Faith Formation at St. Anselm’s employs a multi-age model of instruction to foster community, role modeling and a safe space where children can grow in their faith and in their relationship with God. Using a child-centered approach, we encourage children and young adults to encounter their faith through a variety of activities: engagement with Biblical stories and the Sacraments through the creative arts for the youngest, “faith in action” instruction for elementary/middle schoolers and reflective Confirmation preparation for high schoolers.
Registration for St. Anselm’s Faith Formation program 2022-2023 is underway!
Everyone involved recognizes the importance of a strong Faith Formation program for our families here at St. Anselm. We are confident that our program will meet the needs of our children and their parents in preparing them well for successful faith journeys. Classes start September 11th. Register now! If you have any questions about the program, please contact Susan Migliorisi, Faith Formation Coordinator at email@example.com.
St. Anselm Christmas Pageant
December 18 at 12:15 in the Church. Hot Chocolate and Cookie Social to follow the performance
Winter Clothing Drive
Dec. 3rd – Jan. 1st – With the assistance of the confirmation class, St Anselm will again run an adult coat and clothing drive for St Francis House in downtown Boston. Collections will be done at all Masses from Dec 3-Jan 1.
St. Anselm welcomes Susan Migliorisi to the role of Faith Formation Coordinator
A parishioner of St. Anselm’s since 2013, Susan Migliorisi has been involved with the Faith Formation program as a parent, committee volunteer and teacher. She is excited to take on the role of Faith Formation coordinator this year. Originally from Connecticut, Sue graduated from Boston College in 1993 with degrees in English and Secondary Education. After graduate school, also at Boston College, Sue went on to work in higher education administration at Loyola University Chicago, Dean College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and has been an Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission at Boston College since 1999. Sue is a Girl Scout Troop Leader, volunteer with Kids with a Cause, a community service club at the Potter Road School in Framingham, and a diehard BC Eagles and NY Yankees fan. She feels privileged to be working with the entire St. Anselm’s community to provide a Faith Formation program that fosters spiritual growth through engaging, creative and child-centered activities and instruction.
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.
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.
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.
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 opportunities for people of all ages – including online courses, retreats, book clubs, service opportunities, and more. Visit our Spiritual Development and Get Involved pages for more information.
ON A JOURNEY WITH CHRIST TO WELCOME, LOVE & SERVE