St. Robert's Church Bulletin, November 14, 1999

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800

NOVEMBER 14, 1999
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Dear Parishioners,

Congratulations to the Filipino-American Club of our Parish for the great dinner dance they sponsored last weekend. It was a wonderful means of bringing parishioners together and helping the Parish at the same time.

Congratulations also to Sister Mary and the Confirmation team for the wonderful Religious Education program they are presenting to the youth of our Parish. Last Sunday night, seventy tenth graders were present for Mass and publicly made a commitment to the time of preparation for the Sacrament they will receive in April.

Congratulations are also due to Sandy Murtagh and her faithful helpers who run our high school youth program. The teen-agers are looking forward to helping package food for the needy for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are also saving money so they can have a trip to the snow this winter.

As I told many of you last Sunday, I loved my trip to Washington D.C. For an old history teacher, it was a wonderful and moving experience. I recommend it to all of you - especially if you can go in October when the weather is nice, the leaves fantastic in their colors, and the tourists few in number. Thank you to the Parish staff for filling in for me while I was away.

Finally, another thanks to all who made phone calls for the Campaign for Catholic Education and to all who contributed.

Fr. Ring


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Recently, while visiting the classes, I observed a group of students discussing the Ten Commandments. Each student was illustrating how a news event was contrary to one of the Commandments. The discussion became very lively as students realized that some stories involved more than one Commandment. After a while, the teacher asked the class to summarize their discussion. I watched as the once lively class became very quiet. They weren’t disinterested, they were truly thinking. Soon a young boy raised his hand. "I was just thinking," he said. "If everyone just loved God and each other, we wouldn’t have any of these problems." The teacher and I looked at each other, amazed at the depth of this child’s perception. God bless the wisdom of a child.

Patricia Bordin, Principal, St. Robert’s School


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Monday 6:30 Joseph Busuttil †
8:30 All Souls †
Tuesday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Milan Kovacevic †
Wednesday 6:30 No Intention
8:30 All Souls †
Thursday 6:30 All Souls †
8:30 Pasquale & Maria Teresa Aloisa †
Friday 6:30 Margaret Marucco †
8:30 All Souls †
Saturday 8:30 All Souls †
4:30 Leland Micheletti †
Sunday 7:30 All Souls †
9:00 Emby Steim †
10:30 People of St. Robert's
12:00 Leonila David-Tan †
5:30 Domenico Cotroneo †

Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; 1 Cor. 15:20-28; Matthew 25:31-46



"The Berakah"

Before a meal in traditional Jewish homes, the head of the household offers a prayer of thanksgiving called the berakah. It usually begins similarly to this, "Blessed are you Lord, our God. By your goodness you have given us this food to eat, . . ." Sound familiar? The blessings spoken over the gifts of bread and wine when they are first brought to the altar during the celebration of the Eucharist are modeled after these Jewish table prayers (see p. 84 in the current missalette). Whether we say, "blessed are you, Lord," or "bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts," we do right to give God thanks and praise before every meal. - Pat Kelly


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*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, Amadeo Despues & Randal Guerro.

*For the repose of the souls of: Vivian Jester & Catherine Sangalli, Jose Mercado & Doris Sylvester.

As a Parish Community, We Pray
For our RCIA members - as they prepare to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, may they experience Christ’s love and support within our Parish Family.


Give thanks to the Lord - Thanksgiving Mass
9:00AM, Thursday, November 25th

Let us gather as family at the Lord’s Table to share the meal He has prepared for us - His bread of life and cup of salvation. Refreshments will follow Mass.



At the 4:30PM Mass on Saturday, November 20th, our Sisters of the Presentation will renew their vows. We celebrate with them their many years of love and service to our Parish family. We thank our Sisters for their faithfulness and love for God and His people.



During November, as we remember All Souls, a shrine of remembrance will be in place around the statue of Mary. Please feel free to leave at the shrine a memorial card, photo, or small memento of your loved ones who have died.



Holidays are times we look forward to being with family and friends. This is a reality that hurts as we miss absent loved ones who have died.

Handling the holidays is not deciding how to eliminate the pain of missing these people, but rather learning how best to live with the hurt without being consumed by it. In the worship you will be able to:

  • acknowledge the difficulty of this season as one who is grieving.
  • gain some new tools and insights for working your way through the holidays
  • join with others for support and connection.

There will be a workshop here at St. Roberts, THIS Sunday, Nov. 14th, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Contact Sr. Ita at 583-2544 for more information.



As has been our tradition for many years, during the month of November, the People of St. Robert’s, in thanksgiving for all God has given us, share what we have with our hungry neighbors. Please bring non-perishable food items to the baskets placed on the altar steps. St. Vincent de Paul Society will distribute your gifts of love.

TURKEY TIME: please bring to the Rectory FROZEN turkeys before Saturday, Nov. 20th for distribution by St. Vincent de Paul volunteers.



Bishop Robert Lynch, head of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Communications has commended a made for television movie "Mary, Mother of Jesus" and calls it to our attention as good family viewing.

"Mary, Mother of Jesus" will air Sunday, Nov. 14th, at 9:00 p.m. on the local NBC television affiliate , KRON-TV.


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GROWNPS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY....Get in the holiday mood early this year by coming to the Grownups’ Christmas Party on Sat., Dec. 4th, in Hennessy Hall. Enjoy a catered traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, the music of Rusty Bartoli, door prizes, and a raffle of table decorations. Proceeds of this event go to Sister Ita’s Christmas charities. No host cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 30th. Tickets are $17.50. For reservations call Laverne Buller, Lil Fazio, Dolores Johnson, or Sypil DeSantis at 583-0336.

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

7-9PM, Youth.....Hall/Kitchen
7-8:30PM, Liturgy Committee.....Library

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

5-9PM, Athletics (8th Gr).....Hall

10-11:30AM, Fil/Am Choir....Hall

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