St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, June 5, 2005

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

June 5, 2005
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:

The school year is coming to a close, graduations and parties are in abundance and the summer respite dawns. The frenetic pace of these past months begins to give way to the slower pace that summer offers. Our lives are so scheduled these days: baseball practice, dance practice, piano lesson, homework, meeting after meeting, and we wonder where the day goes. We find ourselves exhausted. The slower pace of summer is the pause that refreshes.

In our liturgical year we make a dramatic shift this weekend. All the big celebrations are behind us now. Ordinary time resumes. It is time for us to take a breath and to inhale the goodness of God’s love and grace. We simplify our church environment. We sing a little less. We allow the quieter and simpler movement of this season to open us to the deeper presence of God in our everyday lives.

In today’s Gospel Jesus issues an invitation to Matthew: “Follow me,” a call that each of us has heard. We do the best we can with the gifts and talents we have been given. The demands of being a disciple of Jesus Christ challenge us to live our faith every moment of every day. Take time for some reflection and prayer. Try to get to Mass every Sunday. Make that phone call or visit you have been dreading. Forgive from your heart that person who has deeply hurt you. Make time to be together as a family.

May these next months of ordinary time and summer break provide us with the opportunities to slow down a bit, grow in our love for God and family and give us greater strength and stamina for the journey.

Father Bruce


New Rectory Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Emergency Sick Calls After Hours
Call 589-2800, ext. 19 for the priest on duty


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Monday - June 6
Readings: 2 Cor 1:1-7     Mt 5:1-12

Mass Intention
Peg Niehuser †
Pasquale & Maria Aloise †
Men's Club Meeting 6:00p Hall
Tuesday - June 7
Readings: 2 Cor 1:18-22     Mt 5:13-16
Mass Intention 6:30
Maria Warnock Smith †
Adolph Fambrini †
Faith Sharing Group
Legion of Mary
Mary's Chapel
Wednesday - June 8
Readings: 2 Cor 3:4-11     Mt 5:17-19
Mass Intention 6:30
Aileen Wong †
Don Andrew Alchera †
St. Robert's Band
Choir Practice
Bible Study
Convent Chapel

Thursday - June 9
Readings: 2 Cor 3:15--4:1,3-6     Mt 5:20-26

Mass Intention 6:30
Donald Kayser †
Edward Bizal †
Fil/Am Group 7:00p Hall

Friday - June 10
Readings: 2 Cor 4:7-15     Mt 5:27-42

Mass Intention 6:30
Robert Ruggiero †
Gloria Rios †
Kindergarten Graduation

Saturday - June 11
Readings: Acts 11:2b-26;13:1-3     Mt 10:7-13

Mass Intention 8:30
Charles & Rita Agius †
People of St. Robert's

Sunday - June 12
Readings: Ex 19:2-6a     Rom 5:6-11     Mt 9:36--10:8

Mass Intention 7:30
Emilio & Mocelin Families †
Bill Wilson †
June Dickhoff †
Eileen O'Sullivan †
Fil/Am Choir
Legion of Mary
Youth Ministry
Mahoney Room


St. Roberts Junior Legion of Mary, ages 7-17 year meets every Sunday after the 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Mahoney Room. If interested in joining the Junior Legion, contact Sister Patricia at 589-0104 or any Senior Legion of Mary member.



A day of retreat for those who are grieving the death of a loved one will be held Saturday, June 11th, at St. Catherine's from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. If you are interested please call Barbara Elordi, Catholic Charities CYO, (415) 564-7882.


September 23, 24, and 25

Volunteers are needed to chair booths at the upcoming festival. No previous experience is required. This is a great way to support the parish as well as meet follow parishioners. If you can chair a booth or know of someone who can, Please contact Andrew and Carol DeGraca or email



Juan will be leaving St. Roberts to teach full-time at
St. Peter's Grammar School in San Francisco

Please join us after the 5 p.m. Mass next Sunday, June 12th
to thank Juan for his two years here as our youth minister.

