St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, August 26, 2007

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800


August 26, 2007
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time



The teachers have been preparing the classrooms for the students’ return. The floors are waxed and the paint on the outside of the building has been touched up. The first day of school each year is signified by new beginnings. It is the first day in a new grade and with a new teacher. Students have on their new uniforms and shoes with new backpacks. There are new goals and dreams for the school year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful as adults to have the chance of renewal every fall and to evaluate one’s goals and dreams?

As I begin my fourth year as Principal at St. Roberts School, I am still amazed at the dedication and concern parents have for the well being of their children. It is evident at the start of each school year, when the whole parish unites for the Festival. Parishioners give countless hours in the planning and executing of the Parish Festival. This year’s Festival carries special significance as we kick-off to Parish’s 50th Jubilee.

Yvonne Olcomendy


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Monday - August 27
Readings: 1 Thes 1-5,8b-10     Mt 23:13-22

Mass Intention
Marinet Santos †
Mary Daly †
Grownup's Steering Committee 7:15pm Mahoney Room

Tuesday - August 28
Readings: 1 Thes 2:1-8     Mt 23:23-26

Mass Intention 6:30am
James Handley, Jr. †
Claudine Barbero †
Back to School Night/grades K-5
Legion of Mary

Wednesday - August 29
Readings: Jer 1:17-19     Mk 6:17-29

Mass Intention 6:30am
Joseph Driscoll †
Tom Daly †
9:30am Choir Practice
Parish Planning Committee
Mahoney Room

Thursday - August 30
Readings: 1 Thes 3:7-13     Mt 24:42-51

Mass Intention 6:30am
Sister Elizabeth Cronin †
St. Jude Thaddeus †
Back to School Night/grades 6-8 6:00pm School/Hall

Friday - August 31
Readings: 1 Thes 4:1-8     Mt 25-1-13

Mass Intention 6:30am
Margaret Paris †
James Keating †

Saturday - September 1
Readings: 1 Thes 4:9-11     Mt 25:14-30

Mass Intention 8:30am
Pablo Santiago Ramos †
Ferrante Family †
AA Meeting 9:30am Mahoney Room

Sunday - September 2
Readings: Sir 3:17-18,20,28-29     Heb 12:18-19,22-24a
Lk 14:1,7-14

Mass Intention 7:30am
Tom & Maryanne Begley †
People of St. Robert's
Armand Zaniroli †
Christopher Soto †

As a Parish Community we pray …we pray for those who have lost heart and are discouraged and for those who contemplate suicide. May they be encouraged to persevere, knowing that God is with them drawing them to Himself.


Eucharistic Adoration

On Saturday, September 1st, and on each First Saturday, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in our Church. The Eucharist is truly a Sacrament of Love-A Sacrament that not only demonstrates Jesus’ love for each of us; but gives us the grace we need to love God and our neighbor. God longs to be with us in the Eucharist. Come to the 8:30 a.m. Mass, receive Jesus’ Body and Blood and remain afterwards to spend a little time with Jesus. He is waiting!

Men's Club

Men's Club will be holding the first meeting of the year on "Wednesday" September 5th in Hennessey Hall, doors open at 6:15 p.m. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

Wednesday Night Scripture Study Class

Wednesday night Scripture Study Class will resume on September 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the Convent Chapel. We will study “Women in the Old Testament” All are welcome to attend. Please contact Sister Ita at 583-2544.

Women's Guild

Women's Guild September Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13th. All women of the parish are welcome to attend, festivities begin at 6:30 in Hennessey Hall.



SEPTEMBER 21, 22 & 23

BBQ and Food Booth needs your help. Please call the Downs Family at (650) 588-1927 or email them at: Time is getting closer—your help is urgently needed.

Bottle Sunday is Back!
September 9th and 16th

Please bring in any unopened bottles of wine or liquor as a dontation for the Liquor and the Wine & Cheese booths.


12th Annual

Great odds in winning. 5 Winners out of 200 tickets!!!

1st Prize:    $2,000
2nd Prize:  $1,000
3rd Prize:   $   500
4th Prize:    $   500
5th Prize:    $   500


Steve Belluomini, Gus Sinks, Bart Murphy,
Greg & Irene Taylor, Sharon DeMartini,
Andy & Donna Ferris, Dennis Dorn,
Jim & Cathy Brown

This invitation gives you a head start to plan how you want to spend your festival donations! The list of HIGH ROLLERS ticket buyers will be given to the Parish for documentation of your participation in Festival ticket purchase. To reserve your $50.00 ticket, contact me or one of the parishioners above as soon as possible!

          1st Prize  - Rina Fenech
          2nd Prize - Ed DeLa Torre
          3rd Prize  - Mars Cadiz
          4th Prize   - Julio Bolivar
          5th Prize   - Bernadine Fornesi

So don’t wait, reserve your tickets now! Again only 200 tickets will be sold!

Steve Belluomini
Chairperson, High Roller Raffle

You can mail you check to Steve Belluomini ($50.00 per ticket, check payable to St. Robert’s) at 1820 Parkview Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066.

