St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, June 13, 2004

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 16, 2004
The Body and Blood of Christ


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Dear Friends:

Together we contemplated the meaning of this Sunday - The Body and Blood of Christ. These thoughts came to us:

We are sisters and brothers, children of the same Father, the One True God. Together we come to His Table to partake of the same food - the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. We are called by God's love to become one with Jesus individually and as His family.

We are nourished, nurtured and strengthened by these two simple elements - bread and wine - that through the power of His Holy Spirit are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. Through the power of His Holy Spirit, we too are transformed. We become one with Jesus and one with each other. We become the Body and Blood of Christ.

What an overwhelming concept! What a miracle! Can there be a greater sign of God's love for us than Jesus making Himself food for our body - food for our soul? Because of His gift to us of the Eucharist, He remains always with us.

We might imagine Jesus speaking to our hearts with these words:

"Know that this Bread and this Wine are really my Body and My Blood. I long to enter into communion with you and become one with you, My Beloved. This has been My Heart's desire since the beginning of mankind. Eat of Me and be satisfied."

May Jesus bless each of you.

Gene & Anna May



Remember your father with a spiritual bouquet on Father's Day. They are available in the vestibule of the Church and can be returned in the colleciton basket or at the parish office.


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Monday - June 14
Readings: 1 Kgs 21:1-16     Mt 5_38-42

Mass Intention
Josie Mercado
Capella & Eskro Families †
St. Vincent de Paul 7:30p Library
Tuesday - June 15
Readings: 1 Kgs 21:17-29     Mt 5:43-48
Mass Intention 6:30
Frankee Chavis †
Veronica Erasmy †
Legion of Mary
Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday - June 16
Readings: 2 Kgs 2:1,6-14     Mt 6:31-6,16-18
Mass Intention 6:30
Peter Pardini †
Oscar & Armida Moniri †

Thursday - June 17
Readings: Sir 48:1-14     Mt 7-15

Mass Intention 6:30
Fred Marques
Pasqual & Maria Aloise †
Scripture 9:15a Mary's Chapel

Friday - June 18
Readings: Ez 34:11-16     Rom 5:5b-11      Lk 15:3-7

Mass Intention 6:30
Tom Wong
Joseph Paro †

Saturday - June 19
Readings: 2 Chr 24:17-25     Lk 2:41-51

Mass Intention 8:30
Tom & Rosina Vella †
All Fathers

Sunday - June 20
Readings: Zec 12:10-11     Gal 3:26-29     Lk 9:18-24

Mass Intention 7:30
All Fathers
All Fathers
All Fathers
All Fathers
Fil/Am Choir 10:00a Hall

The Church Is Open

St. Robert's is open from before the 6:30 am Mass until 5pm. As you're going from work or school or are on your way to the park, why not come in and thank the Lord for the gift of life and the beauty of these days?

God's peace will refresh you.


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As a Parish Community, we pray....for all who share in the body and blood of Christ. May we be bread broken and wine poured out for the world.



Kristina Ruiz & Theo Coppola
Anne Cronister & Quintin Quintana



Juan Carlos Flores Jr.,
Aidan Bradley Dexter,
Gianna Thalisa Perez &
Fernando Manuel Flamenco



We would like to update the following list. Please review and call the rectory at 589-2800 if someone you know can be taken off the following list

We pray for the ill: Sharon Aiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Robert Bacci, Genaro Badiable, Lito Badiable, Marcia Bourne, Maricris Candelaria, Arthur Candia, Carmen Capella, Josie Clarke, Nan Connolly, Cindy Corona, Ana Cosgaya, Walton & June Dickhoff, William & Sandra Dill, Carl Edwards, Joyce Flax, Adela Florez, Jesse Grube, Denise Hawald, Dominique Hauscarriague,Jr, Viko Ivancich, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Sisilia Langi, Shirley Latham, Josephine Lavoie, Austin Lehman, Marky, Michael Martinez, Daniel McHale, Rosemary McHale, Terry McLeod, Josie Mercado, Mary Novickas, Thomas O'Brien, David Papageorgiou, Lara Pinten, Jason Pimentel, James Piazza, Cathy Roelofsen, Mary Shick, Pauline Speranza, Justo Tan, Mafi Tukumoatu, Kristi Varni, Don Vickery, Diana Walter, 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



Have you ever thought about becoming a bit more involved at St. Robert's? If you're a regular at the 4:30 pm or 7:30 am Mass, why not serve your fellow parishioners as a lector or Eucharistic minister? The training is very simple and will be arranged at your convenience. Please call the rectory at 589-2800 and leave a message for Sr. Sheral or Gene May.


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By Sister Sheral

This is the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord, the wonderful occasion which reminds us of Jesus' promise to be our food for the journey. One of the powerful proclamations of Vatican II was the teaching, obscured by historical influences, regarding the many ways in which Christ is present during the Eucharistic celebration. He is present, of course, in the bread and wine once it is consecrated. He is also present in the celebrant, who has traditionally been called "another Christ," since he offers the bread and wine representing our lives and the Body and Blood of the Lord, as He did. He is present in his living Word proclaimed. He is also present in the believing community, gathered to do the most important action we do as the Church: worshipping the Father, through Christ in the Holy Spirit. We pray as a community, formed into one Body by our common faith and our common effort to live the gospel. It is important that we sing together and that we respond to "our" parts of the Mass.

