St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

MARCH 22, 1998
Fourth Sunday of Lent


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Dear Parishioners,

These past few weeks two of our long time and devoted parishioners have died - Marion Mahoney and Vic Schaukowitch. Please join me in praying for the repose of their souls. I want to thank their families for helping them share their Catholic Faith with all of us.

The pews continue to be refinished. I hope that the task will be finished by Holy Week. I am happy to announce that further discussion has gone on in regard to the placement of windows in our sanctuary. Preliminary drawings should be available in a few weeks. Thanks to volunteers from the Parish, work is being done to fix the drainage problem in the middle school yard. Volunteers have also replaced panels at the rear of the Church and stained the side door that was damaged in the rains. Thank you to all who help in these and so many other projects.

During this fourth week of Lent, let us meditate upon the gift of KNOWLEDGE, a special gift of the Holy Spirit.

KNOWLEDGE: It’s important to know things. We know how to make a living, how to raise a family, how to use a computer, how to make vegetable soup. But neither the joys of heaven nor a life here on earth really worth living is achieved simply by knowing lots of things. The gift of Knowledge helps us know the right things. Knowledge helps us know which things are important and which are not.

As Christians, it is important to know Jesus. Even non-Christians can know a lot about Jesus. The Gift of Knowledge helps us to know Jesus. "...No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the holy Spirit" (1 Corinthians 12:3).

A good way to tell if we are really using the Gift of Knowledge is to examine whether or not the things we know lead us to charity in our actions. The Spirit does not reveal things merely to satisfy our idle curiosity. "The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends" (Catechism, #25).

Idea: This week I will make a concrete act of charity each day, then pray about what are the most important things in my life.

Prayer: God of Knowledge, you know when we sit and when we stand; you know the hidden secrets of the universe. May your Holy Spirit of Knowledge enlighten us to know how we are to love all you have made.

Fr. Ring



Family photographs will be taken for the new 1998 edition of the St. Robert’s Church Parish Directory. Photo dates will be May 17, 18, 22, 23, & 24 and June 6 & 7. Please mark your calendars. More details to follow. If you would like to volunteer to work on the Directory, please fill out and drop the blue sheet (in last weeks bulletin) in the collection basket or call the Parish Office at 589-2800.



At 7:00 PM in Hennessy Hall on Tuesday, March 31st, Fr. Bonsor will be giving a talk to parents of students preparing to receive First Eucharist. We know that many of you would want to hear Fr.’s talk so we are extending an invitation to parishioners at large to attend.



Children’s Liturgy will again be offering a Good Friday program for chldren ages 4 and up in Hennessy Hall beginning at 1:15 PM until immediately after services are completed in church. Kindly pre-register your child by calling 589-2800 between the hours of 8 AM-3 PM and leave your child’s name, age, and your home phone number.



The Parish Council advises Fr. Ring in the long range planning for our Parish. If you would like to have an impact on the future direction of St. Robert’s, consider running for the Parish Council. Three seats will be available for the three-year term starting this fall and one seat for a two-year term. Elections are planned for the weekend of May 2-3. Applications are available in the vestibule of the church, from any Parish council member, or at the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please call Gary DeMartini.



If you have misplaced or never received an envelope for the AAA, you can pick up another in the vestibule of the church and either drop it in the collection basket, drop it through the mail slot in the door of the Parish office or mail it to the office.


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Monday 6:30 Marion Mahoney †
8:30 Inez Atkins †
Tuesday 6:30 Intention: Open
8:30 Maria Pimentel †
Wednesday 6:30 Intention: Open
8:30 Michael Daly †
Thursday 6:30 Intention: Open
8:30 Victor Schaukowitch †
Friday 6:30 Intention: Open
8:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloise †
Saturday 8:30 Intention: Open
4:30 Virginia Soma †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert
9:00 George Fusco †
10:30 JoAnn Kellner
12:00 Amelia Berni †
5:30 Joseph Aiello †


We pray for the ill: Tony Coogan, Koret Koelman, Terry McLeod, Helen Miller, Adela Florez, Ana Cosgaya, Peter Capodonicco, Rosemary McHale, Arthur Candia, Margarita Velez, and Sandra Dill.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Vic Schaukowitch and offer our sympathy to his family.

We pray for the People of God. May the Holy Spirit of Knowledge enlighten us to know how we are to love all God has made.



As at Christmas, we will put out special offering envelopes at Easter time so that you might contribute to the purchase of the lillies to decorate the church while at the same time make a memorial to a loved one. On Easter there will be a list in the bulletin of the donors and those people to whom a memorial has been made.



The San Bruno S.A.S.H. Program operates through St. Robert’s Church and the San Bruno Senior Center to provide grocery shopping and delivery service for seniors who are homebound. There is no fee for the program. The S.A.S.H. Program at this time is in need of volunteers who would help once a week with shopping. For more information or to volunteer for this very worthwhile service, please call the Parish office at 589-2800.



Each Friday during Lent, we come together for Stations of the Cross in the Church, followed by a light supper in Hennessy Hall. The menu is soup, salad, bread and fruit. A donation to our St. Vincent de Paul Society for the amount we would have spent on our Friday dinner will help to feed those members of our Parish family who are in need. Our hosts for the soup supper this week are the Grownups and the Sociables.



Fr. Ring would like to share the following letter he received:

"Please accept hearfelt thanks (and apologies for the late acknowledgement) from all of us, staff and clients, at Catholic Charities peninsula Family resource Center for the most generous donation of toys, food, scrip, and vouchers that your parishioners and school provided for our families during the Christmas season. We were truly overwhelmed with your caring and generosity.

Apart from the toys, we received over $3,000.00 in scrip and vouchers. As a result, we were able to provide over a hundred families with sumptuous baskets of food and with vouchers for food and clothing. Over five hundred children were delighted to be invited to our Christmas Toy Store to select their own fam\vorite toys.

A special word of thanks to Rob Aveson, Sandy Murtagh, and the students of the sixth grade who did so much to make our Christmas program such a memorable one for our families."



Now that your children can take care of themselves and your grandchildren don’t take all of your time—"Get a Life" and join our new Parish club—The In-Betweeners. More details to follow.



Mark your calendars now for the Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner at Hennessy Hall on May 16. Watch the bulletin for more information.


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Youth Passion Play Practice...7:00 PM, Church

Legion of Mary...6:30 PM, Library
Confirmation, Phase I (9th grade)...7:00 PM, Hall

Cheerleading...3:15 PM, Hall
Choir Practice...7:30 PM, Church

Cheerleading...3:15 PM, Hall
R.C.I.A....7:00 PM, Convent Chapel
Youth Passion Play Practice...7:00 PM, Church

Children’s Choir Practice...2:50, Church
Stations of the Cross...5:30 PM, Church
Soup Supper...6:00 PM, Hall

FilAm Choir Practice...10:00 AM, Hall


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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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