St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, August 29, 2004

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

August 29, 2004
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners and Students of St. Robert’s School

I would like to thank each of you for the wonderful reception on the occasion of my retirement from St. Robert School. Your beautiful cards, letters and gifts touched me deeply, and I am honored and humbled by your generosity.

St. Robert’s is truly an outstanding community and I look back on my 25 years at St. Roberts as one of God’s many blessings in my life. Working with you and the students of St. Robert’s, past and present, has been a privilege and a joy, and I will always treasure your gifts of love, friendship and support.

I wish each of you God’s blessings in the new school year, and always.

With love and gratitude,
Patricia Bordin

Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to all who attended and helped make my Installation a great success last Sunday. I look forward to our future years together as a Parish community.

Father Bruce


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Monday - August 30
Readings: 1 Cor 2:1-5     Lk 4:16-30

Mass Intention
Betty DelDebbio †
Lucy Graffigna †
Parish Planning Committee 7:00p Library
Tuesday - August 31
Readings: 1 Cor 2:10b-16     Lk 4:31-37
Mass Intention 6:30
William Webb †
Cliff Buelow †
Legion of Mary 6:30p Library
Wednesday - September 1
Readings: 1 Cor 3:1-9     Lk 4:38-44
Mass Intention 6:30
Mele Kelemete †
John Meany †
Bible Study 6:30p Convent Chapel

Thursday - September 2
Readings: 1 Cor 3:18-23     Lk 5:1-11

Mass Intention 6:30
Felicia Salomne †
Warren McHugh †
Festival Band Practice
Mary's Chapel

Friday - September 3
Readings: 1 Cor 4:1-5     Lk 5:33-39

Mass Intention 6:30
Nora Hargedon †
Daryl Lewis †

Saturday - September 4
Readings: 1 Cor 4:6b-15     Lk 6:1-5

Mass Intention 8:30
In Thanksgiving
Nat Russo †
Eucharistic Adoration 9:00a Church

Sunday - September 5
Readings: Wis 9:13-18b     Philemon 9-10,12-17      Lk 14:25-33

Mass Intention 7:30
Anna Marie, Jasmin & Jamilah †
People of St. Robert's
Francis Finigan †
Carmela Dellegrazie †
Fil/Am Choir
Youth Mass


Our Holy Father has said: “Through adoration, the faithful can enjoy a particular experience of ‘abiding’ in the love of Christ, entering even more deeply into his filial relationship with the Father….Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let’s not be stingy with our time to go meet Him in faith-filled adoration and in contemplation full of faith.” We have the opportunity of worshipping Jesus in His blessed sacrament on Saturday, September 4th, and on every first Saturday of each month, following the 8:30 am Mass and continuing until Benediction at 10 am. Come! Receive the peace only Jesus can give!


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We welcome into our parish:

James & Virginia Tapia & Family
Jeanine Ovalle & Family
Richard & Joanne Quinn
Eliud & MaryAnn Garcia
William & Betti Magoolaghan
Arthur & Michelle Feldman & Family
MaryAnn Loffredo
Donald & Maria Rodrigues & 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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The choir is planning a beginning of the year party to be held Sun., Sept. 12th, from 1-3 p.m. at Hennessy Hall. There will be food and music. This will be a chance to welcome anyone interested in singing or playing for any of the liturgies. There is no need to bring anything but yourselves. The choirs will supply all the food and may have a few musical surprises.

The Adult Choir singing at the 9:30 a.m. Mass is ready to begin a new year raising their voices in praise. You don’t need to be a ‘professional' singer, but simply someone who enjoys singing and has a willingness to praise God in song. Rehearsals are every Wed. from 7-9 p.m., and our first rehearsal will be on Wed., Sept. 8th. We are going to be rehearsing music for Advent and Christmas soon, and would love to invite new members to help us make these seasons truly joyous! On Sunday, we gather at 9 a.m. to warm up prior to the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

Although we would welcome you to join us throughout the year, if you can not make that commitment, we would be happy for your to sing for Nov. and Dec. in preparation for Christmas. We are going to be planning a midnight mass with much beautiful and festive music.

I would also like to to invite any in our congregation who play instruments to come join us. We are always looking for instrumentalists to help accompanying the choir or play for any of the liturgies.

