St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, April 3, 2005

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 3, 2005
Second Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parish Community,

When I looked over today’s 2nd reading (First Letter of St. Peter 1:3-9) I thought about my experiences of life when I have suffered through various trials, but then my faith, that is more precious than gold got me through those times and I was able to rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.

Through these experiences I have learned that even though I have not seen God I love him and believe in him. He has come through to me in some very profound ways, when he knew I was ready and I could hear him. I refer to these times as my journey of faith.

When I hear others tell about their faith journey, I feel blessed. And if I listen and pay attention, maybe just maybe, they might say something that I need to hear today, especially if I‘ve happened to hit one of life’s bumps in the road.

I was once told this simple story when I was at an all time low in my life 13 years ago:

Imagine a married couple that has known each other for what seems like forever. They are sitting across from each other and there’s not much conversation between the two of them because they know each other so well.

Think of this like your relationship with God, especially now. He knows what’s going on in your heart right now, and he is there with you. You don’t have to say anything. Just have faith.

Through this story I was able to hear God speaking to me because I paid attention. This story helped me along the road of my faith journey. It still continues to help me today if I am at a loss, and don’t know what to do or where to turn. I just imagine God sitting across from me wherever I am at the time. Today, I know and believe He is always there; I just have to have faith. More importantly he is not just sitting across from me he is sitting across from you as well. Just have faith.

Peace be with you,
Kathy Hanley


Divine Mercy Sunday-April 3rd

In the year 2000, Pope John Paul declared that the 2nd Sunday of Easter (today) is to be called “Divine Mercy Sunday”. In the early 1930’s, Jesus appeared to a Sister in Poland. She is now St. Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy. Jesus asked her to “tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” He promised “complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” to those who turn to Him in trust and worthily receive Him in Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday. “On that day, the very depths of My tender Mercy are open...Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Font of My Mecry.” Confession within a reasonable time before the Feast is sufficient. We must be in the state of grace to receive this extraordinary gift of mercy. Confession takes place at St. Robert’s each Saturday from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Jesus is waiting.


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Monday - April 4
Readings: Is 7:10-14,8:10     Heb 10:4-10      Lk 1:26-38

Mass Intention
Nikita Scope †
Genevieve Daveggio †
Men's Club 6:00p Hall
Tuesday - April 5
Readings: Acts 4:32-37     Jn 3:7b-15
Mass Intention 6:30
People of St. Robert's
Patrice Van Velthuysen †
Faith Sharing Group
Religious Education
Youth Ministry/Ice Skating
Legion of Mary
Youth Ministry
Mary's Chapel
Church & Hall
Wednesday - April 6
Readings: Acts 5:17-26     Jn 3:16-21
Mass Intention 6:30
Juanita Davis †
Amelia Rudometkin †
7th Grade Cheerleading
Band Practice
Choir Practice
Bible Study
Convent Chapel

Thursday - April 7
Readings: Acts 5:27-33     Jn 3:31-36

Mass Intention 6:30
Special Intention
Mauro Sciacqua †
Religious Education
Fil/Am Group
Church & Hall

Friday - April 8
Readings: Acts 5:35-42     Jn 6:1-15

Mass Intention 6:30
Pauline Speranza †
Joseph Busuttil †
Confirmation Rehearsal
Passion Play Party
Church & Hall
Mahoney Room

Saturday - April 9
Readings: Acts 6:1-7     Jn 6:16-21

Mass Intention 8:30
Paul & Rosina Vella †
Ferrante Family †
Women's Guild
Consolation Ministry
Church & Hall
Convent Chapel

Sunday - April 10
Readings: Acts 2:14,22-33     1 Pt 1:17-21     Lk 24:13-35

Mass Intention 7:30
Irene Mocelin †
People of St. Robert's
June Dickhoff †
Anton Boncic †
Fil/Am Choir
Legion of Mary
Time for Tea
Youth Ministry
Mahoney Room

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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.



2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

June 3rd-June 5th
A Renewal for Busy People
Father DeMello

250 Oak Grove, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 325-5614 ext. 14

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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Men's Club meeting will be held this Monday, April 4th. All men of the parish are welcome to attend, come and enjoy the NCAA Basketball Finals on the big screen. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.



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!


