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

May 1, 2005
Sixth Sunday of Easter


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“ I am the handmaid of the Lord,
let what you have said be done to me”

(Lk 1:38)

Today we begin the month of May, a month especially dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and we strive to imitate her virtues and her love for her Son, Jesus. Mary was willing to do whatever God the Father asked of her. And because of this utter reliance on God and willingness to serve, she brought Jesus into the world. Mary’s fiat had a long lasting impact on Salvation History.

Over sixty years ago in a convent in Ireland, Sister Ita Cleary said her “Fiat” when she professed her vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to God as a Presentation Sister. Ever since God has lead her in spreading the Good News to the people of Ireland and Northern California.

Sixty years ago she never had ever heard of San Bruno but by leaving herself open to the Lord’s call, about thirty five years ago He pointed out St. Robert’s to her as the parish where He wanted her to minister and spread His love and Gospel. During the past three and a half decades she has worked with children, parents, the elderly, the sick and dying. She loves working with people of all ages.

As we celebrate Sister Ita’s Diamond Jubilee and congratulate her on sixty years of faithful service, let us pray earnestly for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. Asking God and His Blessed Mother to send many young and dedicated people into His Vineyard; young people who are willing to say “Fiat” as sincerely as Sister Ita said over sixty years ago.

“For nothing is impossible to God”
(Lk 1:37)

God Bless You,
Sister Patricia


We honor
Sister Ita
by celebrating
her 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 - May 2
Readings: Acts 16:11-15     Jn 15:26--16:4a

Mass Intention
Kelly Shea-Gallo †
Nickey Hollywood †
Men's Club Meeting
8th Grade Play Rehearsal
Mahoney Room
Tuesday - May 3
Readings: 1 Cor 15:1-8     Jn 14:6-14
Mass Intention 6:30
Helen Flickinger †
Geraldine Patterson †
Faith Sharing Group
Religious Education
Legion of Mary
8th Grade Play Rehearsal
Youth Ministry
Mary's Chapel
Church & Hall
Mahoney Room
Wednesday - May 4
Readings: Acts 17:5,22--18:1     Jn 16:12-15
Mass Intention 6:30
Arthur John Roessel †
Agnes Paro †
7th Grade Cheerleading
Choir Practice
8th Grade Play Rehearsal
Bible Study
Mahoney Room
Convent Chapel

Thursday - May 5
Readings: Acts 18:1-8     Jn 16:16-20

Mass Intention 6:30
Leia Johnson †
Manuel Falzon †
Religious Education
8th Grade Play Rehearsal
Youth Ministry
Church & Hall
Convent Chapel
Mahoney Room

Friday - May 6
Readings: Acts 18:9-18     Jn 16:20-23

Mass Intention 6:30
Para Aranez †
Rita Fambrini †
8th Grade Cheerleading

Saturday - May 7
Readings: Acts 18:23-28     Jn 16:23b-28

Mass Intention 8:30
James Borg †
All Mothers
First Eucharist
Eucharistic Adoration
Mary's Chapel

Sunday - May 8
Readings: Acts 1:1-11     Eph 1:17-23     Mt 28:16-20

Mass Intention 7:30
All Mothers
All Mothers
All Mothers
All Mothers
Fil/Am Choir
Legion of Mary
Youth Ministry
Mahoney Room

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You are cordially invited to attend the

Installation Dinner of the 2005-2006 Women’s Guild

Monday, May 9th
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Price is $15.00 per person.
Call Teresa Nussbaum to reserve your spot.


May 11th

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 May 11th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items help!


May 8th

As a spiritual gift to your mother, you will find cards in the vestibule of the Church to have her remembered in the Holy Sacrament of the Mass offered at St. Robert’s in observance of Mother’s Day, May 8th

No donation is required


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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

May 7th, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Mary , Model of Contemplation
Suzanne Young

June 3rd-5th
Living the Beatitudes Today
Toinette Eugene, PhD.

June 17th-19th
Eucharist and Healing
A silent retreat for men and women
Father Richard Bain

P.O. Box 767, Danville, CA 94526-0767

May 6th, 10 a.m. –2 p.m.
A Mother’s Heart
A Retreat Day for Mothers
Denise Roy, LMFT, M. Div.

May 12th, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Women’s Spirituality
So little time, so many distractions
Kathy Miranda, MA

May 29thm, 1-5 p.m.
Day of Dialogue
Richard Purcell, OFM

May 31st, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marian Day
The Magnificent of Mary
Evan Howard, OFM



The election for School Board and Athletic Board will be on the weekend of May 21st and May 22nd. If you desire to run for one of these offices or to be considered for appointment to the Finance Committee please click here to view the St. Robert's Election Application. Complete the application and put it in the Sunday collection basket by May 9th.


