Saint Robert Bellarmine




Altar Servers  The Altar Server Ministry is open to boys and girls enrolled in the 5th grade or higher, in public or parochial school, who have received their 1st Communion.  This ministry is a wonderful opportunity for children to become more involved with their faith.


Servers support all weekend Masses and other special masses.  Training is provided from time to time.


Michael Alchermes;


Art and Environment Ministry 

“The tradition of decorating or not decorating the church for liturgical seasons and feasts heightens the awareness of the festive, solemn, or penitential nature of these seasons. Human minds and hearts are stimulated by the sounds, sights, and fragrances of liturgical seasons, which combine to create powerful, lasting impressions of the rich and abundant graces unique to each of the seasons.” Built of Living Stones #123

Our Art and Environment ministers aid in preparing the church as a pleasant and inspiring place to give praise to our God as we move through the liturgical seasons of the year. It is a way to serve God through your creativity and talents.

If you are interested, please call the Ministry Center at 818-846-3443


Baptism Prep Team is composed of couples who prepare for and teach the baptism class.  These individuals meet with Sr. Eileen, coordinator of the Baptism Prep Ministry, once a year and/or as needed. 


The intent of SRB’s Baptism Ministry Program is to:

v     Provide a theological update for parents of infants and very young children in order to further the faith formation of these adults as they pass on this gift to their children through the Sacrament of Baptism;


Instruct godparents in their role which is to:

v     Be a support to the parents in leading the child to profess the faith they receive through this sacrament; godparents are representative of the totality of the Christian community.


Baptism classes are held on 10 Friday evenings of the year.  Team members assist the priest during the baptisms that take place on the last Sunday of the month following the 12:30 Mass.


Sister Eileen 818/846-3443;


Bereavement Ministry offers compassion and consolation to families suffering loss through the death of a loved one.  The members are available to assist in;

  • Preplanning funerals
  • Planning vigils
  • Planning funerals
  • Planning memorials
  • Planning graveside services. 


Training by Archdiocese is provided and very important in this ministry.


The total time commitment for each funeral can be three hours or more.


Emil and Toni Shustak 818/767-0330


Bible Study meets in the Parish Center to study selected parts of the Bible.


Tuesday evenings at various times throughout the year.


Ed Hernandez 818/846-6312


CSI-Catholic Scripture Investigation

Who we are:

We are a group of committed faith filled Catholic’s who study the Bible by exploring, discovering and investigating the mysteries and stories of our Holy book.

Our Mission:

We, the Catholic Scripture Investigation – Burbank (CSI – Burbank) seek to educate and inspire Catholics to discover, explore and read the Bible. We advocate and support investigations that promote the understanding of the Proclaimed Words of God.

Location, date and time:

Meeting every third Wednesday of each month starting at 7:00 pm to 9:00pm in the Ministry Center Chapel.


Membership is open to all with an interest in studying the Bible.


Officers will be elected at the first meeting and will hold the office for 1 year.

Chief (Chairperson) He or she shall perform the duties of facilitation all meetings.

Edward Arno

Deputy Chief (Vice Chairperson) He or she shall perform as facilitator in the absence of the Chief.

Andrew Wilcox

Communications Officer He or she will communicate with members and non members information for the next meeting. This will also include sending bulletin/pulpit announcements to the Parish office.

Cindy Wlasowich

Cold Case Archivist He or she will keep a record of all the discoveries and investigations. This will include those mysteries/stories that are not completed.

Victor M. Gonzalez


Edward Arno 818-557-0730


Confirmation / Youth  The Confirmation Program and Youth Ministry serves the needs of high school teens ages 14 – 17.


Confirmation preparation is a two-year program.  Students meet twice a month on Monday nights from 7-8:30pm in the Parish Center. Teens take part in community service, parish service activities and social gatherings as a group. 

Kelly Butler 818-846-3443 x233


Cub Scouts


In Pack 220 volunteers can help boys develop qualities that will serve them all their lives – like leadership, strong values, social conscience and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Cub Scouting builds courage, confidence, and character. Volunteers can help the boys with community service projects, arts and crafts, religious emblem awards, and church service projects.

We meet every Friday night in the Ministry Center Library at 7:00pm


David Andrews 818/557-1577


Elementary Religious Education teach public school children the Catholic faith.