April Dinner Meeting Is Election Night - April 11th

Enjoy an early Summer BBQ with ribs, chicken and all the fixings! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner cost is $10. Please rsvp to Teresa Nussbaum, email at


Tuesday, April 19th, 7pm, 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.


St. Robert's Men's Club

Saturday, April 30th
for additional information contact Vico Piccinini





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.

Contact the rectory at 589-2800
and sign up TODAY!!!!


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Thank you to the following people who made Easter Flower donations:

Anne Abela for Joseph Abela,
Edward Agius for Charles and Rita Agius;
Ahern Family for Allison Ahern (Mother of Ian & Andrew);
Aveson Family for Catherine, Oron, Pat Forbush & Jim Diggins;
Balestieri Family for Eloise & Joe Coones;
Mr. & Mrs. James Barbero for Carol Barbero;
Ramona Bordin for Alfred Bordin;
Consuelo & Antonio Bravo for Soledad Martinez & Rafael Cardona;
Maria Canjura for Jesus & Froylan Martinez;
Maria, Sal III, Nick Canjura & Family for Sal Canjura, Jr.;
Walter Capella for Carmen J. Capella;
Saira Cardoza for Claudia Robleto;
Sophia & Bruce Chester for Sophia & Bob Conley and Marie & Cliff Chester;
Nancy Sandoval-Avey for Betty Cooper;
Ed & Joan DeBrincat for their parents;
Rose Deferville for Roy John Deferville;
German-Emma DeGuzman for Villones DeGuzman Family;
Walton Dickhoff for June Dickhoff, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Dickhoff and Mr. & Mrs. Walt Rentmaster;
Lillian Fazio for Louis Fazio & Larry Restivo;
Alice Foster for deceased family members;
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Gallagher for Margareth & Rodney Mason;
Dolores Gardner for Sharon Gardner;
Mike Gigloth;
Evelyn Hart for Edward Hart & Celia Galluzzo;
Tim & Joan King and Matt & Johanna King for Alice Perry;
Kitchen Family for Isabelle Cardinale;
Vera Hannon for Frank & Florence Lawson;
Ana, Andrew & Jason Kimoto for Santiago Berasategui;
Betty Leahy for Timothy Leahy;
Helen Mantler for Edward Jerome Mantler;
Antonio Doretta Martinez for Maheucci & Martinucci Families;
Ryan McGonnell;
McGrew Family for Ron McGrew;
Deceased Members of the McNamara Family, Uniacke Family, Travers Family & Halpin Family;
Helen Mantler for Robert & Jeaness McKenna;
Clif & Marina Middendorf for Napoleon, Elena & Merces Salazar;
Jerry & Kathy Moller for Joe & Catherine and Fred & Minni;
Bunny Moniz for Alexander Moniz;
Lori, Chilo, Sara & Danny Morales for Bill & Sharon Wilson;
Dolores Moynihan for Martin J. Moynihan;
Mr. & Mrs. Carlo Noce for their parents;
Ed Norman, Pat Willis, Alice Willis & Paul Willis;
Elizabeth Pansegrau;
Carmela Pieretti for Leo Pieretti;
Jimmy, Ryan, Kyle & Tyler for Jim Brown (Grandpa) and Leo Pieretti (Papa);
Catherine Roelofsen for Noel Lillie;
Mrs. Elvira Ronzani & Family for Ernest Ronzani;
Louis Ross;
Jim & Noreen Ruane;
Emil & Helen Ruggiero for Robert Ruggiero;
Paul, Linda & Michael Ruggiero for Bruna Giorgi & Bob Ruggiero;
Paul & Judy Scannell for Dave & Marie Dunn and Timothy & Eileen Scannell;
Vic Schaukowitch Family for Vic Schaukowitch;
Marie Spinetti for Frances & Stanley Friedman and Mario & Theresa Spinetti;
N. Janine Sredniawa for Aurelia C. Munar;
Tuhacek Family for George & Alice Tuhacek and Ernest & James Pruckner,
Dan & Carmen Williams for Josefina Barron & Grace Lyte;
Paz S. Wyle;
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Yaquinto for Michael Bulnes;
Nancy Young for Florence, Frank, Lom & Linda Smith


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As a Parish Community...we pray For the people of God, on this Divine Mercy Sunday, may we come to Jesus; ask forgiveness of our sins; experience His compassion and love; and place our trust in Him.