All are invited to come and thank Juan
and to share some refreshments.



We continue to gather around the table – to eat bread and drink wine, the bread changed into his body and wine transformed into his blood. Sometimes we come in joy, sometimes in sorrow, perhaps even in fear, carrying our pain or our sickness, weighed down with heartbreak, or a sadness too deep for words. Sometimes we come confused, sometimes hurting, sometimes ready to give it all up or to take it all on. Sometimes we come with dreams deferred, plans defeated, expectations crushed. We might come enraged, excited, exhausted, or expectant. But we come. We come because we are a people of the table and here we know that we are part of something bigger than me or us or them. Here we can eat and be nourished and celebrate and remember the sacrifice of a new covenant.

James A.Wallace, Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart, p. 51



If you’ll be around during the Sundays of June (or at least some of them) and would like to welcome people to the 9:30 am Mass, assist with the collection, and give out bulletins afterwards, please call Trish Casey ASAP and she’ll let you know the particulars.



Even though it’s Ordinary Time, we’ve tried to keep the church beautiful with flowers. Many of our parishioners live in apartments and don’t have the luxury of a garden, so they especially appreciate seeing the flowers in church. If you have some, could you please bring them to share, especially on a Tuesday or Friday when we refresh them for the days ahead? If you’d like to help arrange them, please give Sr. Sheral a call at the rectory.

Thank you


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we welcome into our parish:
Mario & Nancy Huerta & Family
Keefe & Nicole Dwyer
Francis & Catherine Bryan
Christopher & Christine Arellano & 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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All men of the parish are invited to attend the last Men’s Club dinner for this school year this Monday, June 6th, in Hennessy Hall. Doors open at 6:00 pm.


Toddlers, Infants, Preschool, Parents Social

TIPPS is the newest parish organization at St. Robert’s. Their website is: On the website you will find up-to-the minute events, such as their summer play group at Commodore Park in San Bruno on the first Saturday of each month. TIPPS offers parishioners, with young children, a chance to gather together. You are invited and please invite your neighbors to participate as well.



A planning/organizing meeting has been scheduled this coming Saturday, June 11, 2005, at 10:00 am in the Mahoney Room. The agenda will be to choose a time, day of the week, meeting space, type of meeting and a volunteer to liaison with Central Office as we establish an AA meeting here in our parish.

All parishioners who are members of Alcoholics Anonymous and those who believe they should be are invited to participate. If you are not able to attend this meeting and want to be informed of the next one, please call Father Joe at the rectory and leave your name and telephone number. Your anonymity will be respected.



Annual fundraising garage sale will be held on Friday & Saturday, June 17th & 18th, 9:30 am to 3 pm in the driveway at 3615 E. Laurel Creek Drive, San Mateo. Bring your good used or new items for the sale now to the above address. Volunteers are needed to help set up (6/15-16) and work during the sale. For further information, call (650) 345-9076.



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.



As of 5/31/05 we have received $11,885.99 in commissions and $559.50 in tips totaling $12,445.49. Thanks to all who have volunteered. We have worked 16 games thus far.

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, June 7th (Leave SR at 2:45 pm)
Sunday, June 12th (Leave SR at 8:45 am)
Tuesday, June 21st (Leave SR at 2:45 pm)

The 49er schedule has just been released. See next week’s flyer for all the games.


June 8th

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 June 8th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items help!


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Thank you for your donation of $3,098.16 to Catholic Charities.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.



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As a parish community, we pray…. For all who are afflicted by illness or pain. For those who are suffering the affects of aging. May Jesus have mercy on them and heal them.



Andrew Joshua Lastimoso Flores,
William Alexander Morales and
Vincent Charles Wills



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
Inez Dollosso and
Ursula Go Barcas
who died recently.


