St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, June 27, 2004

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 27, 2004
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Each day I thank God for my fourteen years as Pastor of St. Robert's Parish. You, the parishioners, have been my pride and my joy. Trusting in God, we went through difficult times and great times. We did it together as a Parish family. Despite all this, I know that it is a good time for me to move on. It will be good for me to be in a position with less administration, and, therefore, less stress. But it will also give me more time, I hope, for prayer, study and ministry. I also believe that it is good for St. Robert's to have a new pastor who will bring fresh insights, great energy and the ability to reach out to more people of the parish. I am very happy with the assignment of both Monsignor Dreier and Father Healy. I know you will be happy with them as well.

My thanks go to the priests, deacons, sisters, educators and staff who have in many ways made my years as pastor such a joy and have made up for my deficiencies. My thanks go also to all parishioners who have given so much of their time, talent and treasure to make St. Robert's a truly great Parish. May God bless all of you.

My greatest regret is that I was not able to inspire more young families realize the importance of coming to Mass each week. I know that this is not just a St. Robert's phenomenon, but it is one that I hoped we could reverse at St. Robert's. It was not to be. Sports, weekend trips, shopping or just plain "sleeping in" have, for some, become the top Sunday priority. I believe that the next generation is being short changed. I also must learn to place more trust in the Holy Spirit.

Please remember me in your prayers and assured of mine.

Father Ring


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Monday - June 28
Readings: Amos 2:6-10,13-16     Mt. 8:18-22

Mass Intention
Joe Grech †
All Fathers
Tuesday - June 29
Readings: Acts 12:1-11     2 Tim 4:6-8,17-18
Mass Intention 6:30
All Fathers
John P. Murphy †
Legion of Mary
Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday - June 30
Readings: Amos 5:14-15     Mt 8:28-34
Mass Intention 6:30
Alfredo Corpuz †
Cornelius Murphy †

Thursday - July 1
Readings: Amos 7:10-17     Mt 9:1-8

Mass Intention 6:30
Louise Loustau †
Cliff Buelow †
Festival Band Rehearsal 6:00p Hall

Friday - July 2
Readings: Amos 8:4-6,9-12     Mt 9:9-13

Mass Intention 6:30
Alice Irwin †
Bob White †

Saturday - July 3
Readings: Eph 2:19-22     Jn 20:24-29

Mass Intention 8:30
Pasquale Aloise †
People of St. Robert's
Eucharistic Adoration 9:00a Church

Sunday - July 4
Readings: Is 66:10-14c     Gal 6:14-18     Lk 10:1-12,17-20

Mass Intention 7:30
People of St. Robert's
People of St. Robert's
People of St. Robert's
People of St. Robert's
Fil/Am Choir
Youth Mass

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...that the Holy Spirit will guide and embrace Fathers Ring and Tom as they proceed on their journey to their new parishes. May they know that our love follows them wherever they go.



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



On Saturday, July 3rd, and on each First Saturday of every month, we are privileged to celebrate Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, following the 8:30 am Mass and continuing until 10:00 am. Jesus wants each of us to have a personal, loving relationship with Him. What a better way than to spend a short time with Him in the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of our church. Come, Jesus is waiting!



If you are interesed in becoming a member of this ministry, please call Gene May. We are in need especially of Eucharistic Ministers at the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass and at the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass, but you are welcome to serve at any of the other Masses.



Congratulations To All
St. Robert's School Graduates and
School of Religion Class of 2000


College of San Mateo
Megan Gilfillan
Jesse Roberts

San Francisco City
Ryan Peterson

Santa Monica City
Lauren Jenkins

Dominic Mitchell


Jacqueline Carambat
Daniel Evans
Arianna Ibarra

Monterey Bay
Marco Oliva

San Diego
Marie-Claire Balea
Veronique Balea
Michael Callicotte

San Jose
Fernando Nunez
Matthew Thomas

Rachel Baker
Lindsay Ibarra


Lucy Perez

Elizabeth Ontano

San Diego
Marian Marshall

Santa Cruz
Linda Khoury
Christian Thomsen


Dominican University/San Rafael
Lindsay Summers

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Eric Fleming

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Katie Lallas

Gonzaga University
Sean Killeen

Regis University
Maureen Carey

University of San Francisco
Manuel Ferrer, Jr.