Tuesday afternoons , 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM


Carol Gallagher 818/845-3521


Eucharistic Ministers distribute the body and precious blood of Christ. 


Weekend and weekday Masses.


For further information and training schedule please contact

Cheryl Tinney 818-526-0181


Family Festival is an annual event that builds fellowship and raises funds for both our school and our parish education programs.  Volunteers operate games, sell food and provide entertainment.


The Festival runs for three days.  Volunteers can sign up for a wide range of activities and times.


Lourdes Malam 661/644-1380


Filipino Catholic Organization  A platform for people of Filipino heritage to work within the context of St Robert Bellarmine parish and ministering to each other and to the parish at large.  Members;

  • Sponsor Lenten soup supper and spiritual recollection
  • Conduct fund raisers for the organization
  • Celebrate San Loreneo Ruiz, first Filipino saint, Mass
  • Participate in the parish festival
  • Celebrate the “Simbang Gabi” Filipino tradition of the Advent season
  • Pray the Holy Rosary.


Holy Rosary is prayed every week at various assigned families and at times selected by the hosts..

Meetings at various times as called for by the president.


Betty McClure 818/842-1822


Girl Scouts Troup 240


In In Troop 240 volunteers help girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives – like leadership, strong values, social conscience and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Volunteers can help the girls with church service projects, earning their religious emblem award and assisting with craft projects.

We meet every Friday night in the Ministry Center Library at 7:00 pm


Marilyn Andrews  818/557-1577


Girl Scouts Troup 510 includes Scouting levels Daisy, Brownie, Junior Girl Scouts and Cadets.  In addition to regular Scouting activities they are all involved in community service projects.  Parental involvement is an important part of this ministry.  All parents take turns bringing dinner for all that attend the meetings.  Also, parents are actively involved with the meetings and all the activities.


Meetings are normally held every other Friday night in the Parish Center.


Patty Norris 818/845-9663


Grief Support Group


Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center


Mary Lou Wagner 818/843-1406 and Dorothy Perez 818/845-6116


Guest Chefs    Several teams of volunteers are committed to purchase, plan, prepare and serve dinner at a local homeless shelter, each on a specific day of the month. Individuals may join an existing team, if the team has an opening, or may start a new team of 5 or 6 people.


This is an ongoing monthly commitment.  Serving time at the shelter is about 2 1/2 hours starting about 5pm. 


 Emil and Toni Shustak 818/767-0330


Italian Club


Meets at various times.


Carol and Annette Riggio 818/242-4544


Junior High Religious Education teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade children about our Catholic faith.


Wednesday evenings, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Ministry Center


Carol Gallagher 818/845-3521


Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree)  Catholic men dedicated to promoting patriotism illuminated by their Catholic faith.  Members earn the right to wear the regalia and to participate in color corps and honor guards at churches, to the Cardinal or Archbishop during Confirmation and community events.  Members serve Councils in the San Fernando, Tujunga and Pasadena area.  This includes churches in San Fernando, Tujunga, Burbank and Sunland, including St Robert Bellarmine Church.


Meet on the second Monday of the month at 8:00 PM.


Tony Ballesteros 818/842-3188,


Lectors are Individuals who proclaim the Word of God from the lectionary to the assembly.


Serve at our daily and weekend Masses. 


For information on how to become a lector please contact Edward Arno 818/557-0730


Maintenance Ministry is a group of parishioners who support the parish by repairing and maintaining the parish property.  The members have a wide range of skills and experience.  In addition to serving the parish members gain new skills and grow in fellowship.


Time commitment is based on the current needs of the parish and the availability of the members.


Dan Savant 818/469-6305


Ministers to the Sick are Eucharistic Ministers who visit and bring Communion to homebound parishioners.


Ministers serve on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.  After the 9:00 AM Mass until about noon.


To request a visit call the Ministry Center 818/846-3443.

To join the ministry contact Bob Hydar 818/848-3983


Music Ministry comprises many different groups of varying degrees of commitment and proficiency. There are opportunities for singing and playing instruments at each of our SRB weekend mass times. Anyone aged 2nd grade and older is encouraged to be a part of the music ministry. No audition or experience is necessary to become a member. Choirs present music of different styles at each of our weekend masses. See the choir section of the bulletin for details about each of our many musical groups and read about the unique “joyful noise” they make. Signups for all choir take place during their first rehearsal time.

