St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, May 25, 2003

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

May 25, 2003
Sixth Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parishioners:

A Catholic Parish is made up of people, people who believe in God and in the Church. It is made up of people who believe they are called not just to grow in their own Faith but also are called to serve others. Our Parish has been served in a special way by two such people - individuals of Faith, individuals of service.

One is Sister Ita Cleary of the Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since her arrival at St. Robert's in 1970, sister has served as a teacher in the school, as Director of Religious Education, and in recent years as Pastoral Associate for the Sick and Homebound. More important she has been a faithful friend and minister to all. Sister is retiring this summer. After a vacation with her family in Ireland, she will return to St. Robert's and continue to share her faith and her joy with us. We are all grateful to Sister Ita for all she has done for the people of St. Robert's and we thank God that we will continue to be able to share her friendship in the years of her retirement.

Since 1998, Pat Vallez-Kelly has shared his Faith and his service with our Parish community. He has been the Pastoral Associate for Liturgy. The title sounds simple but the ministry calls for a multitude of talents from knowledge of the liturgical and musical traditions of the church to the intricacies of leading a choir. It has meant many meetings, climbing of ladders to decorate the church, and helping families plan the music for weddings and funerals. In all these many tasks, Pat has served with a smile and with a firm Faith in God and in the church. The Parish is grateful. As he moves on to new challenges, Pat and his wife Theresa hope to remain an active part of our Parish family.

There will be farewell for Sister Ita and for Pat next Sunday after 7:30a.m and 9:30 a.m. Mass in Hennessy Hall. I hope that many of you will stop by to say thank you. After the 5:00 p.m. Mass this Sunday, there will be another opportunity to say thank you to Pat.

In September, Sister Patricia O'Sullivan, P.B.V.M. and Sister Sheryl Marshal, OSF will be joining our Parish staff.

Father Ring



Elections for St. Robert's Parish Council and School Board are scheduled for THIS Sunday May 25th after all the Masses. Ballots are in the back of the Church.


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Monday - May 26
Readings: Acts 16:11-15     Jn 15:26-16,4a

Mass Intention 8:30 All who died for our country †
Drop In Support 7:30p Offsite
Tuesday - May 27
Readings: Acts 16:22-34     Jn 16:5-11
Mass Intention 6:30
Maria Luisa Kahn †
Frank Fenech †
Legion of Mary
Lenten Prayer
8th Gr. Play Rehearsal
Convent Chapel
Wednesday - May 28
Readings: Acts 17:15,22-18,1     Jn 16:12-15
Mass Intention 6:30
Tom Hamilton
Mary Daly †
7th Gr. Cheerleaders
Choir Rehearsal
8th Gr. Play Rehearsal

Thursday - May 29
Readings: Acts 11:1-11     Eph 1:17-23

Mass Intention 6:30
Valerie Asaro †
John Collins †
Picnic Meeting
8th Gr. Play Rehearsal
Convent Chapel

Friday - May 30
Readings: Acts 18:9-18     Jn 16:20-23a

Mass Intention 6:30
Eliseo Medrano †
Jane Lambert †
Choir Party
8th Gr. Grad Mtg.

Saturday - May 31
Readings: Zep 3:14-18     Lk 1:39-56

Mass Intention 8:30
James Murphy †
People of St. Robert's
8th Gr. Play Rehearsal 9:00a Hall

Sunday - June 1
Readings: Acts 1:15-17     1 Jn 4:11-16     Jn 17:11b-19

Mass Intention 7:30
Mocelin & Emilio Families †
Rose Lynch †
Mary Firpo †
Tom Walsh †
Pat & Sister Ita's Farewell
Fil/Am Choir Practice
Youth Group
Mahoney Room

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A couple of years ago, Fr. Jan Michael Joncas (composer of "On Eagle's Wings") spoke at a conference. He said something like this,

"A community will never sing much
if it does not have something to sing about,
and a community that has something to sing about
you will never be able to keep from singing."

What he says about singing is really applicable to all of our liturgical celebrations. We could just as easily say, "A community (or person) that has something to celebrate you will never be able to keep from celebrating."

As I wrap up my full-time service at St. Robert's, my prayer is that, beyond the struggles and mechanics of doing liturgy well, we will always believe that we have something to sing about and something to celebrate—namely, the presence of God among us in the Flesh and in Spirit. - Pat Vallez-Kelly

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As a Parish Community, We Pray...For those who have given their lives for their country in time of war, especially in the Middle East - may they be remembered with honor and for the families who mourn them.



