St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, January 1, 2006

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

January 1, 2006
Mary, The Mother of God

Dear Friends:

Once more we sat together, sipping our afternoon tea, thinking about Mary, the Mother of God. Since she is our Mother as well, we decided to write this love letter to her:

“Dearest Blessed Mother…

Two thousand years ago, Our Father said to you: “Mary, I need you.”

Your answer was, “May it be done to me according to your word”… and a new age of salvation and love came into the world. God’s Light came to live within you. At His birth, Jesus looked up at you. His cry let you know: “Mama, I need you.”

You loved Him, nourished Him and held Him close to your heart. Throughout Jesus’ life you encouraged, guided and protected Him. As He carried His heavy cross up the hill to Calvary, Jesus looked into your eyes and His soul cried out: “Mama, I need you!”

You walked behind Jesus and stood beneath His cross till the very end. Overcome by grief, your heart cried out: “I am here, Jesus, I love you”.

On that Resurrection morn, Jesus came to you. He smiled and said: ‘Mama, I’m here. I love you.’ At the moment of your death, Jesus once again came to you and said: ‘Mama, I’m here. I love you.’ He carried you home to be with Him forever.

You were always there for Jesus. You are always here for us. Lead us to Jesus. Show us how to live in peace with one another as we, your children, cry out to you, ‘Blessed Mother, we need you.’

May 2006 be a year of blessing for each of you…

Gene & Anna May


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Monday - January 2
Readings: 1 Jn 2:22-28     Jn 1:19-28

Mass Intention    8:30a David Vinal †
Tuesday - January 3
Readings: 1 Jn 2:29—3:6     Jn 1:29-34
Mass Intention 6:30a
Maureen Cronin
Kathleen Sullivan †
Scripture Study
Sr. Legion of Mary
Choir Practice
Mary's Chapel
Wednesday - January 4
Readings: 1 Jn 3:7-10     Jn 1:35-42
Mass Intention 6:30a
Roberrt Hasling †
Michael David Yanke †
Grief Support Group
7th Grade Cheerleading
Choir Practice
Scripture Class
Mary's Chapel
Convent Chapel

Thursday - January 5
Readings: 1 Jn 3:11-21     Jn 1:43-51

Mass Intention 6:30a
Alvera Tomasella
Kathleen O'Dowd †
Basketball Meeting
Mahoney Room
Convent Chapel

Friday - January 6
Readings: 1 Jn 5:5-13     Mk 1:7-11

Mass Intention 6:30a
Marie Yoest †
John & Amelia Rudometkin †
Cheerleading 3:00p Hall

Saturday - January 7
Readings: 1 Jn 5:14-21     Jn 2:1-11

Mass Intention 8:30a
Paul & Rosina Vella †
People of St. Robert's
AA Meeting 10:00a Mahoney Room

Sunday - January 8
Readings: Is 60:1-6     Eph 3:2-3a,5-6     Mt 2:1-12

Mass Intention 7:30a
Mocelin & Emilio Families †
All Souls of Purgatory †
Carmen Capella †
Kathleen Dowd †
Fil/Am Choir
Jr. Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room



As a Parish Community

We pray.....for our mothers and for all women who have given us life and called us to grow in mercy and in love.



Jesse Trinidad Palafox
Natalie Maria-Esther Palafox



On Saturday, January 7th, and on every First Saturday of each month, we have an opportunity to sit before Jesus in His Blessed Sacrament, worshipping and praising Him and thanking Him for all that He has given us. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place following the 8:30 am Mass and continuing until Benediction at 10:00 am. Mother Teresa has said: “We need to find God, and God cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees and flowers and grass—grow in silence. See the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence. The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active lives.”


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Janet Stockinger Sarasua
who died recently.


Pedro Tournament
January 14,2006

Hennessy Hall—345 Oak Avenue, San Bruno
$25.00 (includes lunch)
Registration 9:30am, Start 10am
Contact Tom Cordes for reservations



Watch for dates and details in upcoming bulletins.


for your generosity this Christmas Season

With Adopt-A-Family
We supplied gifts to 34 families from our own St. Vincent de Paul this year. Also 20 families through the Catholic Worker House in Redwood City, and this year we added 9 families through the Child and Family Services, Human Services Agency of San Mateo County,

For our 20 Adopted Families in Mississippi we had $507 left over from our earlier collections, additionally the School raised $275. Combining these monies with what was donated for “adopted” families, we sent $3,360 down to Long Beach, Mississippi for Christmas from St. Roberts.

We took 3 trucks full of toys and clothes to St. Anthony’s of Padua in Redwood City, where over 1,000 children line up each Christmas Eve morning to walk through a trailer and pick out a present.

With Children’s Liturgy Giving Tree
We collected hundreds of gifts (toys and clothing) and $800 in gift certificates. Imagine the smiles on the Children's faces that your generosity made happen.

With St. Vincent de Paul
We were able to help 44 families (77 adults and 91 children) through your generosity and the generous help from the In-Betweeners group.

With Gifts for the Homebound
Through your generosity we were able to help 200 of our sisters and brothers who are confined to their homes or nursing facilities. The smiles on their faces and the joy shining in their eyes warmed our hearts.

With Christmas Masses
Whether you helped decorate the church, were a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Altar Server, Usher, Greeter or a Choir member, it was through your generosity of time that all parishioners were able to enjoy the beauty of our Christmas Masses.

with our Christmas Collection which now totals $39,664.65.

May Our Lord Bless You in the New Year



Applications for Kindergarten for the 2006/2007 school year will be accepted at the school office starting January 30th through February 3rd, from 9 am until 3 pm. Child must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2006. Please bring copies of the child’s birth certificate, baptismal record, social security card and a check for $30.00 to cover the testing fees.

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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January 7th and 8th

4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers R. Hanley (C), C. Browne, Doug Hageman,
Di Hageman, J. Hageman, J. Finnegan,
C. Holland, R. Aveson, C/M Noce
Lectors P. Scannell
Altar Servers C. Murphy and D. Balestrieri

7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), R. Lahoz, A. Doherty,
J. Jackson, Y. Giuseponi
Lector T. Clifford and R. Rolfes
Altar Servers C. Murray and R. Rolfes
9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers V. Yanke (C), J. Yanke, L. Canaya,
B. Canaya, G. Tolentino, K. Semenza,
M. Blumenthal, M. Lopez, L. Cesca
Lectors M. Parasdas and M. Compton
Altar Servers B. Timko and M. McCann
11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), L. Jovero, J. Yee, C. Pacas,
R. Pacas, A. Maron, H. Mantler,
V/L Piccinini, R. Benavente, F. Firpo
Lectors C. Pisani and T. Tannis
Altar Servers N. Valle and P. Bouey-Suen

5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Hung/Deacon Meyer
Eucharistic Ministers J. Schaukowitch (C), R. Atkinson, I. Reyes,
G. Landholt, V. Hawkins, C. Hawkins,
Van. Hawkins, E. Donnelly, M. Santiago
Lector C. Galletta
Altar Servers G. Delucchi and J. Uroz

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