St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, September 14, 2003

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

September 14, 2003
Exaltation of the Holy Cross


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Dear Church Family,

Greetings from the Youth Ministry Office!

Let me first begin by thanking all of you for making me feel so welcome. Saint Robert's has become like a new family for me and I am very excited about this new adventure that awaits our family. I would also like to thank those who have worked so hard to help me in my transition to becoming Youth Minister at St. Robert's.

I have never been an "official" Youth Minister, but I have done extensive work in Campus Ministry, Counseling and Liturgy Planning at Archbishop Riordan High School and Chaminade University of Honolulu. So these areas of Ministry are not totally foreign to me.

Diana Landin and everyone else who has worked with Teen Club will continue to be with us. They are an invaluable asset to the team and I am very blessed to have such support.

So you may ask, what now? I continue to meet with the Youth Ministry Core Team, which is comprised of very dedicated adults and teens. I have also met with our Teen Club and I can tell we will have a very strong year based on the wonderful teens I met.

This weekend, Father Tom will be preaching at all the masses and teens from Teen Club will be involved in a pantomime type skit. I will be at every Mass and look forward to meeting as many of you as I can and answering any questions you might have. On the first and third Sunday of the month the Teen Club will present a special Youth Mass at the 5 p.m. evening liturgy with a social following. The Mass is geared toward high School students, but all are welcome. Our first Mass will be October 19th. I hope to see as many of you there as possible!

In closing I would like to invite you all to either drop me an e-mail, give me a call at (650) 255-0791 or visit the Teen Room. The door is always open to anyone who wants to drop in and say hello. I am generally in the room Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., but am more than willing to come at another time.

Finally, we are in need of volunteers and I would greatly appreciate your gift of service.

I hope to meet as many of you as possible in the near future and I pray that God will bless you all.

Juan Santos


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Monday - Sept 15
Readings: 1 Tm 2:1-8     Jn 19:25-27

Mass Intention
Paul Rubi †
Charles Agius †
Women's Guild 5:00p Hall
Tuesday - Sept 16
Readings: 1 Tm 3:1-13     Lk 7:11-17
Mass Intention 6:30
Yvette Trevino
Jack Gallagher †
Religious Education
Legion of Mary
Wednesday - Sept 17
Readings: 1 Tm 3:14-16     Lk 7:31-35
Mass Intention 6:30
Augusto Realuyo †
Theodore Gossier †
Choir Practice
Bible Study
Convent Chapel

Thursday - Sept 18
Readings: 1 Tm 4:12-16     Lk 7:36-50

Mass Intention 6:30
Sisilia Langi, Jr. & Sosefo Langi
Cecilia Latreille †
Religious Education
Back to School Nite (Gr 6-8)
Prayer Novena-Fil/Am
Convent Chapel
Mary's Chapel

Friday - Sept 19
Readings: 1 Tm 1:6:2-12     Lk 8:1-3

Mass Intention 6:30
Tod Aiello †
Thomas & Nora Daly †
Prayer Novena-Fil/Am 7:30p Mary's Chapel

Saturday - Sept 20
Readings: 1 Tm 6:13-16     Lk 8:4-15

Mass Intention 8:30
Paul & Rosina Vella †
James Murphy †
Festival Dance
Youth Group
Adult Computer Class
Prayer Novena-Fil/Am
Legion of Mary
All Day
Mahoney Room
Computer Room
Mary's Chapel

Sunday - Sept 21
Readings: Wis 2:12, 17-20     Jas 3:16--4,3     Mk 9:30-37

Mass Intention 7:30
John A. Mocelin †
Valerie Asaro †
People of St. Robert's
Patricia Rael †
Fil/Am Choir Practice
Youth Group
Mahoney Room

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

Widowed Separated Divorced Weekend - Oct. 24-26

300 Manresa Way
Los Altos, Ca 94022-4646
(650) 948-4491

In Search of the Living God - Oct.3-5
Silent Retreat for Men
Fr. Joseph J. Fice, S.J.

The Cup of Life - Oct. 10-12
Retreat for Women
Judy Zolezzi

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

Franciscan Spiritualty - Oct. 3-5
Love and the Entire Universe
Emery Tang, OFM

Day of Dialogue - Oct 19/1-5 p.m.
Josef Prochnow, OFM

Looking Forward in Hope - Nov 14-16
Mens Retreat
Gavin Griffith, OFM



Give your marriage a well deserved vacation. Plan to go on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and come back with a marriage that is refreshed and full of energy! Call Dean and Claire Simonich at (650) 348-8957. Upcoming dates: Oct. 17-19 in Burlingame.

If you feel that your marriage might be in trouble, maybe Retrouvaille, a lifeline for marriages, can help. The next Retrouvaille weekend is at Vallambrosa on Nov. 7-9. For information call 1-800)470-2230 or visit


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We welcome you into our Parish!

Randy & Rita Shiffer & Family
Ibrahim & Hanaydah Dababneh & Family
Paul & Monica Julian & Family
Thomas & Tammie McGee & Family
Hector & Amanda Sainez & Family
Bernard & Leticia Lehane & Family
Walter Radzewicz
Mark McGann
Stephen & Tanya Borghello & Family
Geraldine Tolentino & Family
Alejandro & Gina Ayllon & 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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Dear Parishioners of St. Roberts,

I thank you for your recent contribution of $500 to Catholic Relief Services to help the people of Iraq.

