St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, April 16, 2006

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

April 16, 2006
Easter Sunday

Dear Parishioners,

No person of faith can doubt that the message of Easter is one of newness of life. Because of this faith we have come to believe that death is but a passage and not a destination. We believe that Jesus has made that passage less difficult for us by proclaiming through his resurrection that new life awaits us. However, it is helpful to reflect on the fact that our final passage is preceded by many passages: learning to walk, the first days of school, going off to college, getting married, the death of a loved one, retiring, etc. Each time we move through them a little Easter can be experienced and new life is gained.

Scripture is little interested in giving us details concerning the how of the resurrection. The gospel is focused rather on the glorious accomplishment of Christ and the effect it had on the men and women who followed him. They were amazed, even confused and unsure, but ultimately they were transformed by the meaning of the stone rolled back. That sudden openness, that stark emptiness of the tomb must have shook the ground of their being. But it also gave them cause to hope. It became the starting point of Good News to be shared.

Only gradually did they come to understand the meaning of the rolling away the stones in their own lives. All that had previously transpired in their lives needed room to germinate into new meaning. They needed time to grow into fuller understanding that some things had to change, that some things had to be let go if they were now to bear witness to the truth that Christ lives.

How about us? Have we ceased to be amazed by the resurrection? That Christ lives? That Easter is more than a fleeting moment? This is the faith moment. This is the message we are called to live out by our Baptismal promises. What we say and how we act must proclaim: “we have seen the Lord and he lives!” Christ’s mission is now ours: to be compassionate, to be forgiving, to be just, to serve our neighbor, to make a difference in our world.

Happy Easter
Father Bruce



Monday-April 17th
Readings: Acts 2:14,22-33 - Mt 28:8-15

Tuesday-April 18th
Readings: Acts 2:36-41 - Jn 20:11-18

Wednesday-April 19th
Readings: Acts 3:1-10 - Lk 24:13-35

Thursday-April 20th
Readings: Acts 3:11-26 - Lk 24:35-48

Friday-April 21st
Readings: Acts 4:1-12 - Jn 21:1-14

Saturday-April 22nd
Readings: Acts 4:13-21 - Mk 16:9-15

Sunday-April 23rd
Readings: Acts 4:32-35 - 1 Jn 5:1-6 - Jn 20:19-31


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Monday - April 17

Mass Intention
Lito Badiable †
Miro Krsulic †
Grownups 7:30p Mahoney Room
Tuesday - April 18
Mass Intention 6:30a
Margaret Haugh †
Pasquale Aloise †
Sr. Legion of Mary
Choir Practice
Wednesday - April 19
Mass Intention 6:30a
Bea Linhares †
Fr. Joe Healy
7th Gr. Cheerleading
Scripture Class
Convent Chapel

Thursday - April 20

Mass Intention 6:30a
Fr. Joe Healy
Kevin McKenna †

Friday - April 21

Mass Intention 6:30a
Arador Gandeza †
Pasquale & Maria
     Teresa Aloise †
Cheerleading 3:00p Hall

Saturday - April 22

Mass Intention 8:30a
Tony Mallamo †
People of St. Robert's
Legion of Mary
AA Meeting
Mahoney Room

Sunday - April 23

Mass Intention 7:30a
Irene Mocelin †
Maryann Fava †
Giuseppe Pignati †
Mary O'Brien †
Fil/Am Choir
Jr. Legion of Mary
Confirmation Class
Mahoney Room

As a Parish Community

We pray…..for those newly born in the waters of baptism and those coming to full communion. May they experience Christ’s love and support within our parish family.



Gianna Marie Alcaraz
Leonardo Enrique Navas, Jr.
Anthony Kanoa Inocencio


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Beatrice Shanahan
who died recently.

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. 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.

This week we pray for:
John Baxter



St. Robert’s Men's Club will be hosting the 21st Annual Golf Tournament on April 29th at Crystal Springs Golf Course, space is limited to 100 golfers. Please contact Vico Piccinini for additional information.


The Parish Staff would like to wish the
Parish Community of St. Robert's


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Been Away A While?
There are many reasons why people drift away from the Church. They have to work every Sunday or have little ones who can’t sit still or an ailing parent who needs their constant presence. Some folks move and never get around to finding a new parish or are angry with God for a particularly painful death of a loved one. Others just get out of the habit, feel guiltier by the week, and then don’t know how to come back. If you’ve been away for a while, whatever your reasons, we’d like to welcome you back. Please contact any of the parish staff by phone or e-mail and we’ll be happy to help you reconnect with the Church.

Thank You!
The wonder of our Easter celebration is due to many people giving of their faith, energy and time. Thank you to our priests and deacons for their presence and their homilies; to the 14 parishioners who shared personal reflections on the Stations; to all the lectors, servers, singers, Kevin Imbimbo and Gabe Lucas, our music directors; to the Passion Play coordinators, Ben Baldonado and Bob Baker, our young parishioner-presenters, guest musicians, singers and all the “behind the scenes” people. Many hands and many hours went into making this holy place a beautiful place as well! Thank you to Tom Dachauer and his crew for the banners and the font; to Una Uniacke, liturgy committee members, and volunteers for the rest of the environment, and to all of you who made donations for the flowers. It is a pleasure to work with you all. May the joy of these 50 days of Easter fill our hearts to overflowing! S. Sheral


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Sunday Collection for April 9th and Appeal figures
will both appear in the bulletin of April 23rd.


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April 22nd and 23rd

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers T. Dachauer (C), J. Scannell, C. Noce
M. Murphy, B. Moniz, D. Hageman,
C. Carter, B. Castro-Leon
Lector J. Cronin
Altar Servers A. Silva and K. Kent

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), B. Albright, J. Aldinger,
Y. Ignacio, A. Buelow
Lectors S. Heaney and S. Kelly
Altar Servers S. Wooley and G. Pino
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Hung/Deacon Meyer
Eucharistic Ministers J. Romine (C), L. Canaya, B. Canaya,
M. Bologna, L. Rodriguez, A. Romine,
S. Murray, T. Jones, A. Solis, R. Valdez
Lectors J. Marty and J. Valdez
Altar Servers J. McLaughlin and M. O'Reilly
Children's Liturgy Little: MaryAnn, Middle: Danny & Sandy
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Hung/ Deacon Meyer
Eucharistic Ministers M. Giusti (C), H. Mantler, S. Stefaniuk
J. Mercado, D. Murphy, V/L Piccinini,
B. Chester, T. Estelita, S. Lucchese, L. Sing
Lectors H. Valle and F. Firpo
Altar Servers J. Abellana and V. Abellana

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), G. Landholt, M. Huntington,
T. Thompson, R. Atkinson, I. Reyes,
E. Donnelly, M. Santiago, L. Cuddy
Lector C. Landholt
Altar Servers S. Morales and V. Lopez

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