St. Robert's Parish Bulletin - December 30, 2007
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St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

     

PARISH BULLETIN
December 30, 2007
Holy Family
 

1958

2008

     

Rev. Msgr. Bruce A. Dreier, Pastor
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, Parish Secretary 589-2800
Mrs. Judy DeMartini, Parish Receptionist 589-2800
PARISH SCHOOL - 583-5065
   Ms. Yvonne Olcomendy, Principal
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (CCD) - 588-0477
   Ms. Joanne Bartolotti, Director
   Mrs. Leslie Fong, Secretary
PARISH MUSIC MINISTRY - 589-2800
   Mr. Kevin Imbimbo
     

PARISH CELEBRATIONS

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
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.

SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST
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: Masses are on Tuesday and Friday at 6:30am and Monday-Saturday at 8:30am. Communion Services are held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30am

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

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturday: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Anytime by appointment

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

SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Please call the rectory in case of serious illness and before surgery and hospital care.

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

    

Dear Parishioners,

When I was a wee lad, my mother and I would spend every Christmas and many weekends with my auntís family. My aunt and uncle had five children. They were the only family that I knew because my older sisters were all grown up and out on their own doing their own thing. There are many fond memories that I have of my cousins. They never made me feel like an outsider or a stranger since I was the adopted kid. They didnít care that I was not blood related. I was just their adorable, cute, life of the party cousin. They always made me feel like family. Spending Christmas with my uncle, aunt, and cousins was the best experience one could ever have. I was truly blest to personally experience and know what family life is like.

They had a wonderful Christmas tradition. My uncle and aunt would make a wonderful, delicious dinner. After dinner, we all gathered in the living room to open presents. We would wait for each person to open his or her present rather than have a free for all where everyone opened their present at the same time. Later we would change into the proper attire fitting for the Midnight Mass. After the Midnight Mass, we would come home and gather in the kitchen to drink Tom and Jerryís and talk and talk and talk.

As the years passed by and as the family members married and remarried, we would still have our Christmas tradition. It was easy being a close knit family in the beginning. Things became more difficult and troublesome as potential new members came into the family and as others left due to divorce. As I child, I didnít know anything. As an adult, I became more aware of the family strife and dynamics that became the talk of the OíDell and McElroy families.

Todayís readings remind us that being a Holy Family is a challenge. It is a day in and day out endeavor to be holy. One has to work at it. Every family is called to be holy. Every family is challenged to work at being respectful, compassionate, kind, patient, bearing with one another, and forgiving, but above all loving.

At one of our Christmas gatherings, I met my cousinís boyfriend. The moment I saw him, I knew I didnít like him. I thought that he was a jerk. Unfortunately, he married my cousin. I wish that I had never gone to their wedding because it didnít even last a year. He cheated on my cousin a couple of days before their wedding. I didnít know about this until she told me years later. I never told my cousin what I thought of her boyfriend because I wanted to be supportive of her. I donít remembered going out of my way to being kind, respective, and loving toward him. I just avoided him. As Christians we are called to be loving and forgiving to every member of our family, especially to the ones we cannot stand. May we resolve in the New Year to be a Holy Family of God by putting into action the readings that were proclaimed to us today.

Father Paul

    

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Monday - December 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Readings: 1 Jn 2:18-21    fJn 1:1-18

   
Mass Intention
6:30am
8:30am
Communion Service
Lydia Joy and
     Richard David Paton †

Tuesday - January 1
NEW YEAR'S DAY
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Readings: Nm 6:22-27     Gal 4:4-7     Lk 2:16-21

Mass Intention 8:30am People of St. Robert's

Wednesday - January 2
Readings: 1 Jn 2:22-28     Jn 1:19-28

     
Mass Intention
6:30am
8:30am
Communion Service
John McIntyre †
SR Band
9:30am Choir Practice
6:00pm
7:00pm
Hall
Church

Thursday - January 3
Readings: 1 Jn 2:29‒3:6     Jn 1:29-34

     
Mass Intention
6:30am
8:30am
Communion Service
John McIntyre †
Dinner Dance Meeting
5:00pm Choir Practice
6:00pm
7:30pm
Mahoney Room
Church

Friday - January 4
Readings: 1 Jn 3:7-10     Jn 1:35-42

Mass Intention 6:30am
8:30am
Giovanni Cotroneo †
Michael David Yanke †

Saturday - January 5
Readings: 1 Jn 3:11-21     Jn 1:43-51

Mass Intention 8:30am
4:30pm
Margaret  Shypertt †
People of St. Robert's
Eucharistic Adoration
AA Meeting
9:00am
10:00am
Church
Mahoney Room

Sunday - January 6
Readings: Is 60:1-6     Eph 3:2-3a,5-6     Mt 2:1-12

Mass Intention 7:30am
9:30am
11:30am
5:00pm
Mocedlin & Emilio Families †
Josie Mercado †
Roberta Frohlach †
Karen Callicotte †
     

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1ST,
IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEAR'S DAY

    

As a Parish Community we pray ÖMay they be steadfast in their love for each other and for their children. May their home be a shelter filled with compassion, gentleness and loving forgiveness.

