Welcome to St. Hilary Catholic Parish in Tiburon, California
St. Hilary is a caring, vibrant community which believes in promoting Catholic values, love, faith, friendship, and outreach not only to people within the parish but to those in need, wherever they may be. If you are new to the area or just visiting, we welcome you and invite you to join us.
~ Father William E. Brown, Pastor
~ Father Matthew B. Link, C.PP.S., Parochial Vicar
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This Week at St. Hilary Parish :
May 22, 2013
We want to congratulate Dr. Suzy Gray of St. Hilary School for being selected to attend the Eileen Ludwig Greenland National Bearing Witness™ Summer Institute in Washington D.C. We first learned of this program through our school's membership in the NCEA. Here is the description of the program from the NCEA website:
"Join Catholic school educators from across the United States for Bearing Witness™, a five-day experience of intensive study designed to give you the skills and resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice to your students and school communities.
"The Eileen Ludwig Greenland National Bearing Witness™ Summer Institute is a unique professional development program of the Anti-Defamation League, the National Catholic Educational Association, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted in the Archdiocese of Washington."
We immediately nominated Dr. Gray as she will be teaching the 7th & 8th grade religion classes next year, and will be working closely with Mr. Kibak & Ms. Zundel to integrate these lessons closely with our social studies units as well. As stated in her congratulatory letter, Suzy was selected from a large pool of very qualified applicants.
The cost of this 5-day intensive program for all educators is paid for by The Eileen Ludwig Greenland Endowment and all the teachers participating in this intensive study will receive continuing education credit from Georgetown University. We thank Suzy for applying and choosing to participate in this program, and are thrilled that she is bringing back skills and resources to all our Faculty so our students can learn more about tolerance, peace, and non-violence, as opposed to some of the injustices that have occurred worldwide (past and present).
Whitney Hansen, SHS Class of 2009, attended Sunday’s 9am Mass with her grandparents. Whitney is graduating from Branson, and will be attending Harvard University in the fall, where she will also be playing Division I volleyball.
Another SHS alum, Katherine Stricker (’01) is working in Mumbai for the AIF Clinton Fellow for Service in India at ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth. Katherine graduated from Barnard College and then worked for various non-profit organizations.
In other alumni news, J.R. Hildebrand (’02) qualified 10th for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500. Even though he was accepted into M.I.T, J.R. instead chose to pursue his dream as a professional race car driver, and is now sponsored by the National Guard in the worldwide Indy Car race circuit.
Mrs. Kate Zundel, our 8th grade teacher, also tells me that 100% of our St. Hilary graduates from the past two years who attend Marin Catholic High School are currently on the Honor Roll or the Dean's List.
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Saint Hilary School's Grand Reunion Weekend Schedule!
Friday - May 17
1:00-3:00 Campus tours and Pep Rally - School Campus
PARISHIONERS! Would you like to see what our school looks like now? Come for a student-guided tour on May 17 - you are most welcome the check out our campus!
Saturday - May 18
9:30 Tiger Fun Run/Walk to Blackies pasture
11:00 Reunion Check-In School Campus
11:30 Recognition & Award Presentation/Tarantino Hall
12:00-2:00 Family Picnic/School Grounds
Sunday - May 19
11:00 Reunion Mass and Reception honoring the Sisters of the Holy Faith
Friday, May 17: WONDERFUL PEP RALLY TODAY!
After our students led magnificent tours through the school for the CHF Sisters, parishioners and parents, we all gathered in the gym for a grand pep rally. Our students played the "Star Spangled Banner," our principal Mr. Hayes narrated a terrific video of our 50-year history, our cheerleaders did a wonderful performance, and we all sang our new school song.
Then our former principal, Sister Miriam Lucas, C.H.F., (who flew in from Ireland) gave a lovely speech about her days here and the impressive improvements she has noticed! Sister also praised the children for keeping in mind the less fortunate through their prayers, fundraisers, and many outreach projects.
St. Hilary School students learn about giving the weather reports!
