St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, March 27, 2005

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

March 27, 2005
Easter Sunday


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Dear Parishioners,

We are Easter people. Alleluia is our song. This day we celebrate God’s power over sin and death. Jesus’ Resurrection confused some of his disciples. Mary thought that someone had stolen Jesus’ Body. Peter does not know what to make of the empty tomb. Peter, Thomas and the other disciples believed only after the risen Jesus appeared to them in person. John looked into the empty tomb and he “saw and believed.”

What does the Resurrection mean? Some ideas we can focus on throughout this Easter Season:

Our sins can be forgiven.

We, too, will know life everlasting, if we die in Christ.

Christ continues to live in the Church, in the Eucharist, in the Word proclaimed, in the assembly gathered around the table of the Lord, in our hearts.

We do not have to face the challenges of life alone because Christ sent his Holy Spirit to guide us.

Christ will come again in the fullness of time.

Christ is preparing a place for us in heaven.

Happy Easter To All.

Father Bruce
And Parish Staff


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Monday - March 28
Readings: Acts 2:14,22-33     Mt 28:8-15

Mass Intention
Rosie Perez †
Rev. James Monaghan, S.J. †
Grownups 7:30p Mahoney Room
Tuesday - March 29
Readings: Acts 2:36-41     Jn 20:11-18
Mass Intention 6:30
Boncic Family †
Giuseppe Pignati †
Faith Sharing Group
Legion of Mary
Mary's Chapel
Wednesday - March 30
Readings: Acts 3:1-10     Lk 24:13-35
Mass Intention 6:30
Isabelle Cardinale †
Maryann Vasilove †
7th Grade Cheerleading
Band Practice
Choir Practice
Bible Study
Convent Chapel

Thursday - March 31
Readings: Acts 3:11-26     Lk 24:35-48

Mass Intention 6:30
Chirley Rider †
Olga Aiello †

Friday - April 1
Readings: Acts 4:1-12     Jn 21:1-14

Mass Intention 6:30
Willis Berrios †
Marsellino Valiente †

Saturday - April 2
Readings: Acts 4:13-21     Mk 16:9-15

Mass Intention 8:30
Ferruccio Fanti †
Giovanni Foti †
Legion of Mary
Eucharistic Adoration
Legion of Mary
Basketball Dinner

Sunday - April 3
Readings: Acts 2:42-47     1 Pt 1:3-9     Jn 20:19-31

Mass Intention 7:30
People of St. Robert's
Alice Madeline Thompson †
Giuseppe Pignati †
Frediani Family †
Fil/Am Choir
Legion of Mary
Confirmation Class
Youth Mass
Youth Ministry
Mahoney Room
Church & Hall

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Scripture says about married people that

“Two shall live as one”.

How often do you find yourselves living as two? A World wide Marriage Encounter Weekend can help you get back to basics in this complicated day and age. For more information call Paul and Yvonne at (650) 366-7093.

Next Weekend: April 22-24, Burlingame.


April 29th to May 1st

Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park.

This retreat helps those who have suffered a loss, reevaluate themselves, their lives and move on to the future with renewed hope. For more information, call La Verne (650) 355-3978 or Ward (415) 821-3390.



250 Oak Grove, Menlo Park, Ca
(650) 325-5614 ext. 14

April 5th
An Evening with Ron Rolheiser, OMI
The 10 things we struggle with Today as Christians
7-9 p.m.
$15 a person

April 16th
Photography and Prayer
Carol Fowler

April 30th
The Challenge of growing older
Carol Kaplan

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

April 15-17
Hearts on Fire

Enkindling compassion
For all creation
Louie Vitale, OFM


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We would like to thank very sincerely all who helped to make the Benefit Dinner Dance on March 19th such a success.

A special word of thanks to the In-Betweeners who worked so hard to prepare the dinner and host the bar; to the Pipers, the Irish dancers and all who provided entertainment for the evening.

Mile burochas (A thousand thanks)
The Presentation Sisters



The Ladies of St. Robert’s welcome you to attend

“Time for Tea”

Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m
Chutney Grill
Double tree Hotel in Burlingame.

An afternoon of friends, fun and goodies to eat. Tickets will be sold after the Masses this weekend and next. For more information or to make a reservations call: Dolores Moynihan, Candie Whooley or Yvonne Giuseponi.

