“Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a time of grace. ”

Pope Francis

In this time of grace, St. Anselm will offer weekly meditations with complementary giving opportunities to challenge and inspire our community throughout these 40 days. It is our hope that these guideposts will enrich the Lenten season for us all.

“O Lord, make this Lenten season different from the other ones. Let me find you again. Amen.”-Henri Nouwen

First Week of Lent

WEEK 1 :  Write or  make cards for nursing homes or homebound church members. Cards can be dropped off in the Church foyer or at the rectory.


Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

Second Week of Lent

WEEK 2: Donate new socks to St. Francis House. Donation bins can be found in the front foyer of the Church.


 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth

John 3:17-18

Third Week of Lent

WEEK 3:  Donate water bottles and new socks to the Framingham Public Schools for children and teens in need.  Donation bins can be found in the front foyer of the Church.


But Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

Matthew 19:14

Fourth Week of Lent

WEEK 4 :  Make Blessing Bags, care kits with toiletries, non-perishable food and other necessities.  Put a few in your car or bag to distribute when you see someone in need.


For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

Psalm 9:18

Fifth Week of Lent

WEEK 5 : Bring flowers to a neighbor.


A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another one. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

John 13:34-35

Sixth Week of Lent

WEEK 6:  Bring food donations to Mass for Daniel’s Table.


What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

James 2:14-17