St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

OCTOBER 4, 1998
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

On behalf of all the parishioners of St. Robert’s, I want to thank all the men and women who worked so hard to make the Parish Festival such a great success. Jesus called us to share of our time and our talents with others. You certainly lived up to His command. However, next year we have to talk a little more to Jesus about the weather situation - rain in September! Thanks also to all who contributed to the Festival - prizes, donations etc.. May God bless you. Congratulations to all the winners.

This week we begin the RENEW program. It is so encouraging to me that almost two hundred people have signed up to participate in the small groups for the next six weeks. I hope that all Parishioners will pray each day for the success of the small groups and that each and every one of us might be RENEWED by Jesus Christ. I hope that many more will join the small groups during the next season of RENEW which will be during Lent.

Father Ring



Optional memorial of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin,
religious foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary - Tue., 10/6

Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary - Wed., 10/7

Readings for next SUNDAY, 28TH OF THE YEAR
2 Kings 5:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19


"The Sacredness of Gathering"

God makes our gathering—our coming together as community—sacred (holy). Some days I don’t feel too holy when I’ve had a particularly difficult week, or I’ve failed something, or I’m just tired because I was up late the night before. But that’s when the teaching of our faith is so valuable . The bishops of the Second Vatican Council remind us that we are the PEOPLE OF GOD, the BODY OF CHRIST, and the TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. By virtue of our Baptism, we are intimately a part of God’s sacred presence in the world. We are a sacrament of love. It’s both a tremendous gift and responsibility. We show that we accept our own holiness by caring for one another, especially for strangers among us.

As we enter the House of the Church and bless ourselves with holy water and the Sign of the Cross, let’s remind ourselves of our Baptism and of who we are. Realize the holiness in yourself and the people surrounding you. Believe it. Live it. CELEBRATE IT!


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Monday 6:30 Peggy Ames †
8:30 Marie Tonegato †
Tuesday 6:30 Toyoko Oikawa & Arthur Yee †
8:30 Alzo DeNatale †
Wednesday 6:30 Crispulo Isanan
8:30 Bill Borrill †
Thursday 6:30 Joseph Bellaria †
8:30 Rose Parola †
Friday 6:30 Anne Pistorio †
8:30 Evelyn Wilson †
Saturday 8:30 Lena Lippi †
4:30 Michael Cassetta †
Sunday 7:30 Paul & Rosina Vella †
9:00 Dino Tonelli †
10:30 Deacon Jack Bourne †
12:00 Ana Kovacevic †
5:30 People of St. Robert's


We welcome into the family of God: Alexa Altamirano, Cole Brouqua, Hugo Chacon-Kreysa and Natalie Granville who were baptized in Christ.

We pray for the ill: Blake Interdonato, Don Landers, Tony Coogan, Koret Koelman, Terry McLeod, Adela Florez, Ana Cosgaya, Peter Capodonicco, Rosemary McHale, Arthur Candia, Jane Bousquet, and Muriel Krause.

We pray for the repose of the souls of Alice Speranza and Rosemary Parola

As a Parish Community,We Pray...That the suffering and dying may be cared for with love, so that none become so lonely and desperate as to seek euthanasia.



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 participate in a small faith-sharing group or as an intercessor, please call the Rectory Office at 589-2800. Join RENEW!



SUNDAY....Today , in parishes throughout the United States, Catholics are celebrating life...Life from the first moment of conception till the last breath is sighed. Human life deserves respect since it is God’s gift to us. Let us affirm the goodness of God’s creation by valuing the unborn, providing for the poor, rooting out causes of violence and war and protecting the elderly and infirm. The red rose imprinted upon our Pro-Life banner hanging in our church symbolizes life at all stages. May it help raise our consciousness about the wonder and awesomeness of all human life.


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We welcome into our Parish Family
the following people:

Thomas and Ivy Paakaula
Paul, Claudia, Veronica & Charles Granucci
Louis, Jennifer, Alex & Louie Vargas
Jorunico, Evangline & Evangline Blanco
Timothy, Lora, Stephanie & Michael Gwinn
Guillermo, Ivania & William Quant

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.



Final call for those of you wishing to make a donation to the sanctuary windows. The last day will be Oct. 16th. Thank you all for your great support.



If anyone has found a purse in Church in the past few months please call the Parish Office at 589-2800. Thank you.


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The Fil-Am Group cordially invites all parishioners to an early Christmas party on Nov. 21st at the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Burlingame. Dinner is Prime rib or Chicken Breast. Donation, $40 per person. Net proceeds of the affair will go to the Group’s projects for St. Robert’s church and School. For more information, please call Gabby Diaz or Manny Ortiz.



The Men’s Club will hold its first dinner meeting of the new school year on TOMORROW, 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.



Join us at NOON on Sat. Oct. 10th, at the Elephant Bar in Burlingame. Choice of Cajun Shrimp, $14.25, Chicken Tenders $13.00 or Baby Back ribs $13.00, beverage included. For reservations please call Bunny or Claire by Oct. 5th.




1ST PRIZE $2,000 Bert & Kathy, Louie & Vicky Leroux
2ND PRIZE $1,000 Jim and Marie Antonis
3RD PRIZE $ 500 Theresa McAlindon
4TH PRIZE $ 500 Dave Walker
5TH PRIZE $ 500 Barbara Olds


1ST PRIZE $2000 Mark & Charlene Gamble
2ND PRIZE $ 500 Hazel Walton
3RD PRIZE $ 250 Dawn Reidy
4TH PRIZE $ 200 Dawn Reidy

to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated in making this year’s raffle so successful!



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



has many recordings of his playing available, mostly CD’s and cassettes of theatre organ music, but there are some classical cassettes and LP albums also. Ask Don for a list if you are interested in purchasing any 50% of the profit will be donated to St. Robert’s.



CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES PHASE 2 -10th Graders, will be gathering for their first class on this Sunday, Oct. 4th at 3:45 p.m. in Hennessy Hall.

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Mens Club, 7-10P.M....Hall

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

Fil/Am, 7_9:30P.M......Hall

RCIA, 7-9P.M.....Chapel
Religious Ed., Jr. Hi. 6:45-8P.M.....Hall

Bobs Club, 7-10P.M.....Hall

Renew, 9-10:30 A.M....Chapel.

Fil/Am Choir, 10-11:30AM...Library

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