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

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

October 29, 2006
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

Last Saturday, we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Wester and 57 candidates and 4 adults. The celebration went very well and for me it is always a pleasure to witness our young people receive this sacrament. A special thank you to Joanne and all the teachers who were involved in preparing the candidates for this joyous occasion.

Three weeks ago we had our overnight retreat. The candidates were a great group. We had so much fun and they were all very enthusiastic about all the planned activities. These retreats bring out the best in our children. It has a way of letting them be themselves in every sense of the word and judging from the survey responses they found it a most refreshing experience.

One of the highlights was the time spent around the campfire which gave most of them an incentive to get up and sing, dance, and act on the little makeshift stage. Even some who seemed a little shy participated in the fun activities.

I am always amazed at the transformation that takes place in the candidates because of the retreat experience. Please continue to pray for these young people who will undoubtedly become great leaders in our parish and church.

God Bless,
Deacon John



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 30
Readings: Eph 4:32—5:8     Lk 13:10-17

Mass Intention
Peter Granero
Agatha Duffey †
8th Grade Setup 8:00am Hall

Tuesday - October 31
Readings: Eph 5:21-33     Lk 13:18-21

Mass Intention 6:30am
Anacieta Nery †
Gary Branch †
8th Grade Party
Legion of Mary
5pm Choir Practice

Wednesday - November 1
Readings: Rv 7:2-4,9-14     1 Jn 3:1-3

Mass Intention 6:30am
Constant Amar †
Deacon Jack Bourne †
Maria Giordano †
Grief Support
Children's Choir
8th Grade Cheerleading
Choir Practice
Scripture Study
Mary's Chapel
Convent Chapel

Thursday - November 2
Readings: Wis 3:1-9     Ps 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6
Rom 8:14-23     Jn 14:1-6

Mass Intention 6:30am
All Souls †
All Souls †
All Souls †
RCIA 7:00pm Convent Chapel

Friday - November 3
Readings: Phil 1:1-11     Lk 14:1-6

Mass Intention 6:30am
In Thanksgiving
All Souls †

Saturday - November 4
Readings: Phil 1:18b-26     Lk 14:1,7-11

Mass Intention 8:30am
All Souls †
Domenico Cotroneo †
Eucharistic Adoration
Computer Class
AA Meeting
WG Mystery Dinner
Computer Room
Mahoney Room

Sunday - November 5
Readings: Dt 6:2-6     Heb 7:23-28     Mk 12:28b-34

Mass Intention 7:30am
People of St. Robert's
Donna Glass †
All Souls †
Domenica Busceti †
Blood Drive
Fil/Am Choir
Jr. Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room

As a Parish Community we pray (on this World Youth Day)…....for all young people. May they see Jesus as our compassionate, loving Savior and answer His call to come follow Him.



Dylan Charles Simmons
Joaquin Fernando Caoili
Jacob Michael Heaney



Jennifer Dominquez & Anthony Bulanadi


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Attilio Segali
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.



“Acknowledgment of the worth and dignity of every human being and the sacredness of human life is the common thread, the principle, upon which individuals and society itself will ultimately thrive. For it is in protecting, nurturing and sustaining life that we live.”
(U.S. Catholic Conference, 1990)



We might ask ourselves: “Who the Eucharist is, not what the Eucharist is”. Cardinal Jozef Tomko, at the opening of the Eucharist Congress said: “Devotion to the Eucharist is needed in a world shaken by the dark shadows of wars both known and forgotten…(and by) the ideological attacks on marriage, the family and on human life from its conception.”

Eucharistic Adoration will take place in our Church on Saturday, November 4th, and on every First Saturday of each month, following the 8:30 am Mass and continuing until Benediction at 10:00 am. Spending time with Jesus in silent prayer can bring about the changes our world so desperately needs.


November 8th

We are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you can prepare a favorite cookie, snack or lunch item for 10 to 12 people, please drop it off at the Children's Chapel, in the back of Church, by 9 a.m. on November 8th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items are ok!



Join us for light refreshments after the 5 p.m Mass TODAY, October 29th, sponsored by the 5 p.m. choir. Come and mingle with fellow parishioners.


November 13th, 7 p.m.

Single men or married men with their wifes are invited to attend this informational evening, Monday, November 13th at 7 p.m. at the Archdiocese Pastoral Center, 1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco. There is plenty of free parking.



The workbooks for the new liturgical year beginning in Advent are here! Please pick yours up in the sacristy and check your name off.
Thank you.

If you’d like to serve the parish as a lector, Sr. Sheral will be happy to talk with you about this ministry! Please call her at the rectory.



The website for the Southern Poverty Law Center,, has excellent suggestions for parents, teachers and other adults to counteract stereotypes and cultural misinformation. Some of their suggestions to nurture tolerance in young people are the following:

  1. Talk about tolerance. Let your children know that no subject is taboo.

  2. Identify intolerance when children are exposed to it. Point out stereotypes in movies, computer games and other media.

  3. Challenge intolerance when it comes from your children. “How do you think so-and-so would feel about that joke?”

  4. Support your children when they are the victims of intolerance. Provide emotional support and brainstorm constructive responses

  5. Foster a healthy understanding of group identities. Remind them that pride in our own group doesn't mean disrespect for others.

