St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, January 22, 2006

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

January 22, 2006
Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.
Mark 1:14-20

I read this and asked myself, have I repented? How is my relationship with God today?

I think about all the award speeches that were given last Monday at the Golden Globes. I wonder what it would be like for me to be given the opportunity to be in front of a crowd on national television and be able to apologize to everyone I have ever hurt during my life time. Wow!!! What an opportunity! Take care of all that unfinished business all at once. Unfortunately, fewer people now a days watch those awards shows, and even fewer would tune into the “Kathy Hanley Forgive Me Hour”, and then, of course, not everyone would hear my apology.

So then, how can I right the wrongs for times past? It is really easier than it sounds. I can simply forgive myself, as God has forgiven me. What a concept. God really does love me. It is I who hold on to my memories of wrong doings, unable to forgive myself when God already has. Today, I do the best I can at making my amends as I go about my daily life.

I have grown closer to God and his Gospels over time. Today with prayer and meditation I can, like the song says, “see clearly now”. It is only me, myself and I that stands in MY way. I will continue to work on that with God’s help. For I am, a work in progress.

Be kind to yourself,
Kathy Hanley



Monday—January 23rd
Readings: 2 Sm 5:1-7,10 Mk 3:22-30

Tuesday-January 24th
Readings: 2 Sm 6:12b-15,17-19Mk 3:31-35

Wednesday-January 25th
Readings: Acts 22:3-16 Mk 16:15-18

Thursday-January 26th
Readings: 2 Tm 1:1-8 Mk 4:21-25

Friday-January 27th
Readings: 2 Sm 11:1-4a,5-10a,13-17 Mk 4:26-34

Saturday-January 28th
Readings: 2 Sm 12:1-7a,10-17 Mk 4:35-41

Sunday-January 29th
Readings: Dt 18:15-20 1 Cor 7:32-35 Mk 1:21-28


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Monday - January 23

Mass Intention
Willis Berrios †
Oscar Moniri †
8th Grade Dinner Dance
Women's Guild Meeting
Mahoney Room
Tuesday - January 24
Mass Intention 6:30a
Leola Marty †
Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
Scripture Study
Religious Education
Sr. Legion of Mary
Mary's Chapel
Church & Hall
Wednesday - January 25
Mass Intention 6:30a
Lou Fazio †
Mariagiuseppo Aloise †
Choir Practice
Prt. Internet Workshop
Scripture Class
Convent Chapel

Thursday - January 26

Mass Intention 6:30a
Leola Marty †
Special Intention
Religious Education
Sports Board Meeting
Church & Hall
Convent Chapel
Mahoney Room

Friday - January 27

Mass Intention 6:30a
Steve Jerabek †
Louise Olcese †
Cheerleading 3:00p Hall

Saturday - January 28

Mass Intention 8:30a
Louise Olcese †
Mary Jane Gloistein †
AA Meeting
Grief Support
Crab Dinner
Mahoney Room
Mary's Chapel

Sunday - January 29

Mass Intention 7:30a
Marie Burns †
Sheral Marshall †
People of St. Robert's
Mahoney Room †
Fil/Am Choir
Jr. Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room
As a Parish Community

We pray....that the lives of unborn children, the terminally ill and the elderly may be respected and protected.



Jason Patrick Vahey, Ava Madeline Caruso,
Ryan Charles Farrugia, Antonio Fernando Leiva,
Kalia Jade Moore & Kaiulani Alyssa Sanchez

Dear Parishioners

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
Libby Forsberg,
John Flower,
Quinn Rosenberg,
Marcelinus Canaya and
Caridad Ricardo
who died recently.



The Archdiocese of San Francisco is offering an intensive training workshop for all those interested in learning about the Consolation/Bereavement Ministry. If you would like to attend and work with the St. Robert’s Consolation Ministry, please, call Sister Patricia 589-0104 for more information.

To register for the training call Barbara Elordi at (415) 614-5506.

