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 new to the area or just visiting, we welcome you and invite you to join us by registering and finding out what your parish has to offer!


Father William E. Brown - Pastor - billbrown@stanfordalumni.org

Father Roger G. Gustafson - Parochial Vicar - fatherrogergustafson@gmail.com


This Week at St. Hilary Parish :


Mrs. Helen Kelly

Funeral Mass at St. Hilary Church on Saturday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m.

Followed by a Reception in Tarantino Hall


Helen died suddenly on June 12 while taking part in a pilgrimage through the Holy Land. She had proclaimed God's Word in the place of Jesus' birth, Bethlehem, just the day before, and told her friends in the group that it had been the most amazing experience of her entire life.


Her daughter said that this trip to the Holy Land was a dream come true for her mother, and that she found it rather spiritually amazing that Helen would go to meet the Lord Jesus in person after walking where he had walked, visiting those sacred places where He had taught, worked miracles, and proclaimed God's kingdom.


Please pray for our dear parishioner Helen, who did so much for God and God's people here at Saint Hilary Parish. Please remember her children in your prayers as well, as they mourn her passing:  Michael, Kathy, Colleen, and Sean.


GOT SCHOOL . . . ?

Looking for an excellent Catholic school?
Check out Saint Hilary School (JK to 8th grade), forming young minds and good character since 1963.
We were founded by the Sisters of the Holy Faith from Ireland 51 years ago, and are going strong!
We still have a couple of spots open in some grades.

REST IN PEACE:  Monsignor Joseph Patrick Sullivan (1927-2014)


The Archdiocese of San Francisco

Office of the Vicar for Clergy

One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA  94109-6601  (415) 614-5611





To:                   All Priests, Deacons, Religious and Faithful of the Archdiocese


From:               Reverend Raymund M. Reyes


Date:                July 25, 2014


RE:                  DECEASED:  Reverend Monsignor Joseph Patrick Sullivan – Thursday, July 24, 2014




As many of you have been hearing today, Monsignor Joe Sullivan passed away last night, July 24, 2014.  He was 87 years of age.  Joe was born in San Francisco on March 13, 1927 to the late John D. and Hannah (Scanlon) Sullivan, the youngest of five children.  He attended Saint Paul School through the 6th grade, and then Saint Agnes School for the 7th and 8th grades.  Joe undertook his seminary studies at Saint Joseph Seminary in Mountain View and Saint Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park.


Father Sullivan was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop John J. Mitty on January 24, 1953 at Saint Mary’s Cathedral.  In the many years that followed, he ministered at Saint John the Baptist Church in Napa, Saint Stanislaus Church in Modesto, Saint Aloysius Church in Palo Alto, Saint Rita Church in Fairfax, Saint Francis de Sales Church in Oakland, Saint Christopher Church in San Jose, Saint Matthew Church in San Mateo, Church of the Ascension in Saratoga, Our Lady of Mercy Church in Daly City, Saint Brigid Church in San Francisco, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City, Church of the Resurrection in Sunnyvale, Queen of the Apostles Church in San Jose, Good Shepherd Church in Pacifica, and Saint Patrick Church in San Francisco. 

In 1989, Monsignor Sullivan was one of the priests of the Archdiocese named a Prelate of Honor by His Holiness with the title of Monsignor, recognizing his many efforts on behalf of the people of the Archdiocese in organizing the visit of Pope John Paul II to San Francisco, and the Mass at Candlestick Park.  In 1994, Monsignor was appointed by Archbishop Quinn as Director of Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  He retired July 1, 1997, and was assigned to serve as Chaplain in Residence at Nazareth House in San Rafael on November 13, 2006, a position he held until his death.  While at Nazareth House, he expressed his sincere gratitude for the opportunity to continue his priestly ministry by tending to the spiritual wellbeing of the residents, the staff, and the Sisters of Nazareth.  His daily contact with the Nazareth House Community endeared him to all those with whom he shared his love of God.


