St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

JANUARY 4, 1998


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to all who made Christmas so special here at St. Robert’s - from those who decorated the Church to the children who served at the altar. To one and all, THANK YOU.

Thank you for your generosity in the Christmas collection. Your offering is a true sign of your gratitude to God. Thank you also for your generosity to the needy of our area. Again, your love knows no limits.

Thank you to all who sent Christmas cards and gifts to the priests of your parish. We are grateful for your love and hope that we can keep our weight within reasonable limits.

Our prayer for you is that God may grant you his grace, all his blessings and keep you safe in the New Year. May He grant you unwavering faith, constant hope and love that endures forever.


Fr. Ring



I will be joyful, that life may give me wings.
I will be courageous, that there shall be no binding fears.
I will be balanced, that neither work nor play nor rest nor worship shall lose its proper share.
I will be self-reliant, that thoughts of failure shall not hold me back.
I will be good-tempered, that annoyance shall not irritate.
I will be patient, that discouragement shall not seem final.
I will be persistent, that the will may carry through to completion.
I will be prepared, that emergency shall not find me in confusion.


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The Epiphany reminds us that the true Christian may spend a lifetime searching for Jesus and in the end will find a humble, gentle Savior. He can be found among the poor and the oppressed and not in the palaces of kings. Like the Magi, we must leave the security of the good life and look for Jesus among the poor and broken of the human race.



The following loved ones were remembered at Christmas with a donation to purchase poinsettias to beautify the church:

MaDonna Lee Marty & Family from Teena Marty; Matteucci from the Martinucci Family; Parents of Alice Foster; Bertha Berge from Rita Strehl; deceased members of the Jardin Family from Rosenda Jardin; Alfred Bordin from Mr. & Mrs. William Bordin; Dan & Marge Kelleher from Ernie, Cathy & Erin Tordsen; John Mocelin from Ada Mocelin; Mervyn Murphy from Judy Murphy; Adele Galletta from Joe & Carol Galletta; Larry Villones, Taney Boding, & Tatay German from Mr. & Mrs. German DeGuzman; the Smith Family & Joyce Mylin from Nancy Young & Kelly Young; Henry Stanker from Loretta Stanker; Alexander Moniz from Bunny Moniz; Mary Bohl & Lois McEvoy from Kevin & Kathy McEvoy; Tina Cavallero & Vittoria Voccarey from Mrs. A. Cavallero; Edward Hart from Evelyn Hart; Dino Tonelli from Carol & Joe Galletta; Phil Murphy from Diane Murphy; Joseph Azzopardi from the Pirotta Family; Bonifacia de Anda from Jenny Lopez; Ray & Josephine Pardini from Carlo & Marie Noce; Roman Castro-Leon & George Birkholm from Bev Castro-Leon; Timothy Leahy from Betty Leahy; Angela Hanley & Dave Hageman from Julie & Cathy Hageman; Ernest & Margaret Gaviglio from Dave & Dorothy Burch; Adolph Fambrini from the Waldvogel Family; Louis Ross from Eleanor Ross; John Schaukowitch from Veronica Schaukowitch; Angelo Rizzetto from M. O. Rizzetto; Michael & Sean Drew from Eileen Drew; Mary, Charles & Marie Pelletier from Edward & Lillian Bizal; Parents of the Heaneys; Pop & Ruth Rogers from Lorraine Rogers; John VanZant & Joseph Azzopardi from Paul Azzopardi & Jane Van Zant; George Mayers from K. Mayers, and Marie Tonegato from Gary, Judy, Craig & Keith DeMartini.. A donation was made in honor of Katie Menees from K. Mayers. Donations were also received from Jim & Noreen Ruane, The San Bruno Flower Fashions, the Stokes, the Gambles, A. G. Sponsler, Clifford Buelow, Jr., Darlene Delano, Albert & Rita Lille, and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lambert as well as numerous anonymous donations. Thank you for helping to make your church beautiful for Christmas.


