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 - May 9 thru May 15, 2022

Monday 8:30am

Fernanda Pignati

Saturday 8:30am

James Anthony Barnes

Tuesday 8:30am

Don Alchera

Saturday 4:30pm

Rudometkin & Morena Families

Wednesday 8:30am

Warren Moresco

Sunday 7:30am

Natalio & Rosa Cadematori

Thursday 8:30am

Emil Ruggiero

Sunday 9:30am

Diane, Penley & Wendy Gianni

Friday 8:30am

Sister Patricia Ryan

Sunday 11:30am

Anica Kovacevic

Sunday 5:00pm

People of Saint Robert’s

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July 1st 2021 to May 8th, 2022 (goal)


07/01/2021 to 06/30/2022 Weekly (goal)


July 1st 2021 to May 8th, 2022 (actual)


Weekly Collection May 8th, 2022 (actual)


(including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of April 2022


Thank you for your generosity


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


Our generous parishioners have pledged $72,851 to date! . .THANK YOU

March 1, 2022

Parish News & Announcements

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

May 13, 2022

Things you may want to know this week.


A total of 45 kids, 34 from school and 11 from CCD, will receive their First Communion tomorrow. 25 kids will receive at the first mass at 10:30 a.m. and 20 at the second mass at 1 p.m. We have several people to thank: CCD teacher Michele Evans and her aide, Kara Killeen, our parish Religious Education co-directors Joanne Bartolotti and Leslie Fong, Joanne Nolan our Second Grade Teacher and Mr. Lawrence Kong-Ellison, our school Religious Ed director. Congratulations to our First Communion team for a job well done.


This weekend, May 14-15, 2022, Sr. Dorothy Fabrize, MSC will visit our parish to share her missionary experiences, and to ask for our kind support. Her message is one of gratitude for the many years of support for the Church's missionary endeavors. Because of our continued support, the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have been able to establish missions in 20 countries around the world, and educate the indigenous women God calls to religious life. Let's give her our warm welcome and generous support.


This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. In our civil society, we celebrate Peace Officers Memorial Day to pay tribute to the brave local, state, and federal peace officers who became disabled or even died in the line of duty. It falls within the National Police Week from May 11-17. Let us honor our peace officers living and dead, and thank them for their service. Our parish is blessed that a lot of our police officers in the City of San Bruno are from St. Roberts, or somehow affiliated with St. Roberts. Let us offer our prayers for them.


Normally, the Office of Vocations would have special Holy Hours arranged on Good Shepherd Sunday which was last week. However, since it fell on Mother's Day this year, it was decided to have our special Holy Hours for Vocations on this Sunday, May 15th at the following locations from 3:30 - 4:30 pm:

- Our Lady of Loretto Parish
- St. Stephen Parish
- St. Augustine Parish


Good News! We have now reached 80% of our Archdiocesan Annual Appeal (AAA) goal. This is truly good news as compared to last year when we were just about 34% of our AAA goal around this time. Thank you for your support. I am confident that we will not only reach our goal, but exceed it which means that the surplus will be returned for the use of our parish. Join the success!


Another Good News: Livestream is back. We will be livestreaming the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass, as well as the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. We may be livestreaming the daily masses only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, unless we get more committed volunteers


This Sunday afternoon, I will be presiding over a Mass and leading a Recollection for our Archdiocesan Association of Catholic Women. This is one of my responsibilities as the spiritual moderator of this group. There are about 40 women from the different parishes of our Archdiocese who are expected to attend the event.


Our St. Robert School will be having their Kidstock shows at the church next week. Here is the schedule:

May 18, Grade, K-2 at 1:30 p.m.; Grade 3-5, 6:00 p.m
May 19: Grade 6-8, 6:00 p.m.


I have heard a report about a severe shortage of baby formula. Many stores are limiting the amounts a customer can purchase. If you are a parent running into this problem and in dire need of baby formula, let us know. Perhaps some parishioners may be able to buy the formula for you and arrange for reimbursement.


Twelve Bay Area health officers, including San Mateo County's, are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. They stress their continued, strong support for people to mask up indoors, keep tests handy, and ensure they are up to date on vaccinations by getting boosters when eligible.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

May 13, 2022

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Roberts,

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

Nobody is strong because nobody is made from metal. Instead, we are all made from clay.

So, when we feel we'll be broken, let us not feel hopeless. Rather take another opportunity to be in GOD's hands.

Let Him re-mold and re-shape us as a new person so we can be strong again.
He is the POTTER and we are the clay...

We are God's Beloved! Thus, we are Victorious!
We are Precious in God's eyes, and are always Blessed!

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. Vincent Ring, Pastor Emeritus

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

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

Maggie de Vera, LMFT, 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?