Saint Robert's Catholic Church & School
Saint Robert's Church - 1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066-4794
Phone: (650) 589-2800
FAX: (650) 588-9628
Saint Robert's School - 345 Oak Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066-4709
Phone: (650) 583-5065
. . . . . FAX: (650) 583-1418

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Mass Intentions - December 4 thru December 10, 2023

12-04, Monday 8:15am

Vicky Borg

12-05, Tuesday 8:15am

Jennifer Rea-Cruz

12-06, Wednesday 8:15am

Dachauer & Salvi Families

12-07, Thursday 8:15am

Joseph Fir

12-08, Friday 8:15am

Jordan Chavez

Pablo Espanol

12-08, Friday 7:00pm

People of Saint Roberts

12-09, Saturday 8:15am

Angelito Cruz

12-09, Saturday 4:30pm

Benito Dakoza

12-10, Sunday 7:30am

Prudencio Castillo

12-10, Sunday 9:30am

Rosa Miriam Calles

12-10, Sunday 11:30am

Maria Sanchez-Chan

12-10, Sunday 5:00pm

People of Saint Roberts

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July 1, 2023 to Nov. 26th, 2023 (goal)


07/01/2023 to 06/30/2024 Weekly (goal)


July 1, 2023 to Nov. 26h, 2023 (actual)


Weekly Collection Nov. 26th, 2023 (actual)


(including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of October


Thank you for your generosity !


2023 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal - our goal is $103,208


Our generous parishioners have donated $85,872 as of December 6, 2023
We are short $17,336.
The above donation is a sum of their donations to date and pledges thru the end of the year.

February 23, 2023

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal 2023 VIDEO


Monday, November 1st

Solemnity of All Saints

Friday, December 8th

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, December 25th

Nativity of the Lord - Christmas

Parish News & Announcements


Christmas Eve - Sunday, December 24, 2023

7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 4:00pm, 6:00pm and 9:00pm

Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2021

7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am

No Evening Mass

New Year's Eve - Sunday, December 31, 2023

7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5:00pm

New Year's Day - Sunday, January 1, 2024



Parish Purpose Statement - Our parish purpose is to illuminate and build an inclusive community through worship, service and formation, in joyful furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to be witnesses to the love of God.

Parish Vision Statement -
St. Robert’s shines with the light and love of the Catholic Church. We share our spirituality through a fellowship of the heart while remaining committed to living the Gospel through service to all, actively bringing peace and joy to the community.

Parish Values

VIRTUE We are a parish realizing our mission through faithfulness in prayer as we spread a message of Hope in our community.

SERVICE We are called by the Gospel to share our blessings from God and meet the needs of others.

HOSPITALITY We are a welcoming community demonstrating the love of Christ to all through our actions.

Three Parish Priorities

EVANGELIZATION - Based on a strong foundation of catechesis, members of the St. Robert’s parish community are called to live and preach the Gospel to our brothers and sisters in Christ both within the parish and to the greater community.

COMMUNICATION - Opening channels for community interaction and dialogue, and sharing of logistical information to promote the warmth of our parish community.

PARTICIPATION - Building a stronger parish that gives members a sense of belonging, leading them to a greater involvement in liturgies and ministries.

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

December 8, 2023

Things you may want to know this week.


This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. We will be lighting the second candle of our Advent Wreath which represents Peace. Our 7th Graders will be leading us at the 9:30a.m. Mass. After the Mass, the 8th graders and their parents will be selling "Cinnamon Rolls" for $5. All proceeds will subsidize the class of 2024's Educational Trip to Washington, DC.


2. We have two great events coming up tomorrow.

  • Breakfast with Santa starts at 8:30a.m. and ends at 10:30a.m. at the Hennessy Hall, sponsored by our Women's Guild.
  • Our third Magnificat Concert starts at 7:00p.m. in the church. This Advent concert is St. Robert's exclusive production featuring our school's newly formed Liturgical and Concert choirs, and our parish Exultate choir. It will showcase a cast of 50+ seasoned musicians, including soloists from all over the country. You can buy tickets at the gate for only $30. Don't miss the concert. Invite your friends and relatives.


This Sunday, December 10, from 1:00-4:00p.m. at the Hennessy Hall, our St. Robert's Youth Ministry is hosting a Christmas party for all Youth Members, especially those helping the parish through their service as altar servers, choir members, and community service volunteers. It will be an afternoon of potluck, games and lots of fun.


School tidbits:

  • Our 6th graders just came back today from their out-of-campus educational trip to Caritas Creek, CYO Camp in Occidental, CA. Before they left last Monday, I went to the bus to give them a blessing before their departure.
  • This Monday, December 11, at 6:00p.m., in the church, is the school's Kidstock Christmas presentation.
  • Next Friday, December 15, is the last day of school for the year. They have a noon dismissal.


