St. Robert's Church Bulletin, September 19, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

SEPTEMBER 19, 1999
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

A million thanks to all who gave of their hearts and time to make the 50th anniversary celebration of St. Robert’s School such a great success. From the first notes of the choir at the 4:30 Eucharist to the last light being turned off Saturday night, the celebration was an affirmation of the love felt by so many pople for our very special school and parish. We are truly blesssed with a caring group of alumni, school and parish families.

The Campaign for Catholic Education will begin next month. As you know, our parish will be seeking $207,000 of the thirty million dollars needed for financial help. When Catholic parish schools began in the 1850’s, it was as a response to the Protestant domination of the public school system. Many bishops felt that the Protestant hymns, prayers and bible interpretation used in public schools made it necessary for each parish to establish a school. As the bishops wrote in 1852, each parish should have a Catholic school in that they were "indispensable for the security of faith and morals among Catholic children." The bishops felt so strongly that some of them even recommended that parents who did not send their children to Catholic Schools be "denied the sacraments." Thank God that those days are now gone. However, we still face the reality that our children need an education in Catholic teachings either in our own schools or in Religious Education classes.

I ask you to begin to pray over what financial commitment you will make to the Campaign.

Father Ring


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This Sunday all parishes throughout the United States are celebrating Catechetical Sunday. On this occasion, the Church recognizes in a special way all those involved in parish catechetical ministry. At 9 AM Mass and at the 5:30 PM Mass, we will have a special blessing for all Catechists involved in our Religious Education program. As we begin another year in Religious Education, I ask you to pray God’s blessing on our ministry. All of us - priests, parents, teachers, youth ministers share the mission of Jesus. We are called to show our young people who God is and how much He loves them. We do this by example, by being with them, by listening, praying, laughing, forgiving and by being patient. Jesus is our model. His was a challenging ministry. At times He had to be exasperated with the Apostles, with their many questions, their doubts, and their apparent lack of faith. But Jesus never gave up. Let us too be steadfast and persevering in providing a climate of hope and trust that will help nurture and strengthen the faith of our young people.

Sister Mary


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Monday 6:30 Ivanica Orovic †
8:30 Patrick Dowd †
Tuesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Alan McAlpine †
Wednesday 6:30 Benny Cebula †
8:30 Lawrence Newman †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Lucille Hunter †
Friday 6:30 Marie L. Samish †
8:30 Margaret Creedon †
Saturday 8:30 Aldo P. Lera †
4:30 Monsignor Phillip Ryan †
Sunday 7:30 John A. Mocelin †
9:00 Alvin Lovett †
10:30 Kristen Smith †
12:00 People of St. Robert's
5:30 Regina Aiello †

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Ezekiel 18:25-28; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 21:28-32

**We welcome into the family of God: Witley Mitchell, Casey Pino, Kyle Brown, Aubrie Businger, Gianna Galletta & Francesca Quilici, who were baptized in Christ.

*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, & Randall Guerro.

*For the repose of the souls of Christyl Anne Johnson, Abraham Vella, Edmund Stewart and Phyllis McGovern

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For Catechists throughout the world. Through their gentleness and patient love....may they teach children to be compassionate, forgiving followers of Jesus.


"Music at St. Robert's"

Our music staff has just begun a new system of selecting music for Sunday Masses. In the past, a small committee met every couple of months to select songs for the upcoming Sundays. We would keep in mind the message of each Sunday’s Scripture readings as we selected the songs. With a few exceptions, we usually used the same songs for all of the Masses on any given Sunday. This was not a bad system because it did allow us to select songs which reinforced the Sciptural message(s) and it called upon Don, Sue, and Jim, our faithful organist and cantors who serve at more than one Mass, to prepare only one set of songs. However, that system also had its weaknesses. We sometimes used unfamiliar songs, and the single set of songs did not always serve the various Masses well on a given Sunday. More on music next week. - Pat Kelly


Please Pray for......

The Sisters ask your prayers for Sisters Tammy and Jocelyn who made their profession as Presentation Sisters on Sept. 5th They will minister in the Parish school in Globe, Arizona.


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We welcome into our Parish Family the following people:

Cornelio and Pauline Buencamino and family
Ramirez and Alvarez families
Steve and Kathy Arsenault and family
Glenn and Victoria Rogers and family
Randy and Athena Amores and family
Mercy Parasadas and family
Manuel and Inez Bustas and family
Antonio and Narcelita Bautista and family
Kevin and Gloria Luey and family
Carl and Kristina Bronstein
Maribel Alva and family

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

...... RAFFLE NEWS!!...Congratulations to last week’s "Early Bird" raffle drawing winner, Terri Murray, who takes home $200. There’s only one week to go before we draw for the really BIG money! So stop "clowning around!" Get your tickets today! Call Bob Baker for your very own booklet of "Greatest Show on Earth" raffle 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



Parishioners turned in fifty-nine bullletins from Parishes they celebrated Mass at during the summer months. Thirty were from the State of California (several from Reno and Las Vegas!), twenty-one from other states and eight from foreign countries. There was a tie for the bulletin from the Parish most distant from St. Robert’s - from Sydney, Australia and from Zakopane, Poland.

Congratulations to
Mrs. Vacarri and to Lorraine Rogers.
I hope you like SEE’s candy.

Thank you to all who gave me bulletins. I find them a great help.
Father Ring


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WOMEN’S GUILD MEETING...Welcome back Fiesta Dinner Meeting Sept. 20th in Hennessy Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. dinner. $10 includes dinner and drinks. RESERVATIONS A MUST. $11 at the door. Call Angie Mullady for reservations.

FIL-AM GROUP.....Come and join us at 12 Noon Mass on Oct. 3rd to celebrate the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz De Manila. Lunch and entertainment in Hennessy Hall will follow. Please call Roseanne Abad for more information about the Novena that will take place Sept. 15th-Oct. 3rd.


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6:30-10PM, Women’s Guild.....Hall

6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
6:45-8PM, Religious Ed....Hall
7-9PM, Youth....Hall/Kitchen

7-9PM, Youth.....Hall

7-9PM, RCIA....Chapel
7:30-9PM, School Board.....Hall




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