St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, June 20, 2004

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 20, 2004
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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The Vocation Crunch

With Fr. Tom being made pastor, all of us are wondering if we'll get a new Associate Pastor. As Fr. Ring has said, the archdiocese is short 10 priests to replace all the priests who've been made pastor or moved to other parishes. I realize that St. Robert's has had priests come from its families, but that was decades ago. As a former Vocation Director for my community and for the Archdiocese, I can't help but make a connection between everyone's desire for more priests (and religious, I presume) and what we are or are not doing about it. As I've said to a few of you, "Everyone wants priests, but no one wants their son or daughter, niece or nephew or grandchild to be one!" We folk don't drop from the sky; we come from families just like yours and parishes just like this. No one can give another person a vocation and we don't want to return to the days of many Irish families where there was an expectation that at least one child would go into the seminary or convent. But we do need to start saying to the young people we know and love, "You'd make a great priest or sister or brother."

You know what kind of person you'd want to serve you as a priest, (brother, sister, deacon, committed lay minister): someone who has a deep relationship with God and can lead others closer to God; someone who relates well with all sorts of people; someone with leadership skills who can collaborate with others in guiding the parish (school, social service agency, etc.); someone with a strong enough sense of self to live a celibate lifestyle in a healthy way. Obviously, the vocation to become a deacon or a committed lay minister doesn't involve the giving up of spouse and children and therefore, might attract more people. But I can't believe that God has quit calling people to serve as priests, brothers and sisters. We do need to pray, as we have been, but we also need to "pop the question."

Most of us have someone in our families who has experienced divorce, yet we don't discourage those we love from seriously considering marriage. The reports of clergy sexual abuse have shocked and embarrassed us and have reminded us of the humanity of all members of the Church, bishops and priests included. Some of us have had the experience of the priest who married us leaving to marry as well. And all of us know good priests who have literally laid down their lives for us and for other people whom they've served. Let us encourage the young adults among us to consider all the ways they could change the world through serving in a Church ministry.

Peace, Sr. Sheral



We are happy to announce that the Archbishop has assigned two priests to St. Robert's. Monsignor Bruce Dreier has been appointed pastor. Fr. Joseph Healy has been appointed Parochial Vicar. Their assignments begin on July 1, 2004. Both priests are known to the parish staff and have a great reputation. We are truly blessed by their assignment here.

We welcome them!


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Monday - June 21
Readings: 2 Kgs 17:5-8     Mt 7:1-5

Mass Intention
All Fathers
Cliff Buelow †
Baptismal Prep 7:30p Convent Chapel
Tuesday - June 22
Readings: 2 Kgs 19:9b-11     Mt 7:6,12-14
Mass Intention 6:30
All Fathers
Manuel Falzon †
Legion of Mary
Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday - June 23
Readings: 2 Kgs 22:8-13     Mt 7:15-20
Mass Intention 6:30
All Fathers
Frances Friedman †

Thursday - June 24
Readings: Is 49:1-6     Acts 13:22-26     Lk 1:57-66,80

Mass Intention 6:30
All Fathers
Cliff Buelow †
Scripture 9:15a Mary's Chapel

Friday - June 25
Readings: 2 Kgs 25:1-12     Mt 8:1-4

Mass Intention 6:30
All Fathers
Giuseppe Pignati †

Saturday - June 26
Readings: Lam 2:2,10-14     Mt 8:5-17

Mass Intention 8:30
All Fathers
Tom & MaryAnne Begley †

Sunday - June 27
Readings: 1 Kgs 19:16b     Gal 5:1,13-18     Lk 9:51-62

Mass Intention 7:30
All Fathers
Stanley Freidt †
People of St. Robert's
Carmela Dellegrazie †
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 Fathers. May their children respect, obey, appreciate and love them. May God give them the patience, strength and endurance to fulfill His will within their families.



Rebecca Michael Rollins,
Turkan Isabella Kartal,
Kayla Alexia Dentoni &
Elijah Patrick Caminong-LaGuardia



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, Helen Restani, 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


Our sincere sympathy to the familes of
Frank Kohl and
Thomas Smurthwaite

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.


God Bless You!

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. There will be scrap book tables available for both Father Tom and Father Hamilton.

Bring your memories!



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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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.


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Thank you for your donaton of $3,929.70 to our St. Vincent de Paul Society
and $2,433.90 to our School, CCD and Confirmation programs.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.



