St. Robert's Church Bulletin, October 17, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

OCTOBER 17, 1999
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to the 95 parishioners who are making phone calls on behalf of the Campaign for Catholic Education. When they phone your home, I know that you will be gracious to them. I am hoping that we can raise the target of $207,000 that has been set for us. Remember that everything we make over that amount will remain with our parish and will be split between our Parish school and our Religious Education program for children attending public schools.

Special thanks to Dick Epting for all the work he did so that we could watch the video on Catholic schools. ANDERSON’S television in Redwood City graciously lent us the big screen television plus the smaller set. It was a generous donation and helped us tell the story of Catholic Education. Thank you ANDERSON’S.

As of today (Columbus Day), we have reached over twenty thousand dollars from "advance" givers. My hope is that we can bring the campaign to an end within two weeks. Please forward your pledge card to the Parish with any initial payment. In the future, you will receive reminders from the Archdiocese as to when your next payment is due. Remember a $1,000 pledge over three years is less than $30 a month. Not much for such a great cause.

It has been a busy several weeks since the end of summer. We have had a wonderful picnic, a great festival, a truly spiritual and social celebration of the 50th anniversary of our school, almost 100 volunteers to make a success of the Campaign for Catholic Schools, a large turn out for the RCIA program, over 150 participating in RENEW - the list goes on and on. It certainly shows the vitality of our Parish and the dedication of all of you to your Faith and to St. Robert’s. As your pastor, I want to thank you for all you do to making our section of the Vineyard truly fruitful. I must admit that I also hope that things slow down for a while! We have Advent to look forward to and then Christmas. Tempus fugit (TIME FLIES).

Father Ring


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Monday 6:30 Fred Banchero †
8:30 Charles Agius †
Tuesday 6:30 Dan Frey †
8:30 Timothy Leahy †
Wednesday 6:30 Mary Mirkov †
8:30 Special Intention
Thursday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Irene Efford †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Catherine Murphy †
Saturday 8:30 Thelma & Bernie Hentschell †
4:30 Deacon Jack Bourne †
Sunday 7:30 Richard Kollerer †
9:00 Spadaro & Aliotti Families †
10:30 Enese Parenti †
12:00 Josephine Freidt †
5:30 People of St. Robert's

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Exodus 22:20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 22:34-40


"Glory to God!"

The Gloria, or "Glory to God," that we sing every Sunday is part of the Introductory Rites of the Mass. As a whole, the function of the Introductory Rites is to gather us together as a community and help us turn our hearts and minds toward God so we can readily hear the proclamation of the scripture readings. The "Glory to God" is an ancient Easter hymn that we now sing on Sundays and feast days precisely to emphasize their festive character. (From early, early Christianity to the present day, we have considered every Sunday, the day of Jesus’ Resurrection and the New Creation, to be the primary feast day of the Church.) - Pat Kelly

**We welcome into the family of God: Mario D’Amato, Gino Grammatico & Audrey Meiman. 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, Catherine Cook, Ann Burns, Imelda Daly, Margarita Velez, Marky, Marlyn Arancibia, Marcia Bourne, Sandra Dill, & Randall Guerro.

*For the repose of the souls of: Christopher Simi, Daniel Bolomos, Frank Forchini, & George Presta.

As a Parish Community, We Pray

For our loved ones who are ill, especially those who will receive the Anointing of the Sick today. May Jesus, in His Mercy, touch and heal them.


This Sunday, October 17th, at the Noon Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated

All who are seriously ill in body, mind or in spirit and all who are experiencing the affects of the aging process are invited to come before the priest as he lays hands on them. The congregation will pray silently for their recovery, as the priests anoints each with oil. The grace from this Sacrament brings us faith, trust and hope.



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 May.



An afternoon of reflection on the many faces of violence: legalized violence; family violence; youth violence; hate violence. A time of prayer, expert presenters, group discussion, resources and planning for action. Stand Against Violence, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sat., Oct. 23rd, 1-5 p.m. followed by Mass at 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. $5-Adults, $3 Youth/Students. Childcare will be provided. Call 415-565-3672 for information & registration.



Sunday, October 31, "All Hallows Eve," we will celebrate a special Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 4:30pm in Mary’s Chapel to remember and pray for our loved ones who have died. Everyone in the parish is invited.



During the month of October we celebrate Life—-from the first moment of conception until our last breath. Our Respect Life banner hangs to the left of our sanctuary. The red rose imprinted upon it symbolizes God’s gift of life to us. It is a reminder that human life, at all its stages, deserves respect. Let us affirm the goodness of God’s creation by valuing the unborn; providing for the economically disadvantaged; rooting out the cause of violence and war; ending the death penalty and protecting the elderly, infirmed and terminally ill. It takes courage to speak out in condemnation of these evils. We pray that God will give us the strength and wisdom to do so.



We are all called by Christ to be His missionaries. World Mission Sunday helps us to reach out to the world. Two thousand years after Christ’s coming, two-thirds of the world’s people do not yet know that He is the One sent by the Father for their salvation. So many have not experienced His love through the work of mission priests, Sisters and Brothers, catechists and committed laity.

Next weekend, World Mission Sunday, the Church reminds us of our missionary vocation and calls us to reach out in special prayer and financial support. Through the Propagation of the Faith, we will help to support the mission of the Church worldwide. A portion of our offerings remains in the United States to help the Home Missions through the U.S. Bishops Committee on the Home Missions. Please be as generous as possible.

Because we believe in Christ, we are His missionaries.


Has there been a moment in your life
you’ve considered adopting a child
and simply have held back?

There are many young children and teens who need someone to care, So please, take time, learn more. Call the Adoption Network of Catholic Charities for their next meeting time at 415-844-4781.


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SISTER ITA’S BOUTIQUE....In support of the Presentation Sisters’ Ministry to the needy a boutique will be held on Sat. Oct. 23 (2-6PM) & Oct. 24 (8-1PM) in Hennessy Hall. Contact Sr. Ita for more information at 583-2544.

WOMEN’S GUILD....Please join us for the October Harvest Moon Dinner meeting and Mystery Guest Night on October 18th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. For reservations call Angie Mullady. Price is $11.

SOCIABLES....Plan to meet at Szechwan restaurant on Sunday, Oct. 24th, located at 681 San Mateo Ave. San Bruno. Please arrive at 12:30. Cost is $15 per person. Please reserve with Hilda or Wilma. Send checks to Wilma Zumsteg at 535 Beech Ave. 


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6-10PM, Women’s Guild Mtg.....Hall

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

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

7-9PM, RCIA....Chapel
7-9PM, Parish Council.....Library
7-9PM, Fashion Show Mtg.....Hall

All Day, Sister Ita’s Boutique.....Hall

All Day, Sister Ita’s Boutique.....Hall

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