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 - November 28 thru December 4, 2022

Monday 8:30am

Ligaya Castillo Garcia

Saturday 8:30am

Adelberto Castillo

Tuesday 8:30am

Dominador Garcia

Saturday 4:30pm

Maria Sanchez Chan

Wednesday 8:30am

Patrocinio Cruz

Sunday 7:30am

Mary Campbell

Thursday 8:30am

Celestina Denugri

Sunday 9:30am

Maria Sanchez Chan

Friday 8:30am

Encarnacion Cruz

Sunday 11:30am

Marina Imperio

Sunday 5:00pm

People of Saint Robert’s

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July 1st 2021 to November 27th, 2022 (goal)


07/01/2022 to 06/30/2023 Weekly (goal)


July 1st 2021 to November 27th, 2022 (actual)


Weekly Collection November 27th, 2022 (actual)


(including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of October


Thank you for your generosity


2022 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal - our goal is $92,145


Our goal as been exceeded due to the money received and the pledges yet to be received.
Amounts above our goal will be utilized for our parish.

March 1, 2022

Parish News & Announcements

MAGNIFICAT - An Advent Concert

Through the Magnificat, Mary declares the greatness of God, expresses her delight in our Lord, and rejoices in being chosen to give birth to the promised Messiah. Here at Saint Robert’s Church, Magnificat is also the title of our annual Advent Concert. Started in 2021, this performance features a special collection of songs and carols that will help us prepare our hearts for the journey of Advent into Christmas. Join us on December 2nd, at 7:30 PM, along with the members of our growing Music Ministry: the Exsultate Adult Choir, our newly formed Youth Choir, the Holy Spirit Music Ministry, and special guest musicians.

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

November 26, 2022

Things you may want to know this week.


I celebrated Thanksgiving with my younger sister, Myrna, and her husband along with their 3 adult children who flew in from Canada where they now reside. They were also able to spend time with my brother-in-law's sister who is very ill. I spent Black Friday giving them a tour of San Francisco - a very good excuse for this late transmission of my updates.


On Thanksgiving Day, we received the sad news that Monsignor Harry G. Schlitt was found dead in his bedroom at Saint Vincent de Paul rectory. He served as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Even before Mass streaming became popular, Msgr. Schlitt was already bringing Mass into our homes as he had a regular Sunday TV Mass. He was 83 years old, and had served 57 years in the priesthood. Rest in peace, Msgr. Schlitt!


Welcome to the New Year of the Church! It's the First Sunday of Advent. It's NameTag Sunday too! We ask everybody to wear a name tag by writing your name on a sticker provided at the entrance of the church. It's a way to get to know each other. On all the Sunday Masses this weekend, we will have a Commissioning of all the Liturgical Ministers. In addition, we will also be inducting the officers and members of our Parish Pastoral Council at the 9:30a.m. Mass. We will be lighting the first candle of Advent Wreath which symbolizes Hope. Consider having your own Advent Wreath at home which is a great way to prepare for the coming of the Lord on Christmas.


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Music Ministry. This is our chance to help and support our Magnificat Concert which will be held next Friday at 7:30p.m. We need your financial support this Christmas season as we plan to have a String Quartet play at the 9:00p.m. Midnight Mass and at the 9:30a.m. Christmas Mass. We appreciate and rely on your generosity.


Next Friday, December 2 is our First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will have the usual novena to the Sacred Heart as well as Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. We will have another chance to consecrate our parish and our homes with our First Saturday Devotion next weekend.


Grief Consolation
Our monthly Grief Support Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, after the 8:30a.m. Mass in the Convent. The meeting is open to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information, please email: Judy Kerrigan -

The Shrine and Wall of Remembrance

Now that the month of November (the special month of All Souls) is coming to an end, the Shrine and Wall of Remembrance will be taken down. We thank you for sharing your special "memories" of your loved ones. Now, we invite you to take them and your certificates home to treasure them. Items will be available in the alcove of the Statue of Mary Dec. 1 - 9.


We will not be having a Tree Lighting this year due to the lack of parking spaces. We will resume next year when the newly renovated City Park is expected to be OPEN again.


Our school will be having their Advent Confessions this Wednesday, November 30, from 10:30a.m.- 12:00p.m. This Wednesday at 1:00p.m. is the Funeral Mass for our parishioner Loraine Strong.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

November 26, 2022

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Roberts,

LIFE is a rope that swings us through HOPE.

Always believe that today is BETTER than yesterday
and tomorrow will be BETTER than today.

Don't worry about THINGS!

Instead PRAY about EVERYTHING!

Every flower BLOOMS in its own TIME!

Every PRAYER is answered in GOD'S TIME!

Thank God for everyday!

God bless your family,
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 .

New Mass Protocols during Covid issued by Archdiocese
November 29, 2022

  • Sunday Mass Obligation restored.
    • Those who are sick are always dispensed from in-person Mass attendance.
    • Those who fear a serious infection possibility are also not bound by the obligation--this is always the case for any possible infection.

February 15, 2022

Mass Schedules
Most Masses will be available On-Line
Sunday 7:30am and 5:00pm Masses are NOT available On-Line.
On-Line will NOT be available from February 21 to approximately March 7



Monday thru Saturday 8:30am Masses

Saturday Vigil Mass


Saturday 4:30pm Mass



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

Sacrament of Penance


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.


High School Students should call the Religious Education Office or view the Religious Education page for more information.
Adult confirmation is available on an individual basis. Please contact either Ms. Joanne Bartolotti or Mrs. Leslie Fong (Co-Cordinators) - (650) 588-0477


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 Rusty Duffey, Pastoral Associate

Deacon John Meyer, Pastoral Associate

Mr. Gianpaolo "GP" Eleria, Music Director

Ms. Rose Aragon, Office Administrator

Mrs. Judy DeMartini, Parish Receptionist / Bookkeeper

Mr. Patrick Sullivan, School Principal (K-8)

Ms. Joanne Bartolotti, Director, Parish School of Religion (CCD)

Mrs. Leslie Fong, Office Manager. Parish School of Religious Education (C.C.D.)

Mr. Lawrence Kong-Ellison, Religion Director for St. Robert School

Travis Wingate, Director of Youth 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)

How is Easter Sunday determined?