Welcome to St. Hilary Catholic Parish in Tiburon, California

Saint Hilary Parish and School is a caring, vibrant community which believes in promoting Catholic values, love, faith, friendship, and outreach to those in need.


If you are visiting, we welcome you and invite you to join us at Mass. If you are new to the area or a long-time resident, we look forward to having you join our community. We offer the Catholic sacraments, religious education for children and opportunities to become involved in any of our ministries. Please register with the parish to have an ambassador family help you find out what your parish has to offer!


Father William E. Brown, Pastor - BillBrown@StanfordAlumni.org

Father Roger G. Gustafson, Parochial Vicar - FatherRogerGustafson@Gmail.com


Learn more by reading:

Mass Schedule

Day Mass Time   Type 
Saturday 9:00 a.m.                       

5:00 p.m.

Vigil Mass


7:30 a.m. Quiet Mass
  9:00 a.m. Children & Family Mass
  11:00 a.m. Choir Mass
  5:00 p.m. Guitar Mass


8:30 a.m.



is a

Holy Day

of Obligation  

3:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

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7:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

Fr. Brown

Fr. Roger

Fr. Brown

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Fr. Roger

Fr. Brown

Fr. Roger

For more Mass information, click here.

To learn more about our ministries, click here. To get involved in one of our ministries,

please click on the "Get Involved!" button below.

St. Hilary Parish this Week

Can't get to church for Christmas due to illness or injury?


A Christmas T.V. Mass Special with Monsignor Harry Schlitt will be aired on Christmas morning!

- Thursday, December 25

- will be aired on Christmas morning

- KOFY-TV 20 at 6:30am;

- FOX 40 Sacramento at 9:30am;

- KTSF 26 San Francisco at 9:30 am.


God bless all our loved ones who are homebound or hospitalized - may they enjoy the Christmas Mass thanks to wonderful Monsignor Harry and his television ministry!

REST IN PEACE:  Mr. Al Trimbach

FUNERAL RITES:  Tuesday, Dec. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Rosary & Mass at St. Hilary Church
Burial immediately after Mass at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery

(In January we will have another gathering, and a reception for friends and colleagues to come together, share stories and fellowship, and enjoy food and drink together in memory of Al.)

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Dear parishioners,
Please remember in the charity of your prayers Al Trimbach, who died this morning.
I just spoke with his wife Maurine, and she tells me that Al passed away peacefully at Marin General, with his family there in the hospital room with him. Al suffered a massive stroke Saturday night, was given the Last Rites by Father Paul Perry (Chaplain at Marin General), and his loved ones have been right by his side ever since, sleeping in the hospital room on chairs.
Yesterday we prayed the Commendation of the Dying over Al, hoping the words of faith might give him comfort and peace as he prepared to meet the Lord - he died several hours after that prayer service.
God bless, and please keep Maurine Trimbach, Fran Hall (whose husband Walter passed away recently also), and all those who have lost loved ones in your thoughts and prayers - with Christmas drawing near, this is not an easy time for them.
~ Father Brown

Do you need to go to Confession before Christmas?


Both priests (Fr. Roger and Fr. Brown) will be hearing confessions on:

  • Saturday, Dec. 20, at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 10:00 a.m.
  • We had a wonderful Communal Penance Service with Individual Confession & Absolution on Wednesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. in church - our warmest thanks to all who worked together to make the experience spiritual and beautiful!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dear Father Brown,
We’d like to share the Get Some Give Some update from this school year:
GSGS members invited the Saint Hilary Middle School Students to be part of the spiritual retreat led by Father Roger Gustafson last month. Their theme was SERVICE. Twenty students were inspired by active parishioners who donated their day to share their own experiences with our students. Our students gave the following quotes after this unique experience:
"Going to the Get Some Give Some retreat was eye opening about community. It taught me about how Saint Hilary's community can change my life and other peoples' lives as well. I never knew before this how much I could learn about my fellow parishioners. Not only did I learn about my fellow parishioners, I found out things from other students at SHS. I thought that I could not learn anything from someone in my sixth grade class. Not only did I learn something about one of my classmates but I now feel closer to my friend. I feel like I could tell them anything, because I went to the GSGS retreat." By Lucia Doty (6th grade)
"At the Get Some Give Some retreat, I really enjoyed the feeling of peace in the atmosphere. Everyone was really calm and tried to make the best out of the opportunity they were given. Also, there was a lot of quiet time for journaling and prayer which helped to focus my thoughts and reflect on my day. I led a guided meditation, which I hope focused everyone’s thoughts and helped them to relax. Overall, the retreat was a relaxing and peaceful opportunity which everyone really enjoyed." By Colin Yoon (8th grade)
Moreover, GSGS accomplished a couple of fundraisers at school so our group was able to provide a few stars or gifts to the Giving Tree and make some children’s wishes come true. GSGS was part of the Giving Tree event on Friday and provided service for others, following God’s words. GSGS members were filled with knowledge while they tutored children from 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade to Catholic Charities (Canal Family Support Program) last week and each of them was in charge of helping children with their homework. Get Some Give Some will continue to work especially at this time of Advent. 
Thank you Father for your inspiration,
Mrs. Zeidler, Ms. Turner & Señora Buckley



