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, 6.)

Today we pray for those who suffer and give thanks to God who raises us up. Pat Vallez-Kelly


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Monday - October 21
Readings: Eph. 2, 1-10 LK 12, 13-21

Mass Intention
George Mitchell †
William Mackey †
Women's Guild 2:00-10:00p Hall
Tuesday - October 22
Readings: Eph 2, 12-22 Lk 12, 35-38
Mass Intention 6:30
Deacon Paul Moriarity †
Phoebe Dineen †
Bible Study
Religious Education
Religious Education
Youth Group
5:00 Choir practice
Legion of Mary
Convent Chapel
Wednesday - October 23
Readings: Eph 3, 2-12 Lk 12, 39-48
Mass Intention 6:30
Erma Parili †
Scott & Steve Carey
Bible Study
Choir rehearsal
Convent Chapel

Thursday - October 24
Readings: Eph 3, 14-21 Lk 12, 49-53

Mass Intention 6:30
Richard Kollerer †
David Emmons †
Religious Education
Religious Education
Liturgy Committee
Parish Council
parent mtg. Hall
Convent Chapel
Mary's Chapel

Friday - October 25
Readings: Eph 4, 1-6 Lk 12, 54-59

Mass Intention 6:30
Irma Sanchez †
Janet Gaines †
Bible Study
Sister Ita's Boutique
Convent Chapel
Hall (set up)

Saturday - October 26
Readings: Eph 4, 7-16 Lk 13, 1-9

Mass Intention 8:30
Louis Giomi †
Andrew Galea †
Sister Ita's Boutique All Day Hall

Sunday - October 27
Readings: Ex 22:20-26 1 Thes 1:5c-10 Mt 22:34-40

Mass Intention 7:30
Richard Sloan †
Robert Umland †
People of St. Robert's &
Cesare Bernardo †
Reynaldo Viemes †
Sister Ita's Boutique All Day Hall

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As a Parish Community, We Pray...For our loved ones who are ill, especially those who will receive the anointing of the sick. May Jesus, in His mercy, touch and heal them.



Celeste Isabella Javier,
Natalie Lynn Medina,
Kaila Jane Orines &
John Patrick Susoeff



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, Gladys Haff, 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, Thomas O’Brien, 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.



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.



Today, at the 11:30 am Mass, the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated. All who are seriously ill in body, mind or spirit and all who are experiencing the affects of the aging process are invited to come before the priest as he lays hands on them. The congregation will pray silently for their recovery, as the priest anoints each with oil. The grace from this Sacrament brings us faith, trust and hope.



Today, October 20th, 1pm

An Introduction to St. Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians

Join seminarian Sean Rogers for a brief look at 1 Thessalonians, which will be proclaimed at Sunday Mass from Oct. 20-Nov. 17th. Get a sense of the entire letter from where the readings come!



Pope John Paul II ended his World Day of Peace Message - "Respect for Human Rights: The Secret of True Peace" - with these words: "Jesus taught us to call God ‘Father’, Abba, thus revealing to us the depth of our relationship with Him. Infinite and eternal is His love for every person and for all humanity. Eloquent in this regard are God’s words found in the book of the prophet Isaiah:

‘Can a woman forget her baby at the breast, or fail to cherish the child of her womb? Yet even if these forget, I will never forget you. See, upon the palm of My hands I have written your name.’ (49:15-16)

Let us accept this invitation to share this love! In it is found the secret of respect for the rights of every woman and every man. The dawn of the new millennium will thus find us more ready to build peace together."

(From the Vatican, Dec, 8, 1998, John Paul II)




(Frequently Asked Questions)

A look at questions about worship, liturgy, and the sacraments.

Wednesdays, 2:30-2:55pm
Mary’s Chapel (Middle Church)

Oct. 30  How did the feast of all All Saints get started?
Nov. 6   Three ways to help your children participate in Mass.
Nov. 13 Why the different colors of the vestments?
Nov. 20 Why do some people bow and some people genuflect?


We make our friends;
we make our enemies,
but God makes our next-door neighbor.



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All 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade families are invited to the Mercy High School Burlingame Parent-Student Open House, which will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2002. This Open House will begin with a formal presentation at 1:00 pm.

Mercy is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory high school located at 2750 Adeline Drive in Burlingame. For more information contact Mrs. Betty Duran, Admission Director at (650) 343-1414.


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Albertson Community Card. If you shop there and need a card please call Linda Cuddy.

EScrip...If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so. Our group number is 137045398. Check it out on line - 


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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: Today, with Catholics of the world, we are called to this Eucharist celebration to offer our prayers and our generous financial support, through the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of our Lord. Your gift on World Mission Sunday supports...

Mission priests who bring the love of Jesus to the poor living in remote villages and city barrios.

Religious Sisters and Brothers who offer the Lord’s healing compassion to refugees, the sick and orphans.

Catechists who proclaim the Gospel to the poorest of human family, the message of the hope and peace that only Christ can give.

Today, World Mission Sunday, I ask your prayers for the work of the Church in the Missions - and encourage your generous financial help as well. May God bless you. ......Pope John Paul II


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

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

Marriage of East & West - Nov. 24th
Asha and Russill Paul 11:00 am-5:00 pm

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

Day of Prayer - Oct. 26
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.

How to Pray: Petition, Thanksgiving, Praise-Service - Nov. 22-24
Silent Retreat on Prayer for Men/Women

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

Advent Day of Renewal - Dec. 3
Oh, Come all Ye Faithful
Barry Brunsman, OFM

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

Silent Advent Retreat - Dec. 13-15
Calling All Faithul
Barry Brunsman, OFM


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We welcome you into our Parish!

Martin & Annadel Mayo

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 parishioners have recently moved from St. Robert’s:

Raul & Carmen Franco

We wish them much happiness in their new location. 


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St. Robert’s web site is:

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

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.

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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In support of the Presentation Sisters’ Ministry to the disadvantaged, a boutique will be held on Saturday, October 26th, (11-6 pm) & Sunday, October 27th (8:30-1 pm) in Hennessy Hall. Contact Sister Ita for more information at 583-2544.



Our next get-together will be TONIGHT, 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.



Our next dinner meeting will be TOMORROW, Monday, October 21st, at 6:30 pm. For reservations, please call Josette Reid at 873-4066. The price is $10 per person.

Craft Night: The Women’s Guild Craft Night/Dinner Meeting will be on Monday, November 18th. Anyone interested in selling their crafts, please call Mary Alvergue.



The Grownups Communion Buffet Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 3rd after the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Tickets at $12 each will be sold after the Masses on October 19/20 and October 26/27. Reservations can also be made by calling Lillian Fazio, Dorothy Branch, or Vera Hannon.



The Adult Choir singing at the 9:30 Mass is seeking those interested in joining us in raising our voices in praise. We will be rehearsing music for Advent and Christmas soon and would love to invite new members to help us make these seasons truly joyous! Our rehearsals are on Wednesday from 7:30-9:00PM and we gather at 9:00 AM on Sunday to warm-up. Although we welcome you to join us throughout the year, we would be happy for you to sing for Nov. and Dec. in preparation for Christmas. We are planning a Midnight Mass with a brass quartet and much beautiful and festive music.

For more information or to join us, contact Kevin Imbimbo, or just come by the organ console and see me after Mass.

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