Adam Aceto, Music Director and Organist 818-562-1654

Children's Choir: meets Tuesday afternoons from 5:30-6:30 in the ministry center chapel, immediately following RE. 2nd Grade through 8th Grade are invited to join. Children’s Choir sings at the 9am Sunday mass each week. Children’s choir begins September 29th.


Adam Aceto 818-562-1654


Adult Traditional Choir: meets Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm in the ministry center chapel. Rehearsals resume Wednesday September 30. No audition is necessary but some music reading experience is helpful. Traditional Music is sung each week at the11am Sunday Mass. High school age and older are invited.


Adam Aceto 818-562-1654


Contemporary Choirs : rehearses each Wednesday night from 7-8pm in the ministry center chapel and sings at the Sunday 12:30p, Sunday Mass. Rehearsals are going on now. Contemporary Christian music is sung and played. All ages are welcome. 


Please contact  Rommil Fernandez 626-833-1803,


Blended Choir: sings both contemporary and traditional music for the 5pm Sunday Mass.Music is selected from a wide variety of styles and eras. singers of middle school age and older are invited. Rehearsals are every week, starting at 4:00 pm in the church, convenietly right before mass.Rehearsal are going on now.  

Instrumentalists of all kinds play at each of the weekend masses. Guitar, Keyboard, Woodwind, Brass, String and Percussion players are welcome and encouraged to get involved. Instrumentalists must be comfortable reading chord symbols and/or music notation.


Rebecca Jean Emigh


Cantors: lead all of the weekend masses and meet individually with the music director on one-on-one basis. Basic music reading is required for all cantors. 


Adam Aceto 818-562-1654.


Prayer Group is for all who want to grow into a deeper relationship with God.  Our evenings start by singing praise music, inviting in the Holy Spirit and opening up our hearts to God.  We give thanks to God for His blessings during the week.  People are invited to share their own prayer needs and are prayed over.  During our closing, we lift up our personal and private prayer requests.  When everyone has received prayer and we have thanked God and prayed to the angels to guard and guide us home through the week, we are on our way with hugs and recharged for another week.


When you come to a prayer meeting expect always to be deeply loved and surrounded by God’s care and presence.


Thursday evenings 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Ministry Center Chapel


Miriam Piersch 818-845-2285


Pre-School of Religion: designed to meet and enrich the faith life of our 3, 4, and 5 year old children.  Instructors and aides need to profess an enthusiasm for their Catholic faith and an eagerness to share it with these small, impressionable children.


These children gather from 9:00-10:00 a.m., Sunday mornings during the months of October through April. 


Sister Eileen 818/846-3443;


Knit and Crochet Group makes items for all those in need. All are welcome.

We meet Daytime on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 2-4pm.

We meet Night time on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 7-9pm.


Arline Johnston 818/767-7951, or Toni Shustak at 818/767-0330.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults RCIA

Do you remember when you first heard God call you ?

Was it through another person or event ? What exactly were you being called to do?

Who helped you take the next step?

Our part in God’s mission at St. Robert’s is for our entire assembly to help people respond and support them in their response to God’s call. For Catholics initiation and reception of  sacraments takes place in the RCIA process. Our Church has recently recovered and developed a process that the earliest Christians used. This process is not so much about  learning things in a classroom as it is being an ”apprentice” in God’s Community.

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or completing the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation please do not hesitate to call.


Mary Kaleta 818/842-2319, 818-846-3443;


Rite of Christian Initiation of Youth is a journey for young people after the age of 7 to prepare them to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation.


Scheduled as needed,


Carol Gallagher 818/845-3521


Sacrament Preparation prepares all parish elementary school children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.


Scheduled as needed.


Carol Gallagher 818/845-3521


St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School strives for academic excellence through leadership and commitment in nurturing, the mind, body and soul of each student.  The school provides a wide variety of opportunities for parents and nonparents to give of their time.


Time commitments are flexible and vary by the nature of the task.


School office 818/842-5033  Website

Ushers/Hospitality prepare the church for Mass, welcome the people and straighten up after Mass.


Serve at weekend Masses as scheduled.


Contact Ministry Center 818/846-3443


Women of Faith Book Club meets for discussion of faith-filled books that enrich our spiritual lives. 


We meet every other month for about two hours 


Arline Johnston 818/767-7951 or

Toni Shustak 818/767-0330



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