Watch the budding meteorologists from St. Hilary School's second grade helping with the KPIX Five weather report today, Wednesday, May 8!
May 4 and 5 - PLEASE SUPPORT SAINT HILARY SCHOOL...!
Please give generously to the Scholarship Fund when the second collection basket comes along at each Mass this weekend. Your donations enable us to assist children who otherwise could not afford a Catholic education here at our parochial school.
Also, we are most grateful to the two parishioners who, during a luncheon just nine days ago, responded to this invitation by writing checks for $14,000 toward this very worthy cause. Their kindness of heart will go a long way toward helping our students.
We also encourage those of you who can to donate to our Angel Fund, which helps keep our school itself financially strong. You may learn more about both funds, and make donations to them, by hopping over to:
“Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.”
Dear St. Hilary School Members,
Wow--what an amazing event you hosted! Thursday’s site visit on April 11 was a lovely showcase and celebration of all of the work your community has invested in students and learning.
Participants were inspired, energized, and very appreciative of the opportunities to see your school's journey and mission in action. While there are many comments a...nd anecdotes we can point to as evidence of success, I think that the following comments from a visitor captures the value participants placed on this opportunity:
-- This was a wonderful opportunity for me to see a successful 1:1 iPad program in place.
-- The student tables were wonderful, the students guides were amazing.
-- The morning restored hope for the power of educators to create rich, meaningful learning environments for kids.
-- The highlight of the visit was definitely the student ambassadors. St. Hilary students from K-8 all were very warm and welcoming. They were very enthused in sharing their work with me. They were very polite and were even patient enough to answer all my questions.
We extend our sincere thanks to the students who demonstrated the valuable role iPads play in a St. Hilary education, the teachers who are open to new possibilities and challenges when it comes to teaching and learning in a changing world, the leaders who keep the vision moving forward, and the families that support your work. We value the opportunity to continue to work with you as we challenge each other and move our profession forward so that more and more kids can experience the power of becoming an engaged leader, learner, and global citizen who can use our technology strategically and capably for the benefit of society. Please share our gratitude with those who helped make the event a huge success.
It’s an honor to work with you--we look forward to many more opportunities to learn together.
Katie Van Sluys, PhD
Education Development Executive
Catholic Charities CYO Sunday Second Collection
Join us in your parish for the 2013 Catholic Charities CYO Sunday Second Collection on the weekend of May 11-12, 2013.
If you’d like to participate as a speaker on Catholic Charities CYO Sunday, we’ll provide you with a script to deliver our message to your parish. To learn more, please contact Jane Ferguson Flout at 415-972-1227 or JFergusonFlout@cccyo.org.
If you cannot attend Mass on that weekend, you can still support the Catholic Charities CYO's Sunday campaign. Click here to make a donation.
The second collection being taken on May 11-12 benefits Catholic Charities CYO, the social services arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Catholic Charities CYO relies on your gifts to deliver our services to more than 35,000 people each year in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. Like a mother, we wrap our arms around people in need, not just for a night, but for the long term.
With your help, we prevent homelessness; care for the aging and sick; offer counseling in difficult times; and welcome newcomers with respect. You’re probably also familiar with our CYO Athletics and Camp programs and you may have even seen a CYO bus transporting children safely to school or on field trips.
Why is this so important? Because our waiting rooms are still full. Full of single mothers trying to raise their children and work at the same time. Full of families trying to keep their homes, and in the face of stress, experiencing domestic violence or substance abuse. Full of people wanting to learn English as a second language so they can get jobs to provide for their families and live a life of dignity.
As our government grapples with budget cuts, the people most affected are often the poor and vulnerable. Your gift to Catholic Charities CYO will help alleviate poverty and strengthen families in our Archdiocese.
Together, as a community, we do make a difference.
Saint Hilary School is hosting a special "Author's Evening" this Thursday with Kristine Carlson!
