St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, January 7, 2007

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

January 7, 2007
Epiphany of the Lord

Dear Parishioners:

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany, the manifestation of our Lord. In the gospel of Matthew, we hear the story of the 3 Magi. They are also referred to as astrologers. There was something different with the stars they studied. There was one star that was brighter than the others. This star was unique. This star was special. It was as if this star was calling for them. Inspired by what they saw and believed about the star, they set out to find its rising. The Magi begin their journey. The journey they embark upon is like no other journey. For their journey is a journey of faith.

God calls people of faith to go on a journey. God called Noah, Moses, Abraham, and the Magi to leave everything behind, to leave everything that is familiar and comfortable to them to journey into new and unfamiliar territory. Journeys by nature are not safe. Journeys tend to be treacherous, risky, and at times life-threatening. Nevertheless, people of faith are called to heed this call. What empowered the Magi to take the first step, even though they may have been afraid, was their faith. Each step requires faith. Each step of faith though strengthens one’s faith. The star guided the Magi’s journey. It was as if God was with them all the time. All that the Magi had to do was to look up to the heavens to see the light of God shining down on them.

God calls us to embark upon a journey of faith as well. Although we may be afraid and scared about what lies ahead of us, God is always with us. He guides us with the light of his Word and with the grace and strength of the Eucharist. What we find at the end of our journey of faith is well worth it. We find what we have been searching for our whole lives: love, peace, and joy bundled up in a newborn child. What a sight it is indeed. We find that God truly is with us. God has revealed himself in the innocence of a newborn child for all to behold and cherish in one’s heart.

Fr. Paul


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Monday - January 8
Readings: Is 42:1-4,6-7     Acts 10:34-38
Lk 3:15-16,21-22

Mass Intention
Maureen Cronin †
Betty Kevorkian †
7/8 Grade Cheerleading
Athletic Board
St. Vincent de Paul
Mahoney Room

Tuesday - January 9
Readings: Heb 1:1-6     Mk 1:14-20

Mass Intention 6:30am
Francis Gabriel †
Milan Kovacevic †
Adult Education
Rel Education/Gr 1-5
Legion of Mary
Confirmation/9th Grade
Rel Education
Adult Education
5pm Choir Practice
Mary's Chapel
Mahoney Room
Convent Chapel

Wednesday - January 10
Readings: Heb 2:14-18     Mk 1:29-39

Mass Intention 6:30am
Mark Mayes †
Albert Spacaro †
Children's Choir
9:30am Mass Choir
Scripture Study
Convent Chapel

Thursday - January 11
Readings: Heb 3:7-14     Mk 1:40-45

Mass Intention 6:30am
Lorraine O'Brien †
Lorraine White †
Women's Guild & Men's
     Club Joint Meeting

Friday - January 12
Readings: Heb 4:1-5,11     Mk 2:1-12

Mass Intention 6:30am
Garth Klingensmith †
Charles & Rita Agius †
8th Grade Cheerleading 30m Hall

Saturday - January 13
Readings: Heb 4:12-16     Mk 2:13-17

Mass Intention 8:30am
Tash McMahon †
John G. Keck †
AA Meeting
Pedro Tournament
Consolation Ministry
Mahoney Room
Convent Chapel

Sunday - January 14
Readings: Is 62:1-5     1 Cor 12:4-11     Jn 2:1-11

Mass Intention 7:30am
People of St. Robert's
Eileen McGoff †
Donald Thomas †
Dominique Jambon †
Fil/Am Choir 10:00am Hall

As a Parish Community we pray …....that leaders of all nations, whose judgments shape history, be filled with wisdom, justice and respect for the rights of all people.


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Mary Bertolina
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. 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.

This week we pray for:
Christopher Soto




Saint Robert’s Grief Support Group in the Convent Chapel from 3-4:15 p.m. (before the 4:30 p.m. Mass). Anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one-spouse, sibling, child, parent, friend or relative is invited to come and pray, share, comfort and be comforted. You are invited to bring a companion for support and strength. God bless and comfort you in your sorrow. Call Sister Patricia 589-0104 or any of the Consolation Ministry Committee.