Ken Hackett-President CRS

Dear Father Ring,

We recently received your check of $3,697.99 in response to our Missionary Coop Plan for the people of Vincentian Congregation Mary Matha.

Be assured of our gratitude to you and your people for making this help possible to a needy Missionary cause.

Most Reverend Ignatius C. Wang
Auxiliary Bishop/Archdiocesan Director 


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WOMEN'S GUILD DINNER-Welcome Back Dinner - "A NIght in the Wine Country" - Monday, September 15th. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm in Hennessy Hall. The price is $10 per person. Please make reservations through Teresa Nussbaum. Please bring a canned good for St. Bruno's.


To Join the Filipino American Group
In celebration of the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila

September 18-20
7:30 p.m. in Mary's Chapel.

Special Celebration Mass
September 21
11:30 a.m.


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
September 26th-28th

The "Western Weekend" Festival Raffle is coming up! The Grand Prize is $2,000. CASH! A total of $5,000 will be awarded! So buy your tickets right away. Call Wayne Gomes if you need tickets. There is also a High Roller Raffle, at $50 per ticket and only 200 tickets will be sold. So if you haven't bought your High Roller tickets, don't delay. Call Wayne Gomes to get your ticket.

As always the Barbecue and Food Booths are in need of your help. Several people are needed to work in these two very popular booths and everyone from the parish is welcome to help. Most shifts are for two hours, or you can work for as many hours as you would like and on all three days if you wish.

This years menu will include those all time favorites—delicious barbecued tri-tip steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, polish sausages, Domino's Pizza, nachos, soft drinks, candy and much more.

If you can help in any way, please contact Louise and Ray Downs.



Our Sept. book is "Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives" By Wayne Muller. This book has been described as, "One of the best spiritual books of the year." Plus, can't we all use a book that helps us to create a special time of rest, and renewal in our busy lives?

The book is available at the library, local bookstores and Amazon. Our next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 7:00 p.m., in the Convent Chapel. If you have any questions please call Colleen Soracco, our club moderator.


Saturday, October 11th

Friends, fun...and food!!! All parishioners are invited to the annual Parish Picnic on Saturday, October 11th, from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m at the Beckner Shelter in San Bruno Park. Picnic lunch is free for parishioners—just sign yourselves and your families up after any of the Sunday Masses on September 20-21, September 27-28 and October 4-5. Last year over 325 parishioners came and enjoyed the day!! To volunteer to help in the picnic (we certainly could use some), please call Manny Ortiz.


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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 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.



Meals on Wheels needs volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering in San Mateo County is encouraged to call the Catholic Charities office at (650) 295-2172.


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As a Parish Community, We Pray...For Catechists who welcome and instruct the children of our Parish in our Religious Education programs and and children's liturgy. May God Bless them with wisdom, patience and gentleness in this important ministry.



Wendy Berardy & Steven Glasco



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, Anna DeLucchi, Walton & June Dickhoff, Sandra & William Dill, Carl Edwards, Joyce Flax, Adela Florez, Henry Fosson, Jesse Grube, Denise Hawald, Dominique Hauscarriague,Jr, Viko Ivancich, Joanne Johnson, Mele Kelemete, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Sisilia Langi, Shirley Latham, Josephine Lavoie, Greg Lille, Marky, Michael Martinez, Kathryn McCann, 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, Justo Tan, Joan Thomsen, Mafi Tukumoatu, Gene VanSlett, Don Vickery, Jennifer Westbrook & Frank Wright. 


Dear Parishioners,

Please notify the priesthouse (589-2800) if a loved one is either sick or in the hospital and would like to be visited.-The Parish Priests and Staff 



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.


On Saturday, September 20th at Holy Cross Cemetery, an outdoor Mass will be celebrated for families who have had children die and for those who mourn their loss. More information is posted in the vestibule of the church.


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1. Candidates will gather this Sunday Sept. 14th at 3:30 p.m. in Hennessy Hall for orientation and class followed by attendance 5 p.m. Liturgy. Dismissal will be after Liturgy.

2. CCD Religion classes for K thru 5

Tuesday, Sept. 16th. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18th 3:30-4:30 p.m.

3. CCD Religion classes for 7-9

Information in upcoming bulletins


Sunday, September 21st

Every year nation wide on Catechetical Sunday we honor Catechiests involved in Religious Education, childrens' Liturgy of the Word. Baptismal Preparation and RCIA. Next Sunday, Sept. 21st we will honor our catechiests at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m Liturgies.


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The St. Robert's Parish Teen Club welcomes all High School age youth of the community. We come together on a monthly basis for meetings and various activities including:

Community Service,
Spiritual Reflection,
Fund Raisers,
Teen Club Social Night, &
Fun Nights

Please invite all teens to Mass next weekend for a special homily and introduction of the new Youth minister, Juan Santos.


Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 4th,
11:00 a.m.

Mark your calendars
for the annual Blessing of your pets.
It's always a fun event.

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