St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, July 15, 2007

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800


July 15, 2007
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

This past week we buried two pillars of our community. Since my first days here as a deacon I have known Josie Mercado and Wally Mooney. Josie was one of the founding leaders of our parish Filipino-American group. Josie would often ask for something, and if I showed the slightest hesitation, she would call me several times until she got what she desired. As Fr. Joe mentioned at her funeral homily, Josie was an inspiration to him as they often prayed together and supported each other through the pain of their illnesses. Josie even got the last word as I was leading the gravesite service. As I moved the prayer book from one hand to the other, I was stung by a bee. That’s never happened before. I knew it was Josie telling me to remember who I was praying for and to do it right.

Wally Mooney was a mentor to me through his work with St. Vincent de Paul. The main role of the deacon is to reach out to the poor and needy in the community. Wally in many ways was a better deacon than I am. It was through him that people’s needs for food, clothing and meals were met. He trained many volunteers. He kept the most perfect accounting of services requested and delivered. Imagine receiving phone calls from the needy almost every day for over 16 years. Wally most enjoyed delivering the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets often wearing a Santa hat.

Both Josie and Wally will be missed. We continue to pray for them and their families. May they rest in peace in the presence of Our Lord.

-Deacon Duffey


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Monday - July 16
Readings: Ex 1:8-14     Mt 10:34-11

Mass Intention
In Thanksgiving
Holy Souls †

Tuesday - July 17
Readings: Ex 2:1-15a     Mt 11:20-24

Mass Intention 6:30am
Edel Milano
Fr. Michael Cruickshank †
Legion of Mary 6:30pm Library

Wednesday - July 18
Readings: Ex 3:1-6,9-12     Mt 11:25-27

Mass Intention 6:30am
Lito & Francisca Antonio †
Rose Nuedling †
9:30 Mass Choir Practice 7:00pm Church

Thursday - July 19
Readings: Ex 3:13-20     Mt 11:28-30

Mass Intention 6:30am
Lilly O'Donnell †
Rose Campana †

Friday - July 20
Readings: Ex 11:10-12:14     Mt 12:1-8

Mass Intention 6:30am
Souls of Purgatory †
Mary Kelly †

Saturday - July 21
Readings: Ex 12:37-42     Mt 12:14-21

Mass Intention 8:30am
Rose Campana †
Vince Valdes †
AA Meeting
Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room

Sunday - July 22
Readings: Gn 18:1-10a     Col 1:24-28     Lk 10:38-42

Mass Intention 7:30am
People of St. Roberts
Marguerite Panizzon †
Pablo Santiago Ramos †
Anthony Menjvar †
Fil/Am Choir 10:00am Hall

As a Parish Community we pray …for all who suffer from illness, injustice, poverty and oppression. Through each of us, may they experience the compassion, mercy and love of God.



Monica Navarro & Carlos Buencostro


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 Sonia Vigil


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Josie Mercado,
Mary Loporto,
George Gilford and
Wally Mooney

who died recently


Check for Mass schedules in other cities.


July 21st and 22nd

Sister Stephanie Still, PBVM will speak at all the Masses on behalf of the missionary efforts of the Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco. Sister Stephanie will describe the work of the San Francisco Presentation Sisters working as missionaries in Guatemala and Nicaragua and ask for your support for their work with those made poor in these Central American Countries.



This Sunday’s readings are among the most beautiful in the scriptures. The first one reminds us that God’s commandments aren’t something far away or so complicated that one needs a degree in theology to understand them. God’s wish for our lives is “in our mouths” as we teach our children and grandchildren what is right and “in our hearts” as we do the best we can to live out what we’ve celebrated in the Eucharist. The gospel tells the familiar story of the Good Samaritan and we have been blessed this past week to celebrate the lives and deaths of two parishioners who lived out that parable.

Josie Mercado began the parish Filipino-American group to encourage our Filipino community’s involvement in all parish activities while still maintaining and passing on to their children, the richness of their cultural traditions. Rooted in Christ, she treasured participating in daily Mass and being a Eucharistic minister. She was the most active member of the Social Concerns group, eliciting input from more parishioners than any of the rest of us. She cared about rides for the seniors, opportunities for the youth, and reaching out to anyone in need. Though her health was poor, it never erased the smile from her face. Wally Mooney, the president of our St. Vincent de Paul for 16 years, put his love and organizational abilities into wonderful service for our area’s poor. He never tired of responding to the many calls for help, though he was slowing down himself. It wasn’t an obligation for him, it was a heartfelt service of those Jesus loved. There was no judgment of why a family had fallen on hard times, just a prompt meeting of their needs. How blest we are to have seen in these two the living out of this parable! May each of us hear Jesus’ words addressed to us, “Go and do likewise.”

