St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

JANUARY 3, 1999
The Epiphany of the Lord


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Dear Parishioners,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the presence of Christ will continue to be in your hearts and in your homes in the New Year. During the past year, God has blessed our Parish in many ways. I pray that we will continue to grow in our love of God and of neighbor in 1999.

Thank you to all who helped make our Advent and Christmas Season so special. In a special way, I want to thank all those who helped with the Liturgy, from the altar servers to the ushers. I also want to thank those who worked behind the scenes from those who worked so hard with all the lighting to those who worked on the mailings. The number who helped is truly "legion" - thank you.

On January 6th, I am scheduled for surgery on one of the discs in my back - the procedure is called laminectomy. Although the time in the hospital is relatively short - three to five days - the period of recuperation is long. As a result, I will have to be away from the Parish (at least from active work) for three to four months. No, it is not a long golfing vacation - in fact, it looks like no golf at all! After eight years of being your Pastor, I will miss seeing you and your constant support. I ask that you keep me in your prayers during this period (especially to keep me from being bored to death). I know that you will continue to help and cooperate with the priests, the sisters and the Parish staff in continuing the wonderful work of the Parish. I will make sure that you will be informed as to how things are working out. God bless.

Father Ring



Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, married woman, religious foundress, educator - Mon., 1/4
Memorial of St. John Neumann, bishop, religious, missionary, educator - Tue., 1/5

Readings for next
Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17



It’s quite a story, really. Astrologers in the East see a bright, new star and, believing in its significance, follow it to the faraway land of Israel to pay homage and give gifts to the newborn King of the Jews—now the King of their hearts. The gifts are rich, to be given to a poor, simple boy and his family.

The gifts of our family are bread and wine, poor and simple, which we bring before God, Who Is rich beyond compare. I wonder, what’s our story? From where have we journeyed to come to the Lord’s Table? With whom have we traveled? What sacrifices have we made? What stars have we followed? What Word have we believed?


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Monday 6:30 All Souls
8:30 Michael David Yanke †
Tuesday 6:30 Margaret Creely †
8:30 James Bonnardel †
Wednesday 6:30 Communion Service
8:30 Ongfre Manigiban †
Thursday 6:30 Communion Service
8:30 James Bonnardel †
Friday 6:30 Domenico Cotroneo †
8:30 Rodrick Meade †
Saturday 8:30 Milan Kovacevic †
4:30 Patrikcia Clark †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Domenico Cotroneo †
10:30 Albert Spadaro †
12:00 Kathleen Barker †
5:30 Linda Warnke †

Please Note: There will be Communion Services ONLY at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday mornings through the month of January.


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, , Sandra Dill, Jane Lambert, Enese Parenti, and Muriel Krause.

We pray for the repose of the soul of: Florence Malatesta, Thomas Clark, Angelo Mezzetta, Frank Sanchez and Patrick Cahill.

As a Parish Community,We Pray... That our church will be a beacon of hope, generously sharing our light with all men and women, leading them to Jesus.



Couples civilly married who are interested in having their marriage blessed, please plan to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, January 12th, in the Convent Chapel at 7:30 PM. If you can attend or have any questions, please contact Deacon Duffey at 588-6577.

The poinsettias decorating the church during Christmas were donated by:

