St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, May 20, 2007

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

PARISH BULLETIN
May 20, 2007
Seventh Sunday of Easter

    
Dear Parishioners,

Today we celebrate the wonderful Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Throughout the Easter season, we have heard the post resurrection stories of the Risen Lord. Christ Jesus appeared numerous times to his disciples after being raised from the dead by the power of Godís Spirit. Christ Jesus wants his disciples to know that he is alive. All that Jesus said before he died has come true. The promises of God have been fulfilled. The Risen Lord continues to teach his disciples the Good News. For fifty days, they have enjoyed being with the good Lord once again. Christ has shared the broken bread of the Eucharist and has broken open the Word of God with his disciples. They know without a doubt now that Christ is risen, that Christ is alive. The disciples are living witnesses of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

It has become clear that the disciples of Jesus have a new purpose in life. All that they have heard from Christ Jesus and all that they have seen him do is to be shared with and handed on to the whole world. Something this good cannot be reserved for oneself. Everyone is to receive the goodness of the Lord. The Word of Life and the Eucharist is meant to be celebrated by a host of nations, by all of Godís people throughout the world and through the ages.

This is why the Lord has to ascend to heaven and be seated at the right hand of the Father. The Holy Spirit, the promised Advocate, will be given to the disciples after the Lord ascends to heaven. The Risen Lord promised his disciples that he would be with them always. The Holy Spirit is the fulfillment of this promise. The Spirit of God will come upon the disciples and will send them forth as fearless Apostles to proclaim the Word of God and to bring the real presence of Christ, the Eucharist, to others. The Apostles will continue the work of God. In proclaiming Christ is risen, the Apostles will build up the Church, the Body of Christ, here on this earth. The Apostles are no longer fishermen, but truly fishers of men. The Word of God is the net that is cast upon the nations of the world to bring them into the Kingdom of God. It is no wonder that the disciples of Jesus returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. As Apostles, the work of God that awaits them will be exciting and challenging and quite promising.

Father Paul

    

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Monday - May 21
Readings: Acts 19:1-8     Jn 16:29-33

Mass Intention
   
6:30am
8:30am
Margaret Kramer †
Frances Friedman †
Kindergarten Orientation
Grownups Steering Committee
7:00pm
7:00pm
Hall
Library

Tuesday - May 22
Readings: Acts 20:17-27     Jn 17:1-11

Mass Intention 6:30am
8:30am
Terry Killerer †
Amelia & John Rudometkin †
The Meaning of the Eucharist
Religious Education/Grades 6-8
Legion of Mary
6:45pm
6:30pm
Hall
Library

Wednesday - May 23
Readings: Acts 20:28-38     Jn 17:11b-19

Mass Intention 6:30am
8:30am
Douglas Cowger †
David Vinal †
Children's Choir
9:30 Mass Choir Practice
Parish Planning Committee
3:00pm
7:00pm
7:15pm
Church
Church
Mahoney Room

Thursday - May 24
Readings: Acts 22:30,23:6-11     Jn 17:20-26

Mass Intention 6:30am
8:30am
Batt O'Shea †
Deacon John Bourne †
RCIA
5pm Mass Choir Practice
Atheltic Board
7:00pm
7:30pm
7:00pm
Convent Chapel
Hall
Mahoney Room,

Friday - May 25
Readings: Acts 25:13b-21     Jn 21:15-19

Mass Intention 6:30am
8:30am
Karen Callicotte
Irene Vidulich †

Saturday - May 26
Readings: Acts 28:16-20,30-31     Jn 21:20-25

Mass Intention 8:30am
4:30pm
Holy Souls †
Luis Tabora †
AA Meeting 9:30am Mahoney Room

Sunday - May 27
Readings: Acts 2:1-11     Cor 12:3b-7,12-13 or
Rom 8:8-17     Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16,23b-26

Mass Intention 7:30am
9:30am
11:30am
5:00pm
Irene Mocelin †
Joseph DeBattista †
Agatha & Harry Duffey †
PJeople of St. Roberts
Fil/Am Choir 10:00am Library
    

As a Parish Community we pray Ö...for the seniors who are graduating from High School. May the Holy Spirity give them the power to become faithful witnesses to Jesus.