Peace, S. Sheral


St. Robert's Church
1380 Crystal Springs Road
San Bruno, CA 94066-4794
Phone: 650.589-2800 Fax: 650.589.9628

Become a Festival Sponsor at this year's "Journey Through the Years" Festival on September 21-23, 2007. Promote your business and any new product or service by becoming a Game Booth and Lounge Sponsor. Here are your options:

1) Game Booth or Lounge Sponsorship:

a) Platinum $325 - Tax deductible gift, your business name displayed within our Lounge and Game Booths on a 2 x 6 sign provided by St. Robert's Church

b) Gold $200 - Tax deductible gift, your business name will be displayed in our Lounge and Game Booths

c) Silver $100 - Tax deductible gift, your business name will be displayed in our game booths

2) Donate Merchandise or Service

a) Item will be used as a raffle or door prize throughout our Festival Weekend. Your business name will be displayed at our Fri. Night Ice Cream Social, Sat. Night Dinner and at the Raffle Sale Ticket Booth

3) Make a Monetary Donation - All donations are tax deductible

Complete the bottom portion and return to the Rectory A.S.A.P.

Yes, I/we want to help!!!! Here is my/our donation of:

___$100      ___$200     __$325        _____Other $___      ___Product/Service
       Silver            Gold          Platinum



___My check is enclosed (please make checks payable to St. Robert's Church)

___My employer will match my gift (please enclose your employers matching gift form)



Your business name and key contact information will be displayed and announced throughout the festival weekend.

Gifts are tax deductible!!
Your donation is greatly appreciated - Tax ID# 94-1437729


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July 1st to July 8th (goal)
July 1st to July 8th (actual)
7/1/07-6/30/08 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 7/01)
                    (actual 7/08)

Thank you for your donation of
$2,512.68 to the Holy Father/Peter's Pence and also
$2,294.21 to our School, CCD and Confirmation Programs.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


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.

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2007 Centerplate Totals
Sales: $36,099.56
Tips:     $6,034.18
Total:  $42,133.74



____ Monday July 23 Giants vsAtlanta 2:45pm 7:15pm
____ Sunday July 29 49er Training Camp 10:30am 12:30-3:30pm
____ Monday July 30 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Wednesday August 1 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Friday August 3 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Saturday August 4 49er Training Camp 12:00pm 2:00-5:00pm
____ Monday August 6 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Tuesday August 7 49er Training Camp 6:30am 8:00-12:00pm
____ Wednesday August 8 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Thursday August 9 Giants vs Washington 8:15am 12:35pm
____ Friday August 10 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Monday August 13 49ers vs Denver 12:15pm 5:00pm
____ Wednesday August 15 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Saturday August 18 49ers vs Oakland 2:15pm 7:00pm
____ Monday August 20 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Wednesday August 22 49er Training Camp 10:30am 12:30-4:00pm
____ Thursday August 23 Giants vs Chicago Cubs 8:15am 12:35pm
____ Wednesday August 29 Giants vs Colorado 8:15am 12:35pm
____ Friday September 7 Giants vs LA Dodgers 2:45pm 7:15pm
____ Sunday September 9 Giants vs LA Dodgers 8:45am 1:05pm
____ Monday September 10 49ers vs Arizona 2:30pm 7:15pm
____ Sunday September 30 49ers vs Seattle 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday October 7 49ers vs Baltimore 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday October 28 49ers vs New Orleans 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday November 18 49ers vs St. Louis 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday December 9 49ers vs Minnesota 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Saturday December 15 49ers vs Cincinnati 12:15pm 5:15pm

* Times are approximate and might vary somewhat.

Dress Code: Black full length slacks (no jeans, spandex, sweat pants or capris), white shirt with collar and comfortable closed toe and heel shoes.
49er Training Camp Dress Code: Khaki shorts, a white shirt with collar, and closed toe shoes.

We will carpool from the rectory.For those who work in San Frtancisco, you can meet us at AT&T Park.

Name:_________________________________Home Phone:___________________

Cell Phone:_______________Email:_______________________________________

** Return this form to the School or the Rectory

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July 21st and 22nd

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy/Sister Stephanie
Eucharistic Ministers R. Hanley (C), T. Dachauer, J. Scannell,
R. Aveson, A. Ciraulo, D. Hageman,
C. Holland, R. Larsen, B. Larsen
Lectors M. Dachauer and C. Clarke
Altar Servers K. Tangeh and M. Murphy

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini/Sister Stephanie
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), J. Jackson, R. Jardin,
Y. Ignacio, C. Soracco
Lectors S. Heaney and J. Moresco
Altar Servers A. Clifford and P. Murray
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. O'Dell/Sister Stephanie
Eucharistic Ministers R. Valdez (C), J. Valdez, M. Zamattia,
M. Bourne, H. Mar, A. Solis,
A. Romine, T. Jones, M. Lopez
Lectors L. Kaloucava and J. Bendick
Altar Servers C. Tapia, G. Toccini & B. Wilson
Little Church Little Churchb: Michael
Middle Church: Darlene
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Healy/Sister Stephanie
Eucharistic Ministers M. Giusti (C), M. Fernandez, P. Fernandez,
G. May, A. Maron, M. Morales, V. Valle,
E. Sanchez, H. Mantler, V./L. Piccinini
Lectors C. Pisani and M. Benavente
Altar Servers M. Estelita and M. Thompson

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell/Sister Stephanie
Eucharistic Ministers R. Atkinson (C), M. Huntington, C. Innes,
T. Thompson, M. Santiago
Lectors H. Lowood and J. Bertolotti
Altar Servers D. Lavezzo and J. Lavezzo

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