St. Robert's Church Bulletin, September 26, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

SEPTEMBER 26, 1999
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

I hope all parishioners will come to the Parish Festival this weekend. It is a great opportunity to meet one another, to have a good time and to provide for the financial needs of the school and Religious Education program.

This past few weeks I have been writing to you about the fund raising campaign for Catholic Schools that will begin in October. As Catholics, we believe that children should have a religious education at home and at school. One way we accomplish this is through our Catholic School system. The other is through our Religious Education program (CCD). Why the need for thirty million dollars to increase the present five million dollar endowment? The finances of our schools have changed dramatically over the past thirty years. We no longer have the number of religious women and men to teach in our schools. As a result, the cost of education in Catholic education has increased dramatically. At one time, St. Robert’s had an all religious faculty who received minimum pay. Today, we have an all lay faculty who receive a just wage, but it is still far from what they would receive in a public school. Even with low salaries and countless fund raisers, tuition has gone from a few hundred dollars a year to about twenty-five hundred dollars in our grammar schools and to about seven thousand dollars a year in high schools. We need a larger endowment to take some of the burden off our young families. Pray about what you will be able to pledge. God will bless you.

Father Ring


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If you do not do Renew, what will you do?

If being part of a small RENEW group is not for you, here are other possibilities:

Use the RENEW insert in the Sunday bulletin for the next 6 weeks (beginning next Sunday) for personal reflection or family prayer.

If you belong to some informal get-together, e.g. Monday morning quarterbacks at a coffee shop - or soccer Moms; in a Suburban during practice, agree to discuss the insert. It is only for 6 weeks. If the RENEW bulletin insert itself just doesn’t appeal to you, choose something else. Try discussing Father Dave Pettingill’s column each week in CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO on the Sunday readings, or individually, open a notebook, read a line from the Gospel, say a decade of the Rosary, and jot down what occurs to you. You’ll be surprised. Remember: it is not the Millennium. It is HIS millennium

Father Morris


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Monday 6:30 Dolores Giovannoni †
8:30 Eamon Egan†
Tuesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 JoAnne A. Curran †
Wednesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Gordon Martinelli †
Thursday 6:30 Anne Pistorio †
8:30 Helen Marie Jones †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Alice & Martin Virshek †
Saturday 8:30 Patrick Merrick †
4:30 People of St. Robert's
Sunday 7:30 Mocelin & Emilio Families †
9:00 Joseph Van Dyke †
10:30 Violet Teeley †
12:00 Theresa Galea †
5:30 Peg Cerri †

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Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43

"Music at St. Robert’s"

Last week, I described the process we have used for several years to select music for Mass. Briefly, it involved a group of people selecting a set of songs to be used at all of the Masses for a single Sunday. We are trying a new process now. We have established a repertoire of about 25 songs for each Mass time (4:30 Saturday, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, Noon, 5:30 Sunday). We have tried to select many familiar songs and a few new ones for each repertoire that, hopefully, will be enjoyable and prayerful for each Mass’s assembly. For example, some of the songs which we will use regularly at the 4:30 Saturday Mass are different than those we will use regularly for the 9:00 Sunday Mass. Most people will sing songs that they know well and that they like. We hope that, in time, the song repertoire for each Mass will be very familiar and enjoyable for the large part of each assembly. - Pat Kelly

**We welcome into the family of God: Jillian Reid, who was 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, Margarita Velez, Marky, Marlyn Arancibia, Marcia Bourne, Sandra Dill, & Randall Guerro.

*For the repose of the souls of Helen Jones.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For all parents who pray for the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental welfare of their children. May they never give up; but put their trust in our loving Father.



The most challenging and important task we have is our spiritual development. We are here to be in a permanent and abiding communion with our God. We are drawn to a quiet, receptive place where we can be conscious of God’s communication to us as Beloved Friend. In the peace of God’s presence, a deep happiness sets in - even when life is hard. To experience this, come to Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, following the 8:30 AM Mass and continuing until 10 AM, on Saturday, October 2nd.



Training and scheduling of Altar Servers begins in October. ALL Catholic youth of our parish, from 6th grade through High School and beyond, are invited to become a part of this important ministry., As a Server, you are able to participate more fully in our Eucharistic celebration. If interested, call Gene or Anna May.



Children’s Liturgy, with the help of Deacon Duffey, will be having their annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of St. Francis on Sat. Oct. 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Church parking lot. All of God’s creatures are welcome, no matter how large or small. We will have refreshments for both man and beast. Please join us.



St. Robert’s many choirs are growing! Join in the beauty, the fun, the fellowship, and the service of singing for your Church. All are welcome, and we especially need men to get involved. For info on the 9:00, 10:30, and 5:30 Mass choirs, the Children’s Choir, and the Teen Ensemble, call Pat Kelly at 589-2800. For info on the 12:00 Noon Mass choir, call Manny Ortiz.



It’s now or never! If you’ve delayed, if you’ve been busy, if you’ve been overwhelmed, if you’ve just plain procrastinated, NOW IS THE TIME to get your Raffle Tickets turned in! The bid drawing will be held this Sunday at 6:00 p.m.! Stop by the Raffle booth at the Festival, or call Bob or Karen Baker.

good luck to all!



Sat. Oct. 23rd at USF from 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. with Bishop John Wester as keynote speaker - workshop sessions on Social Teachings of the Church, Intimacy, Sexuality and Relationships & An Ethic for Life, Grief & Relationships, Inner Freedom: Dreams, Discernment, & Life Choices, Music and Church. Mass and dinner dance. Cost is $35 ($45 after Oct. 1st). Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Visit the website at or call (415) 675-5900 for further information.



For more information call (650) 348-8957 or (650) 869-4503. Ask your parish for a brochure. Register early! Space is limited.


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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 at 873-2334 for more information about the Novena that will take place Sept. 15th-Oct. 3rd.

MENS CLUB....Please join us at the meeting of the Men’s Club on Oct. 4th This is a good opportunity to meet the men of the Parish. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call Danny at 952-9141. Price is $10 per person till Sept. 30th and $13 after the 30th.

THE GROWNUPS’.....The Grownups; Communion Buffet Luncheon will be held Sunday, Oct. 5th after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Tichets at $12.00 each will be sold after the Masses on Sept. 25/26 and Oct. 2/3. Reservations can also be made by calling Lillian Fazio, Dorothy Branch or Vera Hannon. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


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6:30-8PM, Legion of Mary.....Library
6:30-8:30PM, Kindergarten Parent Mtg.....Hall

6-8PM, Religious Ed.....Hall
7-8:30PM, Liturgy Committee Mtg.....Library

7-9PM, RCIA....Chapel
7-10PM, Grown-Up’s.....Library

9-10AM, Eucharistic Adoration...Church
1-4PM, Fil/Am.....Hall

10-11:30AM, Fil/Am Choir.....Hall
1-3PM, Fil/Am.....Hall
3:30-5:30PM, Confirmation Class.....Hall

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