University of Southern California
Nicholas Tuhacek

U.S. Marine Corps
Serena Grandov


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Barry Malatesta and
Raymond Driscoll
who died recently.



A trust fund has been set up for Barry Malatesta's Family. If you would like to make a donation to this fund, please make your donation payable to First National Bank of Northern California (1551 El Camino Real, Millbrae, 94030). Please reference Savings Account #060057724. Thank you.



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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Where I've Been
I had the opportunity last week to spend five days on retreat at Mercy Center. What a wonderful, grace-filled place! There is a rose garden behind the Kohl mansion with roses of every size and fragrance. The Creator's love of design and gentle shading was more than evident there. Behind the main building is a Zen garden, designed by Fr. Thomas Hand, SJ who for years has shared his knowledge and insights into the richness of the Eastern religious traditions during East/West dialogues each summer. The garden consists of small plants, Bonzai trees, and rocks and pebbles raked into circular patterns. Hearing the cooks washing dishes upstairs after a meal somehow adds to the sense of quiet in the midst of everyday tasks. The labyrinth, a medieval pattern for circular walking to a center point, is located in the midst of ancient Oaks, gladiolas, lilies, lavender, hydrangeas, lobelia, and roses. These three spots were my holy places for prayer since I found the chapel stuffy and overly heated.

We're having our parish Women's Retreat at Mercy Center November 13, so many of you will have chance to experience these blessed places then. If anyone would like to go earlier, just let me know and I'll happily go with you sometime this summer so you can see what I'm writing about. You are welcome to come any time for a day of quiet; you can bring a lunch or purchase the lunch they have available for $8.75. It couldn't be closer to St. Robert's and yet it feels so far from the busyness of everyday life.

The four days previous, I had spent with our Sisters in Denver at their annual province gathering. Four of the Sisters there are Lakota Sioux from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where they were educated by our sisters in the mission school. Each of them has grappled with reclaiming the heritage which was taken from her by force in the misguided efforts of those times to Christianize and Americanize these young children. They shared the story of Black Elk, one of their holy men who had several visions in his life and managed somehow back then (he was baptized in 1904) to integrate in himself his Lakota spirituality and his Catholic beliefs. He was a catechist for years, revered for the depth of his faith and his practice and, at the same time, he continued to be a leader in the Lakota expressions of prayer.

The Lakota have a lovely phrase, Mitakuye Oyasin which means "all my relatives." They use this phrase in relation to four-legged creatures, two-leggeds and winged beings. It's not, as we might think, a form of pantheism, but rather a recognition of the one Creator, "the Great Spirit" in Lakota terms. How differently we would live if we saw every human being and every created thing as a relative! What respect we would show each other, the animals and all of nature. A particularly helpful thought for the beautiful days of summer when we might tend towards a more reflective attitude.


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Pledge/Gifts as of
June 22, 2004
648 families
Total expenses to date $1,694,659.17

Cash received to date

Loan from Archdiocese $500,000.00
Loan payment made to date $213,910.05
Loan Balance $288,363.60

* This figure is adjusted down by $75,797 because of moving and changes in circumstances.


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During Teen 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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Monday, July 12th, 5:15 to 9 p.m.

Hey Dads!!!

It is time to give all the the Moms a night off, so grab the Kids and come enjoy a B.B.Q. and fun and games! 3 on 3 basketball tournament open to all ages. Register at 5:15 p.m. games start at 5:30 p.m. T-shirts for all the kids that attend.

R.S.V.P. to George Horton no later than July 5th.


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

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

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

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

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