St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

APRIL 26, 1998
Third Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parishioners,

Since June of 1991, Joy Larson has served faithfully as Parish Secretary. During these years, we have been blessed with a person who went out of her way to be joyful and helpful to everyone who phoned, rang the doorbell or in any way needed the help of services of the Parish. Joy, her husband Jack and their daughter Molly have now moved to Morgan Hill. As a result, Joy will be leaving St. Robert’s at the end of the month. We will have a reception for Joy after the 8:30 AM Mass on Thursday, April 30th in Hennessy Hall. Please come and say thanks to Joy for the tremendous help she has been to our Parish Community.

Thank you to the men of the Parish who helped install a new drainage system in our middle school yard during the Easter break. During the winter, we had difficuties with run-off from the rains causing erosion in the hillside and damage to our school yard. I am grateful to the men who provided the leadership and to those who did the hard work of digging the trenches. During the vacation, new fences were also installed in the middle and upper yard.

As you have noticed, the pews in the Church are now complete. Thank you to the parishioner who donated $10,000 to help pay for this important improvement - total cost was $25,000. Please say a prayer for the "anonymous" parishioner and for her family.

I thank you for your generous donation of time, talent and treasure.

Fr. Ring



The School of Pastoral Leadership invites anyone interested in updating your faith or becoming more involved in Parish life to register for classes beginning in September. For more information or questions, please contact Sr. Columba - 589-2800. Those members of our Parish currently attending the School of Pastoral Leadership or former graduates will be happy to meet with you.



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 16-17. Applications are available in the vestibule of the church, from any Parish Council member, or at the Parish Office. Gary DeMartini



On Sunday, May 3rd, the Sociables will be meeting at Mi Tequila Restaurant in Millbrae for an early dinner. All are invited. Please phone Helen for information and reservations before April 29th.



This weekend and next weekend before and after all Masses there will be members of The In-Betweeners available to enroll those interested in becoming members of the In-Betweeners. For information about The In-Betweeners or call George Lynch or Trish Cvetovac.



You are invited to a Youth Mass on Sunday, May 3rd (that’s this coming Sunday) at St. Mary’s Cathedral. It is a student-planned liturgy with lots of student participation, including a wonderful youth choir! Please come and celebrate with youth from throughout the Archdiocese. Mass begins at 6:00 PM. There is a social hour downstairs after Mass. The evening will end by 8:00 PM. For more information, call Donna Bargetto at 415-824-2052 or Msgr. O’Connor at 415-567-2020.



Our new Parish Directory will be published this year. Family Photographs will be taken on May 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 and June 6 and 7. Signups for appointment times will begin this weekend after all masses. Please plan to participate. IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY CHANGES IN YOUR NAME, ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER SINCE THE LAST DIRECTORY, OR IF YOU WANT ANYTHING LISTED DIFFERENTLY, PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE WITH THE INFORMATION.


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Monday 6:30 Dorothy DeFilippino †
8:30 Thomas Bagley †
Tuesday 6:30 Joseph Armanio †
8:30 Vic Schaukowitch †
Wednesday 6:30 John Bates †
8:30 Gaetano Falzon †
Thursday 6:30 Teresa Musante †
8:30 Mary Donadio †
Friday 6:30 Jim Hentschell
8:30 Geraldine Patterson †
Saturday 8:30 Robert Deck †
4:30 Vic Schaukowitch †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Tom Petrini †
10:30 The Deane Family
12:00 Gaitano & Rosalie Ferrante †
5:30 Mary Toomy †


We pray for the ill: Blake Interdonato, IIlar Schoenstein, Don Landers, Tony Coogan, Koret Koelman, Terry McLeod, Adela Florez, Ana Cosgaya, Peter Capodonicco, Rosemary McHale, Arthur Candia, Margarita Velez, and Sandra Dill.

We pray for those who are to be confirmed. May the Spirit of God descend upon them and give them courage to follow Jesus wherever He may lead.



Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, following the 8:30 AM Mass and continuing until 10:00 AM. "Seek and you shall find!" Jesus is waiting.



I worry some of you still have not really met Jesus—one-to-one—you and Jesus alone.

We may spend time in chapel—but have you seen with the eyes of your soul how He looks at you with love?

Do you really know the living Jesus—not from books but from being with Him in your heart? Have you heard the loving words He speaks to you?

Ask for the grace; He is longing to give it.

Until you can hear Jesus in the silence of your own heart, you will not be able to hear Him saying "I thirst" in the hearts of the poor.

Never give up this daily intimate contact with Jesus as the real living person—not just the idea.

How can we last even one day without hearing Jesus say "I love you"? Impossible. Our soul needs that as much as the body needs to breathe the air. if not, prayer is dead—meditation, only thinking.

Jesus wants you each to hear Him speaking in the silence of your heart.

Be careful of all that can block that personal contact with the living Jesus.

The devil may try to use the hurts of life, and sometimes our own mistakes—to make you feel it is impossible that Jesus really loves you, is really cleaving to you.

This is a danger for all of us. And so sad, because it is completely the opposite of what Jesus is really wanting, waiting to tell you.

Not only that He loves you, but even more—He longs for you.

He misses you when you don’t come close. He thirsts for you.

He loves you always, even when you don’t feel worthy. When not accepted by others, even by yourself sometimes—He is the one who always accepts you.

Only believe—you are precious to Him.

Bring all you are suffering to His feet—only open your heart to be loved by Him as you are. He will do the rest.

Mother Teresa, 1910-1997


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Grownups...7:00 PM, Hall

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

Choir Practice...7:30 PM, Church

Farewell Reception...9:00 AM, Hall

Children’s Choir...2:50 PM, Church
Confirmation...7:00 PM, Church


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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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