Mr. Al Trimbach, husband of Maurine Trimach, who died on Dec. 19. Al's Funeral Mass will be celebrated here on Tuesday, December 23, at 11:00 a.m.


Mrs. Eileen Reed, a long-time parishioner, who died on Dec. 12. Eileen's Funeral Mass will be celebrated here on Saturday, December 20, at 11:00 a.m.


Dr. Walter Hall, husband of Fran Hall, who died on Dec. 1

Obituary, click here.


Mrs. Jane Fish, sister of Bill Simkins, who passed away on Nov. 29

Obituary, click here.


Mr. Thomas Elliott, brother of Barb Elliott, who died on Nov. 29

Obituary, click here.


Mrs. Georgia Doyle, grandmother of Stacee Christen, who passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27

Obituary, click here.

Got a calling to the priesthood? Retreat January 16-18.
Are you thinking of the priesthood? Our local seminary offers a retreat each year for men just like you! The retreat is the weekend of January 16-18, is open to men 21 years and older, and is free. The men who attend the weekend are at all stages of the discernment process so there is no “commitment” on their part. HOWEVER, registration is necessary, to please check out the flyer and see if this is right for you!
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Parish News and Information

Want to find out how to $upport your parish church?


Just click here to go to the "Registration & Giving" page!


God bless you for caring about Saint Hilary Parish. As you know, we've had some major problems lately with the boilers, a break in the water lines between the gym and middle school, and so all of this costs money to repair. We thank the many generous souls who enable us to keep the church, hall, school, and grounds in good shape!

Help St. Hilary School via eScrip!


Sign up for eScrip today and designate our parish school, St. Hilary #137965399 as the recipient of your eScript points.


We are MOST grateful to the families of our parish and of St. Hilary School who have used this easy, free method of making a big difference in helping our school and our students.


Just go to www.eScrip.com and follow the simple instructions -- be sure to plug in St. Hilary School #137965399 when you register.


God bless you! Just last year, the efforts of people like you brought in thousands of dollars for our parochial school.


Also, take a look at the eScrip online mall:  http://shopping.escrip.com

"Saint Hilary and the Dragon?"


QUESTION: Why is our patron, St. Hilary of Poitiers, pictured with a dragon at his feet in the statue in front of our church?

ANSWER: The dragon symbolizes the heresy of Arianism, which St. Hilary fought in his preaching and teaching. (Arianism claimed that Jesus was not divine, but a created being like us.)



noun \ˈher-ə-sē, ˈhe-rə-\

: a belief or opinion that does not agree with the official belief or opinion of a particular religion


October 12 to 23, 2015

Our very own intrepid Father Roger Gustafson has organized a cultural and spiritual journey to Italy next fall, and you are cordially invited to register for the trip!


Our parish Administrative Assistant, Diana Rittenhouse, has been asked to serve as the Group Coordinator, so she will be able to help you with any questions you may have in the weeks ahead.


Registration begins on December 1 and space is limited. A pilgrimage information meeting will be held on Saturday, January 24, at 6:15 p.m., in Tarantino Hall. Light refreshments will be served.


For more information, please see the flyer and itinerary below.

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Pastor e-Mail Alerts  -  from Father William e-Brown


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