St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, July 31, 2005

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

July 31, 2005
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Dear Parish Family,
Today is my last official day as a member of the St. Robert's Parish Staff. I approach this day with mixed emotions. While I am sad to be leaving, I am excited to be moving on, and honored for the time I was able to spend here. Working at this parish has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I will always equate my time here as being fun and a tremendous learning experience. I was blessed that the Lord sent me this way and I have become a better person as a result of my time here.

The last two years are filled with such fond memories, that make saying goodbye that much harder. I have so many things to say, but two words really sum up how I feel: THANK YOU! Thank you to our Heavenly Father, thank you to our Priests, thank you to our Nuns, thank you to my fellow Parish Staff members, thank you to the various clubs that were a constant support, thank you to my Core team, thank you to the members of Youth Ministry "Tuesday Night Teen Club," and thank you to the good and faithful people of St. Robert's.

I love you all and you will always be with me in my heart, mind, and prayers. I'll see you around and if you're ever near St. Peter's please feel free to drop by and say hi.

Juan Santos
God is Good…ALL THE TIME
All the Time…GOD IS GOOD



During this Year of the Eucharist, proclaimed by Pope John Paul II, we asked to open our hearts more fully to the grace and mercy of Jesus. We do this each time we receive His Body and Blood in Holy Communion and when we take time for quiet prayer before Him in Eucharistic Adoration. This devotion will take place in our Church on Saturday, August 6th, and on each First Saturday of every month, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Adoration will conclude with Benediction at 10 :00 a.m. Let us come before Jesus; rest with Him a while and experience His peace and joy in our lives.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Joan Aelnik and
Carnacion Maria
who died recently.


As a Parish Community

We pray for all who are ill and in pain. For the doctors, nurses and care-givers who assist them. May they see the spirit of God in one another.


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Monday - August 1
Readings: Nm 11:4b-15     Mt 13:13-21

Mass Intention
Jose & Julita Mercado †
Maria Aloise †
Festival Mailing 6:00p Hall
Tuesday - August 2
Readings: Nm 12:1-13     Mt 15:1-2,10-14
Mass Intention 6:30
Kevin McKenna †
Kenneth Pearson †
Sr. Legion of Mary 6:30p Library
Wednesday - August 3
Readings: Nm 13:1-2     Mt 15:21-28
Mass Intention 6:30
All Souls †
Frank Vidulich †
Grief Support 9:00a Mary's Chapel

Thursday - August 4
Readings: Nm 20:1-13     Mt 16:13-23

Mass Intention 6:30
Dorothy Bowles †
Larry & LaVerne Buller †

Friday - August 5
Readings: Dt 4:32-40     Mt 16:24-28

Mass Intention 6:30
Chalres Rocco †
Edward Lagomarsino †

Saturday - August 6
Readings: Dn 7:9-10,13-14     1 Pt 1:16-19

Mass Intention 8:30
Larry Vernazza †
John Keck †
Uniform Co. Presnt.
Eucharistic Adoration
AA Meeting
Mahoney Room

Sunday - August 7
Readings: 1 Kgs 19:9a,11-13a     Rom 9:1-5     Mt 14:22-33

Mass Intention 7:30
Emilio & Mocelin Families †
People of St. Robert's
Adolph Fambrini †
Ida Dombrowiack †
Fil/Am Choir
Jr. Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room

August 10th

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 August 10th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items are ok!



We are in need of canned food donations. At this time, our food supply is very low and we could use your help with the following:

canned fruits and vegetables,
jams and peanut butter,
pasta and pasta jar sauce
and canned meats

Please bring these items to the wooden bin in the vestibule of the church or the rectory. Thank you for your continued support in helping to feed, both spiritually and nutritionally those in need.


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Edward & Imelda Vahey
Carlos & Isabel Barajas & Family
Ed & Connie Murphy & Family
Jonathan & Nicole Robinson & Family
Alfonso Esqueda & Marcella Gigena & Family
William & Cecilia Wood & Family
Michelle Koski
Rodel & Aimee San Juan & Family
Kathy Roe & Family
Michael Maran
Kevin & Sonya Cacianti & 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.



