October 21, 2007
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St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800


October 21, 2007
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time





Rev. Msgr. Bruce A. Dreier, Pastor
Rev. Joseph P. Healy, Associate Pastor
Rev. Joseph Marini, in residence
Father Paul O'Dell, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Rusty Duffey, Pastoral Associate
Deacon John Meyer, Pastoral Associate

Sister Patricia O'Sullivan, PBVM, 589-0104
   Pastoral Associate for Sick and Homebound
Sister Sheral Marshall, OSF, 589-2800
   Pastoral Associate for Liturgy

In Residence 583-2544
   Sister Ita Cleary, PBVM
   Sister Antonio Heaphy, PBVM
   Sister Vianney Buckley, PBVM

Rectory Office: 1380 Crystal Springs Rd.
San Bruno, CA 94066
            Phone: (650)589-2800
            Fax:      (650)588-9628
Web Site:    www.saintroberts.org

Mrs. Kathy Hanley, 589-2800
   Parish Secretary
Mrs. Judy DeMartini, 589-2800
   Parish Receptionist
PARISH SCHOOL - 583-5065
   Ms. Yvonne Olcomendy, Principal
   Ms. Joanne Bartolotti, Director
   Mrs. Leslie Fong, Secretary
   Mr. Kevin Imbimbo


There is a period of preparation for the celebration of this Sacrament. Parents are required to attend a Pre-Baptismal class. Please contact the rectory in advance to make arrangements.

Saturdays: Vigil Mass 4:30 pm
Sundays:    7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am and 5:00 pm
Holy Days: Please consult weekly bulletin.

Weekdays: Monday-Friday 6:30 & 8:30 am
                     Saturday 8:30 am

Our Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring the Eucharist to the sick or homebound. Please contact the Rectory.

Saturday: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Anytime by appointment

There is a six month period of preparation for the celebration of this Sacrament. Please contact the rectory to make arrangements.

Please call the rectory in case of serious illness and before surgery and hospital care.

High school students call the Religious Education Office. Adult Confirmation is available on an individual basis.



In honor of the 50th anniversary of our parish we will have a parishioner write a letter once a month about their life and time here at St. Roberts.

This week we are proud to have Bruce and Sophia Chester.

Our relationship with St. Robertís began in 1971 when we moved to San Bruno from San Francisco.

Our children, Michael and Michelle were baptized here. They participated in the C.C.D. Program and received their Communion and Confirmation while attending.

I enjoyed teaching the 4th grade C.C.D. class. It was a new and interesting experience to teach Religion since I taught at Belle Air Public School in San Bruno. Because of the familyís busy schedules, teaching and my continuing education studies, I only taught the C.C.D. for 2 years.

We tried to be actively involved in all aspects of our childrenís lives.

In 1995, Bruce became very ill with a heart problem and complications. He was hospitalized for a lengthy period. During that time, he was visited by a Eucharistic Minister who talked with him and prayed with him. Bruce was so touched and felt so good that a stranger would take the time to visit and pray with him. A short time later, Bruce joined the Legion of Mary and became a Eucharistic Minister. He now visits the sick and homebound.

In 1991, when Wally Mooney became involved with St. Vincent de Paul, so did Pat Mooney and I. We helped organize the holiday gifts and delivered them and food to our needy families in San Bruno. It is still a pleasure and fun to do this. Bruce has since joined and is now the President of our conference.

Bruce had to retire from his active job as a San Francisco Cable Car Grip man. He truly misses it but has put his energies to good use.

Both our parents had terrible illnesses and deaths. We have sympathy and great compassion for the sick and for those who mourn their loved ones. We have the privilege of ministering to the grieving through the Consolation Ministry.

We have taken advantage of some of the many things that our Church has offered to us. Weíve enjoyed helping whenever and wherever we can. We like to have fun too and have done so with the InBetweeners and the Grownups social groups.

We are blessed with 2 great children, a loving, supportive family, wonderful friends, good and stable health and successful careers.

We thank our parents for their love and the very precious gift of the Catholic Faith that they too, held in high esteem.

Without the help of our St. Robertís family of priests, sisters and friends, we would not be able to live our faith.

Love and joy to you,
Sophia and Bruce Chester


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Monday - October 22
Readings: Rom 4:20-25     Lk 12:13-21

Mass Intention
Father Joseph Healy †
Americo Tonegato †
Cheerleading 1:45pm Hall

Tuesday - October 23
Readings: Rom 5:12,15b,17-19,20b-21     Lk 12:35-38

Mass Intention 6:30am
Jim Licavoli †
Frances Friedman †
Islamic Faith
Religious Education
Religious Education
Legion of Mary
Mary's Chapel
Hall & Church
Hall & Church

Wednesday - October 24
Readings: Rom 6:12-18     Lk 12:39-48

Mass Intention 6:30am
Amber White †
Matt Schoene
Children's Choir Practice
Rel Ed/Parent Meeting
   (First Reconciliation)
9:30am Choir Practice
Scripture Study
Convent Chapel

