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 liturgical, instructional, faith & prayer, outreach or fellowship 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
Learn more by reading:
Mass Schedule at Saint Hilary Catholic Church
For more Mass information or to hear the Sunday Gospel and homily, click here.
St. Hilary Parish this Week
BLESSING OF PETS at Saint Hilary's Church
- This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, so we invite you to bring a PHOTO of your pets to any of our five Masses.
The cats will be especially attentive to the telling, as I know from personal experience!
Free Workshop: Alternatives to Our Thirsty Lawns
Thursday, Oct. 22,
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Marin Art & Garden Center,
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd,
Ross, CA 94957
Tired of your water-guzzling, labor-intensive lawn? Join Marin Master Gardeners and Marin Municipal Water District to learn how to upgrade to a beautiful, water-wise garden! This FREE workshop will cover:
*MMWD drought regulations & rebates
*Coping with the drought
*How to replace your lawn and sprinkler system
*Lawn alternatives to inspire you
*Planting for wildlife
*Irrigation best practices
Space is limited. Please pre-register at:
- From San Francisco
From Highway 101 North, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd./San Anselmo exit onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd. On Sir Francis Drake Blvd., drive west 2.5 miles. The Center entrance is located directly across from Lagunitas Blvd.
- From North of San Rafael
From Highway 101 South, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit. On Sir Francis Drake Blvd., drive west 2.5 miles. The Center entrance is located directly across from Lagunitas Blvd.
- From the East Bay
From Highway 580, take the San Quentin/Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit. Drive 2 miles until you pass Highway 101. Continue west on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. for 2.5 miles. The Center entrance is located directly across from Lagunitas Blvd.
Please note, there is another 30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo that is NOT the Marin Art & Garden Center.
Our Parish Picnic will take place here on Sunday, October 18!
Right after our eleven o'clock Mass.
Click HERE to purchase your tickets:
$5.00 per person, or,
$20.00 per family!
If you can volunteer to help with our picnic, please click HERE as we do need you!
Lunch Time! - Concessions Open
1:00 - 2:00pm
- Bingo - Tarantino Hall
1:00-3:00pm - Fun House Opens: bouncy house, facepainting, games, candy pong, limbo, musical chairs, relay races, crafts and much, much more!
Free dress pass for all St. Hilary School
students who attend the picnic.
Don't miss it!
Our warmest thanks to Julie Carlucci for organzing this fun day.
Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. at St. Isabella Church in San Rafael
GOD DIDN’T CREATE US TO JUST GET BY: HE CREATED US TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL!
Rediscover God and rediscover the life you were made for with internationally renowned speaker and author, Chris Stefanick, and Catholic recording artist, Jon Niven.
"Reboot! Live!" is the fun, inspiring and practical experience for all (ages 12 and up), of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect
of your life, from prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more!
It’s time to start living the Life you were made for.
Help Victims of the Wildfires
This past weekend we took up up a special second collection at all five Masses and will send the money to the Red Cross:
Since the disastrous fires began, we have been receiving various suggestions on how to help, and several parishioners have taken part in the drives, caravans, and efforts to help the survivors of the fires in our state.
In addition to these local initiatives, research suggests that a good way to help those trying to put their lives back together is via the Red Cross, as Catholic Relief Services only helps folks overseas. Please note that the money you donate will not only go to people in Lake County, but to people in various areas that have been hit by these natural disasters.
If you wish to take part in the second collection here at St. Hilary, please make your checks out to the parish, and we will send the Red Cross one, big, fat check to help in their good works.
If you prefer to send a donation directly to the Red Cross, you may do so by going to:
~ Father Brown
Tiburon Police Watch: Please lock your doors! (9-23-15)
On Sunday evening at about 9:15 PM a man armed with a handgun entered a Reedlands home and robbed the female occupant who was alone in the residence.
On Monday night at about 7:20 PM, the same thing happened in a Sausalito residence.
Neither victim was harmed by the intruder. In both cases the female victim was alone in the residence and it appears that the perpetrator entered through an unlocked patio or back door.
The perpetrator has been described at 5'-6" to 5"-8" with a slight build and a medium/dark complexion, and wore a bandanna or a scarf to conceal his face. We are fairly certain the perpetrator is the same in both cases. We have assigned extra officers on overtime to continue the investigation into our case and they will be comparing notes with the Sausalito Police Department to see what the victims have in common. The Tiburon Police Department will actively investigate every lead in this case until someone is arrested or we have exhausted all possible leads. For the immediate future we will be adding extra patrols in residential neighborhoods at night.
