Saint Robert's Catholic Church
MINISTRIES and SERVICES


 

LITURGY COMMITTEE

The Liturgy Committee assists the parish community to pray well during liturgical celebrations, especially the Sunday Eucharist. Members of the committee pay special attention to the seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter and welcome additional parishioner involvement in preparing the environment for these special times in the Church year.

The Committee also prepares the church for the commemoration of the dead in November and the honoring of Mary in May.

Meetings are as needed.

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MARRIAGE / PREPARATION

The sacrament of marriage is generally celebrated at a nuptiual Mass following the completion of our parish preparation program. Couples must begin preparation at least six months prior to marriage. One of the requirements of Marriage Preparation is for each couple to attend a 4-week session in the home of one of the trained leaders of our Parish. These sessions deal with communication, conflict, human sexuality and faith.

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MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

Men and women who minister the Body and Blood of Christ at the Eucharist and in the homes of those who are unable to attend Mass.

Contact: Parish Office at (650) 589-2800


 

MINISTRY TO THE GRIEVING

A group of parishioners trained to provide special outreach to our parishioners weighed down with grief.

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MINISTRY TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND

Ministry of Eucharist, prayer and visitation of the sick of our parish in their homes each day, or as often as desired. In addition, ministers to our sick assist in other ways needed. All parishioners are asked to send get well cards to our sick brothers and sisters when listed in the Parish Bulletin.

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MONTHLY COLLECTION FOR SCHOOL-RELIGIOUS ED-CONFIRMATION

On the first Sunday of each month a second collection is taken up for our parish school and parish Religious Education and Confirmation program.

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OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONS

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PARISH PLANNING COMMITTEE

This Committee brings together, the leadership of most parish organizations for the purpose of communication, calendaring, coordination and evaluation. The Parish Planning Committee will support the requests of the Pastor and carry out his ideas. Suggestions and ideas discussed at the Parish Planning meetings may be forwarded to the Parish Council for investigation if appropriate. the Parish Planning Committee oversees among other events Hospitality. The following groups are represented at the Parish Planning Committee meetings: Women's Guild, Men's Club, The Grownups, Festival Committee, Youth Group, Legion of Mary, Fil-Am Group, St. Vincent de Paul and Children's Liturgy.

Meets as needed during the year.

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R.C.I.A. ( Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults )

The RCIA process assists unbaptized adults as well as Christians from other faith traditions who wish learn more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of becoming Catholic. The process also prepares already-baptized Catholics who wish to receive Confirmation and/or First Communion. Sessions take place Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

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ROSARY

Prayed communally, Monday through Saturday mornings at 8:10am in our parish church.


 

STEWARDSHIP (SACRIFICIAL GIVING)

Stewardship is a total concept embracing all areas of life. It is a central theme of the Bible, which tells us that we are not owners of our time, talent, and treasure. We are stewards, called to manage these gifts for a limited time, responsible to God who entrusts them to us.

The stewardship approach starts not with institutional needs, but with something even more important: The personal needs of each one of us to return to God a truly grateful portion of our income in thanksgiving for all the good things that God gives us.

"No where does Christ condemn the mere possession of earthly goods as such, instead, He pronounces very harsh words against those who use their possessions in a selfish way, without paying attention to the needs of others." - Pope John Paul II

We are called to be stewards of the gifts we have received from God. He has given each of us, in varying amounts, His gifts of time, talents, and treasure. We are stewards or caretakers of these gifts and have a responsibility to use them to help build up the kingdom of God, to build a better world and a better Church. By sharing our time and talents with our parish, we give back to God a portion of these gifts. By giving generously to our parish, we give back to God a share of the treasures we have received, thereby helping to build up the Church and to aid the suffering and the needy of the world. True stewardship, therefore, means sharing our time, talents, and treasure, not hoarding them for our personal use and pleasure.

St. Robert's Church San Bruno, CA - January 1998

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

A dedicated group of parishioners, who in our name, provide emergency short term food, clothing, shelter to any who come to our community in need. A special 2nd collection is taken up when there is a fifth Sunday of the month to support this work.

Meets 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm

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USHERS

Men and women, younger and older, who assure the good order of the church building prior to worship, greet people as they come to Mass, seat parishioners, take up the offering, assure the reverent approach to Holy Communion and pass out the weekly Bulletin.

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WEEKLY BULLETIN

The Bulletin is distributed after each Sunday Mass by the Ushers. The Bulletin is also available on the WEB site. The Bulletin contains the weekly events and information of importance for the entire parish. This publication is made possible through the generosity of the advertisers whom all the parishioners are urged to patronize. Submit items in the Parish office Monday by 9:00am week of publication

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