St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, August 21, 2005

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

August 21, 2005
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


Important Message From Father Bruce

After two Masses last Sunday a man was passing out flyers as people left the parking lot about pedophilia and gay priests urging people to withdraw donations from the Church and to write Archbishop Levada. This man is from a family who has harassed parishioners at different parishes in the peninsula. He has the right to distribute literature while on the sidewalk. He cannot enter Church property. I informed him that if he was caught on church property I would have him arrested for trespassing. Just as he has the right to hand out literature you have the right to refuse it. The man has a strong temper. It is best not to engage this man in any conversation. Ignore him. I have talked to the San Bruno police about the matter this past week.


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Dear Parishioners,

The school is sparkling and teachers are arranging the classrooms for another school year. My first year at St. Robert went quickly and I am excited to start my 2nd year as principal. The 1st day of school for students, teachers and faculty is a new beginning with a clean slate. Just as on New Year’s Day, new resolutions are made to work hard and try to improve from last year.

I was thankful for the parish support for the school throughout the year with the many volunteer hours and First Sunday collections. It is said it takes a village to raise a child, but I believe it takes a parish to raise a Catholic child. The many talents of St. Robert’s parishioners that are shared with the students of St. Roberts are greatly appreciated. The school’s opening Mass will be held September 2nd at 8:30 a.m. and I welcome all parishioners to come celebrate with us.

Ms. Yvonne Olcomendy
Principal , St. Roberts School



Back to School
St. Robert School will open for the 2005-2006 school year on Wednesday, August 24th, at 8 am. All parents are invited to attend the Opening Day Breakfast in Hennessy Hall following the 8:30 am Mass. Our first school Mass of the year will be on Friday, September 2nd, at 8:30 am. All are invited to attend.

Mark your calendars
Back to School Night
for parents of students in grades K-5 will be on Tuesday, September 6th. Back to School Night for parents of students in grades 6-8 will be held on Thursday, September 8th. More details will follow in the School Newsletter.

Non-Discrimination Policy
St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


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Monday - August 22
Readings: 1 Thes 1:1-5,8b-10     Mt 23:13-22

Mass Intention
Pat Forbush †
Dave Haskin
Guild Faculty Lunch
Festival Core Meeting
Mahoney Room
Tuesday - August 23
Readings: 1 Thes 2:1-8     Mt 23:23-26
Mass Intention 6:30
Mary Jane Gloistein †
Frances Friedman †
Scripture Study
Sr. Legion of Mary
Mary's Chapel
Wednesday - August 24
Readings: Rv 21:9b-14     Jn 1:45-51
Mass Intention 6:30
Lou Fazio †
Joseph Salvi †
Back to School Breakfast 9:00a Hall

Thursday - August 25
Readings: 1 Thes 3:7-13     Mt 24:42-51

Mass Intention 6:30
Carlos Ardila †
Thomas Avis †

Friday - August 26
Readings: 1 Thes 4:1-8     Mt 25:1-13

Mass Intention 6:30
Maria Louisa Kahn †
Pat Birmingham †

Saturday - August 27
Readings: 1 Thes 4:9-11     Mt 25:14-30

Mass Intention 8:30
Joseph Stenson †
People of St. Robert's
AA Meeting
Kick Off BBQ
Mahoney Room
Middle Yard & Hall

Sunday - August 28
Readings: Jer 20:7-9     Rom 12:1-2     Mt 16:21-27

Mass Intention 7:30
Sam & Louie Stagnaro †
Bill Wilson †
Giuseppe Pignati †
Mary Chavez †
Fil/Am Choir
Jr. Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room


Saturday, August 27th
Following the 4:30 pm Mass in the middle yard

For young and all—$5 Adults/$3 Kids

Tickets sold after all the Masses this weekend.
Tickets can also be purchased at the BBQ.

Good Food—Great Company


As a Parish Community

We pray for our church. May we be open to the gifts and zest for life that youth and young adults bring to us and for the International Celebration of the 20th World Youth Day taking place now in Cologne, Germany.



Angel Giovanni Rosales
Jorez Antonio Baltodano
Kelly Rose Campbell
Madelynn Rose Deonigi
Isabelle Ann Deonigi


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Ray Medrano
who died recently.