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


Denise Foye & Family
Maricel Bennett & Family
David O’Brien
Denese Brown
Mobin & Sheethal Thomas

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:


January 10th

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 January 10th Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items are ok!

Thanks to all who contributed their time and energy.



Thanks go out to the 28 volunteers who delivered three bags of food, cider, presents and Albertsons’ gift cards to 50 families Saturday morning, December 23rd. Thank you also to the many parishioners that made it all come together by their generous donations to the Adopt a Family program and the annual In-Betweener’s Christmas party. Those presents, along with the foods left in the basket for SVdP to distribute and enough cider donated by the ABX Logistics Inc.(three bottles per family—“thanks to Lynn Xaiver”), were responsible for bringing a little joy and happiness to 93 adults and 96 children. Special thanks to Nancy McMahon, Francis Gilfillan and Joan King for the many hours spent organizing the presents for pick up by the teams of Vincentians. Thank you Margaret & Mary Shypertt for the use of your garage. There are way too many of you good people to continue to name, so if you participated in any way or thought of participating but were unable, take a bow, pat yourself on the back and thank the Lord for giving you the means to share. God continue to be with you,
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul


Thank you! Thank you! St. Robert’s Parish community. Your generosity is overwhelming. We were able to distribute hundreds of toys, gifts of clothing and gift certificates to children and young adults who otherwise would not have much of a Christmas. The gifts were delivered to St. Anthony of Padua dining room in Menlo Park, North Peninsula Neighborhood Services of South San Francisco, and San Bruno Catholic Worker Hospitality House.
The Children’s Liturgy Team


St. Robert's Men's Club and Women's Guild joint meeting will be held
Thursday, January 11th, in Hennessy Hall at 6:15 p.m.

All men and women of the parish are invited to this meeting.



All married couples in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to join Bishop John Wester on Saturday, February 10th, at 10 a.m. for the annual Anniversary Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. This Mass is to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage, to renew your vows, and to show your support and encouragement for all married couples.

Go to or email



The following loved ones were remembered at Christmas with a donation to purchase poinsettias and trees to beautify the Church:

Allison Ahern from Ahern Family;
Lucille & William Alexander from Derrill Alexander;
Joe Arsenault from The Arsenault Family;
Jim Diggins & Pat Forbush from Rob & Cathy Aveson;
Al & Inez Dollosso, Roseann Dollosso & Dorothy Enomoto from Joyce Barza;
Ed Bizal, Florence Marty Dore & Mom, Dad & Sister from Lillian Bizal;
Emmanuel Borg & Azzopardi’s & Borg’s from Vicky Borg;
Philip Calhoun from Evelyn Calhoun;
Sal Canjura, Jr., Robert Flores & Jesus & Froylan Martinez from Maria Canjura;
Argonti & Mary Cima and Amedeo & Mary Pariani from Don & Donna Cima;
Feruccio & Helen Tonegato and Ralphael & Marie DeMartini from the DeMartini Family;
Dora & Robert Morris from Maryanne & Dave Dornlas;
Esteban Aquino, Rey Esperanza, Feliciano & Francisca Cabair from Marie Esperanza;
Galea & Agius Families from Mary Galea & Family;
Jacques Louhoo & Renee Louhoo and Charlot & Yvonne Giuseponi from the Giuseponi Family;
Donna Glass from Julio & Josie Borruso;
Ernest Gomes & Beverly Ryan from the Gomes Family;
Marie Gonzales from the Gonzales Family;
Florence Lawson & Mary Jane Stobener from Vera Hannon;
Hart, Galuzzo & Haas from Evelyn Hart;
Albert Jackson & Albert James Wait from June Jackson;
Isabelle Cardinale, Donna Glass & Gloria Kenison from the Kitchin Family;
Grandma Cookie Dollosso from Jennifer Klich-Ovalle & Alison Klich-Bell;
Timothy P. Leahy from Betty Leahy & Family;
Noelle Lille & Patrice van Velthuysen from Albert & Rita Lille;
Bonifacia de la Cruz from Jenny & Jesse Lopez;
John Lucanic from Suzie Lucanic;
Diana Martinez from Florence Martinez;
Tom & Kathleen McCann from the McCann Family;
Theodore John McCann from Marlene McCann Lodge;
Katee & Minnie from Jerry & Kathy Moller;
Alexander Moniz from Bunny Moniz;
Mr. & Mrs. W.G. Monroe & Virginia Monroe from Mary Helen Monroe;
Martin Moynihan from Dolores Moynihan;
James J. Murphy from Eleanor & Susan;
Phil Murphy from Diane Murphy;
Parents of Carlo & Marie Noce from The Noce’s;
Joseph & James Phipps from Helen Phipps;
Agnes M. Dempsey from Alfred & Josephine Romine;
Ernest Ronzani from Elvira Ronzani & Family;
Bob Ruggiero from Paul, Linda & Michael Ruggiero;
Alice Alongi & Nora Alongi from Lorayne Salvo;
Joseph Sammut from Margaret Sammut;
Elio Sarti from Carolina Sarti;
Marie & David Dunn, Joanne Dunn Labbe & Eileen & Timothy Scannell from Paul & Judy Scannell;
Mauro Sciacqua from Loretta Sciacqua;
Frances & Stanley Friedman & Mario & Therese Spinetti from Marie Spinetti;
Bill Strehl & Bertha Berge from Rita Strehl;
George & Alice Tuhacek and Ernest & James Pruckner from The Tuhacek Family;
Adolph & Rita Fambrini from Bob & Jean Waldvogel;
Joe Riccomi, Gene Watt & Michelle Mazzei from Judy & Ron Watt;
Jim Whooley from Candie, Owen & Michael Whooley;
Bill Wilson from Sharon Wilson;
Edward & Rose Bowler, Ednard & Marie McTaggart,
Patrick & Judy Bowler & Family & Msgr. Ed McTaggart from Patrick & Judy Bowler.




Thank you for your generous donation of $4,723.31
to our St. Vincent de Paul Society.

July 1st to December 31st (goal)
July 1st to December 31st (actual)
7/1/06-6/30/07 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 12/24)
Collection (actual 12/31)


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.


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 Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
formerly known as El Retiro
300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022-4659
(650) 948-4491

Feb. 2-4
Strength for Our Journey

Feb. 9-11
On Pilgrimage with Ignatius

San Damiano Retreat Center
P.O. Box 767, Danville, Ca 94526
(925) 837-9141

Feb. 9-11
Mens Retreat

Feb. 26th
Lenten day of Renewal
Living with God in the Church of 2007
Bishop John Cummins


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January 13th and 14th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers D. Bisagno (C), D. Hageman, R. Hanley,
R. Larsen, A. Ciraulo, B. Castro-Leon,
J. Quinn, M. Schaukowitch
Lectors C. Aveson and P. Scannell
Altar Servers K. Murphy and C. Murphy

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), A. Doherty, R. Jardin,
T. Montross, R. Lahoz,
Lectors S. Heaney and J. Moresco
Altar Servers A. Clifford and K. Meaghen
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers R. Valdez (C), L. Canaya, B. Canaya,
T. Jones, M. Lopez, G. Sinks,
M. Zamattia, A. Solis, S. Murray
Lectors J. Valdez and J. Bendick
Altar Servers A. Silva, D. Foglesong & M. McHale
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Marini/Deacon Meyer
Eucharistic Ministers M. Giusti (C), L. Sing, L. Juvero, A. Maron,
S. Stefaniuk, B. Chester, D. Murphy,
J. Mercado, V/L Piccinini, T. Estelita
Lectors G. May and C. Pisani
Altar Servers G. Villanueva and M. Villanueva

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers G. Landholt (C), V. Hawkins, C. Hawkins,
E. Donnelly, T. Thompson, L. Cuddy,
B. Rodriguez, P. Landholt, R. Atkinson
Lector C. Galletta and B. Valiao
Altar Servers A. Ayllon and L. Belluomini

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