If you are interested in learning more, or participating in the dinner and discussion, please check out our parochial school's website at:
for tickets and more information. Kristine, and her late husband Richard Carlson, have written many wonderful, down to earth books that help people be more loving, less cranky, and better able to laugh at themselves when dealing with challenges and stressful situations.
We thank the good people of St. Hilary School for making this "Author's Night" available to us all, as Mothers' Day draws near!
The Tiburon Town Council and The Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission
Invite you to the Presentation of the 2013 Heritage Preservation Award Honoring
For his years of outstanding service to the Landmarks Society
as head docent of the China Cabin and as a community heritage educator.
Wednesday, May1, 5:30-8 p.m., Tiburon Town Hall Community Room.
A light repast will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. prior to the Formal Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Congratulations, Jack, and God bless you for the many, many things you do not only for the children and adults of Tiburon, but also for St. Hilary Parish!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST COMMUNICANTS!
The second grade students from our parish Religious Education Program and from St. Hilary School will be receiving their First Holy Communion this Saturday, April 20, at the 9:00 a.m. Mass and the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
Please keep them and their loved ones in your prayers for this important step on their journey toward becoming full-fledged members of the Catholic Church!
Also, if you are interested in giving the children a gift, here's a book written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, "Friendship with Jesus," in which he speaks to children on their First Holy Communion:
To receive Jesus in Holy Communion is to enter into a lifelong friendship with him.
In this beautifully illustrated book by Ann Engelhart, Amy Welborn introduces Pope Benedict's profound yet simple answers to various questions put to him by children in Rome who had recently made their First Holy Communion.
Pope Benedict's answers, and the children's wonderful questions concerning this very important spiritual occasion in their young lives, provide inspiring text for this beautiful gift book for First Communion.
Amy Welborn is a well-known, popular freelance writer. She is the author of many books on prayer, the saints and apologetics. Amy lives with her family in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ann Kissane Engelhart is a watercolor artist and illustrator. She has taught art in Catholic education for many years and currently teaches painting classes in her
home studio on Long Island, New York, where she lives with her husband and two children.
Her portraits and illustrations are exhibited in galleries and private collections in New York and Connecticut.
A WORD OF GRATITUDE...
For celebrating Father Bill Brown's Silver Jubilee Mass
on Sunday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m.
My warmest thanks to all who worked together in making this 25th anniversary such a beautiful day for the community -- and for my family who came from afar to be present.
The choir was at its best, the reception in Tarantino Hall was delicious and so organized, the parish did its usual Sunday ministry of making people feel welcome (my relatives kept raving about all of you) and of making our great celebration of the Eucharist a joy for the heart and soul.
People had made special prayer cards as a memento of the day, others had decorated the church and hall, still others had planted new flowers around the trees out front. Even some of my brother priests were able to join us from Daly City and San Francisco, which is rather amazing on a Sunday morning when they are so busy. I was also thrilled to see friends and colleagues from previous parish assignments come north for the jubilee Mass and reception.
~ Father Brown
SAINT HILARY SCHOOL'S
"Get Some Give Some"
Service Group news (March 25)
By Lauren Wasserman
Our "Get Some Give Some" group has been doing an exceptional job throughout the community in the last few months and hopes to do much more in the future.
We are blessed to have many members from our Junior High. We recently welcomed three new members: Jack Geffert, Shannon Sutherland, and Diana Sunderland, and we always accept new members at any time.
Recently we have been busy fundraising by having a Valentine's Day sale, St. Patrick's Day sale, and a flower sale at the school play to help various charities such as the Fabretto Children's Foundation in Nicaragua, the Red Cross, Catholic Charities, and an orphanage in Cambodia.
We have sold Christmas ornaments made by children living in Nicaragua and then donated the profits to the Fabretto Children's Foundation. Recently we have been helping an orphanage in Cambodia install running water. The Yoon family members have been working hard, with the help of "Get Some Give Some," to reach out and help these children who do not have the luxuries that we do.
Our Lenten Soup Supper in Tarantino Hall was a great success, with almost full participation of our group. It was a warm evening and we enjoyed the 5:30 p.m. Mass and then serving our parishioners at table.
