With God, All Things Are Possible

Donate to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal on behalf of Saint Anselm Parish!

As of October 14, we have received $72,380 toward our goal of $76,246. Thank you for helping us meet our obligations through your generosity. We are still $3,866 short of our goal, so please help us if you can. Click on the picture below to donate online.

PLEASE NOTE: in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, we are still required to wear masks indoors (church, rectory, etc.). Thank you for helping to keep everyone safer! October 16, 2021

“FORMED: the Catholic Faith on Demand!” If you are interested in watching films about the saints, videos about the Bible, and stories of our Church history, our parish has a subscription to FORMED which you can use for free! Just go to the page for creating a new account, find our parish, and check out the huge library of faith materials available to you and your family:


Holy Days of Obligation for 2021
Laura Bertone, Director, Office of Worship     415-614-5586
The Archdiocesan Office of Worship has issued a memorandum listing and explaining Holy Days of Obligation and Special Days of Prayer for calendar year 2021. The three following solemnities will be observed as Holy Days of Obligation:
  • Friday, January 1 (Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God)
  • Wednesday, December 8 (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • Saturday, December 25 (Nativity of the Lord).

Saint Anselm Church and School is a Catholic community formed by families, individuals and clergy who 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! We are also most grateful to all who support Saint Anselm Parish through EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), Online Giving, and registering as official members of the parish. Especially during this pandemic, we rely on your generosity to make ends meet.

God bless,
Father William Brown – pastor


In the sacristy of the church Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:30AM, Sundays right after the 10:00AM Mass. Priest and penitent must wear face masks. Fr. Brown will only stay if there are people. If no one comes, he will lock up and leave.

Weekend Masses with Father Brown on Zoom: Saturday 5:00PM, Sunday 8:00AM & 10:00AM only. 

If you do not feel comfortable coming onsite for Mass, please join us via Zoom at the following times: Saturday 5:00PM, Sunday 8:00AM & 10:00AM. Please note, the 5:00PM Sunday Masses will NOT be available on Zoom. 

Join Zoom Meeting: click here.

Weekday (M-F) 8:00AM Mass with Father Brown

If you cannot join us onsite, please consider joining Father Brown from the comfort of your home via Zoom Monday through Friday at 8:00AM. These Masses cannot be viewed at a later time as they are not recorded.

Join Zoom Meeting: click here.

Mass Instructions 

1. Please leave your face mask on at all times while inside the church.  
2. There is now only a 3-foot gap between households needed.
3. Only come to Mass if you do not have Covid-19 symptoms.
4. You no longer need to reserve your mass attendance online, nor do you need to sign in.
5. All doors and windows will remain open during our indoor mass services.
6. The Eucharistic will now be distributed during the proper time.

October Lector & Eucharistic Minister Signup 

If you are one of our trained lectors or trained Eucharistic Ministers, please us this signup to signup to help at one of our Masses.

October Signup, Click here.

Adult Faith Formation

Click here, to be directed to our AFF page.

Topic: Adult Faith Formation 
Date: Oct. 21
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm 
Video to watch before class: 

Bible Study

Heroic women, outsiders, a reluctant prophet, the love of God for all peoples.
We will discuss these themes and more this fall as we study the Old Testament books of Ruth, Jonah, and Esther.
Meetings are via Zoom on Wednesday nights, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

If interested please contact Loretta Rogers.
Call: 415-457-5331 or

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Anselm Parish Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society provides direct aid to over one-hundred people annually. All is made possible due to the generosity of the parishioners of St. Anselm Parish. Please take some time to look at the pamphlet for more information and to find out how you can help: Click here.

Morning and Evening Prayer

Are you interested in participating in the Liturgy of the Hours? Deacon Bob Meave is providing a user friendly version of the Liturgy of the Hours for parishioners to participate in. There is an opportunity to join in the prayers, listen, or both. If you have questions or would like to get on the weekly reminder email, please contact Deacon Bob at robt88@gmail.com


8:30AM Monday Morning Prayer, click here.

5:00PM Friday Evening Prayer, click here.

We Will Pray for You

Our Prayer Petition group will gladly pray for your intentions; simply use this link, click here.

Join Us on Social Media

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Instagram – St. Anselm Parish

Facebook – St. Anselm Church



We are thankful for your support of our community. We now have a new way for you to donate. Please try our new donate button.

You can also sign up to contribute electronically by EFT.

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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.