St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, July 22, 2007

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800


July 22 2007
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Summer Visitors,

Today’s Gospel says in part:

Martha burdened with much serving, came to him and said “Lord do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.”

Oh, I can hear the whining in her voice. Only I think I would of said “Why do I have to do everything?” Thereby letting the “Poor Me” syndrome set in.

I remember some years ago coming home from work on a warm summer day. My husband and kids had been home all day. (Oh yes, that does happen when you are married to a school teacher and it’s summer time).

I walked into the house startled by all the messes that have been left through the day. My mind and body went right to resentment but it was shortly changed to anger when my darling husband said to me with a big smile, “Matt, and the family are coming over in about 1/2 an hour to hang out and have dinner.” Oh...did I want to punch a wall. However, I took that energy and used it to clean up and cook dinner. Any closet near by was stuffed with a toy or anything else that was laying around. No time to mop, I just whipped out the vacuum and got to it. I then started tearing up the kitchen looking for the makings of that perfect dinner.

By the time Matt and his family arrived I was in no mood to entertain and I am sure they sensed my emotions. I don’t recall if they ever came back after that evening, would you?

There is only one child at home now and there are no more awful messes. I am still married to that same school teacher, who is still off all summer, but I have learned how to ask for help so that I too, can spend time with those that come to visit. What a surprise-they don’t come to see my house they come to see myself and my family, wow what a concept, that’s right, I don’t have to worry what people think-no need to impress. It might be that they come over and the floor isn’t mopped or there are dishes in the sink and that is ok, today. It is more important for me to spend time with my family and friends, and listen to what is going on in their lives. The dirty ole floor or those darn dishes will be taken care of when they leave.

“Mary has chosen the best part and it will not be taken from her.”

Today, I have chosen the best part, and will ask for help so that it will not be taken from me.

Carpe diem….Seize the Day!
Kathy Hanley


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Monday - July 23
Readings: Ex 14:5-18     Mt 12:38-42

Mass Intention
Tony Bradley †
Frances Friedman †

Tuesday - July 24
Readings: Ex 14:21-15:1     Mt 12:46-50

Mass Intention 6:30am
Karen Williams †
Leonora Acenas †
Legion of Mary 6:30pm Library

Wednesday - July 25
Readings: 2 Cor 4:7-15     Mt 20:20-28

Mass Intention 6:30am
Phyllis Jekot Fabian †
Rita Fambrini †
9:30 Mass Choir Practice 7:00pm Church

Thursday - July 26
Readings: Ex 19:1-2,9-11,16-20b     Mt 13:10-17

Mass Intention 6:30am
Maria & Gino Stefani †
Holy Souls †

Friday - July 27
Readings: Ex 20:1-17     Mt 13:18-23

Mass Intention 6:30am
Sister Francis Celine †
Mary Kelly †

Saturday - July 28
Readings: Ex 24:3-8     Mt 13:24-30

Mass Intention 8:30am
Fr. Michael Cruickshank †
Ralph Capella †
AA Meeting 10:00am Mahoney Room

Sunday - July 29
Readings: Gn 18:20-32     Col 2:12-14     Lk 11:1-13

Mass Intention 7:30am
Carlo Giovanni Foti †
People of St. Robert's
Tom McCann †
Isabelle Cardinale †

As a Parish Community we pray …We pray for women waiting longingly for the blessing of a child...for all pregnant women. May they cherish and protect the life that grows within them.



Taj Hill, Lucas Michael Zayac
Ava Maria Solorio
Avery Lyn Motroni
Gabriella Lawrie Caruso
Mia Rose Inferrera
Hannah Mary Healy


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 Kay Marshal


Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Anna Delucchi
who died recently


Emma Healy
Tony & Jennifer Ovalle
Rath Family
Neil & Mary Cotter & Family

If you are 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:


The Gift of Hospitality
The readings all summer are wonderful! Perhaps, a slightly slower pace enables us to take them in and hear their message more deeply. The three ”men,” one is the Lord, the other two are elsewhere referred to as angels, receive typical Middle Eastern hospitality, a necessity to keep travelers from dying of heat and dehydration. In return for Abraham and Sarah’s graciousness, they are promised a son, though they are advanced in years. You might want to read the next few lines in your bible (Genesis 18. 10b-15) to hear the very amusing “rest of the story.” The gospel is that very familiar Mary and Martha episode with Mary sitting at Jesus’ feet listening and Martha doing all the work. Any of us who have been in charge of a potluck or a major family gathering can sympathize with Martha! Yet Mary is the one Jesus praises, because she has her priorities straight: the guest is more important than what is served. A lesson for the rest of us: plan a simpler meal, perhaps, so that we can enjoy the company instead of “being anxious and worried about many things.” And another lesson perhaps, how well do we listen? It is surely one of the greatest gifts we can give anyone during this high-tech, low-touch era.

Legislative Updates
Many important bills are being discussed while the rest of us are on vacation and not paying too much attention. Please go to and Weekly Legislative Hot News to read about the Labor and HHS bill which includes nutrition programs for the elderly, subsidies for child care, and energy assistance for poor families; the Farm Bill; the DREAM act, helping undocumented children go to college and begin a path towards citizenship; and efforts to cut funding for SCHIP which provides healthcare for low-income children. Then express your opinion to Representative Tom Lantos.


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 15th (goal)
July 1st to July 15th (actual)
7/1/07-6/30/08 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 7/15)


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.

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July 28th and 29th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers R. Aveson (C), K. Hornung, J. Beltrano,
D. Bisagno, J. Waldvogel, B. Moniz,
M. Murphy, J. Quinn, B. Castro-Leon
Lectors C. Aveson and B. Rudometkin
Altar Servers D. Williams and K. Revello

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), R. Vassalo, J. Aldinger,
A. Doherty, B. Mullins
Lectors S. Heaney and P. Lustic
Altar Servers M. Kelly and N. Nussbaum
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers L. Canaya (C), L. Cesca, L. Rodriguez,
M. Saisi, J. Kelly, S. Murray,
B. Canaya, M. Quilici, K. Semenza
Lectors M. Parasdas and J. Shick
Altar Servers G. Giuseponi, N. Antonis & M. Lynch
Little Church Family Mass
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Marini/Deacon Meyer
Eucharistic Ministers R. Benavente (C), H. Madayag, J. Yee,
L. Sing, M. Nuti, J. Abellana, L. Juvero
M. Morales, R. Maron, V. Valle
Lectors T. Tannis and G. May
Altar Servers D. Foglesong and C. Maron

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), M. Dowden, M. Elmore,
Sr. Maureen, M. Aberouette
Lectors L. Avila and M. Innes
Altar Servers J. Heffernan and M. McHale

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