Armed robberies in private residences in Marin are very rare and pose a very serious threat. We have not had another one in Tiburon in at least ten years and we need your help on this one. If you see anything you feel is unusual, or if you think you may know who the perpetrator is, please call us at (415) 789-2801 and ask to speak to the Watch Commander. He or she may have to call you back, but we will be in touch and we want to hear what you have to say.
In the meantime, one way everyone can help is to lock your doors, even those that open to your backyard or an enclosed area around your home.
Gunilla Lena Gustafson Fink Obituary.pdf
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REST IN PEACE
Mr. Alberto Yguico - Please pray for Alberto and his family during this period of mourning. I got to know him by visiting him and his loved ones in their apartment as he was dying, and then Alberto requested that he be brought home to the Philippines when death drew near, so he could be buried with his relatives in the family cemetery. Just this week his family was back at Mass, informing us that Alberto has passed away peacefully.
Mrs. Josefina Macias - (1925-2015)
Mrs. Gunilla Gustafson Fink (1935-2015)
Mrs. Jeanne Sutliffe (1931-2015)
Mrs. Beverly Ramblas (1928-2015)
TOGETHER FOR LIFE:
Ms. Jessica Anderson & Mr. Thomas Flick
Ms. Claire Teter & Mr. Grahama Lesh
Both couples exchanged their wedding vows
on Saturday, September 5
Please pray for their long and happy future together, and the loved ones who have helped bring them to this happy day, especially their parents, grandparents, and godparents!
Please pray for the OTHER happy couples also preparing for their wedding day and their married life together:
- Allisen Russi & Lucas Danna
- Kelly Monahan & Jorge Lee
- Elissa Kerrigan & Daniel Ziegler
- Amanda De La Mater & John Quin
Some beautiful words from The Catechism of the Catholic Church about the Sacrament of Marriage:
Parish News and Information
We Can Help!
Online enrollment for the 2015-16 Religious Education year is now open. Please visit the St. Hilary Religious Education page of our parish website, http://www.sthilary.org/religious-education/ and simply click on the registration button. It's that easy! Register before August 14th to take advantage of the "early bird discount."
We look forward to a terrific and faith-filled year with your families.
For questions, please contact Lisa Veto,
Director of Religious Education, at: LisaVeto@Gmail.Com
BEING A SAINT HILARY CATECHIST
Experience the joy of sharing the Catholic faith with our parish children and their families as a Catechist in our Religious Education Program. We need you! Please visit the Religious Ed page of our parish website to learn more at:
For questions, contact Lisa Veto at email@example.com
2015-16 Teen Service Corps (TSC) Projects Announced!
We are excited to announce our upcoming service projects for 2015-16. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cupcake baking for monthly birthday celebrations at St. Vincent de Paul dining hall, which serves the homeless in Marin County. September 2015 through June 2016. Coordinator: Brendan Shepard
- REST Dinner: Feeding the homeless a good home-cooked meal at St Hilary Parish Hall during the cold winter months. November 2015 through March 2016. Coordinator: Natalie Veto
- Preparing Christmas boxes for Russian orphans: including PJs, toys, toothbrushes and more. November through December 2015. Coordinator: Max Fennema
- Basketball with Champions: Playing basketball with developmentally disabled adults in conjunction with the Rec. Inc. program in Larkspur. January through March 2016. Coordinator: Matthew Walravens
- April 2016 “Across the Bay” Run benefiting the EDGEWOOD Center for Children. This year, we will be running the race! Training and fundraising will start in March 2016. Coordinator: Max Fennema
- Hoops for Hope Basketball camp for young kids. Money raised will go to Sunny Hills Children's Garden, a non-profit that helps abused children in Marin County. Date TBD. Coordinator: Brendan Shepard
- Feed and clothe the homeless in San Francisco. November 2015 through March 2016. Coordinator: John Paul Christen
INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT BEING A CATHOLIC?
Giving Made Easy!
We have implemented a new, easier approach to making donations to St. Hilary Parish. To make a one-time or recurring donation online, click here or on the button.
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Father Brown's Q and A: Sunday envelopes?
- QUESTION: I have signed up for electronic giving through Saint Hilary's website, but what do I do now when the collection basket comes around during Mass? I feel a bit embarrassed if I don't put something in.
- ANSWER: Please register with Diana and get a monthly packet of Sunday envelopes, which will enable you to know what special days are coming up (e.g., Ash Wednesday), and will also permit you to donate to the second collection. When the first collection basket comes around, put in your (empty) envelopes, as a sign that you are supporting your parish - which you are doing through your e-giving!
Help Saint 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
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.