MINISTRIES: Fellowship


These groups focus on spending time on shared interests and contributing to parish life with other St. Hilary parishioners.

Marilyn's Helpers

Join Marilyn Knight in the parish kitchen to chop and dice, preparing food for various events. Get on her list and you will be notified when needed for food preparation.

Contact: Marilyn Knight at or 415-435-1524

Men's Club

Varied activities for men to enjoy, host and contribute to parish life.  

Contact: Bob Nickoloff at 415-388-8175

Senior Chat and Lunch

Seniors gather oneThursday each month for a prayer service, lunch and converation. Join the guests or volunteer to help.

Contact: Carolyn Biasotti at or 415-383-5163

St. Hilary Book Club

Meets the third Monday of each month, September to July, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in Tarantino Hall. We discuss the book of the month for the first hour and then we enjoy light refreshments provided by the host/hostess of the month.

Contact: Caroline Buckles at or 415-381-1745

Sunday Hospitality (doughnuts and coffee) Jamie Blinn 415-565-9713 or


Thank you so much for contributing to this ministry! This is a bright spot in the week for many parishioners, and your cheerful service helps to create a sense of community, fellowship, joy, and love (especially for the kids, who love the donuts!) at St. Hilary.



***These directions are timed so that you are able to get to 9:00 Mass, but can be adjusted if you are not planning on attending that Mass.***


8:00 AM: The family indicated picks up donuts at Strawberry Safeway. Safeway requires the person picking up the donuts to pay for them, but please turn in the store receipt and reimbursement form - found attached to the bulletin board in the kitchen at Tarantino Hall - to the black mailbox outside the rectory for reimbursement. Please make sure you mark your name on the receipt.

All of the doors may be locked prior to getting into Tarantino Hall. If that is the case, enter through the church side door to get into the hall. 7:30 mass will be in session, but it is OK to sneak in to do so. There is a red handle key to unlock all the doors resting on the wall adjacent to the left of the fireplace. Once you bring the donuts in, you can unlock all the doors.


8:20 AM: Set up tables: Two tables, located in closet H next to bathroom, are set up end to end in the Hall (or outside if the weather is nice!). There are tablecloths in the Continental Breakfast cupboard located under the coffee maker. The coffee/juice table has the following on it:

Coffee carafes

Two Half and Half creamers (Half and Half in refrigerator, cream containers in cabinet B)

Two Sugar/Sweet n Low containers (see cabinet D)

Stir sticks (see cabinet D)

Two baskets for donations (see cabinet D)

Napkins (See closet E next to refrigerator)

Supply of cups -- Hot & Cold (See closet E next to refrigerator)


8:35 AM: Check for any orange juice already prepared in the refrigerator. If there is some, please use that first (usually there's not). Mix 2 cans of frozen orange juice concentrate into one of the large pitchers in Cabinet B. Prepare lemonade from the powder located in Cabinet B in another large pitcher. Chill juices in the refrigerator until it's time to serve.


8:45 AM: Cut donuts into quarters (or thirds if you'd prefer!). Arrange on trays (in Cabinet C) and place on tables. Use approx. 2/3 of donuts for 9:00 Mass (using most of the donuts with sprinkles) and the balance for 11:00.


9:50 AM: Come into Hall during final Hymn to finish preparations. Prepare coffee (caffeinated and decaf): The new coffeemaker is GREAT, so enjoy! Filters and measuring cups should be in the upper cabinet to the left of the window into Tarantino Hall; coffee is stored in the refrigerator. After some tasting and adjusting, the Matts (Father Matt and my husband, both coffee experts) have determined that 1 cup of coffee grounds is just about right for each pot of coffee. Measure coffee grounds into filter in coffee basket, replace basket in coffee machine, and press "ON" on the left side of the machine. When the prompt in the display reads "Ready to Brew," press "Brew." The water is connected already, so that's it. Usually one pot of decaf is enough, but often two pots of regular are required. It's so quick to brew that you can wait and see about the second pot of regular if you wish. Coffee can be poured into the carafes in the cabinet below the coffeemaker (one should already be labeled decaf) and placed on the coffee/juice table.

Place juice pitchers on coffee/juice table and pour juice into cups to make them approximately 1/2 full (this way only one towel is required for cleaning up the inevitable spills!).


10:00 AM (approximately): Parishioners arrive; hopefully you can have a chance to say hello and enjoy some fellowship as you pour juice and check coffee pots!

After the crowd leaves, clear tables and tidy up. Coffee stays warm in the carafes or can be poured back into glass pots on coffee machine (in that case, remember to turn the appropriate burner(s) on).

Run the dry mop to pick up donut crumbs and sprinkles. 11:00 crew should come in and overlap at this point (towels in cabinet F, and dry mop in Closet I next to bathroom



10:30 AM: Replenish lemonade and orange juice as necessary. Cut remainder of donuts and refill trays.


11:50 AM: Come into the Hall during the final hymn and brew fresh coffee if needed. Pour juices and coffee.


12:00 Noon (approximately): Parishioners arrive




1. Clean and return all supplies to the appropriate cupboards.

2. Clean glass coffee pots on coffeemaker (see instructions attached to coffee pot).

3. Left over donuts can go in a ziplock and into the refrigerator, or encourage people to take them home (see cabinet G).

4. Wipe down tablecloths, allow them to dry, fold them, and return them to cabinets. Break down tables and put away in storage room (located in same area as women’s restroom – Closet H).

5. Empty all garbage cans into the outside receptacles and replace with new plastic garbage liners (in Cabinet G across from large sinks).

6. Dry mop the floor of the Hall & sweep kitchen-mop is in the closet next to the women’s restroom (Closet I).

7. Make sure all appliances (Coffee Maker) are turned off and outside doors of the Hall are locked when you leave. If you do not know how to lock the doors, please check with a parish staff member.

8. Donations may be put in a baggie and given to one of the priests or to a parish staff member.


QUESTIONS: Jamie Blinn 415-565-9713


Thank you again for your service in this ministry! And just for fun, here are some Scripture verses regarding hospitality. Hopefully one of them resonates with you or your helpers today!


"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." -Hebrews 13:2


"Show Hospitality to one another without grumbling." -1 Peter 4:9


"Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality." -Romans 12:13


"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for The Lord and not for men, knowing that from The Lord you will receive inheritance as your reward. You are serving The Lord Christ." -Colossians 3:23-24


"Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies - in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever, Amen."

-1 Peter 4:11