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

Mass Intentions - May 2 thru May 8
Mass Intentions can be viewed On-Line

Sunday 7:30am

People of St. Robert's

Wednesday 8:30am

Diosdado Yumang

Sunday 9:30am

People of St. Robert's

Thursday 8:30am

Ellen Donnelly

Sunday 11:30am

Rafael & Florieta Mendoza (45th Anniversary)

Friday 8:30am

Don Alchera

Sunday 5:00pm

Vergilio Oraya Labian

Saturday 8:30am

Fernanda Pignati

Monday 8:30am

People of St. Robert's

Saturday 4:30pm

All Mothers

Tuesday 8:30am

Amelia Roa Realuyo


July 1st to May 2nd (goal)


07/01/2020 to 06/30/2021 Weekly (goal)


July 1st to May 2nd (actual)


Weekly Collection May 2nd (actual)


(including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of April


Thank you for your generosity


2021 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal - goal is $101,451.


Our generous parishioners have pledged $38,992 to date!

February 25, 2021

Parish News & Announcements

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

April 30, 2021

Things you may want to know this week.


Goodbye April, Hello May! On the first day of May the church celebrates the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. In the Philippines, it is Labor Day. In the United States, it is the First Day of American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. On the first Saturday of the month, we will also have our First Saturday devotion with a novena and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


The month of May is a month to honor the Blessed Mother Mary. I am glad that we are back to praying the Rosary again before the 8:30AM mass. This week we will bring back also our Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Before Covid Times we used to have this devotion every Tuesday. This time we will have our Perpetual Help novena every Wednesday. I see Wednesday as a better day for this novena since we pray that Glorious Mystery of the Rosary on this day that includes the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (4th Mystery) and, of course, the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth (5th mystery). On Tuesdays we pray the Sorrowful mysteries that focus on Jesus' way to Calvary, his passion and death. So starting this Wednesday, May 5, we will be praying the novena to our Mother Perpetual Help after the 8:30AM mass. Join us!


Our 8th graders will be having a day of recollection next Wednesday and they will be attending the 8:30AM mass. At some point of the day, they will also spend some time in Church. Let us pray for the young graduating students!


This Wednesday, May 5, is "Cinco de Mayo," the Spanish for "Fifth of May," observed annually to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The day, which falls on Wednesday, May 5 in 2021, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations


Friday was the last day of April. Saturday starts the month of May. "Where there is an end, there is a new beginning." When there is death, there is new life. Parishioner Catalina Zolotoff passed away last Tuesday at the age of 104 in the arms of her son Mark. For a week, Catalina was singing to the Blessed Mother and she told the family that Mama Mary was going to take her. In the middle of the night, mother and son prayed the Rosary together. After the Rosary, Catalina made the Sign of the Cross and soon after she passed away peacefully. What a blessed life! What a blessed and peaceful death. At the death of a person, we sometimes say, he or she has been taken away from us. Catalina was taken by the Blessed Mother to the arms of our loving Father. Her funeral will be this Monday, May 3, at 11am in our church


Parishioner Bob Rizetto comes to the church regularly during the week and plays the Mandolin before the Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in one of our shrines. That's how he honors our Blessed Mother. Bob is one of the pioneering graduates of St. Robert's School. He also plays other musical instruments like the bass and trumpet. You might catch him as he plays Schubert's or Bach's "Ave Maria" and Connie Francis' "Oh Mama."


As we enter the month to honor Mary, let's give a thought on erecting a Grotto of the Blessed Mother outside the church. I already have a sponsor for the statue. We are now looking for an architect or a designer and, of course, some additional funds for the work. Maybe you can direct us to the right persons or maybe you are one of them. A great way to deeply honor our Blessed Mother!

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

April 30, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Roberts,

The month of May signals a new hope. The word "may" itself brings some encouragements and best wishes for the future. As the old Madrigal song says "Now is the month of maying, when merry lads are playing." It signals some happy times. So, "may" you have a happy month of May.

Another month…
Another day...
Another mountain to climb...
Another bridge to cross...
Another road to travel...
Another test to overcome...

But God's Word gives you the blessed assurance that you can do all...

May GOD be your ANCHOR in all the difficult days of your life!
Live with God! Live with Love!

Fr. Arnold

April 11, 2021

New reflections are available frequently!

Sr. Sheral Marshall

MASS SCHEDULE during Covid-19
(San Mateo County - Tier Three-Orange Zone)
April 9, 2021

Masses will be available INDOORS with Social Distancing (6 feet or more) and Face Masking (covering Nose & Mouth) observed. These Masses will still be available Livestreamed.

(Indoor maximum 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer)

... Monday thru Saturday 8:30am


Indoor and Livestream with Social Distancing & Masking

... Saturday 4:30pm


Indoor and Livestream with Social Distancing & Masking

... Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am,
... Sunday 11:30am & 5:00pm


Indoor and Livestream with Social Distancing & Masking

San Mateo County Reopening - COVID-19 Update

check frequently

Blessings, Fr. Arnold

CoronaVirus 19 Mass Schedule as of February 19th
All Masses will be available Indoors and Livestreamed.

San Mateo County again is allowing indoor public worship. Let's hope no drastic change will happen prior to Sunday. Please check our web site frequently.


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Monday thru Saturday 8:30am Masses

Saturday Vigil Mass


Saturday 4:30pm Mass



Sunday 9:30am and 11:30am Masses

Sacrament of Penance


Please call the parish office at (650) 589-2800 to schedule an appointment.

Community Rosary


Suspended due to CoronaVirus

Perpetual Help Devotion


Suspended due to CoronaVirus



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 Sister Sheral at:


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

Sister Sheral Marshall, OSF, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and R.C.I.A.

Ms. Rose Aragon, Office Administrator

Mrs. Judy DeMartini, Parish Receptionist / Bookkeeper

Patrick Sullivan, School Principal (K-8)

Ms. Joanne Bartolotti, Director, Parish School of Religious Education (C.C.D.)

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

Mr. Kevin Imbimbo, Parish Music Ministry

Priests and other Parish Leaders

Links to:

Archdiocese of San Francisco

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Vatican Web Site (English)

How is Easter Sunday determined?

The Culture Project (San Francisco)