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

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

October 22, 2006
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear parish community and our visitors this weekend.

Today’s Gospel reads.…


How can I relate that to my life, as a wife, mother, grandmother and human being? Serving my family is more than I could ever have asked for. What a gift from God to do this service. I have been entrusted with so much and the pleasure comes in so many different forms. Whether it’s listening to their woes or standing up proud when they receive an award .

God also puts others in my path as well. It could be the stranger on the bus or the lady at the market. It could be my smile or my “it’s ok” that could make all the difference. I find that “keeping it simple” can work.

But if I am being honest and the truth be told as a human being there are those days that I want to be the receiver of service. Someone make ME dinner, take ME shopping, hold MY hand, someone listen to ME, and the list goes on. The important thing for me to remember during those thankless times is that God knows I am human and not to be hard on myself. Maybe its time for that long walk or a hot fudge Sunday or to go to that movie I have been dying to see. It’s important for me as a server to take care of myself, so I can be there for my family, friends and anyone who God puts in my path. I have been the receiver many times and I know how good it feels and I like to “pay it forward” when I can.

“Your mission, should you decide to accept it.”

I accept every mission/service as it comes along. Some days are easier than others, and maybe I don’t see that stranger on the bus that needs my help, but over all, I am so grateful I was given this gift from God; my service to family, friends and others.

Enjoy Sunday with family, friends and others
Kathy Hanley



In Thanksgiving for all you do
the parish staff will be giving a reception in your honor
November 12th In Hennessy Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Please join us so that we may thank you!!!!


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Monday - October 23
Readings: Eph 2:1-10     Lk 12:13-21

Mass Intention
Adrienne Barbieri †
Frances Friedman †
Grownups Steering Cmt 7:15pm Mahoney Room

Tuesday - October 24
Readings: Eph 2:12-22     Lk 12:35-38

Mass Intention 6:30am
In Thanksgiving
Sr. Frances Doyle †
Adult Ed
Rel Ed - Grades 1-5
Legion of Mary
Confirmation - 9th Grade
Adult Ed
5pm Choir Practice
Mary's Chapel
Church & Hall
Convent Chapel

Wednesday - October 25
Readings: Eph 3:2-12     Lk 39-48

Mass Intention 6:30am
Sr. Mary MacNamara †
Mary Daly †
Children's Choir
8th Grade Cheerleading
Choir Practice
Scripture Study
Convent Chapel

Thursday - October 26
Readings: Eph 3:14-21     Lk 12:49-53

Mass Intention 6:30am
Crispulo Bitug †
Ernest Gomes †
Athletic Board Meeting
Convent Chapel
Mahoney Room

Friday - October 27
Readings: Eph 4:1-6     Lk 12:54-59

Mass Intention 6:30am
Chris Gandeza
Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
Grandparent's Day

Saturday - October 28
Readings: Eph 2:19-22     Lk 6:12-16

Mass Intention 8:30am
Eliseo Medrano †
People of St. Robert's
Computer Class
AA Meeting
Computer Room
Mahoney Room

Sunday - October 29
Readings: Jer 31:7-9     Heb 5:1-6     Mk 10:46-52

Mass Intention 7:30am
Agatha Duffey †
John & Veronica Schaukowitch †
Patrick Griffin †
Tom Ryan †
Fil/Am Choir 10:00am Hall

As a Parish Community we pray…..for an increase in missionary vocations. May many men and women be blessed with the generosity to proclaim the gospel and serve the poor wherever they are needed.



Cielinda Bonifacio & Jean Ahuncain


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Angelo Massagli ,
Richard Barre,
Marge Halliwell &
June Looney
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.


11:30 Mass, This Sunday, October 22nd

“Heal the Sick!” Jesus has charged His Church to take care of those who are ill by accompanying them with her prayers of intercession in His Name. The Anointing of the Sick is for anyone who begins to be in danger of death from illness or the aging process. Graces derived from the Sacrament are: renewed hope, strength, peace and courage to overcome the difficulties of serious illness or the frailty of advanced years; a closer union with the suffering of Christ; sanctification and often the restoration of health and preparation for our journey to eternal life. Our Parish Anointing Mass will take place at 11:30 am on Sunday, October 22nd. All who are ill in mind or body or who are experiencing the affects of aging are invited to receive this Sacrament.