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As a Parish Community.....we pray with our Sister Ita as she celebrates her 60th anniversary as a Presentation Sister.. We thank God for her and for the many years of love she has given to us. May the Holy Spirit continue to fill her heart with his peace and joy.



Hailey Lynn Lucia,
Dominic Antonio Lucia,
Tyron James Pagaduan,
Kayla Natasha Mustfich,
Jeremy Nhel De La Cruz, Jr.
Christian Antonio Pedraza &
Joseph Thomas Marty


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
MaryJane Glostein,
Dan Kollerer,
Kevin McKenna and
Dorothy Dawson

who died recently.


May 7th

This is the Year of the Eucharist, proclaimed by Pope John Paul II. At St. Robert’s Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Saturday, May 7th, and on each First Saturday of every month, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass until Benediction at 10 a.m. Jesus invites us to spend time with Him in silent prayer. He has said to each of us:

“Come to Me all you who are heavily burdened. I will give you rest.”
Jesus is waiting!


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by Sister Sheral

The Spirit Is Coming

Even though Pentecost is two weeks away, the readings include mention of the Spirit. It is fascinating that we still celebrate the coming of the Spirit in confirmation with prayer and the laying on of hands, as the reading from Acts indicates. And notice that they are Samaritans, the same outcast community to which the woman at the well belongs. They must have been very open to Philip since he was also able to work many miracles (they called them “signs” then).

The reading from Peter’s first letter speaks of Jesus “put to death in the flesh, he was brought to life in the Spirit.” He has gone ahead of us who will also be brought to life in the Spirit. This is especially consoling to me as I go to Roseville to be with my Mom as she journeys through death to fullness of life in the Spirit. She’s been in the emergency room four times in two weeks, with a urinary tract infection, a slight stroke, degenerative spine disease and not eating or drinking much. Thanks be to God, she is able to go back to the Alzheimer’s facility on hospice where people love her and she loves them. My sister and niece from Montana are coming tomorrow and perhaps, seeing them, she will give herself permission to go. It may be a week or two before her body gives out, but I know she is on her way to see my Dad and her other relatives who’ve “gone before us marked with the sign of faith” as we hear in the Eucharistic prayer.

We might ask ourselves what our sense of the Spirit is as adults. As children, we may have had visions of Casper the friendly ghost; one reason, perhaps, that the word was changed from “Holy Ghost” to “Holy Spirit.” The images we hear on Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles are those of wind and tongues of fire which loosened their tongues to speak in so many different languages (from the French langua meaning tongue). Please wear red or orange that weekend so that even our vesture will serve as a reminder for each other. If we think of the phrases like “team spirit” or “family spirit,” we are speaking of something intangible yet real which unifies people and, at the same time, sets them apart. It requires common goals or values or commitment. Hopefully, as we let the Spirit of God transform us, we are becoming more and more the Body of Christ as we reach out as Jesus did and show mercy to all. Hopefully, we have a Catholic spirit which others can observe. Hopefully, it can be said of us what was said of the early Christians at Antioch: “See how they love one another.” Peace, S. Sheral


Toddlers, Infants, Preschoolers and Parents Social

Join St. Robert’s TIPPS at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo!!
(located just off Hwy 280 in San Jose)

Saturday, May 21, 2005
(rescheduled from April 23rd due to rain)

Happy Hollow has lots of activities for young children and toddlers. The Pirate’s Cove picnic area is reserved from 10am to 1pm. 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 school parking lot at 9:30 am.

Please contact Andrew or Ana Kimoto or email for reservations and directions.

Feel free to invite new TIPPSters!


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May 7th and 8th

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers P. Schaukowitch (C), C. Carter, M. Murphy,
B. Moniz, R. Larsen, B. Larsen,
R. Aveson, J. Quinn
Lectors J. Cronin and C. Clarke
Altar Servers K. Murphy and K. Tangeh

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Father Marini
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), C. Soracco, A. Doherty,
B. Mullins, R. Vassalo
Lector J. Scanlan and S. Kelly
Altar Servers J. Olcomendy and K. Giambruno
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers S. Murray (C), A. Romine, J. Romine,
P. Byrne, T. Jones, L. Canaya,
B. Canaya, A. Solis, M. Lopez
Lectors J. Shick and J. Bendick
Altar Servers J. Lavezzo and C. Lopez
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers S. Stefaniuk (C), T. Estelita, R. Benavente,
V/L Piccinini, L. Sing, A. Maron,
D. Murphy, E. Sanchez, H. Mantler
Lectors G. May and H. Valle
Altar Servers R. Ferreira and F. Nuti

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Hung/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), R. Atkinson, I. Reyes,
J. Landholt, G. Landholt, L. Cuddy,
D. Chun, T. Thompson, V. Hawkins
Lector H. Lowood
Altar Servers A. Diaz and D. McKenna

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