The family has now made the following arrangements:


Visitation:          5:00 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2014
                       Nazareth House, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael


Vigil:                 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

Funeral Mass:    10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014
                       Saint Isabella Church, 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael

                       Reception:  Nazareth House, San Rafael
                       Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma


During his last illness, Monsignor was especially grateful for the loving and devoted care of the sisters and staff at Nazareth House, for the ongoing support of Mary Schembri, and for the competent care he received from Hospice by the Bay.  He is predeceased by his older brothers Daniel, John and Edmund, and by his brother-in-law, Thomas Flynn.  Please join Archbishop Cordileone, Archbishop Niederauer, Cardinal Levada, Archbishop Quinn, Bishop Justice, Bishop McElroy, Bishop Wang, Fr. Reburiano and me in praying for Monsignor Sullivan and his family, including his dear Sister, Alice Flynn, and his many nieces and nephews.  Your letters of condolence may be sent to Monsignor's niece as follows:

Catherine Kyne

2104 Highland Forest Drive

Waxhaw, NC 28173




Reverend Raymund M. Reyes, Vicar for Clergy
The Archdiocese of San Francisco | www.sfarchdiocese.org

One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109
Direct 415-614-5611| Fax  415-614-5613| Main 415-614-5500 | reyesr@sfarchdiocese.org

The Yellow Bus Challenge: 

Sign Up More Bus Riders and Everyone Saves Half the Cost!


The Town of Tiburon and City of Belvedere will provide a subsidy--IF enough riders sign up--saving 50% of the cost of bus passes for ALL bus riders.

RUSD has created three new bus routes in both the morning and afternoon. 
  • New routes are designed for Reed and Bel Aire students only
  • More neighborhood stops
  • Shorter drive times


Yellow Bus Challenge FAQ

Take the Challenge!


Route Highlights

New Green Bus (Route 4) For Bel Aire and Reed Students ONLY

AM  Segment 1:  Corte Madera/Paradise Drive to Bel Aire. Segment 2: Express to Reed

PM   Segment 1: Express from Reed to Bel Aire. Segment 2: Bel Aire to Del Mar to Reed, and on to Corte Madera VIA Hyw 101


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New Orange Bus (Route 5) For Bel Aire Students Only

AM Segment 1: Belvedere to Downtown Tiburon, and on to Bel Aire

PM Segment 1: Bel Aire to Belveron, to Mar Vista, to Reed, and to Downtown



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New Purple Bus Route (6) For Reed Students ONLY

AM  Belveron through Bel Aire neighborhood, and on to Reed School

PM   Reed School, through Belveron and to Bel Aire neighborhood


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Yellow (1), Pink, (2) and Blue (3) AM and PM routes are unchanged. If you are interested in adding your child to the waitlist for these routes, please click here and provide your child’s name, bus stop, and school destination.

Yellow Bus  AM Schedule      PM Schedule

Pink Bus     AM Schedule      PM Schedule

Blue Bus     AM Schedule      PM Schedule


Monday, July 14, 2014
Dear Saint Hilary Families,
I hope you are enjoying the summer with your children and loved ones.  Although the fall seems a long way off, it's not too early to enroll your children for the 2014-2015 Religious Education year. 
This year, our enrollment process will be paperless, which will make us better stewards of God's creation.  We hope that this improvement will be a positive change for you too!  Enrollment is open and you will receive a discount if you enroll your children before August 15
To enroll, simply go to:
This year, in addition to a great classroom learning experience for your children, your family will be able to take part in meaningful service projects with other families, participate in an outdoor Stations of the Cross experience during Lent and much more!  I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your families. 
Lisa Veto
Director of Religious Education
Saint Hilary Parish

Saint Hilary Catholic Community Annual Report, for the three years ended

June 30, 2011, 2012 and 2013


Click here to read our financial statement:
Adobe Acrobat document [69.6 KB]


Attention Seniors!

Are you living alone?
Would you like someone to contact you each morning between 9:00 and 10:00 to make sure you are okay?
If we can't reach you, please give us the name of a close friend or a relative who can check up on you.
Sign on for the service if you wish to get a call each morning, or, if you wish to volunteer as a parish caller.

Contact: Mrs. Jane McColgan at (415) 464-1539

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


Would you like to receive emails from Father Brown when one of our dear parishioners passes away, or when a special event is taking place here at St. Hilary, or when a disaster strikes and we will take up a second collection for those impacted? If so, please send a brief message to:


Rest assured that all messages are sent as a "blind carbon copy," so that others cannot access your email address.