St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

SEPTEMBER 27, 1998
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to all who have worked so hard to make our Parish Festival a success. The many men and women who have devoted countless hours for several months to prepare for this event deserve the thanks of each and every parishioner. My own special thanks to the Rob Monaghan family for coordinating the Festival and for calming me down whenever I grew apprehensive as to the future.

A parishioner gave me this little story. I thought you might enjoy it.

It seems that many years ago in Ireland the Bishop assigned the task of soliciting funds for retired priests to a certain middle-aged priest who for many years had lived in this same area. His task was to visit several parishes in each diocese every week and ask for donations. He could use whatever transportation that was available, train, horse drawn buggy and even a bicycle. It was late on one Sunday afternoon when the priest finally arrived at an inn for the night. He was weary and hungry and needed a good rest. He inquired about a room and was told by the innkeeper that there was a room available but that the room was on the top floor and was reported to be haunted. The priest replied that he could deal with any ghosts and he was more concerned with a hot meal and a comfortable bed. He took the room and retired for the night. The next morning at check-out the innkeeper asked if the priest had enjoyed his stay. The priest replied that the food was delicious and the bed very comfortable....and oh yes there was a ghost in the room. He appeared on the stroke of midnight. My goodness, cried the innkeeper, what did you do then, father? The priest replied, "I just asked him for a donation, and he vanished!"

Remember to pray each day for the success of RENEW.

Fr. Ring



Memorial of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, married man, martyr, and his companions, martyrs - Mon., 9/28
San Lorenzo is the first canonized Filipino. Pray for his intercession for the people of the Filippines, Filipino emigrants, and all Filipino-Americans.


Memorial of St. Jerome, priest, doctor of the Church - Wed., 9/30

Mem. of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin, rel., doctor - Thu., 10/1

Memorial of the Guardian Angels - Fri., 10/2

Readings for next SUNDAY, SOLEMNITY OF ST. FRANCIS of ASSISI, RELIGIOUS FOUNDER, Principal Co-Patron of the Archdiocese
Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10



When we think about gathering together for Sunday Eucharist, let’s do so as an entire community. How can each of us, not only our greeters, be more friendly, familiar, and hospitable? Suggestions: We can move to the middle of the pew to be more open to others sitting next to us. Let’s introduce ourselves before the cantor asks us to do so!


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Monday 6:30 Crispulo Isanan
8:30 Paddy Joe Leonard †
Tuesday 6:30 Nancy Reilly
8:30 John G. Keck IV †
Wednesday 6:30 Anne Pistorio †
8:30 Michael O'Donnell †
Thursday 6:30 Joseph Bellaria †
8:30 Fred Banchero †
Friday 6:30 James Bonnardel †
8:30 Martin & Alice Virshek †
Saturday 8:30 Phil Calhoun †
4:30 Teresa Galea †
Sunday 7:30 Morcelin & Emilio Families †
9:00 People of St. Robert's
10:30 Edward Dornlas †
12:00 Mary Kern †
5:30 Peg Cerri †


We welcome into the family of God: Leilani Mullan and Dominic Portillo 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, Russ Christenson, Emil Ruggiero, Gene May, and Muriel Krause.

As a Parish Community,We Pray: For the People of God. May we "fight the good fight of faith", not with weapons of hatred and violence; but armed with the Lord’s weapons of love, grace and truth.


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RENEW 2000

Gracious God, We are your people embraced by your love. We thank you for your presence with us throughout all time. As we celebrate the 2000 years since the birth of Jesus...Create us anew. Liberate us from that which keeps us from you. Enable us to recreate our world and restore justice. Heal us from every form of sin and violence. Transform us to live your Word more profoundly. Reconcile us so enemies become friends. Awaken us to the sacred; nurture our relationships; Enliven our parishes; reunite our families. Fill us with joy to celebrate the fullness of life. Empower us to be a community of love growing in your likeness. Amen.


