St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

MAY 17, 1998
Sixth Sunday of Easter


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Dear Parishioners,

During the past few weeks, over one hundred and thirty children have received the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. I want to give special thanks to Sister Mary O’Donnell and to the teachers of the children in the school and in the Religious Education program who have helped the parents of the children in the children's formation as Christians.

We have almost reached our goal for the Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese. I want to thank all those who have been so generous. For me, there are two special ministries of special importance that are helped by your generosity. One is aid to inner-city schools and the other is help for retired priests. I think that these causes, along with the many others that are helped, make our sacrifices worthwhile.

Any money that is given above our assessment will come back to the Parish. We will use it to help renovate the wall of the Sanctuary. The plan calls for the placement of eight windows to bring natural light into the space and to visually enhance the areas to the sides of the marble.

Fr. Ring


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My Dear People,

On June 8, 1998, the priests of the Archdiocese, Bishop McGrath and I are gathering for a four day convocation in Monterey to reflect on God’s call to priestly service. Together we will explore ways of making our shared ministry ever more effective as we face the unique challenges and opportunities which lie before us as we approach the new millennium. This process will enable us to strengthen our commitment to the Lord and to be of greater service to you.

Given the importance of this convocation and my desire to include all the priests of the Archdiocese, I have authorized special arrangements to be made so that you , the faithful of the Archdiocese, will be properly served during the absence of your parish priests. To the extent possible, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the parishes during the days of convocation. Where this is not possible, Communion Services will be led by deacons or competent lay leaders according to the proper rite. All emergencies will be covered by a substitute priest and your pastor will instruct you on how to contact this priest in an emergency.

Please keep our Convocation in your prayers, asking the Holy Spirit to guide our reflections and to lead us toward greater personal holiness in our eagerness to serve you, our brothers and sisters in the Lord. With every best wish, then, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend William J. Levada

Archbishop of San Francisco



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. Please call Robin McCarthy at 952-6076 to schedule your appointment. 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 BEFORE JUNE 7th.


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Monday 6:30 All Mothers
8:30 Charles Agius †
Tuesday 6:30 John Bates †
8:30 All Mothers
Wednesday 6:30 Roger Jerrold †
8:30 Norine Hastings †
Thursday 6:30 Timothy Thorsen †
8:30 Deacon John Bourne †
Friday 6:30 Geraldine Perati †
8:30 Manuel Falzon †
Saturday 8:30 Lena Lippi †
4:30 Andrew & Teresa Galea †
Sunday 7:30 John Bates †
9:00 Ana Kovacevic †
10:30 Armida Moniri †
12:00 Frances Walsh
5:30 People of St. Robert's


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 the repose of the soul of Clara Dalton. We offer our sympathy to her family.

We welcome into the family of God, Kyle Anthony Ravelo, who was baptized in Christ.

For the children who come to the Lord’s Table for the first time, for their parents and teachers. May they be filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.

As a Parish Community, We pray...
For families.
May Jesus remove all anxieties, conflicts and division. May Jesus the Peace Maker - be the first member of our family.


We welcome into our Parish Family the following people:

Doug, Colleen, Daniel and Michael Foglesong
Alonso, Bridgit, Valenina and Christian Lopez


a program for couples in troubled marriages

is starting another session on June 12-14 1998 at the Vallombrosa Retreat Center. A team of three couples and a Catholic priest present the weekend and the six follow-up sessions over the next 90 days; all couples who have mentally or physically packed their bags are welcome. Don’t let your marriage and family slip away without giving this program a chance. Thousands of couples have been able to rediscover and return to the sacred covenant and sacramental promise and have restored the family. Call Ed and Peg Gleason at (415) 221-4269 for more information or brochures.


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MONDAY, May 18
Girl Scouts, 1:30 p.m.......Hall

Legion of Mary, 6:30 p.m.......Library

Teen Club, 7:00 p.m......Hall
Choir, 7:30 p.m.....Church

SUNDAY, May 24
FilAm Choir Practice 10:00 a.m....Hall



The Fil-Am Group will be celebrating "Flores de Mayo" at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, May 30th. Following the Mass, a dinner and dance celebration will take place at the Hennessy Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 12 midnight. Ticket cost is $15 per person; children 12 and under are free.



serves lunch to the homeless five days a week. We need a few good men and women to help us with a variety of jobs. If you are able to help one morning a week or even occasionally, please call Arline Elliott at 873-2776.



Catholic Charities Auxiliary meeting and luncheon May 27th at 600 Columbia, San Mateo—11 a.m. Come hear Marina Messigner, past president, founder and first manager of the Primrose House resale shop. Primrose Shop has been open 29 years this May. For reservations call 349-1162 or 692-4598. Deadline is Friday, May 22nd.


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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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