P.S. As soon as I get back from vacation I will mail your tickets back.
Thanks and Good Luck this year!


Our Notion of Salvation
The readings this weekend address an important question: who will be saved? Some of us grew up contributing to the missions, so that “pagan babies” would be baptized and, therefore, saved. One of the major shifts in the Church’s understanding of her role in God’s plan took place in regard to missionaries and their work. As Richard Leonard, SJ puts it in Preaching to the Converted, “The Second Vatican Council...reflected on the church's experience of working side by side with religious people and secular humanists throughout the world who were as committed as we are to justice, love and freedom. In the "Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to non-Christian Religions," the bishops thought more generously about how God has a relationship with all people who in turn relate to God, even if they do not name [God] in the same way we are able to. The council did not draw back from believing that Jesus is the way to the Father, but it also affirmed that God can work in an infinite number of ways to assist people to salvation. It is church teaching now that our relationship to all people who share the best of our values must be characterized by acceptance, collaboration, dialogue and charity.” (p. 329)

The admonition of Jesus in the gospel, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate” may be confusing to us who believe that salvation is God’s free gift, and has nothing to do with “earning” heaven. Commentators agree that this refers to God’s respecting our freedom to respond or not to the gift we are offered.

Social Concerns Group
Our parish Social Concerns Group will meet THIS Tuesday, the 28th at 7 pm in Mary’s Chapel. Come find out what we’re about as we discuss pending legislation about SCHIP, the state children’s health initiative, and the Farm Bill which includes food stamps, school nutrition and farm subsidies.

The Power of Welcoming
Last Sunday after the 9:30 Mass, I had the opportunity to talk with two women from Brazil who now live in the area. One of them came with her good friend who is a parishioner here, but she herself has no particular faith tradition. She told me twice how excited she was to have been welcomed warmly with a smile. She will definitely be back next week and may enroll in the RCIA to explore our faith more fully. Thank you to everyone who embodies our reputation for hospitality!

The Islamic Faith
Due to people’s schedules, the Tuesday morning class on Islam will begin Sept. 18 at 9:15 a.m. in Mary’s Chapel. We’re a pretty casual group, so even if you can’t commit to every Tuesday, you’re most welcome. If there are 4 or 5 of you who cannot come during the day, but would be available for evening sessions, please call me or e-mail me at, and I’ll be happy to set up a weekly evening class.

Peace, S. Sheral


Classes will resume on Monday, August 27th, from 8am to 10:30 am. Welcome Back Breakfast will follow the 8:30 am Mass.



Now through September 4th—Register your Safeway Cards at and St. Robert’s will get 10% of your purchase price. If you are not registered, send your Safeway receipts to St. Robert’s school or church when shopping between 9/10—10/6! Thank you for your continued support.


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July 1st to August 19th (goal)
July 1st to August 19th (actual)
7/1/07-6/30/08 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 8/19)


As of 7-24-2007 339 parishioners have donated $81,712.80


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: $38,194.79
Tips:     $6,240.96
Total:  $44,435.75

Sales:     $6,589.16
Tips:       $1,132.01
Total:      $7,771.17


GRAND TOTAL (as of 7/30/07)



____ Wednesday August 29 Giants vs Colorado 8:15am 12:35pm
FULL Friday September 7 Giants vs LA Dodgers 2:45pm 7:15pm
FULL Sunday September 9 Giants vs LA Dodgers 8:45am 1:05pm
____ Monday September 10 49ers vs Arizona 1:30pm 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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September 1st and 2nd

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Paul O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers A. Ciraulo (C), R. Aveson, R. Larsen,
B. Larsen, M. Murphy, J. Quinn,
D. Hageman, R. Hanley, B. Moniz
Lectors J. Cronin and B. Rudometkin
Altar Servers K. Tangeh and A.. Mullady

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Father Joe Marini
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), J. Jackson, R. Jardin,
R. Vassalo, B. Albright
Lectors S. Heaney and A. Reyes
Altar Servers R. Rolfes and J. Thomson
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Paul O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers L. Cesca (C), L. Rodriguez, L. Canaya,
B. Canaya, G. Sinks, M. Quilici,
M. Bologna, H. Zamattia, M. Bourne
Lectors L. Kaloucava and J. Valdez
Altar Servers A. Ayllon, R. Simpson and N. Jauregui
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Father Joe Healy
Eucharistic Ministers B. Chester (C), H. Madayag, M. Morales,
M. Nuti, L. Sing, V. Valle, G. May,
E. Sanchez, T. Estelita, A. Estelita
Lectors F. Firpo and M. Benavente
Altar Servers C. McCann and M. McCann

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Father Bruce Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers G. Landholt (C), C. Browne, P. Landholt,
T. Thompson, M. Santiago, C. Innes,
M. Dowden, M. Elmore, R. Atkinson
Lectors M. Innes and Sr. Sheral
Altar Servers M. Fosse and T. Lopez

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