St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

JULY 5, 1998
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners:

This week Sister Columba Galvin returns to Ireland to take up a new ministry of retreat work and, after many years of service in the United States, to be close to her family. Sister has served St. Robert’s well for the past eight years as Principal of our school and then as Pastoral Associate. She helped all of us grow in our Faith. I know that Sister will continue to remember us in her prayers and she would appreciate your prayers for her in her new assignment.

I am happy to announce that Mr. Patrick Kelly is joining our Parish staff as coordinator of Liturgical Ministries. Pat is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a major in music. He has done graduate work at St. Patrick’s Seminary and at Stanford University. He has worked in various liturgical and youth ministry positions at St. Anthony’s and St. John’s Parishes in San Francisco and at All Souls Parish in South San Francisco. Welcome to St Robert’s, Patrick.

Our Parish is also blessed by Mr. Kevin Carey taking on a full-time position in the Parish. Kevin is a graduate of our school, of Serra and of the University of San Francisco. He will be a full time teacher in the school (for the past few years, he has taught Spanish on a part time basis) and he will work on our Youth Ministry Team.

I want to thank the Parish Council for their encouragement and support in this decision to make a major commitment to Liturgical ministry and to the youth of our Parish.

Work on the back wall of the Sanctuary will begin (hopefully) on July 6th. The project will take approximately six weeks. Several of the windows have already been "spoken for" (a donaton of $2,500 is requested) but a few are available if you are interested. It is also possible to make a donation in memory of a loved one for the construction project itself - this donation can be any amount.

Other major projects this summer is the sealing of asphalt of the parking lot (this will help increase the longevity of the tar), remodeling of the children’s bathrooms at the school (long overdue), and the construction of a new entrance to the former chapel at the convent so that this meeting area can be more assessable without interfering with the privacy of the sisters.

Thank you for your generosity that makes these projects possible. As we begin a new fiscal year, I would ask you to please reconsider your weekly donation to the Parish and see if you can make a greater sacrifice to keep up the good work of the Parish. In the near future, a full financial statement of the past fiscal year will be made available to you.

Father Vincent Ring



July 12- Sept. 1
6:30 a.m. Mass on Tuesdays and Fridays ONLY
8:30 a.m. Mass EACH DAY



Catholic communities of faith should measure their prayer, education, and action by how they serve the life, dignity, and rights of the human person at home and abroad. A parish’s ‘catholicity’ is illustrated in its willingness to go beyond its own boundaries to extend the Gospel, serve those in need, and work for global justice and peace. This is not a work for a few agencies or one parish committee, but for every believer and every local community of faith.



If you would like to have a window dedicated in memory of someone you love, please contact Fr. Ring. We are asking $2,500 as a donation for each window. If you would like to make a donation of any amount of $100 or more toward the construction of the new wall in memory of someone or in thanksgiving for God’s blessing to your family, please send a check to the Parish specifying the name to be listed on the memorial plaque that will be placed on the side wall of the Sanctuary.


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On Wednesday, July 8th, it’s St. Robert’s turn to provide lunch for the County Aids Clinic. Please bring an entree, salad, side dish or dessert to the bench in the Little Church vestibule by 9:00 a.m. for pickup and delivery to the clinic. Hot dishes should be delivered cold with instructions for reheating. Many thanks! Next months lunch is on August 12th.



Join us for a mid-summer event! Sunday, July 19th, at Noon, we will meet at Marie Callenders, Serramonte, for a brunch buffett ($13.25). For reservations call Bunny or Claire.


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Monday 6:30 Ana Radov †
8:30 Norene Hastings †
Tuesday 6:30 Carmela Borg †
8:30 John Bates †
Wednesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Allan Greene †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Marian Carwanat †
Friday 6:30 Ana Radov †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Saturday 8:30 Lena Lippi †
4:30 Roman Castro-Leon †
Sunday 7:30 David Orozco †
9:00 People of St. Roberts
10:30 Albert Spadaro †
12:00 Alfred Bordin †
5:30 Beverly Dias (L)


We welcome into the family of God, Elaine Margaret Peralta and Daniel Gregory DeFoe 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, Jane Bousquet, Beverly Dias, and Tim Scully.

We pray for the repose of the soul of James Costello, Deacon Brian’s Father, and offer our sympathy to his family.

We are pleased to have married, Michaelangelo Kalagayan and Catherine Herbert, Charles Attard and Carolyn Leonard. Congratulations!

We pray for our Church. In thanksgiving that we live in a land where we can come together to worship our God. For all who do not enjoy such freedom.



Our conference of St. Vincent de Paul is running "LOW" on canned food. Spaghetti and large jars of spaghetti sauce are always in demand. Please refrain from leaving "old" outdated cans of food and soup. You can leave the canned food in the basket in the vestibule

Thank you...very much for your past generostiy


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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.



Tuition is due July 1st and August 1st It becomes delinquent July 10th. and August 10th.
Please mail or deliver to rectory.
Have a great summer!!!



"Lord, When did we see you a stranger and welcome you"...

On Monday, July 6th, St. Bruno’s Parish will open a small night-time shelter for the homeless in St. Raphael’s Hall. Volunteers are needed in the evening to set up cots and greet people and in the morning to take down cots and serve a simple breakfast and clean the hall. If you can help please call Peter or Katie at the San Bruno Catholic Worker, 827-0706.


RENEW 2000

Prayer and faith sharing are the heart of RENEW 2000. Faith sharing is very simple sharing about how God is working in our lives and listening to others as they share how God is working in their lives. We do this by reflecting on the word of God and on the experiences of our lives. We know that our Christian faith was never meant to be lived in isolation. Be sure to sign up for RENEW 2000 in the Fall. Watch for details!


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This year’s parish picnic will be held on Aug. 29th at Beckner Shelter. Picnic lunch will be provided by the parish. Reservation sign-ups will start on Sunday July 26th after each Mass. Please call Trish Estelita if you would like to help.


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TUESDAY, July 7th
Legion of Mary, 6:30 PM.......Library

Grieve, 9-9:30 a.m. ....Chapel
Picnic Meeting, 7-9 p.m.......Library

THURSDAY, July 9th
Fil/Am, 7-9:30 p.m...... Hall

SATURDAY, July 11th
Nite at the Races.....Hall

SUNDAY, July 12th
Teen’s Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m......Hall
FilAm Choir Practice 10:00 AM....Hall

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