St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

OCTOBER 18, 1998
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

The reaction to the Sanctuary Windows has been over-whelming. It has been one positive comment after another. I truly believe that the windows will constantly remind us of God’s great love for all of us and that we are called to be a light to the world.

Special thanks go to many people for making the windows possible:

Sister Ita, for telling me of her dream

Brian Bucher, the architect

Bill Portman, the contractor

Bruce, John, Dan and other skilled craftsmen who made it possible

Nick Lucas, for the magnificent glass

All who contributed money to help beautify our Church

In the near future, an appropriate plaque will be put in place.

Father Ring



Memorial of St. Isaac Jogues and St. John de Brebeuf, priests, religious, missionaries, martyrs, and their companions, martyrs - Mon., 10/19

Optional memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, priest, religious founder of the Passionists - Tue., 10/20

Optional memorial of St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop, religious founder of the Claretians - Sat., 10/24

Readings for next
SUNDAY, 30TH OF THE YEAR and World Youth Day

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14



"The Sacredness of Gathering"

I know of a parish in which, when the entrance song is sung, I want to jump up on the pew and holler because I’m so excited to be part of the Church worshipping God today. I know of a parish in which, when the entrance song is sung, I begin to weep because the glorious sound of believers praising Jesus makes me believe all over again. I know of a parish in which, when the entrance song is sung, friends who have never before been to a Catholic Christian liturgy stand between amazement and joy because they’ve never before experienced a community so ALIVE! I know a parish when the entrance song is sung.


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Monday 6:30 Geraldine Perata †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Tuesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Sister Mary Adria Moynihan †
Wednesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Rose Parola †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Toyoko Oikawa †
Friday 6:30 Thelma Hentschell †
8:30 Kathleen Barker †
Saturday 8:30 George Hoska †
4:30 Richard Kollerer †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Marlene Mohare †
10:30 Celia Galluzzo †
12:00 Cesare Bernardo †
5:30 John Bates †


We welcome into the family of God: Kamaki Paakaula, Caitlin Shick, Nicholas Gomez, & Genevieve McVanner Rogers 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 soul of Ann Medina and John Revetria.

As a Parish Community,We Pray...

For those who receive the Sacrament of the Sick. Through Jesus, may they experience the gentleness of God’s unconditional love and mercy.

A note of thanks to all of you whose prayers and good wishes have been with me during my past 16 months of three spinal surgeries and a heart attack. My recovery will take a long time but your continued prayers will ease the way. Thank you, and God bless all of you. Tony Coogan



At noon today, all who are seriously or chronically ill and those who are experiencing the effects of aging will receive the Sacrament of the Sick. As they unite themselves to the passion of Jesus. He will restore them to good health or give them, strength, peace and courage to join their cross to Him.



St. Robert's Support and Care Group invites you to an Evening Prayer liturgy for our deceased family members and friends on Sunday, Nov. 1st at 4 p.m.

Prior to the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls a shrine will be erected for the deceased around the statue of Mary. It will remain there for the month of Nov. If you wish, you may place a photo, prayer card, or other remembrance at the shrine.



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.


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The Sisters will hold a boutique on Oct. 24th and 25th in aid of the Presentation Sisters’ Ministry to the Needy.

Sat. Oct. 25th, 4-6 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 26th, 8-2 p.m.
in Hennessy Hall.

Please come by. You may find just what you are looking for. We have lots of nice items.



Come meet old, new and "mysterious" friends on Oct. 19th Hennessy Hall. Meet our mystery guest and vote on the revised Women’s Guild by-laws. Not host cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $8.00 per person; complimentary dinner for new members. Call Michelle Compton for reservations.



Reserve a table now to sell your crafts at St. Robert’s Women’s Guild 5th Annual Craft Night on Nov. 9th in Hennessy Hall. Sign up early...tables go fast! Call Michelle Compton or Cyd Sinks for details.


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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.


October 31st

in Hennessy Hall, following the 4:30 p.m. Mass. Admission is a bag of candy. hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for a nominal fee. Come and play some games for prizes and have a safe and fun Halloween. Questions ... call Dave Harders.


Hosted by the In-Betweeners

On Friday, Oct. 30th, the In-Betweeners will host a Halloween dance from 8-midnight in Hennessy Hall for a haunting price of $15 per gouhl. Send your name, number of guests and phone no. with a check in an envelope through the Rectory or School with reference to Halloween dance. No tickets at the door. Come and enjoy the DJ, Games, open bar and snacks. Call Terry DeBono for further information.



CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES-Phase One-Ninth Graders will formally be accepted in Confirmation Program at 5:30 p.m. Liturgy this Sunday.


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Women's Guild, 6:30-9 PM...Hall

Legion of Mary, 6:30-8:00 PM.....Library
Religious Ed, Jr. Hi, 6:45-8PM...Hall

Teens, 7-9PM....Hall

RCIA, 7-9P.M.....Chapel
Fil/Am, 7-9:30 PM..... Hall
School Board, 7-9 PM.....Library

Sister Ita’s Boutique, 1:30-6PM.....Hall
Teens Bake Sale, 10AM...Hall

Fil/Am Choir, 10-11:30AM...Classroom
Sr. Ita’s Boutique, 8AM-1PM...Hall

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