St. Robert's Church Bulletin, October 31, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

OCTOBER 31, 1999
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to all who are making pledges or contributions to the Campaign for Catholic Education. As of Tuesday, Oct. 26th, $108,060 has been donated by 112 individuals and families. Many of us have benefitted from Catholic schooling or have seen children or grandchildren get a great start on life because of the dedication of the Religious Sisters or lay teachers who taught them. It is certainly fitting that people who no longer have tuitions to pay help those who have to pay the higher tuitions that are now necessary. Remember it now costs over $2,700 a year for Catholic grammar schools and about $7,000 a year for Catholic High School. We need this endowment so that working class families are not priced out of our schools. In today’s political climate, vouchers for Catholic Schools are highly unlikely.

Thank you to Tom Dachauer for the remodeling of the Reconciliation (confession) chapel in the vestibule of the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an importart part of our Catholic life. It is wonderful that the setting for the Sacrament is now so well done.

Fr. Ring


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Some years ago I read an article entitled, "I Cannot Forgive - I Cannot Forget".

A missionary in Africa told how monkeys were trapped. A jar of nuts with a narrow top was tied to a tree. The monkey came along and filled his paw with the nuts. But he couldn’t pull his paw out. The missionary shouted, "Let go, let go and you will be free"; but the monkey held on to the nuts. The trapper came along and captured the monkey.

Sometimes we are like the monkey. We won’t let go of our unforgiveness and trap ourselves. Our ‘paws’ are so clenched that we are not able to open up to God’s forgiveness of us. Every time we rehearse our grievances, we hurt ourselves. No one else does.

From the monkey story, let’s learn a lesson - "Let go and be free".

Also, a great big Thank you to all who supported our boutique fiancially, those who donated items, did pricing, help set up and clean up.

God bless you all.
Sister Ita


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Monday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 Frank Cericola †
Tuesday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 All Souls †
Wednesday 6:30 Joaquin Aquimatana †
8:30 All Souls †
Thursday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Robert Bisagno, Sr. †
Friday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 All Souls †
Saturday 8:30 All Souls †
4:30 Andrew & Violet Teeley †
Sunday 7:30 Phil Reilly †
9:00 All Souls †
10:30 Carlo Giovanni Foti †
12:00 Felice Dellegrazie †
5:30 People of St. Robert's

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Wisdom 6:12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13



Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel are a critical measure for all pastoral ministers, myself included. Does the Spirit of God speaking through God’s People ever say of us, "They preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them." I hope you and I can always be honest when our religious and liturgical practices become burdensome. When that happens, sometimes I need a change of heart, but sometimes the practices need to change or improve. Honesty will guide us to liberating worship.- P. K.

We welcome into the family of God: Patrick Smith, Angela Bautista, Nicholas Katches, Jr., & Arthur Solorio, 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.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For those deprived of their human needs and rights. May they be given the dignity God confers on all His people.



As we kneel before the Eucharistic Savior, Our Eternal Father will draw us closer to His Son. Jesus will so influence us as to bring out the best that is in us. The Holy Spirit will calm us with the peace of God. Worshipping Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament will help us in time of temptation; deepen our faith in His Almighty power and purify our desire to love Him more unselfishly. The peace of the soul that is ours in our moments of adoration is a taste of the eternal peace of Heaven. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in our church following the 8:30AM Mass, Sat. Nov. 6th, until 10AM. All are invited.


Tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 7th
is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are at regularly scheduled times at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17th, a "Read with Me Bible " with no name but has a photo of a child in it. Please contact the rectory at 589-2800



As we prepare to thank God, Our Father, for all good things, let our hearts go out to our sisters and brothers who are less fortunate. Many find it difficult to feed, shelter and clothe their families. Baskets for your gifts of non-perishable food have been placed on the altar steps. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society will see to it that those members of our Parish family in need will be touched by our love.



Thank you for your generosity on World Mission Sunday.

On World Mission Sunday, our parishioners contributed $2955.10 for the missionary work of the Church. Our offering through the Propagation of the Faith will be a great help for the needs of missions around the world and in our country, enabling millions to be enriched by the message of Christ and to experience what it means to be loved by Christ. Please continue to pray for all who serve in the Missions. We benefit greatly from their prayers.

Because we believe in Christ, we are His missionaries.



THIS 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. 


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Welcome into our Parish Family the following people:

Gregory & Stephanie Ryan & family
Martin & Viian Sanchez & family
Valerie Hallgren & Michael Gannon & family
Teresa Popkin & Florence Popkin
Ernesto & Silvana Zocca & family
Carolina Sarti
Mark & Kathleen Burns & family
Felipe & Teresita Basaca & family
Lucia Hedyastuti
Alfredo & Debra Martinez & family
Phyllis Whitener
Charlotte Chan
Jaime & Lisa Romero & family
Terence Valentine
Peter Sanfilippo & family
Mary Burke
Greg & Vickie Newbeck & family
Paul & Deean Decker & family
Paul & Eileen O’Malley
Antionette & Armando Solorio & family
Roy & Brenda Lim & family
Fatima Bogart & family
Eric & Nelwyn Yee & family
Geoffrey & Cristina Smith & 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.


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MEN’S CLUB..... Please join us at the meeting of the Men’s Club on Nov. 1st. 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 per person . So make your reservations now!

FIL/AM GROUP..... Come and enjoy with us an evening of THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS dinner and dance on Sat. Nov. 6th at Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom, 150 Anza Blvd. Burlingame. Semi formal attire. Donation $40; at the door: $50. No host cocktail at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. call Gabby Diaz or Manny Ortiz, or Mario Benavente.

WOMEN’S GUILD.... Attention all Women of the Parish. If you love to eat, drink and shop, this November meeting is for you. Join us for the Annual Craft night on Nov. 8th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. All of this for $10. For reservations call Angie Mullady.

Calling All Crafters..... Reserve a table now to see your crafts at St. Robert’s Women’s Guild Annual Craft night on Nov. 8th in the Hall. Sign up now at $10 a table. Call Angie Mullady, to reserve your table.

INBETWEENERS NEW YEARS EVE DINNER DANCE.... Bring in the millennium at the In-betweeners New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance. Cost is $125.00 per couple. Deadline Dec. 1st. Call George Lynch for tickets and further information.

Alumni of St. Roberts..... There is now a new addition to the St. Robert’s web page for St. Robert’s school alumni. Check it out at Also, come into the parish or school office to add yourself to the list of alumni on the website.


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6-11PM, Men’s Club.....Hall

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

7-9PM, RCIA....Chapel
7-9PM, Parish Planning Committee.....Library
7:30-9PM, Fil/Am.....Hall

9-10AM, Eucharistic Adoration.....Church

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

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