St. Robert's Church Bulletin, July 4, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

JULY 4, 1999
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

I hope that you have time this summer to relax, have some fun and also give a little time to set your goals for the coming months. Try to give some thought to what you want out of life. Like most people, I bet you say — HAPPINESS. The question we all have to ask ourselves is how do we achieve it. Christ gave these six words in reply: "Love God and love your neighbor." One author expanded on those words and wrote that there were four ingredients to happiness:

1. Accept the fact that life is a mixed bag of joy and sadness, laughter and tears, pain and growth.

2. Find satisfaction in your work beyond merely making money.

3. Live for someone or something outside of yourself. Preoccupation with yourself is the single greatest cause of unhappiness.

4. Love others unconditionally. In other words, love others for their own good and not for your own. Many relationships are addictive relationships: "I will love you if you love me back. I need you to make me happy." Unconditional love expects nothing in return.

During the summer, give some thought to these four ingredients of HAPPINESS and put them into practice in your life.

A final note—in the small type some place in this bulletin, you will find that for the new fiscal year (July 1st June 30th) our collection goal each Sunday has gone up to $8,100. The increase is made necessary by the fact that we are fortunate to have an additional priest help us in Parish ministry (Yes, priests do get a salary, we even pay taxes!) and other expenses of the Parish have increased just like those in your home. I have tried to keep the increase to a minimum by having no major projects this summer and by using the interest income from our Parish endowment fund to pay ordinary expenses. We can take care of the needed increase by each adding a dollar or more to what we place in the collection on Sunday.

May God bless you.

Father Ring



Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23



What’s on the menu for the 4th of July BBQ or picnic? More importantly, who’s going to eat it? I hope you have or will have the chance to share a great meal with family and friends this weekend. Last week I noted that Jesus deliberately took time to be alone to pray and to sit down at table for meals with his friends. For us, his disciples, the same things should be important, and each of us needs to dedicate time for them. The time when we come together for Mass is more about getting together for a prayerful community meal than it is about having time for private prayer. That’s easier said than lived, I grant, in the "busy-ness" of life. Sometimes it seems like it is the only time we can set aside for prayer. But with that in mind, in the upcoming months you will hear me and hopefully others encouraging the community to worship communally, with a sense of shared lives, shared faith, and even shared pews! - Pat Kelly


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Monday 8:30 People of St. Robert's
Tuesday 6:30 Marie L. Samish †
8:30 James Bonnardel †
Wednesday 6:30 Marie Schussolin †
8:30 Veronica Alchera †
Thursday 6:30 Madeline Forcina †
8:30 Irene Efford †
Friday 6:30 James & Carmela Borg†
8:30 Enese Parenti †
Saturday 8:30 Giuseppe Pignati †
4:30 Albert Spadaro †
Sunday 7:30 Mayme Girolami †
9:00 Poople of St. Robert's
10:30 Ignacio Acenas †
12:00 Alfred Bordin †
5:30 Peter Rossi †

Due to the Holiday, there will be no 6:30 a.m. Mass on Monday, July 5th.

The Parish office will be closed on MondayJuly 5th


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**We welcome into the family of God: Adriana Ponce, Elijah Viray, & Kenneth Kitchens , 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 our country, may our heavenly Father, who reveals to His little ones the secrets of His kingdom, teach us to defend the weak and preserve the life of the unborn and the dying.

"At the center of the moral vision of (the American) founding documents is the recognition of the rights of the human person.. The greatness of the United States lies especially (in its) respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life in all conditions and at all stages of development." (National Council of Catholic Bishops, "Living the Gospel of Life", quoting Pope John Paul II)



Coming July 10th and 11th,The Little Sisters of the Poor will take up a collection at all the Masses. Your support will enable them to continue their work of caring for the elderly poor. Any assistance you are able to give will be deeply appreciated. Blessings!



Hi God, How is my grandpa doing in heaven? What is heaven like? How is Jesus doing?



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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We welcome into our Parish Family
the following people:

Julio & Linda Delucchi and family
Robert Von Dollen and Sylvia Doneza
Relfe and Ma Anne Tan and family
Andrew & Margo Meiman and family
Bill & Nina Delgado and family
Robert & Jacqui Quilici and family
Albert & Regina Puzon and family
Robert Galletta and Virginia Zelaya and family
Caroline and Emily Johnston
Gordon and Ana King
Patricia Forbush

We welcome you into St.Robert’s Family

and ask that you complete a registration form (found in the vestibule of the church). Drop it either in the collection basket, in the mail, or at the Parish office. We will mail a New Parishioner Packet with information about the Parish, its organizations and groups.


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.



Come join the Men’s club on July 12th for a barbecue. All men of the parish are invited. For reservations please call Al Ciraulo. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $5.00 per person. If you are still in town come on down!



It’s our pleasure to again assist the San Mateo County Aids Clinic with their lunch program. We are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you can prepare a favorite cookie, snack or lunch item for 10 to 12 people, please drop it off at the children’s chapel, in the back of the church by 9:15 AM on July 14th. Please pack the items in a non-returnable container. Frozen items can be donated; they will be saved for a day when no other food is provided.. Once again, thanks for all your help - it’s much appreciated.


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Parish Office Closed

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

7:30-9PM, fIL/aM.....Hall

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

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