St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, May 11, 2003

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

PARISH BULLETIN
May 11, 2003
Fourth Sunday of Easter

    

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Dear Friends,

Joyful memories of both our Moms fill our hearts on this Mothers' Day. Though we see them no more, we experience their presence with us, loving us and watching over us.

We listen to today's Gospel: Jesus tells us He is our Good Shepherd, Who has laid down His life for us. Jesus' love for each of us is that of a mother. Like Jesus, any mother would willingly and gladly take upon herself the suffering and pain of her child. If she could, she would die for her child.

We pray today for all mothers —- those in heaven and those here upon earth. We pray especially for mothers whose sons and daughters have died in the Iraqui conflict. May Jesus, our Good Shepherd, hold them close to His Heart; comfort them and let them know that their children are, this day, with Him in Paradise.

We wish all mothers and all children a very Happy Mothers' Day - - - Cherish one another!

Sincerely,
Gene and Anna May

    

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

It is the unconditional love of a mother
which witnesses to society the truth that
"a person is recognized and loved because of the
dignity which comes from
being a person and not
from other considerations, such as usefulness,
strength, intelligence, beauty or health."

-Pope John Paul, II Evangelium Vitae

    

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Monday - May 12
Readings: Acts 11:1-18     Jn 10:1-10

Mass Intention
   
6:30
8:30
All Mothers
Charles Agius †
Women's Guild
St. Vincent de Paul
6:30p
7:30p
Hall
Library
Tuesday - May 13
Readings: Acts 11:19-26     Jn 10:22-30
Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
All Mothers
Joseph & Vincenza Fenech †
Religious Education
Sports Meeting
Legion of Mary
Choir Practice
Youth Group
3:30p
6:00p
6:30p
7:30p
8:00p
Church & Hall
Classroom
Library
Church
Kitchen
Wednesday - May 14
Readings: Acts 1:15-17,20-26     Jn 15:9-17
Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
In Thanksgiving
All Mothers
7th Gr. Cheerleaders
Choir Rehearsal
Youth Group
3:00p
7:30p
7:30p
Hall
Church
Library

Thursday - May 15
Readings: Acts 13:13-25     Jn 13:16-20

Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
All Mothers
Charles Rocco
Religious Education
RCIA
Parish Council Leaders
School Board Mtg.
3:30p
7:00p
7:00p
7:30p
Church/Hall
Convent Chapel
Mahoney Room
6th Gr. Classroom

Friday - May 16
Readings: Acts 13:26-33     Jn 14:1-6

Mass Intention 6:30
8:30
All Mothers
John Collins †
8th Gr. Grad. Mtg. 7:00p Hall

Saturday - May 17
Readings: Acts 13:44-52     Jn 14:7-14

Mass Intention 8:30
4:30
All Mothers
Bill Wilson †
First Eucharist 10:00a
12:00p
Church

Sunday - May 18
Readings: Acts 9:26-31     1 Jn 3:18-24     Jn 15:1-8

Mass Intention 7:30
9:30
11:30
5:00
Irene Mocelin †
People of St. Robert's
All Mothers
Ana Kovacevic †
Fil/Am Choir Practice
Youth Group
10:00a
3:00p
Hall
Mahoney Room
    

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As a Parish Community, We Pray...for each of our mothers and for all women who have given us life and called us to grow in compassion and love. For a renewed appreciation for the dignity of motherhood and caregiving.

    

WE CONGRATULATE THE NEWLY BAPTIZED

Jason Matthew Dionida &
Megan Ann Seevers

    

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, Marilyn Arancibia, Robert Bacci, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Marcia Bourne, Ann Burns, Maricris Candelaria, Arthur Candia, Josie Clarke, Nan Connolly, Zenaida Cortez, Ana Cosgaya, Anna DeLucchi, Walton & June Dickhoff, Sandra & William Dill, Carl Edwards, Joyce Flax, Adela Florez, Henry Fosson, Jesse Grube, Denise Hawald, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Sisilia Langi, Shirley Latham, Josephine Lavoie, Greg Lille, Marky, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Terry McLeod, Joseph Mifsud, James Morrisey, Thomas O'Brien, Louis Ricardo, Bill Reilly, Doris Ross, Mary Shick, Pauline Speranza, Mafi Tukumoatu, Gene VanSlett, Don Vickery, Jennifer Westbrook & Frank Wright.

    

Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Julita Botelho
who died recently.