It is also important that we listen to the Word together. Many of us are in the habit of following the reading in the missalette; we seem to be so many individuals then, each focused on our own missalette. It would be much better to leave the missalette in the rack and listen. The missalettes are intended for those who have difficulty hearing, and for children and new members of our community who aren't accustomed to the rhythm of the Mass. "Ah," you protest, "but I pay better attention when I read." Or "I can't understand the lector." I will gladly work with the lectors to ensure that their proclamation is clear. And I truly hope that you could try just listening without the missalette during the summer and see what your experience is.

The 107 year old sister of my province who was the oldest in our worldwide congregation died recently after wanting to for years. Sr. Manuela Dieringer lived on Cowlitz Prairie, near Toledo, Washington with her family and at the ripe old age of 13, rode her horse over to see the Franciscan Sisters who ran the boarding school not far away. When she expressed her desire to enter, she was told that she should come to the school as a student, then after two years, she could try again. She did, entered at 15, finished high school as a postulant and novice and had to wait until she turned 18 to profess her vows. She taught English almost all her life and when she moved to our residence in Santa Maria in her late 70's, she began to teach English to some of the workers at our hospital and to participate in the parish prayer group. She was notorious for correcting a speaker if the visitor used incorrect English! She had her wits about her almost to the end, read America magazine weekly, and kept up with world events. May she rest in peace. And may we all have the grace to live fully until we die!


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2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame, Ca 94010
(650) 340-7474

God for All People - June 19th
10 a.m.-4p.m.
Kathleen Denison, MA and Bill Dohar Ph.d

Awakening Sacred Passion - Aug. 13-15
Andrew Harvey and Russill Paul

Week Long Meditation - Aug. 22-29
Thomas Hand, S.J.

Women's Silent Retreat - Aug. 23-29
Marguerite Buchanan, RSM and Suzanne Toolan, RSM

P.O. Box 767
Danville, Ca 94526-0767
(925) 837-9141

Scripture Retreat - June 21-23
Seeing with Jesus
Tom Bonacci, CP

Married Couples Retreat - June 25-27
My Beloved
Carol Kaplan, MFT
Barry Brunsman, OFM

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

A Matter of the Heart - July 22-29
(Developing a biblical heart)
Silent retreat for men/women
Father Michael Crosby

"Responding to the Call: To Advance in Wisdom and Grace" - Aug. 6-8
Ursula Caspary-Frankel


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Listed are a few of the food stuffs that we are running low on: jams and jellies, canned vegetables, cereal and oatmeal, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, juices, packaged cookies, condiments, canned meats and tuna.

We are also collecting Scrip for MOLLYSTONE, ALBERTSON'S, LUNARDI'S, AND SAFEWAY. You may make out certificates to Saint Vincent de Paul and either mail them or drop them in the rectory mailbox.

As always, we thank you for your continued generosity and support.



This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord, Jesus sharing himself with us in the Eucharist. You can share the gift of life with someone by donating a pint of your blood. The summer blood drive is underway at the blood banks in our area. If you are over 17 and in good health, please consider donating for someone who may need blood due to surgery or an accident. You can set up an appointment at the Peninsula Blood Bank by calling 650-697-4034.


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St. Robert's web site is:

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,, 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. help for families.

Going out of town this summer?-Check with for Mass times near your vacation spot.


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Fr. Vincent Ring has served as pastor here for 14 years building up the parish community and the parish plant as well. As you know, he will be leaving for St. Denis Parish in Menlo Park around July 1st.

Fr. Tom Hamilton is also leaving our parish. He has served here as Associate Pastor for two years and has shared with us some of the traditions from the Byzantine rite of the church as well as his love for liturgy and singing. He will be appointed pastor of St. Anthony's Parish, Novato, effective July 1.

We will have the opportunity to express our gratitude to both of these fine priests and wish them well at a reception in Hennessy Hall after all the Masses the weekend of June 26th and June 27th.



Spiritual Reading is available at Saint Robert's every other Sunday morning after the Masses in the vestibule of the church. Please, take a few minutes and check out an interesting book for summer reading.


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We welcome into our Parish:

Emma Medina
Anne Hernandez
Alex & Maria Sanchez & Family
Bill & Judy Holden

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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The Youth Group is canceling their Great America trip schedule for June 15th due to lack of response. If you have any questions, please call Juan Santos at 650-255-0791.

DuringTeen Room Office Hours, feel free to come to do homework, hang out, socialize, play a game or talk. Teen Room Office Hours are as follows:

Tuesday: 2:30 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 2:30 - 4:30 pm

You can reach Juan, Teen Club director, at 255-0791, or email or


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Our Lady of Angels 20s/30s+ is a Catholic/Christian community dedicated to fellowship through philanthropic, social and spiritual activies.

Want to join, but don't know where to go?
The Norton's:
1128 Cortez St. Burlingame, (650) 344-9273

Lower Hall: Located on the school grounds at OLA, downstairs from the gym.



Saturday, August 14th-Volunteering with Peninsula Habitat for Humanity. We will be helping with their newest project in Daly City. Join us in this rewarding service project. Call Theresa Finianos at (415) 244-0739.


Thursday, June 17th

Catholic Professional and Business Club Breakfast Meeting with Sr. Christine Wilcox, O.P., Director of Young Adult Ministry at the Archdiocese of S.F. will present the following: "Doing LIfe on Purpose: Discernment, Decision Making and the Place of Mentors". Doors open and breakfast is served at 7a.m., meeting ends at about 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in SF (lower-level conference Halls A & B). For more info. visit the club website at

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