Toddlers, Infants, Preschoolers, and Parents Social

Join St. Robert’s TIPPS at children’s Fairyland!!
(located on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland)
Saturday, Sept. 10th.

Admission of $6 per person (children under 1 are free) includes unlimited rides. Parking is $3. The park is also accessible by BART. For those wishing to leave together, we will meet in St. Robert’s main parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Please contact Andrew or Ana Kimoto for reservations and information.



Last Saturday night was the first 49er game of the season. We were assigned one of the largest booths in Monster Park. We had 16 volunteers and a cook from Centerplate. Our sales were over $23,000 for the one night. We will be receiving 10 – 12 % for the game. We realized that we need to bring more volunteers. We should have at least 20 people per game in this stand. The next two games Friday, August 26th and Sunday, September 11th both conflict with Giant’s games at SBC park. Centerplate will continue to offer higher percentages for these two games. Sign up at the back of Church or on line at .

Throughout the month of August we have been staffing a merchandise booth at the 49er training camp. We will receive 7% or $400.00 whichever is greater for each day.

Thanks to the many people who have volunteered.


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We welcome into our parish:

James & Anne Eldredge & Family
Christopher & Alicia Birnbaum & Family
Derrill Alexander
James & Leah Kuchakszky & Family
John Paul & Veronica Mason & Family
Dennis & Gertie Campbell
John & Rosie Stiltner & 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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September 23rd, 24th and 25th

are in need of your help. Several people are needed to work in these two very popular booths and everyone from the parish is welcome to help. Most shifts are for two hours, but you can work for as many hours as you would like and on all three days if you wish.

The menu will include those all-time favorites – delicious barbecued tri-tip steak sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, polish sausages, pizza, nachos, soft drinks, candy and much more.

If you would like to work in either of these booths or can help in any way, please contact Louise and Ray Downs or Raquel and Jeff Downs.

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 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 fellow parishioners. If you can chair a booth or know of someone who can, please contact Andrew & Carol DeGraca at If you have any questions, please contact Carol. Thanks.

FESTIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS: The students at our parish school are having a contest to see which grade can sell the most Festival Raffle tickets.

1st Prize Free Dress and Pizza Party
2nd Prize Free Dress OR Pizza Party
3rd Prize Free Dress

When you turn in your raffle stubs, don't forget to write on the outside of the envelope or include a note inside, telling us which grade you want to get credit for your book of tickets. If you need more tickets, the rectory has them or call Barbara Balestieri. Don't forget, get your stubs in by Friday, September 9th to be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing!


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Thank you for your generous donation of $2,655.15
to our School, CCD and Confirmation Programs.



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to all St. Robert's School Graduates and School of Religion Class of 2001. We are proud of the members of our Parish who have graduated from High School in June and are now taking the next steps in their journey.


Patrick Dorn
Matthew Sevieri

College of San Mateo
John Aulicino
Thomas Becerra
Nicole Giuseponi
Christina Innes
James O’Connor
Christina Rollin

San Francisco
Andrew Masga
Leon Valle

Bernadette Abellana
Christina Rollin

Junior College
Ashley Evanchik


Cal Poly—San Luis Obispo
Nicholas Galletta

Nicholas Daniele
Stephanie Donohue
Julie Tursi

Jillian Hansell

Jennifer Molina
Jessica Nuti

San Diego
Michael Noce

San Francisco
Joseph Green
Claudia Zepeda

San Jose
Cristina Zamora

Loren Marie Tordsen


Santa Cruz
Richard Caceres
Kathryn Plyer

John McMahon

Los Angeles
Patrick West

Denise Valiao


Arizona State
Andrew Ferreira

California Culinary Academy—SF
Michael Ciraulo

California College of the Arts
Sean Monaghan

Dominican University
Christina Freitas
Megan Susoeff

Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandise
Kathleen McCarthy

Loyola-Chicago Salem
Amanda Troxler

Seattle State
Jennifer Innes

St. John’s University—NY
Sheila Damato

University of San Francisco
Katie Caughman
Brittany Presta
Joanna Angeles

University of Washington
Danielle Chun

Villanova University/Philadelphia
Daniele Proano

Willamette University
David Tufo, Jr.


