With God, All Things Are Possible

Schedule for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum:

* Palm Sunday Masses at usual times (i.e., 5:00PM, 8:00AM, 10:00AM, and 5:00PM).


* Holy Thursday, April 6:

7:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper


* Good Friday, April 7:

9:00AM Confessions in cry room or sacristy

12:00PM Living Stations of the Cross led by our 8th graders

1:30PM Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

7:00PM Taizé Prayer Around the Cross


* Holy Saturday, April 8:

9:00AM Confessions in sacristy or cry room

8:00PM Easter Vigil Mass with Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion for our new Catholics


* Easter Sunday, April 9:

8:00AM Quiet Mass with no music

10:00AM Easter Sunday Mass with Choir and Extra Instrumentalists

12:00PM Easter Sunday Mass

PLEASE NOTE: for Confessions, the priest will only stay as long as people are in line. If no one comes, he will leave.

Also, on Easter Sunday we do not have an evening Mass, so our staff members can enjoy Easter with their loved ones.



Our Parish Lenten Retreat:

“New Cosmology and Scripture” with Sister Barbara Green, OP, PhD

In-person presentation on Thursday, February 23, followed by seven weekly zoom meetings at 4:30PM based on the Sunday scripture readings:

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 and 13: at 4:30PM.

Here on our website there will be weekly printed reflections on the Sunday readings, inviting us to move the New Cosmology and our reception of the Sunday readings into fruitful conversation. Come prepared for new, challenging insights into familiar texts.

To take part each Thursday at 4:30PM, you will be able to click on the zoom link here:

Zoom Link for 4:30PM Retreat

To view or download the written retreat materials, click on the document below:

Palm Sunday

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent

Second Sunday of Lent Corrected Material

Second Sunday of Lent

First Sunday of Lent

Powers of the Universe




+ Donald Norman Fratus (1936-2023)

Funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 22, at 11:00AM. Don’s obituary may be found here:



+ Harry Charles Ghiringhelli (1934-2023)

Funeral Mass on Monday, March 27, at 11:00AM. Harry’s obituary may be found here:





Heard in the church sacristy right after the 8:00AM Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Also after the 10:00AM Mass on Sundays.


Livestreamed Masses: Sundays at 8:00AM & 10:00AM; weekdays at 8:00AM.

If you do not feel comfortable coming onsite for Mass, please join us via Zoom

Join Zoom Mass: click here.


For a list of our staff members, please go here:

Our small parish community has one just priest and three deacons.


How to get on Father Brown’s email list:

Use the link above to register officially as a member of the parish, AND provide an updated email address. Be sure to check your spam folder so you will get news each month from the pastor about events, scheduling, etc. (Each time I use our computer system to email our members, only about HALF of the people registered receive the email. In some cases, they don’t do email; in other cases, their email address is obsolete.)

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal 2023

This year’s Annual Appeal goal for Saint Anselm Parish is $81,260.00

To learn more, or to donate to the parish goal, please go here. Be sure to select “St. Anselm” from the dropdown list of churches. Thank you for your support! Father Brown

P.S. Just now (Feb. 3) I made my donation of $1,000 and it was easy as pie. I hope you can match or exceed my donation, because any extra money will come right back here to Ross and help us maintain our church.


Join St. Anselm Church Choir

Alleluia! The new season of St. Anselm’s Parish Choir is beginning!

If you love to sing – even if only in the shower – come and share your voice with the choir as they raise their voices to “sing a new song to the Lord” (Psalm 98).

We welcome all, young and old, new members and former members who would like to get back into the “sing” of things! And we welcome all voice types – soprano, alto, tenor, bass – even countertenors!

A special welcome to youth of high school age. Singing in the parish choir may be your opportunity for community service hours.

We meet every Thursday evening in the church, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., and sing usually
twice a month, at 10 a.m. Sunday Mass. For information, contact the Music
Director, Michael Mello, at (415)454-5098. “Come, ring out your joy to the Lord!”
(Psalm 95)


FORMED: 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:


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



Mass Instructions 

Only come to Mass if you are not sick with a cold, the flu, or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

Lector and Eucharistic Minister Signup 

If you are one of our trained lectors, please sign up to help at one of our Masses. At his time, we only need Eucharistic Ministers at the Masses indicated on the signup. Thank you for your service to our parish.

To sign up, 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

Formed – Catholic Faith On Demand

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.

Are you a registered parishioner?

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 Avenue and Shady Lane. The rectory (church office) is on the corner of Shady Lane and Fernhill Avenue with a small parking lot right in front.

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. For those needing parking closer to the church office, we have a small parking lot right in front of the rectory at the corner of Shady Lane and Fernhill Avenue.