St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, December 24, 2006

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

December 24, 2006
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dear Saint Robert’s family,

The Advent season is a time of waiting, anticipation and hope. This time of the year our daylight hours become shorter. The weather becomes cooler and damp. We find ourselves inside more of the time. These days we are surrounded by increasingly bad news from the war in Iraq to the starvation in the Sudan. We live under this shroud of darkness.

Advent helps us to cope with this darkness. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We must have hope. It is not easy waiting for solutions to the things which darken our lives. But this season’s call is to wait, to anticipate and to hope. For the promised Messiah will be born. The darkness will be shattered by the light of a star guiding us to the humble birthplace of the Son of God. This child’s presence changed human hearts and changed the course of human history. This birth continues to impact our lives each and every day giving us reason to hope once again as we envision the light at the end of the dark tunnel.

We invite you to share this season of waiting, anticipating and hoping as we prepare the way of the Lord. On Christmas Eve (Sunday afternoon) our children’s Mass will be at 4:30 p.m. In addition on Christmas Eve there will be Masses at 8:00 p.m. and Midnight. Christmas morning our Masses will be at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. There will be no evening Mass on Christmas day.

On behalf of all our parish family, may the remaining days of Advent and the Christmas time be a blessing for you.

Father Bruce


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Monday - December 25
Parish Office Closed Today
Readings: Is 52:7-10     Heb 1:1-6     Jn 1:1-18

Mass Intention
People of St. Robert's
People of St. Robert's
People of St. Robert's

Tuesday - December 26
Readings: Acts 6:8-10;7:54-59     Mt 10:17-22

Mass Intention 6:30am
Special Intention
John & Amelia Rudometkin †
Legion of Mary 6:30pm Library

Wednesday - December 27
Readings: 1 Jn 1:1-4     Jn 20:1a  and 2-8

Mass Intention 6:30am
Samuel Robin †
John P. Murphy †

Thursday - December 28
Readings: 1 Jn 1:6—2:2     Mt 2:13-18

Mass Intention 6:30am
Lawrence & Mary Glaude †
Fr. Joseph Healy

Friday - December 29
Readings: 1 Jn 2:3-11     Lk 2:22-35

Mass Intention 6:30am
Lilia Tugadi †
Carmen Borg †

Saturday - December 30
Readings: 1 Jn 2:12-17     Lk 2:36-40

Mass Intention 8:30am
Fr. Joseph Healy †
Mary Munich †
AA Meeting 10:00am Mahoney Room

Sunday - December 31
Readings: Sir 3:2-7,12-14     Col 3:12-21     Lk 2:41-52

Mass Intention 7:30am
Tom & Maryanne Begley †
Caridad Ricardo †
Andrea Wong †
People of St. Robert's

As a Parish Community we pray …....for our Parish Family. May our lives reflect the Lord who dwells within us. May we bring hope to all who suffer from illness, hunger, homelessness and fear.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Raymond Kirk
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
Christopher Soto and Joan Marshall



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Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve,

Sunday, December 24th

4:30 p.m., Children's Mass
8:00 p.m., Evening Choir
Midnight Mass, Adult Choir

Christmas Day,
Monday, December 25th
7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
NO MASS at 5:00 p.m.

New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31st

7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.

New Year's Day
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Monday, January 1, 2006

MASS AT 8:30 a.m. ONLY

The Parish Office will be closed
Monday, December 25th
Monday, January 1st


Thank You and A Request
Thank you to all of you who donated towards our lovely Christmas environment! The evergreens and poinsettias historically remind us of God’s ever-lasting love for us and of Jesus’ love leading him to the shedding of his blood. The beauty of this church gives us hope as we continue to live the gospel of compassion and forgiveness. Six of us are going to Gulfport/Biloxi Dec. 28 until Jan. 4 to help the survivors of Katrina in whatever ways we can. Deacon John Meyer, Ana Gamino, Petra Kretschmer and I are going from here with two other friends of mine, Joan Sexton from Pacifica and Carolyn Pretzer from Sacramento. Please pray for us that we can enflesh in our labor (whatever it may be) the care and concern you’ve shown with your gift cards. We’ll have photos and stories to share when we return! Thank you. S. Sheral


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Thank you for your generous donation of $1,576.00
to the Priest's Retirement.

July 1st to December 17th (goal)
July 1st to December 17th (actual)
7/1/06-6/30/07 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 12/17)


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.


The Archdiocese has combined the 2 second collections on January 14th. You may use either envelope and we will split the donations between the two.


December 27th

We have been asked if we would like to work the Emerald Bowl on Wednesday, December 27th at A.T.& T. Park. UCLA and Florida State are playing that day. The game begins at 5:00 p.m. We will leave at 12:45 p.m. See Father Bruce for further details or sign up at the back of Church.

Our Centerplate totals as of December 1st:
Baseball: $26,663.20
49er Training Camp: $7,282.71
49er games: $17,153.02
For a total of: $51,098.93

Thanks to the many people who have volunteered.


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December 30th and 31st

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers D. Bisagno (C), R. Larsen, B. Larsen,
A. Ciraulo, C. Browne, B. Castro-Leon,
J. Quinn, M. Schaukowitch & M. Murphy
Lectors J. Scanlan & J. Cronin
Altar Servers C. Geniali & R. Davis

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), J. Aldinger, Y. Ignacio,
C. Soracco & R. Vassalo
Lectors A. Reyes & S. Kelly
Altar Servers C. Clarke & G. Pino
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers V. Yanke (C), J. Yanke, M. Zamattia,
A. Solis, C. Zolezzi, L. Rodriguez,
H. Mar, M. Blumenthal & M. Saisi
Lectors J. Marty & T. Tullius
Altar Servers J. Malatesta, M. O'Reilly & J. Prieto
Little Church Little Church: Family Mass
Middle Church: Family Mass
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), L. Sing, H. Mantler, E. Sanchez,
T. Estelita, H. Madayag, S. Stefaniuk,
L. Juvero, B. Chester & D. Murphy
Lectors H. Beck & F. Firpo
Altar Servers D. Cuddy & C. Norton

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), G. Landholt, P. Landholt,
R. Atkinson, M. Huntington, M. Koski,
M. Santiago, E. Donnelly & T. Thompson
Lector B. Valiao & M. Innes
Altar Servers J. Uroz & V. Lopez

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