St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, February 23, 2003

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

PARISH BULLETIN
February 23, 2003
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    

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Dear Parishioners,

Faithful to his mission as a prophet, Isaiah bids us to listen attentively:

Thus says the Lord,
          Remember not the events of the past,
                   the things of long ago consider not;
          see, I am doing something new!

I can almost hear my mom's sage advice echoing in my ears, "Don't dwell on it!" So often I tend to `beat myself up' over mistakes long past - and my mom would gently admonish me not to stay there. "Remember not the events of the past..." says the Lord. How often in our lives do we `hold onto' the misdeeds of the past - but how often it is the Lord Himself who bids us to acknowledge our need for conversion of mind and heart - and then move on in Him.

After all we don't have the time to dwell on the past - for the Lord is doing something new! We have a purpose, a mission, and to hang onto the past in an obsessive way stifles our freedom to embrace what God calls us to. After all, we are a people "...formed for myself, that they might announce my praise".

Don't dwell on it!" Let us trust the God who forgives, who heals, who sets us free. Let us trust the God who forms us into a people called to sing His praise. Let us trust this God who makes of us a new creation, by the grace of the out-poured Spirit, in Christ Jesus the Lord.

Fr. Tom Hamilton

    

PARISH DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE
This Tuesday, February 25th

Special School Activities and Evening Prayer Service

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 p.m.

We want to remember all our loved ones
AND
The Men and Women from San Bruno
Who are on Active Duty

Please join us in Prayer!

If you cannot join us, but want someone's name mentioned, please call the parish office at 589-2800 with the name and branch of service.

    

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Monday - February 24
Readings: Sir 1:1-10     Mk 9:14-29

Mass Intention
   
6:30
8:30
John Barulich †
Oscar Moniri †
8th Gr. Practice
Evangelization
Grownups
Drop-In Support
1:00p
7:00p
7:30p
7:30p
Hall
Convent Chapel
Library
Offsite
Tuesday - February 25
Readings: Sir 2:1-11     Mk 9:30-37
Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
Mr. Hay †
Joe Herbner †
Religious Education
Legion of Mary
Passion Play Rehearsal
3:30p
6:30p
7:00p
Hall & Church
Library
Church
Wednesday - February 26
Readings: Sir 4:11-19     Mk 9:38-40
Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McLaughlin †
Jeanne McHugh †
7th Gr. Cheerleading
Baskeball Pictures
8th Gr. Practice
Bible Study
Choir Practice
3:00p
5:00p
7:00p
7:30p
7:30p
Hall
Hall
Hall
Convent Chapel
Church

Thursday - February 27
Readings: Sir 5:1-8     Mk 9:41-50

Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
Karen Heary †
Anita Brassesco †
Religious Education
RCIA
Liturgy Committee Mtg.
Passion Play Rehearsal
3:30p
7:00p
7:30p
7:30p
Hall & Church
Convent Chapel
Mary's Chapel
Church

Friday - February 28
Readings: Sir 6:5-17     Mk 10:1-12

Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
Armida Moniri †
George & Mary Rose Vouvalikes †
8th Gr. Practice
Youth
3:00p
7:00p
Hall
Hall

Saturday - March 1
Readings: Sir 17:1-15     Mk 10:13-16

Mass Intention 8:30
4:30
Albert Baccei †
Zachary Amezquita †
Eucharistic Adoration
Religious Education
Legion of Mary
9:00a
9:30a
5:00p
Church
Hall & Church
Hall

Sunday - March 2
Readings: Hos 2:16b,17b,21-22     2Cor 3:1b-6      Mk 2:18-22

Mass Intention 7:30
9:30
11:30
5:00
Angelo Fenech †
People of St. Robert's
Catherine Thom †
Edith Phelan †
Newcomer's Breakfast
Confirmation Class
Passion Play Rehearsal
9:00a
3:30p
7:00p
Hall
Hall
Church
    

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As a Parish Community, We Pray...For family members who are suffering because of hurtful words...may they reach out to each other with the forgiveness of Jesus and be once again reconciled.

    

SICK RELATIVES AND FRIENDS

Dear Parishioners,Please notify the priesthouse (589-2800) if a loved one is in the hospital.

