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 - November 23 thru November 28
Mass Intentions can be viewed on-line

Monday 8:30am

Tina Nazzal

Friday 8:30am

Tom Daly

Tuesday 8:30am

Josette Vella

Saturday 8:30am

Ann Cronin

Wednesday 8:30am

Rudometkin & Morena Families

Saturday 4:30pm

Annette Cruz

Thursday 9:30am

People of St. Robert's


2020 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal - goal is $119,261.


Our generous parishioners have pledged $75,600 to date!

October 22, 2020

Parish News & Announcements

Thanksgiving Mass
Thursday, November 26, 2020 at
Thanksgiving Mass can be viewed on-line

St. Robert's Christmas Tree Lot

Can you believe that it is less than 90 days before Christmas? Get a jump on your holiday decor by securing one of our 200 Christmas trees. You can now pre-order your tree for pickup Thanksgiving weekend by visiting

Act fast as limited supply will sell out! Pre-ordered trees will be available for pickup November 27.

The weekend of Thanksgiving you’ll be able to pick out your tree. Also, if you might not be around that weekend don’t worry we can deliver the tree to your backyard for a small fee.

For questions, contact Jill Penna (, Michelle Schaukowitch (, or Julie Cress (

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

November 20, 2020

Things you may want to know this week.


This Saturday, November 21st is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It reminds us of our beloved Presentation Sisters who were with us for years and to thank them for those fruitful years of service to our church. Like Jesus, our Presentation Sisters left us with few disciples, the Presentation Associates, 12 of them in our parish. The Presentation Associates are non-vowed persons who continue the work of the Gospel in the light of the charism of the Presentation Sisters and in the spirit of Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters. Our St. Robert Presentation Associates renewed their Commitment last weekend led by Mary Nunnery.


Hail to the King of Kings! We celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King this Sunday. It is the climax and conclusion of the church liturgical journey through the life of Christ and the Gospel message and provides a bridge to another new Liturgical year of the Church. We end Year A this Sunday and begin Year B next Sunday which is the First Sunday of Advent. We hope that when we end our life’s journey here on earth, Christ will reign in us so we can truly begin a new life in Him, the gift of everlasting life.


Our school will celebrate Grandparent’s and Special Persons’ Day Liturgy this Monday at the 8:30AM mass. We do have special people in our lives who are great models of our faith. Our Grandparents are definitely one of those. As Joyce Allston quipped: “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.”


Due to your generous food donation during October and this month, our Saint Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Conference was able to deliver for Thanksgiving, two bags of groceries to each of the 25 families. To repeat their deliveries for Christmas, the good basket will be on the altar at the 9:30AM Thanksgiving Mass. They are in need of pasta, pasta sauce, rice, canned carrots, low-sugar cereals, peanut butter, cake mixes, pancake mixes, olives and $25 Lucky Scrip Cards.


The weather is getting colder and so is our church. But we have not forgotten our heating project. Two heating companies came to our church this week and did their own evaluation aside from what we have had in the past. We are looking at the best option that would effectively and efficiently work for our church. Let’s hang on and pray!


Starting this weekend the small Christmas tree for our annual “Adopt-A-Family” program will be up until the weekend of December 12-13. This will be the 28th year of this program and so as most of us know, the “Ornaments” on the tree are profiles of families that parishioners can “Adopt” and get Christmas gifts. For those who could not come to mass and pick up the ornaments you can email Rob Aveson at or call him at 650-207-1994. You can write a check to St. Roberts and put “Adopt-A-Family” on the memo then drop it at the rectory or give it to Rob Aveson and we will take care of your gift to be given to the family.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

November 20, 2020

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Roberts,


* Be THANKFUL that we live another new day, for we may just fade away like a memory.

* Be THANKFUL that behind every storm, we find rainbows of hope and sunshine

* Be THANKFUL for our mistakes because without them, life would be monotonous.

* Be THANKFUL for stress to remind us to relax, but to put variety in our lives.

- - - Find a thousand and one reasons to be THANKFUL to GOD. - - -

GOD bless and have a grace-filled THANKSGIVING DAY!

Fr. Arnold

New reflections are available frequently!

Sr. Sheral Marshall

CoronaVirus 19 Mass Schedule as of September 22nd
All Masses will be available indoors and on-line.

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)