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 - October 3 thru October 9, 2022

Monday 8:30am

Patrocino Cruz

Saturday 8:30am

Ligaya Castillo Garcia

Tuesday 8:30am

Encarnacion Cruz

Saturday 4:30pm

Walter Santilli

Wednesday 8:30am

Adelberto Castillo

Sunday 7:30am

Natalio and Rosa Cadematori

Thursday 8:30am

Remigio Razzaroli

Sunday 9:30am

Mary Murphy

Friday 8:30am

Jim Diggins

Sunday 11:30am

Anica Kovacevic

Sunday 5:00pm

People of Saint Robert's

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July 1st 2021 to October 2nd, 2022 (goal)


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


July 1st 2021 to October 2nd, 2022 (actual)


Weekly Collection October 2nd, 2022 (actual)


(including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of September 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
Monday, 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 30, 2022

Things you may want to know this week.


A new month starts tomorrow, October 1st. We start this first day of the month with the First Saturday Devotion consecrating our family and parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary immediately after the 8:30a.m. Mass. It’s time for our annual October count. Starting with this weekend's masses, the Ushers will be taking a head count at all the masses until November.


To commemorate the life of St. Francis, the patron saint of the environment and animals, it is customary for the first Saturday of October here in our parish to have the Blessing of Animals. We will have the blessing tomorrow, October 1, at 9:30a.m. The school will also have their own Blessing of Animals on Tuesday, October 4, the actual feast day of St. Francis, the principal co-patron of our Archdiocese and the City of San Francisco, at 3:00p.m at the lower parking lot. If you miss tomorrow’s blessing, you can still join the school.


Tomorrow, parishioner Mario Benavente will lead those who volunteered to serve at St. Anthony’s Dining Room from 9:00a.m. - 1:30p.m. This is a great opportunity for us to show our concern and care for the poor. It is not too late to join. Please contact Mario at (650) 589-0494 or


This Sunday, October 2, is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from conception to natural death. Put a few minutes aside and pray your rosary.


Next week, I will be attending the 2022 International Catholic Stewardship Conference in Anaheim from Monday to Wednesday. I will be joined by 3 priests from our Archdiocese and two of our parishioners, Monica Castillo and Cecile Sabater. The first session this Monday will be led by our very own Archbishop Cordileone on the Spirituality of Stewardship. This should be another shot in the arm for us to reboot this vibrant parish after the pandemic.


Our Men’s Club will be having its regular meeting this Monday at 6p.m. at the Hennessy Hall. They are also hosting the 5th Annual Gomez-Picazo Car Show this Friday, October 7, from 5p.m. to 9p.m.


Next Friday, we will have our First Friday Devotion with a novena to the Sacred Heart and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. That day, October 7, is the Feast of Our Lady of Rosary. I am inviting you to join me for an Evening Devotion to our Lady by praying the Rosary for peace in our world and in our homes. The evening will start at 7p.m. with the Angelus and an introductory talk by parishioner Brent Villalobos who has written two books about the Rosary.


On Saturday, October 8, we will hold our annual Rosary Rally at 11a.m. in front of the church. This event has been led for years by Agnes Doherty who passed away last year. Fortunately, Lucy Kaloucava has picked up the mantle to carry on the tradition. We thank her for organizing this event.


Two announcements from our Consolation Ministry:

A special Memorial Mass will be offered on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7p.m. If you have lost a loved one since November 2021, please send the name, date of passing, and a photo to Judy Kerrigan (, or drop off the information at the rectory. Also, we are seeking 2 volunteers for this Mass: one for lighting the candles, another for handling the slide projector. If you are interested, please contact Judy.

We will set up our Shrine of Remembrance at Our Blessed Mother's shrine on Nov 1. Please bring photos, cards, flowers etc. in memory of your loved ones who have passed on. The shrine will remain throughout the month of November. All items will be available to pick up on December 1.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

September 30, 2022

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Roberts,

St. Francis, whose feast we celebrate this Tuesday, October 4th, prayed to be an instrument of God’s peace.
So, let me wish you peace in your hearts and in your homes.
. . . . . . . There may be others who dress, eat, live and dress better.
But those who enjoy the PEACE of GOD sleep better and wake up happier.

Trusting GOD is the softest pillow to rest on and the hardest rock to stand on.

A blessed peace to all!
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)

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