St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

JANUARY 31, 1999
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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(During Fr. Ring’s recovery, the members of the parish staff will be writing the pastoral letter. Today’s letter is from Patricia Bordin, St. Robert's School Principal.)

Dear Parishioners:

This week, January 31-February 5, 1999, St. Robert School joins in the nation-wide celebration of Catholic Schools Week. It is that one week in the year wherein we pay special tribute and honor to the tireless dedication, love and mission of Catholic schools in our country.

St. Robert School has been part of the apostolic mission of the church in San Bruno for almost 50 years. As we celebrate, we congratulate Sr. Mary Waskowiak, RSM our 1999 Distinguished Graduate, and we thank her for putting into practice the values and ideals of Catholic schools. We also say thank you to the administrators, pastors and clergy, faculties and staffs, parents and students, and parishioners - past and present - for your commitment to Catholic education.

As we pursue academic excellence within a Community of Faith, we ask you to join us in praying for our school and our students, and for the dedicated women and men committed to Catholic education. For it is through this commitment that we are able to do the work of God’s hands and truly instill faith for a brighter future.


Mrs Patricia Bordin
St. Robert’s School Principal



Optional memorial of St. Blase, bishop, martyr - Wed. 2/3
Memorial of St. Agatha, virgin, martyr - Fri., 2/5
Memorial of St. Paul Miki, religious, missionary, martyr and his companions, martyrs - Sat., 2/6

Readings for next
Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16



"Full, Conscious, and Active Participation"

Please read today’s bulletin insert, the Catholic Update flyer entitled, "Participating Fully at Sunday Mass". I think it is an excellent presentation on the fundamentals of "full, conscious, and active participation" in liturgy. It makes radical demands of us: fast before Mass; be "fully present" for all of Mass; read the readings before Mass so you may listen attentively when they are proclaimed during Mass; pray every day; "be the Church" before, during, and after the liturgy. These remind me in a small way of the radical teachings of Jesus which we will hear in the Gospel for the next three Sundays. They all boil down to the law of love: love God with your whole heart, soul, mind, and body, and love your neighbor as yourself.


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Monday 6:30 Clarence Larson †
8:30 Pat Dowlingne †
Tuesday 6:30 Marie Emilio †
8:30 Louis Ross †
Wednesday 6:30 James Bonnardel †
8:30 Irene Gualeo †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Mary Malesky Gaigon †
Friday 6:30 Veronica Schaukowitch †
8:30 Pete Goodwin †
Saturday 8:30 Louis Patrizi †
4:30 Lucrecia Jimenez †
Sunday 7:30 Tony Mallamo †
9:00 Peter Boncich †
10:30 Margaret Creely †
12:00 William Feeney †
5:30 People of St. Robert's


We welcome into the family of God: Martin Harrington, Chloe Burns, Katie Toman, Matthew Toman, John Pegueros, Thomas Waddell, Ashley Waddell, Alicia Rauser, Stephen Reigies, Synne Bradshaw, Christopher Bradshaw, Brittany Bradshaw, & Rayna Marino who were baptized in Christ.

We are pleased to have married: Teresa Solorzano and Marcos Serpa, Congratulations!

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, Bill Curtis, Bastiaan Blumenthal and Muriel Krause.

As a Parish Community,We Pray For those who mourn the loss of a loved one; for widows and orphans. May we open our hearts to them and help to ease their sorrow.



Wednesday, February 3rd
6:30AM & 8:30AM Masses



Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place following the 8:30 am. Mass on Sat. Feb. 6th, until 10:00 a.m. Jesus has told us that he is with us till the end of time. He has given us the Sacrament of the Eucharist. We have this opportunity to praise and thank Him for his mercy, compassion and love.


Learning to live with the loss of a loved one

Seton Medical Center is offering bereavement sessions for individuals who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The eight sessions include time for group discussion, personal sharing and support. Sessions are beginning Feb. 2nd. For information and registration call (650) 991-6828.



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Sign up today after Mass for Renew 2000. Renew’s six-week season will begin the week of Feb. 14th. Renew is a great way to bring us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Body, the Church through faith sharing by focusing on the Liturgy of the Word in preparation for Easter. Through Renew 2000, we also called to conversion, to change whatever blocks our relationship with God and with one another.



Due to the number of errors and omissions in our new Parish Directory, the publishing company has agreed to issue an entirely new book. We now have another chance to make our own changes and corrections. If your telephone number or address is incorrect (and you have not already contacted us with the correct information), now is the time to do so.

Please contact us by Feb. 8th with any details you require corrected. Please call the Parish Office at 589-2800. Thank you.


Coming Soon

All registered parishioners will begin receiving Catholic San Francisco, the new weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese, in mid-February. You will not be billed. The newspaper is funded through the Archdiocese and by advertising income. The first issue of Catholic San Francisco will include local news, articles on parish life, essays on Scripture and Liturgy, national and international news, book and movie reviews and stories of Catholics ministering to those in need.



Please plan to attend an informational meeting on Wed., Feb. 10th at 7:30 PM (please note the change in the date) in the Library. All are invited to help us plan this exciting activity.

Save the date - September 4, 1999



The Men’s Club will hold its dinner meeting on Mon, Feb. 1st. 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 p.m. and dinner will be served at approximately 7:30 p.m. We really need to know if you are coming to the dinner. Please make your reservations by Jan. 27th. This will allow enough time for John to shop for the dinner. Prices will be $10 for reservations made by Jan. 27th. If made after the amount will be $13. Please call John Franzealla for your early reservation.


Desktop Publishers/Graphic Artists/Designers/Cut & Paste Layout Specialists

Help wanted for the production of our Easter Triduum worship aids. If you have skills with Publisher, Page Maker, or another desktop publishing software and could help with this project, please call Pat Kelly at 589-2800.



The St. Robert’s Fashion Show Committee is looking for your vintage ensembles from all decades of this century. Find that 40’s prom dress or that 70’s disco dream dress and call Leslie before Feb. 28th.


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The St. Elizabeth-Maltese Society will hold the annual St. Paul of the Shipwreck Feast on Feb. 13th at St. Elizabeth Church in SF. Mass will be at 5:00 p.m. A sit down dinner will be held at Cantwell hall at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the Maltese tradition and celebrate with friends. Prices are $15 adults, $5 for 12 years and under. For tickets contact: Mary Sammutt (415) 467-1686.


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Men’s Club, 7-10PM.....Halll

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

Kinderarten Pot-Luck Dinner, 6-9PM.....Hall

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

Euch. Adoration, 9-10AM.....Church
Men’s Club Crab Dinner, 6-11PM.....Hall

Fil/Am, 10-11:30AM.....Library
Confirmation, 3-6PM.....Hall

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