St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, April 17, 2005

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 17, 2005
Fourth Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parishioners,

This Easter season invites us to continue to reflect with gratitude on the many joyful experiences we have celebrated in our parish community. In particular I want to mention the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 9th.

After 2 years of preparation, which included monthly classes, community service, a day of retreat and Mass attendance, the 71 candidates seemed eager and ready to step up to Bishop Wang to express their “I do” in response to the renewal of their Baptismal promises.

The occasion was a blessed and joyful one for the candidates, their sponsors, parents family members and our parish community.

I am grateful to all who helped make the occasion a blessed and memorable one for the candidates. In particular I thank their families, teachers and the parish community who supported them through prayer and example.

I want to thank Joanne Bartolotti our Confirmation coordinator, and the Confirmation team: Darlene Esola, Peggy Hart, Mike Herrera, Diana Landin, Michelle Lynch and Leslie Fong our Religious Education secretary. Each person has played an important and effective role in guiding the candidates and keeping them on task.

We hope that these young people will continue to be a vibrant part of our parish community especially by attending Church and becoming members of our parish Youth Ministry.

Sister Mary


as we honor

Sister Ita's
Jubilee year

With renewal of her vows
at the 11:30 a.m. Mass
May 1st
Followed by a reception in
Hennessy Hall


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Monday - April 18
Readings: Acts 11:1-18     Jn 10:11-18

Mass Intention
Mary O'Brien †
Pasquale & Maria Aloise †
8th Grade Grad Party Mtg. 7:00p Hall
Tuesday - April 19
Readings: Acts 11:19-26     Jn 10:22-30
Mass Intention 6:30
Loretta Feltz †
John P. Murphy †
Faith Sharing Group
Religious Education
Legion of Mary
St. Robert's Readers
Youth Ministry
Mary's Chapel
Church & Hall
Convent Chapel
Wednesday - April 20
Readings: Acts 12:24--13:5a     Jn 12:44-50
Mass Intention 6:30
Connie Broce †
Blanche Lagomarsino †
7th Grade Cheerleading
Band Practice
Choir Practice
Athletics Meeting
Bible Study
Mahoney Room
Convent Chapel

Thursday - April 21
Readings: Acts 13:13-25     Jn 13:16-20

Mass Intention 6:30
Pura Aranez
Kay Prouty †
Religious Education
Youth Ministry
School Board Meeting
Church & Hall
Convent Chapel
Mahoney Room

Friday - April 22
Readings: Acts 13:26-33     Jn 14:1-6

Mass Intention 6:30
Tony Mallamo †
Mildred Harrison †
8th Grade Cheerleading 3:00p Hall

Saturday - April 23
Readings: Acts 13:44-52     Jn 14:7-14

Mass Intention 8:30
All Souls †
Robustiano Martinez †
Consolation Ministry 3:00p Convent Chapel

Sunday - April 24
Readings: Acts 6:1-7     1 Pt 2:4-9     Jn 14:1-12

Mass Intention 7:30
Irene Mocelin †
John Lynch
Nueme Sebastian †
People of St. Robert's
Fil/Am Choir
Legion of Mary
Youth Ministry
Mahoney Room

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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 recently.

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.



Let’s try something different.


April 24th
At 5 p.m.
El Torita Resaurant
1590 Bayshore Blvd.

R.S.V.P. to Bunny Moniz


Toddlers, Infants, Preschoolers, & Parents Social

Join St. Robert’s TIPPS on
Saturday, April 23rd
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo!!
(located just off Hwy 280 in San Jose)

Happy Hollow has lots of activities for young children and toddlers. The Pirate's Cove picnic area is reserved from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy the snack bar. Our group rate is $5 per adult and child over 2. Free for children under 2. Parking is $6. For those wishing to leave together, we will meet in St. Robert's small parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

Please contact Andrew or Ana Kimoto or email for reservations and directions. Feel free to invite new TIPPSters

§pecial Note:

In previous announcements and in the Across the Parish, the next meeting for TIPPS was scheduled for Friday, April 22nd. This meeting is cancelled because of the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo family picnic day on Saturday, April 23rd. Please tell your friends of the change. Andrew and Ana Kimoto will be available after 9:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday to accept your reservations and to answer your questions. We hope you all can participate.


St. Robert's Men's Club

Saturday, April 30th
for additional information contact Vico Piccinini


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We welcome into our parish:

Richardo Cabrera & Archille Ng & Family
Gabriel Orozco and
Rosa Regino

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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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 April 22-24, Burlingame can help you get back to basics in this complicated day and age. For more information call Paul and Yvonne at (650) 366-7093.


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.


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As a Parish Community...we pray for our church. May the Holy Spirit give the Cardinals wise thoughts and great hearts as they come together to elect our new Pope.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Rudolph Contreras,
Mary Nixon,
Dan Kollerer and
Ethel Quintero
who died recently.



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 ask that you please pray for:

Paul Lehr



The Office of Child and Youth Protection of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops is conducting an anonymous and confidential survey for victims of abuse by the Church. If you are interested visit during the month of April. You may also contact Barbara Elordi: Pastoral Outreach Coordinator at (415) 614-5506 if you have any questions.


6th and 7th graders
April 29th, 1:30 to 3: p.m.

Girls are invited to visit Mercy High School in Burlingame for a special afternoon tour. This Student Open House will feature visits to classrooms, as well as special fine arts performances by the dance, drama and chorale groups. Mercy is located at 2750 Adeline Drive in Burlingame. For more detailed information, contact Mrs. Ellen Williamson, Director of Admissions at (650) 762-1114.


