St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, April 13, 2003

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 13, 2003
Palm Sunday


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Dear Friends

A friend was describing a film they had seen recently—-"...a passionate love story." True, it is a love story different from the usual cinematic versions we are accustomed to: `boy-meets-girl...etc.' A love story of great passion—-the love and faithfulness of God for a people God calls His very own.

It is a love story which does not, cannot, leave us as politely attentive bystanders. It is a story of such drama—-such passion—-that we are `caught-up' in the love of Christ for us. The faithfulness of Christ's love for us—-His faithfulness even in the face of suffering and death—-leads us to walk with Him in the awe and wonder of a love which is victorious even over sin and death.

And so we hear once again the age-old story,"...a passionate love story...with a dramatic flair,...a story which". We enter into the mystery of Christ's love for us—-for He is the Light not overtaken by the darkness, He is that love which conquers hatred and the sin of pride, that passion which is victorious even over death.

May this story, this passion, fill us with hope and light.

To Jesus Christ, God's Word of Love, be glory and worship in the Church, today and always. And the Church says: AMEN!

Father Tom


Prayer for the Men and Women in the Armed Services

Heavenly Father,
Bless and protect all who serve the cause of peace. Bring them home safely to their loved ones. Bless with compassion and love all the victims of war. Receive into your loving arms all who have died. Console and comfort their families.

Holy Spirit,
Enlighten the minds of all world leaders. Direct them toward an end to all hatred, violence, terrorism and war. Grant us a world with a just and lasting peace.

With Confidence and Faith, we pray through Christ, Our Lord.



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Monday - April 14
Readings: Is 41:1-7     Jn 12:1-11

Mass Intention
Giuseppe Pignati †
Irene Sampson †
Women's Guild Mtg.
Communal Reconciliation
St. Vincent de Paul
Finance Committee Mtg.
Tuesday - April 15
Readings: Is 49:1-6     Jn 13:21-33,36-38
Mass Intention 6:30
Kathleen Patricia Corby †
Krsulich Family †
Sports Board Mtg.
Legion of Mary
Lenten Prayer
Choir Practice
Convent Chapel
Wednesday - April 16
Readings: Is 50:4-9a     Mt 26:14-25
Mass Intention 6:30
Pasquale Aloise †
Miro Krsulich †
Passion Play Rehearsal 7:00p Church

Thursday - April 17
Holy Thursday
Readings: Ex 12:1-8,11-14     1Cor 11:23-26

Friday - April 18
Good Friday
Readings: Is 52:13-53,12    Heb 4:14-16;5:7-9    Jn 18:1-19,42

Parish Office closes at 12 Noon

Children's Liturgy 12:00 Hall

Saturday - April 19
Holy Saturday

Mass Intention 8pm People of St. Robert's

Sunday - April 20
Easter Sunday

Readings: Acts 10:34a,37-43     Col 3:1-4      Jn 20:1-9

Mass Intention 7:30
People of St. Robert's
People of St. Robert's
People of St. Robert's
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As a Parish Community, We Pray...for the elect, who will be Baptized in the Easter waters.......for those who are called to full membership to our parish family. May their faith, hope and love grow ever stronger.



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

We pray for the ill: 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, Louis Ricardo, Bill Reilly, Doris Ross, Mary Shick, Pauline Speranza, Don Vickery, Jennifer Westbrook & Frank Wright.



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.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Ernest Reyes,
Russell Cunninhgam and
Dolores Hauck

who died recently.


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Goal is $80,200

As of March 28th
Families to date:

Donations to date:


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

Tridium Retreat - April 17-20

The Mystical Icon - April 25-April 27
Christopher Castle

Centering Prayer Weekends - May 2-4
Vicky Bolts

Encountering Mary - May 3
Kathleen Denison, M.A.

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

Holy Week/ Easter Retreat - April 17-20
San Damiano Retreat Team

Mothers Time: Nurturing Your Spirit - May 9
Denise Roy

Grief Retreat: Healing the Heart - May 30-June 1
Carol Kaplan, MFT

25 Magnolia Ave.
San Rafael, Ca 94901
(415) 457-7727

Dialogues with Silence - May 16-18
Jonathan Montaldo

The Sacred Feminine - May 30-June1
Mary Neill OP


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Monday, April 14th, 7:30pm

If you haven't, as yet, celebrated a Communal Penance Service, you will be pleasantly surprised. This is a very special prayer service that lifts the spirits and opens the heart to God's healing power. There is a wonderful sense of being with others who share the same faith and values. We come together in song, greeting, Scripture readings, homily and the opportunity for individual confession (with individual absolution and penance). We go to the priest of our choice and mention sins or sinful attitudes for which we are sorry. Speaking through the priest, Jesus forgives our sins and we are reconciled with God and with one another. We come closer to our God and have His loving assurance of His forgiveness. All we need is sorrow. Jesus is waiting—- He will do the rest!



