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 18 thru September 24, 2023

Monday 8:15am

Tom Dachauer

Saturday 8:15am

Dominador Garcia

Tuesday 8:15am

Prudencio Castillo

Saturday 4:30pm

William Larson

Wednesday 8:15am

Fe Castillo

Sunday 7:30am

Jennifer Rea Cruz

Thursday 8:15am

Prudencio Castillo, Jr.

Sunday 9:30am

Patrocinio Cruz

Friday 8:15am

Ligaya Castillo Garcia

Sunday 11:30am

People of Saint Robert’s

Sunday 5:00pm

John Lenzini

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July 17, 2023 to Sept, 10th, 2023 (goal)


07/23/2023 to 06/30/2024 Weekly (goal)


July 17, 2023 to Sept, 10th, 2023 (actual)


Weekly Collection Sept. 10th, 2023 (actual)


(including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of August


Thank you for your generosity !


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


Our generous parishioners have donated $74,447 as of August 29, 2023 !
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

Wednesday, December 8th

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, December 25th

Nativity of the Lord - Christmas

Parish News & Announcements

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

September 22, 2023

Things you may want to know this week.


GOODNEWS 1: St. Robert’s Church received a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Award for $80,247!!! This grant will help with the security and emergency preparedness projects of our parish which will include the installation or replacement of doors, locks, gates, lights, security cameras, etc.. The grant money will address some, but not all, of our needs. So, if you are aware of available grants, please let me know.


GOODNEWS 2: We have finally hired a new receptionist and office assistant for our parish office after the position has been left open for more than two months. LIZA (PASERO) GONZALEZ is a St. Robert's School mom with 3 kids currently enrolled: Sofia (4th Grade), twin Gianna & Giovanni (6th Grade). Liza has been involved in many school fundraising activities, coaching sports, and was a lunch administrator for a year. Welcome to the family!


GOODNEWS 3: We have started putting a new sound system in the Hennessy Hall. We are just waiting for some parts to arrive to be able to complete the whole installation. But it is already sounding great. With just a little help from me, our friend JOEL MADERA has been single-handedly putting the pieces together, which takes a lot of skill and planning. So, a big thank you, Joel!


GOODNEWS 4: We had a very successful Parish Festival. Kudos to the chairperson Brooke Nizuk.


GOODNEWS 5: Three candidates want to be received into full communion with our Catholic Church: CHRISTINA BUSTOS, JUSTIN GAUTHIER, and DORA LACAYO,who at this point are called INQUIRERS. The first session of the RCIA, now called OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults), started last Wednesday led by a team composed of Mary Hile-Nepfel (Director), Kimberly Welch (Assistant Director), Jeanie Munich, Roberto Flores, Doug Henry and myself. Welcome to the fold, brother and sisters!



  • We will have Children’s Liturgy this Sunday at the 9:30a.m. Mass. Just as a reminder, this Children’s Liturgy, we call “Little Church” in our parish, is intended only for ages 3-7 or preschool to second grade.
  • At the 11:30a.m. Mass, we will honor and celebrate the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint. His actual feast is September 28.
  • Our Youth Ministry will also be meeting this Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00p.m. at the Hennessy Hall.



a. Wednesday, September 27 – Mary Widows’ Luncheon at Red Robin

b. Friday, September 29, 2023 – In-betweener’s Dinner (Hennessy Hall)

c. Sunday, October 8, 2023 – Grown-ups Luncheon (Hennessy Hall)

d. Monday, October 2, 2023 – Men’s Club Meeting (Hennessy Hall)

e. Wednesday, October 11, 2023 – In-betweeners Magic-Illusionist ......Show


This Fall's 40 Days for Life Campaign will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and conclude on Sunday, Nov. 5. If you are able to spend an hour to pray the rosary at the Planned Parenthood in Redwood City, please log on to: . Your prayers and presence could save a life.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

September 22, 2023

Dear St. Robert’s parishioners and friends,

The best gifts of goodness are shared in silence...

It flows from a good heart...

A heart that needs no recognition...

A heart that sacrifices...

A heart that joyfully shares what is hardest to share...

Our very selves..

God bless your days

Be safe and keep smiling!
-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

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.


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 - 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)

How is Easter Sunday determined?