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by Sister Sheral

Good Shepherd Sunday

The gospel this weekend talks about sheep and shepherds. Interestingly, in this passage, Jesus refers to himself as the gate. (The part we recognize is the next piece of the tenth chapter of John’s gospel, verse 11, where Jesus calls himself the good shepherd.) As night was falling, the custom was for a shepherd to find a cave in which to corral the sheep. The shepherd would then lie down in front of the opening to the cave so that any marauders – human or animal – would literally need to go through his own body to reach the sheep. What a beautiful image for us who have just celebrated Jesus’ laying down his life for us! He has absorbed the sin, the brokenness of humanity into his own body that he may lead us to life.

It is his body now, “blest and broken for us all” as we sing, which continues to give us life in the Eucharist. It is his body we are challenged to see and reverence in each person, no matter her age, his physical condition, her abilities or lack thereof, his race or economic status. Could we begin by consciously looking for the Lord in those sitting next to us in the pew? Do we need to begin even closer to home, to those under our own roof? Might we notice how we treat the gas station clerk, the bagger at the grocery store, the gardener, the waiter or waitress? Would I treat these people differently if I actually recognized Christ in each of them? Shall we try this for a week and see how we do? Perhaps, we shall experience a call to conversion. (Yes, I know that Lent is over, but our need for conversion only stops when we’re six feet under!)

It is providential that we are hearing this gospel of the shepherd the day before the cardinals will be gathering to choose a new shepherd for the universal Church. The qualities the new Pope will need are those indicated in the gospel. He will need to be someone whom the “sheep” will recognize because he knows them and calls them by name. In our worldwide Church of one billion members, that will be a challenge! Hopefully, our new Holy Father will be well-traveled and have a sense of the differences among this vast family of faith from every continent except Antarctica. If he is to lead us to the abundant life Jesus promised, he will need to be a great listener and learner. He will need to be committed to the way of dialogue which John Paul II utilized so fruitfully among nations and faith communities. The new Holy Father, like John Paul II and Jesus himself, will need to lay down his life for us, putting all his gifts and abilities at the service of his people.

Let us pray together for the guidance of the Spirit for the cardinals as they vote and for all of us as we try to help each other towards the kingdom.




April 20th
April 22nd
April 26th
April 27th

If you can’t meet us at the departure time
at St. Roberts you can meet us at a
later time at SBC Park.

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

See Father Bruce after Mass or
call him at the Rectory at 589-2800


There are no lives that are not worth living;
there is no suffering, no matter how grave,
that can justify killing a life;
there are no reasons,
no matter how noble,
that make plausible
the creation of human beings,
destined to be used and destroyed.”

(Pope John Paul II,
“Medicine is Always at the Service of Life”,
November 12, 2004)



Need work done in your home or office? Our Daily Bread Worker Center has many responsible and hard working women and men, who are looking for work for one day, part time or full time. Our workers have an assortment of job skills. The Worker Center also has a small pickup truck, which can be used for moving furniture or hauling away yard waste. We can provide a work crew for these types of large jobs. The suggested rate per worker is $10 to $15 per hour. There is an additional fee if the job necessitates the use of the truck. If you are interested in hiring a worker or a work crew, please call Melissa Hansel at (650) 291-2400.



The Archdiocesan Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns has invited all the parishioners of our three counties to consider participating in the 7th annual Catholic Lobby Day in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 26 from 8 am to 6 pm. The registration fee of $8 includes lunch and materials. This would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in social justice to become directly involved in addressing those concerns which affect us and those we love. I am interested in going and would be happy to drive any parishioners who’d like to go. Please call the rectory by Monday to let me know of your interest. Peace, S. Sheral


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THE YOUTH GROUP has various community service opportunities available for teens in need of service hours for school, Confirmation or if you just want to serve those in need. We meet every Tuesday in the Hall at 8 p.m. for an hour. Feel free to stop by and bring a friend. Also, we are in the process of assembling a new mailing list. If you wish to be on this list, or be removed from the list, please contact Juan at 255-0791 or email at


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April 23rd and 24th

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Hung/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers P. Schaukowitch (C), C. Carter, C. Holland,
M. Murphy, B. Moniz, K. Cox,
R. Larsen, B. Larsen, D. Bisagno
Lectors C. Snyder and P. Scannell
Altar Servers C. Murphy and J. Frank

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), J. Aldinger, J. Jackson,
R. Vassalo, B. Albright
Lector S. Kelly and A. Reyes
Altar Servers P. Landholt and J. Landholt
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers V. Yanke (C), J. Yanke, S. Murray,
L. Canaya, B. Canaya, M. Lopez,
M. Blumenthal, C. Fitzpatrick, L. Rodriguez
Lectors D. Wilson and J. Valdez
Altar Servers L. Jauregui and R. Jauregui
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Marini
Eucharistic Ministers B. Chester (C), S. Lucchese, R. Benavente,
V. Piccinini, L. Piccinini, L. Sing,
A. Maron, D. Murphy, E. Sanchez,
H. Mantler
Lectors H. Beck and M. Cadiz
Altar Servers E. Bouey-Suen and P. Bouey-Suen

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), I. Reyes, J. Landholt,
L. Cuddy, D. Chun, T. Thompson,
V. Hawkins, S. Donohue, G. Landholt
Lector J. Innes
Altar Servers C. Gomes and J. Cuddy

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