We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Anne Marie Anderson, Marilyn Arancibia, Robert Bacci, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Maricris Candelaria, Arthur Candia, Josie Clarke, Nan Connolly, Zenaida Cortez, Ana Cosgaya, Walton & June Dickhoff, Sandra & William Dill, Carl Edwards, Joyce Flax, Adela Florez, Henry Fosson, Jesse Grube, Gladys Haff, Denise Hawald, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Shirley Latham, Josephine Lavoie, Greg Lille, Marky, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Terry McLeod, Sal Milizio, James Morrisey, Thomas O'Brien, Jim Olmo, Louis Ricardo, Bill Reilly, Doris Ross, Pauline Speranza, Don Vickery, Jennifer Westbrook & Frank Wright.

    

Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Alice Perry and
Jean Pierre Etcheverry
who died recently.

    

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

We are living in uncertain and worrisome times. We may feel helpless and confused about how to bring peace to our world. At times like these, the only place to turn is to Jesus, Prince of Peace. We have the opportunity to sit before Him in His Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, March 1st, and the first Saturday of each month. Between 9 am and 10 am (following the 8:30 am Mass), we celebrate Eucharistic Adoration in our Church. All are welcome. Jesus is waiting!

    

LEGION OF MARY NEEDS YOU

At St. Robert's Parish, a group of committed parishioners, under the leadership of Mary Mediatrix of all graces, have formed themselves into a legion of service to the parish community. These dedicated Legionares devote a part of their time attending Tuesday evening meetings for prayers, and active cooperation and participation visting the sick parishioners who are homebound and in convalescent and boarding care homes.

Please join the Legion of Mary, and show your unconditional love to Mary by reaching out to the people you care. Please call Manny Ortiz, President, Legion of Mary.

    

CALLING ALL SINGERS!
Easter Choir Rehearsals Under Way

The 9:30 Mass Adult Choir is seeking those interested in raising voices in praise. Men are especially needed! Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00pm, and we gather at 9:00am on Sunday to warm-up.

For more information, contact Kevin Imbimbo at 873-4480.

    

SEEKING NEW LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Excellent Archdiocesan training sessions are coming up for lectors and eucharistic ministers. St. Robert's is seeking additional lectors and eucharistic ministers especially for the following masses:

Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 5:00pm

Teens already confirmed or enrolled in Confirmation preparation are encouraged to apply. Unique opportunities are also available for young adults, couples, and seniors. Our scheduling can fit your schedule.

Serving as a lector or eucharistic minister is a blessing for each minister and for St. Robert's. Interested? Call Pat Vallez-Kelly at 589-2800.

    

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Archbishop's Annual Appeal
Goal is $80,200

As of February 19th
Families
124

Donations to date

$22,456.00
    

NEW BUILDING NEARS COMPLETION

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PASSION PLAY NEWS

ATTENTION: YOUTH of the Parish:

Auditions for the annual St. Robert's Passion Play, to be performed on Good Friday, will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the church on Thursday, February 27th, and Sunday, March 2nd. Auditions are open to the youth of the parish from 7th grade up. Please call Ben Baldonado or Bob Baker with any questions.

    

SOCIABLES

Our spring get-together will be held on March 9th at Dominic's at Poplar Creek. The address is: 1700 Coyote Pt. Dr., San Mateo. Please call Bunny Moniz for reservations.

    

2003 DINNER DANCE

St. Roberts Women's Guild
presents 2003 Dinner ~ Dance

Through the Years

April 12th
San Francisco Airport Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore, Burligame

The night begins with a no host bar and includes a Three Course Dinner ~ 8th grade Entertainment ~ Silent Auction ~ Live Children's Art Auction ~ Raffle Prizes ~ Dancing until 1:00 a.m.

Ticket prices are $75 per person
Seniors $65 per person

Tickets available at the next Women's Guild meeting, March 10th

    

LENTEN INVITATION

It's hard to believe that Lent will be here on March 5th. Listed are some opportunities to deepen our faith experience as we journey to Easter. Lent is a time to scrutinize and improve our relationship with God. Toward this end, as we journey through Lent toward our Easter celebration, I would like to invite you to participate in a small faith-sharing group.