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, Mars & Mercie Agustin, Michael Ahern, Olga Aiello, Mike & Teri Albertolle, Janet Aldinger, Alberto Alpi, Tim & Chris Applegate, Bill & Adella Aragon, Pat Arata, Salvatore & Barbara Asaro, Joan Asborno, Richard & Velma Atkinson, Rob & Cathy Aveson, Ben & Lisa Baldonado, John & Lorraine Ballas, John & Sheri Barbieri, Mark & Hilda Barradas, Conrado & Emerita Barrios, Harry & Claire Barsanti, Paul & Marianne Barsanti, Marcelino & Lenora Basilio, John & Barbara Baxter, Philip & Connie Becerra, Maria Beltran, Peter & Judy Beltrano, Mario & Rose Benavente, Herman & Minnie Bertolini, William Bevington & Gloria Naval, Alfred & Mercedes Biagi, Olga Biasotti, Judge John Bible, Don & Jean Bisagno, Lillian Bizal, Ronaldo & Cristina Blanco, Robert & Helen Bodeman, George & Caroldyne Boisson, Julio & Carmen Bolivar, Leona Bondonno, Paul & Maureen Bonitz, Ramona Bordin, Vickey Borg, Julio & Josephine Borruso, Antionette Brouqua, Jim & Cathy Brown, Ann Buelow, Cornelio & Pauline Buencamino, Larry & Laverne Buller, Deborah Burke, Greg & Jill Businger, Marian Cadiz, Joaquin & Esther Canales, Gabriel & Lorraine Canaya, Walter & Carmen Capella, John & Georgene Carambat, Kevin Carey Jr., Kevin Carey & Theresa Gurtiza, Carl & Amy Carlson, Carol Carter, Dan & Denise Cascino, Cheryl Casey, Michael Casey, Pat & Trish Casey, Regino & Gloria Castro, Bev Castro-Leon, Andy & Debbie Caughman, Peter Cerri, Audrey Cervesi, John & Liz Cesca, Tom & Joan Chasseur, Bruce & Sophia Chester, Robert & Josephine Clarke, Vince & Kate Clementi, Tony & Ann Clifford, John & Aurita Coates, Oscar & Elvira Colin, Tom & Jennifer Colombo, Tom & Sue Cordes, Charles & Mary Corsiglia, Pat & Eileen Cotroneo, Donal & Maureen Cronin, James & Kathy Cronin, Gary & Mary Cross, Olivia Cruz, Walter & Linda Cuddy, William & Nancy Curtis, Ed & Pat Daansen, Jeffrey & Sheryl Dachauer, Tom & Marilyn Dachauer, Ernest & Patricia Davini, Arnie & Laura Davis, Robert & Frances Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Joe DeBattista, Edward & Joan DeBrincat, Andy & Carol DeGraca, Margaret DeHart, Juel & Leah deLeon, Gary & Judy DeMartini, Sybil DeSantis, Doug & Mary DeVolder, Melanie Dhillon, Nicholas & Eleanor DiMario, Walton & June Dickhoff, Agnes Doherty, Ellen Donnelly, David & Maryanne Dornlas, Michael Duerre, Rusty & Renee Duffey, Doris Dull, Richard & Barbara Einsiedl, Ed & Cecelia Epting, Mary Falzon, Joe & Cathy Fama, Louis & Lillian Fazio, Rena Fenech, R.J. & Christina Ferrari, Angeline Fiora, Frank & Sharon Firpo, John & Kathy Fitzpatrick, Bob & Jennie Flood, Pat & Noreen Flynn, Frances Follis, Andre & Kirsi Fontenot, Alice Foster, Tony & Lila Foti, Glen & Marielena Frank, Verna Freed, Ray & Lara Fucini, Tim & Jennifer Fuller, Josephine Gaedeke, Gerald & Margaret Gaffney, Herbert Gaines, Larry & Carmelita Gallagher, Jim & Norma Galvin, Mark & Charlene Gamble, Dolores Gardner, Tony & Elisa Geraldi, Mary Germano, Dave & Debra Germenis, Dave & Stephanie Getzler, George & Margot Giusti, Bob & Donna Glass, Walt & MaryJane Gloistein, John & Eileen Grealish, Ben & Elsie Grech, John & Sandy Growney, Filomena Guerrero, Reuben & Esperanza Halili, Russ Hanley, Vera Hannon, Dave & Kerry Hansell, Dave & Pat Harders, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harrington, Evelyn Hart, Herb Haskins, Sherman & Frances Heaney, Don Hennessey, Dave & Thelma Herrera, Gerry & Carmen Huddleston, Maureen Huntington, Pauline Hurlbert, Marie Idiart, Mark & Joan Innes, Rosenda Jardin, Henry & Novella Jefferson, Bob & Peg Jensen, Caroline Johnston, Micheline Johnston, Ray & JoAnn Juarez, Ken & JoAnne Judnick, Norman & Allie Jussaume, Stanislav & Vlahovic Kalcic, James Kason, Joann Kayser, Esther Keck, Margaret Kellogg, Jim & Mary Kelly, Dave & Judy Kerrigan, Dan & Pat Kerwin, Sue Keyser, Tim & Anita Killeen, Andrew & Ana Kimoto, Gordon & Ana King, Tim & Joan King, John & Sandy Kitchin, Adriana Klingensmith, Tom & Amy Koenig,