All Saints and All Souls Masses

Our parish will celebrate the All Saints this Wednesday with Masses at 6:30 am, 8:30 am (with the school children) and 6 pm. Masses for All Souls Day, this Thursday will be at 6:30 am, 8:30 am and 7:30 pm. The evening Mass will include a simple ritual remembering those who have died during the past year and will be followed by coffee and cookies. If you have lost a loved one recently, please come; if you haven’t, please come to offer your support and prayer for those who have.



The Men's Club will be celebrating an early Thanksgiving dinner at their monthly meeting, Monday, November 6th in Hennessy Hall, doors will open at 6:15 p.m. come and enjoy good food, good drinks and good company. All men of the parish are invited.


All women of the parish are cordially invited to attend the St. Robert's Women's Guild Annual Crafts Night, being held Thursday, November 9th, in Hennessy Hall, doors will open at 6:30 p.m., cost is $10.00, please remember to give yourself plenty of time for browsing and shopping all the wonderful items for sale.


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.


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, and bring identification

Sign up in the vestibule of the Church or call the rectory Monday through Friday at 589-2800.


Saturday, November 18th

The annual parish Women’s Retreat will be held at Mercy Center, Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8:30 am to 3 pm. “Deepening Our Hope” will include presentations, quiet time, sharing and a delicious lunch. A $35 donation is requested. Registration forms are available at the church entrances or you may register online at Registrations must be made by Nov. 8. Please call Sr. Sheral at the rectory for more information.


Larry & Eve Lefcourt & Family
Victoria Carreon

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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Thank you for your generous donation of $3,068.06 to the World Missions

July 1st to October 22nd (goal)
July 1st to October 22nd (actual)
7/1/06-6/30/07 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 10/22)


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.


All Saints and All Souls
With leaves turning and falling, the different “feel” at dusk, pumpkins and squash appearing in stores, and the time change this weekend, we know that Autumn is here. It is a time of shifting to quieter, inside pursuits, perhaps, which don’t require warm weather. Flowers have died and, underground, unnoticed by human eyes, bulbs are slowly gathering nourishment for a spring yet to come. Dying and rising, letting go that something new may come. If the leaves don’t let go, there’ll be no room for the new shoots. If we don’t let go of old ways which aren’t life-giving - old attitudes, perhaps, even old relationships which are abusive or too negative - there won’t be room in our lives for new ways, new more Christian attitudes, new relationships.

All Saints Day is a celebration of those who’ve “made it” – who’ve lived the gospel of Jesus in such a striking way that the whole Church honors them. Many of us were named for a particular saint and this day is also for all the not yet canonized saints, people like Mother Teresa, Pope John XXIII, Mahatma Gandhi and many of our grandparents and parents who taught us by their example how loving our God is.

All Souls Day reminds us of those we’ve loved “who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith.” Please honor your beloved dead by bringing photos or their memorial cards to Mary’s Shrine where they’ll be remembered throughout the month. In front of the ambo (podium) we will place symbols of Christ as the light of the world and the water he promised the Samaritan woman would “turn into a spring inside [her], welling up to eternal life.” The names of those who’ve died since last Nov. 2 will surround us whenever we gather to pray. Pumpkins, squash and gourds, the cornstalk and haystack speak to us city dwellers of the harvest. Our loved ones, the “faithful departed,” have reached the fullness of life and now are with God; we, too, will join them one day as the readings for the last two weekends in November will remind us.

May these November days be fruitful ones for all of us!

S. Sheral


Election Day Checklist

At the church entrances, there are copies of an Election Day Checklist based on our values as Catholics. It does not, of course, tell you how to vote, but rather gives suggestions for questions you might ask yourself.


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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: $12,391.65
for a total of: $46,337.56
Thanks to the many people who have volunteered.


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November 4th and 5th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers R. Larsen (C), J. Waldvogel, J. Finnegan,
R. Aveson, D. Hageman, R. Hanley,
B. Larsen, C. Holland, C. Noce
Lectors C. Clarke and C. Aveson
Altar Servers Z. Taylor and C. Green

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), J. Jackson, J. Aldinger,
Y. Ignacio, C. Soracco
Lectors S. Heaney and P. Lustic
Altar Servers J. Thomson and S. Wooley
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers V. Yanke (C), L. Cesca, M. Blumenthal,
A. Solis, S. Murray, T. Jones,
G. Tolentino, L. Rodriguez, J. Yanke
Lectors T. Tullius and M. Compton
Altar Servers K. Giambruno, B. Timko, & K. Uniacke
Little Church Little: MaryAnn, Middle: Darlene
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers C. Pacas (C), B. Pacas, F. Firpo, G. May,
J. Mercado, D. Murphy, V/L Piccinini,
S. Stefaniuk, R. Benavente, A. Maron
Lectors C. Pisani and H. Beck
Altar Servers C. Benavente and C. Lustic

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), I. Reyes, R. Atkinson,
E. Donnelly, T. Thompson, M. Santiago,
V. Hawkins, C. Hawkins, Sr. Sheral
Lector M. Innes
Altar Servers J. Semeniuk and A. Ayllon


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