For more information, or to join us contact Kevin Imbimbo, or just come by the organ and see me after Mass. Even if you’re not sure if you can sing with us, we still want to see you on Sept. 12th after the 11:30 a.m. Mass for FOOD AND FUN!



The Wednesday evening Scripture Study will resume on Wed. Sept. 8th at 7:30 p.m. in the Convent chapel. We will study the books of Revelation.

All are welcome. For more information call Sister Ita at 583-2544.



"Home to Harmony" by Philip Gulley is the newest book for the Robert's Readers. This is a delightful book about a Quaker pastor, Sam Gardner, and the town of Harmony. The author Philip Gulley is, himself, a Quaker minister, and this book grew out of essays that Gulley wrote for his church newsletter. The San Mateo library system has seven copies, so it is readily available. We will be discussing this book Tuesday, September 21st, at 7pm in Mary’s Chapel. If you have any questions, please call Colleen Soracco.



Please stop by and enjoy the warm sun and hot Cars
Saturday, September 11th
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Roberts Main Parking Lot

Hennessy Hall from 7 p.m. to Midnight
$5.00 per person



Plans are being made for this years annual parish festival “La Fiesta”, which will be on September 24-26, and 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 2 hours, but you can work for as many hours as you would like and on all three days if you wish.

The menu will include those all time favorites-delicious barbecued tri tip steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, 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 or Raquel and Jeff Downs.

Thank You



We will continue our adult computer classes on Saturday mornings beginning October 2nd. We will have a six-week session in the Fall and another in the Spring. If interested, please, call the Rectory and put your name on the registration list. Spaces are limited to the number of computers in the St. Robert's School Computer Lab. More details will be given closer to the first class.

Sister Patricia


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As a Palish Community...We pray for leaders of all nations. May they sincerely work together to end abuse against human rights of the poor, the homeless, the victims of violence, oppression and war.


Elijah Anthony Lazo &
Talia Linda Marie Nohealani Curley



Lorena Velasco & Alberto Gomez



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

WE PR4Y FOR THE ILL:: Olga, Aiello, Sharon Aiello, Marilyn Arancibia, Robert Bacci, Genaro Badiable, Lito Badiable, Jimmy Brown, Maricris Candelaria, Arthur Candia, Carmen Capella, Josie Clarke, Nan Connolly, Salvador Canjura, Theresa Cook, Cindy Corona, Ana Cosgaya, Walton & June Dickhoff, William & Sandra Dill, Carl Edwards, Adela Florez, Jesse Grube, Claire Hamilton, Denise Hawald, Dominique Hauscarriague,Jr, Viko Ivancich, Joanne Johnson, Koret Koelman, Muriel Krause, Sisilia Langi, Shirley Latham, Josephine Lavoie, Austin Lehman, Lena Lucarotti, 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, Mamo Scanlan, Mary Shick, Pauline Speranza, Justo Tan, Mafi Tukumoatu, Kristi Varni, Don Vickery, Diana Walter & Jennifer Westbrook.

Dear Parlshioners,
Pleare notify the priesthouse (589-2800) if a loved one is either sick or in the hospital and would like to be visited.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Gerald Utrup
(brother of Norma Galvin),
Mary Elordi

(mother of Barbara Elordi),
Elfred Olson &
Annette Sandoval

who died recently



The Emergency Prayer Network continues to pray for specific intentions that require a concerted effort due to their critical nature. To facilitate the network, please call Michele Pipinich. The network then prays frequently for the next 72 hours. We would appreciate a return call with the outcome so we can praise God for His faithfulness.


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By Sister Sheral

Ready, Set...

Whether or not we have children in school, now that school has started, we'll all be getting back into our usual routines. We might want to take advantage of this "new year" to set up a new routine for ourselves, different from our usual routine. As we think back over the past year, are there some things we'd like to change? Did we find ourselves way too overcommitted and then were unable to change gears midstream? Did I want to get more involved in the parish, but let my shyness or past hurts keep me from volunteering? Do I need to work as much as I do? If we cut back some on our spending, could one of us spend more time with the family? How often have we gone out as a couple? Are our children doing everything they want to do -sports, music, dance lessons -so much so that they aren't learning the importance of decision-making and we find ourselves run ragged by endless driving? Has it been ages since I saw friends who aren't members of our parish?