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Monday 6:30 Margaret Oberg †
8:30 Thomas Bagley †
Tuesday 6:30 Edith Schriber †
8:30 Ruth Rogers †
Wednesday 6:30 Frank Schoenstein †
8:30 Thomas Daly †
Thursday 6:30 Pernis Family †
8:30 Victoria Polanco †
Friday 6:30 Teresa Galea †
8:30 Mike Kovacevic †
Saturday 8:30 Dora Villanueva †
4:30 Albert Spadaro †
Sunday 7:30 Bob & Margaret Creeley
50th Wedding Anniversary
9:00 Clementina Rosales †
10:30 Garth Klingensmith †
12:00 Robert Kuczka †
5:30 People of St. Robert’s


We welcome into the family of God, Conor Folan, who was baptized in Christ.

We pray for the ill: Bernice Summers, mother of Tim Summers, Koret Koelman, Terry McLeod, Helen Miller, Cyndy Smerdel, Adela Florez, Ana Cosgaya, Tony Coogan, Bill Wilson, Peter Capodonicco, Rosemary McHale, Arthur Candia, and Margarita Velez .

We pray for the repose of the souls of Dennis Travins and Kenneth Brink, father of Jan Epting, and offer our sympathy to their families.

We pray for leaders of all nations, whose judgements shape history. May they be filled with wisdom, justice and respect for the rights of all people.



Children’s Liturgy Team wishes to thank the parishioners of St. Robert for the over-abundance of lovely gifts for the Giving Tree. You are truly very special people. Thank you also to Ben Baldonado and Bob Baker for sorting and storing the gifts until time for delivery.



The following people registered at St. Robert’s during December:

Donna Asroff; Henry Wilczynski; Celeste Souza and Kaila Marie; Bob & Peg Tuhacek and Bill & Nicholas; Oscar & Paula Madrigal; and Jennifer Beaubien and Marcus, Erica, and Xavier.



Notre Dame/Belmont: Winter Open House Tuesday, January 13. Applications due January 16. Entrance Exam January 17. More Information - 595-1913 ext. 320.

Mercy/SF: Application deadline Monday, January 5. Placement Test given Saturday, January 10. Questions? Call 584-5929.

Junipero Serra/San Mateo: Open House Thursday, January 8. Application available at school. Call 345-8207.



Please don’t discard your Christmas cards this year. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children uses them, along with any occasion cards, to make new cards to sell. The proceeds allow these children to make a couple field trips each year. Send your cards to: St. Jude’s Ranch for children, 100 St. Jude St., Boulder City, NV 89005.


RENEW 2000

Each week we will concentrate on one phrase from the Renew Prayer.

This week let us pray—Gracious God, heal us from every form of sin and violence.


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Girl Scouts...1:30 PM, Hall

Cheerleading...3:15 PM, Hall
Legion of Mary...6:30 PM, Library

Choir Practice...7:30 PM, Church

First Eucharist Parent Meeting...7:00 PM, Hall
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults...7:00 PM, Convent Chapel
Life & Growth...7:00 PM, Library
FilAm...7:30 PM, 7th Grade Classroom

Children’s Choir...2:50 PM, Church
Cheerleading...3:15 PM, Hall
Teen Club...7:00 PM, Hall

Teen Club Cookie Sale after Mass

FilAm Choir Practice...10 AM, Hall
Teen Club Cookie Sale after Masses



2ND and 4TH Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM St. Dominic’s Room-Cortez Ave. (next to church) at Our Lady of Angels, 1721 Hillside Dr. Burlingame



For those of you who like to plan in advance—Mark your calendar now! Fr. Tom Allendar, SJ, is returning to us to give a Parish Mission. Fr. will talk at all the Masses the weekend of February 21/22 to introduce his evening talks for the following week. The Mission will be the evenings of Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24 and again Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27. Ash Wednesday is the 25th. For those of you who plan at the last minute, there will be more info in the bulletin in February.


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We welcome you into St. Robert’s Family and ask that you complete a registration form (found in the vestibule of the church). Drop it either in the collection basket, in the mail, or at the Parish office. We will mail a New Parishioner Packet with information about the Parish, its organizations and groups.

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