Faith Formation


Winter Clothing Drive

WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE- Dec 5th through January 3rd, the confirmation classes are sponsoring a winter clothing drive for St Francis House in Boston. St Francis House provides day shelter and other programs for poor and homeless adults in downtown Boston. Please bring any donations of clothing to St Anselm Church and place them in the boxes near the entrances. The boxes will be in place from December 5 until January 3. The items with highest needs: Winter coats (gently used okay). Winter thermals (gently used okay). Sweatshirts and hoodies (gently used okay). Hats, gloves, scarves, and socks (new items only, for these four cases).

Thanks in advance from the confirmation class, and from the people of St Francis House.


Faith Formation 2021-2022

FOR GRADES 1-8

Most classes will meet on Sundays at 10 AM followed by the 11 AM Mass for grades 1-8 students.  Occasional time changes may occur due to special events.

FOR CONFIRMATION GRADES 9 & 10

For grades 9-10 students, most classes will meet on Sundays from 4:00-5:30 PM with some occasionally held earlier. Participation in Saturday or Sunday Mass each weekend is also part of the Confirmation process. 

 (This information is subject to change based upon CDC and the Archdiocesan/town guidelines depending upon the pandemic.)  

THANK YOU!  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!


EDUCATION

St. Anselm’s faith formation program offers classes to people of all ages who wish to deepen their understanding of our God and our Catholic Faith. Our programs are rooted in scripture, service, and developing trusting relationships within our community.


Our faith formation classes have been fortunate to create initiatives such as our “H2OPE” effort to bring clean drinking water to Tanzania, and fundraising events to support the United Service Organization. We are extremely proud of all who have participated in our program, and look forward to continuing this dynamic effort and welcoming all who wish to join us.


SACRAMENT PREPARATION

FIRST COMMUNION

The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life. When we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, we deepen our communion with God and our fellowship with each another. To prepare for First Communion, your child must be enrolled for 2nd Grade.

RECONCILIATION

The sacrament of Reconciliation is about mercy – the mercy of Jesus Christ. Confessing our sins reconciles us to God and restores us to his grace and deep friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and the hurt of sin, and restores us within the community of faith. Reconciliation is held every Saturday from 4:15 – 4:45 outside.

CONFIRMATION

In Confirmation we receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the deepening of baptismal grace, enabling us to grow as mature disciples of Christ. St. Anselm’s confirmation program is a 2-year program, in 9th and 10th grades.

If you are an adult seeking to receive Baptism, First Communion, or thinking about becoming Catholic, please contact us – we would love to welcome you and help you take the next step!


ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the faith is welcomed & encouraged to participate in one of our learning activities for people of all ages – including online courses, retreats, book clubs, service opportunities, and more. Visit our “Get Involved” page for more information.



ON A JOURNEY WITH CHRIST TO WELCOME, LOVE & SERVE