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 - January 30 thru February 5, 2023

Monday 8:15am

Maria Sanchez-Chan

Saturday 8:15am

Marino Gueco

Tuesday 8:15am

Heather Frank

Saturday 4:30pm

Catherine Fenech

Wednesday 8:15am

Tom Rowan

Sunday 7:30am

Maria Sanchez-Chan

Thursday 8:15am

Mauricio Paredes

Sunday 9:30am

People of Saint Robert’s

Friday 8:15am

Anthony Sheehan

Sunday 11:30am

Domenico Dellegrazie

Sunday 5:00pm

Saxon Ione Hansen

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STEWARDSHIP of TREASURE

July 1, 2022 to January 29, 2023 (goal)

$320,000

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

$10,000

July 1, 2022 to January 29, 2023 (actual)

$255,994

Weekly Collection January 29, 2023 (actual)

$5,650

( including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of December

$13,427

Thank you for your generosity

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

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Our Archdiocesan Annual Appeal has not yet started.

HOLY DAYS of OBLIGATION in 2023

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

February 3, 2023

Things you may want to know this week.

1.

The rain did not stop the School Fun Run today. The first group (K-2nd) came running from 12:30-1:00p.m.; the second group (3rd-5th) from 1:05-1:35p.m., and the last group (6th-8th) from 1:40-2:10p.m. Everybody had so much fun.

2.

It’s Crab Dinner Saturday, February 4th evening at the Hennessy Hall. Looks like it's sold out, and I am sure it will be a wonderful and fun evening.

3.

Scout Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday before February 8 every year. We will celebrate it at the 9:30a.m. Mass this coming Sunday, February 5. All scouts wearing their uniforms will be participating in our liturgy, e.g., bringing the gifts, and doing the collection. Thanks to Kathie Laupati for organizing our scouts for this event.

4.

Don’t forget, it’s our Men’s Club meeting this Monday, February 6, 2023. Doors open at 6:00p.m.

5.

The gutters of our church, rectory, and the Mahoney room were cleaned this week. As to be expected, so much dried leaves and dirt had accumulated because it has been three years since it was last cleaned. The floors in the choir loft were also patched this week after it was opened for the heating construction.

6.

The Archdiocese released last year’s October Count. We have an average of 629 people attending for four Sundays. It is a 9.8% increase from 2021, during the Covid pandemic, when we only had an average of 573 people attending our weekend Masses. Prior to that, in 2019, we had an average of 1,064 people attending the same Masses. That means we still have a lot of work to do in bringing our people back to church for an in-person worship.

7.

The Archdiocese likewise released the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal (AAA) assessment for our parish. Our goal this year is $103,208, a 12% increase from last year’s goal of $92,145. This increase is indicative of the increase in our Weekly Offertory Giving, as well as our total Ordinary Income. The AAA assessment goal is 20% percent of the Total Ordinary Income of a parish. I am deeply grateful for your generosity and continued support to our parish.

8.

Our Fourth Grade teacher, Julie Doyles’ mother, Diane Krol, passed away last January 20, 2023. I presided over the Funeral Vigil last Tuesday at the Garden Chapel in South San Francisco. The Funeral Mass was celebrated last Wednesday at St. Paul Church in San Francisco, and the interment was in the Golden Gate National Cemetery. Please pray for the eternal repose of Mrs, Krol and the bereaved family.

Fr. Arnold

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FAZnotes


Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

February 3, 2023

Dear St. Robert’s parishioners and friends,

January is almost over!

It’s 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!


Blessed & safe days, ahead!

Fr. Arnold


Synod

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
November 29, 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.

February 15, 2022


Mass Schedules
Most Masses will be available On-Line
Sunday 7:30am and 5:00pm Masses are NOT available On-Line.

Weekdays

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Monday thru Saturday 8:15am Masses

Saturday Vigil Mass

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Saturday 4:30pm Mass

Sunday

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Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5:00pm Masses

Sacrament of Penance
(Confession)

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Saturday 3:30pm thru 4:15pm

Community Rosary

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Monday thru Friday before the 8:30am Masses

Perpetual Help Devotion

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Wednesday after the 8:30am Mass


PARISH SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATIONS

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

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.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

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

SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST

Our Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring the Eucharist to the sick or homebound. Contact the Parish Office.

SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Call the Parish Office in case of serious illness and before surgery and hospital care.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

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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