How might we rediscover God in our lives? Like the saints and mystics, we do not discover God so much by shutting ourselves away or merely reading about how to become holy. Rather we find God in our everyday lives, in our everyday experiences. If you would like to be trained as a facilitator or open up your home for the 6 week meetings, please call the Rectory Office at 589-2800. Join RENEW in the Fall.



Al Reyes, Chairperson
John Carambat, Vice Chairperson
Gary DeMartini, Advisor
Jim Kelly, Secretary

Catherine Bendick, Mary Bourne, Tony Foti,
John Franzella, Patricia Mooney, Carol Novelli,
Noelle Ottoboni Quilici, Cydney Sinks and Steve West.



Someone without my permission placed objectionable material on the windshields of cars in our parking lot last Sunday. I apologize to you and hope it will not happen again.
Father Ring



The Men’s Club will hold its first dinner meeting of the new school year on Monday Oct. 5th after our long summer break. All men of the parish are invited to our monthly dinner meetings. The Men’s Club is a great place to meet new people and to get involved with your parish. Doors will open at 6:30 and dinner will be served at approximately 7:30. Come watch Monday Night Football and have a great dinner. We really need to know if you are coming so place Call John Franzella or Al Ciraulo.



The Teen Club will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary at the 5:30 pm. Mass on Oct. 11th After Mass we will host an open house reception to unveil our new Campus Ministry Center. The teen drop-in center is located up the stairs past the auditorium kitchen. The center will be open twice a week and staffed by the adult leaders of St. Robert’s Youth Ministry. We are looking for used donations to furnish the room such as a micro-wave oven, stereo and mini refrigerator. Thank you for your past and continued support of our youth groups.

Ben Baldonado and Sandy Murtagh



The GrownUps’ Communion Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 4th, after the 10:30 Mass. Tickets at $6.00 each will be sold after the week-end Masses or call Lillian. Tickets will not be sold at the door.



Our next get together will be on Saturday, October 10th at noon, at the Elephant Bar, Burlingame. For reservations call Bunny or Clarie .



St. Robert’s will be celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Sat., Oct. 3, 1998 with the Annual Blessing of the Animals in the school parking lot at 3 p.m. All pets are welcome, refreshments to follow.



You are cordially invited to the WOMEN’S VOCATION RETREAT on Sat. Oct. 3 from 10-4 p.m. at St. John The Baptist Convent, 16642 Ashland Ave. San Lorenzo. This retreat will be to reflect, dialog, and explore with others the concept of vocation, religious life, intimacy with God and service of God’s people. For more information contact Sister Ita at the Rectory, 589-2800.



If there are any retired parishioners that would like to help serve the "homeless" people at the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 344 Grand Ave., So. San Francisco it would be appreciated. You would be required to pass out sandwiches, etc., in the rear of the store on FRIDAY MORNINGS ONLY! Each parish conference takes one day per week - our day is Friday! You always have a co-worker and the hours are from 8:00 a.m. to about NOON. Some volunteers work only on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Fridays of the month. One Friday per month would be asked of you. Please call Helen Phipps at 583-9699. Thank you very much for your help!



Religion Education classes for older students desiring to receive Sacraments of Baptism, First Penance and First Eucharist will start Wed. evening Sept. 30th at 6:45 p.m. For more information contact Sister Mary at the Religious Education office 588-0477.



Second annual Fall Fest at USF, Sat., Oct. 3rd. The day will run from 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. with 3 workshops , lunch, Mass and a dinner dance. Cost is $50. Call (415) 675-5900 for more information.


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Grown-Ups, 7-10PM....Library
Women’s Spirit, 7PM...Chapel

Legion of Mary, 6:30-8:30 PM.....Library
Religious Ed, Jr. Hi, 6:45-8PM...Hall

Renew Training, 6PM ON....Hall

RCIA, 7-9P.M.....Chapel
Life & Growth, 7-9PM....Library

Euch. Adoration, 9-10AM...Church

Fil/Am Choir, 10-11:30AM...Library
Grown-Up’s Breakfast, 9AM....Hall
Confirmation Meeting, 3-7PM....Hall

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