Welcome to St. Hilary Catholic Parish in Tiburon, California

St. Hilary Catholic Church in Tiburon, CA Photo courtesy of Doug Stiles of Belvedere

Saint Hilary Church 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 liturgical, instructional, faith & prayer, outreach or fellowship 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

Father John-Paul Sheridan - Summer Supply - JohnPaul.Sheridan@spcm.ie


Learn more by reading:

You may now support Saint Hilary Parish by donating online - quick & easy!


This is ALSO true if you want to go online to make a donation to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal.

Mass Schedule at Saint Hilary Catholic Church

St. Hilary of Poitiers (c. 300-368 A.D.), patron saint for our church & school


Mass Time

Type of Mass        

Saturday 9:00 a.m.  


5:00 p.m.

Vigil Mass


7:30 a.m.

Quiet Mass


9:00 a.m.

Children's Choir Mass


11:00 a.m.

Adult Choir Mass


5:00 p.m.

Guitar Mass


8:30 a.m.


Holy Days



7:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

7:00 p.m.


For more Mass information or to hear the Sunday Gospel and homily, click here.


To learn more about our ministries, click here. To get involved in one of our ministries, click here or on the "Get Involved!" button.

St. Hilary Parish this Week

Got Kids?

Want Faith?

We Can Help!


Online enrollment for the 2015-16 Religious Education year is now open. Please visit the St. Hilary Religious Education page of our parish website,  http://www.sthilary.org/religious-education/  and simply click on the registration button. It's that easy!  Register before August 14th to take advantage of the "early bird discount."  

We look forward to a terrific and faith-filled year with your families.


For questions, please contact Lisa Veto,

Director of Religious Education, at:  LisaVeto@Gmail.Com



If you or someone you know is curious about becoming Catholic, we would like to invite you to come explore your questions.
We are currently forming an inquiry group to discuss and answer any questions you might have about what Catholics are all about.
It’s a very informal group, and there is no obligation.
If you’d like to join us on Tuesdays, beginning September 8, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Tarantino Hall, please contact Sister Dolores Maguire at (415) 937-5538 or via email at DoloresM@StHilary.org 
"Male and Female He Created Them" - Marriage and Stewardship of the Body 13th Statewide Conference of the California Association of Natural Family Planning Aug. 21-22, 2015
Empowering sexual integrity and stewardship of the body, for individuals and couples, while building healthy, happy, and holy marriages
Aug. 21 and 22, 2015
Event Center, St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St. San Francisco CA
Featuring Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
presiding at the Closing Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and presenting the Opening Keynote:
Stewards of Our Bodies: Responsible Parenthood and the Spirituality of Stewardship
Also Featuring Fiorella Nash
coming all the way from the UK to speak at the Closing Banquet on
A Path Worth Walking: Life, Liberty, and the Rise of Pro Life Feminism
with over 20 inspiring and informative speakers in between!
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Ann-Marie Barnes in 2009 with her husband Kevin, and their daughters Natalie and Sarah


Dear friends in Christ,
Please remember in the charity of your prayers those who will be buried in the coming days, and their loved ones who are left behind.
If you know of someone who has experienced loss and might benefit from our Bereavement Support Group, please contact Sister Dolores Maguire, CHF, at DoloresMaguire@Gmail.com 

Mrs. Ann-Marie Barnes (1969-2015)

  • Wife of Kevin, mother of Natalie and Sarah. Ann-Marie died peacefully in her sleep with her loved ones surrounding her, sleeping in the same room, early in the morning on July 30.
  • Vigil Service on Friday, July 31, at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Tiburon, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 1, at St. Hilary Catholic Church, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Reception in Tarantino Hall immediately after the Mass.
  • Please send no flowers to the family home, but rather to the church for Friday's service.
  • http://monteschapelofthehills.com/

Mr. Christopher Aaron Freeouf (1970-2015)

  • Son of Mrs. Susan Murphy, a very active member of St. Hilary Parish. Our hearts and prayers go out to Susan during this time of mourning.
  • Obituary for Christopher Freeouf