If you could choose to put the aspects of your life together in a different configuration, what would you like to do differently this coming year? It's so easy for any of us to get in a rut and unthinkingly repeat a daily rhythm which leads to short-tempers and high blood pressure. Why not, take a few minutes sitting in the church or in a park and ask the Spirit to help you review your schedule? John's gospel, has Jesus say: "I have come that [you] may have life, life to the full." Sometimes, we've tried to pack so much into our days we forfeit the opportunity to enjoy the life God is offering us. Let us begin again to live at a human pace, smelling the roses, appreciating our children and grandchildren, and thanking God for the gift of another day of life. "Just to be is a blessing, just to live is holy." Abraham Joshua Heschel

The Sunday Readings

If you've found the Sunday readings difficult to understand sometimes and are free Tuesday mornings, you're most welcome to join the Scripture group which meets from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Mary's Chapel. It's helpful to read the readings beforehand, but that's not essential. I try to give some background to the readings and we talk about how to live the values presented and issues in the Church today related to situations in the readings. We'll meet every Tuesday, but you are free to come when you can. If you have questions, please call me at 650-589-2800.

Women's Retreat Day

Our retreat day for the wome of the parish is scheduled for Mercy Center on Saturday, November 13. If you came last year, you'll remember what an uplifting day it was. If you weren't able to participate, please talk to someone who did and then put it on your calendar. We'll meet from 8:30 to 3 pm with lunch included. More infonnation will be forthcoming.


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Are you one of the 20-30 year olds who wonder, "What does the Church have for me?" Well now there is a new Young Adult Group forming that looks to answer that question as well as give you a chance to meet other young adults from the Peninsula. The gatherings are both social and spiritual. The first gathering will be a wine and cheese night, this Wednesday, September 1st, from 7:30-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Daly City. Our Lady of Mercy is located at 1 Elmwood Drive in Daly City. Any questions please call Juan Santos at 255-0791 or Danny O'Reagan 756-8684.



Celebrate the sanctity of life exploring the implications of being Made in God's Image. It is our task, as people of faith, to always defend the lives of the vulnerable. Come to St. Mary's Cathedral (Patron's Hall) in San Francisco, on Saturday, September 11th, beginning with Mass at the Cathedral at 8 a. m. To reserve a space, mail a $20 check (include an additional $10 if you want to purchase a box lunch) payable to the Archdiocese of S.F., c/o Vicki Evans, One Peter Yorke, S.F., CA 94109. Be sure to include your name and phone number. In the memo line please write: Respect Life Con- terence.



A time for Young Adult Catholics to come together. The 8th Annual Conference for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s. Saturday, September 18th at the University of San Francisco. Keynote by Bishop Jaime Soto from the Diocese of Orange, Calif. Day includes 3 workshops, mass, dinner and dance. $40 before Aug. 13th; $50 before Sept. 3rd; $60 on-site. To receive registration material: (415) 614-5594. Don't miss this great opportunity to celebrate with other Young Adults! This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Young Adult Ministry and the USF Department of Theology and Religious Studies.



An 8-week grief group of Young Wdow/Wdowers begins Tuesday, September 21st from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Gregory's in San Mateo, 2715 Hacienda St. (28th Ave. and Hacienda St.) If you are interested please call Barbara Elordi at Catholic Charities CYO: (415) 564- 7882.


Looking for all Alumni

Celebrate the Centennial of Saint Anne of the Sunset parish, San Francisco on September 19th. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. with school reception to follow. For any questions please email STANNE_100@yahoo. corn.


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Our first school Mass of the year will be on Friday, September 3rd, at 8:30am. All pairshioners are invited to attend.

A reminder: Information needed from our school handbook can now be obtained from our website at



Back to School Night for parents of students in grades K-5 will be on Tuesday, September 7th. Back to School Night for parents of students in grades 6-8 will be held on Thursday, September 9th. More details will follow in the School Newsletter.



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 ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in adminstration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs



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 #000057724. Thank you.


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Teachers are needed to teach in various grades in the program. Please contact Sister Mary at the Religious Ed Office, 588-0477. Classes start Tuesday, September 14th, and Thursday, September 16th, 3:30 to 4:30pm.

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for Adults needing Baptism,
First Communion, and Confirmation
Thursday, September 16th, 7p.m. in the Mahoney Room

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