Our annual parish Women’s Retreat will take place at Mercy Center, Burlingame from 8:30 am to 3 pm on Saturday, November 18. This is a great opportunity to have time for yourself, for God and for rejuvenating conversation with other women of the parish. Fliers and online registration will be available NEXT weekend, but please mark your calendar now!


October 29th after 11:30 Mass

The Grownups’ Annual Communion Luncheon will be held on October 29th in Hennessy Hall after the 11:30 a.m. Mass. It will be catered by the InBetweeners. The price is $12.50– per person and tickets will be sold after all Masses this weekend or call, Vera Hannon, Helen Mantler or Dolores Moynihan.


Toddlers, Infants, Preschoolers, and Parents Social

Join TIPPS for our Halloween get-together!! Friday, October 27, 2005, 6:30 PM in 
Hennessy Hall. It’s a potluck so please bring an item to share with six people, and 
a toy for your child to play with We would love to see the kids in costume! (Bring 
your camera/camcorder)Feel free to invite new TIPPSters! See you then!! For more 
information, contact Andrew or Ana Kimoto.

Thursday, November 2nd
7:30 p.m.

November is traditionally the month set aside by our Church to commemorate and celebrate the memories of our departed loved ones. We will have a special Mass on All Souls Day, Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. to which all are invited. The names of those buried from St. Robert’s in the past year will be read aloud by members of our Consolation Ministry and their names will be inscribed in a Memorial Book placed in Our Lady’s alcove in the church. Their names will also be posted on the walls, so we will be reminded of our departed loved ones each time we enter the church and they, symbolically, will surround us with their presence.

We are asking two favors from you, the parishioners. We have recorded the names of those buried from Saint Robert’s during the past year, but would like to remember all of your loved ones who have been buried or cremated from any other church or funeral home during the past year. Please call, e-mail or fax their names to the rectory or to Sister Patricia before October 25. This will give Emil Ruggiero time to prepare the St. Robert’s Wall of Remembrance for us before November l.

Also, everyone is invited to honor your beloved dead by bringing photos, memorial cards or flowers to place in this shrine throughout the month of November.

“It is a holy
And wholesome thought
To pray for the dead.”



Ultimately we are driven by the belief and knowledge that life is precious. Every child is a gift that we must do all within our power to protect, love and rescue from harm.


Saint Roberts Church Library

Spiritual Reading will be available at St. Robert’s after the Masses on Sundays. Please take a few minutes either before or after Mass and check out a book or two that interest you. You may keep the books until you have them read. We have some books on the Library cart but we have many more in the Library/Reconciliation room.

Enjoy Reading


Rio & Lisa Costantini
Edmund & Sahra Bautista-Leung & Family
Angelene Hernandez

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:


Don’t forget
Next weekend October 29th




The Alzheimer’s Association is offering their Annual Education Conference from 8 am to 3 pm that same day at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. Registration fees are $35 by Oct. 30 and $50 at the door. Please see Sr. Patricia or Sr. Sheral who have fliers available.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
November 3rd-5th in Burlingame

Scripture says about married people that “Two shall live as one.” How often do you find yourselves living as two? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend can help you get back to basics in this complicated day and age. For more information, go to or call Paul and Yvonne at 650-366-7093.



Will be held at St. Gregory’s in San Mateo, beginning Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 p .m. to 8 p.m. If ou are interested please call Barbara Elordi MFT, Archdiocese of San Francisco, (415) 614-5506.


Sunday, November 5th
8am - 1:30pm
Mark Your Calendars

  Donor Requirements:
Be Healthy
  Weigh at least 110 lbs.
  Drink extra fluids
  Eat a healthy meal
  Bring identification

Becoming Servants
This weekend’s readings are not easy to hear; they deal with suffering, with Jesus’ consistent effort to let his disciples know that the world’s esteem will not come with following him. They must be servants and we all know how greatly servants are esteemed! They still think that he is inaugurating an earthly kingdom and they want to be front and center! They will know suffering and misunderstanding as their leader does, the more he proclaims a new order of things: the blind will see, the lame will walk, the last and least will be first. His values will turn “the way of the world” upside down! So we, too, must expect some difficulty if we’re living the way he taught. As Thomas More proclaims before his execution in A Man For All Seasons, ”If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us good, and greed would make us saintly… but since in fact we see that avarice, anger and stupidity commonly profit far beyond humility, fortitude, justice and thought [we] have to choose, to be human at all.” How wise Robert Bolt, the author, was!