We would like to thank the following parishioners for their generous donations to this year's Archbishop's Annual Appeal

Charles & Mary Abela, Teresa Abrahamsohn, Ed Agius, Joe & Juliet Albero, Janet Aldinger, Nicholas & Anna Allen, Alberto Alpi, Hermes & Fatima Angeles, Tim & Chris Applegate, Bill & Adella Aragon, Leondro & Perla Argao, Phil & Tracey Asaro, Salvatore & Barbara Asaro, Joan Asborno, Rob & Cathy Aveson, Ben & Lisa Baldonado, John & Sheri Barbieri, Harry & Claire Barsanti, Marcelino & Lenora Basilio, Pete & Judy Beltrano, Mario & Rose Benavente, Herman & Minnie Bertolini, Al & Mercedes Biagi, Judge John Bible, Don & Jean Bisagno, Lillian Bizal, Ronaldo & Cristina Blanco, Rita Bocci, Bob & Helen Bodeman, Jack & Lorraine Boisson, Leona Bondonno, Paul & Maureen Bonitz, Ramona Bordin, Vickey Borg, Julio & Josephine Borruso, Dorothy Boyer, Antoinette Brouqua, Ann Buelow, Deborah Burke, Greg & Jill Businger, Marian Cadiz, Joaquin & Esther Canales, Gabriel & Lorraine Canaya, Walt & Carmen Capella, Carl & Amy Carlson, Kevin Carey, Jr., Kevin Carey & Terry Gurtiza, John & Anna Carroll, Carol Carter, Julio & Reena Carvallo, Dan & Denise Cascino, Cheryl Casey, Mike Casey, Regino & Gloria Castro, Bev Castro-Leon, Andy & Debbie Caughman, Peter Cerri, Audrey Cervesi, John & Liz Cesca, Tom & Joan Chasseur, Bruce & Sophia Chester, Jacques & Christine Chiramberro, Bob & Josephine Clarke, Vince & Kate Clementi, Tony & Ann Clifford, John & Aurita Coates, Oscar & Elvira Colin, Tom & Jennifer Colombo, Rosaleen Connolly, Tom & Sue Cordes, Charles & Mary Corsiglia, Bob & Zenaida Cortez, Pat & Eileen Cotroneo, Donal & Maureen Cronin, Jim & Kathryn Cronin, Mary Cross, Olivia Cruz, Bill & Nancy Curtis, Vince & Sandra D’Amato, Jeff & Sheryl Dachauer, Tom & Marilyn Dachauer, Ernest & Pat Davini, Arnie & Laura Davis, Jim & Laura Davis, Bob & Frances Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Joe DeBattista, Ed & Joan DeBrincat, Andy & Carol DeGraca, Margaret DeHart, Tom & Pam Delucchi, Gary & Judy DeMartini, Sybil DeSantis, Doug & Mary DeVolder, Melanie Dhillon, Nicholas & Eleanor DiMario, Walton Dickhoff, Dan & Debbie Ditrapani, Agnes Doherty, Benito & Kate Dokoza, Jean Dominguez, Ellen Donnelly, Dave & Maryanne Dornlas, Msgr. Bruce Dreier, Giuseppe & Louise Duchi, Mike & Judy Duerre, Rusty & Renee Duffey, Doris Dull, Rick & Barbara Einsiedl, Ernesto & Pat Escobar, Jim & Pat Estelita, Mary Falzon, Joe & Catherine Fama, Mary Anne Fassler, Lillian Fazio, Rina Fenech, Federico & Remedios Fernandez, R.J. & Christina Ferrari, Angeline Fiora, Frank & Sharon Firpo, John & Kathy Fitzpatrick, Bob Flood, Pat & Noreen Flynn, Andre & Kirsi Fontenot, Bob & Suzanne Fosse, Alice Foster, Tony & Lila Foti, Verna Freed, Andy Freitas, Mike & Paulina Frush, Ray & Lara Fucini, Gerald & Margaret Gaffney, Herbert Gaines, Bob & Adelaida Gallagher, Jim & Norma Galvin, Mark & Charlene Gamble, Dolores Gardner, Tony & Elisa Geraldi, Dave & Stephanie Getzler, Cliff & Frances Gilfillan, Joe & Barbara Giordano, George & Margot Giusti, Bob & Donna Glass, Walt Gloistein, Wayne & Debbie Gomes, Walt & Tillie Gotelli, John & Eileen Grealish, Ben & Elsie Grech, Roy & Nancy Green, Reuben & Esperanza Halili, Russ Hanley, Vera Hannon, Dave & Kerry Hansell, Dave & Pat Harders, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Harrington, Evelyn Hart, Sherman & Frances Heaney, Angela Hekker, Dave & Thelma Herrera, Kai & Hanan Holloway, Ed & Karen Hornung, Gerry & Carmen Huddleston, Maureen Huntington, Pauline Hurlbert, Arnaud Idiart, Frank & Mary Ingersoll, Mark & Joan Innes, Viko & Marie Ivancich, Jim Jenkins, Bob & Margaret Jensen, Caroline Johnston, Micheline Johnston, Ken & JoAnne Judnick, Norm & Allie Jussaume, Stanislav & Vlahovic Kalcic, Joann Kayser, Esther Keck, Jim & Mary Kelly, Mike & Yvette Kent, Dave & Judy Kerrigan, Gordon & Ana King, Tim & Joan King, John & Sandy Kitchen, Adriana Klingensmith, Tom & Jeanne Kucsak,