    

Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Georgette J. Galloudec
who died recently.

    

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
Loretta Tripulato

    

THE EUCHARIST AND OUR LIVES

Tuesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:30 am, weíre looking at the Eucharist in Lukeís gospel and its meaning for our lives today. Youíre most welcome to come to Maryís Chapel even if you canít commit to every week. Please call S. Sheral if you have questions.

    

GIVE THE GIFT OF SIGHT

Please help Us and the Lions club Recycle for Sight. pull those old prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses out of your drawers and closets and drop them in the Lions Club Box in in the Church Foyer. Old Hearing Aids are welcome too!! For Questions please contact Jessica or Madeline Sinks.

    

MARRIED COUPLES WEEKEND
June 8-10

Why not give yourselves a weekend away. Time away from the pressures of work and everyday responsibilities. A chance to talk and listen to that special someone who loves you. If that sounds good to you, sign up now for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information, call Paul and Yvonne at 366-7093 or go to www.sf.lovemoredeeply.org. The weekend is in Burlingame.

    

ST. ROBERT'S CHURCH LIBRARY

Spiritual Reading will be available at St. Robertís 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

    

SUMMER HOME RETREAT

Mercy Center is offering a Summer Home Retreat for women and men who are seeking a deeper relationship with God, but whose obligations keep them from going away for a weekend retreat. It is offered from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20. You live at home in your usual setting and go through your normal routine Ė working out an appropriate daily pattern for prayer and reflection and coming to Mercy Center for one hour each day for spiritual direction. The spiritual director helps you to listen to what God is saying in the experiences of your daily life. Your director will call you during the week before the retreat to discuss your expectations, answer your questions and set a time to meet. The only requirement is that you make a commitment to the retreat experience and to the five sessions. Iíve had various spiritual directors over the past 20 years and have found it very helpful to have someone else listen with me for what God may be asking of me at any given time in my life. I have the fliers if you think you might be interested and will gladly answer any questions you may have.

    

    

Journey through
the years

Celebrating
50 years

     

ST. ROBERT'S ANNUAL PARISH FESTIVAL
September 21st, 22nd and 23rd

BBQ AND FOOD BOOTH needs your help. We need 8 to 10 workers in the booths at all times. If you can help to BBQ or serve. We also need strong young people to be our runners for the entire 3 days. Anyone who signs up to be a runner can earn their community service hours. We also need at least 4 people to help prepare the condiments Friday afternoon before the festival begins to slice tomato's, onions, chopping lettuce, boiling hot dogs etc. Please call the Downs family to secure the time slot that you desire.

    

     
Today is the Feast of the Ascension, moved by the bishops to Sunday instead of the traditional Thursday so that more people would celebrate it. As a youngster, I thought of this feast in relationship to the Westerns I grew up with: this world was too small for Jesus and the Spirit to be here at the same time, so one of them had to go! Now as an adult, I have a different understanding of why the Spirit couldnít come until Jesus ascended.  The power of the Spirit with whom they will be baptized will transform them from the frightened followers - one who denied him and the others who ran away - into those who will proclaim boldly the message of Jesus even to their deaths.  After the resurrection, he appears in his glorified body to many of his followers in different situations.  But once the Spirit comes, they will need to rely on God's presence within them to strengthen and guide them and make them into witnesses of his life, death and resurrection.  And that power called the Spirit is now within us, too, through baptism and confirmation.  

