St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, December 31, 2006

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

December 31, 2006
The Holy Family

Dear Parishioners:

It is quite unbelievable how fast this year has gone by. So much has happened in all of our lives in the past year. But most importantly, God has had the biggest impact on our lives. We thank Him for our beloved Father Joe Healy, who is doing so well, and for the health of our own Father Bruce Dreier. We continue to pray for all those experiencing ill health to recover with the grace of God our Father.

This Christmas season, like all the ones before, has caught us up in dizzy headiness of rushing around trying to figure out gifts for our loved ones and our friends. It is at times like this that it is good to take time to stop and think of all the goodness and kindness that we have received from others and especially those who have greatly impacted our lives throughout the year. It is at times like this that we have to take the time to thank God for blessing us with all that we have. Our riches are not in monetary value. We look around at our families, our children, our grandchildren. They, and the love we receive from them, are worth more than anything in this whole wide world and God has truly blessed us through them.

By the time you read this letter I will be in Mississippi, together with Sister Sheryl and a few of our ladies in the parish. This is going to be quite an experience for me. I am very excited to be out and help try to make a difference.

Happy New Year and God Bless,
Deacon John


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Monday - January 1
Parish Office Closed Today
Readings: Nm 6:22-27     Gal 4:4-7     Lk 2:16-21

Mass Intention    8:30am People of St. Robert's

Tuesday - January 2
Readings: 1 Jn 2:22-28     Jn 1:19-28

Mass Intention 6:30am
Winifred Isetta †
Father Joseph Healy
Adult Education
Legion of Mary
Adult Education
5pm Choir Practice
Mary's Chapel
Convent Chapel

Wednesday - January 3
Readings: 1 Jn 2:29—3:6     Jn 1:29-34

Mass Intention 6:30am
Gary Nulty †
Julio Brassesco †
Grief Support Committee
Children's Choir
St. Robert's Band
Scripture Study
Mary's Chapel
Convent Chapel

Thursday - January 4
Readings: 1 Jn 3:7-10     Jn 1:35-42

Mass Intention 6:30am
Michael David Yanke †
Harry Duffey †

Friday - January 5
Readings: 1 Jn 3:11-21     Jn 1:43-51

Mass Intention 6:30am
Tim O'Regan †
Patricia Dreier †
8th Grade Cheerleading 30m Hall

Saturday - January 6
Readings: 1 Jn 5:5-13     Mk 1:7-11

Mass Intention 8:30am
Father Joseph Healy
People of St. Robert's
Eucharistic Adoration
AA Meeting
Mahoney Room

Sunday - January 7
Readings: Is 60:1-6     Eph 3:2-3a,5—6     Mt 2:1-12

Mass Intention 7:30am
Mocelin & Emilio Families †
Sandra Seymour †
Agatha & Harry Duffey †
Ben Young †
Fil/Am Choir
Jr. Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room

As a Parish Community we pray …....for parents, may they be steadfast in their love for their families. For single-parent families that we give them the support, encouragement and love they need.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Beetrice Whiteman,
Pablo Sanchez &
James Edward Cagnacci
who died recently



It is a wonderful thing to get into the habit of quiet prayer, especially before the Blessed Sacrament. Our world is filled with noise, distractions, instant messages and information. This doesn't give Jesus a chance to get through, because He doesn’t work instantly. He plants a seed, and it takes a long time for it to grow; but we have to notice that it is there. Like Mary, we need to be open and available to God's plan. He knows what is best for us and He has our eternal happiness in mind. We have the opportunity to listen to Jesus speak to our heart on Saturday, January 6th, and every First Saturday of each month. Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held in our Church, closing with Benediction at 10:00 a.m.

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.



Check for Mass schedule in other cities.


Welcoming Christ in the Immigrant

As we recall the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt and celebrate the coming of the Three Kings on January 7, our bishops have asked us to remember all immigrants and refugees during that week. They suggest that we use this prayer:

Mary Most Holy, you together with St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, experienced the suffering of exile. You were forced to flee to Egypt to escape the persecution of Herod. Today we entrust the men, women and children who live as migrants and refugees to your maternal protection. Bless the migrants who labor to bring food to our tables; the refugees flying persecution, war and famine; the women and children who are victims of human trafficking. Grant us the grace to welcome them with Christian hospitality so that these sisters and brothers of ours may find acceptance and understanding on their journey. May those who are far from their place of birth find in the Church a home where no one is a stranger. We ask this in the name of your blessed Son, Jesus our Lord. Amen.


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The collection figures for Sunday, December 24th, will appear in the bulletin of January 7th



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.


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January 6th and 7th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers T. Dachauer (C), J. Waldvogel, C. Holland,
M. Noce, B. Moniz, J. Scanneoll,
J. Beltrano, R. Aveson, K. Hornung
Lectors C. Clarke and M. Dachauer
Altar Servers Z. Taylor and C. Green

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), Y. Olcomendy, L. Quintana,
B. Albright, M. Nunnery
Lectors T. Clifford and R. Rolfes
Altar Servers R. Rolfes and N. Nussbaum
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers J. Romine (C), J. Kelly, A. Romine,
M. Bourne, M. Quilici, G. Tolentino,
L. Cesca, M. Bologna, C. Zolezzi
Lectors M. Compton and M. Parasdas
Altar Servers A. Ayllon, R. Simpson & D. Marty
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), J. Yee, C. Pacas, B. Pacas,
M. Giusti, J. Mercado, A. Maron,
V/L Piccinini, H. Madayag, H. Mantler
Lectors M. Benavente and T. Tannis
Altar Servers C. Maron and B. Alvergue

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), L. Cuddy, B. Rodriguez,
Sr. Sheral, G. Landholt, P. Landholt,
R. Atkinson, M. Koski, M. Santiago
Lectors H. Lowood and M. Innes
Altar Servers J. Semeniuk and A. Diaz

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