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 - October 19 thru October 24
Mass Intentions can be viewed on-line

Monday 8:30am

Eugenia & Ramon Castillo †

Friday 8:30am

Jim Halpin †

Tuesday 8:30am

Sylvia Volcker †

Saturday 8:30am

Valentino Interior †

Wednesday 8:30am

Sharon Firpo †

Saturday 4:30pm

Annette Cruz †

Thursday 8:30am

Lourdes Carranceja †


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


Our generous parishioners have pledged $65,402 to date!

Parish News & Announcements

St. Robert's 35th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, November 2nd - Green Hills Country Club, Millbrae, CA

St. Robert’s 35th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held on November 2,2020. 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. Se are still finalizing the times and the dinner due to COVID regulations, but will be sending that out when we receive it.

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Pastor's Update

Fr. Arnold Zamora

October 16, 2020

Things you may want to know this week.


YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION! This weekend is Word Mission Sunday. We celebrate this day by remembering our baptismal call – to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of Faith supports the work and witness of the Mission Church, as it provides for priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your generosity.


YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION! Gerry McDonagh, a friend of parishioner Pat Ryan, has completed his mission of retagging and securing the carpet runner on the stairs going up the choir loft. Gerry extended his mission to secure the tabernacle on the altar of our convent chapel. Canon Law requires that the Blessed Sacrament should be reserved in a tabernacle that is immovable, solid, not transparent, and locked securely against profanation (c. 938 §3) Thank you Gerry and Pat!.


YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION! We have a mission to make our community safe for everyone especially against the pandemic threat. This Monday, October 19, 2020, we will have a FREE COVID-19 testing in the parking lot behind St. Robert Church. Please schedule your COVID-19 Test now. Please bring a copy of your driver’s license or an official identification card along with a copy of your health insurance card and patient form. Please print out the linked patient form.


YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION! Bells are an iconic symbol of Mission churches. The bells call people to gather, to pray and remind us of something important that is taking place. When the bells at St. Robert church ring at 12noon and 6PM everyday, I am not only reminded of the time of the day, but also and most especially of the time to pray and simply reminding me that there is a Church and there is a God. We also have bells for mass known as the “Sanctus bells.” St. Roberts has not been hearing these bells in so long but last weekend these bells were heard again. A big thank you to Sandy Mangold for offering to pay the cost of our new “Sanctus Bells.” Now bells are ringing during the mass!


YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION! Our Kindergarteners attended our school mass this morning. With social distancing, they occupied almost the whole right section of the church. It was a delightful sight having them at church. Later in the afternoon, our Third Graders who are still in distant learning came to school to receive their reward. They contributed the most to the Fall Festival and because of that they received an ice cream party from Mister Softee. They accomplished their mission of supporting St. Robert's Parish. Congratulations and thank you!


YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION! Share the mission of our Catholic education. St. Robert's School is now accepting appointment for school tour every Monday for families who are thinking of sending their child to kindergarten. Please call 650-583-5065.


YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION! This All Souls Day, Monday, November 2nd, at 7:00PM, we will have a special memorial mass for our parishioners who have passed away from November 2019 to October 2020. Our beloved departed ones have completed their mission here on earth and have gone to our true home in heaven.

Thank you to Barbara Rudometkin for taking over the ministry that our Presentation Sisters have left behind.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

October 16, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Roberts,

Every morning is a new mission from God and every time you wake up,
God has a plan for you...
its either He will bless you...
or be a blessing to someone who needs help and becomes our commitment.
But in the faraway road and steps of life, our real treasures are what our hearts can hold.
Make those negative events your strength.
Make those positive events your armor and shield.
Make your faith your weapon.
Move up to reach success, but stay humble.
You can do these as long as your visions and missions are clear.
Stay positive even if your world is negative.

God bless the works of our hands...

Fr. Arnold

as of Tuesday, September 22nd

September 22, 2020

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.


Blessings, 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.



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)