St. Robert's Church Bulletin, October 3, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

OCTOBER 3, 1999
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to all who made the Parish Festival such a great success. It looks like the net will be over $50,000! A full report will be given as soon as possible. Thank you.

You heard me speak this week about the Education Campaign for 2000 scholarships of $1,000 for poor and working class families. With tuition for grammar school at almost $2,500, many families are in need if their children are to have the benefit of a Catholic School.

At St. Robert’s, our committee has agreed to contact all families. We will be asking for pledges of $1,000 or more over three to five years. For a $1,000 pledge this is less than the cost of cable T.V. I would ask all families who have benefited from Catholic education for yourself, your children or grand children to pledge generously. Pray about it and when our committee member calls, BE KIND.

Father Ring


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Prayer, respect, and character education are three areas of concentration this year at St. Robert School. However, parents are the primary educators of children, not the schools. As parents, we must avail ourselves of all opportunities to help us in our most important job.

Next Saturday, October 9th, there is a very worthwhile conference for parents at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The two keynote speakers are Sr. Mary Peter Traviss, O.P., speaking on "Moral Growth: The Role of Parents", and Dr. Michael Riera, who will address "Surviving High School" and "Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers". There are also several workshops which address many parenting issues.

Today, children are exposed to so much more than previous generations. As parents, we need to develop the parenting skills which will enable us to guide our children so that they will grow into morally responsible adults. I strongly encourage all parents to attend this conference. For more information, please call (415) 242-9087. Information is also available on the bulletin board in the vestibule of the Church.

Patricia Bordin
Principal, St. Roberts School


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Monday 6:30 Leonida Vera
8:30 Lillian Keane †
Tuesday 6:30 Phil Reilly †
8:30 Marie Tonegato †
Wednesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Raymond Orsinis †
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Eva Silva †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Fr. David Van Horn †
Saturday 8:30 No Intention
4:30 Sam and Nancy Ciraulo †
Sunday 7:30 People of St. Robert's†
9:00 Carlo Giovanni Foti †
10:30 Rudy Schulz †
12:00 Angelo Mezzeta †
5:30 Rosario Kho †

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Isaiah 25:6-10a; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14

"Music at St. Robert’s"

Once, in my younger days, as a friend and I were leaving work I said, "So, do you have to go home to your wife?" He said, "No, I don’t have to—I get to go home to see her." He had an eagerness and a love for being with her. When people ask, "Do we have to sing so much during Mass?" I answer, "No, we don’t have to, but we get to." I hope that for most of us, praying and singing during Mass is a welcomed opportunity to express love for God. Next week..."When the song is too difficult." - Pat Kelly

We welcome into the family of God: Alyssa Bingham, Kayla Schleining, Cameron Amores, and Demetrius Alvarez Jr. 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, Margarita Velez, Marky, Marlyn Arancibia, Marcia Bourne, Sandra Dill, & Randall Guerro.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
that the people of the earth respect all life...from the yet-to-be-born to those waiting to die... may we feed the poor, welcome strangers and establish a just and lasting peace.

RESPECT LIFE Month is dedicated to the sanctity of every human being, and we medidate on the words of Pope John Paul II to the United Nations on October 5, 1995:

"We must not be afraid of the future. We must not be afraid of man. It is no accident that we are here. Each and every human person has been created in the ‘image and likeness’ of the One Who is the origin of all that is. We have within us the capacities for wisdom and virtue. With these gifts and with the help of God’s grace, we can build in the next century and the next millennium a civilization worthy of the human person, a true culture of freedom. We can and must do so! And in doing so, we shall see that the tears of this century have prepared the ground for a new springtime of the human spirit."



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.



Our "Marthas" need help! Would you like to serve Jesus and our St. Robert’s family by working behind the scenes taking care of the little (but essential) things that make our Eucharistic celebration run smoothly. When asked whether perform this ministry, "Marthas" replied: "I don’t like being in the forefront, but I want to serve"; "I like working behind the scenes"; "Working in his house helps me feel closer to Jesus". If you are interested, please call Gene or Anna May. You are needed!



Classes for 10th graders Confirmation year 2, will be held this Sunday Oct. 3rd in Hennessy Hall at 3:45 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. followed by attendance at 5:30 p.m. liturgy.



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.


The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered to all who are seriously ill or preparing for surgery during the Noon Mass on Sunday, October 17th. This is an opportunity to receive God’s healing, comfort, and strength. See or call Sr. Ita for more information.



Congratulations to all the winners of our Festival Raffle!

The winners are:
$2000 K. Tuuhetoka
$1000 Mr. and Mrs. Kristovich
$750 Mark Burke
$500 Larry Del Carlo
$250 Dr. Stephen Kelly
$100 each to Patty O’Connell, Rosanne Atencio
and Karen Martinez

Thanks to all who participated!!!


October 22nd-24th

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 Uroz. Price is $13.

THE GROWNUPS’.....The Grownups; Communion Buffet Luncheon will be held Sunday, Oct. 10th after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Tickets at $12.00 each will be sold after the Masses today. 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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6:30-11P Mens Club.....Hall

6:45-8P Religious Ed.....Hall
6:30-8P Legion of Mary ....Library

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

3-7P Grownups.....Hall

8-3P Grownups Communion Breakfast.....Hall

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