St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, August 17, 2003

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

August 17, 2003
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:


(continued from previous week)

By virtue of its close relationship to the sacrifice of Golgotha, the eucharist is a sacrifice in the strict sense, and not only in a general way as if it were simply a matter of Christ's offering himself to the faithful as their spiritual food. The gift of his love and obedience to the point of giving his life (cf. Jn 10:17-18) is in the first place a gift to his Father. Certainly it is a gift given for our sake and indeed that of all humanity (cf. Mt. 26:28; Mk. 14:24; Lk.22:20; Jn.10:15), yet it is first and foremost a gift to the Father: "a sacrifice that the Father accepted, giving in return for this total self-giving by his Son, who `became obedient unto death' (Phil.2:8), his own paternal gift, that is to say, the grant of new immortal life in the resurrection."

In giving his sacrifice to the church, Christ has also made his own the spiritual sacrifice of the church, which is called to offer herself in union with the sacrifice of Christ. This is the teaching of the Second Vatican Council concerning all the faithful: "Taking part in the eucharistic sacrifice, which is the souce and summit of the whole Christian life, they offer the divine victim to God and offer themselves along with it."

Christ's Passover includes not only his passion and death, but also his resurrection. This is recalled by the assembly's acclamation following the consecration, "We proclaim your resurrection." The eucharistic sacrifice makes present not only the mystery of the Savior's passion and death, but also the mystery of the resurrection which crowned his sacrifice. It is as the living and risen One that Christ can become in the eucharist the "bread of life" (Jn.6:35,48), the "living bread" (Jn.6:51). St. Ambrose reminded the newly initiated that the eucharist applies the event of the resurrection to their lives: "Today Christ is yours, yet each day he rises again for you." St. Cyril of Alexandria also makes clear that sharing in the sacred mysteries "is a true confession and a remembrance that the Lord died and returned to life for us and on our behalf."



Mahoney Room
Presentation Education Center
347 Oak Ave - the new building behind the Convent

Saturday, August 23, 2003

The Sacraments of

Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation:
10 am - 11:30 am

Marriage within the Church/Blessing of Civil Marriages:
1 pm - 2 pm

Divorced after a Church Marriage
2 pm - 3 pm


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Monday - Aug 18
Readings: Jgs 2:11-19     Mt 19:16-22

Mass Intention
Feruccio & Helen Tonegato †
Emilio Alchera †
Tuesday - Aug 19
Readings: Jgs 6:11-24     Mt 19:23-30
Mass Intention 6:30
Kathleen Corby †
Tash McMahon †
Legion of Mary 6:30p Library
Wednesday - Aug 20
Readings: Jgs 9:6-15     Mt 20:1-16
Mass Intention 6:30
Robert Kuczka †
Joanne Curran †
Festival Band Rehearsal 6:00p Hall

Thursday - Aug 21
Readings: Jgs 11:29-39     Mt 22:1-14

Mass Intention 6:30
Marsha Durgin †
Cecilia Latrelle †

Friday - Aug 22
Readings: Ru 1:1,3-6,14-16,22     Mt 22:34-40

Mass Intention 6:30
Pat Forbush †
Fran Presta †

Saturday - Aug 23
Readings: Ru 2:1-3,8-11     Mt 23:1-12

Mass Intention 8:30
Fran Presta †
Mark Loughran †
Sacramental Info Day 10:00a Mahoney Room

Sunday - Aug 24
Readings: Jos 24:1-2a,15-17     Eph 5:21-32     Jn 6:60-69

Mass Intention 7:30
Msgr Tom Kennedy †
Jim Murphy †
Peter Guerrero †
People of St. Robert's
Fil/Am Choir Practice 10:00a Hall


Again this year your St. Vincent de Paul Conference of St. Robert's registered 15 youngsters for the annual Mervyn's Back-to-School shopping spree. Each child received $100 worth of school clothing last Saturday.

Through the organizing of Bruce and Sophia Chester as well as Diana Landin of our TEEN CLUB, we had volunteers of Kimberly Gomes; Dawn Wilson; Bailey Rodriguez; James Dunn; Lauren Lalami and Philip Zavala. Volunteers from our SVDP Conference were: Janet Aldinger, Nancy McMahon, Sandy Mangold, Jesi Mifsud with "stand-by's" of Carlo and Marie Noce as well as Gerry and Carmen Huddleson.

It was a great day for all. The $1,500 reward cost SVDP $750 with the balance paid by Mervyn's. Thanks to our 2nd collection on the 5th Sunday's by our parishioners....there were many, many happy children.


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As a Parish Community, We Pray...that leaders of nations defend the right to life of each person, especially those who are unable to defend themselves.



Antonio Ruben Norales,
Zoey Marie Butler,
Alyssa Ann Wettstein &
Aleena Rosa Hull



Gina Tursi & Anthony Sharron

Congratulations to Paul and Bette St. Clair on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary. May God bless them and their family.



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

We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Gabrielle Ausiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Robert Bacci, Genaro Badiable, Lito 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, Michael Martinez, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Terry McLeod, James Morrisey, Thomas O'Brien, Lara Pinten, Jason Pimentel, Louis Ricardo, Bill Reilly, Doris Ross, Mary Shick, Pauline Speranza, Mafi Tukumoatu, Gene VanSlett, Don Vickery, Jennifer Westbrook & Frank Wright.


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You are cordially invited to the Annual Public Policy Breakfast hosted by the Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The distinguised Cathleen A. Cleaver, Esq. the Director of Planning and Information Secretariat for Pro-Life Activites for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be speaking on the political pulse in Washington on such issues as embryonic stem cell research, cloning, abortion and euthanasia.

The Breakfast and dialogue which takes place on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $20, please R.S.V.P. by August 25th at (415) 614-5572 or



Classes will be held at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm starting September 16th:

Introduction to Lay Ministry - 12 weeks
Old Testament Survey - 24 weeks
New Testament Survey - 24 weeks
Catholic Evangelization - begins
October 28th for 12 weeks

Other classes are offered in San Francisco and Marin Counties. To register or for additional information, please call (415) 614-5564 or


Saturday, Sept. 27th. at the S.F. Marriott Hotel

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry and the Diocese of San Jose Office of Pastoral Ministry. Register before Aug. 25th and save $5.00 off the $30 registration fee. Deacon Duffey and Sister Mary have additional information on topics and speakers. Contact them at 588-2800.


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4th Grade Openings-St. Robert School has openings for students entering 4th grade. If you are registered and participating in St. Robert's Parish or St. Bruno's Parish and are interested in a quality Catholic education for your child, please contact Mrs. Bordin at (650) 583-5065

Back to School-St. Robert School will open for the 2003-2004 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd at 8:00 a.m. All parents are invited to attend the Opening Day Breakfast in Hennessy Hall following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Our first school Mass of the year will be on Friday, Sept. 5th at 8:30 a.m. All parents are welcome to attend.

Mark your calendars...Back to School Night for parents of students in grades K-5 will be on Thursday evening, Sept. 11th. Back to School Night for parents of students in grades 6-8 will be held on Thursday evening, Sept. 18th. More details will follow in the School Newsletter.

Non-Discrimination Policy:
St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and or/ethic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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