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 - September 26 thru October 2, 2022

Monday 8:30am

Ligaya Castillo Garcia

Saturday 8:30am

Lionel Da Silva

Tuesday 8:30am

Heather Frank

Saturday 4:30pm

Timothy McGrew

Wednesday 8:30am

Dolores Giovannoni

Sunday 7:30am

Dominador Garcia

Thursday 8:30am

Fernanda Pignati

Sunday 9:30am

People of Saint Robert's

Friday 8:30am

Anna DeLucchi

Sunday 11:30am

Christine Welling

Sunday 5:00pm

Mark Medina

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July 1st 2021 to September 25th, 2022 (goal)


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


July 1st 2021 to September 25th, 2022 (actual)


Weekly Collection September 25th, 2022 (actual)


(including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of August 2022


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

St. Robert's 37th Annual Golf Tournament
Sunday, November 7, 2022 - Green Hills Country Club, Millbrae, CA

This tournament is one of the primary ways in which the Men’s Club of St. Robert’s raises money to support the athletic and extracurricular activities for the boys and girls of our school. This fundraiser continues to be a success due to the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community.

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

September 23, 2022

Things you may want to know this week.


This Sunday is the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time in our Church calendar. It is also World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which is celebrated on the last Sunday of September each year. "It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move, to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers," as the U.S. Confraternity of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) explains. We have to remember that America is a nation built by immigrants. Let us pray for all immigrants and refugees.


Fall is upon us! September 22, 2022, we marked the first day of Fall or Autumn. We have a lot of holidays celebrated during this season. This Sunday is Rosh Hashanah, the New Year of our Jewish brothers and sisters. We celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, October 10; Halloween on Monday, October 31; Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 and Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 24. The Church celebrates big feasts during the Fall Season: All Saints Day on Tuesday, November 1; All Souls Day on November 2; Christ the King on Sunday, November 27 and the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, December 8. During this Fall Season, the Church calendar starts a new year with the season of Advent on Sunday, December 4. We have a lot to celebrate and thank for this season.


We started our RCIA program last Wednesday. We welcome our candidates called as "Inquirers" at this time. Juliana Leon and Maria Santellan will both receive the three sacraments of initiation, e.g., Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist on Easter Vigil. Joe Gutierrez will receive Confirmation and Eucharist, and Joshua Warit will receive Confirmation. We thank Mary Hile-Nepfel, our RCIA director and team members, Ray Colline, Jerry Burdick, Tom Arthur, Robert Flores, Jeanie Munich, Lucy Kaloucava, Deacon John Meyer and Deacon Rusty Duffey.


Our priests in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, will be having a Priests' Convocation from Monday thru Thursday, September 26 - 29 at the Asilomar Retreat Center, in Pacific Grove, CA. During these four days, priests will have the opportunity to discuss mutual pastoral concerns, participate in special presentations on different aspects of their ministry, be given an update on the affairs of the diocese, and share in liturgies, meals and fellowship with their confreres. Since Fr. Boie and I will be away, Deacon John Meyer will do a Communion Service from Tuesday until Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Please pray for us!


Our Year 2 Confirmation students and their parents from both St. Robert School and CCD program will have their orientation meeting this Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Last Tuesday was the Year 1 Confirmation meeting. If interested or if you have any question, just contact our parish Religious Education directors Leslie Fong and Joanne Bartolotti or Edgar Ceja, our school Religious Education director.


Our monthly Grief Support Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022, after the 8:30AM 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 -


I share with Dr. Sullivan's deepest gratitude to those who worked tirelessly for the success of our Festival. (Full Statement below) As a "first timer", I have witnessed and felt the sense of community that we have at St. Roberts. In all humility, I can confidently say I am proud to be the pastor of this wonderful community.

Additional Updates:


This Sunday, the Fil-AM group will celebrate the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint, at the 11:30AM mass. The actual feast of San Lorenzo or Saint Lawrence Ruiz and companions, martyrs of the church, is celebrated on September 28. The statue of Saint Lawrence will be displayed in the church this weekend.


This Tuesday, September 27, is the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul. We remember and pray for the members of our St. Robert's Saint Vincent de Paul Society as they continue to serve the poor in our community. We thank them for their tireless effort to feed the hungry and care for the needy. Also, this Thursday is the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the archangels.


We will have our annual Blessing of Animals next Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:30AM at the main parking lot. It is also the first Saturday of the month when we do our Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as we pray especially for peace in the world.


Don't forget the In-Betweeners meeting/dinner next Friday, September 30 at 6:30PM. Bring a friend. What a best way to end the month of September!

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

September 23, 2022

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Roberts,

The finest fruit of a good person is his acts of love and kindness done toward others.

These thoughtful gestures are tiny seeds that, when sowed

~ miracles happen,

~ smiles appear,

~ dreams blossom

~ love takes root and grows!

We obtain happiness for every small or big thing when we do it with great love!


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
February 27, 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.
  • Face Masks are no longer required but still recommended.

  • Hand Sanitizing required entering Church. Sanitizer available in Vestibule.

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?