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.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Margaret Aiello,
Pat Birmingham,
Frank Zuppo,
Ramon Armas and
Patricia Alvergue

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.


April 13th

We are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you can prepare a favorite cookie, snack or lunch item for 10 to 12 people, please drop it off at the Children's Chapel, in the back of Church, by 9 a.m. on April 13th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items can be donated.

We appreicate your help!


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by Sister Sheral

Easter Continues!

Thank you to Ben Baldonado, Bob Baker and all who acted in the Passion Play Good Friday evening or helped in any way. “For to live with the Lord, we must die with the Lord,” we sang during the Communion service and you helped us to experience that dying.

When we shared our reflections on the Triduum during our community evening prayer, one of the sisters told of a priest who commented that saying “Christ is risen!” isn’t enough. He insisted that we need to add “and he is in us sending us forth to live as he lived.” He is correct; we need to remember “the rest of the story.” In this week’s gospel, the apostles are locked in the same room that Resurrection evening where Jesus transformed the Passover meal into his Last Supper. Jesus greets them with “Peace be with you.” Remember, these are his “friends” who fell asleep in the garden and deserted him on the way to his crucifixion. He has obviously forgiven them. He also, according to John’s community, breathes forth the Spirit upon them. Thomas is missing (perhaps, out getting food for the group?) and, as we know, won’t accept their testimony that Jesus has appeared to them. A week later, when Jesus appears again, they are still locked in the room.

What a great consolation for us to know that these frightened, ordinary people like us are the ones who will pass on the message of salvation, of freedom from sin and death! And how gracious of Jesus to respond to Thomas’ conditions for belief. He takes Thomas where he is, needing some sort of physical proof that it really is Jesus. Again, what a blessed story for us who, at times, put limits on the extent to which our faith will reach. And because we are human beings of flesh and blood, each of the sacraments has a physical aspect, so that our whole being – body and soul – may experience God’s presence.

The Church wisely gives us 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving and 50 days of Easter rejoicing and feasting. The baptismal font reminds us of the renewal of commitment we have made to Jesus and the gospel. Its position in front of the altar speaks of the reality that we come to the Eucharist through Baptism. The paschal (Easter) candle symbolizes the light of Christ.

The readings from the Acts of the Apostles today and next Sunday’s gospel speak of the breaking of bread, the early Church’s name for the Eucharist. For the next seven weeks, you will receive a flier in the bulletin from the Archdiocesan Office of Worship with a reflection for the Year of the Eucharist which our Holy Father has promulgated worldwide. Our own Pat Vallez-Kelly prepared the materials for use in all parishes of the archdiocese. To help us grow in our appreciation of the Eucharist, our parish will also offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the second Tuesday of each month from after the 8:30 Mass until 5 pm. Please come by to spend some time with Our Lord on that day or any day you wish. Happy Easter!


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April 9th and 10th

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Marini
Eucharistic Ministers T. Dachauer (C), R. Larsen, B. Larsen,
R. Aveson, D. Bisagno, J. Quinn,
J. Scannell, C. Holland, B. Castro-Leon
Lectors P. Scannell and C. Clarke
Altar Servers E. Fosse and D. Balistreri

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), R. Lahez, R. Jardin,
C. Soracco, A. Doherty
Lector J. Moresco and T. Clifford
Altar Servers J. Wright and B. Marshall
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Hung/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers R. Valdez (C), K. Semenza, M. Saisi,
M. Blumenthal, C. Fitzpatrick, L. Rodriguez,
M. Bologna, J. Valdez, G. Tolentino
Lectors J. Shick and J. Bendick
Altar Servers M. Jauregui and M. Jauregui
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), R. Benavente, L. Sing,
V/L Piccinini, J. Yee, D. Murphy,
E. Sanchez, B. Chester, T. Estelita
Lectors H. Valle and B. Baxter
Altar Servers J. Alvergue and K. Ortiz

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), J. Landholt, G. Landholt,
L. Cuddy, D. Chun, T. Thompson,
V. Hawkins, S. Donohue, J. Schaukowitch
Lector C. Landholt
Altar Servers J. Uroz and A. DeMartini

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