St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

JUNE 14, 1998
The Body and Blood of Christ


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Dear Parishioners:

Bishop Tobin of Ohio recently wrote the following words to his people. Give them some thought.

Dear Friends in Christ:

"Jesus said to them, ‘Amen, amen I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day’" (Jn. 6:53-54).

These words of Jesus remind us as clearly as possible of the centrality of the eucharist to our Catholic faith. The eucharist is, in the simplest yet most profound of terms, the source of life. In giving us the eucharist at the Last Supper, Jesus gave us his very own body and blood, a priceless gift, one that enriches our spiritual lives here on earth and leads us eventually to the perfection of eternal life in heaven.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us again of the importance of the eucharist in the life of the Christian:

"The eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life...For in the blessed eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the church, namely Christ himself...By the eucharist celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life...In brief, the eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith" (Nos. 1324-1327).

The teaching and lived experience of the church have helped us to understand more fully the many dimensions of the eucharist. It is a sacrifice - the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross; it is a sacrament - the real presence of Christ under the forms of bread and wine; it is a meal - the same memorial meal Jesus shared with his apostles at the Last Supper; it is a liturgical celebration - a public proclamation of our faith in sign and symbol.

The eucharist is all this and much more. No single one of these dimensions is sufficient unto itself to fully reveal the meaning of the eucharist; none of them can be overlooked in fully appreciating the magnitude of the gift.

The eucharist is an inexhaustible mystery; to be loved, to be lived."

I hope the eucharist means this to all of us.

Father Ring



At a time of dramatic global changes and challenges, Catholics in the United States face both special responsiblities and opportunities. We are members of a universal Church which transcends national boundaries and calls us to live in solidarity and justice with the peoples of the world. We are also citizens of a powerful democracy with enormous influence beyond our borders. As Catholics and Americans we are uniquely called to global solidarity.



Seton Medical Center is offering two eight-week sessions for individuals who have recently experienced the death of a loved one.The first series begins June 23, second series on September 1. For further information call (650) 991-6828.



This year’s Parish Picnic will be held on August 29th at Beckner Shelter. Please mark your calendars!!!

Picnic lunch provided by the parish. More information to follow. Please call Trish Estelita at if you would like to help.



With summer upon us, it is important to note that the Rectory will be the Scrip drop off & pick up location. Your orders must be delivered to the Rectory by Friday at 4 PM. Scrip can be picked up the following Friday between 9 AM & 4 PM. Any questions, call Sandra Timko or Carol Galletta. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT...HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!


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Monday 6:30 Mary Agnes Kavanaugh †
8:30 Clara Dalton †
Tuesday 6:30 Special Intention
8:30 Veronica Erasmy †
Wednesday 6:30 Special Intention
8:30 Nancy St. John †
Thursday 6:30 George Harders †
8:30 Marie Tonegato †
Friday 6:30 James Dombrowiak †
8:30 John Schaukowitch †
Saturday 8:30 Mocelin & Emilio Families †
4:30 All Fathers
Sunday 7:30 All Fathers
9:00 All Fathers
10:30 All Fathers
12:00 All Fathers
5:30 All Fathers

For those wishing Masses, we have a few available in June and several for the rest of the year. Please come by the Rectory to schedule a Mass.



We welcome into the family of God, Cameryn Anne Osterlund, Courtney Marie and Tayler Rose Leiendecker who were baptized in Christ.

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, Sandra Dill and Jane Bousquet.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Robert Bush and offer our sympathy to his family.

We pray that all who seek healing are touched by Jesus and find wholeness.



In memory of Fathers and Grandfathers who are living and those who have gone before us, Novena cards are available in the vestibule of the Church. Any donations received will be used to obtain new white vestments.


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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.



Once again, we are about to participate in the annual Collection for the Works of the Holy Father (Peter’s Pence). This year’s collection theme, "We are a People of Hope", reflects the Church’s focus on hope in this second year of preparation for the celebration of Jubilee 2000.

Hope, says the Holy Father, gives meaning and value to life. In Open Wide the Doors to Christ, a framework for preparation for Jubilee 2000, the U.S. bishops ask, "What is the source of hope for the future? It is the Holy Spirit in the world today, the promise of God’s love for us and his presence among us. The Spirit, alive in our world, gives us hope that in opening the doors to Christ, we can achieve great things".

How do we, as people of hope, reach out to those who know great suffering and struggle to find hope in the midst of difficult circumstances?

One of the many ways we can reach out is by supporting the charitable works of the Holy Father through this special collection. This annual appeal enables Pope John Paul II to respond with emergency assistance to victims of disaster, continue his pastoral care for the Church, and spread the gospel message throughout the world.

Let us support the Holy Father in his mission to bring hope and the promise of God’s love to all people. I ask you to please give generously and keep Pope John Paul II in your prayers.



Join Barbara Elordi, Program Coordinator
Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of San Francisco

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
7:00 - 9:00 PM

St. Dominic’s Room - Cortez Avenue
(next to church)

Our Lady of Angels
1721 Hillside Drive
Burlingame 94010


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TUESDAY, June 16th
Legion of Mary, 6:30 PM.......Library

WEDNESDAY, June 17th
Teens, 7:00 PM.....Hall
Choir, 7:30 PM.....Church

THURSDAY, June 18th
Council, 7:00 PM.....Library

FRIDAY, June 19th
In-Betweeners, 7:00 PM.....Hall

SUNDAY, June 21st
FilAm Choir Practice 10:00 AM....Hall

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