The Children's Liturgy Team will again be holding a Good Friday Program for Children three and older. While the parents attend church services the children will experience the stations of the cross on their level. They will also be taking part in various craft activities relating to Lent and Easter. So that we can be sure to have sufficient material for the crafts please pre-register your child by calling 589-2000 and leave your name, your child's name and their age along with your phone number. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Please pick up your children immediately after church services.

Thank you



Easter Lilies will decorate the Church during the Easter Season. If you would care to make a donation of $10 (please make check out to St. Robert’s, Lilies Fund) towards their purchase in memory of a loved one, please fill out the form below and return it to the Parish Office by March 25th. A memorial list will be published in the bulletin.

My gift is in memory of:


My gift is in honor of:


Given by:



April 18th

Join the members of 6:30 a.m. daily Mass on their 10th annual silent walk up to the top of Junipero Serra Park in San Bruno. Meet at 6:30 a.m. sharp in the south parking lot of St. Robert's. Wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes. All ages are welcome. Members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church have been invited to join us. Our approximate time of return to the parking lot is 8:30 a.m. Hope you can join us for a beautiful walk.



Communal Penance Services
Monday, April 14 at 7:30pm

Passion (Palm) Sunday Masses (April 13)
Saturday evening Vigil Mass, 4:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 5:00pm

Chrism Mass (April 15)
5:30pm Tuesday, at St. Mary’s Cathedral

Holy Thursday (April 17)
No morning masses.
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm

Good Friday (April 18)
Silent Prayer Walk, 6:30am,
(weather permitting, meet in the lot off Crystal Springs Road)
Stations of the Cross, 12:00pm
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 1:30pm
Children’s Liturgy , 1:15-3pm in the Hall
Teen Club Passion Play, 7:30pm in the Church


Holy Saturday (April 19)
Easter Vigil, 8:00pm
No 4:30pm Mass

Easter Sunday (April 20)
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am & Noon
No 5:30pm Mass


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I see the graphic pictures in the newspaper, but for some reason, their suffering doesn't seem to hit home. I don't know if I'm too busy to sympathize, too hard of heart, or too removed to "feel their pain," but the people who have been injured and whose lives have been so disrupted in Iraq seem too far away. I wonder what sort of healing—what sort of resurrection—will God provide for them?

People suffer in many ways, at all times, and all around the world. We don't have to look to Iraq to find people suffering. People suffer in our homes and streets of San Bruno. This week, the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ are made present to us in powerful ways through the liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. It's through Christ and in the Spirit that we have solidarity with those throughout the world who suffer and with those who rise from it. Religion, "re-ligio," is a way to "re-connect" with God and fellow people. I hope you will be able to practice our religion this week to find Communion with God and the human family renewed and strengthened. Pat Vallez-Kelly


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April 14th at 7:30pm

For reservations, call Josette Reid.



May 3rd-17th Annual St. Roberts Golf Tournament at Franklin Canyon. For reservations call Dennis Dorn.



Thanks to the 12 men and women who showed up in the upper yard last Saturday. Your help was greatly appreciated. While we had anticipated that the storage bin would be gone, it wasn't. Still a great job was done in clearing out the brush and debris. The sister's windows are magnificent.

If you didn't get a chance to help last week, we will give you another opportunity. We could use your help again on Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m. Please mark your calendar as school will be on Easter Break.


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In July the Archdiocese of San Francisco will be celebrating it's 150th Anniversary. Hopefully, you've taken the opportunity to read the wonderful historical articles in the San Francisco Catholic. For our part, There were several articles in "Across the Parish". Please notice the beautiful banner and posters in the back of Church.

As we pray during Lent to "Renew us in the Light of Faith", we ask you also to join the Archdiocese as we pray,

"Renew us in Christ, and transform us into Your family".


April 25th through April 27th
at Vallambrosa in Menlo Park

The San Jose-San Francisco Beginning Experience team is offering a very special weekend for separated, divorced, and widowed men and women which is designed to be a powerful, positive growth experience. This weekend creates a space where those who have suffered a significant loss can come together to re-evaluate themselves and their lives and move on to the future with renewed hope. For further information and to request an application, please call Alan at (415) 584-2861, John at 692-4337 or Nicole at (408) 578-5654.

Divorce Recovery Course-Sunday evenings April 27th-June 8th 7:00-9:00 p.m. St. Stephen Chruch O'Reilly Center 601 Eucalyptus Dr. San Francisco, Ca 94132

St. Peter's School in San Francisco is celebrating 125 years. Mass and Reception October 5th from 2-5 p.m. at St. Peter's in San (415) 647-8662 with name, address and year of graduation.

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