Eleanor Ross in memory of Louis Ross & Lena Lippi
Mary Dowd in memory of Edward Rioux, in honor of John Dowd
John Wargo in memory of Shirley Wargo
The Kitchen Family in memory of Isabelle Cardinale
Will Maher in memory of Florence M. Maher & Henry F. Maher
Alice V. Foster in memory of her parents
Betty Leahy in memory of Timothy P. Leahy
Robert Waldvogel Family in memory of Adolph Fambrini
Mary Helen Monroe in memory of Anna & Walter Monroe
Rose M. Jardin in memory of Jardin-Marasigan-Velina Family
Walter T. Moniz in memory of John, Mary, Dorothe Moniz
Mary Giuliani in memory of Ben Giuliani
Pat & Bill Bordin in memory of Alfred Bordin
Bunny Moniz in memory of Alexander Moniz
Harry & Claire Barsanti in memory of Anthony & Bice Mizzaro
Marie Yoest in honor of Henry Yoest
Mr. & Mrs. Stanford Kroner in memory of Mary, Frank & Kathryn Petkovich
The Thomsen Family in memory of Albert Mailhiot
Mr. & Mrs. Derald Norton & Family in memory of Edith Norton
Cyndie Norton & Family in memory of Hugh Bowen
Sandra Mangold in memory of Bruno Piva
Mrs. Marion Dombrowiak in memory of Marion & James Dombrowiak
Frances Friedman in memory of Stanley Friedman and Mario & Theresa Spinetti
The Scarpino Family in memory of Briana Marie Pechous
Amanda Filios in memory of Peter Filios
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Fizio in memory of Larry Restivo
The Lindemann Chapman Family in memory of Celestina Regalia
Anne Abela in memory of Joseph Abela & John B. & Mary Camilleri
Rose Deferville in memory of Roy John Deferville
May Begley in memory of Thomas Begley
Jack & Karen Boland in memory of Vic Schaukowitch
Josephine Stokes in memory of Fortino & Beatriz Carrasco & Mark & Norma Stokes & in honor of Ron & Kathy Haren
Pat Schaukowitch in memory of Vic Schaukowitch
Nicholas & Angela Travins in memory of Dennis Travins
Ron & Vivian Fragiacomo in memory of Zia Evelina DiPietro & in honor of Niccolo Michele Tocchini
Gene & Kathie Semenza in memory of Eugene R. Semenza
Gabriel Diaz in memory of Antonio Diaz
Ed & Lil Bizal in memory of Charles, Mary & Marie Pelletier
Rose Pirotta in memory of Joe Azzopardi & in honor of John Van Zant
Mr. & Mrs. Emmanuel Bord in memory of Joseph, Angela & Joseph, Jr. Azzopardi & in honor of Joseph Felomena & Frank Borg
Evelyn Hart in memory of Edward Hart
The Gilfillan Family in memory of Barbara Jean Molinelli
Maryanne & Dave Dornlas in memory of Dora G. Morris
Karen Mayers in memory of George Mayers
The Vargas Family in memory of Catherine "Kay" Wise
and a gift from Larry & Laverne Buller
Ray & Rosalie Capello in memory of Ralph Capella
Diane Murphy & family in memory of Phil Murphy
Laurel & Nicolas Morales & Family in memory of Bill Wilson
Robert Tuhacek Family in memory of George & Alice Tuhacek
Margaret Pruckner in memory of Ernest & James Pruckner
Carey, Stephanie & Daniel McElroy in memory of Carmel McElroy
Rita Bocci in memory of Edward Bocci
Christine Fenili and Marylou Freeman in memory of Raymond Freeman.


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Open House...St. Robert School will hold its annual Open House on Mon. Jan 25th. The evening will begin at 7p.m. in the Church followed by classroom visitations. All are welcome.

Kindergarten Applications for St. Robert School for the 1999/2000 school year will be accepted in the School Office Mon.-Fri., Jan. 11th through the 15th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screening fee for each applicant is $25. Please bring copies of your child's birth and baptismal records, a recent family photograph and your child's social security number. Screening dates will be assigned on completion of the application.

Requirements for School Registration: Family must be registered and participating members of St. Robert’s Parish. This means that the family is involved in Parish life and the financial support of the Parish. Applications will be accepted for children who are 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 1999. All acceptances will be based on student screenings and parent interviews.

Non-Discrimination Policy: St. Robert School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. St. Robert School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.



We receive so many beautiful cards and don’t want to throw them away. St. Jude’s Ranch for children, 100 St. Jude St., Boulder City, NV 89005, can give your old cards new life. They need "All Occasion" cards, too. The money they earn by selling these cards goes toward field trips and other events they could not otherwise afford. Cut off the fronts of your cards and mail them to St. Jude’s Ranch.



Notre Dame High School Open House Tuesday Jan. 12th at 7 p.m.

Junipero Serra High School Open House Thursday, Jan. 7th, 1999, at 7 PM.

A reminder! Registration for "Rain Down Your Love on Your People", this year's Religious Education Institute, to be held on Jan. 29-30th, need to be turned in to the Religious Education Office as soon as possible. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear a concert by David Haas, experience a wide variety of speakers, attend liturgy, and visit over thirty exhibits.


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TUESDAY, January 5th
Legion of Mary, 6:30-8 PM.....Library
Religious Ed, 6:45-8PM.....Hall

THURSDAY, January 7th
RCIA, 7-9PM.....Chapel
Life & Growth, 7-9PM.....Library
Bob’s Club, 7-9PM.....Hall

SATURDAY, January 9th
Lector’s Mtg., 10-12 Noon.....Chapel
Spaghetti Feed, 12-10 PM.....Hall

SUNDAY, January 10th
Fil/Am Choir, 10-11:30 AM.....Hall
Confirmation, 3-6 PM.....Hall

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