St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

MARCH 21, 1999
Fifth Sunday of Lent


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Good Morning!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of the parish who make youth ministry happen and up date you on the activities of the teens. Looking back over the last several months, it amazes me what we have accomplished. The Teen Club has made lunches for the county AIDS clinic, provided toiletry bags and dinners for the Catholic worker of San Bruno for their shelter at St. Bruno’s. These are on going projects. We have worked at local soup kitchens and assisted Peninsula Habitat for Humanity. This past summer we went to Disneyland and at the end of the month are going on our annual snow trip. Bob’s Club has adopted the children of the Catholic Charities Food Service Program, who are infected or effected by AIDS. We have collected food and toiletry items and have made holiday greeting cards for our adopted children. Bob’s Club and Teen Club jointly delivered groceries to shut-ins for the Samaritan House. Bob’s Club has been very social, going to dances and will hold their annual Great America Day in June. In working with the youth of the parish, many joys are experienced. The highlight of my involvement is our Passion Play. It is pure joy to see the teens give something back. I cordially invite you to come and celebrate with the youth at their presentation of our annual Passion Play on Good Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the church. You will be moved by the spirit of the teens.

I wish to thank those who help with our youth ministry. First, my wife Lisa, who is always giving. To Sandy Murtagh, our Teen Club director and to those who help: Diana Landin, Lorraine Ballas, Kevin Carey and Tami Tomasello, who has been involved with Bob’s Club for the last four years. Thanks to Fr. Ring for his support, budget and the latitudes to the program; Pat Bordin with her support to Bob’s Club; to the parents of the youth and the congregation for driving, supplying, chaperoning and caring about the teens. And last but not least, to the youth, who chose to get involved and are an important part of St. Robert’s parish. Thank you all.

Ben Baldonado




Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66



"The Prayers of the Faithful"

After we profess our faith during Mass, we offer prayers for the Church and the world. We are standing before God the Father "through [Christ], with Him, and in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit." This is Jesus Christ praying for the life of the world. (We’re talkin’ some mighty powerful prayer!) We must not forget what Jesus says in the Gospel today just before he raises Lazarus from the dead: "Father, I thank you for having heard me. I know that you always hear me." Our prayers are always heard. Let us always pray them with great faith and confidence. >- Pat Kelly


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Monday 6:30 Mary Cussen †
8:30 Angelo Mezzetta †
Tuesday 6:30 Grace Reilly †
8:30 Loretta Stanker †
Wednesday 6:30 Olga Bowerman †
8:30 Veronica Schaukowitch †
Thursday 6:30 Joan Hastings †
8:30 Ivka Skropanic †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Brian McMahon †
Saturday 8:30 Vernon Naber, Sr. †
4:30 Matija Mosunie †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Cecilia "Ceci" Grech †
10:30 Dora Morris †
12:00 Sean Igoe †
5:30 Bridget McMorrow †

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  • We welcome into the family of God: Christian Shelley, Lindsey Fontenot and Ryan Phillips who were baptized in Christ.

  • We pray for the ill Blake Interdonato, Tony Coogan, Koret Koelman, Terry McLeod, Adela Florez, Ana Cosgaya, Peter Capodonicco, Rosemary McHale, Arthur Candia, Sandra Dill, Jane Lambert, Enese Parenti, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Muriel Krause, Sister Cabrini, Brittany Boisson, Colleen Bendick Daniel, Vince Valdes, Robert Creely, Don Vickery, Jeanne McHugh, Catherine Cook and Father Ring.

  • We pray for the repose of the souls of: Gabriel Hong, Patrick Cook and Brian McMahon

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For all of us and for all those preparing for the Easter Sacraments, that we may renew and profess our Baptismal vows with conviction and renewed zeal.



Our failings and sinfulness keep us from knowing and loving God, our Father, and affect our relationship with family, neighbor and co-worker. As Catholics, we find forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). We need only to be sorry for our sins and openly admit our failings to the priest. Through him, we receive the Father’s pardon and peace. We are once again united to our God and to one another. Please plan to attend one of our Lenten Reconciliation Services, either on Saturday, March 27th, at 3:00 P.M. or Monday, March 29th, at 7:30 p.m. All you need do is come... God will do the rest!



Our final Stations and Soup Supper will take place this Friday, March 26th, at 6:00 p.m. A priest will be available for confession. This week’s soup supper, following Stations, will be hosted in Hennessy Hall by the Men’s Club, InBetweeners and RENEW. Please put what you would have spent on your Friday dinner in the donation baskets. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society will use your gift to help members of our Parish family who are in need.

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Please take a look at the flyer in this week's Bulletin



Good Friday Walk, April 2nd

Join the members of 6:30 a.m. Daily Mass on their 6th annual silent walk up to the top of Junipero Serra Park in San Bruno. Meet at 6:30 a.m. sharp in the St. Robert’s church parking lot near Crystal Springs Road. All ages are welcome. Last year our youngest walker was 12 and the oldest 80. We will return back to the parking lot around 8:15 a.m. Hope you can join us for this beautiful walk.

The Childrens’ Liturgy team

will again be having Good Friday Services in the parish hall for ages 4 and up from 1:15-3:00 p.m. Kindly preregister your child by calling the rectory at 589-2800 and leave your name, your child’s name and age, and your home phone number.



We welcome you to the annual presentation of the Passion Play performed by members of Bob’s Club and Teen Club. The first performance will be on Thursday, April 1st, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church. The main performance will be on Good Friday, April 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. Come join the celebration with the youth.



Easter Lillies will decorate the church during the Easter Season. If you would care to make a donation of $10 (please make check out to St. Roberts, Lillie Fund) towards their purchase in memory of a loved one, please fill out the form below and return it to the Parish Office by March 29th. A memorial list will be published in the bulletin.



The Sociables Dinner for the month of April will be held at Arriverderci Restaurant in Redwood City on April 18th at 5 p.m. More information to follow.


Attention Ladies of the Parish
Fashion Show and Luncheon tickets are still available

St. Robert Women’s Guild still has tickets available for its fashion show and luncheon "SIGNS OF THE TIMES". This year’s gala event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City on April 17th with a no host bar at 11:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $37 for adults and $32 for seniors and children under 12. Reserve your tickets now! This is the last fashion show of the 1900’s, so come take a stroll with us down memory lane and see fashions from the 20th century, as well as the hottest fashions of today! Call the rectory at 589-2800 for reservations and information.


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

RCIA, 7-9PM.....Chapel
Fil/Am, 7-9:30PM.....Hall

Stations of the Cross & Confessions, 6PM.....Church
Soup Supper, 6:30PM.....Hall

3 p.m. -on Communal Penance Service...... Church

Fil/Am, 10-11:30AM.....Hall

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