And just as He appeared before the holy Apostles in true flesh, so now He has us see Him in the Sacred Bread. Looking at Him with the eyes of their flesh, they saw only His Flesh, but regarding Him with the eyes of the spirit, they believed that He was God. In like manner, as we see bread and wine with our bodily eyes, let us see and believe firmly that it is His Most Holy Body and Blood, True and Living. For in this way our Lord is ever present among those who believe in Him, according to what He said: “Behold, I am with you all days even to the consummation of the world”.
(St. Francis of Assisi)


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by Sister Sheral

Ordinary Time

This weekend we enter Ordinary Time; the feasts of Pentecost, The Holy Trinity and the Body and Blood of the Lord have passed and we move into the longest piece of the liturgical year. “Ordinary” refers to “counted” as in ordinal numbers. Hopefully, there won’t be anything ordinary about these coming weeks, since God will still be revealing to us and we will still be responding to the needs of our brothers and sisters close at hand and far away. The readings of this time focus on our call as disciples: if we really believe that Jesus came, preached, suffered, died and rose from the dead, what difference does it make to the way we live? It has to affect our everyday lives or one might rightly question the depth of our commitment.

This weekend’s gospel is clear: “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Sharing a meal has always signified a close relationship and the Pharisees are bothered by the people who “hang out” with Jesus and eat with him. Notice that they complain to the disciples, not to Jesus himself, knowing what his response will be! Jesus eats with people a lot, perhaps, feeling that people are more open at a meal, that important matters can be more comfortably discussed in that context. Jesus overhears the remark and doesn’t let it pass.

The Pharisees have missed the whole point of Jesus coming: he is here to bring healing to those estranged from the community, estranged from each other, perhaps, even from themselves. He is here to bring people together, to remind everyone that they are one family and, therefore, must treat each other accordingly. The irony shouldn’t be lost on us. Who are the “righteous”? Aren’t we all sinners? If we aren’t, then we don’t need Jesus and his message of salvation, the freedom from that which isolates and enslaves us. Maybe the Pharisees felt left out since they considered themselves righteous. Maybe they felt the sting of Jesus’ rebuke, but couldn’t imagine themselves admitting that they weren’t that different from the people they were supposed to lead.

Who do we consider “sinners”? Who do we look down upon as so different from ourselves? With whom can we not imagine ourselves eating a meal? If we are open enough to pray for a change of heart for someone who has hurt us or with whom we disagree, do we remember to pray, at the same time, for a change of heart for ourselves? We are all in need of the Spirit’s guidance and strength. If we can remember our own faults and the unconditional love which God and other people have shown us, we would be much more compassionate towards the faults of others.

Peace, Sr. Sheral


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June 11th and 12th

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Marini
Eucharistic Ministers C. Holland (C), R. Larsen, B. Larsen,
M. Murphy, R. Hanley, Doug Hageman,
Di Hageman, B. Moniz, J. Hageman
Lectors M. Dachauer and P. Scannell
Altar Servers S. Compton and C. Geniali

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers W. Mooney (C), C. Noce, M. Noce,
R. Vassalo, Y. Giuseponi
Lector P. Lustic and J. Scanlan
Altar Servers J. Landholt and C. Murray
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers L. Rodriguez (C), A. Solis, P. Byrne,
T. Jones, S. Murray, L. Canaya,
B. Canaya, M. Lopez, M. Blumenthal
Lectors T. Tullius and M. Parasdas
Altar Servers J. Sinks and M. Sinks
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), J. Yee, C. Pacas,
B. Pacas, H. Madayag, C. Ortiz,
L. Juvero, P. Astero, E. Sanchez
Lectors C. Pisani and T. Tannis
Altar Servers K. Ortiz and C. Benavente

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Hung/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers A. Ciraulo (C), S. Donohue, J. Schaukowitch,
D. Valiao, M. Ciraulo, M. Santiago,
E. Donnelly, J. Landholt, G. Landholt
Lector J. Innes
Altar Servers J. Cuddy and D. Cuddy

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