Casey May Chong Co,
Marie Bethie Azzaro Garcia,
Valerie Virginia McKeever &
Mia Nani Ledesma



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, Joey Ferguson, 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.



St. Robert's is seeking the services of a part-time director of youth ministry. The position is 18 hours weekly and to begin on Sept. 1st. Candidates must demonstrate good leadership skills with teens and adult volunteers.

The director of youth ministry will be involved in the formation/development of a renewed youth ministry program.

Qualifications: Certification and/or experience in youth ministry desired, salary is contingent on qualifications.

Please send resume and references to DYM search committee at St. Robert Church. Job description available on request. Call 589-2800 FAX: 588-9628 or email

Consider sharing your gifts as a youth minister
it could change your life!


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Pat Vallez-Kelly will be leaving us as Pastoral Associate for Liturgy. He will still be a member of our parish family. There will be a small farewell reception for Pat following the 5:00 p.m. Mass today. All are invited


On Sunday, June 1st, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. again between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., in Hennessy Hall, there will be a reception for Sister Ita Cleary to celebrate her retirement as a member of St. Robert's staff. Sister will continue living in the convent and remain active in her loving ministry to all of us. The reception will also be a farewell to Pat Vallez-Kelly as he seeks new avenues of employment. All are invited to thank them for their faithful and caring service to our faith community and to wish them well in their new endeavors.

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Monday, June 2nd, to honor the Tony Modica award recipient for 2003.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. cost is $13 per person. We welcome all men of the parish and their guests. Reservations are required to insure meals are available for all. Call Steve Belloumini or through school to Jim Brown care of Jimmy Brown 6th grade. We would like to extend a special invitation to all CCD fathers and any first timers to our last regular meeting of 2003.



The Parish Cookbooks are here!! This cookbook is full of recipes from parishioners throughout our parish. Cookbooks will be available for purchase after all masses this weekend for $12 each or two for $20. Buy yours while supplies last!! Call Nancy Marty with questions.



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Dear Parishioners,

"We are the Church" is a truth we often forget. However, it cannot be separated from the truth that the Pope is the visible source and foundation both of the bishops and of the community of the faithful throughout the world. It is also cannot be separated from the truth that the bishop is the visible source and foundation of unity in the local Church. We show our unity with our local bishop, Archbishop Levada, by helping him in every way we can in seeing to the well being of the church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco which is made up of the Counties of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo. One way we do this is by helping support the many ministries of the Archdiocese - from outreach to prisoners, the sick and the elderly to the training of future priests, deacons and laity. My hope is that we, the people of St. Robert's Parish, will show our unity by making generous donations to the Annual Appeal of the Archbishop. Already 350 families have given $67,701 from the treasure that God has given them. Please join them. In this way, we show that we are truly the members of universal Church. As you know, our goal this year is $80,200. With your help, we will be able to reach it.

Father Ring


We would like to thank the following parishioners for their generous donation to this year's Archbishop's Annual Appeal

