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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Mass Schedule

Day    Mass Time         Type 
Saturday  9:00 am                       

   5:00 pm  

          Vigil Mass


 7:30 am Quiet Mass
   9:00 am    Children Mass
  11:00 am Choir Mass
   5:00 pm Guitar Mass


8:30 am


Holy Days of   






For more Mass information, click here.

At St. Hilary Parish this week!

"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

Priests’ Retirement Fund
Second Collection This Weekend
The Priests’ Retirement Fund ensures and provides for the adequate care and support of the retired priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. With the increasing cost of health care and other basic necessities, a priest’s pension covers daily living expenses but not much else. The Priests’ Retirement Fund supports those in need of supplementary assistance by paying for expense such as non-insured medical costs, a portion of extended care costs and housing costs associated with independent living. As the priests of the Archdiocese have served us for over 150 years, this collection allows us to serve them by providing for their needs after active ministry. Your generous gift to the Priests’ Retirement Fund is a tremendous blessing shared to the priests and gives great comfort to them.

“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.


Dear St. Hilary couples (engaged or married): Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, is the very first "date night" here at St. Hilary Parish.


Here are the TOP TEN reasons for you to join us for our DATE NIGHT Kickoff at 7:30 on Friday, September 19 in Tarantino Hall:

10. I want to learn more about God’s plan for marriage 

9. I want to meet other couples in our parish 

8. I want to spend time with my spouse 

7. I want to fellowship with “like-minded” couples 

6. We need a date night for just the two of us 

5. I want to learn skills to strengthen my marriage

4. I want to learn from the experiences of other couples 

3. I want to share our experiences to help other couples 

2. I want to WIN A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR DINNER FOR 2 to Luna Blu in downtown Tiburon (must be present to win!) 

1. Because our marriage is worth it!


Please contact Matt & Jamie Blinn at JBlinndvm@yahoo.com for more details or help with a babysitter (we have several babysitters ready to babysit at your house for $10/hour for this ministry).

More information about the program can be found at: http://covenantoflove.org/col-ministries/

Parish News and Information



Mrs. Bernice Schneider

(Parishioner of St. Hilary)

+ Memorial Mass on Friday, October 17, at 1:00 p.m. +

Mr. Edward Sotelo

(Parishioner of St. Hilary)

+ Memorial Mass on Saturday, November 1, at 11:00 a.m. +



Dear Saint Hilary Families,
It is not too late 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

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - the R.C.I.A.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the RCIA, is a process which welcomes all who are interested in becoming Catholic or wishing to learn more about Catholicism. The Rite involves the formation of a community that learns, shares, builds community and prays together to deepen their relationship to God and to the parish family.


Formation sessions run from September through April. If you or someone you know of is interested, please contact Sr. Dolores at DoloresMaguire@gmail.com.



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:




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



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



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!

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




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.

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