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 - February 20 thru February 26, 2023

Monday 8:15am

Encarnacion Cruz

Saturday 8:15am

People of Saint Robert’s

Tuesday 8:15am

Adelberto Castillo

Saturday 4:30pm

Gloria Alcher

Wednesday 8:15am

People of Saint Robert’s

Sunday 7:30am

Heather Frank

Wednesday 7:00pm

People of Saint Robert’s

Sunday 9:30am

Domenico Dellegrazie

Thursday 8:15am

Matthew Coates

Sunday 11:30am

Maria Sanchez Chan

Friday 8:15am

Tibor & Elizabeth Nemes

Sunday 5:00pm

Thomas Johnson

Friday 6:00pm

Stations of the Cross

= Deceased

= Deceased


July 1, 2022 to February 12, 2023 (goal)*


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


July 1, 2022 to February 12, 2023 (actual)


Weekly Collection February 12, 2023 (actual)


( including e-Contributions)

e-Contributions for the month of January


Our Financial Year is from July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023.
*Our goals include a combination of last year's income with the current year's anticipated income.
Thank you for your generosity !


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


Our Archdiocesan Annual Appeal has not yet started.


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 17, 2023

Things you may want to know this week.


This Sunday is the 7th Sunday of the Ordinary Time. At the 9:30a.m. Mass, Stephanie Williams Davis, who has been baptized and confirmed in the Orthodox Church, will be formally accepted to full communion with the Catholic Church through her Profession of Faith. Welcome to the Roman Catholic Life, Stephanie!


This Monday is President’s Day. The school and parish office will be closed.


On Tuesday, February 21, the assessor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for which we apply will tour our church and our rectory. The purpose of this visit is to inspect and assess the possible areas needing improvement that can be submitted as part of our grant application. After his assessment, this person will give us a comprehensive presentation of what we need to prepare a Request for a Quotation (RFQ) that can be issued to potential vendors. These steps are all part of the grant application process. Please pray that we will be awarded this grant.


Next Wednesday, February 22, is Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent. We will have Stations of the Cross on all Fridays of Lent starting at 6:00p.m. in the church. Everyone of age 14 and up must abstain from consuming meat. Everyone of age 18 to 59 must fast unless exempt due to usually a medical reason. Fasting rules allow Catholics to eat only one full meal and two smaller meals which, combined, would not equal a single normal meal.


The worldwide 40 Days for Life Campaign will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 22, and end on Palm Sunday, April 2. If you can spend an hour to pray the rosary at Planned Parenthood in Redwood City; please log on to
Your prayers and presence can save a baby’s life.


Our St. Robert’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference is preparing to meet the grocery needs of the families we will serve at Easter. We are asking for the following food items: canned carrots, canned chili, dry beans, jam, and rice. The basket for your food donation will be in front of the Ambo for the next two weeks. Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Next Wednesday, February 22, is the Second Harvest Grocery Distribution at Belle Air Elementary School on 3rd Ave. The families we are serving have increased from 215 to 230. The event is 100% staffed by volunteers from our parish and members of the community. Volunteers are always needed, and should arrive around 1:30p.m. Try helping out! Please contact Jay Morena, our 11:30a.m. Mass usher for further details.


On the weekend of February 25-26, the First Sunday of Lent, we will launch our Archdiocesan Annual Appeal 2023. Expect a “love letter” from me next week before the launch. I am excited because we have a higher goal to reach, which is a direct result of the increase in our ordinary income. Yes, this is a greater challenge than last year but together we can meet and exceed this goal.

Fr. Arnold

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Fr. Arnold Zamora

(Father Arnold Zamora)

February 17, 2023

Dear St. Robert’s parishioners and friends,

A happy heart makes a person's face beautiful.

A joyful heart makes a person's life delightful.

A peaceful heart makes a person's life restful.

A spirit-filled heart makes a person's life meaningful and wonderful.

Guard your heart for it is the well-spring of your life.

The matter of the heart still matters.

Belated Happy Heart’s Day!

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
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.



Monday thru Saturday 8:15am 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)

How is Easter Sunday determined?