With God, All Things Are Possible

St. Anselm parish is a Catholic community formed by families, individuals and clergy that worship together, celebrate the sacramental life of the Church, and seek to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives. We strive to welcome, serve and educate.
We look forward to meeting you in Church soon!

God bless,
Fr. Jose Shaji

Letters from Fr. Jose 

April 19th: Important Letter from Fr. Jose, click here.

Masses Onsite 

There is a max of 40 people allowed per weekday and weekend masses.  All masses will be in our parish courtyard. At each mass it is required that attendees sign in before mass starts. We all need a waiver to attend mass per family household. You only need to fill this form once, click here or you can fill one out onsite.

There are no reservations needed to attend our weekday 8AM masses. However, for all our weekend masses you do need to reserve for everyone in your household who will be attending. See below for links that will be posted every Monday on or before 5PM.

Photos of how the seating will look, click here.

Rules and Expectations

-all are required to wear a face mask

– only families are allowed to sit in the clustered seating areas.

-remain 6 feet social distancing from others who are not in your own household

-only come to mass if you do not have Covid-19 symptoms.

*The Archdiocese has excused every parishioner from Sunday Mass obligations, so if you are not comfortable coming onsite or do not get a chance to make a reservation, please know that you are excused from Sunday mass obligations.

8:00 am Daily Mass with Fr. Jose

In order to keep everyone safe, we need our amazing volunteers to help us wipe the seats after mass. If you are available please consider staying behind after mass to help us clean the sits.

Cannot join us onsite, please consider joining Fr. Jose from the comfort of your home. Click on the links below on the appropriate day of the week to join us for the mass live-streamed, the same link will be used each week (this is a reoccurring meeting link).

Monday Masses: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89264689304

Tuesday Masses: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84679275930

Wednesday Masses: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86325920589

Thursday Masses: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86104770877

Friday Masses: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87965309280

St. Anselm Church Weekend Masses

Don’t forget to fill out the mass waiver form for your  family click here.

Reservations for Saturday July 4, 2020 5PM Mass, Click here

Reservations for Sunday July 5, 2020 8AM Mass, Click here.   

Reservations for Sunday July 5, 2020 10AM Mass, Click here.  

Reservations for Sunday July 5, 2020 5PM Mass, Click here.  

Sunday 10:00 am Mass LIVE-STREAMED

If you do not feel comfortable coming onsite or were not able to reserve a space for a mass, please join us on zoom. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 2360 6128
Password: 790767


St. Anselm Welcome to our New pastor Fr. Brown

Father William E. Brown – Pastor

​William Eugene Brown was born in Los Angeles, California, son of Eugene and Mary Jane Brown (both deceased). He was baptized, confirmed and received First Communion at age nineteen in Pella, Iowa, during his freshman year at Central College.

After spending three years of study at Central College (Iowa), the University of Vienna (Austria), and the University of Paris Sorbonne (France), he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and French. Bill then began graduate studies at Stanford University, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in German Literature before leaving the doctoral program to enter St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1987 and was ordained to the priesthood on April 9, 1988, for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Father Brown has served at the following parishes in our archdiocese:

  • St. Elizabeth, San Francisco (deacon year)
  • St. Gabriel, San Francisco (six years)
  • St. Pius, Redwood City (four years)
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Daly City (twelve years)
  • St. Hilary, Tiburon (July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2020)
  • St. Anselm, Ross (July 1, 2020 to ______)

Fr. Jose Farewell Message to Us

The last five years have been amazing. I was part of a wonderful, warm, faith filled and loving community. Thank you for supporting me and your church. Your faith, commitment and generosity inspired my faith. I would like to thank Deacons, Bernie O’Halloran, Bob Meave and Ed Cunningham and their wives, Delores, Gail and Cathy. You made my work so very easy. Thank you for your support and it was a joy working with you. Thank you for your dedication, your availability and your willingness to help!

I would like to thank Natalie Larraga the DRE who revitalized the religious education and faith formation program. Thank you to Sissy Ratto, the parish Secretary who is very efficient, hardworking and made the parish office a welcoming place! I would like to thank Michael Mello our Music Director and the other musicians, cantors and the choir for providing beautiful music for the community. Thank you! I cannot forget Rose Shaddock who was the parish nurse who assisted the elderly. May her soul rest in peace!

Thank you to all the volunteers, members of various committees and organizations in the parish whose dedication and hard work make St. Anselm a praying, celebrating and serving community! Please, remember me in your prayers!

Yours Sincerely,
Fr. Jose Shaji, Pastor

Gifts Presented to Fr. Jose at June 28th 10AM Mass

Fr. Jose was presented with two gifts.

  1. Ticket getaway to Hawaii and a framed picture of St. Anselm Church- organized by the Pastoral Council and contributed by many parishioners.
  2. Box of truffles and a Visa gift card for $1,050- Organized by the Religious Education, Confirmation, First Communion, and Youth Ministry. Many Families contributed to the gift.

Here are video recordings of him receiving the gifts and expressing his gratitude, click here. To see pictures of this mass, Click here.

Farewell to Fr. Jose 

It has been an amazing five years with Fr. Jose Shaji as our Pastor. Over the past five years we have grown to know a man who is full of life. What other parish can say they had a pastor who rode a motorcycle, played the drums, could carry a tune, was amazing on the grill, and full of actually funny jokes? We truly have been blessed.
Since his arrival he has helped in pioneering a youth ministry, children’s choir, youth masses, fun adult outings, parish luncheons, and so much more. Most importantly, he has provided the parish with a pastor who truly takes time out of his busy schedule to make those around him feel seen, heard, and cared for. Fr. Jose will be missed by all. May he continue to illustrate his love for the world through his ministry. We wish him the best at his new church and hope he knows how loved he is by us at St. Anselm.

Adding your own Farewell message 

Add your digital farewell to Fr. Jose by sending your message on this google document, Click here.

PRAYER REQUESTS: We will gladly pray for your intentions. Please click here.


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How To Find Us

We are located at 97 Shady Lane in the lovely town of Ross, California. Find us easily by first locating Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (SFDB). From SFDB take Bolinas Avenue which runs along the border of Ross and San Anselmo. Shady Lane will be your first left turn on Bolinas Avenue. The church is on the corner of Bolinas and Shady Lane.

PARKING – There is plenty of parking in our parking lot at the intersection of SFDB and Bolinas Avenue across the street from the convenience store.