We will be using as a guide a publication called, Crossroads to Easterlife. This publication is based on the Gospel passages for this Lenten season. In order to have enough booklets available, please contact me if you think you might want to participate. I'm planning a short introductory meeting on Tuesday, March 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in Mary's chapel in the Church. Regular meetings will be on Tuesday nights during Lent from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please call if you have any questions or comments.

I can be reached at deaconduffey@saintroberts.org or by calling the rectory at (650) 589-2800.

OTHER LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

The School of Pastoral Leadership is offering classes for 6 weeks at $50.

Mercy High School in San Francisco on Thursday nights beginning March 6: Life in Christ, A study of Catholic Moral Teaching;
Becoming a Young-Adult-Responsive church;
Models of the Church and Lay Pastoral Leadership Today

Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo on Tuesday nights beginning March 4; Life in Christ, A Study of Catholic Moral Teaching; The Passion Narratives; A Biblical Preparation for the Easter Tritium - see Deacon Duffey for registration information or call Joni Gallagher (415) 614-5564, or www.splsf.org.

Day of Prayer:

Mercy Center, Burlingame, (650) 340-7474 or www.mercy-center.org

Praying with John of the Cross, March 1st or April 12th.

Men's Spirituality; Debating Priorities...The Juggling Act, March 8th Centering Prayer: Introductory Workshop, March 9th

Retreats:

Mercy Center, Burlingame, (650) 340-7474 or www.mercy-center.org

Centering Prayer Weekend, March 7-9

Busy Person's retreat for Young Adults Ages 18-40, March 23-27

Meditation Intensive Weekend, April 4-6

Centering Prayer Triduum Retreat, April 17-20

El Retiro, Los Altos (650) 948-4491

This Special Time of Our Lives Silent Lenten Retreat for Women given by Fr. Thomas Weston, S.J. March 14-16

    

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ST. CATHERINE'S
20s40s ADULT COMMUNITY EVENTS

Are you in your 20's, early 40's, single, married, or single again and looking for community? Join us! Let us know if childcare is needed. Questions? Contact Elaine Yastishock, coordinator, at (650) 344-6884 evasta@juno.com.

February Events

Feb. 27th-Prayer Nights at Mercy Center 7:30-9:00pm

    

OUR LADY OF ANGELS
20'S/30'S+ ADULT COMMUNITY EVENTS

This organization is a Catholic/Christian community dedicated to fellowship through philanthropic, social and spiritual activities. Their activities monthly include special prayer services, hikes, Christian leadership seminars and much more. Our Lady of Angels parish is located in Burlingame. Contacts for additional information are Steven Vaziri (sfvaziri@yahoo.com or 650-579-7715) or Theresa Finianos (Theresa1973@aol.com or 415-244-0739).

    

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Catholic and Episcopalian
Young Adults Share God and Guinness!

Monday Evenings - February 10 to March 3
at Johnny Foley's Irish House
at 243 O'Farrell Street (7p.m. to 9p.m.) FREE

  • Mon., Feb. 24-Bed and Bible with Fr. Richard Sparks

  • Mon., Mar 3-Spiritual Self Secular World with Greg Brown and Trish Plunkett

For more information: Contact (415)614-5596 or jansenm@sfarchdiocese. org

COME TO ANY OR ALL!

Sponsored by the Young Adult Ministries of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Episcopal Diocese. of California

    

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ARCHDIOCESAN PASTORAL ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR

Ms. Barbara Elordi, Marriage and Family Therapist and Archdiocesan Pastoral Assistance Coordinator for persons who have suffered sexual abuse from members of the Catholic clergy and other Catholic church employees may be reached at (415) 614-5506. If you are seeking assistance in coping with this tragic situation please call her at this number. This is a secured phone line that will be answered only by Ms. Elordi.

    

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is in need of pasta and pasta sauce and cereal. Please place these items in the baskets in church.

    

CATHOLIC WORKER HOUSE

Catholic Worker House in San Bruno is in need of socks, pasta, cooking oil, laundry volunteers (once a week or once a month-call 827-0706). Please bring items to the Rectory.

    

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St. Robert's web site is: www.saintroberts.org

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

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, www.oncecatholic.org, 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 www.DisciplesNow.com.

Spiritual help for familieshomefaith.com.

    

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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 - escrip.com.

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