Tom & Jeanne Kucsak, Pat Kull, Dax & Linda LaGuardia, Joseph Lambert, Dan & Marilyn Lara, Tom & Connie Lara, Bill & Rose Larsen, Mike & Teresa Lavelle, Betty Leahy, Al & Rita Lille, Mark & Janell Lillie, Dan & Patty Linehan, Ed & Betty Linney, Bob & JoAnn Lockwood, Jesse & Jenny Lopez, Henry Lowood & Heidi Beck, Ella Lucero, Jane Luke, Gerald & Pat Lustic, Mike & Lorraine Lynch, Rosemarie Mailhiot, Al & Virginia Malatesta, Bob & Frances Mallamo, Al & Josephine Mallia, Fred & Sandra Mangold, Max & Melanie Maraffio, Bob & Marilyn Marshall, Bob & Paula Marshall, Florence Martinez, Myralee Martinez, Antonio & Doretta Martinucci, Tom & Nancy Masucci, Steve & Fran Maxoutopoulis, Gene & Anna May, Enrique & Deirdre Mayor-Mora, Brian & Theresa McAlindon, Dennis McAuley, Kathryn McCann, Bill & Irene McCarthy, John & Mary McDonagh, John & Joanne McGlothlin, Richard & Kristina McKenna, Lauren McLaughlin, John & Donna McMorrow, Arman & Evangelin Medina, Rommel & Analiza Medina, Josefina Mercado, Doris Mezzetta, Brian & Jesi Mifsud, Roberto Miguel, William & Janet Miles, Louis Mione, Ada Mocelin, Awni & Cindy Mogannam, Gerald & Kathy Moller, Gloria Moniz, Wally & Pat Mooney, Dolores Moynihan, Terry & Angela Mullady, Eileen Mullen, Brian & Ming Mullins, Jeanie Munich, Bart Murphy, Bev Murphy, Bill & Joy Murphy, Joe & Terry Murray, Sam Murray, Mr. & Mrs. J. Muscat, Bob & Bernice Musso, Anne Marie Nagy, Mario & Helen Nardi, Mona Nicholas, Margaret Niehuser, Pat & Karen Nielsen, Carlo & Marie Noce, Paul & Arline Noce, Derald & Cynthia Norton, Mark & Janet O'Connor, John & Rose O'Reilly, Yvonne Olcomendy, Linda Olivier, Richard & Ellen Olson, Mary Ontano, Gloria Pardini, Manuel & Susan Pardo, Mary Paro, John & Christine Peterson, Phil & Doris Peterson, Helen Phipps, Dave & Joanne Pino, Carmel & Rose Pirotta, Jane Presta, Mike & Noelle Quilici, Sean Quinn,, Walt Radzewicz, Rosemary Ranahan, Veronica Realuyo, Mike & Sharon Redmond, Tim & Josette Reid, Dennis & Marci Revelo, Shirley Rider, Fr. Vincent Ring, Peg Ritner, Joe & Marie Roberts, Ricci & Liz Rodriguez, Glenn & Victoria Rogers, Lorraine Rogers, Richard & Judy Rolfes, Al & Josephine Romine, Bill & Loretta Root, Barbara Rudometkin, Emil & Helen Ruggiero, Paul & Linda Ruggiero, George & Judy Rukavina, Bob & Maryann Saisi, Margaret Sammut, Olga Samuelsen, Bob San Miguel, Encar Sanchez, Martin & Vivian Sanchez, Richard & Diane Sarro, Carolina Sarti, John & Ann Scaduto, Paul & Judy Scannell, Charles & Carmon Scerri, Pat Schaukowitch, Teresa Schembri, Joe & Tamera Schmidt, Loretta Sciacqua, Lucille Selleck, Steve & Joan Semeniuk, Gene & Kathie Semenza, Louie & Elizabeth Shader, Mike & Ellen Shanahan, James & Mary Shick, Margaret Shypertt, Mary Shypertt, Edwin Silva, John & Carla Silva, Joe & Sharon Simpson, Gus & Cyd Sinks, Tony & Shirley Sisneros, Charlotte Smerdel, Terry & Cynthia Smerdel, Bernard & Ann Smetzer, Peter & Colleen Soracco, Jean & Marie Sorhouet, Jean Spacher, Paul & Bette St. Clair, Josephine Stagnaro, Sharon Stefaniuk, Helene Stockinger, David Storm, Karen Stratos, Rita Strehl, Vince Svedise, Marian Sweeney, Neil & Cindy Telford, Gerd & Joan Thomsen, Ron & Gina Thomson, Loring & Lisa Tocchini, Geraldine Tolentino, Norma Tonegato, Tony & Mabel Torres, Rod & Dale Tosetti, Huong Tran, Richard Treglia, Mario & Eda Trinca, Lloyd & Amalia Trower, Tom & Rita Tullius, John & Barbara Tursi, MaaFu & Kelela Tuuhetoka, Pat & Una Uniacke, Pat & Theresa Vallez-Kelly, Manuel & Rose Vassallo, Jim & Andrea Vickery, Joe & Lidia Vinal, Dan & Lori Voreyer, Ricardo & Maria Wassmer, Helen Webber, Steve & Rosie West, Gene & Frances Wheeler, Candie Whooley, Dan & Carmen Williams, Joe Williams, Mark & Kathryn Wilson, Sharon Wilson, Bill Wisniewski, Phyllis Woodall, Claire Woodward, Doug & Nancy Wright, Joe & Virginia Yanke, Anthony & Michelina Yaquinto, Nancy Young, John & Cynthia Zolezzi, Wilma Zumsteg.


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