Thursday - October 25
Readings: Rom 6:19-23     Lk 12:49-53

Mass Intention 6:30am
Susie Apodaca †
Anna Delucchi †
Atheltic Board Meeting
5:00pm Choir Practice
Convent Chapel
Mahoney Room

Friday - October 26
Readings: Rom 7:18-25a     Lk 12:54-59

Mass Intention 6:30am
Pat Reilly †
Mary Connelly †
Grandparent's Day

Saturday - October 27
Readings: Rom 8:1-11     Lk 13:1-9

Mass Intention 8:30am
Pasquale &
   Maria Teresa Aloise †
People of St. Robert's
AA Meeting
Consolation Ministry
Kidergarten Dinner
Mahoney Room
Convent Chapel

Sunday - October 28
Readings: Sir 35:12-14,16-18     2 Tm 4:6-8,16-18     Lk 18:9-14

Mass Intention 7:30am
Cliff Buelow †
Aulola Kolotita Paunga †
Ronald Sinclair †
Pauline Olivier †
Confirmation Class 3:00pm Church & Hall

As a Parish Community we pray Öthat our nation may return to the belief that all children, born and yet to be born, healthy or handicapped, are precious gifts from God.



Chase Anthony Oliver
Isabella Maria Gomez
Richard Hayden Faulher
Angelina Rose Jensen
Ryann Hayley Newman
Savannah Smiley
Lawrence Lozano Escobedo III


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.


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
Lorenza Landin and
Shirley OíNeill
who died recently.




Saint Robertís Grief Support Group will hold a meeting on October 27th in the Convent Chapel from 3:15 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 as for support and strength. God bless and comfort you in your sorrow. Call, Sister Patricia 589-0104 or any of the consolation Ministry Committee.

Consolation Ministry Committee meets after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in Maryís Chapel on the first Wednesday of every month. If you are interested, you are welcome to join us.


November 10th and 11th

Come and enjoy a trip sponsored by the Fil-Am Group. A scenic drive to Reno on November 10-11. For more information please call Adelaida (Dada) Gallagher or Encar Sanchez or Rady Peredo.


Sunday, November 4th, at 2p.m. In Our Churchb

The choirs of St. Roberts and St. Matthews are getting together again to present a concert of sacred choral music. This is a concert, featuring the choirs of our two parishes as well as soloists and small groups. There will be music of different styles and seasons. Those of you who attended the Lenten program on Palm Sunday heard some beautiful and uplifting music. This program will feature music that could be sung throughout the year, including Pentecost and Easter.

The concert date is Sunday, November 4th, at 2:00 PM, here at St. Robertís Church. I hope that you will be able to attend, not only to hear a wonderful program, but also to support choral music in the church. These choir members have worked hard attending extra rehearsals on Sunday afternoons in order to present this concert. An offering will be taken to help with the cost of music for this program.

The choir and I look forward to presenting this beautiful music, and hope that you will enjoy it as well.

Kevin Imbimbo


November 2nd

November is traditionally the month set aside by our church to commemorate and celebrate the memories of our departed loved ones. This year we will have a special Mass on the feast of All Souls, November 2ndat 7:30 p.m. All are invited to this liturgy.

The names of those buried from St. Robertís and relatives of parishioners buried from other churches will be read aloud by members of the Consolation Ministry and a special candle will be lit and placed on the altar in their memory.

We will have a special shrine erected in Our Ladyís alcove (in the church) with their names inscribed in a Memorial Book. Please, bring pictures, memorial cards or flowers to place in this shrine all during November. We will also, post their names around the walls of the church, so that the faithful will be reminded of our departed loved ones each time they enter the church.

We are asking a special favor from you, the parishioners. We have recorded all those buried from Saint Robertís but would like to remember all of your departed loved ones that are buried /cremated from any other church or Funeral Home during the past year. Call, email or fax their names and the date of burial to the Rectory or to Sister Patricia by October 26th or a.s.a.p.

ďIt is a Holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead.Ē



Religion classes have started for the 2007-2008 school year. If you have not yet registered your child, please call the Religious Education office at 588-0477.

The last day to register is THIS THURSDAY, October 23rd.


Thanksgiving Food Drive

St. Vincent de Paul will make the annual Thanksgiving deliveries on November 17th to our needy neighbors. Your past generosity has enabled us to help many families. Please help with the following items:

Cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, yams & instant potatoes, canned pumpkin and chicken broth. Gift cards are also welcomed.


Patrick & Maria Brady & Family
Everett & Rana Jones & Family
Myrone Bagalay & Loida Clemente
David & Shierly Hicks

If you are new to St. Robertís, 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: www.saintroberts.org.


Persistence in Prayer
Today is Mission Sunday and if any group of people is persistent in prayer, it must be missionaries! All three readings urge us to keep praying, whether or not our prayers seem to be answered. The gospel, of course, is not comparing God to an unjust judge, but rather makes the point that if even a dishonest judge will respond to repeated petitions, surely God who is just and loving will respond to our pleading.

