Welcome to St. Hilary Catholic Parish in Tiburon, California

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 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


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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.




Masses on

Feb. 18

7:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Fr. Roger

Fr. Brown

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

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Dear parishioners,
I just got word from our Director of Religious Education that several students from St. Hilary received  awards as part of this year's "Respect Life Essay Contest" in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. As many of you know these families, please give the children (and parents!) a nice word of congrlatulations when you run into them at Mass, in school, over doughnuts, or around town!
We are very proud of all our students who took part, and we are grateful to them for expressing their own dreams and prayers about what it means to be truly pro-life in today's world!
~ Father Brown

Grades 1&2
Christian Dorn - 1st prize for Marin County 
Evan Blinn - Honorable Mention

Grades 3&4
Mary Blinn - Grand Prize
Elsa Holscher - Honorable Mention

Grades 5&6
Arabella Garcia Hollmann - Honorable Mention

Got kids?

Come check out Saint Hilary Catholic School as we celebrate "Catholic Schools Week" this year!


Even if you don't have children, you might want to see first hand what our school is like in 2015, and thus be able to recommend it to friends and family. We will have tours of Saint Hilary School offered during the week, so please call the school at (415) 435-2224 to learn more.


As a non-parent, I am always so impressed when I visit the classrooms, check out the projects in the hallways, or just encounter the students, parents, volunteers, teachers and staff members in our happy little school - everyone seems so thrilled to be learning, interacting with people from all over the world (including Europe, Latin America and Asia), and enjoying school environment that is safe, creative, and a boost for the soul!


God bless the Sisters of the Holy Faith, who established our parish school back in 1963, and the many good people who have worked hard to continue that legacy of love and learning.


~ Father Brown, pastor

Estate Planning Seminar

Do you have a Will or a Trust?  Parents -who will raise your children should something happen to you?
How do you want your assets to be distributed?

Come to a FREE Seminar and learn about the NEW tax laws and how to best provide for your loved ones.
Estate planning attorney Colin Kelley will discuss and answer your questions.

Saturday January 31st
Tarantino Hall- St. Hilary Parish
Refreshments & Snacks provided - if you are coming, please let us know via e-vite at the following link:



To purchase tickets, click on above crab feed image and scroll down page

  • February 1, Sunday 3:30 p.m. - Super Bowl combined with a Chili cook-off.
Beautiful location. Plenty of parking. Big screen. Pro sound system. Beer, wine, soft drinks, munchies, pizza. Enjoy the camaraderie of the St. Hilary community!



It seems as if Christmas has only turned the corner and now we are looking at a fast approaching LENT! Ash Wednesday is February 18 this year. In the past we have had faith-sharing groups and it seems that Lent would be a very good time for us to renew and refresh the practice.

If you would like to be part of a faith-sharing group this season, please connect with Sister Dolores Maguire at:


Facilitators will be needed for each group formed, so if you feel you are willing to take that role, please let me know.

Please tell your friends and acquaintances so we might best get the message spread.

A preparatory meeting will be held at Tarantino Hall on Monday, February 2, at 7:00 PM

All interested parishioners and friends are asked to attend.

Parish News and Information



Ms. Julia Hawkins, age 26, daughter of Randy and Cynthia Hawkins. Julia's Funeral Mass will be celebrated here on Friday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m., followed by the Committal Service at Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. Please keep her parents and loved ones in your prayers during this tragic time of such a young death.


Mr. Francis Lynch, age 21, son of Chris and Karen Lynch. Francis was a senior at Sonoma State University and died suddenly in an accident. Please keep his parents, friends and family in the charity of your prayers.


Mrs. Virginia Marie Quint, age 82, mother of our parishioner Linda Quint Hill. Virgina passed away on January 7 and her Funeral Mass was celebrated in Southern California: http://obits.ocregister.com/obituaries/orangecounty/obituary.aspx?pid=173847289 


Mr. James Savino, father of Deborah Savino, who died on January 13. James will be buried back home in New York. Please keep his loved ones in your prayers.


Dr. Walter Hall, husband of Fran Hall. Walter's Funeral Mass will be celebrated here on Saturday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m., with a reception in Tarantino Hall after the Mass.




Check out what Pope Francis suggested to his many co-workers at the Vatican: moms and dads, sisters, priests, brothers, Swiss guards, etc.




– “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”

– “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.”

Father Brown's Q and A:  Sunday envelopes?


Dear parishioners,
Just this morning I received a very sensible question from someone who supports the parish via EFT, but feels embarrassed when the collection basket comes around and she has nothing to put into the basket. What to do?

-- we encourage everyone who worships here at St. Hilary Parish to formally register as a member, and to consider signing up for EFT ("electronic funds transfer") through our parish website at:
The website also gives you other suggestions, such as adding St. Hilary Church to your bank's "automatic bill pay" system if you prefer that to EFT. By choosing EFT or "bill pay," you will be giving a great gift to your parish, as your donations will continue to help us even when you are away on vacation.
-- we ask everyone who is a member of St. Hilary Parish to please sign up for a packet of monthly offering envelopesthrough Diana at the front office: receiving these envelopes makes it easier for us to keep track of who really wants to be on our mailing list (they get returned to us if you move), and the offering envelopes serve as helpful reminders to you about Holy Days of Obligation, plus special days such as Thanksgiving and Ash Wednesday, and of course special second collections.
-- we urge everyone who is using EFT or "automatic bill pay" to still throw in a St. Hilary envelope each time the collection basket comes around, even if your envelope is empty. This sets a good example to the people around you (even though the envelope is empty), because you are indeed faithfully supporting your parish church through the internet. Also, even those who have signed up for EFT may want to use the Second Collection envelopes you receive in the monthly packet to support the Retired Religious, the Missions, etc., which you would not know about without getting the envelopes mailed directly to your home each month. Finally, you will not feel embarrassed when the basket comes around, because your envelope will be a very honest sing that you are giving to keep your parish strong.
Some people have argued that "it's a waste of paper" to put an empty envelope into the collection basket, but the paper gets recycled, and it's better for you and for your parish that you receive and use the monthly packet of envelopes, even if you do most of your giving via your bank ("bill pay") or via the EFT program.
Soon, we will have even more user-friendly options for those of you who want to help the work of the Church here, but that's for another email.
In the meantime, thanks for your sensible questions, and I hope the answers in the bulletin, in emails such as this, and on our website will be helpful!
God bless,
~ Father Brown

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


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


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.