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


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This Week at St. Hilary Parish :

Help local children in Marin City


Manzanita Child Development Center in Marin City (funded through Community Action Marin) offers care to young children in Marin City.  Recently they've added to their programming so they now offer preschool through after school care, P-grade 5. The program is fortunate to have been chosen to be one of twelve finalists competing to win a playground from the Claritin Company.  They are the only west coast finalist competing. The way they compete is through a web link to Facebook and daily votes by Facebook members now through September 26. 


Manzanita serves about 60 children. They're competing against public elementary schools with far larger populations. They need help with gathering daily votes from now through September 26th. They will succeed if they end in one of the top four positions. 



+ vote for Community Action Marin: www.CLARITINvoteforplayspaces.com

+ post to your Facebook page + your family members’ pages to invite    others to vote (If you have no Facebook page, ask those who do!!)

+ speak with neighbors, colleagues and/or students: talk, talk, talk!

+ some other step that you're comfortable with


This is a community service effort for adults and students. Students are on Facebook.  It is appropriate for all ages and a free volunteer activity to benefit others.  


 “I really want this playground so I can build a house and play with my friends. I don’t really like the park that we have now because we only have a hill, three trees, sticks and rocks.” Tyleigh, age 9


Go to: www.CLARITINvoteforplayspaces.com ; vote for Community Action Marin every day until September 26. Please ask friends and family to vote, too.


Thanks so much for helping to give the children of Marin City a playground!


Mrs. Marian Daly

(Mother of Bishop Tom Daly, former president of Marin Catholic High School)



Mrs. Bernice Schneider

(Parishioner of St. Hilary)

Mr. Edward Sotelo

(Parishioner of St. Hilary)


The Archdiocese of San Francisco

presents a special day for women:


Endow in a Day Seminar

"Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth"

Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




"Town Hall Meeting"

sponsored by your Parish Pastoral Council,

to discuss results of the big parish survey!

Sunday, September 21, 12:00 p.m., in Tarantino Hall.

All are welcome!


George Shumny, President of the PPC, and other members of the Council will share the feedback we received from the people of St. Hilary and offer time for questions and answers as we look toward the future.


Dinner & Auction

Saturday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.

Tarantino Hall 

Tickets are $175.00 per person, with all proceeds from the auction going to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County to help the needy.




"Forty Days For Life"

Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014


Our parishioners Ruth Ann Cawley at 328-6292 or Mari Pautler at mpautler@aol.com invite you to join with them in the "Forty Days For Life" event which begins this month in San Rafael. For more information, please go to: http://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/San-Rafael/


Pope Francis: “Abortion compounds the grief of many women who now carry with them deep physical and spiritual wounds after succumbing to the pressures of a secular culture which devalues God’s gift of sexuality and the right to life of the unborn.” April 25, 2014



Please check page one of today's edition of The Ark, where you will find a nice picture, and two wonderful articles, about our school and church.


Dr. Richard Mani is featured underneath a lovely mosaic he made for our school library, focused on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The article also describes the many other ways Richard has used his gift of art to enhance Catholic schools and parishes throughout Marin County.


Ms. Hannah Holscher, a young alumna of Saint Hilary School, is the focus of another article on page one, a fascinating story about how she and her father spent the summer training for the famous 9-mile swim from Spain to Morocco by crossing the Strait of Gibraltar.


You can check out both gems by going to:  http://www.thearknewspaper.com/index.html




Can you help with our "doughnut ministry"


after the Sunday 9:00 AM Mass or the 11:00 AM Mass?


To volunteer, just hop over to:




Dear Saint Hilary Families,
It is 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! 
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


Mrs. M. Claire "Daisy" Smith (1920-2014)

Daisy Smith's funeral rites will be celebrated here at St. Hilary Church on:


-- Wednesday, September 10, at 10:30 a.m., with Monsignor James Tarantino presiding.

-- Right after Mass, there will be a reception in Tarantino Hall, so that people may offer their condolences to her loved ones, and share stories about dear Daisy and how she touched their lives.


May the good Lord give her a gracious welcome to the heavenly kingdom!



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


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.