We also continue to go to Catholic Charities in San Rafael and tutor children in their after-school program.
Our group just donated $500.00 to our school's Scholarship Fund at the 50th anniversary celebration gala & auction (March 23) to help students and families who need extra financial assistance.
We have many more great ideas and charities that we would like to help in the next few months. Hopefully we are changing children's lives for the better. If you would like to contribute to or join our group, the meetings are on the short Wednesdays every month or you can contact Erin Turner, Karin Zeidler or Silvia Buckley.
If you give something, you will always get something back!
Check out Saint Hilary School in "Marin Magazine!"
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LEARN MORE ABOUT SAINT HILARY SCHOOL ON FACEBOOK!
Be sure to check out our school's:
- Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/sainthilaryschool
- Admission's Process page - http://academie.sainthilaryschool.org/Pages/Admissions-Process.aspx
- Alumni Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Saint-Hilary-School-Alumni/259464067458902
- Gala and Auction - http://www.facebook.com/events/459482220754847/
- Golden Jubilee Alumni Event - http://www.facebook.com/events/459482220754847/
At 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, we here at St. Hilary's learned that the Cardinal Electors in Rome had chosen a new Pope, as we watched white smoke rise from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. Later, each classroom in St. Hilary School was watching the events live, as the rectory staff members gathered in Father Brown's living room to do the same. What a wonderful surprise for all of us when the new Holy Father was announced, and our church bells began to ring! We will be celebrating a special Mass for Pope Francis today, March 13, at 5:30 p.m., followed by our weekly Soup Supper.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected to be the new Vicar of Christ, taking the name Pope Francis.
He is the first South American, the first Jesuit, and the first Holy Father to take the name Francis.
As reported by Catholic News Service: Pope Francis has had a growing reputation as a very spiritual man with a talent for pastoral leadership serving in a region with the largest number of the world's Catholics. Since 1998, he has been archbishop of Buenos Aires, where his style is low-key and close to the people. He rides the bus, visits the poor, lives in a simple apartment and cooks his own meals. To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as "Father Jorge."
May God bless him, and the people he serves!
HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2013!
Saint Hilary School’s Technology Program named Apple Distinguished Program
Tiburon, CA -- January 2013 – Saint Hilary School is pleased to announce that its Technology Program has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012–2013 school year for its innovative integration of technology which engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.
This year, Saint Hilary joins a select group of programs Apple is recognizing nationwide as exemplary learning environments. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that integrate Apple technology in education and meet the five best practices: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment.
“I am most proud of this distinction because it’s been a collaborative effort amongst parents, teachers, and students to create dynamic, student-centered educational opportunities on a daily basis. Our students are empowered to find creative ways to personalize their learning experience and take ownership in tracking their progress.” Says Principal Charley Hayes.
The Saint Hilary tech program has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Program because it supports the way students live, and how they want to learn. This year, Saint Hilary has a 1:1 iPad program for students in Grades 3-8 featuring class specific applications, and iPad and computing centers for the Junior Kindergarten through the second grade. All the classrooms have wireless connectivity to display student projects and presentations from their iPads.
Saint Hilary School is located in Tiburon, CA and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Saint Hilary School recognizes technology as an important component of its “whole child” approach to education, which includes academics, community, and spirituality.
School Representative: Charley Hayes
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+ Rest in Peace +
Pastor Fred Small
Father Richard G. Kalkman - 1930-2013 - former Professor at St. Patrick's College and at San Francisco State University.
Mr. Richard "Dick" Collins - 1933-2013 - Dick Collins, who entered Tiburon government in 2001 and became mayor in 2010, 'set the bar for excellence to a higher standard,' said one former colleague.
http://www.holycrosscemeteries.com/index.htm - check this website for the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for information, including news about special Masses for Memorial Day.
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 BillBrown@StanfordAlumni.Org
Rest assured that all messages are sent as a "blind carbon copy," so that others cannot access your email address.