We have a number of dates coming up:

Aug 1
Aug 2
Aug 3
Aug 6
Aug 8
Aug 12
Aug 13
Aug 15
Aug 26
Aug 28
Aug 30
Aug 31
49er Training Camp
Giants vs Florida
49er Training Camp
49er Training Camp
49er Training Camp
Dave Matthews Band
49ers vs Raider
49er Training Camp
49ers vs Tenn
Giants vs Mets
Giants vs Rockies
49er Training Camp
   at Moscone Center





You can now sign up on line at Click the Centerplate sign-up button, check the dates you want to work, fill in the information and click the submit button.


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If you read this column in last week’s bulletin carefully, you noticed that I was a week ahead of myself! Those readings on which I based my reflections are the ones for this Sunday’s readings. My apologies.

I was on vacation with my sister and my niece in Yellowstone Park the week before last. It was hot, but wonderful! We saw bear, coyotes, fox, elk, and wolves at a distance through a ranger's scope. The Hot Springs at Mammoth, Old Faithful Geyser and an even bigger one, the Grand Geyser were amazing. The Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone were glorious and the mist from both created rainbows to transfix us, young and old alike! My Dad had taken us there many years ago when we were little and we had returned in 1991. As we waited for the geysers to blow, I couldn't help but think that nature is one reality which we can't control. The geyser would spout when it was ready, no matter how impatient we might be. At the falls, I thought of the power and the beauty of so much water, dashing against the rocks. Nothing we could create could match that. As we passed the city of Butte, Montana, we wondered about the ground water there where strip mining has been the lifeblood of the place.

We traveled over some of the Lewis and Clark trail, trying to imagine what it must have been like 100 years ago. We recalled the importance of Sacagawea, whose husband a French trapper, was the one actually hired to be an interpreter. But without her practical knowledge, the “Corps of Discovery” would have been doomed. Her presence and that of her child symbolized the peaceful intent of the group and evoked further assistance from the various tribes they encountered. The members of the expedition seemed to have treated the native peoples as equal human beings, an amazing awareness for that time.

I hope that you have had vacation or will have it soon. May the God of all life refresh us in the beauty of nature and the company of family and friends. Peace, S. Sheral


You are invited
Recital of Sacred music
Sunday, August 7th at 2:30 p.m.
at St. Roberts church.

Sopranos Rachel Carter and Natalie Barrens,
with Pianist Kerry Leyden,
will be performing

Music includes
classical and traditional hymns and spirituals.

** There is no fee for this recital



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August 6th and 7th

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers D. Bisagno (C), T. Dachauer, B. Moniz,
R. Hanley, Doug Hageman, Di Hageman,
J. Hageman, J. Quinn, M. Murray
Lectors C. Clarke
Altar Servers J. Frank and R. Balestieri

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), R. Vassalo, R. Lah oz,
A. Doherty, Y. Giuseponi
Lector A. Reyes
Altar Servers J. Olcomendy and A. McAlindon
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers J. Romine (C), G. Tolentino, L. Rodriguez,
J. Kelly, A. Romine, M. Saisi,
P. Byrne, T. Jones, S. Murray
Lectors M. Parasdas and D. Wilson
Altar Servers E. Shick and G. Scarpino
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers C. Pacas (C), R. Benavente, S. Stefaniuk,
P. Astrero, B. Pacas, H. Madayag,
C. Ortiz, L. Jovero, E. Sanchez
Lectors G. May and M. Cadiz
Altar Servers T. Pisani and B. Alvergue

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Hung/Deacon Meyer
Eucharistic Ministers G. Landholt (C), J. Arellano, E. Donnelly,
T. Thompson, L. Cuddy, V. Munich,
J. Landholt, P. Landholt, M. Santiago
Lector C. Landholt
Altar Servers V. Lopez and J. Seminiuk

Interested in Coming Home?

Over the past couple of months, several people have called, expressing an interest in coming back to church. Welcome! If you are one of those who, for whatever reason, drifted away, you are most welcome to come home. Please call Sister Sheral at the rectory 589-2800, if you’d like to meet with her to discuss any questions you may have or if you need an update on changes in the Church since you’ve been away. If you know of someone who is thinking of returning to the practice of the faith, please refer him/her to Sister. If you’d like to be part of a small group to begin in the fall, please give Sister a call as well. Thank you.

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