Mercy Young Adults!
Mercy Center is sponsoring a social from 6 pm to 7:30 pm the first Friday of every month in connection with Taize Prayer immediately following. They are forming a community for people in their 20s and 30s who wish to explore opportunities for Christian service and develop their spirituality within a community of peers. Please contact Sister Patsy Harney at mercyyoungadults@sbcglobal.net

    

     
St. Robert’s School is collecting Box Tops for Education coupons and Labels for Education UPC codes. Send your collection to the school or rectory. Visit the websites below for product information. Any questions please call Christine Peterson.

www.boxtops4educaiton.com
www.labelsforeducation.com

    

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SUNDAY COLLECTION

July 1st to May 13th (goal)
July 1st to May 13th (actual)
$420,650.00
$476,987.53
7/1/06-6/30/07 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 5/13)
$9,550.00
$9,141.12

    
SIGN UP FOR E-CONTRIBUTIONS

Go to www.saintroberts.org 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.

     

ANNUAL APPEAL


    

     

GO GIANTS!!!!
CENTERPLATE

Come and join the fun!!!!!!!!
17 people needed for each game
Sign up below or on the web at
www.saintroberts.org

New stand location this year

2007 Centerplate Totals
Sales: $16,506.00
Tips:     $2,788.08
Total: $19,294.08

     

2007 CENTERPLATE SIGN UP

More people are needed for the following games:
May 21st, May 23rd, and May 25th
Please help us out!!!

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May 25
June 8
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June 13
June 22
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June 24
June 25
June 27
June 29
June 30
July 8
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July 15
July 23
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Aug 23
Aug 29
Sept 7
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Houston
Houston
Colorado
Oakland
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Toronto
Toronto
NY Yankees
NY Yankees
NY Yankees
San Diego
San Diego
Arizona
Arizona
All Star Futures
All Star Batting Prac
All Star Home Derby
All Star Game
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers
Atlanta
Washington
Chicago Cubs
Colorado
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers

2:45pm
2:45pm
2:45pm
2:45pm
8:30am
2:45pm
8:15am
2:45pm
8:30am
8:45am
2:45pm
8:15am
2:45pm
1:45pm
8:15am*
10:00am*
     
10:15am*
2:45pm
8:45pm
2:45pm
8:15am
8:15am
8:15am
2:45pm
8:45am

7:15pm
7:15pm
7:15pm
7:15pm
12:55pm
7:15pm
12:35pm
7:15pm
12:55pm
1:05pm
7:15pm
12:35pm
7:15pm
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5:00pm
7:15pm
1:05pm
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12:35pm
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12:35pm
7:15pm
1:05pm

* Times are approximate and might vary

Dress Code: Black full length slacks (no jeans, spandex, sweat pants or capris), white shirt with collar and comfortable closed toe and heel shoes. We will carpool from the rectory.For those who work in San Frtancisco, you can meet us at AT&T Park.

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May 26th and 27th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Healy
Eucharistic Ministers J. Scannell (C), J. Beltrano, D. Hageman,
R. Hanley, R. Aveson, C. Holland,
Y. Olcomendy, M. Murphy, D. Bisagno
Lectors C. Clarke and C. Aveson
Altar Servers D. Lara and M. Lara

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier and Deacon Meyer
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), L. Quintana, F. Reyes,
R. Vassalo, B. Mullins
Lectors S. Kelly and S. Heaney
Altar Servers N. Nussbaum and K. Meaghen
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers R. Valdez (C), M. Blumenthal, L. Canaya,
J. Valdez, L. Cesca, M. Bologna,
H. Mar, M. Zamattia, M. Bourne
Lectors M. Parasdas and T. Tullius
Altar Servers R. Simpson, D. Marty and A. Silva
Little Church Family Mass
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Marini
Eucharistic Ministers M. Giusti (C), H. Mantler, D. Murphy,
J. Mercado, E. Sanchez, M. Morales,
H. Madayag, F. Firpo, P. Fernandez,
M. Fernancez
Lectors H. Beck and T. Tannis
Altar Servers J. Abellana and V. Abellana

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Father O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), R. Atkinson, C. Hawkins,
H. Hawkins, G. Landholt, P. Landholt,
L. Cuddy, M. Koski, C. Engler
Lectors J. Scanlan and M. Innes
Altar Servers D. Lavezzo and J. Lavezzo

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