Bombarded by ads before Nov. 7, please remember the values of Jesus: life and dignity of the human person; family, community and participation; rights and responsibilities; option for the poor and vulnerable; dignity of work and rights of workers; global solidarity and care for God’s creation. You might want to examine who is opposing and who is supporting each proposition. Regarding Proposition 87, for example, the ads opposing it (paid for by Phillip Morris) bemoan the fact that the funds will go to hospital corporations. The hospital sponsored by my community makes between 1 ½ and 2% profit each year! They desperately need the funds for smoking cessation programs and to discourage young people from starting. The California Catholic Conference of Bishops supports Proposition 85 requiring a parent be notified before a minor daughter has an abortion, except in particular circumstances. Be sure to vote; our bishops remind us, ”In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue; participation in the political process is a moral obligation.” The Challenge of Faithful Citizenship, USCCB, 2004

Peace, S. Sheral

Pray for Peace
“You hear a man talking about how he shot, killed, damaged your neighbor’s house. But you feel empathy for him. You realize that we are all from the same background, but just from different sides. The soldier wanted to protect his people, and so did we. But we’ve all discovered we were wrong in how we did it.” From Bassam Aramin, one of the creators of Combatants for Peace, a group that brings together Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants for monthly dialogue, quoted in The Christian Science Monitor.


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July 1st to October 15th (goal)
July 1st to October 15th (actual)
7/1/06-6/30/07 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 10/15)


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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Call the Rectory at 589-2800 or sign-up on the web site at to help


Centerplate 2006 Schedule

Nov. 5
Nov. 19
Dec. 10
49ers vs Vikings
49ers vs Seahawks
49ers vs Packers

Name:_________________________________Home Phone:___________________

Cell Phone:_______________Email:_______________________________________

Dress Code: Full length black slacks, (jeans or spandex are not permitted), white shirt with collar, closed toe comfortable shoes (preferably black or white).

We will car pool from the rectory. For those working in San Francisco, you can meet the group at the gate. Volunteers between 16-21 years of age must provide a copy of a picture id which includes his/her birth date.

Our Centerplate totals:
Baseball: $26,663.20
49er Training Camp: $7,282.71
49er games: $6,768.45
for a total of: $40,714.36
Thanks to the many people who have volunteered.


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October 28th and 29th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers J. Scannell (C), C. Noce, B. Castro-Leon,
M. Schaukowitch, A. Ciraulo, D. Bisagno,
B. Moniz, J. Beltrano, J. Quinn
Lectors P. Scannell and J. Cronin
Altar Servers C. Geniali and R. Davis

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), B. Mullins, A. Buelow,
F. Reyes, T. Montross
Lectors A. Reyes and T. Clifford
Altar Servers J. McLaughlin and C. Murray
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers J. Romine (C), M. Bourne, C. Zolezzi,
M. Saisi, M. Quilici, J. Kelly,
H. Mar, R. Valdez, A. Romine
Lectors M. Parasdas and J. Valdez
Altar Servers J. Ibarra, D. Lavezzo, J. Lavezzo
Little Church Family Mass
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), L. Sing, L. Welch, J. Yee,
S. Stefaniuk, H. Mantler, E. Sanchez,
T. Estelita, H. Madayag, M. Giusti
Lectors F. Firpo and H. Valle
Altar Servers K. Reidy and M. Reidy

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers Sr. Sheral (C), G. Landholt, P. Landholt,
M. Koski, M. Huntington, L. Cuddy,
B. Rodriguez, I. Reyes, R. Atkinson
Lector P. Linehan
Altar Servers S. Morales and J. Uroz

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