St. Robert's Church Bulletin, June 27, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

JUNE 27, 1999
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Last Tuesday, my great uncle Frank Costello died. He was 95 years young. He was the last of his generation of Costello’s who came to San Francisco from Galway, Ireland. His death is the passing of an era for my family. But I also remember Frank for all the work he did at St. James Church in San Francisco. He was a parishioner there for over 70 years. He was very involved in St. James. Most notably by being head usher and bingo coordinator. Frank loved St. James and contributed both his time and talents to the building up of that community.

I see the same thing here at St. Robert’s; unsung heroes who work behind the scenes, who rarely if ever get any credit or recognition, but without them this parish, or any parish for that matter, would not and could not exist. From the altar society to the parish secretaries, from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, to the Renew coordinators, these people, each in their own way, go about building up the Body of Christ. Like Frank Costello, they will have no buildings named after them or books written about them, but they are just as much Church as the priests and deacons are. We all owe a tremendous debt to all those fine people Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all of you for all your hard work in making St. Robert’s what it is today.

I also want to single out Fathers Ring, Morris, Marini, John and Deacon Rusty. Your example of unselfish work and dedication have been a great inspiration to me and I can’t help but be a better minister because of your example.

This will be my last letter to the good people here at St. Robert’s. I will be leaving the parish in mid July to go to work at All Souls Church in South San Francisco. Thank you, each and every one of you, for a great 1 1/2 years. God willing, I will be ordained a priest for the Archdiocese next June and you’re all invited to that celebration at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Until our paths cross again, I hope and pray that our good and loving Lord will hold you in the palm of his hand.

Happy Sunday! Happy Summer!

Deacon Brian Costello



2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42



When Jesus walked the earth, he did two things, among others, very deliberately. He took time to be alone to pray, and he sat down at table for meals with his friends. Next Saturday morning is an excellent opportunity for us to take time out for private prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. See the "Eucharistic Adoration" notice on the next page for details. There’s no substitute for and much to be gained from this kind of quiet time spent with God. Ironically, our gathering for Mass, even as it also centers around the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, calls for a much different posture and participation in prayer. It’s as different as being alone is different from being at a meal with friends. More next week. . . - Pat Kelly


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Monday 6:30 All Fathers
8:30 Charles Agius †
Tuesday 6:30 All Fathers
8:30 Marion Rodriguez †
Wednesday 6:30 Robert Creely †
8:30 Enese Parenti †
Thursday 6:30 Vincent, Richard & Marianne Slragen †
8:30 Dorothy Turner †
Friday 6:30 Margaret Marucco †
8:30 Veronica Erasmy †
Saturday 8:30 Margaret Creedon †
4:30 Tom Clark †
Sunday 7:30 Mocelin & Emilio Families †
9:00 John G. Keck IV †
10:30 People of St. Robert's
12:00 Martin Martinez †
5:30 No Intention

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**We welcome into the family of God: Haley Bugler , Jordan Bugler & Tyler Fry,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, Bastiaan Blumenthal, Muriel Krause, Sister Cabrini, Don Vickery, Jeanne McHugh, Catherine Cook, Ann Burns, Imelda Daly, Gene Martin, Margarita Velez , Marky, Marlyn Arancibia, Dorothy Hasselback & Marcia Bourne.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For all who are broken by illness, pain or disability. May they trust in the mercy of God, who heals every human heart.



We encourage all citizens, particularly Catholics, to embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty or privilege, but as an opportunity meaningfully to participate in building a culture of life. Every voice matters in the public forum. Every vote counts...NCCB. "Living the Gospel of Life".



In this hectic, noisy world in which we find ourselves, how often do we schedule into our live a time of silence - a time of being alone with Jesus, who calls us to Himself? All He asks of us is that we truly love Him and come to have an intimate, loving relationship with Him. Think about spending one hour with Jesus. He is present to us in His Blessed Sacrament every day, but in a special way on the First Saturday of each month SATURDAY, JULY 3RD, following the 8:30 AM Mass and continuing till 10:00 AM. "COME TO ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST!"



Hi God, My grandma just went to heaven a couple of days ago. Please take care of her.



Mary Most Holy, Mother of all Nations
A prayer for the world, held by the Mother of God, in the aura of flame of the Holy Spirit

Hail! Mary Most Holy, Mother of all Nations.
You are wisdom wrapped in silence and saffron,
standing barefoot on earth’s molten core.
You cradle the world haloed in the
Spirit’s fiery tongues.
You are Trinity-marked on
forehead and shoulders
and your eyes summon us
to reflect and repent
on the fate of all your children.

You are standing at the foot of the cross still.
And yet God has clothed you
in the soft, fiery glory
spun of obedience that was your
first garment of grace.
You bear us all with the same love you
gave your first born child.
Mother, you still hold the deepest
hopes of God for us:
"Peace on earth for all upon whom
God’s favor rests." (Luke 2)

Mary Most Holy, Mother of All Nations
help us remember
that the universe is all one song of praise
and we are all created to be the beloved of God.
Make us all one in the Trinity.
All nations. No nations. No boundaries, only expanses.
No borders, only homelands.
No separations, only communion. As it was in the beginning.


by Megan A McKenna



One of the teachings of the Church is that after death, all who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still inperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. It is based on this tradition that Masses are celebrated in memory of those who have died. From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God. If you wish a Mass celebrated in memory of a loved one, please phone the Parish secretary at 589-2800. Masses are also offered for the intentions of the living. It is a beautiful present to a loved one.


The Greatest Show on Earth

This year’s annual parish festival will be on September 24, 25 & 26th. The Barbecue and Food booths are in need of your help. Several people are needed to work in these two very popular booths and everyone from the parish is welcome to help. Most shifts are for two hours, but you can work for as many hours as you would like and on all three days if you wish.

This year’s menu will include those all time favorites - delicious barbecued tri tip steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, polish sausages, Domino’s Pizza, nachos, soft drinks, candy and much more.

If you can help in any way, please contact Louise and Ray Downs.
Thank you.



Thank you for your continued support of St. Vincent de Paul. Our Lenten Soup suppers raised $682.78 to support our St. Vincent de Paul chapter.



To develop music for our children, teens, and young adults, we are looking for the following:

Small percussion instruments - shakers, tamborines, maracas, bongos, chimes, claves, cowbells, etc.

Electronic DJ & PA equipment Turntable, mixer, amplifier, PA speakers

Please, we need only items in usable or working condition. Donations of these items or cash donations for their purchase are tax-deductible. Please call Pat Kelly at 589-2800 to make arrangements for all donations. Thank you!


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6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary....Library

7-9PM, Bob’s Club.....Hall
7-9PM, Parish Planning Committee...Library

9-10AM, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church


10-11:30 Fil/Am Choir...Hall

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