Mississippi, Anyone?
Iíd like to begin making arrangements for our weeklong trip to Gulfport, Mississippi to help the people still devastated from Hurricane Katrina. Our connection with Gulfport is the Presentation Sisters; they have a convent there and these sisters, as well as the ones in New Orleans, have been involved helping the people who have lost loved ones, homes and jobs. Imagine 60 miles along the gulf from Biloxi to New Orleans with only foundational slabs where there used to be homes! There are still many people living in FEMA trailers, the majority of whom are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Homeowners, including the widow whom we helped last year, have received little or no recompense from their insurance companies. The Mississippians are wonderful and the parish hall where we stay is a true example of community with everyone pitching in with daily tasks and sharing experiences every evening after dinner. Weíll leave Thursday, Dec. 27 and return Thursday, Jan. 3. The plane fare has almost doubled since last year, so if anyone has award miles on Delta which youíd like to donate, weíd be happy to receive them! If youíd like to come, could you please call me at the rectory soon, so that I can give you more details? So far there are five of us going and weíd love to have a sixth. Thanks for giving this some consideration.

Attention, Liturgical Ministers!
First of all, thank you for the faithfulness with which you serve God and our parish. Our liturgies would not be as prayerful without you! Itís been a year and a half since weíve gathered for some input and practical reminders. I realize how very busy all of you are, and yet, several of you commented that you appreciated getting together. Iíd like to meet with Eucharistic ministers immediately after all the Masses on Sunday, November 18. I have a commitment on the 17th, but if you serve at the 4:30 pm Mass, Iíd like to meet with you on November 3 immediately after Mass. The session will only take 30-40 minutes, but Iím hoping to see all the EMís at one of these sessions. Of course, if you usually serve at one Mass and are participating in a different Mass one of these weekends, thatís fine! Please mark your calendar.

If you proclaim the Word of God as a lector, Iíd like to meet with you Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm. Please come prepared to proclaim the next reading for which you are scheduled. If you canít make this session, please let me know and Iíll set up another session for those of you whoíll need an alternate time.

Peace, S. Sheral


2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA94010
Tel:650.340.7474, Fax:650.340.1299

November 7-11
Meditation Intensive (East West Meditation)

November 18th
Seasonal Celebrations of the Spirit Through Art

300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, Ca 94022-4659
(650) 948-4491

November 9-11
A Gratitude Retreat for Men & Women

November 10-12
A Momentís Pause for Gratitude

November 30-December 2
Walking on Water
A Retreat by and for Young Adults, ages 20-40

P.O. Box 767, Danville, Ca 94526
(925) 837-9141

 November 9
Memoirs Recalling & Feeling Memories

November 16-18
Menís Retreat Awakening to a deeper calling

November 30-December 2
Grief Retreat-The Long Goodbye
A retreat on Grief and Loss


You can celebrate your Marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend,

November 9th-11th, in Burlingame. Itís a positive, simple, common sense, private experience between husband and wife that revitalizes marriage. For more information, go to sf.lovemoredeeply.org. or call Paul and Yvonne at (650) 366-7093.


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July 1st to Oct. 14th (goal)
July 1st to Oct. 14th (actual)
7/1/07-6/30/08 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 10/14)

Thank you for your generous donation of $5,655.36
to Sisters of the Poor in San Francisco


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.



Sign up below or on the web at

2007 Centerplate Totals

Sales: $41,437.87
Tips:      $6,576.31
Total:  $48,014.18

Sales:     $6,589.16
Tips:       $1,132.01
Total:      $7,721.17


Sales   $13,448.17
Tips       $1,213.00
Total    $14,661.27

GRAND TOTAL (as of 10/05/07)



____ 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.

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October 27th and 28th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers J. Scannell (C), J. Waldvogel, C. Holland,
A. Ciraulo, K. Hornung, J. Finnegan,
J. Beltrano, R. Aveson, J. Quinn
Lectors M. Dachauer and S. Kelly
Altar Servers M. Ferris and K. Tangeh

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), C. Noce, M. Noce,
J. Jackson, J. Aldinger
Lectors S. Heaney and A. Reyes
Altar Servers M. Kelly and J. Thomson
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers R. Valdez (C), L. Cesca, K. Semenza,
H. Mar, A. Solis, A. Romine,
S. Murray, G. Tolentino, J. Valdez
Lectors J. Shick and T. Tullius
Altar Servers A. Ayllon, R. Simpson and J. McLaughlin
Little Church Family Mass
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Marini
Eucharistic Ministers G. May (C), A. Maron, L. Juvero, V. Valle,
C. Morgan, D. Murphy, T. Estelita,
P. Fernandez, M. Fernandez, A. Estelita
Lectors F. Firpo and H. Beck
Altar Servers C. McCann and J. Abellana

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers M. Salvato (C), M. Aberouette, R. Atkinson,
Sr. Maureen, L. Cuddy, V. Hawkins,
G. Landholt, P. Landholt, M. Santiago
Lectors C. Galletta and L. Avila
Altar Servers T. Lopez and D. Cuddy

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