Teresa Abrahamsohn, Mike & Gina Agelopoulos, Edward Agius, Rita Agius, Michael Ahern, Mars & Marcie Agustin, Olga Aiello, Mike & Teri Albertolle, Al Alpi, Rick & Francesca Amezquita, Hermes & Fatima Angeles, Tim & Chris Applegate, Patricia Arata, Phil & Tracey Asaro, Salvatore & Barbara Asaro, Rob & Cathy Aveson, Bob & Karen Baker, Ben & Lisa Baldonado, John & Lorraine Ballas, John & Sheri Barbieri, Vince & Lucarda Barr, Harry & Claire Barsanti, Paul & Marianne Barsanti, Marcelino & Lenora Basilio, John & Barbara Baxter, Steve & Sue Belluomini, Maria Beltran, Peter & Judy Beltrano, Mario & Rosemarie Benavente, Herman & Minnie Bertolini, Alfred & Mercedes Biagi, Don & Jean Bisagno, Lillian Bizal, Robert & Helen Bodeman, George & Caroldyne Boisson, Julio & Carmen Bolivar, Ramona Bordin, Vickey Borg, Julio & Josephine Borruso, Harold & Helen Breitenstein, Jim & Cathy Brown, Cindy Browne, Cliff & Ann Buelow, Neil & Pauline Buencamino, Larry & Laverne Buller, Deborah Burke, Ron & Marty Butler, Marian Cadiz, Mike & Karen Callicotte, Joaquin & Esther Canales, Gabriel & Lorraine Canaya, Walt & Carmen Capella, John & Georgene Carambat, Kevin Carey & Terry Gurtiza, Carol Carter, Julio & Reena Carvallo, Dan & Denise Cascino, Regino & Gloria Castro, Bev Castro-Leon, Peter Cerri, Audrey Cervesi, John & Elizabeth Cesca, Tom & Joan Chasseur, Bruce & Sophia Chester, Jacques & Christiane Chiramberro, Bob & Josephine Clarke, Vince & Kate Clementi, Tony & Ann Clifford, John & Aurita Coates, Oscar & Elvira Colin, Tom & Jennifer Colombo, Tom & Susan Cordes, Charles & Mary Corsiglia, Pat & Eileen Cotroneo, Donal & Maureen Cronin, James & Kathryn Cronin, Gary & Mary Cross, Olivia Cruz, Bill & Nancy Curtis, Jeff & Sheryl Dachauer, Tom & Marilyn Dachauer, Arnie Davis & Laura Stern, Bob & Frances Davis, Ed & Joan DeBrincat, Andy & Carol DeGraca, Margaret DeHart, Peter & Laurie Dellanini, Tom & Pam Delucchi, Gary & Judy DeMartini, Ray DeMartini, Sybil DeSantis, Doug & Mary DeVolder, Steve & Melanie Dhillon, Walton & June Dickhoff, Agnes Doherty, Ellen Donnelly, Dave & Maryanne Dornlas, Rusty & Renee Duffey, Ed & Cecilia Epting, Joe & Lois Erasmy, Mary Falzon, Rena Fenech, Andy & Donna Ferris, Angeline Fiora, Frank & Sharon Firpo, John & Kathy Fitzpatrick, Bob & Jennie Flood, John Flower, Andre & Kirsi Fontenot, Bob & Suzanne Fosse, Alice Foster, Tony & Lila Foti, Glen & Marielena Frank, Dave & Verna Freed, Frances Friedman, Gerald & Margaret Gaffney, Matt & Joan Gaffney, Larry & Carmelita Gallagher, Rich & Susan Galletta, James & Norma Galvin, Mark & Charlene Gamble, Dolores Gardner, Tony & Elisa Geraldi, Mary Germano, Dave & Stephanie Getzler, George & Margot Giusti, Bob & Donna Glass, Walt & Mary Jane Gloistein, Wayne & Debbie Gomes, John & Eileen Grealish, Ben & Elsie Grech, Lori Gutierrez, Doug & Diane Hageman, Reuben & Esperanza Halili, Russ Hanley, Vera Hannon, Dave & Pat Harders, Bob Harrington, Sherman & Frances Heaney, Don Hennessey, Dave & Thelma Herrera, Gerry & Carmen Huddleston, Maureen Huntington, Pauline Hurlbert, Arnaud Idiart, Jerry & Terri Imboden, Anne Infusino-Johnson, Mark & Joan Innes, James Ishimoto, Henry & Novella Jefferson, Bob & Margaret Jensen, Caroline Johnston, Norman & Allie Jussaume, Stanislav & Vlahovic Kalcic, Lusia Kaloucava, Don & Joann Kayser, Esther Keck, Mele Kelemete, Jim & Mary Kelly, Margaret Kelogg, Mike & Yvette Kent, Dave & Judy Kerrigan, Dan & Pat Kerwin, Susan Keyser, Tim & Ana Killeen, Andy & Ana Kimoto, Gordon & Ana King, Tim & Joan King, John & Sandra Kitchin, Adriana Klingensmith, Tom & Jeanne Kucsak, Pat Kull, Joseph Lambert, Dan & Marilyn Lara, Tom & Connie Lara, Bill & Rose Larsen, Debby Lavezzo, Joe & Josephine Lavoie, Betty Leahy, Catherine Lesser, Al & Rita Lille, Mark & Betty Lillie, Mark & Janell Lillie, Dan & Patty Linehan, Ed & Betty Linney, Bob & JoAnn Lockwood, Alonzo & Brigit Lopez, Jesse & Jenny Lopez, Henry Lowood & Heidi Beck, Ella Lucero, Gerald & Pat Lustic, Rosemarie Mailhiot, John & Cathy Mainini, Al & Virginia Malatesta, Bob & Frances Mallamo, Al & Josehine Mallia, Fredric & Sandra Mangold, Dennis & Karen Martinez, Florence Martinez, Antonio & Doretta Martinucci, Teena Marty, Steve & Fran Maxoutopoulis, Gene & Anna May, Brian McAlindon, Dennis McAuley, Kathryn McCann, Dan & Robin McCarthy, John & Mary McDonagh, Nancy McMahon, Arman & Evangelin Medina, Rommel & Analiza Medina, Ray Medrano, Jr., Gerardo & Pat Mercado, Josefina Mercado, Doris Mezzetta, Louis Mione, Steve & Maureen Mitchell, Ada Mocelin, Awni & Cindy Mogannam, Gerald & Kathy Moller, Gloria Moniz, Wally & Pat Mooney, Nicholas & Laurel Morales, Martin & Dolores Moynihan, Brian & Ming Mullins, Jeanie Munich, Bartholomew Murphy, Bev Murphy, Diane Murphy, Joe & Theresa Murray, Samuel Murray, J. Muscat, Bob & Bernice Musso, Anne Marie Nagy, Mona Nicholas, Margaret Niehuser, Carlo & Marie Noce, Paul & Arline Noce, Derald Norton & Cynthia Bowen, Mark & Janet O'Connor, John & Anne O'Donoghue, Dennis & Nancy O'Mahony, John & Rose O'Reilly, Yvonne Olcomendy, Linda Olivier, Marilyn Olson, Richard & Ellen Olson, Bill & Evalyn Palacio, Araceli Pangilinan, David & Marian Papageorgiou, Mary Paro, Philip & Doris Peterson, Helen Phipps, David & Joanne Pino, Carmel & Rose Pirotta, Jane Presta, Rosemary Ranahan, Mike & Sharon Redmond, Tim & Josettte Reid, Dennis & Marci Revelo, Aida Rico, Shirley Rider, Fr. Vincent Ring, Peg Ritner, Marin & Susan Robles, Georgia Rochford, Jose & Esther Rodriguez, Ricci & Liz Rodriguez, Glenn & Victoria Rogers, Lorraine Rogers, Rich & Judith Rolfes, Alfred & Josephine Romine, William & Loretta Root, Doris Ross, Eleanor Ross, Barbara Rudometkin, Emil & Helen Ruggiero, Paul & Linda Ruggiero, George & Judy Rukavina, Bob & Maryann Saisi, Joe & Margaret Sammut, Robert San Miguel, Encar Sanchez, Antonio & Maria Santiago, Nan Santiago, Rich & Diane Sarro, Carolina Sarti, John & Ann Scaduto, Paul & Judy Scannell, Charles & Carmon Scerri, Patricia Schaukowitch, Loretta Sciacqua, Lucille Selleck, Steven & Joan Semeniuk, Gene & Kathy Semenza, Mark & Christine Sevieri, Mike & Ellen Shanahan, Theresa Schembri, James & Mary Shick, Margaret Shypertt, Mary Shypertt, Edwin Silva, John & Carla Silva, Joe & Sharon Simpson, Tony & Shirley Sisneros, Bernard & Ann Smetzer, Jean & Marie Sorhouet, Jean Spacher, Stephen & Kirsten Stafford, Sharon Stefaniuk, Vitalij & Cynthia Stelmashenko, Helene Stockinger, Elvie Stoldt, Marian Sweeney, Neil & Cindy Telford, Gerd & Joan Thomsen, Ron & Gina Thomson, Barry & Sandra Timko, Loring & Lisa Tocchini, Norma Tonegato, Anthony & Mabel Torres, Mario & Eda Trinca, Lloyd & Amalia Trower, Tom & Rita Tullius, John & Barbara Tursi, Maafu & Kelela Tuuhetoka, Dan & Olivia Valiao, Pat & Theresa Vallez-Kelly, Manuel & Rose Vassallo, James & Andrea Vickery, Alejandro & Cordelia Vigil, Joe & Lidia Vinal, Dan & Lori Voreyer, Olga Waggoner, Tracy & Maureen Wallace, Helen Webber, Steve & Rosie West, Gene & Frances Wheeler, Dan & Carmen Williams, Joel Williams, Sharon Wilson, William Wisniewski, Walt & Lee Woodall, Claire Woodward, Doug & Nancy Wright, Joe & Virginia Yanke, Anthony & Michelina Yaquinto, Nancy Young, Wilma Zumsteg.

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