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

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

July 13, 2003
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:

(continued from previous week)

The hour of our redemption. Although deeply troubled, Jesus does not flee before his "hour". "And what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour?' No, for this purpose I have come to this hour" (Jn. 12:27). He wanted his disciples to keep him company, yet he had to experience loneliness and abandonment: "So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation" (Mt. 26:40-41). Only John would remain at the foot of the cross, at the side of Mary and the faithful woman. The agony in Gethsemane was the introduction to the agony of the cross on Good Friday. The holy hour, the hour of the redemption of the world. Whenever the eucharist is celebrated at the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem, there is an almost tangible return to his "hour", the hour of his cross and glorification. Every priest who celebrates holy Mass, together with the Christian community which takes part in it, is led back in spirit to that place and that hour.

"He was crucified, he suffered death and was buried; he descended to the dead; on the third day he rose again." The words of the profession of faith are echoed by the words of contemplation and proclamation: "This is the wood of the cross, on which hung the Savior of the world. Come, let us worship." This is the invitation which the church extends to all in the afternoon hours of Good Friday. She then takes up her song during the Easter season in order to proclaim: "The Lord is risen from the tomb; for our sake he hung on the cross, Alleluia."

"Mysterium fidei!" "The Mystery of Faith!" When the priest recites or chants these words, all present acclaim: "We announce your death, O Lord, and we proclaim your resurrection, until you come in glory."

In these or similar words the church, while pointing to Christ in the mystery of his passion, also reveals her own mystery: ecclesia de eucharistia. By the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost the church was born and set out upon the pathways of the world; yet a decisive moment in her taking shape was certainly the institution of the eucharist in the Upper Room. Her foundation and wellspring is the whole triduum pashcale, but this is as it were gathered up, foreshadowed and "concentrated" forever in the gift of the eucharist. In this gift Jesus Christ entrusted to his church the perennial making present of the paschal mystery. With it he brought about a mysterious "oneness in time" between the triduum and the passage of the centuries.


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Monday - July 14
Readings: Ex 1:8-14,22     Mt 10:34--11,1

Mass Intention
Jim Conney †
Peter Tonegato †
Men's Club
St. Vincent de Paul
All Day
Tuesday - July 15
Readings: Ex 2:1-15     Mt 11:20-24
Mass Intention 6:30
Kathleen Corby †
Jim Murphy †
Legion of Mary 6:30p Library
Wednesday - July 16
Readings: Ex 3:1-6,9-12     Mt 11:25-27
Mass Intention 6:30
Jack Fitzgerald †
Joseph Kuczak †

Thursday - July 17
Readings: Ex 3:11-20     Mt 11:28-30

Mass Intention 6:30
Patrick Quirke †
Frances Bellantoni †

Friday - July 18
Readings: Ex 11:10--12,14     Mt 12:1-8

Mass Intention 6:30
Kathleen Corby †
Theodore Gossler †

Saturday - July 19
Readings: Ex 12:37-42     Mt 12:14-21

Mass Intention 8:30
Paul & Rosina Vella †
People of St. Robert's

Sunday - July 20
Readings: Jer 23:1-6     Eph 2:13-18     Mk 6:30-34

Mass Intention 7:30
Patricia Reidy †
Jean Pierre Etcheverry †
Giuseppe Pignati †
Jean Pierre Etcheverry †
Fil/Am Choir Practice 10:00a Hall


Dear Parishioners,

I am happy to report that the next stage of BUILDING FOR A NEW CENTURY is under way. The old kindergarten room in the school building is being remodeled into a Religious Education Office and a teachers' lunch and preparation room. Thank you to all who have contributed to the campaign. If you made a pledge, please make your payments on time; or if possible, consider fulfilling your pledge as soon as possible so that we can pay the bills without additional borrowing. By the end of July, I will give you an up to date financial statement on the campaign. Again, thank you for your support.

Father Ring


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As a Parish Community, We Pray... For all who are ill ... the elderly and the infirm and for those who minister to them with the kindness of Christ.



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, Genaro Badiable, 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, Joey Ferguson, Joyce Flax, Adela Florez, Henry Fosson, Jesse Grube, Denise Hawald, Dominique Hauscarriague,Jr, Viko Ivancich, 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, Jason Pimentel, Louis Ricardo, Bill Reilly, Doris Ross, Mary Shick, Pauline Speranza, Donald Tonegato, Mafi Tukumoatu, Gene VanSlett, Don Vickery, Jennifer Westbrook & Frank Wright.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Joseph Halter,
Shirley Ann Havard,
Thomas Burton &
Mary Gradishar
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.


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We welcome you into our Parish!
Mary Varner & Family
Patrick & Cindy Co & Family
Mark & Barbara Marucco & Family
Ross & Karen Fetter & Family
Mark Vuong
Tom & Connie Fernandez & Family
John & Rosa Plume & Family
Melissa Miranda & Family
John & Renee Miller & Family
Rosalinda Regino & Family
Doris Estremera
Lorelei Badar & Family
Wendy San Juan & Leandro Diago & 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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July 14th at 6:00pm

Bring all the kids. We'll have hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, beer soda and dessert! We will have activities for the kids. $10.00 per Dad. Kids are free. Reservations are required. Call Jim Brown.



"Computers for Beginners" will be the first course for adults of the Parish in the new computer room at the PRESENTATION CENTER. The six week series of classes will begin on Saturday, September 20th, and will continue every Saturday till the end of October. The class time will be from 9:15 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. Mark your calendars and plan to catch up with your grandchildren. The teacher will be Patrick McHale, the father of students in our school and a computer "whiz".


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July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004

Despite efforts to be frugal, the Parish budget for the new fiscal year calls for an increase in the Sunday collection of $400 per week. This means $9,200 will be our weekly goal. Our hope is that each Parish family will increase their weekly offering by one dollar ($1) or more. In this way, we will be able to pay the major increased costs for insurance (health and property) as well as deserved increases in salaries (1.3% to 2.5%). Your continued support of the Parish is deeply appreciated.



Thank you for your generous donation of $2,538.31 to the collection for the Works of the Holy Father. Your participation in this work of justice and kindness strengthens our parish's commitment to the poor and needy. May God bless you.

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THANK YOU for your on-going generosity to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of our Parish. The need for help with food, utilities and rent continues to increase within our community. Your donations to the 5th Sunday of the month collection and the food and sundries have been a major help for many. Your last donation totaled $4,092.30 (with one family giving $500 - thank you). Special thanks also to the men and women of the Society who make the home visits. If you would like to volunteer, please call Deacon Rusty Duffey at 589-2800.

Wally Mooney - President

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