The training dates are:

St. Anthony’s
Saturday, February 4th, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

San Francisco
Holy Name Parish
Saturday, February 11th, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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Our Christmas Collection now totals $42,841.15



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April 6th



E-Contributions for January 4th collection were $3,613.39

Go to and click on the e-contributions button. The first page explains the details. There is a button to take you to the e-paluch registration page. You can register online using either your checking account or credit card. There is no cost to you for this service.


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February 4th
Attention all teens!

You are invited to join in the annual youth rally hosted by the Office Religious Education and Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. This year’s rally ‘FAN THE FLAME” (of faith and discipleship) will take place on Saturday, February 4th at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will include Liturgy, community building activities and workshops featuring ValLimar Jansen—a highly regarded singer, cantor and recording artist, and Fr. R. Tony Ricard—a priest from New Orleans who is proud to be on fire with the power of the Holy Spirit. To register, call (415) 614-5561 or email


75th Year Celebration
January 29th

On Sunday, January 29th, St. Cecilia School will celebrate its 75th year of Catholic education in the Parkside District of San Francisco. St. Cecilia invites all alumni, friends, faculty and former faculty to join is in this celebration at 11:30 a.m. Liturgy. A reception and open house of the school will follow. For more information visit our website at or call the school office at (415) 73-8400.



Offered by the Separated and Divorced Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Francisco provides a chance to understand the emotional journey begun with the loss of a marriage. It will be held Sunday evenings January 29th through March 12th and will meet at St. Stephen Church, O’Reilly Parish Center, 451 Eucalyptus, San Francisco from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost of $45 includes materials. To register or for more information, call Vonnie at (650) 873-4236 or Susan at (415) 752-1308.


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Beginning February 4th

Saint Robert’s will be offering Computer Classes again this semester. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:15 to 10 :30 a.m. beginning February 4th, in the school Computer Lab. If you are interested please, call the rectory at 589-2800 or Sister Patricia at 589-0104 to register.


January 28th

Saint Robert’s Grief Support Group will hold a meeting on January 28th in the Convent Chapel from 3-4:15 p.m. (before the 4:30 p.m. Mass). Anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one—spouse, sibling, child, parent, friend or relative is invited to come and pray, share, comfort and be comforted. You are invited to bring a companion for support and strength. God bless and comfort you in your sorrow. Call Sister Patricia 589-0104 or any of the Consolation Ministry Committee.


"A Night of Glitter, Glamor and Glitz"

Saturday March 4th at 5 P.m.
Crown Plaza, Burlingame

Tickets go on sale January 23rd at the Women's Guild meeting priced at $75 per person. For tickets sales after the 23rd contact Annetta Giambruno.

Reserve rooms at a discounted rate of $89. Call (800) 411-7275 and mention St. Roberts.

Come enjoy great food, live band “Spun” and wonderful company.



Give Life , Give Love at St. Roberts Blood Drive

February 5th 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In Hennessy Hall

Sign up in the vestibule of the church
Or call the rectory Monday—Friday 589-2800


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Joey & Grace Aldeguer & Family
Victoria Ann Maria Stein
Thomas & Ellen Waddell
Michael & Catherine Kalagayan & Family
Jose Galinde & Micaela Molina & 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. If you chose, you can register online at:


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The readings again this weekend center on the call of God. Most of us recall Jonah from his three-day experience in the belly of a whale, thrown overboard because he had told the crew that the stormy seas were due to his running away from God. He didn’t want to give the Assyrians who occupied Nineveh a chance to repent. The Assyrians were cruel to the Jewish people, so Jonah was hoping they’d be punished for it. But God calls Jonah again and this time he sets out for Nineveh (the passage we hear today) and they sincerely repent. The succeeding verses show Jonah in a major snit, angry that God is so merciful.

The gospel has Jesus proclaiming, “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel.” He calls Peter and Andrew, James and John and their immediate response matches the urgency of his proclamation. They let his call interrupt their everyday life, leaving their livelihood, and for James and John, their father as well. In the days before Vatican II, only priests, sisters and brothers were considered to have a vocation; everyone else just got married or stayed single. With Vatican II, the importance of baptism was rediscovered and the Church began to teach again that God’s call comes with baptism and to all who are baptized. It will be different depending on one’s state in life, age, health and natural abilities, but we each have a call. Baptism doesn’t just give us membership in the family of God, but calls us to ministry, to discipleship.