    Christopher “Chris” Aaron Freeouf, 44, passed away Friday, July 24th, 2015. He was born August 17th, 1970 in Fort Rucker, Alabama, son of Alice Susan Murphy and the late John Link Freeouf. Chris was raised out west and a proud descendant of Irish immigrants John Sullivan and James Phelan, pioneers of San Francisco. Chris was a robotics technician at Toyota and had been a member of the National Guard. He was an avid outdoorsman, a multi-talented artist, enjoyed music and loved riding motorcycles. In addition to his mother, Chris is survived by his devoted wife, Martha (King) Freeouf; his daughter, Abigail Virginia Freeouf; his son, Jesse Laurence Freeouf; three sisters, Kelly (Billy) Baggins, Shauna (Geoff) Armstrong and Theresa Bonilla; his mother-in-law, Judy Harris Millar; his father-in-law, Toby King; three sisters-in-law, Laura King, Susan (Mike) Nelson and Sarah King; two brothers-in-law, Barrie (Lara) King and Andy (Mandy) King; a close cousin, John O’Day; several nieces and nephews. There will be a private memorial service held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to a state or national park of your choosing or to the charity of donor’s choice in memory of Chris.

Welcome, Father John-Paul Sheridan

Father Sheridan was ordained at age 24 for the Diocese of Ferns, and is here until September 2 to help with Masses, Confessions, counseling, visits to the sick, etc., a nice break from his usual work as professor at Saint Patrick's College in Maynooth:
Please give him a warm welcome as you meet him here in Tiburon, and, just in case you want to reach him via email, his address is:
"Fr. John-Paul Sheridan"
God bless,
~ Father Brown

Here's a brief bio about our guest from Ireland:


Fr. John-Paul Sheridan is a priest of the Diocese of Ferns in Ireland.  He was ordained in 1990, having studied at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. He then lived at the Pontifical Irish College, in Rome, where he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University and at the Ateneo Sant'Anselmo.  He served as a parochial vicar in his diocese after ordination and then became involved in the area of Religious Education and Catechesis.  He studied at for a Master's in Education at Boston College and his Ph.D. at Trinity College, Dublin.  In 2014 he was appointed to the staff of St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, which is a Pontifical University and the National Seminary for Ireland.  He teaches Religious Education and Catechesis and Systematic Theology.  



Parish News and Information

Giving Made Easy!

We have implemented a new, easier approach to making donations to St. Hilary Parish. To make a one-time or recurring donation online, click here or on the button.

Desperately desiring delicious doughnuts...?


Dear parishioners,

Lynn Reid, who graciously stepped in several months ago to coordinate our doughnut & coffee & orange juice fun after the 9:00am and 11:00am Sunday Masses, tells me we need more helpers to sign up.
If you are interested in learning what it involves, or willing to sign up, please hop on over to the following website:
Although the website focuses on "Saint Hilary School," we all know that the entire COMMUNITY benefits from this hospitality, so please do pitch in if you can.
God bless,
~ Father Brown

"New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts." David Lynch

Father Brown's Q and A:  Sunday envelopes?


  • QUESTION:  I have signed up for electronic giving through Saint Hilary's website, but what do I do now when the collection basket comes around during Mass? I feel a bit embarrassed if I don't put something in.


  • ANSWER:  Please register with Diana and get a monthly packet of Sunday envelopes, which will enable you to know what special days are coming up (e.g., Ash Wednesday), and will also permit you to donate to the second collection. When the first collection basket comes around, put in your (empty) envelopes, as a sign that you are supporting your parish - which you are doing through your e-giving!
If it feels weird to throw an empty offering envelope into the basket, don't you worry - you are giving a good example to the people around you and not scandalizing them by ignoring the basket.

Help Saint 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

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.

Additional parish news and information can be found by clicking here.

"Pennies From Heaven"

Come to our annual gala!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tarantino Hall, 763 Hilary Drive, Tibruon, CA 94920

Hosted by St. Hilary Church & School - all money raised goes to suppor the good work of the St. Vindent de Paul Society of Marin County

$175.00 per person

Call 415-454-3303 ext. 17 for tickets!