    

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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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MERCY HIGH SCHOOL

Mercy High School-Fine Arts Night- On Tuesday, May 20th, Mercy High School, Burlingame, will hold their annual "Fine Arts Night." The event will run from 5:00-9:00 at the Kohl Mansion, Art, photography, ceramics and multi-media presentations will be on display. There will be two Performing Arts Presentations of chorale and dance at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. as well as readings by the Creative Writing Club.

    

SESQUICENTENNIAL - 150 YEARS

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.

We ask you to join the Archdiocese as we pray,

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

    

ST. PETER'S SCHOOL

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 Francisco.call (415) 647-8662 with name, address and year of graduation.

    

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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).

    

ST. CATHERINE'S 20S-40S
Adult Community Events

Are you in your 20s,30s, early 40s, 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.

Christian Meditation, Monday nights (except holidays) 7-7:45 p.m., meditation room (door to the right as you go through the main church entrance). Call Alan Leclerc at 344-6161 for more information.

Men's Morning Prayer Group, Friday mornings 6:30-7:15 a.m. meditation room (door to the right as you go through the main church entrance). Call Dennis Colbert 867-1983 for more information.

    

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VALLOMBROSA CENTER
250 Oak Grove Ave.
Menlo Park, Ca 94025-3218
(650) 325-5614

The Garden as Sacred Space - May 24, 9:30-3:30
Carol Kaplan

Learning from the East - June 8, 2-4
Praying with the music of Vietnamese Catholics

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

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

Chrisitan Medictation - June 14, 10:00-4:00
Come and See
Barbara Hazzard, OSB

Married Couples Retreat - June 20-22
CarolKaplan, MFT & Barry Brunsman, OFM

Single Adults Retreat - June 27-29
Embody Life!
Brarry Brunsman, OFM & Michelle L'Allier, OSF

SANTA SABINA CENTER
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

    

A NOTE FROM FATHER RING

Dear Parishioners,

Please accept my thanks for your great generosity at Easter, $28,443. We had budgeted for $30,000. This collection, along with that of Christmas, is extremely important for the financial well being of our Parish.

From the money donated at the soup suppers during Lent and from the collection taken on Good Friday, we were able to make donations of $500 each to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Robert's, Catholic Relief Services for aid to Iraq and the Catholic Worker House which helps the needy here in San Bruno. We also made a donation of $400 to the Church in the Holy Land. Again, thank you.

Sincerely,
Father Ring

    

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ARCHBISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL

Goal is $80,200

As of May 2nd
Families to date:
     
308

Donations to date:

$59,841.00
    

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Easter Eucharist

This is the time of the Easter Season when a little touch-up maintenance is required. The Easter lilies lose their blooms and need to be replaced . . . sagging streamers need little nips and tucks to keep them out of people's hair . . . a few lightbulbs need to be replaced . . . water needs to be added to the fountain . . . you get the picture. Our parish celebrations of First Communion come at just the right time in the Easter Season this year to remind us to keep alive the 50 days of Easter as faithfully as we kept the 40 days of Lent.

In Eucharist, dozens of boys and girls of our parish enter fully into the Mystery of Christ. By the power of his Spirit, by the proclamation of his Word, by the Communion of his Body and Blood, and by our faithful living of the Gospel Way, He Who Lives draws us into a life-giving relationship with God which is constantly being challenged, deepened, strengthened, and renewed. For the sake of these children and for our own sake, may our actions during Communion every Sunday show that this is a meaningful act. Today, let us truly own this prayer that we pray over the gifts of bread and wine:

Lord,
restore us by these Easter mysteries.
May the continuing work of our redeemer
bring us eternal joy.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN!

Pat Vallez-Kelly

    

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St. Robert's web site is: http://www.saintroberts.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 who 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.

homefaith.com-Spiritual help for families.

Daily Prayer Online-We invite you to make a `Sacred Space' in your day, and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day. http://www.Jesuit.ie/prayer/

    

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Women's Guild Installation Dinner-May 12th at 6:30 p.m. in Hennessy Hall.

    

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We welcome you into our Parish!

Alexie & Lea Santos & Family
Matt & Bea McGinn & Family
Dominic & Lynda Marquez & 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.

    

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is in need of canned fruit and vegetables and all non-perishables. 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, and laundry volunteers (once a week or once a month-call 827-0706). Please bring items to the Rectory.

    

AIDS LUNCH - MAY 14TH

We are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you can prepare a favorite cookie, snack or lunch items for 10 to 12 people, please drop it off at the Children's Chapel, in the back of Church, by 9 a.m. on May 14th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items can be donated.

We appreciate all your help. 

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