St. Robert's Church Bulletin, September 5, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

The Parish picnic was a great success. For me, the most important aspect was that it brought together all segments of the Parish, and it provided an opportunity for us to come to know each other. Thank you to all who helped.

The Diocese of Santa Rosa will continue to be in the news because of the clergy scandals that have happened. I hope that all of us remember to pray for all - the victims as well as the perpetrators. I do hope, however, that we never allow our Faith in Christ and His Church to be disturbed by human failure and sin.

I want to welcome back to St. Robert’s School our returning teachers. We have a faithful faculty who are most talented and true people of Faith. Again, remember that "Faith is caught more than it is taught." So parents, grandparents, godparents and neighbors don’t forget to pass on your Faith by word and example.

Next Saturday night, September 11th, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of our school. As the "old timers" will remember it was originally St. Bruno’s School and only became St. Robert’s with the foundation of the Parish in 1958. In your prayers, remember the group of St. Bruno’s parishioners who helped Father Doyle in raising the money to build our wonderful school.

Father Ring


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Sirach 27:33-28:9; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35



This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.

1 John 4:10

Sometimes when you come to Mass, you have a real strong desire to pray, to worship, and to say thanks to God, and sometimes you don’t. In either case, remember that God loves you first. And if that rings hollow, think of some other person who loves you or who has shown love for you in the past. God’s love and the love we have for one another need to be at the heart of our worship. It’s at the heart of our gathering as a family/community. For children and adults, knowing that you are loved makes all other things possible, including your own ability to love or be thankful. - Pat Kelly


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Monday 8:30 Belinda Sun†
Tuesday 6:30 James Bonnardel †
8:30 Ana Kovacevic †
Wednesday 6:30 Hortense Newman †
8:30 Ken Rodenberger †
Thursday 6:30 Special Intention
8:30 John Vaccarezza †
Friday 6:30 Marie L. Samish †
8:30 Robert Silva †
Saturday 8:30 Deacon Jack Bourne†
4:30 50th Anniversary of School
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's
9:00 Peter Michael Scanlon †
10:30 Phyllis Fiorucci †
12:00 Fe M. Tan & Rosalina N. Adonis †
5:30 Albert Spadero †

The office will be closed Monday, September 6th, in observance of Labor Day.


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**We are pleased to have married: Jason Parrish and Christina Fassler. Congratulations!

*We pray for the ill: 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, Marcia Bourne, Sandra Dill .

**We pray for the repose of the soul of: Josephine Freidt and Jerrold Smith.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For those whose hearts are hardened. May they come to know forgiveness and freedom from anger. May they live in peace as a people of mercy.



Registration for all grades K thru 5, Junior High and Confirmation have been mailed out to all families. We would appreciate receiving the completed forms at our office as soon as possible. Classes for students in K thru 5 will start Tuesday, Sept. 21st, and Thursday, Sept. 23rd. Students in Junior High and Confirmation Program will receive information in the mail regarding starting dates. For further information call the Religious Education office at 588-0477.


7:00 - 9:00 PM - CONVENT CHAPEL

For past RCIA members and those interested in learning more about the RCIA, please come to our Open House. You can stop in for five minutes or stay for two hours. The RCIA team welcomes you and will be available to answer any questions. Refreshments will be served.


Weekend of Sept. 12th

after all the Masses. Sign up for Renew 2000 next weekend. Renew representatives from our parish will be in front of church to assist with sign up and to answer any questions. Small faith-sharing groups will begin in local homes in Oct. Renew can offer support and encouragement to get to know Jesus better and to live the gospel messages. Join now.


Wednesday, September 8th

It is our pleasure again to 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 September 8th. 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.



Beginning Wed., September 8th, the 10:30am Mass Choir will begin regular Wednesday rehearsals at 7:15pm in the church.



.....RAFFLE NEWS!!! The raffle is coming to town! The Grand Prize is $2,000 cash! A total of $5,000 will be awarded! That’s not peanuts! So buy your tickets right away and get in the running for next Sunday’s "Early Bird" drawing. Call Bob Baker today for your tickets.

......CAKE BOOTH! No pies in the face....we need cakes in the Booth!!!
The ever popular cake booth needs your help once again. In our efforts to raise funds for our Church and school, we are graciously requesting baked good contributions. Donations can include a variety of items such as cakes, cookies, brownies, or muffins. Use your imagination. Any contributions you can make will be greatly appreciated. For more information please call Sue Belluomini or Clare Bouey-Suen.

.....CRAFT BOOTH NEEDS HELP! We need craft items to fill our booth. All kinds of craft items are welcome. We also need workers to help with the shifts. If you need hours please call Sandi Murtagh or Carmen Pisani


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A big thank you goes out to the following Teens who helped out with the kid’s shopping spree: Nina Baldonado, Ramon Baldonado, Leigh Burns, Josie Heckenberg, Sean Murtagh, Angelina Tufo, Raquel Rodriguez and Michael Whooley.


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The Grown-Up’s first General Meeting will be held on September 8th at 7:30PM in Hennessy Hall. Our guest speaker will be Father Mark Taheny. We welcome new members.


Alumni, Family and Friends of St. Robert School

The 50th Anniversary of St. Robert’s School will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 11th. The festivities will begin with 4:30 p.m. Mass & a buffet dinner and open house will follow in Hennessy Hall. Alumni, School families and parish friends are all invited. Please RSVP to the school or to the rectory. Reservations are much appreciated. Please plan to join us. Meet old friends, make new ones and show off our school’s achievements. Cost for dinner is $15 per person and $25 a couple.



Please join us at the first meeting of the Men’s Club on Sept. 13th. This is a good opportunity to meet the men of the parish and get a calendar of the up coming events. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call Danny Uroz. Price is $10.00 per person till the 9th of Sept. and $13.00 after the 9th.


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6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
7:00PM, Back to School Night.....Hall

9-9:30AM, Grief Group.....Chapel
3-10PM, Grown-Ups.....Hall
7-9PM, Rel. Ed Faculty Mtg.....Convent Chapel

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


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