A Sacrament is an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. It is He who is beside us, He who accompanies us. In the Sacraments, Christ writes the history of each one of us.” – Pope Francis


Parents must attend a Baptismal Preparation Class if they have not done so within the last three years. Classes are scheduled monthly. Please contact our DRE at dre@saintanselm.org to arrange for a Baptism and to enroll in a Baptismal Preparation Class. Families should be practicing Catholics. Please put “Baptism” in the header.

For more information on Adult Baptism, click here.


Confessions are heard in the church sacristy Tuesdays at 8:30AM, Fridays at 8:30AM, and Sundays at 10:45AM. Priest and penitent must wear face masks. FOR CHRISTMAS, Confessions will also be heard Thursdays (Dec. 9, 16, and 23) at 7:00PM sharp. The priest will only stay if people are in line and coming to Confession, so be sure to arrive on time, or early.

First Communion:

Preparation for First Communion requires two years of religious education starting with 1st grade. Please contact our Director of Religious Education for more information: dre@saintanselm.org. To enroll in our Sacrament Preparation Program, or for more information, click here.


For our Confirmation Program click here.

Adult preparation for Confirmation is arranged through the Director of Religious Education: (415) 453-2342 ext. 20, dre@saintanselm.org click here

Anointing of the Sick:

If you are undergoing surgery or facing a serious illness, please contact the pastor at (415) 453-2342 or by email at fr.brown@saintanselm.org to arrange for the reception of this Sacrament.


Weddings here are celebrated at 11:00am or 2:00pm on Saturdays.  Please call at least 6 months prior to the anticipated date of the wedding.  The priest or deacon will meet with you to set the wedding date.  There are a number of options available for the pre-marriage preparation.  A packet describing the options and explanation of many of the details of preparation for a wedding at St. Anselm Church is available. Please contact the pastor for more information. 415 453-2342 fr.brown@saintanselm.org