Get your friends together and spend the day with us!



Tuesday, April 19th, 7 pm., Convent Chapel

We Are All The Same: a story of a Boy’s Courage and a Mother’s Love, by Jim Wooten, is the next book for discussion. This is the book Msgr. Dreier mentioned in his homily last month.

The book is an extraordinary story of the little South African boy whose bravery and fierce determination to make a difference despite being born with AIDS has made him the human symbol of the world’s fight against the disease, told by the veteran American journalist whose life he changed.


is not the producer of terror or fear.
is not the silence of cemeteries.
is not the result of violent repression...
is generosity,
it is our right and our duty

Archbishop Oscar Romero, Martyr



Pope John Paul II has declared this “The Year of the Eucharist”, a time for Christians to deepen their prayer lives. All the faithful are called to integrate the Eucharist more deeply into their lives. The Pope asks that Christians take any opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament. Through adoration, God’s children throughout the world will be “proclaiming Christ”. On Saturday, April 2nd, and on the First Saturday of each month, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass and continuing until Benediction at 10 a.m., we are privileged to celebrate Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Consider spending an hour with Jesus. You will experience His mercy, forgiveness, peace and love.

He is waiting!



Next Sunday has been designated by Pope John Paul as “Divine Mercy Sunday”. Our Holy Father has said that anyone who turns to Jesus in trust; goes to Confession within a reasonable time before this day; and worthily receives Holy Communion will be completely forgiven of their sins and punishment due them. Confession takes place at St. Robert’s on each Saturday from 3:30-4:15 p.m. We must be in the state of grace to obtain this extraordinary gift of Jesus’ mercy. The ultimate salvation of all of us is in the hands of Jesus.






April 6th
April 7th
April 8th
April 20th
April 22nd
April 26th
April 27th

1:45 pm
2:45 pm
2:45 pm
2:45 pm
2:45 pm
2:45 pm
8:15 am

Help raise funds for :
Classroom supplies, sports program,
parish maintenance fund and
outdoor education.


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Thank you for your generous donation of $3,037.05
to the American Bishop’s Overseas Fund.



A thank you to all volunteer members of our St. Vincent de Paul Society! St. Robert's Conference and St. Bruno’s Conference, joined together and delivered 45 –5 pound canned hams to over 40 San Bruno families March 19th and 20th. Jointly, we covered all of San Bruno. Also delivered were 47 Easter Baskets that were assembled by St. Robert’s Teen Club. They were Stephanie Uniacke, Bailey Rodriquez, Christian Lopez, Stephanie Donohue, Cecilia, Jake and Paul Landholt. We also gave out over $1,000 in Lunardi Scrip, thanks to your contribution from our 5th Sunday second collection last January. Bruce Chester had 17 full bags of food ready for those asking. Also due to our successful second collection $500 was used for the purchase of additional hams.

The delivery teams were: Bill Root and Liz Cesca, Carlo and Marie Noce, Janet Aldinger and Jamie Bell, Tim and Joan KingNancy McMahon and Loures Matatquinp, Sandy Mangold-June Jackson-Pat Davini, Jospehina Palafor and Fred Farr; Bruce Chester and Frances Gilfillan. Somehow, our Father’s Joe Healy and Joe Marini had the downpours of rain suspended during our two hours of deliveries.

Thanks again,
Wally Mooney,

President of St. Vincent de Paul Society,
St. Roberts Conference.



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As a Parish Community...we pray for people of every land, may there be an end to a hateful divisions and war, a healing of ancient scars, especially in the holy land.



Samantha Velez



Dear Parishioners

We list the names of the people that we have been asked to pray for during the week. We continue to ask each week that parishioners pray for the chronically ill of our parish.

If you have a friend or loved one in need of our parish prayers please call the Rectory at 589-2800.

Also, please remember our Emergency prayer network that prays for specific intentions that require a concerted effort due to their critical nature. To facilitate the network, please call Michele Pipinich at 589-4963. The network people then pray frequently for the next 72 hours. We would appreciate a return call with the outcome so we can praise God for His faithfulness.

This week we pray especially for: Patricia Alvergue


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Ramon Armas
who died recently.