Pat Kull, Joe Lambert, Dan & Marilyn Lara, Tom & Connie Lara, Bill & Rose Larsen, Bill & Erlinda Lewis, Al & Rita Lille, Mark & Janell Lillie, Dan & Patty Linehan, Ed & Betty Linney, Bob & Joann Lockwood, Alonzo & Brijit Lopez, Jesse & Jenny Lopez, Henry Lowood & Heidi Beck, John Lucas & Janet Monaghan, Ella Lucero, Jane Luke, Gerald & Pat Lustic, John & Kathy Lynch, Bill & Betti Magoolaghan, Rosemarie Mailhiot, Al & Virginia Malatesta, Bob & Frances Mallamo, Al & Josephine Mallia, Henry & Trudy Mar, Max & Melanie Maraffio, Bob & Paula Marshall, Dennis & Karen Martinez, Florence Martinez, Antonio & Doretta Martinucci, John & Nancy Marty, Teena Marty, Tom & Nancy Masucci, Steve & Fran Maxoutopoulis, Gene & Anna May, Bill & Irene McCarthy, John & Mary McDonagh, John & Joanne McGlothlin, John & Gloria McIntyre, Rick & Kristina McKenna, John & Donna McMorrow, Arman & Evangelin Medina, Rommel & Analiza Medina, Gloria Menconi, Cliff & Marina Middendorf, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Mione, Ada Mocelin, Awni & Cindy Mogannam, Gerald & Kathy Moller, John Monaghan, Gloria Moniz, Wally & Pat Mooney, Nicholas & Laurel Morales, Jay Morena, Dolores Moynihan, Rick & Gail Mozzini, Eileen Mullen, Jeanie Munich, Bart Murphy, Beverly Murphy, Diane Murphy, Bill & Joy Murphy, Sam Murray, Mr. & Mrs. J. Muscat, Bob & Bernice Musso, Anne Marie Nagy, Gloria Naval, Mona Nicholas, Pat & Karen Nielsen, Carlo & Marie Noce, Derald Norton & Cynthia Bowen, Federico & Maria Nuti, John & Rose O’Reilly, Yvonne Olcomendy, Rick & Ellen Olson, Gloria Pardini, Mary Paro, Wesley & Arlene Perasso, Phil & Doris Peterson, Rich & Lucilla Peterson, Helen Phipps, Dave & Joanne Pino, Carmel & Rose Pirotta, Winnifred Pointer, Alan & Marilyn Pringle, Diane Puccinelli, Mike & Noelle Quilici, Rick & Joanne Quinn, Walt Radzewicz, Rosemary Ranahan, Mike & Sharon Redmond, Tim & Josette Reid, Martin & Dawn Reidy, Dennis & Marci Revelo, Carmen Reyes, Cynthia Rider, Joe & Marie Roberts, Georgia Rochford, Jose & Esther Rodriguez, Ricci & Liz Rodriguez, Glenn & Victoria Rogers, Lorraine Rogers, Rick & Judith Rofles, Shane & Diana Rollins, Al & Josephine Romine, Bill & Loretta Root, Eleanor Ross, Barbara Rudometkin, Emil & Helen Ruggiero, Paul & Linda Ruggiero, Bob & Maryann Saisi, Mike & Donna Salvato, Margaret Sammut, Olga Samuelsen, Bob San Miguel, Encar Sanchez, Martin & Vivian Sanchez, Steve & Michelle Sarchett, Rick & Diane Sarro, Carolina Sarti, Paul & Judy Scannell, Charles & Carmon Scerri, Pat Schaukowitch, Theresa Schembri, Joe & Tamera Schmidt, Loretta Sciacqua, Steve & Joan Semeniuk, Gene & Kathie Semenza, Louie & Elizabeth Shader, Mike & Ellen Shanahan, Margaret Shypertt, Mary Shypertt, Edwin Silva, John & Carla Silva, Joe & Sharon Simpson, Gus & Cyd Sinks, Tony & Shirley Sisneros, Charlotte Smerdel, Dolores Smurthwaite, Pete & Colleen Soracco, Jean & Marie Sorhouet, Rich & Gloria Steele, Helene Stockinger, Rita Strehl, Tim & Carol Summers, Marian Sweeney, Neil & Cindy Telford, Larry & Joy Testa, Gerd & Joan Thomsen, Ron & Gina Thomson, Barry & Sandra Timko, Loring & Lisa Tocchini, Norma Tonegato, Tony & Mabel Torres, Rod & Dale Tosetti, Mario & Eda Trinca, Lloyd & Amalia Trower, John & Barbara Tursi, Maafu & Kelela Tuuhetoka, Pat & Una Uniacke, Paul & Caroline Uniacke, John & Ruby Valdez, Herman & Veronica Valle, Pat & Theresa Vallez-Kelly, Jose & Raquel Vasquez, Manuel & Rose Vassallo, Jim & Andrea Vickery, Mr. & Mrs. Alejandro Vigil, Joe & Lidia Vinal, Steve & Rosie West, Gene & Frances Wheeler, Beatrice Whiteman, Candie Whooley, Dan & Carmen Williams, Joel Williams, Sharon Wilson , Doug & Nancy Wright, Frances Wynkoop-Follis, Joe & Virginia Yanke, Tony & Michelina Yaquinto, Nancy Young, Wilma Zumsteg.