We can get in the habit of putting ourselves down. Do I catch myself saying things like, “What do you expect, I’m only human!” The phrase is true and can rescue us from perfectionist tendencies which can make us trip in our efforts to live the gospel. But we also want to remember that by our creation in God’s image, and especially since Jesus became a human being, being human is a blessed reality and a call to great dignity and grandeur. The Son of God became one of us, lifting up our humanity forever. And as a child of God through baptism, we share in the very life of God. God’s light can shine through all of us. Might we look for that light in the child who is overly rambunctious or the co-worker we don’t care for or the neighbor who always complains? If we see that light, our positive response might invite an equally positive interchange. Peace, S. Sheral

The Death Penalty
On January 17, our Auxiliary Bishop John Wester released a statement on the occasion of the execution of Clarence Ray Allen, acknowledging the pain and sorrow of the family and friends of his victims and the right of the State to require punishment and protect the community from further acts of violence. He also raised the question of whether State-ordered executions do not “contribute to a culture of death in which respect for the dignity and precious worth of every human life is diminished.” Quoting Pope John Paul II in St. Louis: “A sign of hope is the increasing recognition that the dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil. Modern society has the means of protecting itself, without definitively denying criminals the chance to reform.” He questions whether the use of the death penalty makes our society safer and recommends a moratorium to evaluate whether it serves the common good.



May God bless you with DISCOMFORT…
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,
So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with ANGER…
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people.
So that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless you with TEARS…
To shed for those who suffer from pain,
rejection, starvation and war.
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them
And to turn their pain into JOY.
And may God bless you with enough FOOLISHNESS…
To believe that you can make a difference in this world,
So that you can DO what others claim cannot be done.

-National Council of Churches


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2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel: 650.340.7474, Fax: 650.340.1299

February 2006
12 Speaker Series: Lynne Twist–The Soul of Money
17-18 Men's Spirituality
17-19 East West Retreat - A Contemplative Retreat
17-19 Retreat for Those Who Work with the Poor
19-24 Centering Prayer Teacher Training

March 2006
2 Honoring the Body Christian Yoga
4 Lenten Day of Prayer
4 Retiro de Cuaresma
5 Centering Prayer Introductory Session
12 Centering Prayer Follow-up Session
17-19 Mercy Center Bookstore Sale
24 Speaker Series: James Finley
      – Little Things that Fill The Whole World
25 Workshop with James Finley
      – On Spiritual Awakening
26 Centering Prayer Follow-up Session

250 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park CA 94025-3218
650-325-5614, Fax 650-325-0908

February 2006
5 Seeing in simple yet profound ways
18 The journey of Pilgrimage and Wandering

March 2006
4 “Forgiveness-The Healing Act
19 Drumming: Pathway to Healing


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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 28th and 29th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers B. Larsen (C), C. Holland, J. Finnegan,
C. Carter, A. Ciraulo, M. Ciraulo,
B. Castro-Leon, R. Larsen, J. Quinn
Lector J. Cronin
Altar Servers K. Murphy and D. Williams

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), B. Mullins, R. Vassalo,
R. Lahoz, A. Doherty
Lectors J. Scanlan and T. Clifford
Altar Servers J. Thomson and S. Wooley
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Hung/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers J. Romine (C), M. Lopez, L. Cesca,
J. Kelly, M. Bologna, A. Romine,
L. Rodriguez, S. Murray, T. Jones
Lectors L. Kaloucava and T. Tullius
Altar Servers J. Beauvoir and D. Foglesong
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Hung/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), L. Sink, S. Stefaniuk,
D. Murphy, M. Madayag, L. Jovero,
J. Yee, A. Maron, T. Estelita, F. Firpo
Lectors M. Cadiz and H. Beck
Altar Servers M. Reidy and C. Maron

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers V. Hawkins (C), J. Arellano, C. Hawkins,
Van Hawkins, J. Landholt, P. Landholt,
L. Cuddy, M. Salvato, D. Katches
Lector M. Innes
Altar Servers Mt. Jauregui and Me Jauregui

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