St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, April 20, 2003

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 20, 2003
Easter Sunday


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Dear Parishioners,


As we celebrate Easter, we join with all people of our world, be they Christian, Muslim or Jewish, in praying to the one true God for peace in our world. As Archbishop Oscar Romero, the great martyr of El Salvador, once wrote:

Peace is not the product of error or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good for all.
Peace is dynamism.
Peace is generosity.
It is right and duty.

It is this type of peace that we pray will come to Iraq because of the willingness of others to risk their lives for the good of all. Let us pray during this Easter Season that each of us will be willing to make sacrifices, of our wealth, of our time, of our talents, to bring peace and justice to the people not only of Iraq but to people of our own community.

May God bless you and your family.
Father Ring



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. We pray too for the people of Iraq, who suffer from fear, hunger and thrist. Help us to provide for them compassionately.

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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An Easter Litany

Happy Easter, everyone! There are many people to who deserve great thanks for our Holy Week and Easter celebrations. As with all of our big parish events, these liturgies have shown the fruit of hours and hours of preparation. Let us give thanks to the Risen Lord of Life for:

Fr. Ring, Fr. Tom, and Fr. Marini, our parish priests, for presiding and preaching throughout the week. It's a responsibility requiring a lot of energy that we often take for granted. Thank you, Fathers!

Thank you Kevin Imbimbo and the Choir for beautiful, powerful, inspiring music. Your musical gifts are precious to us! Special thanks go to Regina Gonnella and Cathy Fama for their music library assistance. Thanks to Manny Ortiz and the Fil-Am Choir and Aura Baldomero and the Children's Choir for Easter Sunday glories. Last but not least, a musical fanfare for cantors Sue Keyser, David Martin, Jim Kason, and Sandra Nelson. Thank you in four-part harmony!!

Thank you to all of our lectors, altar servers, eucharistic ministers, ushers, and "Martha's" for extra service throughout the week.

Special thanks go to a daughter of St. Robert's, Professor Jean Molesky-Poz, for her poignant reflections during Stations of the Cross on Friday. Also, thanks to her daughter, Joanna Poz-Molesky, for her beautiful dancing.

Thank you to Tom Dachauer, Una Uniacke, Theresa MacNaughton, and Marc Howes and our Holy Saturday volunteers for Lenten and Easter art and environment in the church. The church looks great!

Special thanks to Kathy Hanley, Judy DeMartini, and Lilo Quintana for invaluable help in the Parish Office. A big THANK YOU! to Gene and Anna May May for taking care of all the things I forget to do and to MaryAnn Saisi and the Children's Liturgy team for special work on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday.

Thank you to R.C.I.A. coordinators Donna McGuigan and Deacon Rusty Duffey and the R.C.I.A team, Rita Tullius, Mary Bourne, and Michelle Blumenthal. And congratulations to newly baptized members of our community, Matt Rudnick and Colleen Soracco! You are a sign to us of the life of our Church!

Thank you to each and every parishioner who joined in prayer at church or at home. When we pray and sing together, Christ, Risen in glory, is present.

My apologies if I have omitted anyone! We will have more Easter thank-you's next week.

Pat Vallez-Kelly

P.S. Please keep in prayer this week the 65 teen Confirmation candidates and R.C.I.A. candidate Keamoe Barreras who will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with Archbishop Levada at St. Robert's this Saturday at 10:30am. They have been preparing for a long time for this important day. May the Holy Spirit empower them and all of us to be greater witnesses of Christian love for the world.


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Monday - April 21
Readings: Acts 2:14,22-23     Mt 28:8-15

Mass Intention
Pura Aranez †
Joseph Armanino †
Tuesday - April 22
Readings: Acts 2:36-41     Jn 20:11-18
Mass Intention 6:30
Tony Mallamo †
Catherine Murtagh Rookey †
Legion of Mary
Youth Group
Wednesday - April 23
Readings: Acts 3:1-10     Lk 24:13-35
Mass Intention 6:30
Nueme Sebastian †
Donald Marshall †

Thursday - April 24
Readings: Acts 3:11-26     Lk 24:35-48

Mass Intention 6:30
Jim Murphy †
Peter Tonegato †
Liturgy Committee Mtg.
Convent Chapel
Mary's Chapel

Friday - April 25
Readings: Acts 4:1-12     Jn 21:1-14

Mass Intention 6:30
Philip Saado †
Lucille Mary Crist †
Rel. Ed. (Confirmation)
Confirmation Practice
All Day