We have started erecting the foundation of our St. Joseph's shrine behind the church in the area we now call St. Joseph Woods. We already ordered the beautiful statue of St. Joseph with the little Jesus in his arms. Hopefully, it will arrive early next year, before March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph. Thanks to our anonymous sponsors!


Thanks to Brooke Nizuk and family for once again putting up the Christmas lights in front of the church. With some helpers, they also did the outside Christmas lights in the school. The Christmas spirit of generosity and service is in the air!


Our Saint Vincent de Paul Society wishes to thank you for your generous contributions and undying support to their ministry. Last Thursday, as they do every second Thursday of the month, they delivered groceries to 21-23 poor families in our neighborhood.


The Grief and Consolation Ministry held their regular meeting last Thursday, followed by a Christmas party. Seventeen (17) people came to the meeting. The ministry is indeed growing. We thank Judy Kerrigan for her hard work and leadership and for persevering in her service to our church.


Fil-Am Group will be having a meeting next Tuesday, December 12th, at 7:00p.m. at the parish convent. This is an important meeting to discuss and finalize the upcoming Simbang Gabi, December 15-23. Please attend to contribute to our Simbang Gabi this year.


Our Parish Financial Council has released our Annual Financial Report.


Today, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis appoints three (3) new auxiliary bishops of Philadelphia. They are Rev. Keith J. Chylinski, Rev. Christopher R. Cooke, and Rev. Efren V. Esmilla, all priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Bishop-Elect Esmilla is the fourth Filipino bishop to serve in the US. Question: When is San Francisco going to have an auxiliary bishop? Answer: I don't know! Question: When am I going to become a bishop? Answer: That will be the end of the world.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

December 8, 2023

Dear St. Robert’s parishioners and friends,

Sharing laughter makes it twice the fun ..

Sharing problems halves the pain ..

Sharing tears leaves a rainbow following the rain ..

What draws us closer & makes us care for one another is not what we have but what we share.

So keep on sharing!

Be a channel of the LORD's love & blessings.

Be blessed and be a blessing,

Fr. Arnold


2021 thru 2023

What is a synod?

A synod is a council of the Church, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. The word synod is from the Greek sinodos (s???d??) meaning “assembly” or “meeting” and is similar to the Latin concilium meaning “council”. Sometimes the phrase “general synod” or “general council” refers to an ecumenical council, like the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

. Archdiocese's Synod Information Link .

Mass Schedules
Most Masses will be available On-Line
Sunday 7:30am and 5:00pm Masses are NOT available On-Line.



Monday thru Saturday 8:15am Masses

Community Rosary


Monday thru Friday before 8:15am Masses

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion


Wednesday after the 8:15 am Mass

Saturday Vigil Mass


Saturday 4:30pm Mass



Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am & 5:00pm Masses

Sacrament of Penance (Confession)


Saturday 3:30pm thru 4:15pm

Community Rosary


Monday thru Friday before the 8:30am Masses

Perpetual Help Devotion


Wednesday after the 8:30am Mass



There is a period of preparation for the celebration of this Sacrament. Parents are required to attend a Pre-Baptismal class. Contact the Parish Office in advance to make arrangements.


Confirmation Preparation is a two-year program. Students usually begin in 7th Grade, with the Sacrament of Confirmation received in 8th Grade. Please contact the Religious Ed office for more information.

Adult Confirmation - please contact
Mary Hile-Nepfel. (650) 589-2800


Our Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring the Eucharist to the sick or homebound. Contact the Parish Office.


Call the Parish Office in case of serious illness and before surgery and hospital care.


There is a six month period of preparation for the celebration of this Sacrament. Contact the Parish Office to make arrangements.

Parish Office: (650) 589-2800

Rev. Arnold Zamora - Pastor

Rev. Boie Espeleta - Parochial Vicar

Rev. Stewart Wilber - Sunday Assistant

Deacon John Meyer - Pastoral Associate

Mr. Gianpaolo "GP" Eleria - Music Director

Ms. Rose Aragon - Receptionist and Office Assistant

Liza Gonzalez - Office Administrator

Mr. Edgar Ceja - Interim Principal - School Principal (K-8)

Ms. Joanne Bartolotti - Religious Ed Coordinator Parish School of Religion Education (CCD)

Mrs. Leslie Fong - Religious Ed Coordinator Parish School of Religious Education (C.C.D.)

Mary Hile-Nepfel - Director, RCIA

Mr. Edgar Ceja - Religion Director for St. Robert School

Travis Wingate - Director of Youth Group Ministry

Priests and other Parish Leaders

Links to:

Archdiocese of San Francisco for General Public

Archdiocese of San Francisco for Staff, Volunteers & Clergy

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Vatican Web Site (English)

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