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August 27th and 28th

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers P. Schaukowitch (C), C. Carter, C. Holland,
R. Aveson, B. Moniz, D. Bisagno,
R. Hanley, J. Quinn, M. Murphy
Lectors C. Aveson
Altar Servers K. Kent and C. Geniali

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers W. Mooney (C), C. Noce, M. Noce,
R. Vassalo, R. Lahoz
Lector A. Reyes and P. Lustic
Altar Servers J. Olcomendy and J. Thomson
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers R. Valdez (C), J. Valdez, J. Yanke,
V. Yanke, L. Canaya, B. Canaya,
M. Saisi, J. Kelly, P. Byrne
Lectors J. Bendick and T. Tullius
Altar Servers N. Antonis and J. McLoughlin
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), E. Sanchez, T. Estelita,
A. Maron, L. Sing, V/L Piccinini,
S. Lucchese, H. Mantler, D. Murphy
Lectors H. Valle and M. Benavente
Altar Servers A. Estelita and M. Estelita

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers G. Landholt (C), V. Munich, M. Salvato,
R. Atkinson, J. Arellano, B. Rodriguez,
I. Reyes, J. Landholt, P. Landholt
Lector H. Lowood
Altar Servers A. Diaz and J. Uroz


In honor of the Year of the Eucharist, the Archdiocese of San Francisco is offering a retreat day Saturday, Sept. 10 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. It is from 9 am to 4 pm and includes the Eucharist with Bishop John Wester who will preach on “Mary, Woman of the Eucharist” and two talks by Michael McDevitt and Robert Bussell on “Living Eucharistic Spirituality.” A voluntary donation will be taken up; a light lunch is provided for $8. If you are interested, please call Sr. Sheral at 589-2800 or e-mail her at

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