Saturday - April 26
Readings: Acts 4:13-21     Mk 16:9-15

Mass Intention 8:30
Peter Tonegato †
Ron Vella †
Confirmation 10:30a Church

Sunday - April 27
Readings: Acts 4:32-35     1Jn 5:1-6     Jn 20:19-31

Mass Intention 7:30
Irene Mocelin †
People of St. Robert's
Edith Phelan †
Wally Semeniuk †
Fil/Am Choir Practice
Youth Group
Mahoney Room

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As a Parish Community, We Pray...For our service men and women deployed to the Middle East; for those who have been wounded and for their families; for those who have given their lives and for the Iraqi people. May Jesus bring justice and peace to all the world



Michelle Alvidrez,
Cameron Michael Kalagayan,
Daisy Ileen Ortiz &
Kayla Rae Cardona



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, Joseph Mifsud, Sal Milizio, James Morrisey, Thomas O'Brien, Louis Ricardo, Bill Reilly, Doris Ross, Mary Shick, Pauline Speranza, Gene VanSlett, Don Vickery, Jennifer Westbrook & Frank Wright.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Fran Presta &
Salvatore Milizio

who died recently.



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.



Been away from the Church for a while? Need some guidance back? Married in a Civil Ceremony? Interested in the Sacrament of Marriage? Divorced? Want to know your status within the Church?

Compassionate, sympathetic, honest ear is available to try and answer your questions. Afternoon, evening and Saturday appointments are available. Please call the rectory or email



The following adult sacraments were celebrated at the Eater Vigil:

Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
Matt Rudnick and Colleen Soracco

Profession of Faith, Eucharist and Confirmation
Amy Booth and Andrew Kimoto

First Eucharist
Keamore Barreras, Kris Feger and Bill Glasgo

First Eucharist and Confirmation
Amy Vejdovsky.

We also look forward to the following

Adult Confirmations:
Keamore Barreras on April 26th

June 8th at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco.

Kris Feger, Bill Glasgo, Hannah Legein, Barbara Mitchell,
Nicole Dijanich, Tara Dijanich and Shlyn Norman

Blessings and thanks to all for your support of our candidates.



This is the time for us to Honor, Uphold and Reaffirm the Value and Respect for Life. Join the Legion of Mary in the celebration of the Respect Life Holy Hour and Mass on Friday, April 25th, at 7:00 pm, St. Veronica's Church - 434 Alida Way, SSF. Main Celebrant will be Father Mark Taheny.

For more information, call Manny Ortiz.



The following loved ones are remembered this Easter by a donation to purchase Lillies that beautify our Church:

Charles Agius from Rita Agius, Joe & Judy Ajaro from Kita Ajaro, Allison Ahern from The Ahern Family, Andrew Bacigalupi from Marie Bacigalupi, Bice & Anthony Mizzaro from Harry & Claire Barsanti, Cesare Bernardo from Maria Bernardo, Edward Bizal from Lillian Bizal, The Pelletier Family from Lillian Bizal, Florence Marty Dore from Lillian Bizal, George Broussel from Georgette Broussal, Leo Pieretti from Jimmy Ryan & Kyle Brown, Fran Presta from Larry & Laverne Buller, Barbara & Jim Carey from Kevin Carey & Family, Frank & Iona Rinaldi & Darene Gragg from Charles & Dolores Busuttil, Ralph Capella from Rosalie & Ray Capella, The Capella & Eskro Families from Walter Capella, Euphemia Silva & Mr. & Mrs. Alexander McKee from George & Frances Cardoza, Sophia Conley, John Marra, Marie & Cliff Chester, Robert Conley from Bruce & Sophia Chester, Jesse R. Reyes U.S. Army from Mike & Gerry Cooper, Josephine & Michael DeBrincat, Eileen & Ed Kelly from Ed & Joan DeBrincat, Roy John Deferville from Rose Deferville, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Dickhoff, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Rentmeester from Mr. & Mrs. Walton Dickhoff, Marion Dombrowiak, James Dombrowiak from Mrs. Ida Dombrowiak, Dora Morris, Frank Danna from Mr. & Mrs. David Dornlas, Josephine Mary Dower, Josephine Dower McAtee, Sarah Dower Sheffield from Michael J. Dower, Sr., Frank Fenech from Rina Fenech, Joseph G. Mifsud from Jennie Flood, The parents & sister of Alice V. Foster from Alice V. Foster, Stanley Friedman from Frances Friedman, Stefania Silvestrich from Mr. & Mrs. Charles Galea, Edward Hart, Celia Galluzzo from Evelyn Hart, Angel McEneaney, Lily McEneaney, Burton Hart from Greg and Peggy Hart, Con P. Kenney, Dorothy C. Parker & Dorothy J. Turner from Bob & Peg Jensen, Alice M. Perry from Tim & Joan King, Isabelle Cardinale from The Kitchin Family, Ernest Sarstot from Shirley Latham, Timothy P. Leahy from Betty Leahy & family, Noelle Lille from Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lille, Al & Marie Mailhiot from Rosemarie Mailhiot, Edward Mantler, Jeaness McKenna from Helen Mantler, Diana Martinez from Florence Martinez, Margarita Tijerino from Lily Martinson, Mr. & Mrs. Peter and Claire McGee from Shawn, Rosa, Daniel & Shannon Mendez, Mr. & Mrs. Antonio & Antonia Storniolo from Rosa, Shawn, Daniel & Shannon Mendez, Emilio & The Mocelin Family from Ada Mocelin, Katie & Joe/Minn & Fred from Jerry & Kathy Moller, Alexander Moniz from Bunny Moniz, Maude Wayne Morgan from Dave and Cynthia Morgan, Bernard Niehuser & James W. O'Brien from Peg Niehuser, Josephine & Roy Pardini, Nina Catterini from Carlo & Marie Noce, Joe Nocito from Dorothy and Joey Nocito, Leo Pieretti from Carmela Pieretti, Ernest & James Pruckner from Tuhacek Family and M. Pruckner, George Psaila from Hilda Psaila, Ed Ritner from Peg Ritner, The Ronzani & Cesari Family from Elvira Ronzani, Bruna Giorgi from Paul, Linda, Michael Ruggiero, Robert Samuelsen from Olga Samuelsen, Mauro Sciacqua from Loretta Sciacqua, Elsa Soracco, Richard Shannon from Colleen & Peter Soracco, Joseph Mifsud from Rita & Ron Sinclair, Theresa & Mario Spinetti from Marie Spinetti, George & Alice Tuhacek from Robert Tuhacek family, Adolph Fambrini, Rita Fambrini from Bob and Jean Waldvogel, Bill Strehl from Rita Strehl, Fran Presta from Joe & Dolly Vella, Gene Watt & Joe Riccomi from Judy & Ron Watt, Robert Owe from Candie, Jim Whooley & Michael Whooley, Maud & Denis Whooley from Candie, Jim, Owen & Michael Whooley, Bill Wilson from Sharon Wilson.


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Goal is $80,200

As of April 15th
Families to date:

Donations to date:


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Thank you to our parishioners that contributed to our recent St. Vincent de Paul 5th Sunday second collection. Your Conference at St. Robert's distributed 50 Easter Baskets to children in over 30 families in San Bruno, with the help of 12 volunteers on Saturday, April 12th. In addition to the Easter Baskets for the younger chidlren, older children received a "Target Money Order" of $25.00, while each family received bags of food: pasta and cereal and scrip for Lunardi's in $25.00 amounts.

These "muscular" volunteers consisted of Bruce & Sophia Chester, Wally & Pat Mooney, Carlo & Marie Noce, Bill & Nancy Curtis, Gerry Huddleston, Janet Aldinger, Sandy Mangold, Agnes Doherty, Jesi Mifsud, Nancy McMahon, Bill Root and June Jackson. All these items were stored in Mary Shypertt's immaculate garage under the close supervision of Margaret Shypertt.

Thanks again.
Wally Mooney, President


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We would like to acknowledge both 6th grade boys basketball teams for making the playoffs and having a great season. Sorry we overlooked you in the last update.

Congratulations to the 8th grade Sharks and coaches George Horton and Tracy Wallace who played for the North/South championship. They gave a valiant effort but came up a little short, but what a tremendous season.

Thank you to all the basketball players who participated in the Shoot-a-Thon. We will have a total of money raised in our next update.

Good luck to our track teams and their coaches as they start another season. We will keep you updated on the Track Meet results.

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


We need your help

We need men and women of the parish to help landscape behind the new building. We want to clear out the weeds and fix the area for students to eat lunch. If we have enough people, we would also like to clean the upstairs windows in the convent. The sisters have put up with a lot of dust during construction. If you can help for any length of time please show up in the upper parking lot at 9:00 a.m.


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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.



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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