Saint Robert’s Grief Support Group will hold their next meeting on April 9th in the Convent Chapel from 3-4:15 p.m. (before the 4:30 p.m. Mass). Anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one—spouse, sibling, child, parent, friend or relative is invited to come and pray, share, comfort and be comforted. You are invited to bring a companion as support and strength. God Bless you in your sorrow.

Sister Patricia 589-0104.


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by Sister Sheral

The great feast of Easter is here! After 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, we now celebrate the change of heart which the Spirit has wrought in us.

Take off your somber outlook and put on the joy of the new life which we now share more deeply with the Risen Christ. There is plenty of sorrow and sadness in the world, but the light of Christ shines in the midst of the darkness. Christ is with us however we feel at this moment, whatever trials we are enduring. God raised him from the dead and God will raise us as well. The world so much needs our hope! If the sadness around you has you down, pray for the gift of hope which surely God in his goodness will grant you.

Look at the children, so full of life! Look at nature which keeps blooming, no matter what. Savor your friends and family who love you with all your idiosyncrasies. Christ is risen, death is conquered. Peace be with you and all whom you love.

Thank You!
So many of you were so very gracious with your time and energy to make these Three Days a deeply moving experience. Thank you to Kevin Imbimbo and the choirs, to Aura Baldomero and the children’s choir, to our cantors; to Una Uniacke and Tom Dachauer and all those who helped with environment and to all of you who donated so generously for the flowers; to our priests for the fine homilies; to all the lectors, Eucharistic ministers, servers and greeters and anyone who helped in any way. God bless you abundantly!

Congratulations to the new Catholics among us:
Christine Graham, Suzanne Lucanic and Jessica Martinucci
Your faith in God, in the Church and in us makes us stronger.

Congratulations to those who made their first Holy Communion on Holy Thursday:
Hayley Holm, Christopher Fleifel, Marcus Ismael, Nicholas Wright, Alejandra Neri, Alyssa Ortega, Carlos Lozada, Matthew Sael, Alejandra, Vanessa and Veronica Garcia, Rachel Salonga, Jeffrey & Jordan D’Auria, Gabriel Luna, Albert Rodriquez and Samantha Velez.
We are happy that you will join us at the Table of the Lord.

An Easter Thought
When we call upon Christ the Redeemer, we join our efforts with his intention to free [humankind] from the slavery of sin and the sin of slavery. We pray in his name for the great gift of the liberty of the sons and daughters of God. Christ is the redeemer not only of souls and of separate individuals; he is the redeemer of the whole person and of the whole world. He wants to restore our wholeness and liberty… We can pray and act in the name of Christ the Redeemer when we are truly freeing ourselves and are working not only for an individualized freedom, but for freedom for all, especially those most oppressed, most discriminated against and outcast.
Bernard Haring, Prayer: the Integration of Faith and Life, p. 38


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April 2nd and 3rd

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers P. Scbhaukowitch (C), R. Hanley, J. Hageman,
Di. Hageman, Doug Hageman, C. Holland,
M. Murphy, B. Moniz, and K. Cox
Lectors C. Aveson and C. Snyder
Altar Servers J. Mullady and J. Brown

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Father Marini
Eucharistic Ministers W. Mooney (C), R. Vassalo, B. Albright,
A. Buelow and T. Montross
Lector S. Kelly and A. Reyes
Altar Servers P. Landholt and J. Landholt
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers S. Murray (C), A. Romine, J. Romine,
J. Kelly, P. Byrne, M. Lopez,
T. Jones, L. Canaya and B. Canaya
Lectors J. Marty and M. Compton
Altar Servers K. Bendick and K. Casino
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Hung/Healy
Eucharistic Ministers C. Pacas (C), H. Madayag, C. Ortiz,
A. Maron, P. Astero, L. Juvero,
M. Giusti, B. Pacas and S. Lucchese
Lectors M. Benavente and G. May
Altar Servers C. Villanueva and C. Maron

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers R. Atkinson (C), I. Reyes, N. Giuseponi,
A. Ciraulo, M. Ciraulo, M. Santiago
and E. Donnelly
Lector M. Innes
Altar Servers D. McKenna and D. Valiao

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