    

WE CONGRATULATE THE NEWLY BAPTIZED

Lucia Raquel Rivas, Kevin Thomas Martinez, Alexandria
Meena Feldman
-Suncin & Anthony Jordan Camisa

    

Our sincere sympathy to the family of
Jim Olmo
who died recently.

    

LOOKING FOR A MASS WHILE YOU ARE AWAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Check www.masstimes.org for Mass schedules in other cities.

    

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Saturday, January 5th, is the First Saturday of the New Year. On every First Saturday, we celebrate Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass and ending with Benediction at 10 a.m. What a wonderful way to begin the yearóattending Mass; listening to Godís Word; receiving the Body and Blood of Christ and then spending quiet time with Him. We have this opportunity to praise and thank Him for His mercy and love. All are invited.

    

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Monday, December 31st

8:30 a.m. ONLY

NEW YEAR’S DAY
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

MASS AT 8:30 a.m. ONLY

THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
Tuesday, January 1st

    

AIDS LUNCH
January 9th

We are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you can prepare a favorite cookie, snack or lunch item for 10 to 12 people, please drop it off at the Children's Chapel, in the back of Church, by 9 a.m. on January 9th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items are ok!

Thanks to everyone who contributes!

    

CONSOLATION MINISTRY

Saint Robertís Grief Support Group will hold a meeting on January 12th 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 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.

    

THANK YOU!

Once again the Society of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to thank the people of St. Robertís for their never-ending support. The gifts collected from the In-Betweenerís dinner and those from the Adopt-a-Family program, along with the Y.L.I. donations, helped to make Christmas a little bit nicer for 113 adults and 117 children. I personally want to commend the twenty-nine members who came out Saturday morning to bring the three bags of food, the Safeway scrip and all the toys, the gift cards and other objects to 59 families throughout San Bruno. Without your help, these acts of kindness would not be possible. God bless each and everyone of you.

B.C. Chester, President S.V.d.P.

    

    

KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION

Applications for Kindergarten for the 2008/2009 school year will take place in the school office January 28th through February 1st from 9-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2008. You will need copies of your childís birth and baptismal certifications and social security card.

    

OPEN HOUSE
January 31st

St. Roberts School will hold its annual Open House on Thursday evening, January 31st at 7 p.m.

    

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin in administration of education policies, admissions polices, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.

    

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SUNDAY COLLECTION

December 23rd collection figures will be in the January 6th bulletin.

    
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.

    

     

2007 CENTERPLATE TOTALS
Football (thru 12/15/07)
Sales:   $24,078.21
Tips:         2,037.03
              $26,115.24

GRAND TOTAL
 Sales:   $84,209.47
 Tips:        9,745.35
              $93,954.82

    

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January 5th and 6th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers D. Bisagno (C), Y. Olcomendy, M. Elmore,
R. Hanley, D. Hageman, R. Aveson,
J. Waldvogel, A. Ciraulo, C. Holland
Lectors P. Scannell and C. Aveson
Altar Servers L. Belluomini anbd R. Brown

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), B. Mullins, F. Reyes,
M. Nunnery, A. Buelow
Lectors T. Clifford and J. Moresco
Altar Servers A. Cotroneo and J. Thomson
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Schaukowitch
Eucharistic Ministers A. Romine (C), H. Mar, A. Solis,
G. Tolentino, K. Semenza, L. Canaya,
B. Canaya, M. Saisi, M. Blumenthal
Lectors J. Shick and T. Tullius
Altar Servers G. Giuseponi, M. and M. Lynch
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. Schaukowitch
Eucharistic Ministers B. Chester (C), H. Mantler, C. Morgan,
L. Welch, V. Valle, L. Sing, J. Yee,
F. Firpo, H. Madayag, L. Juvero
Lectors M. Cadiz and G. May
Altar Servers B. Alvergue and C. Benavente

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers G. Landholt (C), R. Atkinson, M. Maran,
Sr. Maureen, V. Hawkins, P. Landholt,
F. Maran, M. Santiago, C. Browne
Lectors H. Lowood
Altar Servers T. Lopez and D. Marty
     

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