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 :

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 Tarantion Hall, so that people can 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!

REST IN PEACE: Mrs. M. Claire "Daisy" Smith (1920-2014)

Daisy, a beloved member of this parish, and a woman famous for starting up the Sunday hospitality ministry years ago (when she herself baked all the pastries given out after Mass), died yesterday at Marin Convalescent Hospital. Please remember Daisy, those who ministered to her so long and so faithfully, and all her loved ones in your prayer.

Not yet having a photo of Daisy herself, it seemed fitting to post a reminder of the joy she gave to so many through her charism of baking and hospitality.

REST IN PEACE: Dr. Fritz Burrell

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Dear parishioners, Last night just before Mass, Anne Drew told me about the death of a gentleman who, along with his family, had been very involved with this parish and our local community for many, many years.
Please pray for Dr. Frederick Runkel Burrell, and those loved ones he leaves behind.
For such a small parish, we have experienced a large number of death recently, and as people of faith one of our duties and privileges is to pray for the faithful departed, to thank God for the contributions they made to those around them -- and to ask God to welcome them into his heavenly kingdom.
God bless you and yours,
~ Father Brown

REST IN PEACE: Dr. Enoch (Noch) Callaway
Dear parishioners - Please remember in the charity of your prayers Dr. Enoch (Noch) Callaway, who died at Marin General Hospital yesterday. He was the father of Rebecca Callaway, whom many of you know from RCIA and from the exercise classes she has offered here at St. Hilary, and in the area, for many years. Rebecca tells me her father was surrounded by his loved ones when he passed away, and that he and his wife had lived here in Tiburon for more than 57 years.
God bless, Father Brown
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



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What the CATHOLICISM did for the Catholic faith in general, Father Barron's newest project, "Heroic Priesthood," aims to do for the priesthood in particular. “As a long-time theology professor and now Rector of Mundelein Seminary, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges facing today’s priests. The priesthood is looked upon with suspicion and confusion by most of the culture—especially by young people. We need to change that.”

The twelve-minute film, produced by Father Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries in partnership with Spirit Juice Studios, a premier Catholic design studio based in Chicago, aims to change those misperceptions.

“My goal with this film is to reach as many people as possible—certainly priests and seminarians, but especially young Catholic men. I want them to see that holiness is heroic and that Jesus Christ’s invitation to the priesthood is an invitation to an extraordinary life.”

Shot on location at Mundelein Seminary, the film centers on three seminarians and an annual basketball tournament, which brings together future priests from across the country. Through world-class cinematography and a stirring musical core, the film illuminates the Catholic priesthood like never before.

Viewers can watch the entire film free online, along with extra video resources from Father Barron, at HeroicPriesthood.com.



"Concert in the Piazza" - Oct. 2, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. - Sponsored by the Knights of St. Francis of Assisi - La Porziuncola Nuova - Columbus & Vallejo Streets - San Francisco - Featuring Franc D'Ambrosio, the Phantom Unmasked, San Francisco's longest running Phantom!






Business address:
Knights of Saint Francis (non-profit)
700 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94111


Email List:
If you would like to be on our mailing list and receive peroidic updates on events and news about the Porziuncola, please send an email to: Info@knightsofsaintfrancis.com


Saint Raphael Mission Museum & Gift Shop - 1104 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 - 415.454.8141 - http://saintraphael.com/mission-museum-gift-shop/

The museum and gift shop are open 11am to 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The museum contains artifacts, paintings and other objects for public viewing including three of the original bells from Mission San Rafael Arcangel. Tours of the mission and museum are avai...lable for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. Call the Mission Museum & Gift Shop for more information about tours.
The Mission Gift Shop features items related to the California Missions, as well as a variety of religious items, such as crosses, rosaries, bibles, statues, jewelry, and much more.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Mission Museum and Gift Shop, contact Helen Bernardoni at 454-8141 ext. 11 or hbernardoni@saintraphael.com
Mission Museum & Gift Shop: 415-456-3016
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.

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


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